Dr. Eric Finzi and a team of researchers from Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center in Maryland have stumbled upon a potentially important new use for the well-known wrinkle-buster known as Botox. Though Botox has been used to treat a variety of different conditions such as migraines and even incontinence in women, it is more well-known as a cosmetic treatment for frown lines and wrinkles. Though the treatment has been used for frown lines and wrinkles – with a lot of success and very few side effects, scientists have only recently realized that Botox may be able to help treat psychological issues such as depression, too.
It’s true, in many cases, surgeons will make themselves the proverbial guinea pig to see if a device, treatment or surgery technique is good enough for patients. And it is certainly true for The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Washington, DC, with these three plastic surgeons—Dr. Poindexter, Dr. Sigal, and Dr. George Weston who perform procedures and use treatments on themselves or each-other, first.
For Isabel Gonzalez an innocent visit to Viviana’s Body Secrets Spa ended in a nightmare that continues to haunt her. After receiving “vitamin” injections, was hospitalized for a severe infection she developed in the injection sites, which have left her permanently. Stricter Medi/Day Spa regulations are being enforced in certain states, but these incidents may likely increase enforcement. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons advises patients to do their homework and seek procedures from board certified physicians and surgeons.
Among the newer, popular cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, ear pinning and augmentation, otherwise known as otoplasty, is gaining media attention. More people, including teens, are having ear surgery to avoid bullying and to change the appearance of ear abnormalities. In many cases surgeons alter the ear cartilage or inject dermal fillers to tighten and re-shape the tissue. This can also be a successful method to restore stretched tissue from ear gauging.
With advanced technologies and products for cosmetic and plastic surgeons, minimally invasive procedures are becoming the norm over more traditional procedures. Take the “face lift’ procedure for example, the traditional method would cost thousands of dollars, and it requires major surgery, incisions and more downtime. On the contrary Liquid facelifts can be done in an office visit using injections of fillers, the cost affordable, it is minimally invasive, and there is no downtime. More women and men are having these procedures, and at younger ages, to maintain a more youthful appearance.
There are a lot of ways to get hurt while on vacation. So why is everyone making such a big deal about Chris Jenner’s fat lip? It seems that every day, there is a new story where the media is trying to vilify a celebrity for having ‘secret plastic surgery’.
So, it comes as no surprise that Chris Jenner’s fat lip has caused speculation that she had a reaction to lip augmentation. How possible is that? What did the plastic surgeons say? What did the readers think? What do you think? Read more and see who you agree with…
A Vampire Facelift, although called a “facelift” procedure, but should be labeled as non-surgical, dermal “filler” procedure. There is no real surgery done that is similar to an actual facelift, but the procedure requires the surgeon to extract a certain amount of blood from the patient, first. The amount would vary depending on how much of the filler the patient would need to achieve satisfactory results on his/her face.
Breast augmentation and liposuction have long been the leaders in cosmetic and plastic surgery, now surgeons are predicting that three new procedures will be front-runners, including: laser skin resurfacing, mommy makeovers (which include breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck), and dermal fillers and injectables.
As we age, our body produces less Hyaluronic acid. This natural substance is responsible for cushioning our joints and giving elasticity to our skin. So, when the body is not able to produce it, naturally – we can give it a little ‘assistance’, with Restylane. Restylane was the first FDA approved Hyaluronic acid-based sub dermal filler in the U.S. It fills wrinkles, scars, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and adds elasticity to the skin. If you would like to restore your skin’s natural contours and elasticity, talk to your dermatologist, or find a cosmetic surgeon in your area that specializes in dermall fillers.