Dr. Marlon O. Lajo Plastic Surgery Clinic is located at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines, one of the premiere and highly advanced medical facilities in the country. Using state-of-the-art technologies and medical equipment, the clinic offers a wide range of high-quality plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, facelift, scar revision, and vaginal rejuvenation.
The clinic was established under the leadership of Dr. Marlon O. Lajo, a highly accomplished plastic surgeon in the country. Dr. Lajo is a Diplomate of Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery who graduated from the prestigious University of the Philippines. Dedicated to delivering quality and excellence while ensuring client’s safety, he is trusted by both his local and international patients.
Dr. Marlon O. Lajo, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manila, Philippines, is deeply committed to providing a wide range of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures while delivering quality and excellence as well as ensuring client’s safety and satisfaction.
Botox TreatmentContact Clinic
Botox injections are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Using a safe dosage of botulinum toxin, these injections paralyze muscle activity. Aside from achieving a more youthful appearance, Botox injections can also be used to treat medical conditions including overactive bladder, repetitive neck spasms, chronic migraine, and excessive sweating. The process of injecting Botox is very straightforward. After determining the correct dosage, the doctor injects the solution into the targeted area. There is no downtime and anesthesia is not required.
Breast AugmentationContact Clinic
Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size of the breast using either autologous fat or breast implants. Commonly taken advantage of by patients who have smaller breasts and those who have lost breast volume after giving birth, this is a major surgery that requires general anesthesia. If implants are to be used, the surgeon starts by creating an incision either on the side of the breast or underneath it to create a pocket, lifting the breast tissues in the process. The implant is then placed in the pocket before the wound is sutured closed. On the other hand, should the patient decides to use autologous fat, liposuction will be performed first to get excess fat from other body parts such as abdominals, thigh, or butt. The fat is processed and purified before it is re-injected into the skin while the surgeon ensures that the fat is evenly distributed.
Breast Lift SurgeryContact Clinic
A breast lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to decrease breast volume and to remedy sagging and uneven breasts to make them more proportional to the body. Breast lift can be done using different incision patterns, which include the anchor incision, the lollipop lift, the donut lift, the crescent lift, and the scar less lift. The surgeon will discuss your options and the best one that suit your unique circumstances. Generally, incision is made from the nipple area all the way under the breast. The surgeon then removes the excess breast tissues, fat, and skin. He then lifts the breast by applying permanent sutures underneath them. In some cases, the areola and the nipples have to be removed and repositioned.
Breast ReductionContact Clinic
Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reduces the size of the breast, making it more proportionate to the rest of the body. During the procedure, the patient is sedated or placed under general anaesthesia before the surgeon makes an incision from the areola toward the breast crease to create a T-shaped incision. The areola is then repositioned and moved upwards before removing excess skin to reduce its size. The surgeon then proceeds to remove excessive tissue and reshapes the rest of the breast. If a huge amount of fat is to be removed, the surgeon may perform liposuction as well. Incisions are closed with layered sutures as close to the tissue for maximum support. Swelling is to be expected while recovery may take up to six months.
Butt AugmentationContact Clinic
Buttocks augmentation is a cosmetic procedure wherein the patient’s buttocks are shaped, lifted, or corrected (if the reason is deformity). Usually, surgeons use gluteal implants or fat injection (Brazilian butt lift). Before the actual procedure, the patient is either sedated or given general anaesthesia to avoid discomfort and pain. The surgeon then creates a 5 cm wide incision just above the tailbone or the butt crease. He then places the implants either above or below the butt muscles, checks for symmetry, and closes the incision with absorbable sutures. The patient will be required to wear a compression garment while recovering. For Brazilian butt lift, the surgeon removes excess fat from different body parts such as the thigh through liposuction, processes the fat and injects it into the butt.
Cheek AugmentationContact Clinic
Cheek or malar augmentation is a surgical cosmetic procedure performed to emphasize the cheeks, create a more defined facial profile, and restore the face’s structure. It may be performed with implants, autologous fat transfer, or fillers such as Restylane. The cosmetic surgeon sedates or applies a general anaesthesia on the patient. He creates an incision either near the eyelids or the gum line area of the upper mouth, slides the implant or autologous fat, and closes the incision with sutures. The entire procedure takes one to two hours while recovery is within ten days. If fillers are used, the surgeon may apply a numbing agent on the face and injects the fillers in strategic locations, massaging the face to evenly distribute the filler.
Chin AugmentationContact Clinic
Chin augmentation and reduction is a cosmetic procedure performed to enhance the facial profile of the patient, giving it contour and symmetry. The surgeon starts by applying local anaesthesia on the lower part of the face. During the procedure, the surgeon creates a small incision either below the lower lip or inside the mouth to hide the sutures. He then places the implant and closes the incision with sutures. The other option is to separate the chin bone with a special saw, move the chin tip forward, and secure it using a screw. In chin reduction (mentoplasty), the surgeon creates an incision inside the mouth and below the lower lip and reshapes the bone with a rotary bone burr or a power drill. Minor bruising is to be expected while recovery time takes about five to seven days.
