Are you constantly seeking the perfect pout? The lips can promote beauty, portray sensuality and make a strong statement about the way you’re feeling. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, lip augmentation has been considered the second fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. This can largely be contributed to our selfie-obsessed generation, where women of all ages try to capture the most attractive lip look possible before they click their smartphone camera.
So what exactly does make lips look attractive or desirable? There are certain lip characteristics that have been shown to matter. In fact, in a February 2017 study, researchers from University of California, Irvine showed more than 400 participants side-by-side images of young Caucasian women’s lips and asked them to rank each photo based on attractiveness. The study evaluated the size of the lips, and more specifically, the upper to lower lip ratio. … Continue reading
We come in all different shapes and sizes. And while each face is unique, our ethnic background can often play a considerable role in certain features, tendencies and characteristics. When it comes to your nose, your ethnicity is especially influential. However, your Asian, African American or Hispanic descent may not produce the nasal characteristics you want. That’s why many patients turn to ethnic rhinoplasty for help. Dr. Ben Talei is a renowned rhinoplasty surgeon with specialized training in improving the noses of all ethnic backgrounds.
When it comes to Asian rhinoplasty, there are some commonalities among patient requests. The Asian nasal structure is typically flatter, broader and can even lack a distinctive bridge. Asians also typically have a more triangular shaped nose. For these reasons, Asian nose-reshaping often involves the following: … Continue reading
The skin around the eyes, especially the lids, are much thinner and more delicate than other facial tissues. Due to the nature of this skin and the constant expression and motion the eyes make throughout the day, signs of aging can be very noticeable. For example, many aging adults find themselves most dissatisfied with the way their eyelids are drooping.
Eyelid drooping can be blamed on genetics as well as the natural aging process. Nonetheless, there is a procedure that can restore a youthful appearance to your eyes – blepharoplasty! Blepharoplasty is often referred to as eyelid lift surgery and can involve either the upper, lower or both eyelids. … Continue reading
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 500,000 new cases of skin cancer are reported each year. Considering that sun exposure is a leading cause of skin cancer, it comes to no surprise that most skin cancer (around 80%) is found on the face, head and neck, or the areas that are most often exposed to UV rays. … Continue reading
While cosmetic surgery continues to gain ground in terms of popularity, there are still some misconceptions surrounding plastic surgery and those who get it. Contrary to popular belief, there are many types of people that can benefit from plastic surgery. To ensure you don’t have the wrong impression, let’s set the record straight by exposing three common myths about plastic surgery: … Continue reading
If you’ve recently lost weight and attained a more attractive and healthy figure, congratulations on a job well done. While many older adults are well pleased with the way their new body looks, they may be surprised at the accelerated signs of facial aging that resulted from their dramatic weight loss. The face unfortunately suffers a loss of collagen as you age, up to 20% by the age of 40! When this collagen loss is combined with weight loss, the volume loss in the face can be extra dramatic. You may notice hallowed cheeks, under eye bags, lip wrinkles, chin creases, frown lines, jowls or other unwanted signs of aging.
Will you have to undergo plastic surgery to ensure your face looks as good as your body after weight loss? Not necessarily. A board certified plastic surgeon can determine the severity of your volume loss. However, many patients can turn to non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation to restore volume and vitality – such as ALMI. … Continue reading
More men than ever are taking advantage of plastic surgery. In fact, statistics reveal that male plastic surgery has risen over 325% since 1977! What is the reason for such an increase? Perhaps the male population has finally realized the dramatic impact that cosmetic procedures can have on their self-esteem, relationships and their professional career. In fact, many studies show that the primary motivation for male plastic surgery is to stay competitive in the workplace.
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While there are a number of things you can do to ease your recovery and expedite your healing after plastic surgery, never underestimate the power of your diet. In fact, what you eat can significantly impact how your body heals itself. The quicker and more smoothly your body repairs itself, the quicker you can show off your beautiful cosmetic surgery results.
Proper nutrition can be considered the building blocks of your body’s healing process. Consider adding the following power food groups to your plate before and after surgery: … Continue reading
More and more patients are seeking facial plastic surgery to turn back the hands of time. Whether you are in your early 40’s and seeking a mini-facelift or undergoing an eyelid lift in your 60’s, the sacrifices of plastic surgery can be significant. Patients not only relinquish a portion of their savings to look more youthful, but they may also experience notable downtime and uncomfortable recovery. This makes it even more important to learn how you can maximize your plastic surgery investment and prolong your results. … Continue reading
When most adults talk about fat, it’s usually in reference how they have too much of it on their body. However, in terms of the face, a little fat in the right places makes us look younger and healthier. In fact, volume loss or drooping fat is a major culprit to several aging facial features. Fortunately, there is a win-win solution for patients who want to lose some fat on their body and replace lost volume in their aging face. Fat transfer is a sophisticated procedure in plastic surgery that is used a number of ways. Beyond improving the aging face, fat transfer can be used reconstructively as well. … Continue reading
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