At Nordetia we perform non-surgical blepharoplasty, using ideal aesthetic medical techniques for non-ablative rejuvenation of the area around the eye. With the direct visual contact with we have with each other in everyday life, our focus is usually drawn to on other people’s eyes. For this reason it is totally understandable to want the eye area to remain attractive. The medical knowledge currently available on the physical ageing of the eyelids means that we can now apply techniques with similar results to surgery in terms of how long they last, but without all the disadvantages of going into the operating theatre or a long recovery period. Keep on reading to find out more about this facial rejuvenation technique. Dra. Marjorie Garcerant Tafur, Director of Nordetia Clinics Madrid Vaguada and specialist in comprehensive aesthetic medicine explains what it is all about.

Advantages of non-surgical blepharoplasty

At Nordetia we use plasma technology, the very latest, safest and most effective tool for treating loose skin, wrinkles, age spots and yellow marks (among other aesthetic issues) found around the eye, without surgical intervention. These are some of the benefits:

  • The technique is non-invasive, so it is particularly recommended for people with excess skin or drooping eyelids who do not wish to undergo surgical blepharoplasty.
  • The doctor can design and customise the eyelid retraction.
  • There are no changes to eye expression.
  • This treatment is not limited to the eyelid; it also includes rejuvenation of the entire area around the eye.
  • The procedure is painless, as it is performed under a combined anaesthetic technique that can be adjusted to the client’s individual pain threshold.

Non-surgical blepharoplasty using plasma technology

Laser treatment must be performed by a qualified doctor, who uses a light, versatile laser head, carefully applies strategically places “shots” of a kind of energy called plasma. This causes a tiny surface mark the size of a pin-head, without damaging the surrounding skin. The technique sublimates the superficial corneocytes (cells in the upper layer of the epidermis), without causing bleeding or bruising. The resulting lesion causes the skin to visibly and immediately retract. This is a fast and safe procedure, followed by temporary swelling or inflammation and the appearance to tiny 1.5mm scabs, which fall off after 3 to 7 days. The new skin is fresh, rosy, flexible and tightened.

Frequently asked questions about non-surgical blepharoplasty

How long do the results last?

Between 3 and 6 years.

Do you have any pre- and post-treatment tips for non-surgical plasma technology blepharoplasty

  • You should avoid exposure to sunlight for one week prior to treatment and four weeks afterwards.
  • Use sunscreen (min. SPF 50) for three months after treatment if you are going out in the sun.
  • Cleanse the treated areas pH neutral soap and water twice a day until the scabs have all gone.
  • Attend a follow-up appointment 4-6 weeks after treatment.
  • Consult your specialist for ongoing treatment and cosmetic recommendations.

Information of interest

This technique has a recovery period of one week, during which time any side effects or complications can be quickly detected for timely treatment.

Number of sessions

A touch-up can be performed at a follow-up appointment, or you can undergo as many sessions as necessary to retract all the excess tissue.

Possible complications

  • Hyperpigmentation, if the specialist’s recommendations are not followed.
  • Local swelling that does not go down after 48 hours.
  • Hypersensitivity in the treated area.

Hyaluronic acid (HA), a molecule found in many of our body’s tissues, has become a star 21st-century beauty product. Our skin needs it to maintain the hydration levels to keep it supple and firm.

According to specialists, up to the age of 20, our bodies generate it on their own, but as one gets older, they no longer synthesise it in the same way, hence the first signs of ageing start to appear.

If you are over 20 and have started to notice your skin is more dehydrated, the first wrinkles have started to appear on your face and your epidermis is not as elastic and supple as when you were younger, don’t despair, just read the following post. It not only talks about HA, but also explains the state-of-the-art technology for optimising results. This technique has its own name: SISTHAEMA HEVO T and has just had an enormously successful launch at the 35th Congress of the Spanish Aesthetic Medicine Society.

Dra.Marjorie Garcerant Tafur, Director of Nordetia Clinics Madrid Vaguada, specialist in comprehensive aesthetic medicine and expert in the application protocol for SISTHAEMA HEVO T, explains all you need to know about the top ranking active ingredient.Are you ready to ‘sisthaematise’? Welcome to the new era of Aesthetic Medicine!

