The Perfect Buttocks

Posted on May 17, 2011

Most women feel unhappy with the size of their buttocks. Some find their buttocks flat or lacking in shape, while others want to have more sensuous backside by making them rounder and larger. Some women even wanted to have that Jennifer Lopez butt and she must also be one of those reasons why women have been seeking cosmetic surgeons to enhance their buttocks that drastically increases the number of butt implants procedures performed in many parts of the world.

But what really are the ideal buttocks?

For a surgeon to create attractive and youthful buttocks, he must be aware of the certain characteristics that are common to attractive and youthful buttocks in all ethnic groups. These include a smooth inward sweep of the low back area and waist and a very feminine cleavage as the buttocks separate superiorly and inferiorly. Attractive buttocks also show maximum prominence in the mid to upper buttocks and there should also be minimal crease below the buttock, without any drooping.

However, for surgeons with variety of clients in terms of race, he must also understand that different races have different reference of ideal buttocks. The American population for example is ethnically more diverse than most other buttocks augmentation patients. On the other hand, patients that are Hispanic choose buttocks that are very full, lateral buttocks that are also full, and prefer a slight fullness in the lateral thigh.

Asian patients prefer buttocks that are small to moderate in size, but shapely; they do not like or request fullness in the lateral buttocks or lateral thigh. However, Caucasian patients generally want buttocks that are full but not extremely large. Any fullness of the lateral thigh is considered objectionable. Lastly, African-Americans and Caribbean of African descent have a strong and consistent cultural ideal of very large buttocks, and several request a “shelf” or extreme prominence of the upper buttocks. The lateral buttocks must be very full. A woman with a very full, prominent trochanteric area of the lateral thighs is considered attractive by both men and women in this culture.

The subject of ideal buttocks is indeed subjective to the perspective of different cultures. But the bottom line in choosing to have butt implants should focus on its positive effects on the patients. These buttocks augmentation procedures are usually quite successful at making the butt larger and shapelier. This has helped many women gain a more sensuous appearance. For those who have underdeveloped buttocks, buttock implants can now provide them with a more proportionate figure. Not only has this helped enhance their appearance, but for many they have also gained a boost in their self-esteem and self-confidence.

How Does Botox Works?

Posted on May 05, 2011

You might have been looking in the mirror this morning and noticed more fine lines and creases around your eyes. You have probably sighed and add it up to your aging process. While it is true that there’s nothing in this world that can stop aging, it is still good to consider that there is something you can do to even look younger rather those frown lines to just ruin your precious space.

The non-surgical wrinkle reducer Botox Cosmetic now lets you graciously decline invading wrinkles. This treatment for the temporary reduction of wrinkles has been approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration or FDA since the year 2002. Botox is an extremely popular cosmetic treatment where in almost one million people have tried it and benefited on its face smoothing benefits.

Before we tackle how Botox works, you need to understand how you develop those infuriating frown lines. As years go by, your skin loses its natural softness and fails to bounce back from the movement and stretching that takes place as your facial muscles continually flex and release. This in turn, creates fine lines that form on your face as early as your late 20s or early 30s.

So how Botox reduces wrinkles?

Botox is a trade name for Botulinum toxic A, one of the neurotoxins produced by Clostridium botulinum. Basically, this botulinum toxin blocks the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract.

Now, you might be wondering why anyone on earth would want such botulinum toxins injected into his or her face. The answer is very simple – If an area of the body can’t move, it can’t wrinkle. When small amounts of this protein are injected into muscle tissue, the nerve impulses to the muscles are blocked and paralyze the muscle. Without the continual movement of muscles on your skin, the skin has a great chance of returning to its smoother state.

The results of Botox treatment can usually be seen a few days after the procedure and continues to improve on its first month. This effect of this wrinkle reduction process can be visible for up to four months before the protein is cleansed from the body and so does the effect fades.

Though Botox had been performed in many countries for millions of times, the FDA still warns the people for the following hazards following the injection of Botox. Always be careful in finding a qualified physician or cosmetic surgeon to administer the said treatment. There are a lot of cosmetic surgeon in the Philippines who are experienced and are licensed to perform such procedure so make sure to find one so that you can maximize the benefits of this Botox wrinkle reduction treatment.

How to Correct Gynecomastia

Posted on May 01, 2011

During puberty, about 65% of 14-year-old male develops the so called “man boobs” or gynecomastia. 90 % of them will luckily experience regression or complete disappearance of such breasts leaving the 10% still burdened burdened with a social handicap that causes a deep and complex shame, and puts one’s relationship with one’s body at risk.

