The epitome of cosmetic surgery in Biocare Zamboanga PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:58


Years back, showbiz and popular personalities used to hide that they went under the knife of a surgeon to enhance their physical features. But today, thanks to a well-orchestrated promotion of a cosmetic clinic, there is nothing to be ashamed about it anymore. It has transformed lives for the better and it is now in the open.

The one I like best is Jinkee Pacquiao’s beauty revenge tag line “Don’t get mad, get beautiful”. And I presume, if one has the means or can afford it, why not. Who can stop you?

Aside from aesthetic enhancement, cosmetic surgery has a deeper noble purpose too. It can correct cleft lips and palate marks as well as fix defective facial and other body features that can attract ridicules from other people. For guys, it can be a big man’s breast that looks like a voluptuous woman’s breast. If change of wardrobes, heavy cosmetic make-ups, exercise and diet are not enough to change one physical look, cosmetic surgery can be one of the best options.  

Cosmetic or plastic surgery has even made Philippines as one of the popular medical tourism destination in recent years. Our Filipino surgeons can perform high standards of care equal to those found in the US and European countries but at far lower cost.  In our country, the “most requested” cosmetic procedures are rhinoplasty or nose job, liposuction or tummy tucks, breast and buttock augmentation or lift or reduction. 

Cosmetic surgeons are getting to be known as architects of human beauty. With new medical procedures and modern medical equipment, it can be performed safely on an OPD (out- patient-department) condition with a lesser downtime (recovery period). No need even for expensive hospitalization in most procedures. Complications and risks are now lesser. People now have the choice to remain as they are or to look and feel better.

In Zamboanga City, two Manila-based cosmetic surgeons of Biocare Spa Slimming and Skin Medical Center have been flying in to perform cosmetic procedures for locals and people from around the region. They are accredited cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Eric Salcedo and Dr. Chito Kapuno, who were trained further abroad to enhance their cosmetic surgical skills.

Dr. Salcedo, a graduate of Manila Central University, had his cosmetic surgery training at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute.  A fellow of Philippine College of Surgery and General Surgeons, he is also a member of the Philippine Society for Cosmetic Surgery and Korean Academy of Cosmetic surgery

Dr. Kapuno, after taking up his medicine at De La Salle University - College of Medicine, became an accredited surgeon at Medical Center Manila.  He had his fellowship training at cosmetic surgery under the Philippine Society for Cosmetic Surgery headed by Dr. Corazon Collantes-Jose. He is a fellow of the Philippine Society of Liposuction Surgery and International College of Surgeons. He became a faculty and speaker of the 8th Annual Scientific Congress of Ho Chi Minh City Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery and during the International Liposuction Surgical Workshop - Refinements in Fcial and Body Liposculpturing. 

Both cosmetic surgeons combine art and science to better the end results of their cosmetic procedures. They will be in Biocare Zamboanga today and tomorrow for consultation on cosmetic enhancements.  For appointments, visit Biocare Zamboanga Branch at Nuñez St. Street or call 992-3002 or 992-6388.

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by Dante Corteza


Exodus 35:35. “He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as craftsmen, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them master craftsmen and designers”. God has given us talents. Let’s be master of our gifts.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:48