El Botox

Muscle relaxation for the forehead, glabella (between the eyebrows) & crow’s feet.

Botox has become so popular that it is not necessary to insist on using this wonderful tool for correcting the signs of aging. Its name comes from “botulinum toxina” which in its normal concentration is a poison, but which has been used for the past 25 years in neurology at a dosage of up to 200 times less than its normal concentration.

Botulinum toxin brings about muscular paralysis, blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the neuromuscular junctions inside a structure known as a synapse. This localised paralysis does not spread into the body, and the nervous system forms new nerve sprouts within a few months. This means the effects of botulinum toxin are temporary.

The main applications are the paralysis, or rather the relaxing, of certain facial muscles used when gesturing, such as the forehead muscle which causes the forehead to wrinkle when it contracts, the orbicular muscle, which produces crows feet, the corrugator and procerus muscles that cause wrinkles in the glabella, or the space between the eyebrows.

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There are other applications, using the paralysis of the microfibres of the muscles to relax and improve the wrinkles on the upper and lower lips (commonly referred to as bar code lines), and also the platysma bands (cords that appear when the neck muscles contract and that remain as age progresses).

It is important to know that botulinum toxin has its successes, its failures and its limitations. It should be used for a limited period of time and after a certain age should no longer be used, passing to surgery to correct the loss of elasticity in the skin.

While it is true that it relaxes the muscles of gestural expression of the upper part of the face, it is also true that the face is left looking smoother, but without being able to move. Furthermore, depending on which injection technique is employed, you can raise the tail of the eyebrows, but the lift cannot be controlled 100% and it could end up giving what we call the “Mefisto look”, where the eyebrows take the shape of an inverted V giving an “evil” appearance.

Also, if the botulinum toxin is injected too close to the eyes, it can completely prevent the eyebrows being raised, giving the sensation of heavy and drooping eyes. The reason for this sensation is that during the course of our life, the upper eyelid has more skin and is heavier. Consequently, you open your eyes raise your eyebrows, which causes wrinkles on the forehead and makes the eyes look rounder.

Another limitation is the gradual appearance of wrinkles above and below the injection points of the crow’s feet. To understand this problem, you have to understand that the orbicular muscle of the eye, which is responsible for the crow’s feet, has the shape of a pair of round glasses from one to three centimetres in diameter. Meaning that if you repeatedly paralyse a limited section of this muscle, new wrinkles will gradually appear above and below the paralysed area.

When this happens, it is time to start thinking about a different method of correction, and specifically how surgery can help.

25 years ago, botulinum toxin was originally used to correct squinting, blocking the muscle controlling the eyes, and for the past 10 years, it has been used in the field of aesthetics. It has not been known to cause any serious problems.

As an expert witness to the court, I can say that the very few cases of complications that have been recorded around the world have been due more to the incorrect use of the product, rather than the product itself.

In fact, I would like to bring to the attention of everyone a dangerous practice that has originated in England, known as a “botox party”. This involves group sessions of botox injections, often performed in private houses by someone who is not professionally qualified.

Legally speaking, only a doctor can take responsibility for injecting any product, and nurses are also allowed to perform this under the responsibility of a doctor. People must understand that the problem does not lie in taking a syringe, perforating the skin and pushing the plunger, but rather with the product that is inside the syringe.

Any product with a pharmacological effect can, even though only on rare occasions, produce side effects and complications that only a doctor is qualified to treat. It is not worth taking the risk of trusting someone who has not undergone thorough medical training. Even though only one patient out of a million might have problems, it can happen to anyone.

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Dr. P. Frank Albrecht, Dr. Pierjean Frank Albrecht, Marbella Clinic

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Editorial: Dr. Pier Albrecht, Dr. Pierre Albrecht, Dr. Pierjean Albrecht,
Dr. Pier Jean Albrecht, Dr. Pierre F. Albrecht, Dr. Pierre Frank Albrecht,
Dr. P. Frank Albrecht, Dr. Pierjean Frank Albrecht, Marbella Clinic

Dr. Pierre Albrecht in Essential Magazine

Pierjean (pier) Albrecht : Press article in ESSENTIAL MAGAZINE february 2007

 

 

 

 

Dr. Pierjean Albrecht in Essential Magazine - 2007
Pierjean (pier) Albrecht in Essential Magazine – 2007

 

Pierjean Albrecht in Essential Magazine - 2007
Pierjean (pier) Albrecht in Essential Magazine – 2007

 

Dr.Pierjean Albrecht in Essential Magazine - 2007
Pierjean (pier) Albrecht in Essential Magazine – 2007

