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Top Cosmetic Trends Expected in 2016: Part 2

Top Cosmetic Trends Expected in 2016: Part 2

Plastic surgery continues to become more acceptable and less taboo with each new year, and 2016 is sure to not disappoint. More celebrities like Iggy Azalea and Lisa Kudrow are diminishing the stigma that once plagued plastic surgery by being completely forthcoming with cosmetic procedures they have done in the past and how it changed their lives for the better. It’s no surprise that we saw a record increase in the number of procedures last year alone, but it wasn’t just the ladies who were taking note.  That’s right; more men are electing to have cosmetic procedures as well. Here are the top procedures men seek when visiting the plastic surgeon.

Liposuction – As men age they begin to deposit unwanted fat in the abdomen, love handles, and chest. Even healthy men who work out and lead a healthy lifestyle can be subject to the unwanted fatty buildup. And despite their best efforts, these problem areas often become impossible for them to get rid of without surgery.

Liposuction is performed by inserting a cannula just below the skin in the fatty layer, which breaks up the fat, and is removed by utilizing high pressured vacuum to suction out the fat. It is the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States with over 400,000 procedures occurring every year. It is important to remember that liposuction is not meant to be used as a weight lost tool, rather to sculpt and refine. The most successful results are seen in patients who are at a steady weight  with “problem areas” prior to the procedure.

Gynecomastia correction – Many men suffer from an embarrassing condition called gynecomastia, which is often the result of hormonal imbalance. It is related more to the overgrowth of the glandular breast tissue rather than excess fat, although the two often come in combination. It can truly be an emotionally difficult challenge for men and may cause them to alternate their lifestyle to avoid situations where it may become the focus of attention.

Correction of this involves cutting out the excess glandular tissue and can be coupled with liposuction to help sculpt and perfect the shape of the chest.

Blehparoplasty – If you look in the mirror and find yourself looking tired, then this just might be the surgery for you.  Eyelid drooping occurs as an individual ages and the eyelids stretch, while at the same time the muscles supporting them weaken. This provides an environment for excessive fat to build up under the eyelids and above the eye, giving you that tired look no matter how many hours of sleep you had the night before.

Blepharoplasty is often an outpatient procedure that consists of removing excess skin of the upper and lower lids, as well as fatty deposits that cause “bags”. The incision is well hidden in the creases of your eyelids, so once the welling and bruising subsides, the incisions are virtually imperceptible. All you will be left with is a more freshened, bright, well rested appearance.

There are several more cosmetic procedures being done on a daily basis, however, we have only focused on those that have burst in popularity. If you have questions regarding any cosmetic procedure, be sure to schedule your consultation with us today!

Top Cosmetic Trends Expected in 2016: Part 1

2015 was an extraordinary year in plastic surgery. With the overexposure of celebrities on the internet and social media driving the desire to look youthful, both women and men alike are seeking cosmetic treatments to help them achieve the best version of themselves. Many of the trends we saw last year will carry over into this new year. But still, there is one trend we expect to see in 2016 that is a shift from that of the past.

Lip Augmentation — Call it the Kylie Jenner effect.  Bigger, fuller lips are definitely higher on the list of “must have’s” than ever before. Thirty percent of dermatologists and forty-three percent of plastic surgeons revealed that they had more requests about lip enhancement procedures in 2015 than the previous year. Plastic surgeons around the country fully expect this trend to become more popular in 2016. It is a simple, in office procedure that usually takes less than thirty minutes to perform. The most common fillers on the market today are Juvederm and Restylane Silk. Results are immediate and typically last for one year.

Buttocks Augmentation – What Kylie Jenner has done for the lip boom, we can thank her sister Kim Kardashian for the even more popular and continually growing trend of bootylicious backsides. The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure combines the removal of fat via liposuction, sculpting of the waist and midsection, and transfer of the collected fat cells to the buttocks. Together, this procedure accentuates the female figure by creating a small waist with a fuller backside. About forty-seven percent of plastic surgeons said they received a higher number of buttock related procedure requests from women in 2015 when compared to 2014. We expect this trend to only increase in the new year.

Breast Augmentation —  Back in the early 1990’s, when Baywatch was all the rage (and Pamela Anderson was the spokesmodel for all things perfect), women were lining up to get breast enhancements. At the time the motto was, “the bigger, the better.” This was also during a period of time when silicone implants were off the shelves and your only device choice was a saline implant. Saline implants have the unique ability to be overfilled to a desirable size, and most women chose to have them filled to their full capacity. However, times they are a-changing.  In recent national surveys, plastic surgeons are reporting that women are opting for a more “natural” look to their enhancement. This is usually achieved by using smaller sized silicone implants (the national average is 234cc!). With the vast improvement in silicone technology, women have more choices when it comes to implant devices. The newest generation of silicone implants offers a more natural breast shape and appearance as well as natural feel.

