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 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.
Dr. 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. 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. Lajo with the necessary
foundation for his growing practice in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. 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,” Dr. Lajo advises
to his colleagues.
Dr. Lajo believes that no operation is truly minor. He considers
every operation a major case. “Just treat every patient as if he/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.