The aim of this surgical speciality is twofold:
- To correct physical deformities due to accidents, trauma, tumours, genetic defects, etc. (reconstructive surgery).
- To modify certain physical aspects that are not to the patient’s liking with the aim of enhancing their beauty (cosmetic surgery).
Within reconstructive surgery, the most frequent interventions are for mastectomies, scars and burns.
Cosmetic surgery can cover practically any area of the body, the most common being facial surgery, breast surgery and body contouring.
Hospital Ochoa has a team of expert plastic surgeons specialised in various procedures so that patients can feel they’re in the best hands when it comes to achieving optimal aesthetic results.
Breast augmentation is the most requested surgery for women seeking to increase the volume of their breasts. This surgery is carried out by inserting a breast implant in a minimally invasive way and with fantastic results.
It is chiefly prescribed for:
- Improving the breasts’ shape and/or size in people who do not feel comfortable with their current volume.
- Restoring the natural shape of the breast after pregnancy, significant weight loss or simply as a result of the passage of time.
The qualified professionals at Hospital Ochoa will advise each patient on the best treatment for their particular situation. During the first appointment with the plastic surgeon, all aspects will be evaluated in order to design a tailor-made solution that meets the desired results. The patient’s general health and potential risk factors may also be studied and assessed, and all procedures are carried out in our modern and safe facilities.
Breast augmentation can be performed in three ways:
Areolar: A small incision is made around the nipple through which the implant is inserted. Due to the darker texture of the areola, the scar is usually camouflaged quite well. This procedure is most commonly used for correcting breast asymmetry or for reconstruction.
Transaxillary: This technique is conducted through the armpit with a surgical camera, thereby leaving no scar on the breast.
Inframammary: The incision is made in the naturally occurring fold under the breast. The inframammary approach is the most popular option as it is simple to perform and the scar is well-concealed.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
An abdominoplasty is a procedure that flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. The result is a firmer tummy area, which is why demand for this technique is on the rise amongst both men and women.
The cosmetic surgeons at Hospital Ochoa have extensive experience in performing abdominoplasties. The procedure barely requires a month’s recovery, and the scar will not be noticeable as it is located in the lower waist area and therefore will be concealed under any type of clothing.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
Blepharoplasty (also called eyelid surgery or eye lift) is a non-invasive procedure that repairs droopy eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat.
The passage of time causes our eyelids to lose their natural elasticity, producing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. The end result is an eye region that appears tired and weathered. Blepharoplasty is the best solution for making the eye area appear younger and alert again.
With a short recovery period, this is one of the most requested surgical treatments given the importance of facial expression.
At Hospital Ochoa we have the best team of surgeons specialised in blepharoplasty so that your eyes and face can look rejuvenated and radiant.
Rhinoplasty (nose job)
Rhinoplasty is the cosmetic surgery that corrects any aesthetic defect of the nose, such as:
- The overall size of the nose
- The shape of the tip or the nasal bridge
- The angle between the nose and the mouth and/or forehead
- The nostril openings
- Reconstruction after any malformation or contusion
- Beautification of birth injuries or birth defects
- Improve breathing
- Eliminate the dorsal hump
Several factors need to be considered prior to any type of rhinoplasty, so that the final result is in keeping with the general aesthetics of the face, and the anatomy of the olfactory system is not adversely affected.
Hospital Ochoa’s professional team of aesthetic surgeons will evaluate every patient’s case in a personalised way. The first appointment is completely free of charge.
Face-lift and neck-lift
The passage of time adds sagging and wrinkling to the face and neck, as well as skin blemishes. Years of sun exposure, pollution and other factors, will cause the skin to lose its natural elasticity and create wrinkles and folds. These can all be corrected with a face-lift and/or neck-lift.
The face-lift is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries due to its high efficacy in erasing signs of aging. By eliminating excess skin and re-tightening the facial muscles, patients achieve a smoother, more luminous and youthful appearance.
Many people nowadays live an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle with bad eating habits and a lack of exercise. As a result, far too many people are overweight or even obese. People whose self-esteem is negatively affected by their own weight and/or body shape have a definitive solution in liposuction.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries as it is very efficient in removing localised fat via small suction tubes called cannulas. The procedure does not require hospitalisation, recovery takes about 21 days, and the results will be visible from the very first moment.
Treatment at Hospital Ochoa has the added advantage that instead of just removing the fat it can be moved around to other areas for enhanced muscle tone or shapeliness. This procedure is known as liposculpture.