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Aestheticon’s broad spectrum of facials, classic or customized, medical peels, anti- aging procedures, microdermabrasion, HydraFacial™, diamond peel, meso-therapy, brightening, treatment of acne scars and pigmentation, non-surgical skin lifting by radio frequency, laser treatments etc. – for each and every skin type!

Single treatments or packages, our well-versed beauty therapist will analyze your skin type and looks forward to giving her professional advice.

Further classic Aestheticon procedures are:

– Laser Hair Removal: for body and face, ladies and gentlemen

– Skin surgery: skin tags, moles, warts, scar removal

– Fillers and botulinum toxin treatments

– Worldwide renowned specialties: Breast surgery & Facial surgery!

– Body Plastic/ Aesthetic Procedures: Easy Liposuction, body shaping/ lifting after severe weight loss, tummy tuck, Brazilian buttock lift, fat transfer, meso-therapy

– Hand & Foot Surgery: by German board certified hand surgeon

and much more….

 

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20/Aug/2018

Patients expect from their trusted physicians that those will advise them in regards of best possible options to achieve best possible treatment results. This is the patients’ right and is anyway the obligation of each doctor. The fundamentals of this right are derived from the Hippocratic Oath, which was written in the late 5th century BC.

From my experience, it is a matter of course that our patients’ needs can usually be satisfied. However, from time to time it can happen, that I need to tell a patient, that her/ his perception of the treatment result is not realistic and thus not achievable. This can be due to different reasons e. g. former misinformation regarding the treatment/ surgical options and expected results or for example the special condition of the respective patient.

If you need to make a decision, which doesn’t meet the patient’s expectations, the patient will understand the reasons and take gratefully the advice, if they feel that you act out of concern for their well being.

Only rarely it happens, that a patient will consult another doctor to hear what she/ he might like to hear, but I truly believe that professional advice for the benefit of the patient does not allow any compromises. Experience shows that those patients, who underwent a procedure elsewhere against better advice, eventually come back to have things rectified.


20/Aug/2018

Abdominoplasty

We all know what can happen to skin and soft tissue of the abdomen after pregnancy or major weight loss: An unsightly skin flap can remain, which does not respond well to conservative treatments or sport. The only solution to achieve a massive, long lasting and effective improvement is an abdominoplasty, also called tummy tuck.

During the surgery (of a full abdominoplasty e.g.) the total excess of fat and skin below the navel will be removed, the skin above the navel will be pulled down to cover the entire area and for a harmonization of the proportions, the belly button will be re-positioned.

In order to top off the surgical effect and to create a truly flat and toned abdomen with a long-lasting to permanent effect, I tighten routinely in addition the abdominal muscle which will function as an internal bodice. Depending on the case and necessity a liposuction can give the final touch.

The effect is not only visible immediately, but due to the double tightening up, it can be long-lasting or even permanent. Testimonials from patients confirm the longevity of the effect many years after surgery.

In conclusion: For those, who are not happy with their abdominal shape, I would advise to consult a plastic surgeon with a broad professional experience, who is capable to evaluate whether you will need a surgery or not, thus saving you time and money in the long run.


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20/Aug/2018

The hand disease called palmar fibrosis or Dupytren’s contracture is seen mainly in Europe, North America and Australia.

The disease leads to a development of connective tissue chords in the palm of the hand, which contract and bend the fingers towards a fist.

We know four stages with stage 1 being the beginning of the disease and stage 4 being the most severe stage with flexion of the fingers above 90 degrees. The exact cause is still unclear but linked to genes.

In the beginning, the disease can be treated by physiotherapy, but usually at some point in stage 2 a surgery is required. During the surgery all affected connective tissue chords will be removed and the underlying nerves, vessels and tendons will be saved.

The recurrence rate can be very high, if a non-experienced surgeon performs the surgery. It is crucial to stress that patients, who are suffering from Dupuytren’s contracture, should consult a hand specialist. Untreated the disease can lead to fingers being fixed to a fist without the ability to use the hand anymore.


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20/Aug/2018

“Can you avoid a rejuvenation surgery of face and eyes by undergoing repeatedly filler and/ or botulinumtoxin procedures?”

This topic is discussed quite controversially and the answer is not that simple.

Patients, who are looking for rejuvenation treatments of face and eye area, have the option to consult medical practitioners with different backgrounds, thus there can be more than one medical specialization engaged. According to their specializations, the practitioners will give their professional advice for a treatment, which can turn out very differently.

For instance, if a doctor does not perform surgeries at all, she or he will most probably advise to avoid surgeries and opt for non-invasive treatments for as long as possible. Does this work for a patient in his or her late 30’s? Yes, definitely, but maybe not that well for someone older than 45 years.

The crux is, that if you wait for too long before you opt for a surgery, the skin may have relaxed to an extend that an optimum result is difficult or not at all to achieve. Very often I need to tell patients, who are in their 60’s, and ask for my advice in my clinic, that it would have been better, if they had visited me a few years earlier. The majority of them tell me, that they have spent ten thousands of dollars over the past 2 decades for non-surgical treatments and that these procedures have not delivered the desired results after a certain age.