Gynecomastia is primarily caused by hormonal disturbance in a man’s body. In addition to this, large breasts may also appear due to diet and exercise problems. One’s lifestyle can affect not only how much fat but also where such fats accumulates in your body. This problem leaves many men uncomfortable and unwilling to take their shirst off. Certain drugs or steroids may also trigger such dilemma due to the imbalance in sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone.
The good news, however, is that gynecomastia can easily be corrected. There are various ways on how to get rid of those excess fats. One is through proper chest fat burner exercises and proper diet. Another is through available supplements such as Gynemax and Gynexin. Such treatment however, would take a couple of months or years depending on many factors.

So for those who are looking for a fast and most effective way to get rid of these “man boobs”, the only cure is to do a liposuction. Depending on the severity of the problem, either a straight liposuction or a liposuction in conjunction with minimal skin cutting may be the answer.

This liposuction procedure is very simple; outpatient procedure that may only take a few hours then you can actually go home. Like any other surgery, you will feel sore for a few days after the gynecomastia surgery and your cosmetic surgeon might recommend that you take a few days off from work. Swelling and bruising subsides within a few weeks and the chest area will look smaller and smoother.
When this surgery involves the cutting of the skin, as in a male breast reduction, very similar to a woman’s breast reduction, the recovery time may be a bit longer, but is still minimally invasive and has a quick recovery period.

If you or someone you know is struggling with this problem, then the next step would be to set up a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon that specializes in liposuction of the chest specifically the one who had an experienced in men’s.

Breast Augmentation VS Boob Jobs

Posted on April 30, 2011

Many women aren’t really satisfied with the size of their breasts. Those who have flat chest tend to find ways on how they can make them look larger hence making them more attractive.

Since the advent of breast augmentation surgery in the 1960s, thousands of women have enhanced their bodies with silicone and saline implants in different parts of the world. Breast augmentation surgery has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic plastic surgical procedures.

But what is “boob jobs” and how do they differ from breast augmentation surgery?

These two terms seem to be so similar to each other but in the eyes of professional surgeons, boob jobs and breast augmentation differs a lot especially when it comes to results.

According to Dr. Grant Stevens, a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, breasts that don’t look augmented, but rather completely natural, are the ultimate goal for any breast surgeon and this is what makes an excellent breast augmentation different from the classic “boob job”.

One reason why women are indecisive when it comes to breast surgeries is that they fear of having an obvious boob job where it is very easy for other people to tell a woman has had surgery.

An excellent breast augmentation surgery should look natural, feel natural and have natural shape. Such result looks as if those breasts could really occur in nature. Thus, making people argue on their mind as to whether or not those breasts are natural or surgically created.

A good breast augmentation result should have natural fullness and perkiness. It must also increase in size according to the size that the patient and cosmetic surgeon agreed with. It can also improve asymmetry to some degree though there is really no pair of breast that is perfectly symmetrical.

However, though there are a lot of positive outcomes of breast augmentation, patients should always still have reasonable expectations. For example, cosmetic surgery in the Philippines had come a long with regards to cosmetic surgery, but still, the patient’s satisfaction on the result will still depend on his or her expectations.

Make sure therefore, to have a good communication to your plastic surgeon to discuss your desires and expectation. By listening to your surgeon’s feedback you can ensure that your expectations are realistic, which will make for a better outcome.

Advancement in Liposuction Technology

Posted on April 29, 2011

Liposuction had become so popular that it drastically increased the interest in developing methods for non-invasive fat reduction. There were already various technologies that appear to offer hype than hope and some new entries are really showing great potential.

When liposuction was introduced, it became so popular but was confronting negative publicity due to patients experiencing excessive bleeding and undesirable rippling of the skin after surgery. But dermatologists all around the world did not stop developing liposuction techniques to lessen such negative effects.

In 1985, a dermatologist named Dr. Jeffrey Klein invented the tumescent technique for liposuction which allowed patients to have liposuction performed totally by local anesthesia using much smaller cannulas. This invention tumescent technique then revolutionized liposuction surgery.

The new age lipolysis, also known as laser lipo, is another breakthrough in the history of liposuction. This technique makes use of laser to remove fat. Local anesthesia is administered prior to the treatment for this minimally invasive procedure. The results thus obtained in this procedure are better, faster and the least painful when compared to that of traditional liposuction. This also minimizes blood loss, prevents trauma and has a failing rate of less than 1%.

Together with the evolution of liposuction techniques, the incisions related to each had also evolved from being over an inch long to often barely an eight of an inch. Some procedures such as laser-assisted liposuction do not even have the need for incisions.

Even the location of incisions has also evolved. Plastic surgeons have learned to place the incisions in an area where it can become inconspicuous as possible after they heal. However, not all surgeons will place it inconspicuously so make sure to talk about it with your cosmetic surgeon.

