What is the best Cosmetic Procedure to get you in Shape this Summer?

If you are looking to improve your appearance in time for the summer this year, then it is possible that you have considered cosmetic surgery as a method of doing this.  However, as there are so many options available, you will need to choose which would be the most appropriate for you.

When it comes to getting into shape for the summer, the most popular choice for a cosmetic procedure is liposuction.  This is a type of cosmetic surgery that can be used to give a more streamlined and shapely appearance to the body.  It is ideal if you have been losing weight through the use of diet and exercise, but are not completely happy with your figure.


The process of liposuction removes excess fat from the body, and it is advised that it is used on stubborn areas that are difficult to address using non-surgical methods.  If the surgeon feels that you are trying to use liposuction as a fast and easy method of weight loss, then he or she may refuse to carry out the treatment, as this is not its intended purpose.  It is usually carried out under general anesthetic, and involves the injection of a liquid into the treatment area to make the fat cells easier to remove.  The removal is done by drawing out the mixture of fluid and cells using a fine needle known as a cannula.

Newer forms of liposuction have also been developed, which are less invasive.  Laser lipo, as these are commonly known, have rapidly increased in popularity, for a number of reasons.  They involve a shorter recovery time, meaning that you will need less time off work after your procedure.  Laser lipo can be used almost anywhere on the body, and it results in fewer side effects than traditional liposuction, with greatly reduced bleeding, bruising and swelling.

If you are interested in having liposuction this summer, then you should think about booking your initial consultation soon.  Your chosen surgeon will then be able to discuss the different types of liposuction with you, and help you to decide which would be the most appropriate method for you, depending on your requirements.  It is also important, at this stage, that you are aware of the benefits and the risks, before you make your final decision.

Breast Augmentation Patients Report High Satisfaction

Breast augmentation, or enlargement, has been one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery since it first became available, with approximately 286,000 procedures being performed in 2012 across the United States.  A recent study, carried out by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, showed that 98 percent of women were satisfied with the results.

Breast Augmentation Patients Report High Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction is one of the factors that is taken into consideration when surgical success is being measured.  The study was carried out over five years and involved interviews with 225 women who underwent the procedure.  Questions relating to recovery time, complications, the physical results and psychological effects were asked.  The average age of the patient and size of the implants were included in the report, with age being 34, and the volume of each implant being 390cc.

Increased self esteem is one of the main benefits reported by women who have undergone a breast enlargement procedure.  92 percent of the women surveyed reported this, and the vast majority also said that they were no longer self-conscious about their breasts.  The firmness of the tissue had also improved, with 75 percent of women rating this aspect as “just right”.  In total, the results were rated as ten out of ten by over half of the patients who took part in the survey.  Only 2 percent reported that the results did not meet their expectations.

Regarding side effects, these were reported as being both mild and uncommon in the vast majority of cases.  The average recovery time, during which patients were off work, was a week, with prescription medications for pain relief being used for five of these days.  The sensations and pain levels were reported as being normal again within 25 days post-surgery.  The scars, which are frequently brought up as a concern during the initial consultations, were only reported as being a problem in one percent of women after surgery.  These scars are usually located in the crease underneath the breast, and are therefore hidden as much as possible.

The satisfaction reported by breast augmentation patients is extremely high, suggesting that the popularity of this surgical procedure will not be declining any time soon.

Upper Arm Lifts on the Rise

Upper Arm Lifts on the Rise

If you were asked to name the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States today, chances are that a surgical arm lift would not even make the list.  This is a previously obscure procedure that has rapidly gained popularity among women, in particular, during the last ten years.  The most recent statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that over 15000 women underwent an arm lift procedure during 2012.  This is an increase of over four thousand percent since the year 2000, when only 300 women across the country had one.

So, what are the reasons behind this surge in popularity?  Arm lifts, known medically as brachioplasty, will often involve liposuction and the surgical removal of excess fat from the back of the arms, resulting in a slender, more toned appearance.

