Archive for November, 2011
November 28th, 2011
Couples plastic surgery is definitely on the rise lately. And just last July, Lauren Pope and Kirk Norcross, the reality show lovebirds from The Only Way Is Essex, have undergone matching rhinoplasty in a London hospital.
Neither lovebird wanted any drastic change to be done, although Lauren did confess that it was the second time she had her nose done. She used to have a big bump (now permanently gone) after walking into a glass door. Kirk, on the other hand, resolved to go under the knife after his nose was broken last year during a boxing fight with co-star, Mark Wright. He also simply wanted a smaller nose and to be able to breathe easier. The couple was delighted with their “new” noses and overall look.
Unlike other celebrities who are denial kings and queens or are discreet about such cosmetic procedures, the duo were far from being shy about their recent operation. In fact, they even publicized it afterwards by happily posting updates on Twitter about their experience—and how they were recovering.
The same day after the said ‘his and hers’ surgery, rumours sparked that the couple may be soon getting engaged, as they were spotted checking out a jeweller’s shop window. Unfortunately, gossip stories got it all wrong. Because they also revealed their split up the same day they unveiled their £4,000 matching rhinoplasty in a celebrity magazine. It was said that Kirk apparently no longer felt devoted to Lauren and breaking up for good was the right path to take.
November 21st, 2011
Many healthcare organisations in the UK are condemning cosmetic surgery lottery draws that are quickly becoming popular. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) have disapproved aesthetic procedures like breast augmentation, botox and face lifts being offered as prizes in contests, online deals, loyalty card schemes and the like.
Medical professionals believe plastic surgery marketing gimmicks like these are persuading people to get procedures they don’t need or want. Their worries emerged shortly after the launch of My Big Fat Plastic Surgery Prize Draw. Sponsored by a cosmetic surgery group, the event offers prizes that range from boob jobs, botox and fillers, semi-permanent makeup, teeth whitening and others.
While many people are living with superficial flaws, health authority groups are firm on not offering cosmetic treatments as a commodity prize. Ex-president of BAAPS Adam Searle stated that people who are making permanent choices based on propaganda, thrill and emotion, are putting themselves in great danger. Besides, cosmetic surgery enthusiasts are some of the most vulnerable patients, and thus, they require protection against greedy advertising advocates.
And though, you can freely participate in such raffles and competitions, it’s best to avoid these kinds of events. Try not to be persuaded no matter how convincing and truthful they may seem, as many of them are just misleading publicity stunts.
Remember that plastic surgery is a life-changing decision and hence should not be taken lightly. As a rule of thumb, do your research first before booking any cosmetic surgical or non-surgical treatment. And of course, choose only certified plastic surgeons to perform your desired procedure by talking to Landauer Cosmetic Surgery.
November 14th, 2011
After undergoing weight loss surgery like liposuction, patients usually experience sagging, loose skin. Liposuction only removes excess fat, and does not tighten your skin. However, there some steps you can take to tighten it. Find out below:
Proper exercise – Exercise at least 3-4x a week. Be sure to add resistance and endurance training to your routine to tone and firm up loose skin. Perform muscle-building exercises like lifting weights, crunches, push-ups, etc. to produce a firm but lean muscles under the skin, making the skin flaps look toned and less baggy. But before doing any of these, consult a qualified fitness trainer or physiotherapist first to avoid injury.
Protein diet – Go easy on carbohydrates and load up on protein-rich foods like legumes, milk and soy products, as protein promotes muscle-building. Choose lean protein, such as chicken breast, fish, lean beef and pork to help build muscle and tighten saggy skin. For best results, a protein bar or shake right after working out can be very effective.
Feed your skin – Body firming creams and lotions not only minimise loose skin, but they also moisturise the skin while improving its texture and elasticity. Apply these skin formulas onto the problematic areas twice daily to tighten it and make it suppler. Choose those that have essential ingredients, such as shea butter, collagen, cocoa butter; and vitamins A, C, E and D.
Loose skin problem due to a recent weight loss surgery? Don’t lose hope! Just follow these helpful tips above to achieve a firmer, suppler skin. Or you may also want to consider body lift and other cosmetic procedures that permanently remove excess skin.
And don’t forget, your Landauer Cosmetic Surgery consultant will be provide you with full post-operative advice as part of your overall treatment plan.
November 7th, 2011
Let’s face it. Everyone wants a slim figure for different reasons like health, aesthetics and vanity. But only a handful will actually act to make it happen. Fortunately, modern technological innovation in medicine and plastic surgery enables people to achieve an amazing body without rigid diet and exercise. If you can somehow relate, read on below the top 3 reasons why cosmetic plastic surgery may be beneficial to you:
Speedy and Easy – It’s true that proper diet and regular exercise is a very effective combination to gain a gorgeous physique. Unfortunately, it’s not for everyone because it’s either too time-consuming or difficult or even both. As such, some people choose to undergo plastic surgery, which can be a much easier, quicker road to a leaner body.
Remove, Restructure, Reshape – Through an aesthetic procedure, you can readily decide what you’d like to remove, restructure or reshape. Compared to watching what you eat and sweating out at the gym, which takes time and repetition before you get your wanted results, cosmetic surgery can transform your body and overall appearance in a very short period. And this is not just for the overweight. Cosmetic surgery may also benefit those who want to shed off a few extra pounds here and there, and those who are not happy with a specific body part—crooked nose, small breasts, etc.
Improve Self-confidence – People with severe body issues often have low self-esteem. Cosmetic plastic surgery can address these problems and achieve your desired figure or look. Consequently, it can help boost your confidence and even improve your overall quality of life.
Sure, cosmetic surgery is quite extreme, but its results can be impressive. But like any operation, cosmetic plastic surgery requires careful consideration, as its results are permanent and there are risks associated with any surgical procedure. It is therefore vital that you discuss any proposed procedure with an experienced, fully accredited cosmetic plastic surgeon. At Landauer Cosmetic Surgery, all of our surgeons are members of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), working in high quality private hospitals.
November 7th, 2011
Rock singer, author and TV star, Cindy Jackson currently holds the official title for “Most Cosmetic Procedures,” recognised by Guinness World Records. Also known as ‘Britain’s most surgically enhanced woman’, 55-year-old Cindy has undergone a total of 52 cosmetic procedures to date.
She has spent more than £50,000 on plastic surgery treatments that consist of 14 full-scale operations like multiple liposuctions, eye and face lifts, lip and cheek implants, chin bone reduction, nose job, and numerous boob jobs. The remaining 38 cosmetic surgeries were less invasive, such as semi-permanent makeup, Botox, cosmetic dentistry and chemical peels. Most recently, this human Barbie doll had hand rejuvenation—a process wherein her hands were injected with a substance that boosts collagen production, and therefore makes her hands look younger.
Contrary to some stories on the Internet, Cindy didn’t have low self-confidence and wasn’t teased when she was younger. A former art student, Cindy had a great sense of aesthetics and the traditional rules of proportion. Her sole motivation to go under the knife was simply to look beautiful and young. And while she has undergone lots of cosmetic procedures, she wouldn’t want to appear like she’s had one. Cindy believes that the best plastic surgery result is one that seems natural.
As what you would expect from a plastic surgery devotee, Cindy is now working as a consultant/guru, offering cosmetic surgery and anti-ageing advice. She’s also penned two books about plastic surgery: “Living Doll” and “Image & Cosmetic Surgery Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Cosmetic Surgery.”