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Credentials and Entitlements

Marlon O. Lajo, M.D.,FPCS, FPAPRAS
Board certified Plastic Surgeon
Diplomate, Phil. Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow, Phil. Assoc. of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Fellow, Phil. College of Surgeons
Active Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Dr. Marlon Lajo is an active member of:
✓ International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
✓ Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS)
✓ Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (PAPRAS)
✓ American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
✓ Rhinoplasty Society of Asia (RSA)

Dr. Marlon O. Lajo is a board certified plastic surgeon and a diplomate of Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lajo is also a Fellow of  the Philippine Association Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons,Inc.(PAPRAS), a bonafide surgical specialty society of the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS). PCS only recognizes surgical societies/specialties whose members undergo duly accredited training programs in order to attain utmost in terms of surgical skills and ethical practice. He underwent 6 years of formal training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in U.P.-PGH Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree at the University of the Philippines – College of Medicine. He also graduated Cum Laude (with honors) at U.P . Manila with a B.S. Biology degree.

PGH and St Lukes

Dr. Marlon Lajo is a staunch believer in Continuing Medical Education. To further his craft and to keep abreast and updated with the latest in procedures and techniques in Plastic Surgery, he has regularly attended workshops and seminars at the prestigious and respected Chang Gung Craniofacial Center In Taipei, Taiwan.  He completed the 2nd Aesthetic Surgery course with Surgiform and Pureform  (Goretex) implant Rhinoplasty  in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Locally, he actively participates in the seminars, conventions, and post-graduate courses spearheaded by the PCS, PAPRAS, and ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery. These various venues for Continuing education provide Dr.Marlon Lajo with the necessary foundation for his growing practice in Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Marlon Lajo believes that the decision to operate should be made for medical or surgical reason with regard to the patient and not for the surgeon’s ambition, convenience, pride or fiscal needs. “Dont undertake that operation if you think you cannot give your patient the result he or she expects, either consciously or unconsciously,” Doc Marlon advises to his colleagues.

Dr. Marlon Lajo believes that no operation is truly minor. He considers every operation a major case. “Just treat every patient as if he or she is your close relative,” he emphasizes.  During his 6 years of rigorous and intensive residency training in Plastic surgery in the hospital, his U.S.-trained mentors would always remind him that a good surgeon is not necessarily someone whose hands move fast but someone with adequate foresight…whose brain keeps ahead of the next step in the procedure.

In his years as a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lajo has found particular interest in Oriental rhinoplasty (noselift), one of the leading procedures which have dominated his practice. Moreso, blepharoplasty (upper eyelid deepset /eyebag removal) is another sought after procedure, followed by abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) , liposuction and breast augmentation, among others.

In his experience in augmentation, noselift of Oriental/Asian nose and his observation of the results produced by other techniques done by colleagues has convinced him that the use of well custom-crafted silicone implant is a safe procedure. Recent advances in rhinoplasty with  the use of  US  made goretex / 3-D pureform implant for dorsal augmentation and noselift ( US made goretex / pureform implant {whitish microporous material } with tip plasty , possibly using cartilage or mastoid dermofat graft to create natural looking well defined  nose tip ) also impressed him because they provide aesthetically natural looking bridge and well defined lobule/tip projection to asian noses. He believes that its desirable long term results deserves serious consideration and respect.  It is not inherently dangerous when it is properly planned and executed, as Western dogma has purported.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty or Noselift using silicone implants has been developed and refined by conscientious, experienced and well-trained Asian plastic surgeons. Recently , after actively going thorough training in Asian Rhinoplasty ( noselift ) with a renown Korean Plastic Surgeon in the use of US made goretex / 3-D pure form,  he’s been getting natural  looking and aesthetic nose after all surgeries .

Most  of complications following any cosmetic nasal operation including augmentation with alloplastic prostheses, are related to technical or judgmental error.