Plastic surgery Diseases
One study showed that, in acne of moderate severity, very favorable results can be achieved with botox. The fat production of the skin is inhibited by this procedure. As in persons prone to excessive sweating, botox is only injected into the skin on the cheeks and forehead. A person’s facial expression is not affected.
Relaxing the eyebrows
The eyebrows can be shaped by other means than the scalpel. When performing the so-called brow lift with botox, the brows can also be slightly lifted. This creates a fresh facial expression.
Limp or hanging eyelids can make us look tired, haggard and disinterested. They frequently exert a negative influence on our self esteem. The causes of hooded eyelids or pouches under the eyes may be manifold. In addition to the natural aging process, hanging eyelids may be caused by allergies or displaced fat.
Loss of tautness of the abdominal wall
After significant loss of weight or a pregnancy, a person may have wrinkled or hanging abdominal folds (a pendulous abdomen) and stretch marks. Besides, dehiscence of the straight abdominal muscles in the mid-abdomen (rectal diastasis) may widen the waist. Sports or diets frequently fail to improve the situation.
Spider veins are visible, small, modified net-like or fan-shaped veins directly in the epidermis. They mainly occur on the legs. The causes may be a hereditary predisposition or a congestion of the venous system.
Malformation of the breast or loss of tautness of the breast
Malformation of the breast
Asymmetry is one of the most common malformations of the female breast. Another breast deformity that causes severe emotional stress is the tubular breast. In these cases, the two lower regions of the breast are poorly developed or non-existent. Even aplasia of the breast or insufficient size (hypoplasia) may occur in combination with other malformations, such as the so-called chicken breast or funnel chest (chest deformities).
In pubescent men, the prevalence of gynecomastia or the so-called male breast is more than 70 %. These usually resolve on their own. In the course of their lives, about 50% of the men develop gynecomastia. Such abnormal growth originates from the breast gland. Its cause frequently remains unknown. Hormonal disorders, medications, or diseases are responsible for the condition in rare cases. In isolated instances, gynecomastia may be caused by a disease.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding, or major weight loss can be very stressful for the breast. A previously firm breast loses its fullness and starts to lose its shape. Many women suffer when this happens and no longer feel comfortable in their bodies.
Too large or too small breasts
Large breasts frequently cause chronic complaints in the neck and shoulder, and even headache. Although the majority of patients undergo breast reduction mainly to alleviate their pain, they hope to improve their aesthetic appearance as well. The size and consistency of the resulting scars are a major cause of concern.
In contrast, the reasons for breast reduction may be manifold: excessively small breasts or a change in their shape, for instance due to pregnancy or breast-feeding, major weight loss, or menopause contribute to a woman’s desire for more attractive breasts.
Breast cancer (breast carcinoma)
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women throughout the world. In the meantime, the chances of cure are quite high in the majority of cases. However, plastic reconstruction of the breast after cancer surgery remains an important subject. Today we can reconstruct the breast or breasts in such a way that they fulfill the highest aesthetic and medical standards. In breast reconstruction, we work closely with our colleagues in breast surgery.
The skin produces less hyaluronic acid with advancing age. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for moisture and collagen, which ensures tautness of the skin. However, one need not resign oneself to this condition because wrinkles can be effectively corrected nowadays.
Local fat pads, cellulitis, and stretch marks of pregnancy are a common problem. In most cases, neither diets nor intensive sports help to resolve the condition. However, the problem is not merely one of appearance. Fat pads may also limit lymphatic drainage and cause a so-called lipedema.
A ganglion, also known as a synovial cyst, is a chamber filled with fluid, which is frequently connected to a joint or a tendon sheath. The cause of a ganglion is usually unknown.
Dupuytren’s disease is a benign connective tissue disease of the palms. A typical feature of the disease is the presence of nodules and strands on the inner surface of the hand. The ring finger and little finger are most commonly affected. Dupuytren’s disease usually occurs in middle-aged men.
Looseness of the thigh or the upper arm
The tissue of the upper arm or thigh is altered by the natural process of aging. Saggy flaps of skin under the arms or cellulite frequently occur after significant weight loss or pregnancy. For many women this means that they can no longer wear sleeveless clothes or short trousers or skirts.
Protruding or asymmetrical ears
Many persons suffer due to protruding or asymmetrical ears. Especially in children and adolescents, so-called jug ears are a source of significant emotional stress.
The reason is usually insufficient plication (folding) of ear cartilage, which can be resolved by surgical correction of the ear.
Damage to the peripheral nervous system
The peripheral nervous system refers to all nerves that run through the entire body. Peripheral nerves may be damaged by inappropriate loading or overloading. Depending on the type of disease, the patient experiences pain, numbness, a tingling sensation, paresthesia, or palsy.
Trigger finger, also known as the snapping finger, is caused by a constriction of the tendon sheath. The patient will have difficulties stretching his/her fingers or will be able to do so only under severe pain. Especially after a period of inactivity, such as in the morning, the finger can stretched only by force. The disease is basically harmless and can be treated well.
Botox will help in cases of excessive sweating, also known as hyperhdirosis. It is injected into the uppermost layer of the skin, where the sweat glands are located. New formation of sweat is thus inhibited. Botox can be used in all those regions where you experience excessive sweating. These may be the palms, the armpits, or the soles of the feet. One disadvantage of the method is its short duration of effect, which is about six months.
A further form of therapy is sweat gland suction surgery. This intervention is performed with the SlimLipo-Laser device. The technique is similar to that of liposuction. The advantage of the method is that it is a permanent solution because it involves sclerotherapy of the sweat glands.
Burns are some of the most common and most painful injuries. Especially severe burns require special treatment in order to prevent infection and excessive scar formation. The severity of a burn is determined by the size and depth of the burnt body surface.
Some women suffer due to excess fat on their calves - they find it difficult to find suitable boots to wear. The volume of calf muscles can be reduced by injecting botox. The function of the muscle is not impaired by this procedure. The circumference of the calf can be reduced by 4 cm through such treatment. However, a prerequisite is that the thick calf should be due to an actual increase of muscle. Several treatments will be needed to achieve calf reduction.
Persons with a so-called gummy smile suffer due to the fact that too much of their gums is visible when they smile. A few muscle groups pull the upper lip too widely upward. The excessive pull can be inhibited by botox. The upper lip remains in a lower position when smiling, and the gums remain covered.