Archive for the ‘Plastic Surgery Procedures’ Category
A recent study conducted by plastic surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual scientific meeting in Chicago found that senior citizens are at no higher risk from complications from cosmetic surgery than younger patients. The study was conducted in collaboration with CosmetAssure insurance company, which gathers information on cosmetic surgery complications based on claims filed across the country. The goal of the study was to identify any significant differences in the outcomes of cosmetic procedures between older patients and younger patients. The doctors analyzed data from more than 129,000 patients during a five-year period. continue reading
Celebrities and plastic surgery have long gone hand-in-hand. This is because celebrities are expected to maintain a beautiful, youthful appearance despite their age, as a part of keeping up their celebrity status. It is also most likely due to the fact that celebrities are so sharply critiqued by the media and the public about their appearances. Whatever the reason, many celebrities have undergone some type of plastic surgery. However, some are more likely to admit it than others. Joan Rivers was the first to admit that she had undergone many plastic surgery procedures and was a big proponent of plastic surgery. Other celebrities like Demi Moore, Madonna and Renée Zellweger continue to deny that they have had plastic surgery, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. continue reading
All breast implants have the potential of breaking. The older your breast implant is, the more likely it is to break. So, what is the next step if you have a ruptured breast implant? The first thing to do if you think your implant has ruptured is visit your doctor. The recommended course of treatment will depend on the type of implant you have (silicone or saline) and the circumstances surrounding the rupture.
When saline breast implants break, they typically leak very quickly. When this happens, you can usually see noticeable changes in the size and shape of your breast immediately. When the saline leaks, the body absorbs it. For this reason, it is usually harmless. continue reading
If you are considering plastic surgery to enhance your appearance, you are not alone. Everyday individuals like you make the important decision to undergo plastic surgery procedures such as breast enlargements, breast reductions, Rhinoplasty, facelifts, tummy tucks and more. Maybe you have always wanted larger breasts. Perhaps an over-prominent nose has always bothered you and made you dislike the way you look in photographs. Maybe your face is beginning to show the signs of aging. These are just some of the many reasons for considering plastic surgery.
While plastic surgery can dramatically improve your appearance and your self-esteem, it is not for everyone. Before deciding to undergo a cosmetic surgical procedure, it is important to first examine your reasons. continue reading
A deviated septum is a condition in which the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half (nasal septum) is significantly off center or not straight, making breathing difficult. In some cases, the problem is not significant enough to cause any symptoms. In other cases, symptoms such as difficulty breathing through the nose, ongoing nasal congestion, recurrent sinus infections, nosebleeds or sleep problems (snoring and/or sleep apnea) make treatment necessary.
A deviated septum can be caused by injury or trauma to the nose. This commonly occurs with sports-related activities. continue reading
Mammaplasty (breast reduction) is a surgical procedure than can be used to reduce the size of the breasts. It is commonly used in women with overly large breasts and can also be used to treat Gynecomastia (benign enlargement of breast tissue in males).
The procedure involves making an incision in the breast, removing excess tissue and then suturing the incision. Many plastic surgeons now employ innovative surgical techniques that minimize scarring and preserve the opportunity for breastfeeding in the future. continue reading
Large or protruding ears can be a source of embarrassment and psychological distress for children as well as their parents. There is nothing worse than watching your child being bullied as a result of something he or she cannot help. However, this is exactly what happens to many children who are born with protruding or overly large ears. Having ears that stick out too much or are overly large can undermine a child’s self-confidence and eventually affect their emotional well-being. For this reason, many children, with the support of their parents, elect to have Otoplasty: a type of cosmetic surgery that is used to re-shape or enhance the appearance of ears. continue reading
Having a baby is a wonderful experience! However, being pregnant and breastfeeding can take a toll on your body. For many women, the changes in their body make it hard for them to feel sexy and confident, even after the baby weight is gone. This is why the “Mommy Makeover” was created.
Congenital ear deformities are a problem that can be difficult for both children and their parents. Approximately 5% of the population has some type of ear malformation. Of the different types of ear malformation, protruding ear and external ear Microtia (little ear) are the two most frequently encountered in plastic surgery. While protruding ear is commonly treated by many plastic surgeons around the country, external ear Microtia is corrected by only a small group of plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
For many women with overly large breasts, breast reduction surgery can increase their self-esteem and confidence and make it easier for them to shop for and wear clothes. Many women who undergo breast reduction surgery find that they are now able to wear certain types of clothing that they stayed away from in the past. They are also now able to participate in sports and other activities that were once uncomfortable due to the size of their breasts. That freedom alone makes this surgery worthwhile for many women. However, for some women, breast reduction surgery is much more than simply a cosmetic solution. In some cases, breast reduction surgery is medically necessary.