Archive for January, 2012
January 30th, 2012
Most people want to undergo a cosmetic procedure to improve their physical appearance. And it’s not a surprise anymore that they do so to look like their celebrity idols. Indeed, plastic surgeons say that many patients mention various celebrity features they desire during their consultations.
Who are these top celebs influencing cosmetic treatments? Find out below:
Nose – Female patients who want rhinoplasty procedures (nose jobs) usually go for Natalie Portman’s nose. However, some women prefer Emma Stone’s nose. On the other hand, a great number of men admire the noses of Jude Law and Brad Pitt.
Body – A lot of women are crazy about Jennifer Aniston’s slender body (especially her abs!). Others want Giselle Bundchen’s supermodel physique. Many wish for the Kardashians sisters’ curvy figures. Men plastic surgery enthusiasts usually choose Mark Wahlberg’s buffed body.
Lips – While Angelina Jolie’s full lips have been famous in the past, many are now seeking lip procedures that will help them achieve Scarlett Johansson’s to-die-for lips. For most men, they fancy Ashton Kutcher’s smackers.
Skin – Those women who want to look younger and often go for microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser treatments, Botox shots, and other non-invasive treatments, say stars like Katy Perry, Amy Adams and Gwyneth Paltrow have youthful, flawless skin. The male population, on the other hand, want Neil Patrick Harris’ radiant skin, followed by Hayden Christensen’s.
And while it’s not a crime to want to be like your favourite stars, it’s important also to have realistic expectations—meaning not all your desired celebrity features would be attainable or natural-looking on you. Lastly, it’s a must to choose only a fully registered cosmetic surgeon (e.g. BAPRAS or BAAPS listed in the UK) to ensure safety and best results. So give Landauer Cosmetic Surgery a call today.
January 23rd, 2012
Jean-Claude Mas, director of the now non-operational Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), was apparently aware that he used faulty breast implants, which affected hundreds of thousands of women across the globe. In fact, Mas confessed he employed a cheaper but unapproved alternative product due to “economic purposes.”
The 72-year-old breast implant producer admitted they brought in two tiers of ingredients for silicone implants: a high-quality product and a low-cost “house gel.” In short, instead of using more costly medical-grade silicone, they used cheaper and low-grade industrial silicone—the ones used as a mattress stuffing.
When asked by The Times why they used this type of product, Mas’ lawyer, Yves Haddad, said that the company has its financial objectives. They simply wanted to get the best possible price! He even further claimed that while the implants were low-quality, they’re safe and non-toxic. No wonder the company never asked approval for its implants from the AFSSAPS (Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé), France’s health regulatory board.
Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) used to sell over 100,000 of breast implants annually, which mostly were being exported to 65 countries. It is said that as many as 400,000 women around the world have been fitted with PIP flawed breast implants. Furthermore, roughly 5% of implants in France have already ruptured and 1% in Great Britain.
Today, the former breast implant top dog, Jean-Claude Mas, is facing a series of criminal charges, including manslaughter (resulting from the death of a French woman who was fitted with said defective implants).
If you are concerned about your breast implants and whether they were manufactured by PIP, then you should contact your clinic or cosmetic surgeon who will be able to provide this information.
The latest UK Government advice on PIP implants can be found on the Department of Health website.
January 13th, 2012
Weight loss or bariatric surgery like liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures these days. And although plastic surgery is generally safe, it still comes with certain risks. These threats, however, can be prevented with proper precaution. Learn below how you can avoid weight loss surgery complications.
Choose the right cosmetic surgeon – To ensure positive results, consult only with an experienced, board-certified doctor to do the operation. The specialist’s expertise definitely plays an important task in avoiding infections and other potential problems. All Landauer cosmetic surgery consultants are BAPRAS members.
Divulge any medical problems – Notify your surgeon if you have any current or previous health issues, particularly heart ailments. Take a comprehensive medical check-up before getting any treatment to be totally assured you’re healthy to have a procedure.
Kick the stick – Quit smoking if you do. It’s not only bad for you, but also smokers are more prone to weight loss surgery complications than non-smokers. It’s usually recommended to stop smoking at least three weeks pre and post-operation.
Right diet – Load up on foods that are abundant in vitamins, anti-oxidants and protein to help combat any infections and to aid in quicker healing. Avoid salty food, as sodium impedes wound healing. Discuss diet with your surgeon.
Get well the right way – Many weight loss surgery complications that happen during the post-op phase are because patients are rushing to go back to their daily routine. To prevent this, you must get enough rest and stay away from taxing tasks while you’re recuperating.
Obey your doctor – Take antibiotics and other medications as prescribed by your cosmetic surgeon. Follow his/her instructions regarding proper wound handling to avoid possible infections.
With the right knowledge and preventive measures, weight loss surgery complications can definitely be avoided. Just remember these pointers above when you’re planning to have a cosmetic treatment soon and follow your surgeon’s advice.
January 6th, 2012
Cosmetic surgery seeks to modify and enhance different aspects of a person’s physical appearance. And although having a procedure done is a highly personal choice, not everyone is fit to undergo one. Determine below whether an aesthetic treatment might be the right direction for you to take.
Medical state – Before going under the knife, your surgeon needs to analyse your overall health condition to ensure your wellbeing. Certain illnesses, allergies, age, lifestyle and other factors may affect your eligibility for plastic surgery.
Purpose – People have various reasons for wanting to have cosmetic surgery, such as to improve appearance, alter a superficial flaw, boost self-esteem, etc. Plastic surgery may solve all these but to a certain extent only. You must have realistic expectations, otherwise you might get disappointed and even more frustrated.
Wallet damage – Like any major operation, cosmetic procedures come with a steep price tag. Make sure you’re financially prepared by evaluating the costs involved and getting quotations from various doctors. It’s always recommendable to not to hurry and wait until you have a budget for it, instead of choosing the cheapest option.
Risks and healing time – Risks involved and recovery time vary depending on the cosmetic treatment you want. Discuss the matter with your surgeon to determine whether or not the possible complications and recuperation period are acceptable to you.
Keep in mind that the results of cosmetic surgery are often irreversible. That’s why you have to be 100% certain that you’re physically and emotionally healthy—and completely ready before resorting to the knife.
Any fully trained and accredited cosmetic plastic surgeon (such as BAPRAS and BAAPS members) will fully explore each of these areas with you during the initial consultation.