Social Media and Plastic Surgery

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Social media is having an impact on many aspects of life and plastic surgery is no exception.  Plastic surgeons are increasingly reporting that more and more patients are coming to them to request procedures because they hate the way they look online. Forums like Skype and Facebook are contributing to an increase in demand for […]

Teenagers, Self-esteem and Plastic Surgery

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Being a teenager is difficult and research would indicate that it is now harder than ever.  Teenagers, both girls and boys, are under increasing pressure to look “perfect”. Whereas waxing, plucking, exercising and grooming were once adult preoccupations, they are now central to teenage life.  The same increasingly applies to cosmetic surgery and there are […]

Ethnicity and Plastic Surgery

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Cosmetic surgery is global and the attraction of self-improvement would appear to be universal across races and cultures. However plastic surgeons report that different cultural groups and ethnicities are more interested in specific types of surgery. This phenomenon is perfectly summed up by the experience of plastic surgeons in New York, perhaps a microcosm of […]

Now for a Neck Lift?

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The problem with plastic surgery is that once you have one thing fixed, it shows up its neighboring features.  A bit like a fancy mansion next to a rundown ruin.  The neck can be a bit like that. You may have had a great facelift but now your neck is looking much worse by comparison.  […]

I Just Hate My…

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Ever looked in the mirror and thought I really hate my …(insert feature here) Why do we tend to focus on one particular feature that we would like to change? Some interesting new research may tell us why. Facial aesthetic treatments are among the most popular cosmetic procedures around the world, but why do so […]

Bromelain After Plastic Surgery: The Proof Is in the Pineapple

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After plastic surgery, don’t be surprised if your surgeon hands you prescriptions for pain medication, antibiotics and . . . . pineapple enzymes. Natural remedies like bromelain, which contains compounds found in the pineapple plant, are often recommended to reduce swelling and pain after surgery. While the jury is still out on whether bromelain is […]

Brotox

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There was a time, not that long ago, when men who were concerned about their appearance would have attracted accusations of vanity, and even unmanliness, but times have changed. It is now common to hear about metrosexuals, men’s grooming products and “bromances”, and it is positively encouraged for men to moisturize and look good. The […]

The Korean Cosmetic Surgery Craze

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Cosmetic surgery is growing rapidly in popularity in South Korea, faster than almost anywhere else in the world.  The craze for cosmetic surgery in Korea has a variety of causes and is triggering something of a boom in their economy. Many of the patients presenting themselves to plastic surgeons in Korea are arriving from China, […]

Chin Implant Surgeries Rise by 71%

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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the number of chin implant surgeries rose sharply by 71% in 2011, compared to 2010. Women and men are choosing, in roughly equal numbers it seems, to undergo chin augmentation in an effort to restore a more youthful look. According to Dr Malcolm Z. Roth, “The chin […]

Nose Jobs Make You Look Younger

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The nose job is probably the best known cosmetic surgery procedure and has been around for a long time.  The nose is the most prominent facial feature and some people have noses that they feel are perhaps a little too prominent.  A nose job has long been known to enhance appearance but there is now […]

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