What is SISTHAEMA HEVO T?

SISTHAEMA HEVO T is a dermal bio-regenerator, consisting of fragments of non-reticulated HA, with fragments of 20 to 38 monomers, two molecular weights and 1% trehalose (a molecule-stabilising disaccharide).

It has a mean molecular weight of 1.4 Mda (megadaltons) and is bound to the trehalose that protects the HA from enzymatic and oxidative degradation. It is a highly effective cell membrane stabiliser and highly hygroscopic (capable of attracting water).

What does it provide in practical terms? It is basically very pure HA, which has excellent hydrating properties while providing a powerful tissue lift effect due to the added collagen formation. The results are immediate and long-lasting, and it is easy and almost painless to inject. Secondary effects are minimal. On rare occasions there might be some swelling or a haematoma, i.e., as occurs with other types of HA.

With in vivo use, the ionisation of its carboxyl groups means HA is capable of creating chemical complexes with large numbers of water molecules, forming very high viscosity hyaluronates, which permit its easy integration into the tissue. Inject into the dermis, it increases the quantity of water and induces collagen formation by the fibroblasts (the most important cell responsible for giving firmness to the skin).

SISTHAEMA HEVO T is completely biocompatible, biodegradable and non-allergenic, as shown in numerous evaluation tests, such as the tests for: biocompatibility, citotoxicity, intracutaneous reaction, mutagenicity, protein dose, acute toxicity, subacute toxicity, 4-week muscle implants and acute systemic injection.

What does the SISTHAEMA HEVO T application protocol consist of?

‘SISTHAEMA HEVO T is injected in the deep dermis, subcutaneous layer or surface tissue with a 30 G needle, i.e. the second smallest diameter on the market. This means the injection is virtually imperceptible.

The SISTHAEMA HEVO T application protocol consists of three two-weekly sessions, after which there are booster sessions every one to three months, depending on how the skin responds and the client’s age.

This is useful for obtaining what we term the ‘individual cutaneous therapeutic index’, which means that each skin has different needs; indeed, the same skin might even have different needs from one appointment to another and, as physicians, we must considered each client on the current status of the skin, to prevent and treat signs of the passage of time (which we no longer calls signs of ageing) whatever the age, depending on each individual’s characteristics’.

Are there any contraindications or secondary effects with SISTHAEMA HEVO T?

‘It may be said that SISTHAEMA HEVO T is practically innocuous.It is only contraindicated in pregnant women, in people with local infections or facial or dental inflammatory processes, in people with autoimmune disease and in clients on anticoagulants.

Furthermore, SISTHAEMA HEVO T does not usually produce side effects. On very rare occasions, some form of erythema, oedema or haematoma might appear, which clears up spontaneously without consequences in less than 48 hours.

‘With SISTHAEMA HEVO T, we have entered a new era in aesthetic medicine, as this is the most innovative technology for optimising results from HA known to date.

In short, SISTHAEMA HEVO T is an HA with all its hydrating properties and its excellent, well known, safety profile, which is capable of stimulating collagen formation, behaving in the most physiological way possible in the tissue’.

SISTHAEMA HEVO T is highly recommendable, either for preventing the signs of ageing or combatting them directly, if you are already at that stage. Another of its major benefits is that it is suitable for all kinds of skins and ages .Its enormous anti-ageing power prevents the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin, as well as loss of hydration and volume to the face.

Is it true that we all like large breasts? Details from the sector suggest that every year in Spain 18,000 breast enlargements or mammoplasty procedures are performed. Mammoplasty is the medical name for this surgical technique, which is also the most commonly used procedure.

However, clients do not always visit an aesthetic medicine centre with size issues. Breast asymmetry and malformations are another reason a women may take the decision to have an operation.

Breast development in women is directly related to hormones. This process usually begins between the ages of 7 and 14, although full development is usually between 13 and 18. However in some cases there is abnormal hormone production and this can result in certain deformities, commonly known as  Tuberous breast disorder. To find out more about this topic, keep reading.

What are tuberous breasts?

