Beauty has been a subjective term that has gone through different meanings depending on who defines it. In the collective imagination, a generalized idea of what we know about this concept is maintained and, in this same way, it is how the world in which we live has been classified. Aesthetic medicine came as an alternative to “polish” those details that, for whatever reason, make us come into conflict with our image. However, the subspecialized surgeon in microsurgery, Carolina Carvajal, tries to converge her moral values with the responsibility that her medical work means.
A graduate of the Nueva Granada Military University, educated by the best tutors in the field in Colombia, Carvajal dedicated herself to training as a microsurgeon in Taiwan to develop aesthetic skills and achieve much more advanced reconstructions. As a result of years of preparation, it later gave birth to its Carvajal Plastic Surgery brand, which offers a wide range of surgical procedures, both facial and body, invasive or minimally invasive, as well as products for postoperative use such as girdles, creams, among others. others. Being a professional part of the Colombian Society of Plastic Surgery, Carvajal provides advice to beauty queens, actors and musicians, in addition to being linked to foundations that are dedicated to helping populations in a state of vulnerability. And although her vast experience guarantees her knowledge in the field, her goals prioritize a more human side in order to guide her patients in both a physical and psychological process.
“I believe that there are many people who can be helped with plastic surgery, both from an aesthetic point of view and from a reconstructive point of view,” explains the specialist. Although the concern for personal image can usually be connoted as “superficial”, the doctor highlights the importance of these procedures as a possibility that impacts the patient as a whole. It is precisely here that her perception of her beauty comes into play with the responsibility that comes with submitting someone to a surgical change that can affect her mental and physical health.
“It is not an economic issue, it is an issue that implies that what you do will mark the patient for the rest of his life” Dr. Carolina Carvajal
From serum therapies, state-of-the-art laser hydration, mesotherapy, treatments with botulinum toxin, hyaluronic acid, facial masculinization and feminization, to rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, mentoplasty, abdominal markings, liposuction, and more, Carvajal offers a list of services with natural and functional results. , adapted to the unique physical structures of each person. In addition to this, the doctor emphasizes breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients. Since Colombia is a country where approximately 15,000 new cases have been registered in the last year, this type of cancer is the most common among women with an average age of 59 years. Carvajal joins the specialists who seek to lend a hand through their knowledge and experience to those women whose disease caused them to lose a key part of the concept of femininity, with different procedures that are carried out from the mastectomy that do depending on each case.
With local tissues, distant tissues or implants, there are different methods that can be developed in a breast reconstruction with advanced techniques to give way to a new beginning to a patient who has battled with a disease that undoubtedly marked a before and after in her life. . “Looking good is feeling good,” she adds.
But her professionalism transcends the results that we all seek when undergoing an aesthetic procedure, since Dr. Carvajal believes that the particular study of each person she attends is important in order not to make beauty “a dictatorship.” This is her great distinctive which denotes her love for her work. “I also want people to know that yes, plastic surgery is wonderful, it requires a lot of training, it requires a very steep learning curve, but it also means exposure to gigantic risks for both the doctor and the patient.”
His comprehensive training does not allow him to be a “replica factory”, but to maintain the unique beauty of each being, converging his restructuring skills with the specific needs of each of his clients, with a balance between what he wants and what can be done. “It’s about changing lives with awareness,” he concludes, and opens the doors to all people who want to improve their quality of life through treatments that not only focus on tangible results, but also consolidate virtue, beauty and Medicine.