South America Medical Tourism – PlacidBlog – Your connection to Medical Tourism Exotic Journeys to Wellness Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:34:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Surgimed Clinica, Ensenada, Mexico Wed, 25 May 2016 11:45:46 +0000 PlacidBlog

Welcome to Surgimed Clinica Located in Baja California, Mexico, Surgimed Clinica is a renowned plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic. The center is owned by famous cosmetic surgeon Dr. Pedro A. Cota, who has an experience of over 18 years in this field. Doctors Dr. Pedro A. Cota obtained his medical degree back in 1997 at the prestigious Autonomous University of Baja California. He continued his training in General Surgery and received his degree (with honours) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Later, he made ​​a 3 year specialization in Plastic Surgery at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Dr. Cota wanted to expand his surgical experience and knowledge, so he pursued further studies in modelling bodies in Brazil, at Ivo Pitanguy’s Institute. Another internationally renowned professor for Dr. Cota was the cosmetic surgery expert Dr. Raúl González. Dr. Cota continued his training in facial surgery in the capital of Spain (Madrid) in the prestigious Peace Hospital. During the years in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Cota has contributed with numerous articles which place him at the forefront of the plastic and cosmetic surgery field. Treatments and Procedures Facial Rejuvenation and Transformation Vertical facelift Eyelid surgery Forehead lift Nose sculpting Chin sculpting Check sculpting Facial liposculpture Ear contouring Body sculpting Precision liposculpture Breast augmentation Breast lift Tummy tuck Arm lift Breast reduction Body implants Calf implants Biceps implants Triceps implants Deltoid implants Buttock implants Why choose Surgimed Clinica? Safe and successful plastic and cosmetic procedures Qualified and friendly medical staff Affordable costs Minimal recovery [...]

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MexStemCells Clinic, Mexico City, Mexico Wed, 25 May 2016 11:35:48 +0000 PlacidBlog

Welcome to MexStemCells Clinic MexStemCells Clinic is a group of renowned, highly trained and experienced medical specialists in Cell Regeneration Therapy using Stem Cells. For over 10 years, the center’s team, has researched and refined their Cell Regeneration and Regenerative medicine treatments and procedures for therapeutic purposes. Thousands of patients have found relief with MexStemCells Clinic‘s advanced cell therapy, which provided them with a real solution for medical conditions which didn’t respond to traditional medication or procedures: diabetes, multiple sclerosis, kidney failure, arthritis and many more. Located in Mexico City, Mexico, MexStemCells Clinic is certified for stem cell treatment by the Ministry of Health in Mexico for the Treatment of Chronic Degenerative Disorders through Stem Cell Therapy. The center’s doctors are certified for stem cell transplantation. Each and every medical case is evaluated by the clinic’s specialists in order to determine if the patient is a suitable candidate for treatment. MexStemCells Clinic facilities Operating Rooms Infusion Room for Application of Intravenous Therapy Rehabilitation Recovery Rooms Dressing Stem Cell Treatments Articular diseases: Articular damage for wear joints such as knee, hip, herniated discs, shoulder Heart Conditions COPD Neurodegenerative conditions: Parkinson, ALS Chronic degenerative diseases: diabetes, kidney failure Immunological conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis Rejuvenation and Aesthetic Facial Pervasive developmental disorders in children and Autism Strokes: ischemic stroke or vascular Other treatable conditions Why choose MexStemCells Clinic? Professionalism Safety and effectiveness Innovative medical procedures Flawless, high quality services The patients are informed about the procedure and everything they need to know before the treatment is done Highly [...]

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Best Way to Lose Belly Fat: Mini vs. Full Tummy Tuck Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:19:05 +0000 PlacidBlog

Some would say that the best way to lose belly fat would be by mini tummy tuck. However, the full tummy tuck can also have advantages. Which would you choose? Here is a comparison.

