Friday, 9 May 2014

Facts about Facial Rejuvenation

The main characteristic of an aging face is its squareish jaw line, which was oval in youth. Most patients who opt for this surgery are in the age group of 45 to 60 for women and 50 to 60 for men. The basic purpose of a facelift is to elevate the sagging skin, tighten the face muscles and fat. The scars that are created during a face lift are hidden behind the hair line or the crease of the ear. Patients who are suffering from a loss of definition of the neck and jaw are offered an ideal solution in facial rejuvenation. In such cases the sagging tissues are repaired by re suspension of the platysma muscle. Have a look at the facts about facial rejuvenation that all patients should be aware of.
Factors that Cause Sagging
The face of a patient is exposed the most to the harsh elements of nature. Exposure to the sun, wind and extreme hot and cold temperatures causes damage to the skin. The pollution in the air is also a critical reason for aging nowadays. The food that a patient consumes also plays a critical role in making the skin look younger or old. Bad habits like smoking and drinking, lack of exercise also contribute the process of aging.
Conventional Methods of Face Lift
Two decades ago cosmetic surgeons had one single method to treat facelifts. In present times there are a host of methods that a patient can choose from, including skin surface methods, treatment with ultrasound waves and fillers that can be injected.
Options in Cosmetic Surgery
An individual, who decides to go for a cosmetic surgery can choose from a face lift, an eye lid lift or a neck lift. In present times a simple brow lift surgery can also make the person look young by ten years. Blepharoplasty is a surgery, in which only the wrinkles around the eyes are removed. A surgeon might also suggest facial implants to patients who need support in the jaws, chin or cheeks for additional support. Plenty of patients are opting for a neck lift surgery to look younger.
Facial Fillers
Facial fillers can make a person face look younger and more youthful. Fillers basically transfer collagen in the form of Sculptra and Restylane to the innermost dermis layer of the skin. It replenishes the skin and works by hydrating it from inside. The effect of the fillers is seen lesser wrinkles, smoother folds and mellowed facial grooves. Botox and Dysport are also tow common fillers used to decrease wrinkles.
Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Facial rejuvenation can also be done using lasers, chemical peels and other methods that include microdermabrasion and vibradermabrasion techniques. A resurfacing technique is successful in decreasing fine lines, the reduction of pores and fading freckles too. Some of the techniques are also successful in decreasing the appearance of fine capillaries and boost the production of collagen naturally. 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

If More Women Want Big Butts Now, the Credit Goes To Kim Kardashian

The recent trend of adorning bootylicious butts is making women undertake more drastic measures than ever. According to the MD of The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Michael L. Eisemann – the aesthetic goals of people are changing along with their appreciation of what’s attractive.

Current Trend
Alicia Nakamoto, the Vice President of Realself, (an online community to help people find out the best possible cosmetic procedures for them) admits that more and more people are now looking up for Brazilian butt lift.
Alicia also stated that most people come up with queries with a specific image in their minds, where majority of them idolize the look of Kim Kardashian.

Celebs Trend Statistics
According to the data generated by Realself, on what celebrities patients are referencing while talking with their plastic surgeons about the various cosmetic procedures – Kim Kardashian is invariably the leading women for the year 2014.

Majority of patients want their plastic surgeons to perform the same procedure adopted by Kim Kardashian.  
According to the Realself statistics Nicki Minaj and BeyoncĂ© were the most referred celebs in the year 2013. While the year 2009, Megan Fox was the most searched out celeb for her nose and 2010 was dominated by Heidi Montag’s stunning look.
2011 and 2012 were dominated by Pippa and Kate Middleton’s mesmerizing look. Angelina Jolie has however managed to remain the most referenced celeb on the block.
The anecdotal data released by Realself matches with the statistics revealed by American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in their annual report where – breast reconstruction & Botox rank amongst the top five procedures, with a couple of new procedures gaining popularity.
Buttock augmentation it is – yes butt implant and neck lifts are the new procedures gaining wide spread popularity. According to the ASPS report, about 10,000 Brazilian butt lift procedures took place solely in 2013. This number accounts to be 16% higher as compared to the previous year. Click here to check out more about this procedure.

Extent of Celebrity Influence on Overall Public Opinion
Remember the time when legs were considered as the most coveted part of a woman’s figure, then came large boobs followed by androgynous figures and now back again? The most desirable and popular female body types have been fluctuating over decades and all these trends have always been reflected in the types of plastic surgeries adopted by people.
All thanks to the rise of cosmetic divas like Kim Kardashian and other curvaceous celebs that now there’s enough evidence how these celebs influence public opinion concerning latest beauty trends, stated ASPS president Dr. Robert X.

