Nigeria has about 176 million people with many people located in major cities and town because of work and technology. Nigeria economic is a growing economy and therefore medical tourism needs to be explored. There are well over 200 Plastic Surgeons in Nigeria with major Plastic Surgeons located in Teaching Hospitals.
There has always been high demand on Plastic Surgery procedures e.g. Liposuction, Tummy tucking, Botox, Derma fillers, Skincare issues and so on. But because of misunderstanding and untrust for the medical system, many people would prefer to go abroad for treatment. However, a lot of money is being lost to medical tourism running into billions of naira.
There is also the syndrome of bringing in Plastic Surgeon from Abroad to help during procedures. There are however a lot of complain because some of these people do not get medical practice clearance from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. Some do not have good standing with their country medical board and therefore look for cheap medical practice leverage.
Our concern also goes to those who go to overseas for procedures with no proper follow up therefore making them an easy target and where there are complications after the procedures, there will not be anyone to manage them or they end up in the hand of the same people they do not trust. With this, the patient is aggrieved.
In a small Plastic Surgery Clinic situated at Surulere, some of these procedures are done and our people are realizing that things can still be done properly. Procedures like liposucturing, tummy tucking, breast lift, breast reduction, blepharoplasty, face lift, thigh lift, arm lift, Botox, Derma filler, fat grafting, skin grafting, scar revision, laser procedures, gynaecomastic, contractive release, burn wound management, acute burn, cleft lip and palate to mention a few.
Plastic/Aesthetic Surgery in Nigeria
What is liposucturing?
Liposucturing is a minimally invasive surgery done to shape the body. Liposuction is a minimal risk procedure which is safe and use in improved reshaping of the body. Liposuction does not require you spending days after the procedure, you can return to daily activity as soon as you feel comfortable. The procedure is not a whole day thing, its takes few hours or less and you’re ready to go. Fat removed from one part of the body can be injected to other part where contouring is desired (fat transfer).This same fat can serve as good substitute for prosphetic implants or silicon implant which we noticed n many especially the pigment skin that they are averse to it.
Areas of concern for body sculpturing are the abdomen, thighs, breasts, hips, pubis, buttocks, male breast tissue (gynaecomastia), chin/neck, back of the arms, the love handles, the legs and the forehand.
How it works
In our clinic, we make use of the power assisted liposuction machine (2015 edition Moller) with tumescent technique in liposuction and fat transfer. This technique uses cannula that has a spinning end to break the fat while the fat is being suctioned. In this procedure we use standard markings and incisions less than 5mm to pass the cannula under the skin to the fat layer while the cannula with a spinning end breaks the deep and superficial fats and simultaneously suck the fats.
This technique has been proven to reduce bruising and bleeding, less risk and discomfort. Liposuction is usually done as an outpatient procedure in our properly equipped clinic for localized areas of the body especially when there is no other major procedure to be done. In general, it does not require an overnight hospital stay unless a large volume of fat is being removed or additional procedure is done. Local anesthesia is used in some cases and you may or may not be given a sedative to help you relax. If a large area or volume of fat is being removed, general anesthesia or deep sedation with a local anesthetic may be used.
Our fat transfer is by use of Tulip cannula an American device after careful separation of the fat before transfer is done to request areas of the body e.g. the butt or the face.
What to Be Concern About!!!
Liposuction should be done only by a doctor who has special training in liposuction and surgery of the skin and knows how to respond to complications during surgery. You will also be at less risk for complications if liposuction is not done at the same time with other cosmetic procedures.
Common side effects of liposuction include:
• Temporary swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness in and around the treated areas.
• Irritation and minor scarring around the incision sites where the cannulas were inserted.
• Baggy or rippling skin. The skin will usually tighten and retract after a few months. But in some people the skin may remain somewhat loose.
• Draining from point of entry of the cannula which usually stop after 48 hours
Other procedure amenable to liposuction is Gynaecomastia
Gynaecomastia is an enlargement of the male breast gland because of a hormonal imbalance, drugs or disease. The appearance of an enlarged breast may be ascribed to pseudogynecomastia, a symptom of excess fat which deposits on the chest. Treatment of gynecomastia may involve medication or surgical. Gynecomastia is not physically harmful, but in some cases it may be an indicator of other more serious underlying conditions, such as testicular cancer, liver disease and so on. Use of drugs like cimetidine (drugs for ulcer), use of social drugs like Marijuana and it may be due to prepridevtal. Gynaecomastia may involve one or both breast.
