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Glossary – important technical terms

The most important technical terms from cosmetic surgery

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We ask for your understanding that the glossary does not claim to be complete. We want to give you an overview of important terms. The umlauts ä, ö, ü, are treated like the non-umlauted vowels a, o, u, au. Synonymous words are listed separately. If a technical term is not listed, we will be happy to catch it up for you. Please let us know at: info@centerplast.de

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Common terms in plastic surgery

Underarm sweat
Sweat from the glands of the armpit

Acland
English surgeon

Obesity
Obesity is the technical term for fatness

Acne scars
scars after inflammation of the sebaceous gland apparatus or hair follicles

Actinic wrinkles
Signs of damaged skin

Alar base
Base of the nose

ALCL
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma

Age spots
Dark spots of the skin

Age warts
Multiplication of horn-forming skin cells

Cupid bow
Boundary line between the upper lip skin and the upper lip red

Medical history
Doctor-patient consultation to determine symptoms and select treatment

Angulus mandibulae
Lower jaw angle

Anisomastia
Unequal breasts

Antiaging
Treatment of signs of aging of the skin

Arcus marginalis release
Surgical technique for the correction of dark circles

Arnica
Medicinal plant

ASAPS
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic
Aesthetic is often colloquially equated with beautiful

Aesthetic unity
Classification of body regions

Attractive

Reconnaissance
Doctor-patient discussion about the possibilities, limits and risks of treatment

Eyebrows
The shape and position of the eyebrows and the relationship to the eyelid affect the aesthetics

Eyebrow lift
Eyebrow height correction surgery

Eye color
Importance of eye color for attractiveness

Eyelid
Thin fold of skin that protects the eye

Eyelid lift
Eyelid surgery is a variety of surgical techniques to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids

Eye circles
Dark shadows under the eyes

Eye lashes
Hairs on the edge of the upper eyelid and lower eyelid

Corner of the eye
The corners of the eyes are the most important anchor points for the shape and function of the eyelids

Baker
Classification of the degrees of capsular fibrosis according to Baker

Baroudi seams
Sutures to fix the abdominal skin to the abdominal wall

Basal cell carcinoma
Basalioma is a malignant proliferation of cells in the lowest layer of the epidermis

Belly
The contours of the abdomen are of central importance the perception of attractiveness

Abdominoplasty
Tightening of the abdominal wall

Prone position
Position of the patient’s body on the abdomen to allow the surgeon optimal access to the surgical area

Bellybutton
The navel is of cultural and religious significance and a symbol of sensuality

Belotero®
Hyaluronic acid from the Merz company

Consultation
Physician-patient discussion about the best appropriate treatment to meet your goals

Bra Confection Size
Bra size

Biofilm
Sticky shell that protects bacteria from attack

Blepharochalasis
Excess skin on the eyelid

Blepharoptosis
Technical term for a drooping eyelid

Browpexy
Surgical technique for correction of eyebrow shape and eyebrow height in combination with upper eyelid lift.

Brow ptosis
Drooping of the eyebrows

Bromelain
Herbal medicine

Breast malformation
Deviations of the breast shape

Breast ptosis
Hanging of the chest

Breast lift
Surgical techniques for the correction of sagging breasts

Breast reduction
Surgical techniques for reducing the size of the breasts

Twilight sleep
Anesthesia technique that puts the patient in a sleep-like state

Deepithelialize
Surgical technique for removal of the top layer of skin

Inflammation
Defense reactions of the body against germs

Thread lifts
Minimally invasive treatment for tightening

Wrinkles related to facial muscles

Fat embolism
Obstruction of the bloodstream by fat droplets

Subsequent costs insurance
Insurance for aesthetic surgery

Gynecomastia
Benign proliferation of mammary gland tissue in men

Inner bra
Surgical technique to permanently tighten the breast shape

Juvéderm®
Hyaluronic acid from the company Allergan

Keloid
Uncontrolled growing scar

Kryolipolyse
Non-invasive procedure for the reduction of fatty tissue

Minority
Person under 18

Scar proliferation
Growing, itchy, reddish or dark scars are called scar growths.

Nanofat treatment
Nanofat treatment is a stem cell treatment for wrinkle treatment and skin rejuvenation

Scars
Assessment, healing and treatment of scars

O-cut technique
Scar saving breast lift technique

Orthostatic folds
Wrinkles caused by the sinking of the facial fat pads

Polymastia
Excess breast tissue

Polythelie
Supernumerary nipples

Radiesse®
Calcium hydroxyapatite filler from the Merz company

Restylane®
Hyaluronic acid from the company Galderma

Sculptra®
Hyaluronic acid from the company Galderma

Scalpel
surgical instrument for cutting tissue

Forehead lift
Surgical technique to correct eyebrow shape and eyebrow height by removing excess skin in the area of the hairy head.

Symmetry
Side equality

Teosyal®
Product range of the company Teoxane

Tubular breast
Malformation of the breast

Causal relationship
Criteria of a causal relationship

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