What is Gum Contouring and Reshaping?
Gum contouring surgery is a procedure performed to improve the appearance of smiles. It is also called gum reshaping or gum tissue sculpting surgery. Gum contouring surgery is performed to cosmetically improve the appearance of smiles or as part of gum surgery to treat gum diseases. Nonsurgical gum shaping procedures are also performed. Traditional gum contouring surgery takes about three hours to complete and laser gum contouring and radiosurgery may take about one to two hours.
How is Gum Contouring and Reshaping performed?
Traditional gum contouring surgery is performed by the surgeon making an incision in the gum tissue. The surgeon may remove or graft bone or gum tissue as required to give gums the required shape and size. Laser gum surgery is performed using a diode laser to remove excessive gum tissue and give them an even appearance. Bi-polar electrosurgery using a radiosurgery unit and a low current to cut gum tissue is also used for gum contouring.
Is Gum Contouring and Reshaping painful?
Traditional gum contouring surgery, laser gum surgery and radiosurgery are performed under local anaesthesia. Patients will not feel any pain during the procedure. They may experience swelling and discomfort after the procedure.
When can I travel by air after Gum Contouring and Reshaping?
Patients can safely travel by air a week after gum contouring and reshaping, after getting the all clear from their dentist that they are fit to travel by air.
How long does recovery take after Gum Contouring and Reshaping?
It takes a week to ten days for patients to recover from traditional gum contouring surgery and laser gum contouring. Patients will recover from radiosurgery within a week.
What after care is required after Gum Contouring and Reshaping?
Patients should frequently rinse their mouths, gently, with salt water. They should take prescribed medications correctly. Patients should not eat hard or chewy food products till gums are completely healed and the swelling has reduced. Patients should not eat too hot or too cold foods during the healing period. They should drink plenty of water or fruit juice during the recovery period.
Why visit Makati City?
Why is Makati City a popular tourist destination?
Makati City is the financial hub of the Philippines. It is the location of many major banks and companies. It also has green spaces, large shopping malls and a wide range of cultural and entertainment activities for tourists. Makati City has a wide range of hotels from high end five star hotels to budget hotels, holiday rentals and self-catering apartments to suit all budgets.
Why is Makati City a popular international medical tourism destination?
Makati City has world class tertiary hospitals and specialist hospitals. They offer high quality specialized medical care and cosmetic surgery, general medical and dental services at affordable prices. Makati City has many spas and weight loss centres that cater to medical tourists. The staff at the hospitals are English speaking and most of the specialists have trained in the west. All the healthcare institutions are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and most of them are internationally accredited by the JCI and ISO.
How does a medical tourist get to Makati City from the airport?
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport serves Makati City. The airport is 8 kilometres from Makati City. There are taxis and shuttle buses that take visitors from the airport to Makati City. Some hospitals and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a Visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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