So we can be ascertained that as long as Kardashian, BeyoncĂ© and other bootylicious divas continue to rein the gossip magazines and look reserves, the booty trend is certainly going to stay on a rise. But, who knows what’s coming our way next!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Cosmetic Surgery: Get the Motivation & Expectations Right

The world is becoming very look-centric and beauty conscious. Most of us want to look good and well as long as we can. The media and celebrities are presenting role models to the masses, who personify beauty and youthfulness. There are gyms and health fitness centres available at every block.
In the same way plastic surgery to look good has become as common as a treatment for a minor ailment. The number of physicians doing these surgeries has grown manifold in the last decade, in response to the people who are willing to go under the knife. There is a wide range of reasons for getting a plastic surgery done. Some do not want to look aged and others want to get rid of stubborn sagging skin after a diet regime.
Let’s have an in-depth analysis of Cosmetic Surgery.
1. Critical Factors – What Compels People To Go For Cosmetic Surgery?
Some women cannot adjust to the way their bodies look after having a child and want to go back to looking like before. In some cases it starts affecting their self confidence and they decide to go for a cosmetic surgery. Although fewer people are aging gracefully now, as more and people want to look young now. A plastic surgery can sometimes motivate a person to have a healthy lifestyle and continue looking good. Motivational factors include-
·         To look good for personal or professional reasons
·         To change a particular feature
·         Some want to do it for their self esteem
·         Others don’t like their mirror image
·         Some don’t get the desired results from a fitness pattern
·         Worried from the comments of close associates
·         Insecurity in a relationship
·         Willingness to make a fresh start in life

2. Actual Statistics
More and more people are feeling comfortable to go in for a plastic surgery nowadays. This scientific field has undergone tremendous advancements in terms of technology and concepts. The whole approach to aging especially on the face had undergone a revolution. Nowadays, lasers are being used for facial treatments and techniques with minimum invasiveness are being preferred for the body, breasts and the face. The recovery time has reduced considerably and the results are much more natural than earlier.
3. Expectations
Opting for a cosmetic surgery is a very personal choice and should be taken after thorough research and reasoning. It is a voluntary decision and is often driven by a mixed bag of social and emotional factors. When somebody decides to opt for surgery he should first run the following ideas in his or her mind-
·         It has dramatic and obvious benefits
·         Even a surgery cannot make a person perfect and the results will never  be exactly the way the patient had perceive them
·         It will only be able to reshape the body not the mind or life

·         It will not solve any personal problems
·         Always do it for yourself not for somebody
·         Have clear knowledge of the risks involved
Author Bio:

Dr. Tony is an international cosmetic surgeon, he often writes about the psychology behind getting cosmetic surgery. He has in-depth knowledge about the motivations and expectations that patients have from surgery. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

5 of the Most Popular Facelift Techniques You Should Know About

Facelift is one of the most commonly used techniques by women and men all over the world when their facial skin starts sagging down. Although experts say that there can never be a perfect facelift, yet there are some techniques which can take you to near-perfection lifts. The techniques are constantly evolving and newer processes tend to give better results. But you must also make it a point to take the consent of a dermatologist before opting for one of these treatments. If you are looking for one, here is a list of the 5 most popular facelift techniques which you should know about:
1. SMAS Lift
This is a tried and tested technique by most users and it does give good results. The excess skin which has drooped is firstly removed and then re-draped. The skin and the SMAS (Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System), which is the muscle layer underneath your facial skin, are elevated and then tightened. Your surgeon might also remove the fatty tissue under your neck.
2. Subperiosteal Lift
This technique requires the help of an endoscope. It can also be done with the help of an incision which is made to run across the scalp in a horizontal manner. Incisions might or might not be placed inside the mouth. These incisions are used to get rid of the excess fat, free the muscles and the skin layers from the bones so that it becomes easier to pull them up and tighten them.
3. Mid Facelift
You will also hear about this as the ‘cheek lift’. This lift is also accompanied by a neck lift which you have to discuss with your surgeon since it does not make a whole face and neck transformation. This lift is done in the cheek region of the face which is triangular in shape and connects it with the chin. Therefore the neck region requires another procedure for it.
4. Deep Plane Facelift
This facelift technique is one of the most popular ones that are used. This includes complete face rejuvenation. Here are the benefits that you will get from this technique: an open brow lift, upper and lower eyelid lift, face and neck lift; facial tissues, fat, muscles will be lifted in a continuous section. The conventional and older methods of facelifting are far lesser persistent than this one which is a deep-face lift. Therefore chances of a continued swelling remains.
5. Temporal Lift (Lateral Lift, Lateral Brow Lift)
If you wish to get the perfect youthful vive in your face then this is it. The Temporal Lift is a lateral and diagonal lift which helps in getting the perfect lift even till the outer arch of your eyebrows. This lift also relaxes the folds between the two brows, the smallest wrinkles in the forehead and the eyes. Your face will also get a chiseled look once you get this done as it lifts the cheek skin and fat which have descended with age. This technique also uses an endoscope or with the help of a vertical incision through the hairline.
Author Bio:
Dr. Tony is a leading expert within the field of plastic surgery. He has authored more than 7 books and written over 60 chapters with hundreds of presentations, workshops and conferences in his kitty.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Plastic Surgery: A Short Guide on Breast Reconstruction

If the client chooses a reputed hospital his risk factors go down considerably. Although, elective surgeries have very little risk, it is the duty of the doctor to keep the patient aware of all risks involved.
In a breast reconstruction surgery it is attempted to restore the breast of a woman to its original shape and look. For women who have undergone mastectomy, a breast augmentation procedure is an integral part of the cancer treatment. Let’s have a look at the concept of Breast Reconstruction NYC in detail.
1. Ideal Candidate
Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer get in touch with a plastic surgeon beforehand. This enables the surgeon to be an important part of the team of doctors. Women who have already undergone a mastectomy also opt for this reconstruction to restore their original appearance. 