Spanish translation of an article published in 2007 by ESSENTIAL MAGAZINE, about the personal and profesional philosophy of Dr. Pierjean (pier) ALBRECHT 

Para sus pacientes, Dr Pier (Pierre) Albrecht es mas que su cirujano plastico. El es un mago con la habilidad de transformar aranas en principes, patitos feos en cisnes y incluso de invertir el reloj de la edad. Es facil de ver porque, mirando fotos pre-operativos de clientes con malas cicatrices, arrugados, con piel colgante o sin mamas y los resultados buenos y suaves que el ha conseguido.. Solo hay un problema – le ven tambien como el doctor felicidad, capaz de transformar su vida como sus formas, con unos toques de su bisturi.

Con aptitudes conseguidas a traves de 16 años de formacion intensiva, Dr Albrecht puede seguramente entregar cuerpos mas “sexi”, y figuras mas jovenes, y esta deacuerdo en que un cuerpo con mejores formas y mas terso, una cara con lineas refrescadas, pueden funccionar de maravilla para la auto-estima. Por lo tanto, -y el es probablamente el primer miembro de su profesion admitiendolo y publicandolo – la cirugia estetica es solo una pequeña ayuda para conseguir la unica cosa que la mayoria de sus pacientes busca en el fundo de de su alma, ser amado.

“No puede comprar amor con un facelift o un aumento de mama , no mas que con un ferrari o un bolsa de mano Hermes, y aun asi, cada dia en mi trabajo veo a pacientes que intentan encontrar la felicidad solo con mejoras fisicas” dice el. A raiz de su sentido de responsabilidad profesional, Pier (pierre) Albrecht ha puesto en palabras lo que sus coleguas raramente hablan en publico, “para reasegurar la generacion joven en particular, que tiene que confiar en sus calidades personales, mirar dentro de si mismo para la llave de su felicidad, y aprender a dar”.

Lo que empiezo con una serie de articulos publicados en la revista propia “transform-magazine”, ha crecido hasta un manuscrito para un libro de 240 paginas, que ha necesitado 3 años para escribirse, a lo largo de fines de semanas, y que contiene revelaciones de susto:

- La mayoria de los pacientes no son honestos con si mismos cuando dicendo que quieren operarse “solo para ellos mismos”.

- Casi el 100% de los pacientes no estan felices en su relaciones romanticas y piensan que la cirugia estetica va ser una solucion facil.

- La Liposuccion y el aumento de mamas se ha convertido en un regalo de cumpleaños de los padres a su hija a los 18 .

- Adolescentes tan jovenes que 14 han pedido liposucciones – con el consentimiento de los padres – (la politica del Doctor Pier (pierjean) Albrecht es de rechazar este procedimiento debajo de 18 años de edad).

El libro  contiene la propia formula del Dr Pier (pierre) Albrecht para encontrar el amor y la felicidad, como la cirugia cosmetica puede ser positiva para conseguir resultados realistas, y cita muchos casos reales conmovedores, como el de este disc-jockey de 27 años que tenia panico con la minima arruga en su cara por miedo a perder su audiencia de adolescente, y como consecuencia, su trabajo. Y tambien hay la historia de esa chica de 18 que se ha puesto a llorar cuando un cirujano plastico que habia consultado le dijo ” nadie podria vivir con una narriz como la suya”. Buscando una segunda opinion de la parte del Dr Pierre (pier) Albrecht, quien explico que la podria poner mas mona, pero no mas guapa, porque ya lo estaba, se fue con su narriz, y su auto estima intacta.

“Hoy en la sociedad, hay una presion muy alta sobre los jovenes para que tengan cuerpos de supermodelos o cara de estrella de cine, para que se ganen la aprobacion y admiracon de sus semejantes”. Dice el Dr Pierjean (pierre) Albrecht. ” Casi cada cliente me dice que solo quieren ello para si mismo, pero no es verdad. Cuando les pregunto si harian cirugia plastica en una isla desierta, contestan que no”.

“EL problema es que la felicidad depende de factores exteriores sobre los cuales tenemos poca influencia. En teoria podriamos decir que se puede trabajar duro para ganar lo suficiente dinero para ser felices, podemos desarollar habilidades necesarias para seducir, podemos mejorar nuestra aparencia para encontrar parejas, y podemos cuidar nuestro cuerpo para conservar nuestra salud, pero son paraisos falsos. Con dinero, belleza y salud, podemos seducir, pero el verdadero amor requiere mas.