Tuberous breasts (also known as tubular breasts, constrained breasts or conical breasts) are an anomaly that occurs during development, which can affect either one or both of a woman’s breasts. This malformation is particularly evident on the underside and lateral parts of the breast. The appearance is that of breast too far apart, with a short underside and a “tubular” or “conical” shape to a greater or lesser extent. In many cases there is a degree of drooping and herniation of the areola which may also be too large in diameter, i.e. it bulges due to the pressure exerted by the mammary gland. The “ice-cream cone” appearance of the breast can lead to as much, or even more of a complex as small breasts, with an effect on self-esteem and personal relationships.

Why do they happen?

Tuberous breasts are more common than it seems. Approximately 40% of women who come to a centre for breast surgery do so because of tuberous breasts.

As the body develops, the tissue covering the mammary gland may present a defect in the form of excess stiffness, and it fails to expand properly as the breast gradually grows. In this way the growing mammary gland becomes trapped in the rigid skin and tends to herniate and bulge through the point of least resistance, which is the fine skin of the areola and nipple.

Main features of tuberous breasts

  • Shortage of tissue and narrow breast base.
  • Large areolae.
  • Herniation of the mammary gland inside the areola.
  • High sub-mammary groove.
  • Asymmetry.
  • Ptosis or drooping of the breast.

Types of tuberous breast disorder

  • Grade I: Tissue deficit on the internal lower internal quadrant of the breast.
  • Grade II: Tissue deficit in both lower quadrants.
  • Grade III: Deficit in all quadrants.

What does tuberous breast repair surgery involve?

In general, clients will ask for a breast enlargement without knowing that what they actually need is for their breasts to be reshaped and the lower sections of the breasts enlarged to improve their appearance and correct their shape.

At Nordetia Clinics we have one of the best Plastic, Aesthetic and Repair Surgery teams, experts in the correction of the abnormality and shape of this breast disorder. At your first consultation you will have a full breast examination (size, shape consistency, skin condition, level of tuberosity), as there are different surgical techniques and it is important to choose the right one for each case.

Specialists stress the important of proper assessment for tuberous breast correction, as, in milder cases, some women think they simply have small breasts.

No two tuberous breast corrections are the same. The surgeon must adapt the surgical technique to the degree of breast asymmetry, the shape of the breast, the client’s physiognomy and the condition of the breast tissue. Where a breast lift is required, the areolae need to be reduced or raised, or in severe cases of tuberosity with major asymmetry, the surgeon will need to use a periareolar approach. On the other hand, with average levels of tuberosity, the incision will be the same as for a breast lift or mastopexy (vertical or an inverted T)

The length of the procedure will also vary depending on the complexity of each case, but it is usually lasts around two hours, with an overnight stay in hospital.

Results

Thanks to this procedure, at Nordetia Clinics we can help our clients to have a more natural and symmetrical breast shape, correcting the initial malformation and repairing the herniation of the breast base. The results are truly excellent, helping you feel good about yourself and allowing you to regain your self-confidence and the self-esteem that you may well have lost.

Tell everyone about it! Today we are going to tell you everything you need to know about removing varicose veins. According to experts, 75% of Spaniards have varicose veins or a similar issue such as: heavy legs, tingling, cellulitis…Hormonal disorders, lack of exercise, pregnancy, excess weight, smoking and genetic propensity are some of the factors that lead to these problems. This issue can affect both men and women, however, due to hormonal problems, women are more prone to vascular issues than men.

At Nordetia we offer the most advanced and effective techniques available to remove varicose veins both non-surgically and using minimally invasive microsurgery procedures. Read on to find out more.

What are varicose veins?

They are permanent dilations of superficial veins, most commonly occurring in the legs. The condition only affects humans, and so far no single cause has been identified.

What are the symptoms?

In addition to varicose veins (a sign of vascular disease), the most common symptoms are pain, heavy legs, cramps and swelling of the legs.

Why is it important to remove varicose veins?

Varicose veins are not a purely aesthetic issue; they are also indicative of a serious pathology that should not be underestimated, as it has a significant negative effect on quality of life: night cramps, feeling of heaviness, numbness, burning sensation, itching and swollen feet and ankles.

Varicose veins can appear in different parts of our body, such as the pelvis, oesophagus or digestive tract, although they are most commonly found in the legs.