The rising trend has probably resulted from a combination of factors, rather than one individual trigger.  However, recent fashions have been for tops and dresses that are sleeveless, causing some women to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their arms.  Rather than covering them up by wearing a jacket, increasing numbers of women are opting for surgery, enabling them to show off the shape of their arms with pride.

Another notable reason has been reported by a large number of plastic surgeons.  During the initial pre-surgery consultation, many of the women requesting arm lifts have cited the First Lady, Michelle Obama, as being their inspiration.  Often seen, due to her choice of sleeveless outfits, the toned arms of Michelle Obama have made many women realize that they would like to do something to improve their own arms.  Diet and exercise often prove ineffective at removing large volumes of fat from this area of the body.

Before you make your decision about having the arm lift procedure, you should think carefully   about the pros and cons.  You may be happy with the new shape of your arms, but if excess skin needs to be removed in a brachioplasty procedure, then you will be left with a scar.  Liposuction may be a better option if there is not too much excess skin, or if the skin has good elasticity.  Discuss the options fully with your chosen surgeon before you agree to undergo any treatment.

Angelina Jolie taking Preventive Actions

The news of Angelina Jolie has struck a cord with many women around the world who are at an increased risk for breast cancer and contemplating their options to lower that risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer for women in the United States and the leading cause for cancer death for all races and origins. It is reported that in 2009, 211,731 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,676 died from complications related to it. Making the risk even higher for a portion of the female population is a mutation on the BRCA1 gene. After seeing her mother die from cancer at the age of 56, removing the increased risk by having a double mastectomy seemed like a viable option for Jolie. A beautiful, young and vivacious women, many are questioning whether the move was too drastic, or completely warranted considering the consequences of her genetics.

Angelina Jolie taking Preventive Actions

 In recent decades the BRCA1 gene mutation has been identified to increase a women’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Although there is differences in what the gene means to the individual woman, it greatly increases the chance that over the course of their lifetime they will have to fight to survive against it. What seems like a exaggerated move to many made complete sense for Jolie as her odds of developing breast cancer went from 87% to less than 5% after her breast removal surgery.

 Although there have been advances made in breast cancer treatment, prevention is the best assurance against it. Having a mastectomy is a very complex procedure and one that should not be entered into lightly. It is something that does not come without its own sets of risks and alters the self image for many women. However, with many advances being made for breast enhancement and reconstruction, the aesthetics of the surgery may not override the benefit of it for those who are not willing to take the chances of struggling with breast cancer in the future.

 The decision to have the mastectomy for Jolie was based on her own experiences with her mother and her desire to not let history repeat itself for her children. Until there are better advancements in the cure for breast cancer, a breast cancerappears to be the one step which can empower a woman to fight against it before the fight has even begun. When a woman whose personal appearance is as celebrated as Angelina Jolie is willing to take the leap of faith, it has potential consequences for women around the world who are considering making the same move. Whether it will be enough to save her from the same battle millions of women undertake, or the one her mother lost, in the future remains to be seen. It is a decision that being thrust onto the world stage through media coverage, which will be debated and scrutinized for years to come.

Guys! Do You Want Your Girlfriend To get Plastic Surgery? 24% Of Men DO!

Do women ever wonder if there boyfriends, husbands or fiancés want them to get cosmetic surgery, or are they happy with just them just the way they are? There was a survey done including 1,248 British men that were in relationships, to see if men really did want their partners to have plastic surgery. The results are in and a quarter of the men said yes they wanted their partners to have plastic surgery. However, a majority of men said they would never admit this to their partner. The research provided that 1 in 4 men would like their partner to have cosmetic surgery.

The top cosmetic procedures that men wanted fixed on their partners were:  Liposuction, Breast Enlargement, Dental Surgery, Nose jobs and Botox to remove wrinkles. By a 57% vote men decided they wanted their partners to have liposuction. That actually surprised the research team, thinking most men would have chosen breast enlargement.

