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Considering Rhinoplasty at Different Ages

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Rhinoplasty is as much an art form as it is a medical procedure Because every nose is different, a surgeon must be skilled in a wide variety of techniques in order to achieve the best possible result for each patient When determining how to proceed, a surgeon must take into account a patient’s nasal structure, surgical objectives, and other unique factors, including the patient’s age...

Laser Liposuction – Why it Might Not Be the Best Option For You

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medicines and Remedies

You may have heard about laser liposuction, also known as Smart Lipo, which is often touted in the media as the “latest and greatest,” “different and better,” and “next generation” in liposuction While all of this might sound good, it’s best to proceed with caution and do some research before committing to any type of lipo procedure This advice also holds true when considering any form of cosmetic surgery...

Deciding When to Replace Saline Implants With Cohesive Gel Implants

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Since receiving FDA approval, cohesive gel implants have become a popular option for women who are seeking breast augmentation surgery Nicknamed “gummy bear” implants due to their relatively stable shape (similar to the famous candy that retains its form when cut in half), cohesive gel implants can create a more predictable silhouette, and one that remains more stable over time, than their saline counterparts Because a non-form-stable filler like saline will “flow” with gravity, it tends to accumulate at the bottom of a breast implant when the implant is positioned vertically within the breast, leading to a loss of upper pole fullness and potential rippling...

Am I Too Old For Plastic Surgery?

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

The aging process commences immediately after birth As time marches on, the changes in one’s appearance gradually become more and more apparent While some individuals have “good genes” and age gracefully, others can appear much older than their years due to various factors, including heredity, smoking, sun exposure, and a generally unhealthy lifestyle...

Rhinoplasties For Teens – Is a Nose Job a Good Idea For a Younger Patient?

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Rhinoplasties, which are surgical procedures designed to improve the function and/or appearance of the nose, are growing in popularity among younger patients If you’re a teenager and your nose is making you miserable, you might be able to do something about it However, it’s important to keep in mind that nose jobs, like all forms of surgery, involve a certain level of risk...

Liposuction Techniques and Tools

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Liposuction can be an effective way to improve the contour and proportion of the body by slimming and reshaping specific, localized areas that do not respond well to diet and exercise Various liposuction techniques are available to treat excess fatty deposits in common trouble spots like the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, back, upper arms, inner knees, calves, ankles, neck, and back – the dreaded “love handles,” “muffin tops,” “saddlebags,” “bat wings,” “cankles,” and the like When used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, liposuction can sometimes produce dramatic results...

Transform Your Self-Image With a Mommy Makeover – You Deserve It

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Family Concerns

Having children can be one of your most rewarding lifetime experiences It can also change your life in ways that you could have never imagined During this important and sentimental time, you receive the gift of one or more newborn babies and take on the role of “mommy...

Multiple Cosmetic Procedures Performed at Once – How Many is Too Many?

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Cosmetic surgery is elective, and therefore a patient’s health and well-being are more important than the outcome It is relatively common for plastic surgeons to perform multiple cosmetic procedures during a single operation Because plastic surgery is a form of art, this approach can be advantageous in that it can allow a surgeon to continually assess and fine-tune a patient’s overall appearance as he or she works to sculpt the patient’s body...

How to Have Plastic Surgery and Still Look Like Yourself: Tips For Avoiding a “Cat Woman” or Michael Jackson Result

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

You could be seeking plastic surgery for any number of reasons Before going under the knife, however, you should first discuss your motivations in depth with a trusted and qualified surgeon The importance of this discussion is paramount, and its purpose is twofold: First, the surgeon will need to determine whether your goals are in fact possible to achieve through surgery...

Thinking Ahead to Summer: What You Can Do Now to Prepare For Bikini Season

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Recreation

Springtime often inspires fresh starts and new beginnings After the hectic holiday season comes to a close, people tend to shift their focus to cleaning out the clutter of winter and getting outdoors to enjoy the more pleasant weather Like many women, you’re probably thinking ahead to bikini season...