How many types of varicose veins are there?

Broadly speaking, there are 2 types of varicose veins in the legs: Saphenous and reticular or “spider” veins.

Are there treatments that can effectively remove varicose veins?

Yes. The choice of one method or another will depend on the type of veins the patient presents and the doctor’s diagnosis. This is done by an ultrasound scan using the venous Doppler test in the affected area. It is therefore essential to undergo preliminary examinations to selecting the most appropriate technique and guarantee the best possible results.

What techniques are used to remove varicose veins?

Non-surgical techniques

This technique consists of the infiltration of medication (in liquid or microfoam form) in the varicose vein, causing an alteration in its internal wall which leads to fibrosis and subsequent closure of the treated varicose vein. This solution is totally effective, even in larger varicose veins.

These are procedures performed with infiltration of medication in the form of microfoam or by fitting a catheter into the vein to be treated, which is removed over the course of the procedure. These techniques represent the latest technology in the treatment of large varicose veins.

Minimally invasive microsurgery procedures

This is a microsurgery procedure consisting of the elimination of dilated veins. Out-patient phlebectomy is performed with minimal incisions, which do not require stitches or leave scars.

Aesthetic medical techniques

  • Deep pressure therapy: air pressure is used over certain points of the legs to improve blood circulation.
  • Radiofrequency ablation: radio waves are used to generate heat and block off the varicose veins.
  • Carboxytherapy: carbon dioxide gas is used to improve the blood and lymphatic return that may be causing the varicose veins to appear.

Will they reappear?

Given that the hereditary factor has the most influence on this condition, it is unlikely, but nevertheless feasible that your varicose veins may come back in the future. Some people remain free of them for years, while others unfortunately need to undergo yearly treatment to keep the problem at bay.

Tips for preventing varicose veins

  • Avoid standing or sitting for extended periods. If this is not possible, it is advisable to keep your legs moving regularly.
  • Walk or do flexion exercises with your feet.
  • Rest with your legs raised about 15 cm above the heart to facilitate venous return.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, very hot baths and saunas, as these cause vasodilation and can make the symptoms worse.
  • Shower daily running cold water over your legs, starting at the feet and moving upwards in circular motions.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing on the legs and arms is this affects the return of blood through the superficial veins.

More and more people are adopting healthier lifestyles, yet they still have a build-up of fatty tissue or “tummy rolls” that are difficult to shift, no matter how hard we try. According to a recent study, excess fat localised in specific areas of the body is the top concern for men, and the second for women. In fact, 60% of those questioned would be willing to undergo non-surgical treatment to get rid of it.

Critical areas Abdomen (for 79%), flanks (56%) inner and outer thigh (37% and 32% respectively) and arms (24%). When it comes to solution, 80% prefer non-surgical treatment and only 6% would opt for surgery.

In this post we will give you all the information for effectively removing those localised build-up of fat than concern you so much.

You´ll be amazed to find out everything you can do to solve this problem. One piece of advice: cold treatments are your best ally. To find out more, keep reading…

What is localised fat?

Localised fat is characterised by the disproportionate increase in fat cells located in the hypodermis. It tends to accumulate in the thighs and abdomen, and it is one of the most difficult things to shift (it tends to be stubborn), without resorting to treatment.

Each one of use can accumulate localised fat in any specific area of the body, however the lower abdomen, buttocks and outer thighs are the most common of these.

Localised fat deposits are found in the subcutaneous part of the skin and are very different from visceral fat, i.e. the fat covering the organs.

What is the the best solution for removing localised fat?

 Cryolipolysis is scientifically effective, safe and non-invasive technique for removing stubborn fat that does not respond to a healthy diet or exercise regime. Specialists agree that it works especially well in people who are not overweight but accumulate localised fat on the belly, hips, inner thighs, knees, arms or bra line.

This treatment manages to eliminate the adipocytes using cold therapy. At Nordetia we use a safe and effective technology, CryocoolMax, which keeps the temperature at -8º C, to ensure the safety of the client, freezing the fat in the area to be treated.

This is possible because adipocytes or fat cells are highly sensitive to cold. Subjecting adipose tissue to low temperatures causes apoptosis or planned cell death.

