Although liposuction is known as a cosmetic procedure for eliminating fat in unwanted places, a recent study indicates that the procedure may also offer health benefits as a result. Over 289,000 liposuction procedures were performed in the U.S. last year (according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), so just what does this imply? More on Does Liposuction Decrease Your Risk for Heart Disease?
What happens after you get your first facelift?
Your face looks more youthful, sure, but does this appearance last forever? Unfortunately, it doesn’t. Your face will continue to age and gravity will continue to exist. On the upside, however, you’ll have a younger-looking foundation to age from. More on Second Facelift
There’s a new way to recycle when it comes to plastic surgery. Rather than using saline or silicone for breast implants – which may result in a short shelf life, slippage, and leaks – plastic surgeons from Israel, Europe, and Japan are taking fat and stem cells from thighs and hips to achieve bigger and shapelier breasts in their patients. Or so they say. More on Stem Cells for Breast Augmentation
Cellulite is not unusual; 90% of women over the age of 20 have it. The dimples and puckers that develop on the thigh, hip and stomach is normal fat that collects just below the skin surface.
There are lots of opinions but no sound medical agreement about the cause of cellulite. The contenders are: More on Cellulite Treatments
These are difficult times. World economy has changed in the past decade and the “fat cow” period is now behind us. Budgets are tighter – a lot of us are reconsidering our expenses and finding new ways to save money.
Beauty may not be a primary necessity when money is running a little short, but if we don’t feel good about ourselves, our self-esteem suffers to some degree, along with our confidence and fearlessness to compete in the work force. …More on Ways to Afford Cosmetic Procedures During a Recession
A tummy tuck, also known as Abdominoplasty, can improve the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess fat and loose skin while tightening the muscles for a more toned appearance. The result is a smoother, thinner, firmer belly in just a few hours.
Tummy tucks are a popular procedure for men and women. Body changes due to age, pregnancy, or rapid weight loss can leave patients with flabby skin around the abdomen. Tummy tucks restore the abdomen to a more ideal aesthetic. Potential candidates should be at or near their ideal weight at the time of surgery. …More on Tummy Tuck and Abdominoplasty
Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that rids patients of droopy eyelids and bags under the eyes. This is an outpatient procedure that can leave you looking younger and more refreshed in as little as 1 – 3 hours.
The term blepharoplasty can refer to upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both. Upper eyelid surgery involves the removal of excess skin above the eyes. Droopy upper eyelids can cause a stern or sleepy appearance and, in extreme cases, can even partially obstruct the patient’s vision. …More on Eyelid Surgery and Blepharosplasty
Gastric Bypass Surgery is a method used to help obese patients to lose weight. It involves sectioning the stomach into two areas, and rearranging the small intestine to ‘bypass’ the main stomach area. Consequently, the food takes a shorter route through the digestive system, thus fewer calories are absorbed. Food passes into the smaller, upper part of the stomach only, which leaves the patient feeling full after eating just a small amount of food.
There are two methods for conducting gastric bypass surgery – open surgery and keyhole surgery – also known as laparoscopy. Both are carried out …More on Gastric Bypass Surgery
A high eyebrow, smooth eyelids and wide, open eyes is one of the sure signs of youth. But as we age, gravity and the loss of firmness and elasticity can cause the eyebrows to droop and create a “hooded” look above the eyes. Fortunately, a cosmetic surgery brow lift is a relatively quick and effective option to eliminate sagging brows and foreheads.
What is the difference between a brow lift and a forehead lift?
If you don’t know the answer to this question, you are not alone. ..More on Brow or Forehead Lift
Often referred to as Double Eyelid surgery, this treatment is designed to introduce a crease into the upper eyelid where one doesn’t exist naturally. It makes an aesthetic change to the appearance of the eye. A crease is not evident in about 50% of Asian origin people, and is the most sought after treatment of this group, particularly among the young as it is considered more aesthetically pleasing. The procedure creates a permanent change that does not need to be ‘topped up’ or repeated.
Asian eyelid surgery is not to be confused with blepharoplasty – a common cosmetic surgery technique which removes excess fat from ..More on Asian Eyelid Surgery