Liposuction has indeed evolved in so many ways. Various techniques used for surgery now produced amazing results which helped a lot of people to gain more confidence about how they look. Patients could now have liposuction surgery without the fear of excessive bleeding and undesirable skin depressions.

What Happens After Mastectomy?

Posted on April 29, 2011

Few years ago, women who had breast cancer and undergone mastectomy had no option of having their breasts restored. This in turn causes low self esteem for those patients thinking that they will never become whole again.

But with the advance technology we have now cases for cancer patients are far more different. Every woman has the right to have breast reconstruction after breast cancer. After their battle, they deserve to still feel pretty and comfortable no matter what they have been through.  Now this is where breast reconstruction surgery comes in. There is no age limitation for this procedure and with all the medical skills we have right now, different options are available for every survivor.

After mastectomy, immediate breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time. This method includes various advantages such as the preservation of the patients breast skin, shorter or less obvious mastectomy scar and waking up with a new breast already in place which can avoid the experience of a flat chest. In addition, it also provides the best results especially when done together with nipple-sparing or skin-sparing mastectomy.

Patients could also have delayed reconstruction surgery since doctors usually require their patients to undergo radiation following their mastectomies. It is common to wait several months after the last radiation therapy before going through the breast reconstruction surgery to allow the soft tissues to recover completely.

Tissue expander reconstruction, on the other hand is the most common method of breast reconstruction.  Most cosmetic surgeons do this as a two-stage procedure. They will use expander to stretch the skin envelope to create the size the patient and plastic surgeon desire. The expander will then be replace with a breast implant usually in the form of saline or silicone. Some patients however, can also become candidates for the one-step implant reconstruction without the use of expanders. In such operation, a breast implant will be inserted immediately without going through the expansion process.

The best option for some patients could be the implant reconstruction. The downside however, reconstruction with expanders and implants are associated with more complications than cosmetic breast augmentation. Complications following radiation therapy are also higher with implants compare to that using the patient’s own tissue.

Implant reconstruction can be the best option for some patients. However, reconstruction with expanders and breast implants are associated with more complications than cosmetic breast augmentation. Complications following radiation therapy are also higher with implants compared to reconstructions using the patient’s own tissue.

For women, breast matters and how they look after their battles matter. As such, women who have decided to have their breast reconstructed after mastectomy should not feel bad but rather feel that it is necessary and that they deserve it. All cancer survivors deserve to feel great and beautiful after breast cancer.

What Is Facelift Surgery?

Posted on April 28, 2011

As people grow older, the muscles of the face become weaker and slacker and its elasticity also lowers down. This results to the formation of wrinkles which is inevitable but the prevalence depends on different factors. Genetics could play a ig role but there are also environmental factors such as too much exposure to sunlight, smoking, gaining and losing too much weight or pollution.

Stress and worry are another great factor that adds to the acquisition of wrinkles. These lines portray tiredness and make you look older than you really are. These creases usually form between eyebrows and between the nose and mouth. Even laughter lines around the eyes can become too deep to comfort. Moreover, fat redistributes itself under the skin of the jawline and the neck, with the skin sagging resulting in a loose, jowly jaw, and a loose neck.

Seeing those lines and tired-looking face when you look at the mirror makes you feel unhappy and worse, depressed. This is why many people decide on having facelift surgery. People usually undergo facelift at the age of forty to sixty, though there are also people in their eighties who have this kind of operation. The result of facelift can last for about ten years if the patient is careful enough to avoid excessive exposure to the sun, weight loss and smoking after the operation.

Facelift can also be performed on specific parts of the face such as the brow area, lower face or neck. However, full facelift is available to renew the whole face completely. Further procedures such as eyelid surgery can also be done at the same time to reduce droopy eyelids or the eye bags underneath the eyes.
For people who do not prefer to go under facelift, they could other alternatives such as laser facial resurfacing, tissue augmentation, anti-wrinkle injections and chemical peels. But before you decide which treatment best suits you needs, consult your cosmetic surgeon and ask for various facelift surgery information specific fo you facial situation.

How to Achieve that Perfect Nose

Posted on April 27, 2011

Not all people have the perfect nose. Therefore, millions of people around the globe dreamt of having a perfect one. Good thing is that there are several ways on how you can enhance your nose. Some people prefer to enhance their nose without going under cosmetic surgery by simply using cosmetics. Make-ups can do wonders to your nose but you have to know the specific tricks for the best outcome. There are two things that you need – a bronzer or a matte eye shadow powder that is a shade darker than your foundation, a highlighter that is in a lighter shade than your foundation.