Who are the best candidates for cryolipolysis?

The “ideal” client is one at a normal weight but with localised areas of fat, normally on the flanks and abdomen, or those who are slightly overweight. The results are an evident reduction in weight measurement and therefore in volume, around 1 and 3 cm per session.

Which are the areas where localised fat can be removed?

  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Flanks
  • Double chin
  • Buttocks
  • Inner knee
  • Inner thigh

It is important to remember that localised fat removal treatment reduces the volume of fat, but they are not slimming methods.

Are the results of cryolipolysis permanent?

Yes. The fat cells removed during the procedure will not return. The body’s metabolism will eliminate them, but it must be remembered that the results will be much more effective is combined with a balanced diet and taking some kind of regular exercise.

Which areas of the body are the most commonly treated using cryolipolysis in men? And women?

Women are the ones who request this type of treatment most often, yet more and more men are starting to take the plunge and find out about the benefits. Men are most concerned about the abdomen and flanks.

Women tend to choose, primarily, the flanks, abdomen and hips, areas where the most stubborn fat usually builds up, fat that is difficult to remove with healthy eating and physical exercise.

What time of year is the most advisable to undergo cryolipolysis?

The results of these treatments do not take long to appear and recovery is immediate, meaning that any time of year, even the summer, is ideal for receiving them.

Can you go back to a normal routine after cryolipolysis?

Yes, immediately. The only side effect is that after the treatment there may be some bruising in the treated area which will disappear completely in a few days.

The lips are a fundamental part of facial aesthetics. Just like the rest of the body, they start to age over time. The most common signs of lip ageing are usually the loss of volume and projection and the flattening of the top lip “Cupid’s bow”. The area above the lips also tends to lengthen, leading to those unattractive vertical wrinkles. The corners of the mouth also mercy) mercilessly show the passage of time.

In this sense, aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery and made great progress. Nowadays, thanks to simple, effective and totally natural-looking treatment, we can create the correctly proportioned, well-shaped and fuller lips of a younger person.

Specialists say that for the full rejuvenation of the lip area (in the case of older people) it is advisable to treat other areas as well, such as the nasolabial grooves and the corners of the mouth, in order to obtain a much more harmonious result.

There are many factors that make the lips look nice. The most obvious of these are thickness and shape, but there are others that have considerable influence on the appearance of the mouth, such as the correct exposure of the teeth when we smile. At Nordetia, our specialist doctors analyse each client´s features and design customised treatment protocols, including surgical and aesthetic medical procedures to provide the necessary solution. Today we are talking about the lip lift, a minimally invasive surgical technique with an almost immediate rejuvenating effect. To find out more, keep reading.

What is a lip lift?

A lip lift or raising of the upper lip, is a minimally invasive facial surgical technique that enlarges the lips and increases their projection and definition. This makes the mouth look visibly younger, as it provides more volume and firmness. With this procedure, fillers are not required and the results are permanent. It also improves the smile as the top teeth are exposed in a more natural way.

Who are the best candidates for undergoing a lip lift?

Basically, anyone with the following symptoms:

  • Teeth not showing when smiling.
  • A space of over 1.5 cm between the nose and the red edge of the upper lip.
  • People whose lips are thin and flat.
  • When the corners of the mouth are drooping, giving the person a constantly angry look.
  • Asymmetric lips.
  • Clients who, having had lip fillers, have found that the lip has started to droop with gravity.

Advantages of the lip lift

  • This is a simple, highly effective and minimally invasive surgical technique.
  • A lip lift is an outpatient procedure. It is performed using a small dose of topical or local anaesthesia, depending on the client’s needs.
  • The lip lift is a painless surgical technique, and the client can quickly return to daily life.
  • It is a personalized procedure, as it depends on the shape of the client’s lip. For that reason it is essential to put yourself in the hands of the best specialists. They will decide on the most appropriate procedure in each case, in order to achieve as harmonious and natural a results as possible.
  • This surgical technique only requires a tiny incision. The incision is hidden under the nasal fold or the lower part of the nose, so any scarred will be imperceptible.
  • The lips look much fuller.
  • The curvature of the upper lip is much more defined.

