March 2013

Hand Lift

The Hand Lift Procedure How can you really tell how old someone is? You can look at someone’s complexion and may not be entirely sure of their age. However their hands almost always tell the truth. Take a look at some of the most popular pop artist or actors. They older ones generally look great, but when you look at their hands, it’s not as attractive. As you get older, your hands lose volume, fat and elasticity. The fatty layer disappears and the skin becomes translucent and shriveled. This tends to show all the underlying structures such as bones, tendons, … Continue reading  

Healthy Skin

Tips for Healthy Skin Worried about your complexion? Not to worry, here are a few tips that will help you improve your appearance. 1. Drink Green Tea Tea has anti-inflammatory properties which can be soothing. It can reduce red or blotchy spots. Iced tea is probably your best bet since it can hot teas can worsen redness. Also certain properties in green tea may help prevent collagen destruction. Collagen destruction leads to wrinkles. 2. Don’t Stress Out According to a study done at Stanford University, students who are more stressed about exams have more severe acne breakouts than those who … Continue reading  

Breast Augmentation

Explaining Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation is defined as “the surgical placement of breast implants to increase the fullness and projection of the breasts or to improve the symmetry of the breasts”. Breast augmentations are performed for a few reasons: To enlarge a small breast, due to heredity Restore breast volume from pregnancy Achieve better symmetry Breast augmentation is mainly a procedure that covers the enlargement of the breast. It should be noted that augmentation does not correct drooping breasts, and a breast lift should be considered. Lifts can be performed at the same time as augmentation or it may require … Continue reading  

Tummy Tuck

The Tummy Tuck Procedure Beach season is coming soon, that means it’s time to get that tummy tuck right? But what is a tummy tuck? A tummy tuck is also known as an abdominoplasty. The procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and produces a profile that is smoother and firmer. The most common causes in excess skin and fat come from: pregnancy, aging, significant fluctuations in weight, heredity, and prior surgeries. Some individuals may think that with proper dieting and exercise they may achieve a firm abdomen. However, sometimes that is not possible and many opt for … Continue reading  

Cleft Lip Surgery

Cleft Lip Repair – Much More Than Surgery We have all seen the advertisements for third world children and cleft lips. They are bit unsettling but they get the job done and people do donate towards the cause. But what is the cause behind cleft lip and what kind of procedures can be performed to rectify this issue? So, a little bit of background on cleft lip and cleft palate. Both of these abnormalities can occur due to a congenital deformity during gestation. The cleft is defined as a fissure or opening. Approximately 1 in 700 children born have a … Continue reading  

History of Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery – History Explained Plastic surgery has come a far way since its inception, but what was plastic surgery before modern medicine? The term plastic surgery comes from the adjective plastic which denotes sculpting. The origins of plastic comes from the greek word plastikē, which means “the art of modeling”. Believe it or not, the first plastic surgeries were performed by the ancient Egyptians and Romans. Romans performed only simple surgeries at the time, such as repairing damaged ears. Reconstructive surgeries were also being carried out in India around 800 B.C. British physicians would travel there and study rhinoplasties … Continue reading  

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