Scar-Free Plastic Surgery Now a Reality

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

A group of surgeons in Toronto, Canada became pioneers as they completed a certain groundbreaking medical procedure that will change the face of plastic surgery forever.

They proclaim it as the first facial reconstruction procedure without the added scars. The team was led by Daniel Borsuk from Hospital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, an infirmary based in Montreal. In a span of 8 hours, the team worked and completed the process on an adult patient.

By making use of modern technology like 3D modeling and virtual surgery, the doctors carried out the entire facial reconstruction procedure by taking away a vascularized hunk of pelvic bone and restructuring it so it will acclimatize to the rest of the patient’s face, prior to resettling the bone within the mouth’s insides.

Years before this achievement, this kind of method would have taken several intrusions and would have left a number of scars on the patient, the doctors commented.

This undertaking sends a hopeful message to people with disfigurements and would need reconstructive operations to treat deformities. Nowadays, they won’t have to detach themselves and feel bad about their appearances.

Plastic surgery minus the scars can greatly improve one’s self-esteem and self-confidence, thereby improving the value of a patient’s life. This healthy outlook will direct individuals to a life of satisfaction and contentment.

It’s observed that people who are contented with their appearances will be subsequently positive in other aspects of life like work and relationships with other individuals. Thus, this important undertaking in the world of reconstructive surgery is a plus in this industry.

Plastic surgery is here to stay, and accomplishments like this one will make the whole industry stronger. Solutions for a better you are now easily accessible because of the tireless efforts of surgeons to better their craft.

Transwoman Spends a Mint on Plastic Surgery to Look Like a Cartoon Character

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

We’ve seen supermodel Heidi Klum don a Jessica Rabbit costume for this year’s Halloween, and plenty of people were impressed. But transgender performer Cassandra Cass took the idea to beautiful extremes. The 37-yr. old went under the knife to achieve the cartoon character’s trademark good looks, and she’s very happy and satisfied with the outcome.

Jessica Rabbit was one of the main characters in the Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie, a voluptuous redhead who plays as the wife of the titular character.

Cassandra underwent major surgeries on her body, including Adam’s apple reduction, facial feminization. brow shaving and sexual reassignment. Cassandra also made sure to copy the famous cartoon character’s visage through modifications on her lips, cheeks, nose, breasts, butt and hips.

However, she’s still not over with the nipping and tucking just yet. Cassandra wants a nipped waist just like Jessica’s, which can be achieved through another plastic surgery method. So far she is enjoying the fruits of her body modification’s success.

The times are in fact, a-changing and the procedure is quickly becoming more popular than before. Nowadays, countries like South Korea show that a high percentage of its population have underwent cosmetic operations. Statistics have displayed that 1 out of 77 Koreans opt for surgical or non-surgical body modification to beautify themselves and restore youth. In fact, both men and women have undergone those procedures.

Plastic surgery when done by the best specialists out there is the greatest decision an individual can make. Aesthetic professionals can make a man or woman look more beautiful, younger or shapelier. Thus, if performed right, it can promote a healthier self-esteem, happiness, and a more positive approach and outlook in life. Just like it did with Cassandra Cass.

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The “Kardashian Effect” on Plastic Surgery

Monday, November 16th, 2015

A new trend is becoming more popularized in the plastic surgery industry as more women aim to have that curvy body a la Kim Kardashian. The Brazilian butt lift is now slowly becoming one of the most performed procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery.

Barbara Mendoza, the owner of BM Skincare, is a 38-year old aesthetician who wants a body as young-looking as her face. She said, “I’m from Venezuela, so it’s normal in my country to be curvy. I was thinking more like where I come from.”

To have the voluptuous body she wanted, Mendoza visited Utopia Plastic Surgery and Med Spa and talked to Dr. Franklin Rose. Dr. Rose performed liposuction on Mendoza’s mid section and transferred the fat into her buttocks to achieve that “Kardashian Effect.”

Dr. Rose stated that, “It’s very common for us to do liposuction, tummy tuck, maybe even some breast work at the same time we’re doing the buttock lift.” It costs around $5,000 up to $6,000 to get the famed Brazilian butt lift.

