Electrical injuries comprise only a small fraction of burn injuries admitted to specialized centers. High voltage injuries may not be survivable. The flow of current through the body interferes with tissues conducting electricity on their own (nerves, heart) and expends its energy on tissues with highest resistance, the bones, causing high temperature damage from the […]
This strategy of reconstruction uses the patient’s own tissues to shape a breast mound. There are several advantages, which make autologous reconstruction the method of choice in a variety of situations. Breast reconstruction to correct the deformities arising from breast cancer treatments (mastectomy, quadrantectomy) is a frequent request, given that one out of eight women […]
The correlation between structure and appearance is most straightforward when the skeleton is involved. Today’s case involved a young women after a motor vehicle accident more than a decade ago. The forehead was uneven, the brows in unequal position, old hardware palpable over the roof of the eye socket and the nose was crooked and […]
All too often a difference is made between reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, most often to elevate the status of reconstructive surgery and lower the one of cosmetic surgery. I am a cosmetic surgeon and I do complex reconstrucive surgery. So I never could understand how someone could come up with something so artificial, neither based […]
A not infrequent request by male clients is the “six pack” stomach and if there is a cosmetic procedure to enhance/produce it. The look of a “six pack” stomach is created by a very well trained midline muscle group – two about 10cm wide muscles on each side of the midline running from the chest […]
My history of breast reduction is probably typical and representative of most women seeking breast reduction surgery. I am thirty years old and have had large breasts from my teenage years. It was really uncomfortable for me as my shoulder and back would hurt from the weight. In addition, because of the size of my […]
Understanding of the “ideal, beautiful, normal” is always the first step preceding any cosmetic breast enhancement surgery, such as breast augmentation, breast implants, breast lift or breast reduction in our Caribbean plastic surgery clinic at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery, Trinidad and Tobago.
Breast cancer affects one out of eight women over their life time in the US. All current treatment strategies have a surgical component, which ranges from a lumpectomy to a modified radical mastectomy. As a consequence, different degrees of deformity arise, from mild asymmetry to complete absence of both breasts. The physical deformity has a […]
Despite its overwhelming media presence plastic surgery continues to be the most misunderstood surgical specialty. It is my contention that this is the case because plastic surgery does not claim any specific disease (e. g. coronary artery disease in case of cardiac surgery) as its own nor does it focus on any single organ system […]
Short scar breast reduction in Trinidad provides a vertical scar and a vertical concept – the entire movement of the breast is in an upward direction. Projection of the breast is also increased and the shape becomes more conical, closer to a youthful ideal. Shorter scars mean improved appearance and shorter recovery.