Most likely, we will see more trends emerge as 2016 unfolds, but we won’t be surprised if these three are the mainstay in cosmetic medicine for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned for part 2 of this blog for more trends in 2016!

How Safe Are Silicone Implants?

If you’re a fan of reality television, you have likely heard a recent story surrounding Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster, her battle with Lyme disease, and her unrelenting search to find a cure to what ails her. Not only has she had all of her metal fillings removed from her teeth because she fears they are toxic, the most recently aired episode chronicles her journey to Cincinnati where she undergoes breast explantation. She wrote in an Instagram post, “We might have hit the jackpot by finding all this silicone from a 20 year old implant rupture through ultrasound mapping…” It can’t help but raise the question, just how safe are silicone implants?
You may also recall the “implant scare” in the early 1990’s during which women were concerned that ruptured silicone implants were causing connective tissues disorders such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The implants in question at the time were what we describe as ‘second generation’ silicone implants, which were liquid in consistency, had thin shells, and did have the potential to leak free silicone. Despite widespread use of silicone implants in breast reconstruction, and no data to support the claims, silicone implants for cosmetic use were removed from the market and wouldn’t be brought back until 2006!
It has taken several years to prove the safety of silicone gel, making silicone breast implants the single most studied medical device in the history of medicine. Beginning in the mid 1980s, “good manufacturing practices” were applied to breast-implant production, including standardization of materials (stronger shells and improved gels), and other strict safety protocols. Each generation of devices was better and stronger than their predecessors.
The silicone gel breast implants most recently approved by the FDA are fifth-generation implants, much different than the implants that were removed from the market in 1992. This generation is made of a solid silicone that does not leak and has the consistency of a gummy bear. If you cut it in half, it keeps its form. It has the lowest recorded risk of capsular contracture rates in the history of implants. Not only are these implants safer – proven over and again by undeniable data generated by multiple significant scientific studies – they are also stronger. Not to mention they have been quickly accepted by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons nationwide.
Suffice it to say, if Yolanda had an earlier generation implant, there is a possibility she had free silicone in her body. The likelihood that it was contributing to her illness is considerably small, but none the less, we hope she is feeling more like herself since her recent surgery. The lesson here is that if you are considering breast surgery, you can rest assured that the implant technology we have today far exceeds that of years past, and implants are far safer today than they once were.

The Beginner’s Guide to Beating Father Time

It is no secret that the average woman looks in the mirror a minimum of eight times per day. Whether it be to check her hair, check her makeup, or even to evaluate that new spot that was not there this morning, she relies on that reflective reassurance. But, as sure as time goes by, that reflection changes from the woman she once was to the woman she sees now. The beauty of good cosmetic surgery is that you don’t have to choose between a less rejuvenated you and a fake, “plastic-y” you. That is the point of good cosmetic work: not to make someone look radically different, but to make us look the way we feel we ought to look.

There are a variety of procedures, some more invasive than others, that you can do to help improve your looks without drastically changing them. So what are they?

Botox is the most common procedure for beginners. It is quick, effective, and offers results in a matter of a few days. Typical areas for Botox include the forehead, “11” lines (frown lines) between your eyebrows, and your crow’s feet. It works by paralyzing your muscles that create deep expression lines on your face, softening your appearance and making you look more refreshed and vibrant. Botox usually lasts 3 months on average before treatment should be repeated.

Juvederm is next in line for common treatments for beginners. It is just as easy as Botox and offers instant results. Juvederm is a filler product made of a naturally occurring substance in our bodies known as hyaluronic acid which plumps up areas where we lack the fullness we had in our youth.  The most common area of treatment  are the nasolabial folds, also called your smile lines. You can also decrease the wrinkles around the mouth, plump your lips, as well as the lines that extend from the corner of your moth to your chin (we call these marionette lines).  Treatments typically last up to 1 year.

Another form of Juvederm is called Voluma. Voluma is made specifically instantly to add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. It can give you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.

Kybella is the newest product on the market and is very unique coomplared to the rest of the non-invasive treatments. It is specifically designed to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” The best part is, results are likely permanent.

One area that many patients are concerned about is the eyes. Volume loss below the eyes causes discoloration and bags, where excess skin above the eyes makes them look tired. Blepharoplasty is often the best treatment to correct these issues. It results leave you looking more rested and rejuvenated with very little down time.

Cosmetic surgery doesn’t have to mean completely changing the way you look. If you have the right procedures, the right products, and the right practitioner, you can discover the best version of yourself.

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