Is there Cosmetic Surgery in Nigeria?
The uninformed public sees the Plastic Surgeon as the beauty surgeon or the surgeon that beautifies. To make this impression worse, some think that Plastic Surgery involves the implantation of plastics into the body especially the face in order to beautify the client or customer.
When people request cosmetic surgery for themselves, it is important that the surgeon questions the client carefully to find out the reasons for the request. If the reason is to restore confidence in the spouse, maintain his/or attractive looks and fight back on matrimonial infidelity, then the surgery may not solve the problem. The customer needs to be appropriately counselled. If this is not properly done and surgery undertaken just for financial benefits, the surgeon may have to bear the full brunt of his or her wrath and litigation if the expected solution does not happen. Other similar circumstances include the hope to get a husband, wife, a new job, or a younger look, and even a political charisma.
It is always advisable an best to take and keep pre-surgery and and post-surgery photographs for medico-legal reasons and to justify ones results by reminding him/her what has been achieved.
Though with very few Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular in Nigeria.
Large breasts may be made smaller in a reduction mammoplasty while small breasts could be made bigger in augmentation mammoplasty, saggy breast can be elevated. In abdominoplasty also called liposuction or tummy tucking, a fat flabby abdomen can be made flat or less fatty.
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Sagging eye lids can be corrected with lid reductions (Blepharoplasty). In this operation, the overhanging upper lids and pockets of fat “water bag” in the lower lids are trimmed to shape and the fat “picked off” with good control of bleeding.
The aging face benefits from a face lift which smoothens out the wrinkles and adds blepharoplasty as part of the procedure.
Rhinoplasties are done to to shape the customers’ noses to shapes and and sizes desired by them. It is important however, to know that the flat and broad African nose lacks the building blocks to produce a high- ridged Caucasian type nose. Foreign materials (implants) used for such purposes are prone to shifting and so deformities that may be unpleasant and embarrassing may occur.
Extra pads of fats around the hips or knees may be removed with liposuction leaving minor scars of stabs incisions used to introduce the liposuction tube.
Recently popularised by the Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike, butt enlargement/augmentation surgeries is now becoming accepted in Nigeria.
Nigerians, especially females that feel the flesh/muscles at the back of their legs are too big or unattractive now visit the plastic surgeon for calf reduction surgeries.
Other common cosmetic surgery procedures are permanent tattoo removal, excision biopsy of lumps in any part of the body, gynaecomastia (big breasts in males), and vaginal tightening surgery.
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Plastic surgery procedures are not cheap. There are about 200 Plastic Surgeons in Nigeria with major Plastic Surgeons located in Teaching Hospitals. In Nigeria, there is an increasing high demand for cosmetic surgery procedures.
There is no fixed price. The cost of Cosmetic Surgery depends on so many factors. They include:
The following are common cosmetic surgery procedures in Nigeria and their estimated cost.
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This post was last modified on January 21, 2023 10:24 pm
Good day. This is really informative, kudos,
I however have a question. Where can one get a lip reduction surgery done in Nigeria?
Are there any practitioners?
It depends on your location. We have a good number of plastic surgeons in Nigeria. They are concentrated in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Ibadan, and Benin city.
Hi, please can you suggest the best doctor for me here in nigeria.
I want to get a nose job done. What do you think about Dr Ayo of grandville medlaser??
Dr Ayo is a renowned plastic surgeon. He is the one that did TONTO DIKE'S BUTT ENLARGEMENT SURGERY. SO YOU CAN GO THERE.
Please can I have Dr. Ayo's number or the location
Here are his contact details...below
Dr Aranmolate Ayobami (Plastic Surgeon)
Grandville Medical and Laser is an international Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre located in the heart of Lagos, located at 6, Oyediran Street off Bode Thomas Surulere, Lagos and Plot 004, Eleganza Shopping Mall Opposite VGC, Lekki ? Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos.
Whatsapp: 08164548279 and 08171530599
Phone: Surulere- (08120208868, 09091770981) and Lekki (08171530599)
Hello good evening pls where can I get ear surgery done ?? Like a big ears where can it be done? In Nigeria?
Yes it can be done in Nigeria. You can have ear reconstructive surgery done in Lagos, Benin, Abuja or Ibadan. It depends on your location. Thank you
Pls, where can someone examine a lump at the back in Lagos main land
Since you are in the mainland go to LUTH, or any trusted general or private hospital new you. Thank you
Mr Udomoh pls you number.
Please check contact us
Hello please I want to do the arm reduction, please any recommendations for Porthacourt??
Arm reduction? I will like you to be a little clearer so i can advise you appropriately. Thank you
Please advise on a very good place where i can get a breast reduction surgery done in Port Harcourt
There are very few cosmetic/plastic surgeons in Port Harcourt am not sure if they do breast reduction sirgeries. Lagos and Abuja are still your surest bet. Thank you
I have scars gotten from stitches on my face can there be surgery to make it disappear and is the best surgeon that can do it here in Nigeria.
Of course,it is done here in Nigeria. It is called scar revision. Thank you
Pls where is the best place to get facial scar revision done here in Lagos
There is a plastic surgery unit in LUTH. GO THERE
Hi,please can I get a diastis recti surgeon in Ibadan or Lagos and how much
Please I don't get your question.
Please were is the best place to get breast reduction surgery in Nigeria
SoulPlace Surgery, Abuja