Showing posts from August, 2019

Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist, or Cosmetic Dentist

When considering a cosmetic procedure, it is so important to find the right doctor for you. When considering a cosmetic procedure, it is so important to find the right doctor for you. This is a procedure that can last you a lifetime, and you want to be completely confident in the doctor you choose to work with. Throughout the entire research process, you should maintain a healthy dose of skepticism as you vet prospective doctors. As the number of people choosing plastic surgery procedures has increased over the years, unfortunately so has the number of unqualified physicians claiming to be experts in the aesthetics procedure industry. Follow the seven steps below to ensure you are selecting the right doctor for your procedure. 1. Confirm credentials For a plastic surgeon, a board certification is critical. Unknown to most, in the United States, state medical boards do not require the surgeon to be specifically trained in the surgical procedure he or she offers. In other words,

Plastic Surgery Perfection vs. Proportion: How To Achieve The Ideal Look For You

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s proportion — not perfection — that will ensure you look your best. Here, plastic surgeons explain why the key to a “perfect” face is all about balancing your features. The Duchess of Cambridge’s nose. Penélope Cruz’s lips. Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones. Ask any plastic surgeon and, chances are, they've encountered any number of patients entering their office with pictures of those celebrity facial features. It’s certainly not surprising that people going in for cosmetic surgery would ask that the body part in question be made to look like that of a certain Hollywood star deemed “perfect.” But any surgeon worth his or her weight in BOTOX® will tell you that proportion — not perfection — is the secret to looking your best. “In our social media culture, we definitely see patients coming in requesting this person’s nose and that person’s eyes. But I tell them that I’ll make you the best you," says Philadelphia facial plastic surgeon Jason

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women: Unpacking an On-going Debate 2019

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women has been a topic of much debate in recent decades. This is due largely to the fact that the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in 2002 was halted prematurely because of a reported increase in the instance of breast cancer in women participating in the hormone replacement arm of the study. Thereafter, thousands of women were taken off or stopped taking HRT unnecessarily, despite the fact that many studies have debunked the WHI conclusions. The media has been slow to report the more recent findings, which indicate that not only is HRT not an identifiable causative agent of breast cancer, but that when begun early, hormone therapy actually has a collective mortality risk reduction of 40%. [1] HRT for women has indeed developed a bad reputation, but any fears surrounding the treatment are unfounded. Here, we examine the relationship among HRT and breast cancer, colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and brain health to dispe

More Men Undergo Plastic Surgery as the Daddy-Do-Over Trend Rises in Popularity

Just as women can turn to a suite of procedures, known as the "Mommy Makeover," more men are embracing their own set of treatments, the "Daddy-Do-Over," to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance. A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men last year alone, representing a 29 percent increase since 2000. Image credit: Similar to a Mommy Makeover, the "Daddy-Do-Over" consists of surgical and non-surgical body contouring and facial procedures that are typically performed in a single surgery. Due to this rising trend, plastic surgery is becoming a common Father's Day request as more men consider a surgical assist to enhance their physique and fend off the "dad bod" for a while longer. "Obviously, men don't go through the same physical changes that women experience during pregnancy and post-pregna

What You Need To Know About Liquid Rhinoplasty (Non-surgical Nose Job)

( - Liquid rhinoplasty is the buzziest treatment in beauty, but it may not be for everyone. We spoke to Drs. Jason Roostaeian and John Layke to find out what you need to know about the non-surgical nose job. Are you looking to improve the contour of your nose without going under the knife? You’re not alone. Non-surgical nose jobs, also known as liquid rhinoplasty, have become a sensation in recent years, with increasing numbers of patients seeking to solve their dorsal dilemmas with no downtime. Technically speaking, the procedure isn’t a rhinoplasty at all; it’s dermal filler (usually hyaluronic acid) non-surgically injected into the nose. The implicit promise in this procedure is a seemingly easy fix for a very common cosmetic complaint. According to Los Angeles plastic surgeon Jason Roostaeian, MD, requests for non-surgical rhinoplasties are on the rise due to increased exposure on social media. “As more people talk about it and see it posted, of course everyone be

Here's What You Need To Know About The Allergan Breast Implant Recall

In the wake of Allergan issuing a global recall of its BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders, The AEDITION breaks down what it means for patient safety. At this point, you've likely heard that Allergan (the Dublin-based drugmaker behind BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, CoolSculpting®, LATISSE®, and more) issued a worldwide recall of its BIOCELL® saline- and silicone-filled textured breast implants and tissue expanders. The decision followed a request from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove the products from the market due to a link between them and a rare type of cancer known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (a.k.a. BIA-ALCL). The Backstory The debate about textured implants is nothing new. Amidst a growing concern about potential health risks (they were pulled from European markets in December 2018, with Canada and Australia following suit in May and July, respectively), the FDA determined in March 2019 that ther


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