After researching whether or not these men wanted their partners to have cosmetic surgery, they were then asked, “Would you ever tell your partner that you think surgery would improve their looks?”

Just as expected a lot less men would fess up to this. Only 12% admitted that they would actually tell their partners. Clearly these men must also be insane to ever tell anyone that they need surgery, however the greater majority would never tell their partners these thoughts. 76% of men said the biggest reason they did not tell their partner was because they didn’t think their looks could improve. 52% said they wouldn’t want to upset their partner, these must be the geniuses of the group, and 23% said they wouldn’t tell their partner for fear of causing an argument.

Well there you have it, men do want their partners to change, and they just don’t have the courage to inform their partners. For More info on this survey: http://ow.ly/kYiLv

Women Put Yourself First With SmartLipo!

What is it about women? We will spend all we have on those in our lives, everyone, besides ourselves. When someone in our lives want something we have no problem sacrificing, but when it comes to something that we want, or need, for ourselves, we rarely resolve to spend the time or the money getting it done. If you are not happy with the way that you look, why are you allowing yourself to be miserable? There are things that you can do to change your appearance, that are well within your budget, and if you finally make yourself a priority, can be done with very little risk.


If you are unhappy with your appearance and have done everything possible to change it yourself without success, isn’t it time that you did something to make yourself feel better. After all, you can’t make those in your life happy if you are not happy yourself. If you have tried diet and exercise, but have been unable to make the transformation that you want, stop torturing yourself and do something to bring about the changes that will make you satisfied and will change your life forever. If you are putting off SmartLipo because of the cost involved, there is no reason to. Many financing options are available for you to have the procedures done and pay for it in a timely manner.

SmartLipo is not an expensive procedure, cost ranging from $1,500-$7000 depending on the area, for the appearance that will change your life. Many plastic surgery centers are willing to finance the cost over the period of a year, or more, which means that your payments are less than you would expect. Not only affordable, even on the smallest of budgets, you can pay as at a rate that you can afford monthly. Instead of suffering through looking in the mirror everyday to be disappointed with what you see, make the difference today and begin to live the life you want. Life is too short to worry about a small amount of money that can be financed over time. Put yourself first just this one time and be the person you want to be, not only for you, but for the people around you.

SmartLipo MPX What Is It And Who Can Benefit From It?

Nothing is more punishing to the body than age and gravity. As time goes on, there are many parts of the body that begin to sag in certain places, and things just don’t appear as they used to. For many looking to gain the youthful appearance that they once had, new technologies and innovations are giving them the results they long for. SmartLipo MPX is a new procedure that is having many people feeling good about the way that they look again, giving them back the body they had decades before.

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SmartLipo MPX is different from regular Smartlipo because it utilizes the 2 laser wavelengths instead of just one. It is a way to combine the fat melting capability of liposuction with the skin tightening methods of other laser treatments. Some treatments combine two different wavelengths while others have added an additional third. It is a procedure that is continually being perfected upon and one which is overcoming the limitations of not being able to get the results you want from traditional diet and exercise routines.

If you are tired of sacrificing and punishing yourself for hours on end at the gym to still not be happy with the way that you look, it is time to make a change. Not only is SmartLipo MPX an effective treatment, it is also an affordable and non-invasive one. Usually only requiring a couple of treatments to transform the body, it can help to undo the damage of aging, restoring the skins tight appearance, and eradicating cellulite all together.

The Perfect Combination

Rhinoplasty And Chin Augmentation Together is The Perfect Combination. Rhinoplasty is more commonly known as “a nose job” is surgery performed on the nose that changes the shape or the structure of it. Many people who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their nose can benefit from rhinoplasty procedures. There are many procedures which have been perfected over the past decade making something that used to be very invasive, much less so. For many rhinoplasty procedures, there is minimal downtime, and the cost is affordable. Chin augmentation is when you change the structure of your chin by either lessening its appearance, or enhancing it. The new innovative procedures developed for chin augmentation is likewise much less costly and invasive.

