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 […]
I recently had a tummy tuck with liposuction performed by Dr. Schleich at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery. The experience was excellent and my end results met the greatest expectations. Dr. Schleich was so interactive and professional. He provides his patients with an accurate diagnosis and realistic expectations regarding a tummy tuck. What amazed me […]
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 […]
Mini abdominoplasty – tummy tuck, full abdominoplasty – tummy tuck, panniculectomy – excision of fat and skin only – and liposuction and liposculpture each have a specific set of indications, deformities addressed and possible improvements. The main determinants influencing the optimal choice of procedure are skin elasticity, excess of fat and laxity of the musculofascial […]
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.
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 […]
SAFELipo liposuction is a surgical technique with a growing reputation to deliver what clients are looking for at our Caribbean plastic surgery clinic at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery – better appearance, smoother contours. SAFE is an acronym for the three steps of the sculpting process – separation, aspiration, fat equalization. The first step separates the fat from connective tissues and particularly blood vessels and nerves while avoiding much of the trauma to the latter normally caused by laser, ultrasound and negative pressure.
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 […]