“Epicurio nos enseña que tendriamos que distinguir entre lo que nos va entregar felicidad y lo que que nos hace buscar indefinidamente para esa felicidad, que al final se convierte en una fuente de frustracion. – esos son los  deseos que son dificiles de alcanzar, como la fama, la gloria, la riquesa y el poder-  en vez de las cosas sencillas como disfrutar de la belleza de la naturaleza y los sencillos placeres de la vida. EL paradojo de nuestra epoca es que sabemos de la felicidad interior, pero desarollamos cada dia mas objetos consumeristos para alcanzarla (felicidad) que son en realidad cosas como juguetes y para el placer, la mayoria de estos contribuyendo al calentamiento global. La busqueda de la salud se convierte en una busqueda egocentrica de un cuerpo bonito y eficaz, la busqueda de la felicidad se convierte en la busqueda del placer, y la busqueda del amor se convierte en la busqueda del sexo.”

La propia infancia del Dr Pier Albrecht ha influido mucho en sus creencias. Se ha criado en los bosques de los Vosges, cerca de Estrasburgo, donde la naturaleza jugaba un papel clave. “Era un sitio hermoso, todo era en una harmonia perfecta, pero cuando he salido en el mundo , todo era el contrario” dice el. “Me ha hecho pensar. Tambien mis padres me han dado toda la libertad y la confianza, habia amor pero no reglas. Naturalmente he hecho errores a lo largo del camino, que tambien me han hecho pensar. He practicado la meditacion durante 20 años. Deberiamos todos tomar un tiempo largo para valorar a si mismo con honestidad, es muy importante encontrar la paz interior que todos buscamos, permitiendonos disfrutar la vida libres, y no con esclavitud a nuestros deseos. Entonces podemos dar mas a los demas”.

Esos deseos tiranicos aparecen con la confusion de la felicidad y del placer, que empieza en la cuna, dice el Dr Pier (pierre) Albrecht. ·” Desde el momento en que lloremos para conseguir la leche materna, y que nos sentimos aliviados al conseguirla, estamos concientes de esta sensacion de satisfaccion que nos lleva a confundir un deseo cumplido con la felicidad. Mas tarde en la vida, la famosa adrenalina entra en juego. Esta droga de accion rapida, tiene un efecto a corto plazo. Siempre se necesita mas, porque la essencia misma del placer es que no dura. Todas las revistas para hombres y mujeres contienen articulos sobre el sexo, pero en vez de promover el alcanze de una vida sexual a traves del amor y de la ternura, hacen creer a la gente que es una question de tecnica. Se puede conseguir sexo bueno con un partenario ocasional, pero es mil veces mejor si su cuerpo esta sincronizado con su corazon. Se trata de dar y compartir sentimientos delicados, en vev de coger y disfrutar placer fisico”.”

El Dr Pier (pierjean) Albrecht siente que la gente joven en particular van perdiendo el norte.” Viven en un mundo irreal, con sus IPods y telefonos moviles y videojuegos que les permiten vivir una vida virtual que no es la suya, donde todo el mundo se parece a Lara Croft. Tienen mas supuestos placeres que las generaciones previas, pero es obvio que no son mas felices. Al contrario, el placer puede ser el enemigo de la felicidad, que no se puede encontrar a traves de bienes materiales. La naturaleza, el canto de un pajaro, contemplar el cielo, las nubes, el mar, hay cosas que nos pueden traer momentos de intenso placer y felicidad. En cuando se trata de encontra el amor, hay un sencillo y corto camino; primero tiene que entregar amor. Una vez que hace eso, se siente uno tan lleno que no necesita mas buscar el amor. El amor llega como un regalo encima de un sentimiento permanente de felicidad. Cualquiera que consigue querer a si mismo y a los demas, sin esperar nada en cambio, y con compasion, llega mas cerca de alcanzar su propia felicidad permanente.”

Aunque el Dr Pierre (pier) Albrecht haya encontrado la mayoria de esa felicidad a traves de sus relaciones con sus pacientes, es sorprendente que  este guapo soltero de eleccion nunca haya elegido casarce. ” Mi trabajo es muy exigente y no quiero hacer alguien infeliz al no estar presente” dice el. “Ademas, creo personalmente que la passion dura mas con un poco de distancia. Cuando se conocen al principio las parejas tienen entusiasma en cuanto a las calidades que comparten. Pero cuando viven junto, frentandose a los problemas de la vida quotidiana, descubren lo que no tienen en comun, y esas diferencias pueden destruir un matrimonio”.

