Breast Augmentation Ponce Puerto Rico

Rosendo Martinez, Puerto Rico

Country: Puerto Rico
State: Puerto Rico
City: Ponce
Address: 2225 Ponce by Pass, Suite 401, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00717-1320
E-mail: chendinmartinez@yahoo.com
Telephone: 787-840-9450
Fax: 787-840-9454
Contact between:
9:00 and 17:00 hours
Training / Credentials

We are a plastic surgery practice devoted to rejuvenating and enhancing your natural beauty using state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, natural results that make you look better and feel more confident about your appearance!

 

Our practice philosophy has always been that of trying to achieve patient satisfaction, by obtaining the best result possible, thru adequate surgical aesthetic judgments, as well as meticulous surgical techniques, so that our best marketing tool is our patient experiences and results.

 

Our desire is to provide you with the finest personalized care, while creating beautiful, natural results that turn your dreams into reality.

 

HIGH STANDARDS

 

A standard of excellence in personalized care enables us to provide the quality cosmetic enhancement services that our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards that ensure your surgery will go smoothly and provide the results you desire.

 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

 

As a practice, we are true believers that excellence in performing plastic surgery procedures is derived from both education and experience.  We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the safest operations, and the most optimal results. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking your total health before performing and procedures. We also know that surgery is never routine, no matter how many hundreds of times we have performed such procedures.  We never take for granted that you have placed a great deal of confidence in us.  For this reason, a review of your medical history, your current health, your expectations for your surgery and your motivations for electing any cosmetic procedure are all taken into consideration before we even agree to perform any procedure.

 

 

UNCOMPROMISING SAFETY

 

Safety, sterilization and infection control is of utmost importance to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and safety standards to ensure you are protected at all times.

 

 

TRAINING & EXPERTISE

 

As your plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.   We attend plastic surgery lectures, meetings, and plastic surgery conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern plastic surgery practice can utilize to provide state-of-the-art cosmetic enhancement procedures.  Also, being members of various professional plastic surgery associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

 

 

A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

 

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about cosmetic surgery, and how we can make a difference in providing a life changing and emotionally positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your consultation and surgery as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

 

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your cosmetic enhancement needs and look forward to serving you.

 

Make an appointment today…..and experience the life changing effects of plastic surgery!

 

Procedures

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman's breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts.  Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again.

Reasons for Considering Breast Augmentation:

·                  Enhance body shape if breasts are too small.

·                  Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing.

·                  Equalize a difference in breast size (cup size) to gain breast symmetry.

·                  Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy or injury.

General Procedure

Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant into the breast area in order to enlarge the breast.  The surgery is commonly performed on an outpatient basis at a hospital or state-of-the-art surgical unit while the patient is under a general anesthesia and asleep.  There are several possible locations for the small incision that will be used for inserting the breast implant.  The most frequent technique utilizes an incision made in the lower portion of the breast.  Another technique, though less frequently used, involves making an incision in the armpit.  A third technique makes an incision around the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).  A newer technique uses an incision in the belly button, thus reducing the chance of scarring in the breast area.  The best technique will be decided together between the patient and the surgeon during the consultation.

During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create an open pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle.  Inserting an implant behind each breast can increase a woman's breast size by one or more bra cup sizes.  Implants typically contain a saline solution (similar to saltwater) although in special cases the implants can contain a silicone gel.  In some circumstances, particularly those in which there is breast asymmetry (uneven breast size), an inflatable implant may be used to allow the surgeon to adjust the level of inflation to attain breast symmetry and balance.  Surgery typically lasts from 1 to 3 hours.

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  Bandages are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts.  Once the bandages are removed, a specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the surgery.  This pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given by the physician after surgery.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts.  As a woman ages, skin loses some elasticity which can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness.  This procedure is designed to elevate the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance.  A breast lift may also be completed in conjunction with breast enlargement surgery (augmentation).

Reasons for Considering a Breast Lift:

·                  Elevate the breasts due to sagging caused by the effects of aging and gravity.

·                  Firm the breasts if they have lost substance due to pregnancy and subsequent breast-feeding.

·                  Re-align your nipples/areolas if they point down or to the side.

·                  Bring back natural suppleness after weight loss.

General Procedure

The breast lift surgical procedure usually takes one and a half to three hours.  Techniques vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-like incision along the underside of the breast.  The incision goes around the area where skin will be removed, thus defining how the nipple will be relocated.  When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved into a higher position.  The skin surrounding the areola is brought down and together to reshape the breast.

Some patients, especially those with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging, may be candidates for modified procedures requiring less extensive incisions.  One such procedure is the "doughnut (or concentric) mastopexy" in which circular incisions are made around the areola and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed.  Recent innovations in breast lift techniques include minimal incision techniques and nipple sensation reducing procedures.

If the patient is having an implant inserted along with the breast lift, the implant will be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue or under the muscle of the chest wall.

