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.
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.
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…
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…
Round 1 – Wake up, look in the mirror and wonder if you ‘Box’ in your sleep. Where do those dark circles come from and what can be done about them? Round 2 – Make certain to reduce activities that cause dark circles and hollows by: Getting enough rest; wearing sunglasses and sunscreen, reducing bad habits like smoking and drinking, keep sinuses healthy and don’t rub your eyes… Round 3 – Daily maintenance and temporary fixes: Calm puffy eyes with a cool cloth, teas bags or chilled cucumbers; elevate your head while sleeping; invest in a good concealer… Round 4: Discuss more permanent options with a qualified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. And the winner…by decision… is You!
No matter how experienced and efficient we are at our job – how we are perceived, image-wise, has a great deal to do with our ability to be hired, promoted and our earning potential. It’s a tough, cut-throat job economy right now and our attractiveness and ‘perceived-youthfulness’ are much more important than Corporate America is letting on. Many workers are looking at this factor and ‘stepping up their game’ with cosmetic procedures and body enhancement – considering the treatments and maintenance to be ‘Just Good Business Sense’.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery highlights emerging trends in plastic surgery procedures, recognizing and denoting that advanced technologies and newer treatments avail more options to patients that are less invasive. Patients are now opting for alternative procedures that are more affordable and require little-to-no-downtime, such as: dermal fillers, liquid facelifts, energy derived and Low Level Laser Therapies to make physical improvements with less time and money.
It seems whenever celebrities appear or look different, they are accused of having a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure. The media makes broad-stroke speculations all the time. Sometimes they are right and many times they are wrong. In the recent case of Ashley Judd, when the media commented on her “puffy” facial features and claimed she had plastic surgery, not only were they wrong, but they brought Judd out to defend herself, and women. “The insanity has to stop, because as focused on me as it appears to have been, it is about all girls and women,” Judd pleaded.
Once scars have formed, they are more-or-less a permanent fixture – unless we undergo treatment to diminish them. But, breaking news today indicates that scientists and physicians are working on surgical techniques and equipment that can severely reduce the possibility of scarring during surgery. The Regional Medical Center of San Jose performed a gall bladder removal with one little incision through the belly button. WOW! Scarring occurs – but, any way it can be minimized, means less to fix later. With scars…An Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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.