A los 44, pero pareciendo 34, muchos se preguntan si el Dr Albrecht es un auto retrato de su propio arte. En realidad su aparencia joven es genetica, pero el probara seguramente sus propias tecnicas sobre el mismo “cuando el momento habra llagado, y cuando tendre tiempo”. En general, el recomienda los 30 como la edad mejor para empezar un tratamiento, cuando la piel es mas elastica. Ha estudiado medicina y cirugia general, antes de cambiar hacia la cirugia plastica estetica, consiguiendo un titulo postgrado CUM LAUDA que le autoriza a dirigir investigaciones y dar clases. Ha desarollado nuevas tecnicas y ha escrito articulos cientificos para revistas medicas de prestigo como el “Aesthetic Surgery Journal” de america, en agosto pasado, en el cual describe un procedimiento avanzado pero menos invasivo, trabajando en muchos detalles de la cara, para conseguir resultados mas naturales con menos ciatrices visibles que en un face lift estandar. Al ser frances, el compara naturalmente con el mundo de la moda. “Es la diferencia entre el “la ropa ya lista y la alta costura – el secreto esta en los pequeños detalles, mejor que en los grandes cortes que puede resultar en efecto de pelicula de miedo. Es muy grato ayudar a gente sentirse mejor con si misma. No hay nada mal al disfrutar de las nuevas tecnicas extraordinarias  de hoy en dia para parecer mas joven y mas sexi, pero uno debe aprender a usar esa “bendicion” con sabiduria y para las razones idoneas”

Dr Pier (pierjean) Albrecht es un cirujano, especialisandose en cirugia Plastica, Reconstructiva y Estetica, registrado en el Colegio de Medicos de Malaga. Tambien es perito Judicial

Pier Albrecht

Pier (pierre) Albrecht

 

History of the diet

Diet as part of a global medicine and health science:

Chinese medicine

Historically, the most ancient references to dieting to stay healthy come from Asia. China and India are areas where traditional medicine established life rules and, more specifically, dieting rules, which are totally inserted into their medical tradition.

Indian medicine

Chinese energetic medicine and Indian ayurvedic medicine include very strict dieting rules as a basis for health, to the extent that Chinese doctors used to advise people and only got paid when the patient was cured. Ill patients ceased to pay until recovery.

There is a certain logic to it; unfortunately, modern medicine and its science are based on studying diseases and fighting them, and there are only few references to positive health science. In medical schools students learn about diseases but not about health. We need only remember the words of the father of modern French medicine: “Health is the silence of the organs”, quite a limited definition if we take into account that certain organs, like the heart, remains silent until it suffers a heart attack, even when a long time goes by from the moment the coronary arteries begin to clog until the stroke.

Egyptian and Jewish diet

Surely Egyptians must have had their own tradition but it is not known with certainty. What is known is that they were greatly influenced by Hebrews, they have dietary recommendations in their sacred books and a very interesting tradition called “kosher” food which forbids eating pork, pre-weaning veal and fermented bread, fast.

It is somewhat more advanced than dieting in the Christian tradition, fast and Good Friday.

Greek diet

In the lay Western world, it is in Greece where we find the oldest tradition of life hygiene based on proper dieting. The greek word “diaita”, life style, the art of living, can be translated as pro-hygiene life in general. The latin word “diaeta”, diet, eating habits, refers to a therapeutic protocol.

In Plato we can already see an interest in diet, in statements such as “Let dietetics be your first medicine”, “If you fall ill, a proper diet will give you the best opportunity to heal”.

Another philosopher, Socrates, also said “May each person take a look at themselves and write down what food, drink, and exercise is good for them and how to use them to stay in perfect health.” Hippocrates, father of medicine, used to teach about the influence of food over the human body: “Each of the substances of a man’s diet acts upon his body and changes it in some way, and upon these changes his whole life depends, whether he be in health, in sickness, or convalescent”. “Eating more than is demanded by nature is, surely, exposing ourselves to several diseases”.

For the Greeks, dieting is hygiene of life and in the 5th century B.C. dietetics was already regarded as a medical philosophy.

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Editorial: Dr. Pier Albrecht, Dr. Pierre Albrecht, Dr. Pierjean Albrecht,
Dr. Pier Jean Albrecht, Dr. Pierre F. Albrecht, Dr. Pierre Frank Albrecht,
Dr. P. Frank Albrecht, Dr. Pierjean Frank Albrecht, Marbella Clinic

Sleep : the white-sheet therapy.