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  Bandages are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts.   Once the bandages are removed, the patient will need to wear a specialized surgical bra for several weeks.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication.  While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given by the surgeon.


Breast Reduction

Breast reduction (or reduction mammaplasty) is an enhancement procedure that reshapes the breasts in order to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer.  Reduction is accomplished by removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin.  Large breasts can cause physical pain as well as emotional and social anxiety.  Women who take advantage of the breast reduction procedure find that they are able to lead a healthier, more comfortable life, in addition to enjoying a beautiful, more proportionate appearance.

Reasons for Considering a Breast Reduction:

·                  Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts.

·                  Sagging breasts produced by their large size.

·                  Disproportionate body frame attributed to oversized breasts.

·                  Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts.

·                  Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts.

General Procedure

Techniques for breast reduction vary; however, the most common procedure involves an incision that circles the areola.  From the areola, the incision goes down and follows the natural curve under the breast.  The surgeon then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin.  Next, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher position and held in place by stitches.  Occasionally, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size.  The best procedure can be determined during the initial consultation visit.

Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results in the quickest body-image changes.  Patients are pleased with the elimination of physical pain caused by large breasts as well as a better proportioned body, an enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time.  Bandages are applied immediately following surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts.  Once the bandages are removed, a specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery.  Any pain can be treated with oral medication.  While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the instructions given after surgery.

Body Lift

A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a procedure to raise and reshape unsightly, sagging body contours.  During the aging process, skin loses some elasticity, causing the mid-section to lose its natural shape and firmness.  This procedure is designed to remove loose skin and related fat deposits, thus, providing a more youthful appearance.  A body lift can be applied to the lower torso and upper legs including the abdomen, waist, inner/outer thighs, buttocks, and/or hips. Liposuction may also be completed in conjunction with a body lift.

Reasons for Considering a Body Lift:

·                  Reshape mid-body contour.

·                  Correct sagging skin and fat due to aging or excessive weight loss.

·                  Remedy weight gain and stretched skin caused by multiple pregnancies.

General Procedure

The precise procedure varies with each patient, depending on the body type and desired surgical outcome.  Generally speaking, the body lift procedure entails making an incision that follows the upper and/or inner thigh, to the waistline.  In more extensive surgeries, the incision goes completely around the waist and lower back.  Adjustments to the buttocks and thighs require an incision at the crease of the buttocks.  Excess skin is then removed, followed by the underlying fat deposits.  Finally, the skin is pulled taught and sutured into the new configuration.  The entire procedure can last from 3 to 7 hours.  The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions require plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  Bandages are applied right after surgery to minimize swelling and provide support.  Tubes are often placed to drain excess fluids.  The scars resulting from the incisions are permanent but are carefully placed so as to minimize visibility.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication.  Recovery time varies with the extent of the procedure.  While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions that are given after the surgery.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses lasers to create a new, smooth skin appearance.  The laser “ablates”, or destroys, the outer layers of skin which have been damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems or spots.  The destruction of the older layers of skin prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells which are unaffected by the previous skin condition.  Some lasers may be inappropriate for darker skin complexions.

Reasons for Considering Laser Skin Resurfacing:

·                  Reduce or remove facial wrinkles, creases, and lines.

·                  Improve sun-damaged skin.

·                  Correct pigmentation problems and spots.

·                  Effectively treat scars from acne, birthmarks, moles, and tattoos.

·                  Tighten skin that has lost elasticity due to aging.

General Procedure

First, the face is cleansed of oils in order to prepare for the laser procedure, and an antibiotic ointment is applied.  The laser is then used to ablate various layers of skin in a controlled manner until the appropriate depth of skin is reached.  This procedure is commonly performed with a local anesthetic, with or without sedation.

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  Antibiotic cream and bandages are applied to the affected area immediately following surgery in order to aid with the healing process, to minimize swelling, and to control the risk of infection.  The skin will be red and may ooze.  Some discomfort should also be expected.

Any pain associated with the surgery can be treated with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions.   Recovery time varies with the extent of the resurfacing and the number of procedures completed.

Liposuction

Liposuction (or lipoplasty) is a body-sculpting procedure to remove fat that is unresponsive to dieting and exercising.  This procedure can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is commonly used on multiple areas during an operation.  Liposuction results in a slimmer and better proportioned figure.  Liposuction is used effectively to reduce love handles, saddlebags, a double-chin, a bulge around the waistline, or other unsightly fatty deposits in order to develop a better shape and create a more beautiful body.

Reasons for Considering Liposuction:

·                  Eliminate fat from any of the following areas:

·                                          Chin and Neckline

·                                          Back

·                                          Upper Arms

·                                          Stomach and Waistline

·                                          Hips and Buttocks

·                                          Thighs and Knees

·                                          Calves and Ankles

·                  Create a more proportioned figure

Liposuction is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet.  Instead, liposuction is a reduction procedure for stubborn areas where fat accumulates.  Used in combination with several areas of the body, liposuction can provide a well proportioned body appearance.  Ideal surgical candidates are those already in good physical condition but having stubborn areas that do not respond to diet and exercise.