Mendoza also added that undergoing the procedure helped her stay in shape. “When you have surgeries, you have to go to the gym, but you feel more healthy,” she said. She feels a lot more confident now because when she sees her reflection, she likes what she’s seeing and how she feels.

People usually look and sometimes even stare at people they find attractive and it seems like more people are now paying her attention. She’s also slowly getting used to the comments she’s getting from both men and women.

“Sometimes I feel nervous because they look at me like, wow. That makes me feel weird but I’m OK with that. I know this sounds superficial, but I feel beautiful. I feel sexy. I feel sensual, ” she said.

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Antidepressants: No Coherent Proof That It Could Augment Complications After Surgery

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

A lot of people believe that taking antidepressants before surgery could generate complications such as cancer, bleeding and other hostile intricacies but contrary to the said belief, these are considered to be false. As there are no coherent evidence that taking antidepressants could result to the said complications, according to a research review that was issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons on their November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Discontinuing the use of antidepressant before reconstructive surgery may actually multiply the risk of postoperative intricacies instead of restricting complications; this is according to the report submitted by Dr. Isabel Teo of Ninewells Hospital and the Medical student from University of Edinburgh, Christopher Tam Song.

Could antidepressants trigger complications after reconstructive surgery?

Plastic surgeons are not worried about antidepressants, unlike any other medications. The use of this drug has increased in the past few years. According to a report, 1 out of 10 adults and adolescents in the USA use antidepressants. So it is not something to be shocked about when this drug is being used before undergoing cosmetic surgery.

An in-depth review on the risks of antidepressant when used for Plastic Surgery was conducted by Dr. Teo and Mr. Song. They studied 26 research data regarding the effect of antidepressants on a few risks of plastic surgery and these are:

  1. Bleeding
  2. Breast Cancer
  3. Breast Enlargement

According to the deliberation by Dr. Teo and Mr. Song, these studies have shown inconsistent results, some of it shows escalated bleeding rate, while other studies show no risk. Therefore, no consistent attestation of augmented intricacies has been found regarding antidepressants. It may harm the patients “psychologically” if surgeons stop the use of antidepressants and that is to be prevented than these unproven complications that is said to be an effect of the said drug.

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A Few Things I Should Have Known Before Going Under the Knife

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

It is common nowadays to have your face enhanced via plastic surgery. Most women are encouraged to go under the knife to achieve the look that they dream for themselves or for even just having the nose that they never had. The women, who undergo reconstructive surgery, have increased in the past 10 years.

Getting work done on your face and on your body is risky but not totally wrong. You should just know a few things before doing so and know what you are getting yourself into. Here are a few things that will help you determine what and what not to do.

  1. Not all surgeons are skilled and qualified

Just because a surgeon had passed the board exams, doesn’t mean that he is a good or experienced plastic surgeon. You have to know how many surgeries they are doing weekly, how long they have been practicing and look for before-and-after photos to judge the quality of his work.

  1. You have to know what you want to do or to change

Never let the surgeon decide for you or what to do with your face. Tell them what you want and bring photos if necessary.

  1. Nothing’s perfect

Yep, no one is and nobody ever will be perfect. Do not let yourself be hyped by thinking that you will look perfect after the surgery. Different, yes but perfect? I don’t think so.

  1. A few regrets may come out after surgery

Regrets do come out at the end. Once you look at the mirror, there is a possibility that you may like how you used to look before the procedure.

  1. A lot of surgeons don’t care about you, they just care about the money

Keep this in mind, that nobody cares more for you than yourself. Pick the right surgeon.

  1. Depression may arise

You cannot do all the things that you used to do like going out with friends and just staying inside your home. You will also feel pain while recovering. It takes time.

  1. It takes a few months to see the result you’ve been wanting

There would be after-surgery swelling and scarring that may take a few months to heal.

  1. Surgery won’t be a solution to fix whatever problem you have in your life

Have you been dumped by your boyfriend? Do you not love your job? All of these won’t go away after your operation.  Before going under the knife, ask yourself why you’re doing it and assess your reasons so no regrets may come after your decision.