“ Every day we are unavoidably subjected to artificial electromagnetic fields that affect our body and generate insomnia, migraines and premature aging. These conditions can be prevented by something as simple as sleeping properly.

Exposure to artificial electromagnetic fields can bring about con ditions ranging from migraines and insomnia to degenerative diseases.

08:00 in the morning

The alarm clock goes off, we stretch, switch on the light and go off in the direction of the kitchen. We put on the coffee-pot, heat the milk in the microwave and while the bread is toasting we have a shower with water heated by the electric water heater and then dry our hair with the hair-dryer. This is how nearly everyone begins their day. So far, in only half or three quarters of an hour, and before even leaving the house, we have been exposed to at least seven artificial electromagnetic fields which, even though weak, alter our body and generate stress that brings about reduced efficiency in the immune system which, in the long run can cause serious chronic or degenerative diseases such as cancer, leukaemia, Alzheimer, cataracts or diabetes as they increase our oxidative stress.

Nowadays it is practically unavoidable to use a mobile phone, spend several hours in front of a computer, listen to the radio or watch TV. Progress has brought us all these technological miracles, and there are still more to come, but it has also altered our environment and our relationship with nature.

Invisi ble presence : in our bedrom

It is not my intention to alarm anybody with these words. I only want to call your attention to the invisible reality of the electromagnetic fields that affect our lives and also our sleep. Yes, they also affect the way we sleep, although sometimes we are not aware of the conditions in which we perform one of the most important tasks for our body: rest. Every night we go to sleep surrounded by electronic equipment, but even more than that, our beds do not favour repose. They even bring about a reduction in Serotonin blood levels, this being the neurotransmitter that, after being transformed to Melatonin, functions as a natural sleep inducer. Knowing this, it is hardly surprising that we suffer from stress, insomnia, migraines, fatigue, depressions, irritability or nerves, all disorders that sometimes, as they become more frequent, are then considered to be inevitable.

The solution : as simple as sleeping well .

However, there is a way to correct the daily effects of the electromagnetic fields in our body. Doctor Darío Acuña, from the University of Granada, and Doctor Germaine Escames have written a paper specifically dealing with this subject, titled “Oxidative stress under conditions of controlled rest”, with which they demonstrate that sleeping in a Biovital bed reduces a third of the oxidative stress level, which is what increases the probabilities of developing degenerative diseases. So much so that this research has been awarded the first prize for the best research in 2005 in the field of scientific research, and the best anti-aging and longevity product in the XX I National Congress of the Spanish Association for Medicine and Aesthetics. (SEME)

This paper, which has been declared to be of health interest, maintains that by sleeping in a bed made of natural products it is possible to alleviate the effects produced by electromagnetic fields in our body because, to begin with, they eliminate the metal from the springs in the mattress and the base, which act as a transmitter.

Falling asleep in harmony with nature They also use a mattress made of latex with a sheet of coconut fibre that absorbs the moisture from our body and prevents us from sleeping in a damp atmosphere, which is what happens when we use synthetic fibres that are unable to “dry” our perspiration, thus generating rheumatism and arthritis. Snoring can also be caused by the lack of oxygenation generated by the absence of perspiration, and for this reason a mattress cover of merino wool is provided, incorporating a layer of charcoal and an earth connection which is also found in the duvet.

All of this, according to the report, increases the production of Melatonin by eliminating the problem of the electromagnetic charges and therefore reduces the oxidative stress that brings about degenerative diseases. Furthermore, and at the same time, it provides a solution to problems of posture, pressure, oxygenation and moisture regulation while we are asleep. Which means that sleeping is converted into a real therapy. Sweet, and healthy, dreams.

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Dr. Pier Jean Albrecht, Dr. Pierre F. Albrecht, Dr. Pierre Frank Albrecht,
Dr. P. Frank Albrecht, Dr. Pierjean Frank Albrecht, Marbella Clinic

Aesthetic surgery of young breast

Since ancient times the female breast is accepted as a unique sym bol for femininity , seduction and fertility even in very distinct cultures all over the world . Apart of its cultural role the female breast has even gained more importance in our modern society when we have a loo k at fashion , music and media , were the perfect bust nearly sems to be a key element for suces .

>>>Apart from its cultural role, the female breast has gained even greater importance in

our modern society.

Speaking only of the societies based on western ideals of beauty, the image of the “ideal” female breast changed a lot during the last century following the great changes in social life like sexual liberation in the late sixties, upcoming feminism, the new femininity of the eighties and the androgyny of the nineties which substantially influenced the self-confidence of especially the young woman regarding her looks as well as her outer image in society, media and fashion. The new millennium, in spite of its obvious futureorientated acceleration and progression of all aspects of life, actually recreated a female look and style that is reminiscence to the times when a full breast was an important part of any woman’s sensual and seductive femininity.

