In the age of the selfie, more women than ever are looking for ways to perfect their pouts—which might be why a record-breaking 27,400 lip implants were performed in the United States in 2015. But what does the “perfect” pair of female lips really look like? According to new research published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, they’re (mostly) more natural-looking than you might think. Read more…
(reprinted from Marie Claire)
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Who doesn’t want to look fabulous during the holidays? The problem is, a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance takes time and planning. Now that summer is over, now is the time to make an appointment with your board-certified plastic surgeon. While it might feel too early to start thinking about your Thanksgiving dinner or that New Year’s celebration, keep in mind that while some techniques can provide immediate results, most take weeks for the full benefits to become apparent. This list of the top five procedures to get you ready for the holidays can ensure you look your best for the season’s festivities, but start planning now. continue reading and reprinted from the ASPS blog
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.
Surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower lids, or both.
Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes. Read more
reprinted from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Last weekend I attended the Northern Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. This was an excellent meeting with engaging guest speakers. The highlights were a thorough presentation by Mark Sultan of his approach to rejuvenation of the neck, a new technique from Alexander Moya for contouring the trunk for patients after massive weight loss, a wonderful panel review of blepharoplasty techniques and comprehensive review courses on facial skin cancer and cleft lip repair.
Statistics show that breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries. While breast implants are still the most popular choice among women, breast lifts have grown by 70% since 2000, outpacing breast implants two-to-one.
Botox has been officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat crow’s feet, or wrinkles around the corners of the eyes.
Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) is made from the botulinum neurotoxin, a toxin that can cause a serious disease that leads to muscle paralysis called botulism.
However when injected directly into a muscle in approved doses, Botox prevents muscles from tightening by temporarily paralyzing them, which in turn makes wrinkles less visible.
Reprinted from CBS News – read more…