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What is sleep: 10 interesting facts Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:39:11 +0000 PlacidBlog

Sleep is a physical state of total rest that restores the whole body to be able to resume daily activity. Though essential for any human being, scientists haven’t been able to fully understand sleep. Yet we have the information to help us figure out what actually happens when we close our eyes for the night. What is sleep: Interesting Facts 1. Depending on our age, each of us need some sleep hours. Thus, new-born sleep around 16 hours a day, children ages 3-12 years sleep for about 10 hours, teenagers 13-18 sleep for 9 hours, after turning 19, we sleep for around 8 hours and after 65, we consider we had enough sleep after just 6 hours. 2. What is sleep process about? Our body releases important hormones for the cells and brain to regenerate and for the whole organism to be able to eliminate toxins accumulated throughout one day. 3. There are no sci-fi dreams. We only dream about people and places we have seen, even if we do not remember these when we are awake. “Premonitions” are issues scientists would rather not discuss. 4. Parasomnia is the mass representation of disturbances during sleep. Although normal in childhood, parasomnia is pathological if it persists in adult life, leading to nervousness and sudden moves generated by nightmares, sleep walking. 5.  12 percent of the world’s population has black and white dreams only. Apparently, the percentage was larger before the color TV era! 6.  Dreams are normal. People that never dream have personality disorders. 7. What [...]

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The Most Common Health Problems in Children Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:42:41 +0000 PlacidBlog

It is harder to starve an adult than to educate a child to have a healthy eating behavior. So why not act on it? The most common health problems in children are not going away yet.

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Being Overweight vs. Being Obese Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:12:40 +0000 PlacidBlog

“Being a bit overweight” quickly turns into “being obese” and the scary thought of turning into “morbidly obese” is not seriously on our mind until it's too late. What brought us here?

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Factors To Consider When Opting For LASIK Eye Surgery Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:39:14 +0000 PlacidBlog

LASIK Eye Surgery may be the most popular form of laser eye surgery available today. It is designed to treat eye conditions like astigmatism, hyperopia, and myopia, conditions that affect a lot of people worldwide. LASIK generally has high success rates. Yet, there are certain situations when LASIK is NOT the best option. The success of this sought-after medical procedure depends on the more factors. Eye Health If you suffer from any kind of eye condition, you have to get it cured before undergoing LASIK procedure. Any errors, like refractive or abnormal pupils, must be corrected. Your vision must be stable for at least a year before considering going through with the procedure. If any errors are not resolved, you can discover that after surgery you may have glares, halos, or other common side effects of laser eye surgery. Doctors also advise that checking the cornea for the right thickness. Since Laser eye surgery involves exactly reshaping the cornea, a thinner layer can also affect the success rate of the operation. Body Health Your overall health is important. Certain health conditions may disqualify one from going through with LASIK Eye Surgery, particularly autoimmune diseases. Also, pregnant or nursing women should also delay having the procedure. The Right Age Age can be an important factor that affects the success the surgery. Usually, the optimal age for qualified patients is at least 18 or 21. There is no upper age limit as to who can go through procedure, but younger patients have shown the best results. Undoubtedly, [...]

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Alcohol – Why Do Teenagers Drink? Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:30:35 +0000 PlacidBlog

It seems that pressure to drink appears and for many teenagers and it can be difficult to say “no”, especially when you want to be accepted by a group. But alcohol is harmful, it destroys life and can kill. Here are some of the reasons why teenagers drink: – To relax – To feel better – To get rid of their trouble – To be accepted and to fit in a group   The effects of alcohol on vital organs: – Stomach: after you drink, 20% of the alcohol passes directly into the bloodstream, the rest of the alcohol reaches the small intestine where it is absorbed into the blood – Brain: alcohol affects brain activity and slows the nervous system actions. Thinking and concentration are affected – Liver: the liver breaks down alcohol into water, carbon dioxide and energy. The liver can break down alcohol only 15 ml/hour. If you drink more than that, the rest of the alcohol continues to circulate in the blood. Alcohol also affects the ability of the liver to break down fat. This is called cirrhosis of the liver and is caused by alcohol abuse. Cirrhosis of liver cells block blood flow, leading to reduced oxygen and even death. Basically don’t consume alcohol at an early age, it can affect your development. Drunk-driving For teens, drunk-driving is an important issue as it is the major cause of death among adolescents 18-19 years. Alcohol reduces the ability to judge distances and speeds, reduces focus, slows reflexes and increases the willingness to [...]

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Quit smoking, it’s easy! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:30:22 +0000 PlacidBlog

Do you want to quit smoking? You can do it without any help whatsoever. Just see these simple steps that can make you think twice.

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Cheaper Options for Medical Care Abroad Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:38:23 +0000 PlacidBlog

Lower costs don't mean lower quality -on the contrary.

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