 Rhinoplasty, Chin Augmentation

There are times when rhinoplasty and chin augmentation are done to make your appearance more appealing and others when there has been damage to the areas that need surgery. Whatever the reason that the surgeries are indicated, if both are to be performed, there is an advantage to doing them in combination instead of separately. For obvious reasons, the downtime is much less, when doing them at the same time, as is the pain and recovery. On top of those reasons, there is evidence to suggest that they are more effective when done in concordance, with more lasting results, than when done independently. It is also less expensive to have the surgeries done at the same time. Instead of scheduling two different anesthesias, operating times, etc., the cost is considerably less when it is all done at the same time.

When rhinoplasty and chin augmentation are performed together the results are not only longer lasting, they have a tendency to be more appropriately proportioned. When done together, the changes are made so that they combined to be more natural and overall, a better fit for the entire appearance of the individual. With no obvious back draw to having them done together, if you intend to have the work done, it is best to schedule it all to be performed at the same time.

Summer’s Right Around The Corner So Get Ready!

As the summer is approaching everyone is getting ready to soak up the sun, get a tan and look great! Sadly, the sun does more than just gives you a tan. The sun can cause so much damage to your skin, and can change your life forever. Skin cancer rates are on the rise and people have become more increasingly aware of the increasing rate in the United States.Appling sunscreen

How exactly do you get skin cancer? You get the skin cancer from ultraviolet radiation or UV, which is directly from the sun light, or too much sunlight. Soaking up too much sun causes premature aging, skin cancer, and sometimes damage to the eyes.

Everyone needs to be educated about the sun, and it’s causes. Sun safety includes multiple modalities of sun protection, as well as going to the dermatologist or plastic surgeons for skin maintenance.

There are so many simple ways to help prevent the UV rays touching your skin, or to help put up a shield for you to protect you from the sun. Some easy ways are: sunscreen, wearing hats, sunglasses and umbrellas. If you are knowingly more susceptible to sunburn or skin cancer runs in the family you should avoid the hotter parts of the day where the sun is strongest such as the noon hours.

When it comes to sunscreen there are numerous brands, and numbers to protect you. This all can be quite confusing. When talking about sunscreen you most commonly hear SPF which stands for sun protection factor, which is basically tell you how much this protect can protect your skin. High numbers mean the product will create a better barrier between you and the sun.

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It is highly recommended 50 and above for your face if you hare fair-skinned, and at least 30 for the body. Of course as for children there are extra sensitive skin products that can help shield the sun.

You should start protecting your skin as soon as you come in the world granted that is a little hard when we are babies, so if you have your own baby you should remember that it is important from day one. Adults and children should use UV protection on a daily basis.

You can have fun in the sun; it’s just about being careful and knowing all the right ways to protect yourself from the sun.

LifeStyle Lift Changing The Face Of Plastic Surgery, Literally

If you are tired of looking in the mirror and being unhappy with what you are seeing, there is a way to change it. Many of us were not gifted with the fountain of youth, meaning that age, and gravity, are constantly working against us. If you feel good and young on the inside and want to look the same on the outside, LifeStyle Lift may be the perfect way to breathe new life into your appearance and completely transform not only your appearance, but the way that you feel about yourself.

LifeStyle Lift Changing The Face

Unlike traditional facelifts that are not only costly and risky, but have a long recovery time, LifeStyle lift can have you looking ten to twenty years younger in about an hour. There is no extensive downtime or invasive surgeries involved to have your appearance completely altered. A much less costly alternative, it helps you to regain the appearance you had when you were younger. Taking away sagging skin and firming up the skin of your face and neck at many different levels.

Making a plan to address the many different signs of aging on your face, lifestyle lift is an entire procedure that is specialized to the needs of the patient. The overall plan is generated according to the individual desired results of the patient. Conquering aging at many different levels, it is the most innovative and non-invasive alternative to traditional face lift procedures that you can have performed.