So before you go through a procedure, make sure that you know all the risks, get a trusted surgeon and be informed on how the operation should be done.

Monica Bellucci on Plastic Surgery: Do It In A Good Way, With Intelligence

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Monica Bellucci recently had an interview with the Daily Mail, where she talked about being casted as Lucia Sciarra in the 2015 James Bond film: Spectre. As the interview goes, they have talked about her not being afraid to grow old as it is part of life. Plastic surgery also came up as one of the topics.

According to the 51-year-old actress, she has never had plastic surgery.

Monica Bellucci’s on Plastic Surgery

As we all know, a lot of women in the show business industry has had work done on their faces and a lot also are expressing their opinions in a judgmental tone of voice.

On the other hand, Belluci is not one of them. She is not against the idea of having plastic surgery, even though she did not go under the knife. She does not want to judge other people who want to enhance their facial features via plastic surgery.

If having plastic surgery and enhancing a feature on your face is what makes you feel better then why not, right? Everyone is entitled for their own actions, those are their own faces. No law prohinits them to not do so. Bellucci has nothing against that. Some people likes and looks better with Botox, and others prefer other treatments or procedure. Bellucci stated that she is for freedom. Anyone can do exactly what they want with their own faces.

So what’s her beauty secret?

She trusts in the power of an all-natural facial cream and professional make-up. She would not let anyone see her imperfect self, except of course if it is required for her role in a drama or movie. She also believes in acupuncture and how it frees your skin and let it breathe.

What’s great about her is she is not afraid to show her age and she is fine with the fact that she is getting old. Bellucci makes sure that she is gracefully aging and happily living her life.

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Surprising Facts About Plastic Surgery

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Most people these days would do anything just to fix everything when it comes to improving or maintaining their physical looks. Regardless of how painful or how expensive it may be, they are willing to go through all these and they are even proud of it.

The rise of plastic surgery and some minimal invasive procedures have been taking the world by storm with so many people succumbing to these procedures. Here’s a list of statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons about the “popularity” of plastic surgery:

  1. Women make up the highest rate of patients or clients who undergo plastic surgery. According to their data 92% of the cosmetic procedures were undergone by women.
  1. Of the plastic surgeries, Breast Augmentation has the highest frequency. Since 2006, breast implants or augmentation has been the most sought after plastic surgery in America and perhaps in the world. Most of the breast augmentations done were Silicone Implants accounting 77%. Other plastic surgeries most people go through include Rhinoplasty, Liposuction, Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts.
  1. For men, Nose Reshaping or Rhinoplasty is the most popular. According to the data, America has accounted more than 200,000 men who underwent nose reshaping procedure in 2014. Rounding up Men’s Top five are Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Breast reduction, Facelifts and Liposuction.
  1. For minimally invasive procedures, Botox or Botulinum Toxin Type A facial injections take the top spot. There were more than 6 million Americans who have had Botox injections for the year 2014 only. Also common minimally invasive procedures that are saleable include chemical peels, soft tissue fillers, microdermbrasion and laser hair removal.
  1. Now, read this – Women who are in their 40s and up are the most common clients of plastic surgery. Most of the plastic and minimally invasive surgeries were availed by women ages 40 years old up to 54 years old in 2014.

Social Media and the Candidness with Plastic Surgery

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Cindy Crawford, who had admitted to some Botox, had reiterated her stand on supporting plastic surgery. She said that if one doesn’t like a feature and it could be changed, then one should go for it. On a separate note, Crawford, 49, also remarked on how she envies the current crop of models that have social media at their disposal to shape their own images.

It is true that social media is a wondrous tool of the modern age to gain fame and popularity. Post interesting pictures regularly, gain a substantial amount of followers and the next thing you know, celebrity gossip TV shows and magazines are already featuring you. But at the same time, this also gives a lot of followers access to pictures, past and present.  Unlike models and celebrities of the previous decade who have few pictorials and films that can be used as basis of appearance, an online photo album gives the audience a lot of comparison references for before  and after pictures.