Plastic Surgery Concerns For Heavy Exercisers

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Cosmetic procedures are often sought by athletes of all levels, from professional sports competitors to weekend warriors, and just about everyone in between This makes sense when you consider that the goal of plastic surgery is to enhance one’s appearance, and working out is one of the best ways to accomplish this Perhaps understandably, an athletic patient is usually anxious to get back into the game as soon as possible following cosmetic surgery...

What Liposculpture Can and Can’t Do For You

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Some advertisements make liposculpture sound like it is positively magical Featuring glossy, full-length photos of gorgeous swimsuit models and buff weightlifters, the ads can lead you to imagine that it is possible to achieve the perfect body through a relatively minor cosmetic procedure – without dieting, working out, or exercising any type of restraint If only...

Timing Your Rhinoplasty

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve the look and/or function of the nose through meticulous removal and reshaping of the nasal bones, cartilage, and skin A patient might seek a rhinoplasty, or “nose job,” as a way to enhance his or her appearance A nose that is large, wide, long, crooked, humped, deformed, or otherwise out of proportion with other features can detract from facial harmony...

A Plastic Surgeon is Not a Hairdresser: Tips For Choosing a Qualified Aesthetic Surgeon in a Marketing Driven World

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Aesthetic surgery is completely elective If you’ve decided to undergo a cosmetic procedure, you’ve done so because you want to, and not because you need to Moreover, when you select your aesthetic surgeon, you are investing your discretionary income in a free market in which advertising and the media can be very influential...

Breastfeeding and Cosmetic Breast Surgery: Form and Function

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Womens Interest

According to many experts, breastfeeding offers numerous advantages for both a mother and her baby For example, breast milk embodies a perfect mix of antibodies, proteins, vitamins, and fat in an easily digested form, and thus is an ideal source of nutrition for an infant In addition, the physical closeness and eye contact between mother and child can facilitate an immeasurable and lasting emotional bond...

Solutions For Saggy, Aging Knees

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

The knee is a truly amazing structure that supports the weight of your entire body and allows you to walk, run, jump, squat, kneel, and generally move about throughout the day However, all of that function comes with a price The wear and tear of continual bending and stretching can take a toll on your knee skin, making it drier and more susceptible to the signs of premature aging than the skin in other areas of your body...

Mommy Makeover Timing: Should You Wait Until After You Are Finished Having Children?

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Motherhood can be extremely rewarding As a mother, you undoubtedly invest considerable time and effort to ensure the well-being of your children You can certainly feel good about making these types of personal sacrifices for the benefit of your family, and it’s quite understandable if you hesitate to focus on yourself during this precious time...

Earlobe Repair Technique – It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

The earlobe is composed of soft skin and a minimal amount of fatty tissue The strength of this sensitive area can be easily overcome by various forms of trauma, such as the continual wearing of a heavy, pendulous earring in an earlobe piercing, which can lead to a tear or split Earrings can also become tangled in clothing, hairbrushes, and telephone cords, and are often pulled on by curious infants, all of which can result in injury...

Facial Fixer-Uppers: When to Use Fillers and When to Go Under the Knife

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Womens Interest

Over time, the facial skin undergoes many changes that increase its fragility As a person ages, the cells comprising his or her body begin to divide and renew more slowly, and the supportive middle layer of skin, or dermis, thins as a result The production of natural oil (sebum) decreases, causing the skin to become drier and less supple...

When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough: How a Woman Can Reclaim Her Hourglass Figure After 40

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

In the years leading up to menopause, a woman may experience a variety of symptoms Oftentimes, though, one of the most difficult changes for a woman to accept is the weight gain that typically goes hand-in-hand with her fluctuating hormone levels Putting on some extra pounds is a common and natural part of the aging process; nevertheless, it can negatively affect one’s self-esteem...

Plastic Surgery and Menopause

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

The hormonal shifts brought on by menopause can affect different women in different ways One very common experience, though, is fat redistribution and weight gain in the abdomen, lower back, and outer thigh areas These stubborn pockets of fat can result in an unattractively disproportionate shape, and many women become further discouraged when their earnest attempts at diet and exercise seem futile...

