An Overview of Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic surgery this and cosmetic surgery that. To truly understand cosmetic surgery, one needs to get a grasp of the various cosmetic surgery procedures available. An Overview of Cosmetic Procedures Cosmetic surgery is one of the most talked about topics in the media today. People from all walks of life – from celebrities to soccer moms – are going under the knife to have their faces and bodies modified. If you’re considering having a surgical cosmetic procedure performed, you might be wondering what cosmetic surgery procedures are available to make yourself look and feel better. Well, the technology of body modifying surgery has been steadily evolving over the last 50 years, and now there are more cosmetic surgery procedures available …

An Introduction to Rhinoplasty

Nasal surgery (Rhinoplasty Surgery), the most common form of plastic surgery practiced in America today, is a procedure that alters the framework of the nose, manipulating the bone and cartilage structure and the skin to improve the appearance of the nose. It can be used to change the overall appearance of the face from one where the focus of attention was placed on the nose to one where the attention is drawn away from the nose and towards the eyes, a more natural, pleasing occurrence. When the focus of attention is directed towards any other feature on the face other than the eyes, the face is said to be out of “harmony”. Rhinoplasty surgery, when performed correctly, improves the harmony …

Balancing The Bustline, What To Do About Uneven Breasts

All women have uneven breasts, but as much as 45% have noticeable breast size difference.. This means a half cup size or more that is sometimes noticeable even under clothing. Let’s first discuss some underlying reasons why this happens. Body alignment. When the body is perfectly aligned, muscles and fat deposits tend to be dispersed more equally. Think how perfectly the body of a baby or toddler is formed. As we grow older, environmental stress, sleep patterns, posture, injury and disease can cause the body to go out of alignment. This results in over or under development of muscles, and uneven distribution of fluids and fat. Right or left hand dominance. Most women will find that the larger breast is …

Asian Skin Needs Anti-Ageing Help and Protection

Asian skin can suffer from specific problems that can’t be addressed using regular beauty industry moisturisers and facial products. Asian skin is thicker than white skin and can be leathery in appearance. This means it needs richer, deeper penetrating creams. The ideal moisturiser for Asian skin should contain a high Sun Protection Factor (SPF) to prevent further darkening of skin colour, and antioxidants for protection against harmful free radicals and pollution. Younger Asian women in particular want their skin to appear lighter and blemish free with even skin tone. In this quest for an ivory complexion, many Asian women have used potentially harmful skin peels, or taken expensive tablets that claim to work from within, to lighten the skin. Unfortunately …

Achieving Optimum Results in Rhinoplasty

Corrective rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in aesthetic plastic surgery, yet it is also one of the procedures presenting the highest risk of patient dissatisfaction in terms of results. The growing concern is largely focused on the psychological grounds that persuade patients to undergo nose jobs vis-à-vis the selection criteria to be followed by surgeons. To this end, several psychological considerations have been drawn out among which are: the feelings of the individual derive from the presence of an actual deformity or from the mere subjective feeling of one; the nature and magnitude of the limitations on the patient’s desire to get rid of the deformity; and, the conflicts deriving from the contrast between subjective …

Alternatives For Cellulite Reduction

Are there any cellulite reduction alternatives? With the rare exception, liposuction is generally considered cosmetic surgery. For this reason liposuction is not considered as medically necessary. Because of this, the decision is up to you whether or not to undergo liposuction procedure. You may decide that it is not right for you. And you can make that determination right up to the point of actually having the procedure. Liposuction Alternatives • Exercise. • Accept your body and appearance as it is. • Change diet to lose some excess body fat. • Use clothing or makeup to downplay or emphasize body or facial features. • Try some of the other methods such as topicals or body wrapping. Whatever method you select …

Breast Lifts – Improvement Without Implants

Gravity is an irresistible force. While it is certainly nice that it keeps us rooted to the planet, it also has a habit of pulling things lower than we might like over time. Breast Lifts – Improvement Without Implants Cosmetic breast surgery is one of the more popular areas of plastic surgery. That being said, the controversy surrounding breast implants may make you pause when considering the various enhancement procedures available. Breast lifts are designed to fight the effects of gravity. The goal of the procedure is to raise and/or reshape sagging breasts. When breast lifts are discussed, most people assume the procedure necessarily includes the use of implants. While it is true that implants can be used in the …

Breast Enlargement or “Augmentation Mammoplasty”

Breast enlargement, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that enhances the upper body contour of a woman who is unhappy with her small breast size. This is perhaps the cosmetic procedure that the public is most familiar with. Breast enlargement is done by having an implant placed through an incision, under the breast tissue or under the muscle. The incision can be made under the breast, around the nipple or under the arm. A breast implant is composed of an outer silicone shell filled with saline (the use of silicone gel implants are now restricted). The outer surface may be smooth or textured, and implants come in various shapes to meet the individual woman’s needs. When the …

Breast Augmentation Or Reduction – What Are The Implications?