2. Risks
If the patient chooses a good doctor and hospital his risk factors will be low. It is very critical that a patient follows the post and pre-surgery instructions very carefully. A good surgeon will make women fully aware of each and every step and the precautions she needs to take.
3. Pre – surgery preparations
For a surgery to be successful, it is important that the patient follows all the pre-surgery instructions given by the doctor’s office. The doctor should be fully aware of any medication that the patient is taking and is often advised to stop use of aspirin a week or so before the surgery. The client needs to quit smoking and drinking a week or two before, to aid in quick recovery and healing. The patient also needs to be ready, emotionally to face the outcome of the surgery. The results can never be predicted precisely and the patient should be ready for the result. It should also be kept in mind that she might need a surgery or two more to get the desired result.
4. Post- Surgery
A patient is released from the hospital only after four days or a week of recovery. Pain and tenderness is experienced in the breasts for almost a week or so after the surgery. In an autologous procedure the discomfort is felt around the breasts and also in the region from where the tissue was extracted. The patient is counseled before the surgery to inform a family member or a friend who can care for them after the surgery. The patient is also advised to take leave from work and set up a designated recovery area in the home.
5. Options
Surgeons generally suggest an implant reconstruction or an Autologous Tissue Reconstruction, depending on the case. 

 ·         Implant Reconstruction- is the placement of implants to reconstruct the shape and size of the breasts. It is also called mammopalsty and is opted for after a mastectomy. The patient will be advised between saline or silicone filled implants.
·         Autologous Tissue Reconstruction- in this surgery live fat or muscles from the patient’s body is transplanted in the chest to replace the removed breast tissue. The tissue can be from the abdomen or thigh or any other part of the body.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

7 Things You Should Know About Ultherapy

Ultherapy basically uses ultrasound waves and energy produced by them, for treating the inner most layers of the skin. As a result of this treatment the skin becomes tight, firm, and gets a natural lift. It is becoming increasingly popular as the desired results are achieved without any disruption to the skin surface.
Let’s find out the all we need to know Ultherapy.
1. Facelift or Face Uplift
The body’s own ability to heal itself is the basis of this modern age treatment. It is executed without any surgery or invasion of the body at all. Most clients who opt for this treatment are looking to tighten the loose skin around the eye brows, neck and below the chin. It is a procedure completely approved by FDA.

2. Natural results
Client can see noticeable results immediately and they look completely natural, without any hint of a treatment. There is no need to wait for results, or use of any foreign substance or any change whatsoever. In very simple words the skin is given a boost from deep within, to create healthy effects on the outside. Patients can go about doing their daily activities after this 60-90 minute procedure. Over a period of time the cells will get renewed vigour from the boost.
3. Unique, Safe and Effective Alternative
Patients have reported back stating that they have observed positive boost over a period of 2 to 3 months. In some cases enhanced results were seen up to 6 months too. It is a very safe and effective alternative for people who are reluctant to go for a surgery or are medically barred to get one.
4. Enhanced Collagen Production
Lasers have been known to work on the skin from the outside. But in Ultherapy collagen is targeted, bypassing the surface layers of the skin. It is an inside out therapy, unlike others. The ultrasound energy is collaborated deep into the skin tissues.

5. See and treat treatment
Ultherapy is very different from other skin treatments available in the market today. The same way as a doctor sees the internal organs by an ultrasound, the skin doctor in this case checks out the collagen layer of the skin. He clearly identifies the target areas and successfully deposits pockets of ultrasound energy there. This is the same layer which is targeted by plastic surgeons during a facelift.
6. Body Response
After an Ultherapy session is over, the body responds by sending a signal of reconditioning to the weary skin and stimulates fresh growth. As a result there is a gradual lifting and tightening of the skin, back to its younger or youthful stage.
7. Ideal Candidate
Both men and women with relatively loose skin are ideal candidates for this treatment. Loosening of skin generally starts from the forehead and carries on till the eye brows. Loose skin on the cheeks and neck can lead to a flat look of the mid cheek. A downward mouth or a jaw line that looks lost and all kinds of sagging can also be treated.
Author Bio:

Sophia is a leading expert in the field of plastic surgery. According him the field of surgery is very vast and holds the scope to accommodate newer ways to dealing with the skin for keeping it younger. His works have been published across 7 books, and more than 100 articles.