If you would like to have fuller, more sensual-looking lips with totally natural and permanent results, remember this name: Lip lift, the minimally invasive facial surgical technique that visibly rejuvenates your face.

Are you ready to show off your smile to the world?

According to the latest studies by the Spanish Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE), each year a total of 400,000 plastic surgery procedures are carried out. Demand has grown by 200% since 2000 and, according to specialists, breast augmentation is still one of the most requested procedures. However, this trend is changing. Currently, the surgery in highest demand is natural breast augmentation.Indeed, for a while now, more and more women have reversed their decision to enlarge their breasts voluptuously and have undergone further surgery to recover their original shape. One well known example is that of the famous designer Victoria Beckham.

Underlying this reversal is a new aesthetic perspective that firmly favours the natural look.

Are you considering surgery for breast augmentation, but want something more discreet and subtle? Remember the name:Mini Boob Job, the new trend in aesthetic breast surgery, which is becoming (very) popular. If you’d like to know more, continue reading…

Is a Mini Boob Job breast augmentation recommendable? Our expert answers

According to Dr. Ignacio Ortega Remírez, specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery as Nordetia Clinics Madrid Vaguada, we should welcome this new trend, as it is very positive for both physician and client, because, in his opinion: ‘a discreet increase in breast size reduces (even further) the minimal complications that could occur with this type of surgery (capsular contractures and rippling or wrinkles to the implant). Furthermore, should a second operation be required to change the implant with the passage of time, this will always be simpler with smaller implants. Dr. Ortega further adds: ‘one could say that, until very recently, many women have valued size over the natural look. Now, women attending our clinic prefer to make their breasts more attractive more subtly. Whatever the case, we should always bear in mind that the right size is proportionate to the client’s thorax and breasts, i.e., what best suits her physiognomy. Aesthetically, this suits women much more, as it visibly improves the shape of their breasts, without having to go large’.

What is a Mini Boob Jobbreast augmentation?

It is breast augmentation surgery that uses a smaller implant, with the aim of producing much more natural and discreet results. The aim is to obtain an attractive breast with a discreet cleavage and a moderate, well-proportioned volume that matches the client’s physiognomy.

Specialists point out that, until very recently, this surgical technique was most commonly used by slim, slightly built women or those who had lost the fullness of their breasts as a result of breastfeeding or the passing of time and wanted to restore their beauty without losing their natural breast shape.

What factors should the specialist bear in mind when performing the Mini Boob Job breast augmentation?

The aim of this surgical technique is to provide a result that is as natural as possible, hence the surgeon should carefully analyse the following factors:

  • Measurement of the client’s thorax and breasts.
  • Her physiognomy.
  • The size of her back and shoulders.
  • Her stature.
  • Her weight.
  • Her lifestyle.
  • The skin and tissue quality of her breasts.
  • The results the client is looking for.

Consequently, it is essential for the operating surgeon to talk in depth with the client. This will ensure the results are completely satisfactory and very natural, which is the surgeon’s main aim with Mini Bob Job breast augmentation surgery.

What type of implant should be used for a Mini Boob Job breast augmentation?

When performing this type of surgery, the specialist should not only choose a small implant, to improve and beautify the client’s breasts, but also select the shape, width and projection of the implant.

Shape of the implant: specialists say the most frequently used shapes are round and teardrop. The one used depends on the desired end result. It is essential that the surgeon carrying out the operation is an expert in the Mini Boob Job breast augmentation technique.

Width of the implant: this depends above all on the size of the client’s thorax and shoulders.

Projection of the implant: this factor depends on both the width of the client’s back and shoulders and the volume she wishes to give to her breasts.

One of the most prominent features of the face is the nose. It provides character to the face, and when it is well-proportioned, it increases facial harmony from its central and most prominent part of the face.  Many people would love to touch up their noses, but eventually don’t do it out of fear of going through surgery. Nose reshaping is the non-surgical correction of the nasal profile. Luckily, there are more and more aesthetic medical alternatives for improving the appearance of the things we don’t like, in a convenient, simple and immediately effective way.