- Medical treatment of gynaecomastia is effective when done within the first two years after the start of male breast enlargement. Other options;
- Laser liposuction-assisted mastectomy and liposuction (mechanical)
- In our center we use liposuction to deal with the fat and surgery to remove the breast if there is associated glandular involvement
- Liposuction will not reduce the breast tissue but surgery will do.
Stretch marks occur when skin doesn’t bounce back after it’s been stretched due to pregnancy, rapid weight gain, extreme weight loss, or use of toning and bleaching products. Hence, stretch marks seem to be caused, literally, by stretching of the skin.
Many has been asking how effective, how true can stretch marks be treated. Some even wish the stretch could disappear overnight; the truth is we can assure you best treatment that can rejuvenate and bring back the beauty of your skin.
How We Work
We use the fraxel or fractional laser or simply called the CO2 in the treatment of stretch mark.
With a fraxel or CO2 laser, you are surer of the result of treatment. This laser works on two principles which is removing some layer of the skin involve and also sending heat to the dermis to stimulate more collagen formation.
The first few days will cause reddening and darkening of the area involve with exfoliation and discomfort.
Subsequently there will be total removal of the stretch mark in the involve area because new skin formation and collagen formation in the involved area.
The down time is between 2-4 weeks and you are sure of a clear new skin. This procedure requires multiple sessions especially if they are old stretch mark.
There is also option of micro needling, derma brasion and chemical peeling with combine use of medical products to cause new cell renewal and collagen stimulation.
The areas treated with the CO2 laser or fraxel laser might be sore for some days but the skin strength and integrity is restored back in no time. Other functions of the CO2 laser include vaginal tightening, acne scars, post burn scars, keloids, hypertrophic scars, wrinkles, pigment removal, skin resurfacing etc.
Just in case you’re too far from our clinic and thinking about the distance, do not be discourage, you can place order for some of our products which in fact its effective as you can expect. Just simply combine any of the following products:-Copper Serum, SND Corrector, and Intensive Scar repair with Microneedle Roller.
These products contain medical ingredients that either increase or stimulate collagen formation.
Common complications are:
• Superficial wound
LASER VAGINA REJUVENATION (VAGINAL TIGHTENING)
Women are not only concern about their body; they feel more concern about their Vaginal. Some men even categories women base on how wide or loose the vaginal. They seem to forget age, child birth, how frequently they make love to their woman affect the firmness of the vaginal. Some are even opting for caesarian section to reduce this effect. Loose Vagina is one of the most embarrassing problems that can negatively affect a satisfied relationship and vaginal dryness which is extremely uncomfortable and painful during sex may be misinterpreted by your partner as uncaring attitude and lack of interest in sex. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is about a one-hour outpatient procedure designed to enhance sexual gratification. While the details of this procedure will be discussed with the Consultant during your consultation, it is important to understand the primary goal of vaginal tightening is to enhance sexual gratification for the patient. This is achieved by reducing the external diameter of the vagina and tightening the internal muscles to a patient’s specifications, thereby increasing friction experienced during intercourse. It also increases the collagen production in the mucous layer in the vagina area leading to more firm introitus.
Patients with involuntary loss of urine with coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, or sex can have their stress urinary incontinence corrected along with enhancement of sexual gratification with Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation
This is a common skin problem that affects both young and old, either in the active phase or reminiscences stage with scarring of the face, arm, back and shoulder. While it may sound funny from our observation and experience, acne affects teenagers and it is also common in people in their early age. Many adult are also living with the consequence of acne they had in past or the complications from the acne or as a result of products recommended by people or cosmetic shops.
It should be clear that a block or clog of the skin pore will result into acne after the sebaceous gland secretion fails to get to the surface of the skin. In addition there are also organisms in or on the skin that facilitate more oil product with resultant effect of more acne or oil production. A lot of people having active acne, in addition to excess oil secretion, while people look for solution, many problems therefore occur as a result of using all sorts of skin care products.
What can be done?