Face Lifts For Men: Special Considerations

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

In recent years, face lifts for men have grown increasingly popular This may be due, in part, to cultural ideals that emphasize the importance of looking one’s best, particularly in the workplace Indeed, many employees – both male and female – believe that, as they age, plastic surgery can help them compete more effectively with their younger counterparts and advance in their careers...

Breast Implants - What Advances Have Been Made Since You Last Had Breast Implant Surgery?

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Womens Interest

Breast implants are used to surgically address breast size and volume on women with underdeveloped or naturally small breasts; on women who have experienced breast changes following weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy, or aging; and on women who elect to undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomy Breast augmentations were performed as early as the late 1800s and early 1900s, but the first silicone implants weren’t invented until 1961 In collaboration with Dow Corning Corporation, two American plastic surgeons, Frank Gerow and Thomas Cronin, developed the silicone implant, which was a tear-drop shaped implant with a rubber shell and a viscous silicone gel filler...

Weapons in the Battle Against Male Love Handles: When to Use Liposuction and When to Consider Abdominoplasty

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Liposuction (or lipo) for men has become increasingly popular as men seek ways to address love handles and other fat bulges on the waistline that are resistant to diet and exercise Love handles are rolls of fat that can form on the flanks, abdomen, and lower back, and while liposuction may be a viable fat removal solution for some men, others may require an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, to achieve optimal results around the midsection Male Candidates for Liposuction Liposuction to treat love handles involves the removal of subcutaneous pockets of fat from the abdomen, flanks, and waist that remain despite a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen...

Choosing Your Implant Size Before Breast Augmentation – Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Sexuality

Choosing a breast implant size prior to breast augmentation is a highly individualized process Based on a number of factors, an experienced plastic surgeon can help you determine which implant size, implant type (contoured, tear-drop, high vs low profile, etc...

Nipple Sensation After Breast Implant Surgery

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Sexuality

Many women considering breast implant surgery wonder whether their nipple sensation will be affected While loss of nipple sensation, or nipple numbness, is a potential complication associated with breast augmentation, it rarely affects the majority of patients That said, women who are thinking about undergoing a breast augmentation procedure should carefully consider the main contributing factor to nipple numbness: stretching of or damage to the nerves that innervate the breasts...

What to Consider If You’re Undergoing Breast Implant Surgery in the Summer

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Womens Interest

If you decide to undergo breast implant surgery during the summer months, you could begin enjoying the warmer temperatures and outdoor living as soon as two to three weeks following your procedure Before you finalize a summertime procedure date, however, there are some factors related to your recovery that you should consider These factors include how to protect your incisions from the sun and potential infection, and which types of swimwear will provide the best support...

Understanding Breast Augmentation Terminology

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Womens Interest

Many women perform extensive research prior to undergoing breast augmentation in an attempt to thoroughly understand all aspects of the procedure However, they may come across new terminology that can be confusing or difficult to understand The following list includes some of those more complicated terms – and a few common ones – that individuals might read or hear as they learn more about breast augmentation...

Understanding the Mommy Makeover: Breast Augmentation & Other Procedures

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Many women turn to plastic surgery to address the often dramatic effects that pregnancy, breast feeding, aging, and weight loss have had on their bodies In general, these women want to address the following issues: • Sagging, deflated breasts • Stomach bulges • Stretch marks and excess abdominal skin • Areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise A “mommy makeover” is a group of procedures that can surgically address these issues The most common mommy makeover procedures typically include a combination of a breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty, and/or liposuction...

Liposuction to Treat Male Love Handles and Other Areas of the Body

Author: Katie Perry

Category: Medical Business

Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is a surgical contouring procedure used to remove fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise While many women seek liposuction to enhance their feminine silhouettes, the procedure is becoming increasingly popular among men who want to treat areas of the body with stubborn fat accumulation A particular region of concern for men is the waistline, where “love handles,” or rolls of excess fat, can form on the flanks, abdomen, and lower back...

 
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