Nose reshaping corrects the profile, and it becoming the most popular aesthetic medical treatment for avoiding the operating theatre. It is also ideal for people who are afraid of surgery or don’t like it, and in cases where only small modifications are needed.

There can be no doubt that rhinoplasty (surgical technique) is the best option not only for reducing and adapting the nose to the different factions and features of each person, but if what you are looking for is to improve and embellish your face with a really effective, yet subtle touch-up, nose reshaping is the best alternative. To find out more, keep reading…

Nose reshaping corrects your facial profile

This is a non-invasive aesthetic medical treatment. It is performed by infiltrating filler materials, made from reabsorbable substances, to make small corrections to the nose and remove certain imperfections and irregularities. Thanks to this technique, the shape of the nose is now balanced with the rest of the face, without the need for aesthetic surgery.

Nose reshaping is a simple, fast outpatient procedure, which has become one of the most sought-after treatments in facial aesthetic medicine, due to the excellent results obtained instantly.

For optimal results, it is essential to fully understand the anatomy of the area to be treated, use the best product available and the most appropriate technique.

When is nose reshaping indicated?

Dra. Marjorie Garcerant Tafur, Director of Nordetia Clinics Madrid Vaguada and specialist in comprehensive aesthetic medicine explains that nose reshaping is indicated in the following cases::

  1. To improve the nasal aesthetics without resorting to surgery.
  2. To sculpt the structures while still and at rest.
  3. For very precise treatments on the tip or side of the nose.
  4. In people who are candidates for augmentative rhinoplasty.
  5. In cases of thin nasal skin.
  6. For small asymmetries.
  7. For secondary rhinoplasty.
  8. In clients with projection defects.
  9. For patients requiring definition of the tip of the nose.
  10. In the case of people with inverted V deformity who do not want further surgery.

Advantages of nose reshaping

  1. This is a non-invasive technique with immediate results.
  2. As it is not a permanent procedure, small adjustments can be made as the face changes over time, and the nose can be subtly retouched, therefore the desired effect in a very natural-looking way.
  3. In most cases, nose reshaping does not require anaesthesia, although some clients may need mild local anaesthesia to prevent the mild discomfort that can be felt while the treatment is underway.
  4. This is a painless, fast procedure that allows the client to go straight back to normal activity, without bruises or swelling. In some cases it may be necessary to have two to three sessions in order to achieve the desired result.

What guidelines should be followed after nose reshaping?

  • Follow medical advice.
  • Avoid sleeping face down.
  • Do not do any activities that may damage the nose, such as sport, in the first few hours after treatment.
  • Notify your specialist in case of pain or discomfort.
  • Avoid using glasses for a few hours.

Difference between rhinoplasty nose reshaping

Rhinoplasty is a surgical aesthetic procedure. Generally the aim is to alter the features of the client’s nose.

This is done by working on the bone structure and cartilage of the nose as well as other areas. Normally the goal is to make the nose completely fit in with the rest of the face and to improve the aesthetics.

Nose reshaping, meanwhile, is an aesthetic treatment performed by injecting substances into the nose.

The purpose of this procedure is to correct small asymmetries, often on the tip of the nose.

There are also certain aesthetic goals, to harmonise the nose with other facial features.

Nose reshaping is an alternative to rhinoplasty. However, it is important to stress that it is not a substitute method, as it cannot be used to correct or change the underlying structure of the nose as is the case in rhinoplasty.

Nose reshaping has emerged as an alternative to rhinoplasty for small touch-ups, but in no way constitutes a replacement for rhinoplasty. However is can be used for clients with small defects or who are frightened of undergoing surgery, as already mentioned.

Some cases of hair loss require a hair graft to recover the lost hair. Demand for this technique is on the rise, so much so that according to some specialists, it has tripled in recent years.

There are certainly numerous factors to explain such an increase.One is that the procedure is no longer a male thing.Increasingly natural results has encouraged women to undergo this type of surgery.According to some experts, women now represent 30% of all clients, which would have been inconceivable a few years ago.

Another reason to explain the increase in demand for hair grafts is that it is a simple operation, producing no minimal discomfort and no need for hospitalisation.

Furthermore, so-called ‘doll hair’ is a thing of the past, as hair grafts now use the client’s own hair.This means that, as well as producing more natural results, there is no risk of rejection.

