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Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation

The goal of the surgery is to increase breast size, placing breast implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if
    • You don’t feel comfortable with the size or shape of your breast, the procedure may improve your self-confidence by enhancing their appearance.
  • Risks:
    • Infection  
    • Hematoma 
    • Wound healing issues 
    • Changes in nipple or breast sensation 
    • Implant leakage or rupture 
    • Capsular contracture 
    • Fluid accumulation (seroma) 
    • Persistent pain
  • Benefits:
    • If you don’t feel comfortable with the size or shape of your breast, the procedure may improve your self-confidence by enhancing their appearance.

Specialists performing the procedure

Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Breast Lift

The procedure raises and reshapes your breasts, giving them a firmer, rounder look. New skin around your chest can also be removed and reduce the size of your areola.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are physically healthy
    • You may be a candidate for the procedure…
    • If your breasts have lost shape and volume, or if they’ve gotten flatter and longer
    • If your nipples fall below your breast creases
    • If your nipples and areolae point downward
    • Your areolae have stretched out of proportion to your breasts
    • One of your breasts falls lower than the other 
  • Risks:  
    • Unfavorable scarring
    • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
    • Irregularities or asymmetry in the shape and size of the breasts
    • Difficulty breast-feeding
  • Benefits:  
    • Perceivable change in the appearance and firmness of your breast. 

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia
Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Breast Reduction

The procedure removes excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are physically healthy
    • You have realistic expectations
    • Your breasts limit your physical activity
    • The weight of your breasts is causing you back, neck and shoulder pain
    • You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
  • Risks:  
    • Unfavorable scarring 
    • Infection 
    • Hematoma 
    • Blood clots 
    • Breast asymmetry 
    • Persistent pain 
    • Potential inability to breastfeed 
    • Changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent
  • Benefits:  
    • Relief pain in your upper back, neck, and shoulders.  
    • Increase your ability to participate in physical activities and  
    • Promotes positive self-image 

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia
Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Rhinoplasty

This surgery modifies the shape of the nose to change its appearance or to improve breathing or both.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • Your facial growth is complete
    • You are physically healthy
    • You have realistic expectations
  • Risks:
    • Bleeding 
    • Infection 
    • Unfavorable scarring 
    • Difficulty breathing through your nose 
    • Permanent numbness in and around your nose 
    • The possibility of an uneven-looking nose
  • Benefits:
    • Have a positive effect on your overall facial aesthetic, based on your preferences
    • Correct problems associated with a deviated septum
    • Improve breathing 

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia
Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Face Lift

This surgical procedure improves signs of aging in the face and neck.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are physically healthy
    • You have realistic expectations
  • Risks:
    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Facial nerve injury with weakness
    • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
    • Unfavorable scarring
  • Benefits:
    • Improves signs of aging such as sagging, deepening of fold lines, fat that has fallen or has disappeared, jowls developing in the cheeks and jaw, loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin. 

Specialists performing the procedure

Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Mini Face Lift

This surgical procedure is less invasive (smaller, s-shaped incision around the ear) but also aims to improve signs of aging in the lower part of the face. However, it cannot address neck sagging or excess skin
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are physically healthy
    • You have realistic expectations
  • Risks:
    • Swelling
    • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Benefits:
    • Minimal scarring 
    • Improves signs of aging such as deepening of fold lines 

Specialists performing the procedure

Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Liposuction

Reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are physically healthy
    • You are within 30% of your ideal weight 
    • You don’t smoke
    • You have specific goals in mind for body contouring
  • Risks:  
    • Change in skin sensation that may persist 
    • Fluid accumulation 
    • Infection 
    • Persistent swelling 
    • Poor wound healing
  • Benefits:  
    • Liposuction is sometimes used to reduce swelling, discomfort, and pain 
    • Liposuction can improve the patient’s appearance by providing a more natural-looking body fat distribution
    • A person with obesity who loses at least 40 percent of their BMI may need treatment to remove excess skin and other abnormalities. 

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia
Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Liposculpture

Surgical procedure that shapes the body by removing fat from specific areas. It treats little pockets of fat instead of larger areas
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are physically healthy
    • You are within 30% of your ideal weight
    • You don’t smoke
    • You have specific areas in mind for body sculpting
  • Risks:
    • Blood clot 
    • infection or bleeding
    • Unfavorable scarring 
    • Change in skin sensation that may persist
  • Benefits:
    • Can improve the patient’s appearance by removing fat from specific areas 

Specialists performing the procedure

Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Tummy Tuck

Removing Excess skin and fat from the abdomen. Connective tissue is usually tightened with sutures as well to create a toned look by repositioning the remaining skin.
  • Elegibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You have lost much weight – men and women
    • You have had children and carry extra weight around your waist
  • Risks:
    • Fluid accumulation  
    • Poor wound healing 
    • Unexpected scarring 
    • Tissue damage 
    • Changes in skin sensation
  • Benefits:
    • Having an abdomen with more toned and slimmer appearance. 

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia
Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Buttock Lift / Gluteoplasty

The surgery lifts and tightens the skin of the buttocks, removes the excess skin, and the surrounding tissue repositioned to redefine body contour.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are physically healthy
    • You don’t smoke
    • You have realistic expectations
  • Risks:
    • Unfavorable scarring 
    • Persistent pain 
    • Blood clots 
    • Fluid accumulation
  • Benefits:
    • Correct irregularities 
    • Tighten the skin and enhance the overall shape of the buttocks 

Specialists performing the procedure

Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Bichectomy

This procedure removes a structure known as the Bichat fat pad, which in some cases, makes a person’s face to look round and wide.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are physically healthy
    • You don’t smoke
    • You have realistic expectations
  • Risks:  
    • Hematoma
    • Infection
    • Injury to the duct 
    • Prolonged swelling 
    • Numbness or other changes in sensation 
    • Fluid accumulation
  • Benefits:  
    • Reduce cheek volume 
    • Cheekbones and jawline more prominent 
    • Improvement of facial contours 

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia
Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Otoplasty

This type of cosmetic ear surgery changes the shape, position, or size of the ears.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • Your ear or ears stick out too far from your head
    • You’re dissatisfied with a previous ear surgery
  • Risks:
    • Asymmetry in-ear placement
    • Changes in skin sensation 
    • Inflammation of the affected skin
  • Benefits:
    • An immediate change in the appearance of your ears

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia
Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

Upper and lower eyelids blepharoplasty

The procedure reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are physically healthy
    • You don’t have other eye conditions
  • Risks:
    • Infection and bleeding 
    • Noticeable scarring 
    • Injury to eye muscles
  • Benefits:
    • Improvement sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision.  

Specialists performing the procedure

Clínica Oftalmológica del Caribe
International Hospital of Colombia
Dr. Mauricio Jiménez

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