Frequently asked questions
What prerequisites do I need to have in order to undergo cosmetic surgery?
The ideal patient for a cosmetic surgery procedure must know exactly what he or she wants, be aware of their appearance, know what he or she does not like, and what he or she wants to achieve. The future patient should know exactly what to expect.
As with any type of surgery, a procedure would be contraindicated in cases of high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, heart, lung, renal, or liver diseases. If anticoagulant medication is required, or there are certain psychiatric pathologies, a possible procedure is not recommended.
What can I expect from cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery can enhance your appearance and improve your self confidence, but what it cannot do is turn you into a different person. Before undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure, you should think clearly about your expectations and talk to the surgeon about them.
What is the best age to undergo cosmetic surgery?
When you begin to feel dissatisfied with your physical appearance. If you do not wait until age worsens the problem, you will obtain better results. If you are in good health there is no reason not to undergo an operation.
What risks are involved in cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery, like any other kind of surgery, entails certain risks (allergies, tissue infections, bleeding, etc.) However, it has been demonstrated that the percentage of general complications is very low because a lighter anesthesia is normally used, and the fact that these procedures are performed on healthy patients.
Every year, millions of people undergo cosmetic surgery without having any problems, because the results compensate the possible risks.
How long is the recovery period?
The time needed to recover from a cosmetic surgery procedure depends on the operation performed and the person who underwent the operation. Most patients need the help of a family member during the first few days after the operation, but in most cases patients feel comfortable enough to go out after 3-7 days.
How long should I wait after giving birth to undergo a breast procedure?
After giving birth you should wait about six or nine months, depending on the nursing period, and if changes in the shape and volume of your breasts are still taking place.
I have cellulite on my legs and fat on the outside of my thighs. Can I solve these problems with liposuction?
Liposuction will eliminate fat deposits on the thighs, but it is best to treat cellulite directly. Through treatment with mesotherapy you can see major improvement by reducing the volume of the affected areas.
What non-surgical options are there for rejuvenating the face?
Cosmetic medicine offers various options for rejuvenating facial skin that do not imply surgery: facial wrinkle fillers, facial mesotherapy, Exotoxina A (Botox; Dysport) are some of the treatments that offer excellent results. Unlike cosmetic surgery, these treatments do not require recovery time and the results tend to be visible in a very short time. On the other hand, they do not tend to last as long as the results achieved with surgery.
Are wrinkle treatments with Botox dangerous?
Not if you are in good hands. The effect that botox produces is a slowing down of the muscular action in the muscle where the product is injected in order to avoid muscle contraction, and the creation of wrinkles in the area.
Which areas can be treated with laser epilation?
This treatment can be applied to any area that has an excess of hair, both for women and for men, as long as you have the right type of skin.
Is there a quick solution for eliminating excess weight?
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you must do it gradually by following a balanced diet, and with medical supervision. However, you can reduce volume and localized cellulite, irrespective of your body weight, by following a mesotherapy treatment, and you will notice the results after a few sessions.
What payment options do you offer?
Cosmetic surgery has become accessible to any budget. At our office we offer different financing models, that are very flexible, so that we can offer the one which best adapts to your needs.
Dr. Vicente Paloma's clinic has an agreement with BanSabadell FinCom from Banc Sabadell for the financing of medical and surgical services, that allows for financing between 300 and 21,000 euro, with flexible payments between 3 and 60 months. You will only need to decide the number of months you want to pay in and we will take care of everything. Check the Information for patients section of the website for our administrative contact information.
The most important thing is to clarify your doubts. And if you have other questions, please ask us!