Understanding of what is good and appropriate for the face is very important. Treatment of the menace starts from visit of specialist doctor or getting the right recommendation of products.
Treatment with a peel ranging from Vitamin A propionate peel, one of our Favourites peel with no downtime. You come in for the peel and you don’t peel at all which means you can go home and to work the same hour without any skin flaking after the treatment and the resultant reduction and clearance of the black spots. With subsequent application of our acne solution and a mandelic cleanser you are sure to have a radiant skin.
Other recommendations are the use of Vitamin C serum or Vitamin A propionate cream which will help with the spots or Hyperpigmentation.
Our Derma bright is also very good for Hyperpigmented spots but this should be separated from dark circle around the eyes which is as a result of breakdown of blood and blood products due to stress.
Glutathione Skin Whitening Treatment
Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps whiten the skin, synthesize and repair DNA, facilitate the recycling of vitamins C and E and it is made of all-natural amino acids that occur in nature and are beneficial to our bodies. Glutathione can be found in many healthy foods that people eat on a regular basis, some of which are actually considered among the healthiest foods in the world such as asparagus, broccoli, spinach, garlic, raw tomatoes and avocadoes however they won’t actually work to whiten your skin because of low amount gotten from this foods.
Glutathione is commonly taken in pill form or it can also be taken via intravenous injection, though you’ll need to visit your dermatologist to have this procedure done. Glutathione injections are highly effective and as such many dermatologists recommend Glutathione injections because they get 100-percent of the dose into your bloodstream. This antioxidant slows your body’s aging process and helps the body to detoxify. Most people use glutathione in the treatment of skin blemishes such as moles, freckles, uneven skin tone, age spot, skin patches, spots, wrinkles and getting a light skin. Therefore it is the best anti-aging product in the market now. It can also be done in combination with other skin procedures to enhance the effect of the drug
How Alkaline Wash Works
The system is a unique formula that takes the pH of the skin to the opposite end of the pH Scale. The alkaline wash has the ability to turn the pH of the skin from 5.6 to a pH of 12 in under three minutes. This action completely softens the skin cells. This dissolving action works on scar tissue, facial hair, razor bumps, acne on male backs and any unwanted hair on any part of the body without the use of harmful acids. This method is highly effective for the treatment of dark spot pigmentation problems.
It is a highly effective and versatile skin revision method that delivers radical results in a very short time. Many users have found ALKALINE WASH to be a superior tool when treating difficult conditions such as pigmentation, acne, resurfacing scar removal and stretch marks.
ALKALINE WASH Works For:
Deep wrinkles and lines
Rosacea (Redness of nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead)
Hardened skin and callouses on the feet
Remove excess facial hair
Botox in Facial Ageing
Botox as it name may sound is not used for the butt, but rather to cancel out wrinkles in common areas of the body like the face and the neck. Botulinium toxin injections are use to temporarily paralyze muscle activities in specific areas of the body. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin used to make Botox (Allergan) and some other brand names. There’re 7 types of Botulinium toxins, which are: botulinium toxin A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Botulinium toxin A and C are the recommended and widely used Botox.
Mode of Action/How it works
Botox blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which triggers the muscle contractions that create wrinkles. Botox works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the
Underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet. The needles use in
Administering Botox is so thin and fine that the procedure is often painless. It should only be
Injected with sterile instruments in a doctor’s office or a medical spa, not at Botox parties at your
Local nail salon or neighbour’s living room. Results are visible within one week after treatment and remain for a minimum of six months and more. Though it could be longer or shorter in duration based on the muscle built ad activity in the specific area of the body. Depending on the extent of treatment, the procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to 20 minutes.
The most common use of these injections is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles, such as:
• Frown lines between the eyebrows
• Crow’s-feet (the lines that fan out from the corners of the eyes)
• Forehead furrows (the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows)
• Ocular muscle spasms disorder
• Problem with eye coordination
• Severe armpit perspiration (excessive sweating).
• Migraine headaches
• Overactive bladder/ Urinary incontinence
Common Side Effect
Botox cosmetic may cause headache, nausea, flu-like symptoms loss of strength or general
muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness after taking Botox cosmetic. If this happens, do
not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities. These side effects usually
resolve within hours or days.
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