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Category Archives Cosmetic Surgery

3D-Printed Breast Implants

Researchers are currently developing new breast implants using 3D printing. MATTISSE implants are made of a bioabsorbable shell filled with fat cells. The shell is absorbed by the body, leaving only the implanted fat in the breast. Since physicians first began working on the concept of surgically enhancing the size of breasts in the late 1800s, they have experimented with…

Rhinoplasty Guide

Rhinoplasty can help give facial features a more harmonious balance and enhance an individual's natural beauty. It can also be performed to reconstruct and restore nasal functions. Here's what you need to know about this common procedure before scheduling your first consultation with a plastic surgeon. A brief history of the nose job Rhinoplasty has been around for at least…

triple eyelid surgery

Triple eyelid refers to an extra eyelid fold. There are many potential causes, but age is the primary factor. Most triple eyelids do not resolve on their own. Blepharoplasty or brow lift surgery can correct this issue. Triple eyelid occurs when the upper eyelid has two folds instead of one. Several factors may be involved, but in most cases it…

Newer breast enhancement techniques and implant shapes have made it easier to achieve more natural looking results. This doesn’t mean that women are necessarily opting for smaller implants, which may fail to produce noticeable augmentation. Smaller breast implants offer a number of potential advantages, including a discreet look, a more natural shape and feel, smaller incisions, and fewer short- and…

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Women undergoing the surgical removal of one or both breasts may have the option of preserving the nipple and areola through a technique known as nipple-sparing mastectomy. During the procedure, the breast tissue beneath the nipple must be checked for cancerous cells -- if no cancer is detected, the nipple can be spared. Anyone facing a mastectomy or immediate reconstruction should…

Breast Augmentation Recovery Stages

Before undergoing breast augmentation, it's important to know that the procedure itself is only the start. The surgical procedure is relatively straightforward, but full recovery does take several weeks. Breast augmentation surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis by a qualified plastic surgeon, but requires careful attention during recovery to ensure the best possible outcome. Depending on various factors,…

Facial Aging

Everyone ages differently but certain patterns do emerge by decade. Visible signs of aging generally begin to manifest in your thirties. Minimally invasive treatments can make it possible to put off surgery for many years. Understanding exactly how the face changes with age can help you determine what issues need to be addressed and which treatments will be most effective.…

Smoking and surgery

Regular smoking combined with anesthesia can be life-threatening. Smoking after surgery may negatively impact healing and leave you with scars. Your health begins to improve just hours after you’ve smoked your last cigarette. It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you, but smoking prior to surgery can be deadly. In fact, many surgeons refuse to operate on smokers or…

female plastic surgery

Traditional feminist theory suggests that women who subject themselves to elective cosmetic surgery do so in an effort to make themselves more attractive to men, and that the ordeal, not to mention the expense, of going under the knife for aesthetic reasons is motivated by a desperate attempt to realize unrealistic societal standards of what constitutes feminine beauty. By extension,…

Jersey Shore Plastic Surgery Rumors

The Jersey Shore's cast members are back together, nearly nine years after the show began. Several have had cosmetic surgery, although they aren't necessarily talking about it. We asked two expert surgeons to tell us what work may have been done. The Jersey Shore crew have come together for a special reunion, and fans are noticing that many of the…

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