People often tend to beautify and, at times, exaggerate the alluring portions of their body. A worthy example of this is breast plastic surgery, which contemporary women opt for in order to enhance their appearance. Breast plastic surgery has several forms, namely breast implant or enhancement, breast lift, and breast reduction. Each type has its own significance and is employed under different circumstances. While breast implant (also known as breast augmentation) is used to enlarge the size of a woman’s breast, breast reduction is often necessary when abnormally huge breasts result in orthopedic pain. Breast implant has two primary types, namely saline implants and silicone gel implants. However, advanced research is bound to make other filler types available. A staggering …

How to erase stretch marks

The way to erase Stretch Marks can vary greatly depending on how much money you want to spend and your pain tolerance levels. Surgical and Laser Treatment to erase Stretch Marks : As most Stretch Marks occur on the abdomen, a tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that helps get rid of them. The affected area is cut away and then the remaining skin is stretched taut, creating a smoother skin appearance. A similar procedure can be done for other parts of the body as well. Laser treatment as a way to erase Stretch Marks has come a long way and many people have benefited from this option. Lasers essentially excise away the affected tissue and the energy …

How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost? Breaking It Down

Plastic surgery costs can vary widely from one surgeon to another. Several factors govern the cost of a particular plastic surgery procedure. A couple of major factors include the surgeon’s expertise and experience, and the length and complexity of the procedure. Moreover, the cost may vary from one clinical setting to another. A surgeon owning a state of the art clinic and wielding advanced equipment would charge more for a particular procedure, in order to cover the cost of his/her investments. The same procedure if carried out at a fairly average clinical facility might incur a significantly lower expense. Whatever the cost, it should be disclosed and settled upon prior to the surgery. Some medical facilities tout attractive bargains, concealing …

How Much Does A Nose Job Cost

Nearly all plastic or cosmetic surgery is considered elective, which means health insurance does not pay for it. This means you need to have a grasp of the full cost of nose job surgery. How Much Does A Nose Job Cost Nose job is a term which really refers to nose molding or nose forming, and it is one of the world’s most common plastic surgery procedures. Many people choose to have it performed because they are unhappy with the shape and size of their nose, and want to improve the look of their face. Once you’ve decided to have nose job, the second question many people ask is, “What is the cost of a nose job?” As with any …

How To Breast Enhancement Surgery

When someone is unhappy about the way their breasts look, they should consider breast enhancement surgery. Breast enhancement surgery is also known as breast augmentation or breast augmentation surgery. In previous years, breast enhancement surgery was frowned upon by the general public, but now it is a commonly done procedure on women from all ethnic groups and backgrounds. Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that involves the use of placing implants into the breast to achieve a shape and style that the woman is comfortable with. The most common implant consists of a round bag filled with saline fluid. The bag is made up of material called silicone that encloses the saline fluid. The saline is sterile and will not …

How to Shape Your Body Instantly with Liposuction

There is no doubt as to how fat-shedding procedures are popular nowadays in a world that has been plagued for vanity. Among the most popularly discussed ways of making one look slim and sexy is liposuction. While liposuction has become a frequently used buzz word, a lot of people do not actually know what exactly is. Here is a short primer on liposuction. The surgical procedure known as liposuction is intended to diminish deposits of fat in the body to shape and sculpt it. This is done by using a canula – a thin tube with vacuum-suction action, to remove fat under the skin. Some procedures use a probe powered by ultrasound that breaks up small pieces of fat to …

Are The Risks Of Plastic Surgery Worth Taking?

Thanks to television and movies, people are bewitched into believing that cosmetic surgery is a panacea as far as aesthetics are concerned. Women often fantasize about enhancing their appearance by having a breast lift or breast augmentation surgery. However, despite the glorification of cosmetic surgery, surgery of any kind has associated risks and complications that cannot be overlooked. Even though the results may seem alluring, patients must consider the possible risks. A tragic incident, which highlights this paradoxical situation, was the death of Olivia Goldsmith, an American novelist who died of anesthetic complications during plastic surgery. Though cases like Olivia’s sad demise are extremely rare, the point is that the patient must understand that any surgery involves risk. The duty …

The Jolie Look Is In: Lip Augmentation

Full lush lips are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to Hollywood movie stars. The Angelina Jolie look is in, and more women are seeking lip augmentation. Collagen has, for the longest time, taken claim as the leading agent used for lip enhancement. However, results are temporary, and so permanent lip augmentations have been developed. The implant is made of material designed specifically for the safe and effective augmentation of soft tissue, such as lips. The product comes in different sizes and shapes to fit each patient’s particular needs, as well as desires, in a perfectly sterile package designed for only one single use. The surgical technique is performed in a sterile fashion. Like many cosmetic surgeries nowadays, lip augmentation is done …