Vacations that combine leisure and plastic surgery are becoming more popular, worldwide. Packages include accommodations at Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton where “special recovery” areas are designated. Newer destinations in Europe include: Budapest, Hungary, Poland, Belgium, the Ukraine and Slovakia, along with the more traditional retreats in France, Switzerland and the UK. Word to the curious, however, medical tourism does involve added risks, so do your homework.
A nose is just a nose to some, but it is the centerpiece of our face, after all. Patients who are unhappy with the appearance and design of their noses can have plastic surgery to modify and refine shape and size. Nose surgery, otherwise known as rhinoplasty or a “nose job” can dramatically improve the nose and the self-confidence of patients who elect to have this procedure.
Nose Surgery procedures are on the rise, and in recent years, there are many new advances and techniques that avail more options for Rhinoplasty patients. The use of synthetic nasal implants to lengthen and expand the nose have also grown in popularity. Despite FDA approval, some may lead to infection. Commonly used synthetic nasal implants are silicones, Gor-tex, or Medpor. Natural “grafts” composed of biological materials. They can also contain derived rib, ear, or septum cartilages. A recent study, revealed complications and infection impacting about one out of five rhinoplasty surgeries that used of Medpor. The findings alarmed plastic surgeons, especially those who facilitated the study.
During the last ten years, people in Thailand have had more plastic surgery procedures to enhance and change their appearance. This revolution has gone beyond celebrities and Thailand is a experiencing a new trend – raising awareness, acceptance and revenues that have earned the cosmetic surgery industry in Thailand sums of 20 billion baht a year, which translates to over $630 million in USA currency, and increasing last year’s cosmetic income by more than 5 billion baht. More popular procedures in this region include nose and eyelid surgery.
Getting a new nose is exciting – we can barely wait to see the final results. So, it can seem like FOREVER until the swelling subsides. It isn’t ‘forever’ – but, depending upon the type of technique, your body and other factors, the final results are not always visible immediately. Read about what to expect…
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported more teens having plastic surgery. Teen surgeries on patients 18 years old and below rose from about 14,000 in 1996 to 219,000 in 2010. The rise can be attributed to several factors: cosmetic surgery is more popular among all age groups, it is more accessible and acceptable for people to amend their appearances when they are unhappy with their self-image.
“The best laid plans of mice and men”?… An unfortunate fact of life is that not everything goes exactly as it should. Or, maybe it goes ‘as it should’…but, not how WE want it too. You were so excited to redesign your nose, and have rhinoplasty surgery. But, when the bandages were removed – you didn’t like what you saw? Are you thinking, “I loved the cheek implants the surgeon gave me last Spring – why don’t I like my new nose?” It turns out the surgeon is THE BEST at implants, but you failed to find out that this is only their 4th nose surgery. Uh Oh…what to do? That is when a ‘Revision Plastic Surgeon’ takes over. Their skill is ‘fixing what others broke’ and making it look better than ever. If a surgeon does not do a good job the first time – sometimes it’s better to start fresh with an expert in revision. They have the technology…let them “make it better”.
OUCH!!!! You’ve broken your nose. Quick, grab some tissue, a steak and head for the ER or doctor – to reduce your chances of looking like a boxer or former hockey player. Once there, they can check you out. In some cases, your nose can be set on the spot. If that is not the case, you may be looking at nose surgery. If you were considering a nose job before this happened…it might be the time to have a few modifications done, while it is being repaired.
Do you like your nose…but, wish you could make just a few tiny corrections? Maybe lift the tip, or make it more symmetrical – without having to undergo a complete rhinoplasty surgery? Then, read on. Non-surgical nose surgery can straighten, redefine and correct irregularities and it is a great choice for people who want ‘just a little work done, yet wish to retain their ethnicity. There is no anesthesia; it takes about 15 minutes and costs much less than a traditional nose job. Check your area to find out who does non-surgical nose surgery.