Remembering my first ‘fat transfer lip augmentation’, in the 90′s – is SO different from what is available now! The methods and research have come so far…so quickly – and continue to advance. The results, now, are natural, permanent and allow us to choose where we want fat…and where we don’t. Keep an eye on this advancing cosmetic surgery!
Breast implants can be successfully used on athletic women with low body fat percentages; techniques vary from patient to patient. Women who regularly engage in athletic activities often find that their breast size is affected by any accompanying weight loss, as breasts are partially composed of fatty tissue. To maintain a feminine figure while engaging in a serious exercise regimen that lowers body fat percentage, athletic women may choose breast augmentation. Designing the appropriate surgical approach, as well as the type of implant used, depends on a variety of factors, all of which should be discussed with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.
Patients who undergo the procedure known as a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty are overwhelmingly satisfied with their results, says Dr. Eric Chang of Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The board-certified plastic surgeon in Baltimore sees numerous patients for this procedure and says it can help improve people’s self-image as well as their body contours.
We all understand what breast implants are – but, when deciding to have an augmentation procedure actually requires us to pick out what type we want. Do we want saline of silicone, high or moderate profile, textured or smooth? Which feels more like a natural breast? Are they safe? Read here about the different types and information regarding each…
Over half of being happy with the end result of any plastic surgery…is the expectations that we have when we decide on a procedure. In this article, we address a woman who has a trim, in-shape body – but, is unhappy with her thighs (join the club, right? : )). She provided pictures of impossibly leggy models and asked if she had Smart lipo….could her legs look like that? Yes…IF her legs were 5 inches longer and hereditary. That is not to say that Smart lipo won’t do an amazing job at taking bulk away from the thigh area. It certainly will – but, this is a common issue in plastic surgery – people need to understand that we cannot go into the procedure with unrealistic expectations. The difference between improving upon what we were born with…and asking for the impossible must be reconciled BEFORE we attempt any procedure. Smart lipo CAN produce incredible results…but, it cannot add 5 inches to your legs : ). However, meeting with a Smart Lipo Top Doc can give you the benefit of understanding that while you cannot add those 5 inches….the results WILL make your legs look longer, slimmer and more proportionate – regardless of their current stature.
Social Media and the way we make ‘friends’ has changed drastically in the past 15 years. Technology has advanced from Chat rooms and dial-up connections, to immediate access to the entire world, via: MySpace, Facebook, Video Chat / Conferencing, Skype, Facetime and suddenly…the whole world knows what you look like. For some people, this is great…for many, it is a source of self-doubt and insecurity. Somehow, those extra 15 pounds we were able to ignore, or that scar on our forehead (that people who have known us for years don’t seem to notice) seem amplified. We feel ‘judged’. Read about how social media and advancing technology are driving people to plastic surgery.
Facing breast reconstruction can be scary – and it is not, necessarily, just a ‘one-trip surgery’. But, understanding the process can help us feel like we are more in control.In the not-so-distant past, many women were made to feel that they ‘were lucky’ just to get away with their lives (if facing cancer) – or that, if they looked ‘normal’, while clothed; that was the best they could hope for. Only very wealthy women could even afford to think of regaining a semblance of ‘who they were before’.
That has changed, drastically, Now the goal o surgeons is to make a woman look as natural as possible, whether clothed or not – and an understanding that our psyche and image of ourselves promotes better healing and survival rates. Join us for our multi-part series on Breast reconstruction…there are some very unique insights and new techniques that open up the world of reconstructive surgery, and allow us to make decisions that influence our ‘present’…and our future.
We understand – privacy is something that is dear to those under constant public scrutiny. So, when celebrities choose not to proclaim their cosmetic procedures from the highest rooftops; we can respect that. But, this new ‘trend’ of bashing plastic surgery – oftentimes by those who have been recipients; is getting downright tedious. For goodness sake, if you’re going to have it, and ‘deny, deny, deny’…fine – but, why not be a bit more discreet about ‘bad-mouthing it’, to the media? We are not SAYING that Kate Beckinsale has, in fact, undergone numerous cosmetic surgeries – but, her outspokenness against it, versus published pictures and articles that discuss her procedures (over the years)…makes us doubt her ‘Total Recall’. You be the judge…