When it comes to cosmetic procedures, patients inevitably have many questions as they consider their options. Potential patients wonder about things like what preparations they will need to make in advance, the types of side effects they might experience, and what the recovery period will be like. But the main thing on most people’s minds is the cost.
Is your plastic surgeon keeping you safe? Every year hundreds of thousands of cosmetic surgical procedures are performed, many by board-certified surgeons in accredited hospitals or other medical facilities. However, there are many outpatient locations in which non-specialists not subject to the standards of state and federal regulations execute the same procedures. In such environments, even common procedures such as liposuction can turn deadly without proper protection from risks such as infection.
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.
Beauty is, for certain, in the eye of the beholder, but how does the background change that view? Plastic surgery is becoming more and more prevalent across the United States. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently put out some stats about the popularity of procedures by state. Lets take a look at a few different procedures and see where they are most popular.
When it comes to hand and face transplants, much is still unknown. The first facial procedure was completed just over five years ago, and since then just seven have been performed in three U.S. hospitals. Twenty patients have undergone hand transplants. Public interest is slowly increasing, though there is a tremendous amount of groundwork to be completed before these two procedures will be considered a widespread solution.
Plastic surgery reports show that some of the most popular procedures include rhinoplasties, tummy tucks, and breast augmentations. But some people are surprised to see that other, more private areas of the body are being targeted by women and their surgeons. Buttock augmentation and vaginal rejuvenation, also known as a labiaplasty, saw tremendous growth last year. In fact, the number of buttock procedures rose by 58% in 2013. Nearly 10,000 buttock augmentations with fat grafting were performed last year. The number of vaginal rejuvenation procedures increased by 44% between 2012 and 2013.
Women, who want feet that are more beautiful, are flocking to plastic surgery centers around the country to undergo a toe reshaping procedure. Women with very wide toes are “suffering” from a condition that has been coined, ‘toe-besity’. New York-based podiatrist Dr. Oliver Zong recently interviews with “Good Morning America” about this emerging trend, and shares some insights about this elective surgery.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports Americans spend nearly $10 billion on cosmetic surgery
procedures and treatments every year. However, it’s not the elite of Hollywood that are spending big bucks to achieve their ideal figures or youthful look. Doctors say that most of plastic surgery patients are actually middle-class moms who want to take years of their appearance.
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?
With only 14 days left before we say goodbye to 2012, we thought it only timely to look back at this year's celebrity cosmetic surgery news to find out which story created the most buzz. It's kind of like our way of seeing who's in and who's out.
Although Brooke Burke didn't make the top of our list, Heidi Montag's plastic surgery sure did. And, why was Rob Kardashian on our list?