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Jul
24

New Plastic Surgery Trend Models Maleficent's Cheekbones

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Have you been dreaming of that fairytale makeover? Well, you’re not alone. The newest trend in plastic surgery inspiration may not be what you expect. Since the release of Disney’s “Maleficent,” the bewitching cheekbones of the black-robed title character, played by Angelina Jolie, have cast a spell over many women wishing to highlight their own facial contours.

Jul
16

Cosmetic Procedures That Offer the Gain without the Pain

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Who wants to undergo full surgery, complete with bandages and potentially painful recovery, when these days a quick visit to the doctor’s office can leave you with fuller lips, less wrinkles, or more supple skin? The popularity of minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures has been steadily increasing in recent years and is poised only to soar higher. Advances in technology have made these procedures more efficient and effective than ever while decreasing side effects and downtime, virtually guaranteeing that their demand will continue to rise.

Jul
10

The Popularity of Cosmetic Surgery is Growing with the Economy

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According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013 increased 12% over the previous year. This is a positive sign for an industry that, like most others, took a hit as a result of the recent economic recession, which started in 2008.

May
2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Underwent Lap Band Surgery

Motivated by his wife and kids, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once called himself “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen”, disclosed Tuesday he secretly underwent Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) on February 16, 2013, performed by Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program.

While some observers may say his effort to lose weight is motivated by the thoughts of a presidential bid, Christie states, “It’s so much more important than that.”
Mar
2013

VaserShape Device Contours Body Without Surgery

Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.

Unlike other cellulite reduction systems, the VaserShape procedure uses two ultrasound heads positioned next to each other, and the ultrasound energy penetrates deep into the skin tissues to disrupt the fat cells. The power setting is low enough to cause minimal damage to the skin tissues, and most people see results right away.

Most patients will need to undergo at least five to seven treatments in order to see significant results, and many will require maintenance treatments every few weeks. Each treatment session is about 30 minutes long, and can be performed once per week. The VaserShape device is designed for those who are of average weight, but can be effective for those who are slightly overweight and are following a weight loss plan.
Mar
2013

Men Leading Rebound for Plastic Surgery Procedures

Men Leading Trends in Plastic Surgery Even though women are often stereotyped as driving demand for cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, a recent study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicates that more men than ever are heading to the cosmetic surgeon for their own male makeover.

The ASPS reports that 1.1 million men underwent some type of cosmetic procedure in 2010 alone. The baby boomer generation continues to drive demand for procedures such as facelifts, Botox, liposuction, and other figure-enhancing surgeries. Seniors have also been jumping on the bandwagon to improve their appearance with plastic surgery in recent years.
Feb
2013

Cosmetic Foot Surgery Deemed a "Cinderella" Procedure

Women who want to squeeze into their favorite pair of high heels but can’t find the perfect fit do have the option of undergoing cosmetic foot surgery. This procedure is designed to sculpt and shape the foot by lengthening or trimming the toes, and may also help to remove painful bunions and other growths that are causing pain around the feet and ankles.
Jan
2013

2012 Top Plastic Surgery Procedures

Information is power, and we’re all about putting power in the patients' hands. LocateADoc.com went through a transformation in 2012 to ensure you the highest quality information and user experience possible.  A resource designed to direct prospective patients toward the best cosmetic surgeons in their area, LocateADoc.com provides in-depth articles about specific procedures, an interactive inventory of ‘before and after’ pictures, and a list of surgeons by area allowing you to easily find a local doctor.

With 2012 being another big year for plastic surgery, and also a big year for LocateADoc.com, we were curious about what we would find if we compared the procedures our visitors had searched for in the past year with the database of all procedures performed in the United States in 2011, which is available on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) website. Would our top 10 list of the 2012 most searched procedures hint at the still-unpublished (ASPS) data for 2012?

Dec
2012

Give Yourself a Gift This Holiday!

What is with the holidays? It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year! We are supposed to be merry and thankful, yet all too often; we become depressed, anxious and stressed out. Nevertheless, if Ebenezer Scrooge can turn his “Bah, humbug!” feeling around, why can’t we?
Dec
2012

Laser Hair Removal: A Top Choice for Holiday Beauty Fix

42-15590919 If you need a quick mini-makeover for the holidays and New Year countdown, simple and affordable cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal and dermal fillers may be your best bets.

Researchers at the Harley Medical Group, the UK's largest cosemtic surgery provider, are reporting that laser hair removal treatments and packages are some of the most sought-after procedures for the 2012 holiday season.

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