Patients looking at having plastic surgery should know that choosing the right surgeon should be made with keen eye to the credentials of the surgeons rather than the popularity of the surgeons alone. Safety other than the result is ideally the utmost consideration of every patient.
Recently though, it has been a growing trend in our country for patients to resort to having cosmetic surgery under practicing surgeons, despite them not having advanced, appropriate training in their field. Though this ensures experience (not necessarily quality) on one end, the other end shows the patient’s safety dangling over the fire.
Undergoing a cosmetic procedure gives you a long term if not permanent change on your body, and the last thing that you want is to make the wrong choice with your surgeon. Take your pick from the following list of some of the most trusted surgical centers in today’s Philippine plastic surgery industry:
1. NewLife Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Center
When we’re talking of licensed, experienced and unparalleled safety when it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures; we can only be pertaining to NewLife Plastic Surgery Center.
Headed by safety proponent surgeon Dr. James Joaquino, NewLife Plastic Surgery Clinic along with other board-certified and industry respected surgical experts, they guarantee that their comprehensive cosmetic services are not only approved and correct, but their combined experience, skill and knowledge ensure total satisfaction as well.
NewLife prides itself with the latest plastic surgery equipments and technology that will provide you with the full extent of services that best caters to your needs from body enhancements, to facial reconstruction and skin enhancement.
2. Philosophy by Mikaela Advanced Aesthetics Center
Beginning as a salon and spa, the Mikaela Advanced Aesthetic Center has broadened their areas of service, now offering non-invasive aesthetic services.
The center has been actively introducing itself to the public through endorsements by such names as Rufa Mae Quinto (for skin whitening services), Pops Fernandez (for non-invasive slimming services) and Ruffa Gutierrez (for basic salon services).
During an interview, owner Mikaela Bilbao said that she aims to direct her center’s services towards her philosophy, “I believe that beauty needs to not be invasive. Beauty is life, not death. Being beautiful is supposed to make you feel good, not scared.”
3. Beverly Hills 6750
Beverly Hills 6750 is Asia’s latest premiere multi-specialty aesthetic institute dedicated to excellence in aesthetic plastic surgery, aesthetic dermatology and cosmetic dentistry. The center is affiliated with Beverly Hills Surgical Institute (BHSI) in California, USA, which more than 10 years ago established and took aesthetic dermatology and aesthetic plastic surgery into the humdrum of the Hollywood community. This association gives Beverly Hills 6750 a wellspring of technology for the best clinical practices and protocols.
4. Belo Medical Group
Existing by their philosophy “Service excellence done the Belo Way is our No. 1 priority,” the Belo Medical group has been around for 18 years specializing in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Enhancing and reviving natural beauty using the most recent methods to efficiently address the more complicated tasks.
Offering a wide range of services from simple facial treatments to major procedures like breast augmentations, nose lifts and liposuctions, Belo Medical clinics prides itself as a medical clinic with a spa-like flair.
5. Calayan Surgicentre Corp.
The husband-and-wife tandem of Doctors Manny and Pie Calayan established their Calayan Surgicentre Corporation. With respectable family roots, the couple received training in the US, with Dr. Manny specializing in cosmetic surgery and Dr. Pie in skin, hair and nails treatments including slimming (lasers) and skin whitening.
Calayan Surgicentre offers a wide range of dermatological service such as facials with or without collagen injection; Botox treatment for frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles; Multiclear laser acne treatment; laser wart, mole and scar removal; scar removal; pore minimization, body scrubs and peels; and hair and nail treatment among others.
6. Cathy Valencia Skin Clinic
Dr. Valencia’s Atopic Dermatitis and Acne Management extensive training in Japan allowed her to set her attention on the reliability of her skin medications, and expertise in her field. Almost all of the raw materials used and sold at her center are imported from Japan, US and France, and are specially formulated, tested and proven safe by Japan Food Research in Shibaywaku, Tokyo, Japan.
7. Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute
CONTOURS is one of the few centers in the Philippines offering Liposelection only by VASER. Known as the latest innovation in liposuction, VASER sets a superior standard for body contouring with its own technique called VASER Hi-Definition Liposculpturing (VAHDL), only available at CONTOURS. While the traditional liposuctvion method aims to reduce fat, VAHDL demands more from a surgeon by going further into areas off-limits to liposuction, therefore shaping the body in ways never before delivered by common fat-eliminating surgical procedures.
Also a Center for Vein Care, CONTOURS boasts its specialization in Phlebology, as it preserves the safety requirements for treatment of varicose veins.