>>>The breast of the young woman between 18 and 30 years of age has totally different needs from those of a woman of over 30 years who has maybe already had a baby.

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This reborn image being transmitted by topmodels at the current fashion shows, by young female stars in the movies and by famous pop stars is reflected in every aspect of fashion and social life and makes more and more younger women to undergo plastic surgery to achieve the bust line that they feel belongs to them but accidentally was not given to them by nature.

From a plastic surgeons view, the female breast is something very delicate to change because in has an evident impact on the patient’s life and contrary to the image created by many so called “Aesthetic surgery businesses” you can not seriously offer a one price-one technique solution to achieve excellent aesthetic results. The very complex composition of the female breast consisting of glandular (milk-producing) tissue, fatty tissue and numerous fibre-like bands which hold the breast in its natural form demands anatomical expertise and individual techniques which take in consideration the age-related changes of the breast tissue. The breast of the young woman between 18 and 30 years of age has totally different needs regarding the type and shape of the implant, the position of the implant and even the position of the scars than a woman over 30 years with children. It is important to know that the tissue composition of the female breast isn’t static, but tends to change regarding the relation between glandular tissue and fatty tissue which subsequently affects firmness, elasticity and shape of the breast.

Therefore, the operating technique must be carefully adapted to the age of the patient taking in consideration the following elements :

Contrary to most women who did give birth, young women with small breasts mostly don’t have any or only minimal sagging of the breast, so the fold under the breast is not very accentuated and may even be absent. This fact diminishes the advantage of placing the implants via an incision in this fold, because the scars are not automatically hidden by the normal form of the breast like in older women. So the alternative access placing the implants via a small incision below the areola can provide excellent results with a scar even less visible and therefore needs to be considered carefully together with the treating surgeon. After a decision for the placement of the future scars has been taken, the position of the implants in the breast needs to be evaluated. Basically, a breast implant can be placed directly underneath the gland overlying the pectoral muscle or it can be placed underneath the muscle. Besides the patient’s expectations regarding the desired shape of the enlarged breast the age and the actual shape of the breasts play a very important role in making that decision. In a young woman presenting no or minimal sagging of the breast, a good elasticity of the skin and a normal breast shape, placing the implant underneath the muscle provides excellent aesthetic outcome, a better protection of the implant through the muscle and more satisfying long term results because the muscle prevents the implant from sagging.

Also if the breast is very small and the desired augmentation is more than one size, the position behind the muscle is advisable, as the glandular tissue would not cover the implant, and the result would not be natural.

>>>Today’s market offers a broad variety of different implant shapes and sizes.

On the other hand, if the patient is older and maybe has already given birth and gone

through a period of breastfeeding, the shape of breast may require the need to put the implant directly underneath the gland to provide enough volume to fill up the skin stretched by sagging.

The last important point to consider together with the treating surgeon is the style or shape of the implant. As in all other areas of life, science and technology provided a steady and remarkable improvement of breast implants during the last 10 years. Modern silicone implants have a highly resistant shell covering a soft, gel-like core, therefore providing a soft, natural feeling never achieved before while offering implant life expectations of 15 years and more. Today’s market offers a broad variety of different implant shapes and sizes which allow for an individual solution for almost every patient. Any responsible plastic surgeon should thoroughly discuss the different types of implants with the patient, and should provide the possibility to touch them, to know how they feel and to try out different shapes and sizes by wearing them inside a bra.

>>>Therefore, the operating technique must be carefully adapted to the age of the patient.

Based on his experience, the surgeon will suggest a certain range of implants that will suit the individual needs of the woman, but in most cases there will be the possibility to choose between a more rounded breast form with a little bit more volume in the upper part or a more natural, tear shaped form; or to decide between different degrees of implantsoftness referring to the patient’s individual taste.

There is no unique breast shape that can be taken to be “the ideal breast” for every woman; the most important thing when it comes to deciding about the size and shape is to give every woman her own very unique shape that suits her body and style. The seduction evoked by a perfect bust line is not only related to volume, but to an individual harmony in the relation between the breast and the chest.

This kind of harmony, that can be achieved at any age, is what we always aim to create in our patients.

Taking care of the individual needs of the woman’s anatomy and taking into consideration the elements mentioned above, the breast augmentation with silicone implants is a safe and reliable procedure with excellent and long lasting aesthetic results, especially when performed on younger women.

