ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Reality TV shows are creating a greater public awareness of cosmetic surgery and may attribute to the growth in procedures, however, these shows have not caused a rampant increase. The number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures increased 5 percent in 2004, with more than 9.2 million procedures performed – a growth rate steady with that of the U.S. economy, according to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). New five-year trending data shows cosmetic procedures are up 24 percent from 2000, reports the ASPS.
When you are preparing for a breast augmentation you need to be aware of the complications that could occur. You may be able to avoid some by proper planning or at least be better equipped to deal with problems if they do come up. You may even be able to identify a complication early and address it before it becomes too serious.
Are you considering getting breast implants? If you are, then one of the biggest decisions you and your surgeon are going to have to make is whether to have the implants placed above the muscle (subglandular) or below the muscle (submuscular). Not sure what the differences are or which one is right for you? This article will help you understand the benefits of each and when they should be used so that you will be able to ask the right questions during consultation to help you get the results you want.
You could spend years battling belly fat with diet and exercise alone, but you do have other options if you want immediate results. The cosmetic procedure known as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a long-term solution for losing inches around your waistline and may be just what you need to achieve a slim and attractive silhouette.
Nearly 350,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2007 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual report, and breast augmentation continues to be the top choice in all cosmetic surgery options. While breast implants and breast enhancement surgery have become the procedures of choice for many women, some are skipping surgery entirely and reaching for a pill instead.
As millions of Americans pursue an ideal figure with a tummy tuck and other fat removal procedures, many prefer to steer clear of painful surgery especially since some cellulite removal treatments pose several health risks.
Deemed as a highly effective alternative to a tummy tuck on hit television shows such as Nip Tuck and Extreme Makeover, Body by Thermage is quickly becoming a popular choice for people who don’t want to pursue surgery to achieve that flat stomach or six-pack abs. The non-surgical procedure makes use of radio frequency technology that stimulates the production of collagen – the natural fibers that hold skin, fat and muscle tissues together – so that the treated area becomes firmer, tighter and stronger.
While many people turn to plastic and cosmetic surgery to enhance their natural features, others go to extreme measures to undergo a complete transformation. Reality TV shows such as Nip Tuck and Extreme Makeover have only fueled the increasing demand for plastic and cosmetic surgery in recent years, and more people are turning to the pursuit of the ideal in order to ‘fix’ their appearance. From breast augmentation to rhinoplasty, celebrities aren’t the only ones running to the doctor’s office in order to change the way they look and feel better about themselves. Unfortunately, this obsession with tampering with nature can turn into a full-fledged addiction.
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