Dermal FillerContact Clinic
Filler facial rejuvenation adds more volume to the face, promotes skin tautness, and reshapes the facial contours. The surgeon uses injectable filler, the type of which depends on what’s best for the patient. A regular filler facial rejuvenation is quick and does not require sedation or anaesthesia. However, a numbing agent may be applied to the skin to reduce discomfort. The surgeon then injects the fillers in droplets into the targeted area, massaging the face along the way to even out the distribution of filler. If the surgeon uses fillers with hyaluronic acid, the patient doesn’t need to undergo a skin test.
Eyebag RemovalContact Clinic
Eye bag removal or deep set eyelid procedure is a very straightforward process that can be completed within one to three hours. This is performed under general anesthesia and is typically an outpatient procedure. An incision will be made along your lower lash line so the surgeon can remove excess fat, tissue, and skin. To achieve a smoother finish, the surgeon will also stretch the remaining skin before the wound is sutured closed. Eye bag removal is typically performed in conjunction with upper lid surgery to achieve a younger appearance.
Facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to eliminate facial wrinkles and sagging skin to achieve a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. After placing the patient under general anesthesia, the surgeon creates an incision from the temple near the hairline all the way to the front of the ear. He then lifts the skin and tightens the underlying muscles and tissues before surgically cutting excess skin. He then pulls the skin upwards and re-drapes it to the face before re-attaching it using absorbable sutures. It results in the elimination of double chin, mid-face sagging, jowls, and marionette lines.
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that reshapes body parts that are affected by excess fat deposits. These include the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks. The surgeon applies either a local or general anaesthesia to minimize discomfort and pain as well as diluted local anaesthesia to reduce swelling and bruising. He then identifies the targeted area and creates small incisions for the cannula, a hollow tube used to break down fat through a back-and-forth motion. Once the fat is ready to be suctioned, he attaches a vacuum or a syringe into the cannula. The patient is required to wear stretchable bandage or compression garment after the procedure to hasten the healing process. Recovery time depends on the part of the body that has been treated and the amount of fat that was removed. Generally, patients fully recover from this procedure within four to six weeks.
Nipple ReductionContact Clinic
Nipple or areolar reduction, as the name suggests, is performed to reduce the size of the areola and improve the overall appearance of the breasts. It is a simple and quick process that takes about an hour to complete, and the patient may continue with her normal activities after. For the procedure, the surgeon applies local anaesthesia on the targeted area. He then makes an incision either on the nipple (nipple reduction) or around the areola (areola reduction). He then removes the excess skin and tissue before closing the incision with sutures. The surgeon covers the nipple or areola with gauze, and the patient may have to wear a surgical bra during recovery for support and better outcome.
Nose Reduction Surgery (Rhinoplasty)Contact Clinic
Alar trimming or nose lift, as the name suggests, is a cosmetic procedure that shapes the nose by trimming the alar base or flared nostrils. The most well-known technique used is called the Weir excision. In this procedure, the surgeon places the patient under local anaesthesia or sedation, whichever makes the patient more comfortable. The surgeon then makes an incision inside the nostrils to minimize visible scarring and removes the excessive tissue that connects the nostril’s base to the cheek. He then closes it with sutures. The entire procedure is typically completed within 45-60 minutes. The recovery process may last for about ten weeks with some swelling and discomfort within 48 hours after the procedure.
Scar RevisionContact Clinic
Scar revision is a surgical procedure that aims to modify, lighten, or correct scars, so they are less visible. There are different techniques used to treat scars, and the kind of treatment depends on the scars being worked on. A cosmetic surgeon may use steroids to reduce inflammation, itching, and redness of keloids. If the scars are hypertrophic, the surgeon may move the incision to another place to speed up the healing of scars. In the case of contractures or scars caused by burning or injury, the surgeon may recommend incising the scar tissue and replacing it with a new skin flap or graft.
Tummy Tuck/AbdominoplastyContact Clinic
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) is a popular cosmetic procedure that flattens the abdominal area by removing excess skin and fat and strengthening the vertical muscles. The surgeon recommends either a general anaesthesia or sedation to minimize the pain and discomfort. He then creates a hip-to-hip incision between the belly button and the pubic area. The surgeon then gently opens up the flap of the skin to reveal the muscles, tightening them in the process by pulling the upper muscles down. Before the incision is closed, the surgeon removes the excess skin using either a laser or a scalpel. Because the skin is pulled downwards, the patient’s belly button is repositioned in the process.
Vaginal RejuvenationContact Clinic
Vaginal rejuvenation is a gynaecological procedure that often combines labiaplasty and vaginoplasty to tighten the vagina, restore its function, correct a defect, or improve sexual gratification. In the procedure, the surgeon places the patient under general anaesthesia before cutting out excess lining and tissues using either a laser or a scalpel. He then creates a triangle cut on the labia’s backside and pulls the tissue inward to stretch the skin and make the vagina looks rejuvenated. This procedure, which typically last about one to two hours, causes very little pain, and recovery time is short. However, patients are advised to rest for the next six weeks where they should avoid tampons and sexual intercourse.