The following interview with a 29 year old patient is an example of the results that can be achieved with implants in a patient who has slightly saggy breast but does not want a correction with an additional uplift. The excellent results achieved by breast augmentation in a patient who has small breasts without any sagging are illustrated by photos of another 26 year old patient.

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Editorial: Dr. Pier Albrecht, Dr. Pierre Albrecht, Dr. Pierjean Albrecht,
Dr. Pier Jean Albrecht, Dr. Pierre F. Albrecht, Dr. Pierre Frank Albrecht,
Dr. P. Frank Albrecht, Dr. Pierjean Frank Albrecht, Marbella Clinic

The therapeutic importance of physical execise:

A brisk fifteen minute walk to the shops or the office constitutes cardio-vascular activity and therefore may be regarded as part of an exercise regime

By definition, physical activity signifies any bodily movement that results in the expenditure of energy and therefore encompasses most of the actions involved in our daily lives including anything from making the bed to walking the dog.

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The importance of maintaining a healthy heart should not be underestimated at any age, but especially by those of advancing years.

On the other hand, physical exercise denotes a particular activity whereby energetic movements increase the heart rate and consequently the speed at which blood is pumped around the body. Moreover, it is associated with activities which involve the concentrated expansion and contraction of various muscles in order to maintain or to change bodily shape.

However, this does not necessarily mean that physical exercise incorporates only activities that are strenuous or over-exertive. Indeed, a brisk fifteen minute walk to the shops or the office constitutes cardio-vascular activity and therefore may be regarded as part of an exercise regime.

In contrast, a sedentary lifestyle implies the complete lack of any physical exercise. Although normal daily routines invariably amount to a certain degree of activity, the absence of cardio-vascular stimulation of any kind indicates an inadequate level of fitness for what is considered necessary to good health based on scientific evidence.

Nowadays, with the ever-increasing importance of physical appearance, the external benefits of internal health are often overlooked and exercise is avoided in favour of more effortless ways to alter the physical shape. However, physical exercise serves not only as an aid to esthetical enhancement, but rather as a maintenance programme for the entire body.

The importance of maintaining a healthy heart should not be underestimated at any age, but especially by those of advancing years. Healthy cardio-vascular and pulmonary systems can prevent serious illness and prolong life expectancy and furthermore, aid recovery after surgical procedures.

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The macrobiotic or enegy diet

It depends on the needs of each individual to search for the absolut e truth, and to stop

the search once he bel ieves he has found it.

the macrobiotic diet, created in Japan at the hand of George Oshawa, is based on the search for physical and emotional equilibrium through the harmony of diet, and for which foods are classified as being either Y in or Y ang. We shall take a look at these principles, and their advantages or disadvantages.

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This diet is based on a carbohydrate intake, especially of rice, plus a quantity of vegetable proteins such as soy, pulses, vegetables and Japanese seaweed, very rich in minerals.

The majority of people who follow this diet develop a series of deficiencies that result in a very pale appearance. It is paradoxical that the “pioneers of the macrobiotic diet”, such as Michio Kushi or his wife, appear so full of health and energy – possibly because of their Oriental origins they are more familiar with this kind of diet – or maybe because they are not too strict in following their own doctrines.

As we mentioned above, the macrobiotic diet is based on the balance between the Yin and Y ang of foods and of life in general. It is a very interesting subject to study, I have done so and I followed the diet for three years, so I am in a position to say that, although if followed correctly it enables the body to eliminate toxins, I do not think it can be recommended for everyone.

In fact, followers of the macrobiotic diet develop a number of deficiencies that lead to specific ailments. And what happens is that the followers of this doctrine practice it almost as a religion and their view of life is then seen through the diet. Neither is it easy to adapt social relationships to this lifestyle and way of eating. The question is: Is a healthy way of life an end or a means? Should our existence be organized around our search for good health or do we only have to find a balance to be able to live and develop?

It depends on the needs of each individual to search for the absolute truth and to stop the search once he believes he has found it.

The reality is that the followers of Kushi have found the truth they were looking for and if this enables them to grow, then they have done the right thing.

One last detail about the macrobiotic diet: If we take blood groups into account, the people most suited to this diet are those with blood group A, provided that they eat the pulses and cereals recommended.

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The quest for HAPPINESS charter 2

In this new chapter on the quest for happiness, we shall continue to delve deeper into thisimportant item that is of interest to everyone. We will attempt to define concepts such as “happiness” “interior joy” or “wellbeing”, and also to discover how this subject has been dealt with during the course of humanity.