If your problem is that you have a big nose, apply the bronzer or the dark eye shadow powder on the sides of your nose, blending it well. This would make the sides of your nose thinner. Then blend the highlighter along the length of your nose bridge to give the illusion of an augmented bridge, enhancing the overall look of your nose.

If you have a rather long nose and want to shorten it, blend some dark eye shadow on the area just a little below the tip of your nose, and then dot and blend the highlighter on the tip.

Lastly, if you have a protruding nose all you have to do is to start by highlighting your cheeks with the highlighter, then proceed with wiping just a bit of the dark eye shadow powder on the top sides of your nose. Don’t shade the entire length of your nose with the same dark eye shadow as it will only defeat your purpose. Use instead, the highlighter to shade the remaining portion of the sides of your nose. Shade the area below the tip of your nose with the darker eye shadow to make it look shorter and then very lightly apply the highlighter on the tip of your nose.

Make-ups can indeed help you enhance the looks of your nose. However, the downsides are, it only lasts for a few hours and would require a lot of refreshment from time to time. So if you want to have that perfect nose permanently, nose lift surgery or rhinoplasty is the one for you. This surgical procedure has been practiced through years which lower down the risk especially if done by a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon. Definitely, this procedure costs more than using make-ups but the thing is, you do  not have to apply anything on your face before you go out of the house. It also looks natural after few months making you feel like you were really born with such a perfect nose.

Facelift for Men

Posted on April 26, 2011

Yes. Not only women undergo facelift surgery and facelift for men could be more popular than you think.

Over the past ten years facelift surgery had become more and more popular to male patients. The reasons behind this lies in the idea that men would want to remain competitive in their workplace. They also want to look healthier and feel more confident in their personal relationships.

Facelift procedures designed for men can e a very effective way to minimize unnecessary effects of aging, stress and too much exposure to sun such as wrinkles and dry skin. Though the results o facelift to both men and women are similar, there are differences in approach that potential patients should be aware of.

Some considerations include the fact that men do not often have the option of concealing scars under the hair. As such, the incisions made during facelift for men must be placed inconspicuously. Incisions are made generally in the natural crease of the sideburn, inside the ear or around the earlobe, under the chin or back into the hairline. All incisions should be made invisible as much as possible.

Men also have more blood vessels in their face than female patients, which is another factor to be considered. Having more blood vessels in the face may mean that a male patient’s blood will take longer to clot before and after the facelift procedure. For this reason it is important for male patients to follow all surgical aftercare instructions to avoid the possibility of complications.

Surgical procedures are not without its risk and facelift for men does carry the same principle. Although side effects are rare and can e mitigated through an experienced cosmetic surgeon, a patient should still be prepared and well-informed on all the aspects of the surgical procedures. A patient is expected not to work for a few weeks for the recovery phase. Some activities should also be avoided such as exercising, smoking, the use of certain medications that may slow down the healing process and even sexual and other strenuous activities.

Be Careful of Bargain Breasts and Botox

Posted on April 25, 2011

More and more women nowadays are getting interested into having bigger boobs through breast augmentation and younger looking skin through the well-known botox. The increase in the number of patients also leads to higher competition among cosmetic and plastic surgeon of all levels. However, if you are planning to have a surgery soon, be careful not to be a victim of bargain breasts and botox.

In California, there are billboards advertising bargain boob jobs such as “buy one implant get one free” while other says “$8 Botox injections. Obviously, these ads are just a part of clever marketing campaigns that more often than not, leads to horror stories.

In the country, there are also surgeons which offer big discounts for various types of surgery. Some may even offer the same “buy one take one promo” to get more attention. There is really nothing wrong with promo packages as long as the standard procedures of surgical procedures will be done and most especially, done by a certified cosmetic surgeon.

Some studies show that most of these ads come from people who do not have any privileges to conduct plastic surgeries because they simply are not surgeons and never trained as surgeons. As such, they could offer a much lower price for they can go through the procedure without using anaesthesia and other stuff necessary for the operation. This can lead to serious problems and worse, death.

So how does one know if a cosmetic surgeon is offers genuine and secured surgical services?

Get at least a couple of opinions and do a thorough research about your desired surgeon. Look for his/her background especially the depth of experiences. Internet could also help a lot since most people establish their services on the net. You can find their educational and working experiences there and sometimes you can also find out if they are board-certified or not. Testimonials of previous clients could also help you decide as more positive remarks means that your surgeon does surgeries really well.

You can also ask for the before and after photos of the doctor’s work for the particular procedure you want. Don’t settle for fancy pamphlets; you want to make sure there’s evidence of good work from the doctor you’re seeing. If no testimonials or before-and-afters are available, that’s your red flag that it’s time to walk.