This probably plays a part on the current candidness and admissions of celebrities about plastic surgery enhancements they have availed. There is no point in denying if there is an obvious change in a feature or two that can easily be detected by the very meticulous social network users.

This also takes out a lot of pressure from the shoulders of celebrities. They don’t have to hide their plastic surgery procedures anymore. Flaunting it would even earn them the status of endorsers so that they can get the next procedure free.

Cindy Crawford is beautiful, graceful and accomplished. But in terms of social standards of her time compared today, she really does have a lot to envy the young models who not only have more control over their careers but also more freedom on what they can do with their bodies without judgement.

Plastic Surgery: Feeling Good Inside, Looking Good Outside

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Some looks are appreciated, while some are totally not. Most think pointed noses will always look good compared to crooked noses. Why? As much as we wanted to figure out the answer, would that still matter with our people today? If you don’t look ‘wow’ to them, they’ll judge. If you change your look for them, they’ll still judge.

They say being you and what’s inside you, regardless of how you look, is the most important thing, but in reality, that’s not how it works. Either way, all you get are judgments. So why not be beautiful inside and at the same time, outside.

As plastic surgery is simply defined, it’s a surgery that improves or repairs the form of appearance of body parts and since when did the word ‘improve’ became bad? Plastic surgery has its way to be appreciated and here are some factors why it’s not really that bad:

  • Have an improved appearance. Enhancing your physical look by repairing damaged parts of your body or correcting a part you heart desires, plastic surgery is your genie. With the help of high quality plastic surgeons, you will definitely have the results you’re looking for if your appearance is not in line with what you desire.
  • Works out confidence. One reason why people lack confidence is the struggle of accepting the outward appearance. If you want your self esteem rise, Plastic surgery can not only improve your appearance, but it can also improve your confidence as well.
  • Have better relationships. When you lack confidence, you lack the willingness to express yourself out to others, even with your love ones. For your desire of changing the way you look outwardly by plastic surgery, you can be the person you always wanted to be, to look and others will finally see you this way, happy. 

However, plastic surgery is also simply expensive. At this point, money may buy happiness but in a positive approach. Since getting a plastic surgery is an elective one, you must be willing to pay top amount of money to get the result you desire. If you cut the costs, it will just lessen the quality of the result.

As they say, change is the only permanent thing in the world. Sometimes, acceptance isn’t enough to make a person totally happy, or hearing other people compliment you even though what you have in mind is dissimilar to what they say.

Having a plastic surgery is a personal decision. Some may appreciate it, some may not. If you think you need it or want it, and if it can make you happier, just go ahead and pamper yourself with the things you want to do or have. Just make sure you won’t regret any single thing that makes you happy, perhaps happier.

Delaying Retirement with Plastic Surgery is the New Baby Boomer Trend

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The number of cosmetic surgeries being performed all over the world has increased in the last few years. This does not affect the fact that these surgical procedures are among the most expensive operations undertaken, mainly because they are complex surgical operations that require specialized and skillful surgeons.

Among those that want to undergo plastic surgery are the boomers, as a way for them to stay competitive at work. On the other hand, some others wait until retirement, and consider a cosmetic surgical procedure as their greatest reward.

The most common cosmetic surgeries in the 55-plus age bracket are face-lift, forehead lift, ear reshaping, hair transplant, pectoral implants, and nose reshaping.

In the case of Margaret Cipparrone, 63 years old, her main reason why she wants to undergo plastic surgery is because she is not yet ready to retire. She is a county assistant prosecutor, and would like to keep working. She is financially stable and wants the school loans of her children paid off. She knows she is old but still would like to fit in her workforce, hence the need for cosmetic surgery. Despite her age, Cipparrone does not think that it is time for her to retire.

Another example is a lawyer, 64, who took a long vacation and instead had a face lift. It actually gotten her another ten more years of working in her company.

In line with this, private lenders are stepping in to finance the nips and tucks of these boomers. These firms establish relationships with cosmetic surgery facilities. The data of the lenders are showing that people in their 60s to 80s were asking for loans for plastic surgery such as eyelid lift, face lift and tummy tuck.

Generally, many boomers go through these plastic surgeries because they want to be useful to their families and to the society.

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