What happened when I asked someone to read this chapter on definitions could serve as a good example of how difficult it is to give a precise meaning to these words.

It involves a patient of mine, Ana Mª V…, a 36 year old psychologist who read this chapter on the quest for happiness. Her comment was “It’s not bad… I agree with what you say, but from my point of view, joy is something momentary whilst happiness is something more lasting”. As happens all too often in our personal and professional lives, her opinion is based on the words used and not on their significance. To avoid this kind of problem and to not give so much importance to words, you could try to invent a more fluid concept, imagining a continuous interior state of well-being that makes you feel good whenever and wherever you are. Therefore a deep interior feeling of continuous wellbeing exists, or might exist. Again I have used the word “well-being”, and each of you can interpret it as you wish, but to me it seems to be the most neutral expression. This is what I would call “interior joy”.

So, apart from this permanent feeling of wellbeing, we can also experience moments of “well-being that are more intense than usual”, which would contrast with the normal state of wellbeing. This condition is characterised by the implication that it cannot last for long because it depends on one or several external factors that are not permanent.

For some people the external factor that generates those famous endorphins released by our brain to make us feel good will be artificial, such as the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco. For others it could be natural, through sex, music or sports. For me, this feeling of intense, specific well-being is what I would call pleasure, I do not consider it to be happiness. But for most people, happiness still depends on external factors like, for example, the fact of having money, a partner, a house, children, material assets, travelling, or not doing anything, lying on the beach, enjoying the sun, the sky and the birds. When I mentioned joy in the introduction to this article, I was referring to the concept of joy that is used in religious books. These books make reference to joy, not to happiness. The scholars and the prophets who have dwelt upon this subject claim that it is not possible to find happiness on this earth, although you can find interior joy. As you see, different names can be given to it – the concepts can even be confused – by calling joy what others call happiness. The essential thing is to understand that it is possible to attain an interior state of permanent wellbeing that does not depend on the external conditions of life, and that this deep, permanent state is more intense and will fulfil us more, bringing us peace. It would be impossible to achieve this if our state depended on external factors, that we could call stimulants (either physical or emotional). We all have friends or relatives who are full of “joy” and transmit this to others. Always happy, they are extremely positive, they like everyone and almost everything.

Well also know other people who are never happy, there is always something that they are missing, something they need to be able to fully enjoy life. They complain constantly, they criticize the world, life and everyone else. It’s always the world that is to blame if they are not happy, because they do not receive what they think they deserve.

Between these two extremes there are thousands of different cases, like ourselves. Scientists and brain specialists claim it is a question of chemistry and that the solution lies in medication known as “happiness pills”, such as Prozac. Others, like psychoanalysts and psychologists, think it depends on the early years of our lives, and they propose sessions of regression, either with patient being conscious or under hypnosis. Freud would have said it depends on the subconscious and others would say it involves the tendency of the soul.

The fact is that the quest for happiness continues and we all take part in the search, even those who try to hide it behind physical and/or mental hyperactivity. I don’t think there is one answer, but many answers. In any case, anyone who manages to love himself and others, without expecting anything in return and with compassion, comes close to achieving his own personal and permanent happiness.

The quest for happiness, an age-old concept.

Since ancient times, Man has been trying to improve his quality of life. In the beginning, to protect himself and to have a regular food supply. Little by little, once the essentials for his day to day life were more or less guaranteed – i.e. his basic needs – he began to have time to think and redefine his life. From that moment on, the notion of happiness appears. It could almost be said that the search for happiness appears once the fight for survival disappears.

In other words, once the dangers are removed, temporarily or almost permanently, he can start to look for ways in which to improve his living conditions : food, housing, dress, love, play. From this, first the concept, and later the philosophy, automatically emerges.

The division of the world

At any period in time, the world has always been divided into two categories of people: those who have tried to find happiness through material belongings, and those who have remained either partly or completely on the outside of the material world, trying to find a spiritual evolution.

Since the most distant times, and in all civilizations, politicians have co-existed alongside the holy men. The politicians organized the world and daily life. The priests were there to guide us, acting as intermediaries between the visible and the invisible worlds, between the world from where the soul comes and to where it goes.

In certain periods of history, these two worlds have sometimes come close, bringing spiritual and political power together in the same hands. On other occasions they become distant, like at the present time – at least in the Western world – when the spiritual leaders do not enjoy any political privileges other than, very occasionally, acting as mere advisors.

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