Facial Plastic Surgery Articles

Cosmetic Enhancement is not a decision to be taken lightly. When considering cosmetic enhancement, whether surgical or nonsurgical, there is no substitute for safety. Be sure to choose a skilled, well-credentialed doctor you can trust.

A special guest article by Brian Windle, MD, an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing in Kirkland, WA.

Everyone wants a fast recovery from their cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation, breast reductions and lifts, tummy tucks or abdominoplasties and many other. Rapid recovery from surgery can be related to the commercial about arthritis that says, “A body at rest tends to stay at rest”. This saying is taken from Newton's First Law of Motion which states that, “a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it’. If you took high school physics you will remember this!

Have you been seeing those laugh lines already? They are a reminder of your happy, younger years, aren’t they? But sometimes, these laugh lines are already the cause of your low self esteem in your 40’s and 50’s – the stages where the signs of aging comes. Admit it or not, we, women are mostly afraid of bodily change. Remember those years during our puberty? We are conscious about our pimples, our breasts, and even our body figure. This time, in old age, we are worrying about sagging boobs, wrinkles, prominent laugh lines, and even sagging neck skin. Oh yes, that neck skin that looks like the pouch in a chicken’s neck.

Whether you are a male or a female, aging is inevitable. We will all undergo aging – that is a well-known fact. However, the way we choose to go through with the aging process depends on us. How are we going to handle aging? Some may resort to surgery. Some use organic treatments and therapy while some choose to go in between through a non-invasive treatment.

Looking young nowadays is becoming more and more like a necessity than just a fad. Whether we like it or not, our physicality spells so much of our personality. Looking young is looking good, and looking good will help open opportunities for us. This has led most of us to believe that to be able to look young; we must undergo plastic surgeries or other very invasive operations.

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The rumor mill is bustling about actor Tom Cruise’s puffy appearance at a recent awards event in London. Many have long suspected the 50-year-old has maintained his youthful looks with the help of cosmetic surgery procedures. But this most recent change in his face suggests even mega-stars can end up with less than optimal cosmetic surgery results.

By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.

We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy diet. But cutting down on the junk food and increasing your intake of vitamins and minerals affects more than just your waistline; it can renew and replenish your skin. While no one food can completely change your complexion by itself, eating right improves your skin just as it improves the rest of your body. So next time you're nourishing your body, don’t forget about your largest organ. Your skin spends all day protecting you, isn’t it time you indulged it?
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