In addition to these factors, hair grafts can now also be carried out at any time of year.However, during the first weeks, it is advisable to avoid getting sun on the area of the transplant.

Along with the above arguments, a further reason why this procedure has been in such high demand in recent years is that, as well as on the head, hair grafts can now be performed on areas such as the eyebrows and on patchy beards.

In this post, Dra. Gilene Durán, a specialist in trichology and hair loss medical treatment at Nordetia Clinics, explains everything you need to know if you want to have a hair graft.We suggest you keep reading…

What is a hair graft?

It is minimally invasive surgery carried out under local anaesthetic.It basically consists of performing a transplant from a donor area, which would be the occipital zone, where the client normally has hair, to an area of hair loss.People who undergo hair grafts normally have problems of male-pattern baldness, or areas of hair loss secondary to trauma, a burn, a scar and so on. It is usually performed on the scalp, with the idea that the micrograft regenerates the hair in the area of hair loss.

The FUE technique, the state-of-the-art treatment for baldness and hair loss

This is currently the most advanced technique there is.Just one session is required to achieve the desired results in the treated area.If another area needs to be treated, you need to wait 6 to 8 months before undergoing the second operation.It is completely feasible to have a hair graft in the brow area for example, and then another to cover the crown, but the time the specialist sets between operations must be respected.The procedure takes about 7 hours for 3,000 follicular units.The results are visible after 8 months.

It is performed by extracting follicular units follicle by follicle from the donor area (under local anaesthetic), after which incisions are made in the recipient area.Finally, the implantation is carried out, also follicle by follicle.This is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed under local anaesthetic and on an outpatient basis, which reduces surgical risk.The client’s recovery afterwards is fairly quick and painless, so they can return to their usual routine almost immediately.

What anaesthetic is used for hair grafts?

It is performed under local anaesthetic.It is similar to a dental procedure.The first pricks in the donor area are the only ones the client will feel.There is no discomfort after that, as the zone is anaesthetised.The only thing the client will feel is that they are undergoing treatment, as with a dental procedure.

Does a hair graft require hospitalisation?

It is an outpatient procedure, so does not require hospitalisation.In the first year, the client will receive postoperative assessments.

How long does a hair graft take?

It is carried out in a single day, taking about 6 to 8 hours, depending on the number of follicular units that need to be transplanted. In some cases, such as clients who might have two areas of treatment, i.e. hair loss at the brow and the crown, two operations are recommended, the first to cover one zone and the second to cover the other.

When do you start to note the results of a hair graft?

The results are visible after 8 months; however, the definitive results appear after a year.

Can hair grafts be carried out on both men and women?

Yes.In both cases, there is usually an initial visit to determine the cause of hair loss, identify whether there is an underlying disease and recommend other treatments, where necessary.Whatever the case, both men and women are candidates for hair grafts, as long as they have a donor area.

When is it advisable to have a hair graft?

A hair graft can be performed as soon as the client notices a lack of hair in a given area, such as a receding hairline or hair loss on the crown; there’s no need to reach the point of baldness, with obvious hair loss, you can have one when you notice lack of density.At our centre, we see clients of different ages.The youngest are aged between 23 and 25.

Does a hair graft require any kind of preparation?

Yes, ideally there is an initial visit, a medical history is taken, conditions associated with the cause of hair loss are identified and, in most cases, a treatment is required to help improve and prolong the results.This will depend on the specific characteristics of each client, and the type of problem they have.

What is the best time of year to have a hair graft?

There is no ‘best time of year’ for a hair graft.For work reasons, some people prefer the operation in the summer, while others prefer to do so in the winter.The important thing the client needs to bear in mind is that, from the moment the surgery is over, for the next 3 to 4 weeks they should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, swimming pools, the sea, saunas, use of caps, helmets and hats.

When can the client return to their normal daily life after surgery?

Immediately, as recovery in the postoperative period is immediate with the FUE or ‘hair by hair’ technique.The day after the operation, the client does not usually experience discomfort, although there might be some mild swelling in the area of the brow or eyelids, which lasts 2 to 3 days and clears up on its own.