So what is the best solution? Every treatment has its rightful place for the right patient at the right time. A medical practitioner, who is able to offer both, non-surgical and surgical treatments of a broad spectrum, like a Plastic Surgeon, is the best person to seek advice regarding the right time/ age to opt for a surgery.

It has been shown over the last decades, that in order to achieve the best and longest lasting results with lifting procedures of face and eyes, the best average age bracket is between 45 and 55 years. In this age group you already see clear signs of ageing, but tissue quality and elasticity of the skin are still good enough to achieve an optimal lifting effect. On top of that, it plays an important role which surgical principals your surgeon follows and which technique is used, but that will be the topic of my next blog.


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The most common aesthetic procedures in the world are filler and botulinum toxin injections. Filler serve the purpose to smoothen deep wrinkles and adding volume to face and body where needed. Botulinum toxin is applied for dynamic wrinkles of the face by paralyzing the underlying muscle temporary.

The vast majority of fillers are not permanent, which means that they will be absorbed or metabolized by the body within 3 to 12 months depending on the ingredients and brand. Some fillers, meant for very deep injections to add volume, might stay for up to 18 months.

The vast majority of filler patients are pleased with the treatment results and continue to undergo this procedure in appropriate intervals. The filler is available readily and the procedure is quickly performed with little downtime afterwards.

However, those who seek long lasting or even permanent results with fillers, can’t be satisfied with the existing products. The best solution for them could be a fat transfer. The technique of injecting fat as body’s own tissue filler is described and already used worldwide for decades. There are sterile single-use kits available, which make the procedure safe and cost effective for patients and practitioners alike. One should know however, that fat cannot be used for very superficial fillings like intradermal injections. Otherwise there are no restrictions regarding the area and layer of injection.

Fat can be applied for facial filling including lips or even body contouring including buttocks and breasts. There is a downside however. Not all of the harvested and injected fat will survive in the injected area. On average, if done properly, up to 70% of the injected fat cells can stay alive and function as a permanent filler.

This fact requires the practitioner to “over-correct” to some extend while injecting and also to advise the patients, that touch up session might be necessary.

My approach is, that I recommend patients, who come for the first time for a filler treatment, to decide on ready-made fillers. This way the patients can experience the filling effect on a temporary basis and think of going for a longer lasting solution at the following filler session. If so, I usually propose fat filling to the patient.

Getting back to the question in the title: Yes, for those patients, who seek filler treatments on a regular basis, fat might be the best option as a long lasting solution.

 


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20/Aug/2018

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Whenever we meet somebody, the first look is at the eyes. This is the reason, why the orbital/ periorbital region is perceived as the most important part of the face, when creating an impression on another person.

The human face is divided into different aesthetic units; the periorbital region consists of the upper and lower eyelid, the eye socket, the eyebrows and the upper cheek area.

When aging, different parts of this area can age at different speeds. Usually the upper eyelids will start, drooping and creating some excess skin. Thereafter under eye bags may form and the lower eyelid skin will show wrinkles and laxity. Eventually eyebrows will drop , worsening the sagging of the upper eyelid skin.

When rejuvenating the periobital region, optimally these signs of ageing can be addressed in one and the same procedure. Most commonly upper and lower blepharoplasties or eyelid lifts are performed with or without eyebrow lifts.

Although upper eyelid lifts are usually effectively performed, unfortunately this does often not apply to lower eyelid lifts. In many cases, patients are quite rightly dissatisfied with the results due to insufficient surgical corrections. Utilizing the correct surgical techniques and having sufficient experience, one can achieve truly wonderful and long lasting rejuvenation effects, not only for the lower eyelid as such, but also for the entire mid face area. In the course of the surgery, excess fat from the periorbital area will be removed and used to spread over the bony rim of the eye socket and the muscle is used to lift and suspend the entire mid face area upwards, reversing signs of time. These changes proof to be long lasting, even after 10 years my patients appear still younger than before the surgery.

In conclusion, the periorbital rejuvenation surgery is a rewarding and long lasting improvement of the overall facial appearance and impression, provided that the surgical methods are correctly applied.  For optimal rejuvenation effects, patients need to make sure to choose a surgeon with extensive experience, who is also capable to include the mid face area in the lifting process.


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20/Aug/2018

When I was still living and working in Germany I saw almost every day patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Patients with this condition suffer from numbness of the first 3.5 fingers of the hand (thumb, index finger, middle finger and radial side of the ring finger). Sometime they can’t sleep a full night, because pain in the concerned hand wakes them up mainly in the early morning hours.

The underlying cause is an increased pressure on the median nerve, which runs through a tight tunnel when entering the hand on the wrist level. The reasons for this increased pressure can be very different, but Caucasians seems to suffer more frequently from this condition than others.

If conservative therapy doesn’t help a surgery is required to release the pressure from the nerve. This is been accomplished by dissecting a ligament called the transverse ligament in the wrist level which builds the “roof” of the carpal tunnel. Nowadays skilled hand surgeons perform this procedure in local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in a matter of minutes. Success rate is quite high and patients are usually relieved from pain the day after the surgery. However, if numbness was present, this may take up to 12 weeks to fully recover.

Look out for those who complain about not sleeping well anymore because they think they slept on their arm and this caused the hand to go numb, maybe they can be helped with a simple procedure.


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