Cosmetic surgery has become a $20-billion industry worldwide.

Following the Asian trend, the Philippines is seeing an increase in the number of aesthetic centers that offer surgical and minimally invasive procedures at competitive prices.

For doctors Al and Grace Jaafar of Neu Advanced Aesthetics, the effects of cosmetic surgery are not only skin-deep.

“We don’t just make a difference on the external part. In many ways, cosmetic surgery also boosts the self-esteem of patients,” said Grace.

On the 17th floor of Centuria Medical Makati, Neu Advanced Aesthetics is a new-generation clinic that offers invasive and non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Founded by the Jaafar couple, the aesthetics center has an artistic and a nontraditional approach to cosmetic surgery, based on patient-centered values.

The clinic’s major expertise involves cosmetic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty, eyelids/ eyebags surgery, facelifts, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, power-assisted liposuction, and Vaser liposuction.

Its non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures include body contouring using the only nonsurgical option for liposuction (US FDA-approved Liposonix), RF body contouring and skin tightening treatment, mesotherapy, microneedling, fillers, Botox, and facial treatments.

Neu Advanced Aesthetics also offers services in cosmetic gynecology. It is one of the few cosmetic surgery clinics in the Philippines to provide surgical and laser procedures for the female genitalia.

Major services offered are vaginoplasty, labiaplasty and Femilift nonsurgical laser vaginoplasty.

“One important difference of Neu with other cosmetic centers is the location,” said Al. “Since we chose to locate in a world-class, one-stop medical arts building complete with brand-new facilities, our patients don’t have to go outside the clinic to undergo several tests before proceeding with the operation, making it more convenient for them,” he said.

Neu Advanced Aesthetics Center, Suite 1723 Centuria Medical Makati, Kalayaan Ave., Makati City. Call 7938611; e-mail: ask@centuriamedical.com.ph.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | October 25, 2016