General Procedure

Liposuction can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep or under local anesthesia where the area is numbed and the patient remains awake.  Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or “cannula” is inserted and used to vacuum out the fatty tissue beneath the skin.  The surgeon determines the amount of fat to be removed by massaging the skin and squeezing the tissue.  After eliminating the excess fat, the incisions are closed by applying a compression dressing or bandage to the area in order to prevent bleeding, reduce swelling, and support the affected area.

There are several different types of liposuction procedures, such as tumescent or ultrasound liposuction, that have developed as a result of recent advancements in new technologies.  Together the patient and the surgeon can discuss which method(s) are best during the initial consultation visit.  Liposuction can last from thirty minutes to several hours depending upon the amount of fat to be removed.  Liposuction surgery is an excellent procedure that can benefit those who want to remove unattractive fatty deposits.

Recovery Process

New techniques allow for faster recovery from liposuction procedures.  The length of the recovery will depend on how extensive of an operation the patient undergoes.  Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time.  A support garment may need to be worn for several weeks after the surgery, depending upon which area(s) are selected to utilize the liposuction procedure.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated effectively with oral medication.  While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the directions given after surgery.

Tummy Tuck

Sometimes simply dieting and exercising are not enough to take care of waistline problems.  In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty).  A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation.  This bodily enhancement procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach.  It is also helpful in remedying the vertical separation of abdomen muscles known as diastasis, which can occur following pregnancy.

Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty:

·                  Inability of dieting and exercise to improve the abdomen area.

·                  Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss.

·                  Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy.

·                  The removal of unsightly skin and fat deposits as well as the proper alignment of the abdomen muscles to produce a more flattering look.

General Procedure

Abdominoplasty surgery lasts anywhere from one to five hours, depending on the desired look and the patient’s unique physiology.  To begin the procedure, an incision is made just above the pubic bone area.  This incision goes horizontally across the lower abdomen and sometimes around to the back.  The skin is then stretched away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed.  The abdomen muscle tissue is tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline.  Finally, the incision is closed; and the skin is stitched back into place.  Sometimes the procedure requires an additional incision around the navel in order to provide the best results.

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort.  Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure.  The stitches will be removed shortly after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved.  Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks.  It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration.  With proper diet and exercise the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting.

Tummy Tuck

Sometimes simply dieting and exercising are not enough to take care of waistline problems.  In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty).  A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation.  This bodily enhancement procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach.  It is also helpful in remedying the vertical separation of abdomen muscles known as diastasis, which can occur following pregnancy.

Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty:

·                  Inability of dieting and exercise to improve the abdomen area.

·                  Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss.

·                  Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy.

·                  The removal of unsightly skin and fat deposits as well as the proper alignment of the abdomen muscles to produce a more flattering look.

General Procedure

Abdominoplasty surgery lasts anywhere from one to five hours, depending on the desired look and the patient’s unique physiology.  To begin the procedure, an incision is made just above the pubic bone area.  This incision goes horizontally across the lower abdomen and sometimes around to the back.  The skin is then stretched away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed.  The abdomen muscle tissue is tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline.  Finally, the incision is closed; and the skin is stitched back into place.  Sometimes the procedure requires an additional incision around the navel in order to provide the best results.

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort.  Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure.  The stitches will be removed shortly after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved.  Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks.  It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration.  With proper diet and exercise the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting.

Botox Treatments

Botox® is a relatively new procedure using Botulinum Toxin which was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles.  The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin.  Common areas for Botox® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" around the eyes.  Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.

 

Chin and Cheek Implants

High cheekbones and a strong jaw line have long had a history of allure.  Along with the eyes, the cheekbones and jaw line form the most photogenic aspects of the face.  Chin and cheek implants are a great way to enhance a facial profile by improving the overall proportion and balance of the face.  With chin implants (mentoplasty), the symmetry of the face can be shaped and contoured.  Cheek implants (malarplasty), also known as malar (high cheek) or submalar (low cheek) augmentation, can add fullness and definition to the face.  Utilizing permanent chin and cheek implants can provide a rejuvenated, youthful facial profile.

 

Other Treatments:

Nose Surgery

Chemical Peels

 

EDUCATION
1972-1976. Catholic University of Puerto Rico.
Degree: Bachelor in Science Major Chemistry. Includes Parasitology &
Physiology.
1977-1980.  Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine, Cayey, Puerto Rico.
  Degree: Doctor in Medicine
 
EXPERIENCE:
1981. Six months General Surgery Internship at Damas Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
1981-1982. General Surgery Internship at South Baltimore General Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
1982-1983. Junior Assistant Resident in Surgery, South Baltimore General Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
1983-1984. Assistant Resident in Surgery, South Baltimore General Hospital, includes Training in Endoscopy (GI & Bronchoscopy) in August 1983 at John Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD.<
Languages: English - Spanish




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