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Is Social Media Driving Demand for Plastic Surgery?

plastic surgery and social mediaSocial media was once home to the anonymous. One could be whomever or whatever they chose to be, and remain hidden behind a screen name and keyboard. Then came sites like Facebook, where posting pictures and commenting on other people’s images instantly became part of the fun. Many quietly spy on their peers and betters in this online realm, where sourcing photos on Google took scant milliseconds. Continue reading

Statistics Indicate that Plastic Surgery for Men is at an All-Time High

In the past, masculinity was equated to being rugged, tough, and being unconcerned about looking young and attractive. In such a world, a man desirous of undergoing plastic surgery was considered ‘not man enough’ and to be lacking masculinity. Just as women have stepped beyond their stereotyped roles, men too are beginning to look at plastic surgery and cosmetics in a completely new light. Continue reading

Women Try to Mimic Kate Middleton’s Nose

Since she came into the spotlight of the British Royal family, Kate Middleton has become one of the biggest fashion icons of our time. Noted for her exceptional taste and penchant for unique hats, Kate has set style standards for women around the world. Continue reading

Popularity Of Plastic Surgery in Afghanistan On the Upswing

Plastic surgery has become popular among many women of Afghanistan due to several different factors. Changes in traditional norms, more access to disposable income, and an ever more free media all play a key role. The country’s open access to Western ideas is still relatively new, following the collapse of an authoritarian government. While Afghan women still hold to their core Islamic faith, many now feel they do not need to simply accept every part of their appearances as Allah-given. Cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty and eyelid surgeries have become especially popular among women who now have the means to pay for them. Continue reading

Having a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

This non-surgical rhinoplasty is the latest technique used in facial plastic surgery. It allows those people who really don’t want a major procedure done on their face improve the look of their nose without anesthesia. The end result of such a procedure is less pain, a quicker time for healing and faster results for the nose job. There are doctors who do this sort of thing all the time and with great results. Continue reading

Having a Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty is the surgical changing of the nose using special plastic surgery techniques. It can improve an individual’s self esteem by bringing a large nose or one with bumps back into the right proportion to the face. You can increase or decrease the size of the nose and you can change its features with a rhinoplasty. Continue reading

How much does a Rhinoplasty Cost?

How much your rhinoplasty costs depends on a lot of things. The surgeon you select will have a different cost from another surgeon, where you live makes a difference and how extensive a surgery you are having will make a difference. Generally, however, a
Some people avoid having a rhinoplasty because they feel as though the cost is prohibitive. You may, in fact, be able to afford a rhinoplasty if you use financing from your doctor’s office. Let’s take a look at what costs go into having a rhinoplasty and how you can pay for them. Talk with your doctor about what goes into having your rhinoplasty and how much yours will cost.

Speak with your surgeon about the extent of the procedure and how much he or she thinks the procedure will cost. Decide if having the procedure is worth the excessive cost and the pain of having the procedure done. If you have always wanted a rhinoplasty, it may be worth the extra cost and discomfort.

What goes into Rhinoplasty Prices?

You need to think of several factors when planning how much your rhinoplasty will cost.  Factor these things into the cost as it is dependent on a number of things.

  • The training of the plastic surgeon
  • Where you live geographically
  • How extensive the surgery is
  • What services you will need
  • What kind of care you will need after the surgery

The training of the plastic surgeon plays a big role in the overall cost of the rhinoplasty. A surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty will cost more due to his or her extensive experience in the area. While it may cost more, you really do want to have a plastic surgeon who is well trained in doing the procedure because you want good results, regardless of the cost.

You also have to think about the care you receive preoperatively and postoperatively. You need to know how much of the facility time you will take up and the medications you need to take during and after the procedure. Don’t forget to include these things when you finance the rhinoplasty procedure.

When Your Teen Should Get Plastic Surgery (And When They Should Not)

Lisa Kudrow and Tori Spelling had nose jobs at 16. 17 year old Britney Spears, with mom’s permission, got breast implants. When teens see celebrity peers getting plastic surgery, they may decide that their own looks need improving. Some, like Ashley Tisdale and Soleil Moon Frye, may need surgery for medical reasons, but most teen surgery is cosmetic, not corrective in nature.

Teens only make up 2 percent of cosmetic surgery patients in the U.S., but according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number is getting larger. In 2008, 81, 885 invasive surgeries were done on teens, ages 13–19, while 219, 136 received minimally invasive treatment. Many people think that the average teen requesting this is probably spoiled, rich and overly obsessed with image, but not all fall into that category. The reasons for plastic surgery can vary depending on the circumstances.

Reasons to Avoid the Knife

Teens, being who they are, desire plastic surgery in order to fit in with their friends. They may feel that having bigger breasts or a more defined chin may finally give them the popularity they have always dreamed of. Of course, this is not always the case, and when it fails to change their social lives, they can be devastated.

Unfortunately, there are other surgeons who are perfectly willing to do surgery on a teen without screening them first. Parents, too, are occasionally to blame; they may want “the perfect child” and insist that the surgery be done.

Because of this, a good surgeon will carefully interview a candidate to make sure they are emotionally stable enough to handle the surgery. The surgeon must also be sure the teen’s expectations are realistic and their motives are correct. Teens with body dysmorphic disorder may not be good candidates; these patients will focus on a specific flaw or other defect (real or imagined), and convince themselves that surgery is the only way to treat it. This condition is best handled by a psychologist or other mental health care professional.

Procedures to Skip

There are a number of procedures that teenagers should avoid. Breast enhancement, in particular with saline implants, is one. This is because the body may not yet be done developing, and the general rule is that the patient must be at least 18. There are a few exceptions, such as birth defects, trauma or diseases that may require breast reconstruction. Silicone can be used for reconstruction purposes by women of all ages, but is limited to 22 and older for enhancement.

Since teens often lose baby fat with age, liposuction is not recommended. For teens that have a problem losing weight with just diet and exercise alone, however, it can be used for spot reduction purposes. It should not be used to treat obesity as a whole and is most definitely not a substitute for diet and exercise.

Procedures to Consider

Rhinoplasty can be a suitable procedure for certain candidates. Broken or deformed noses can be fixed by this procedure. Breast reductions are also popular; in Soleil Moon Frye’s case, her large breasts were causing her back and shoulder pain, as well as breathing problems. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels can help teens with severe acne and skin irregularities, and laser hair removal can help those with excessive hair.

Five Important Questions to Ask When Considering Surgery for Your Child

  1. Who truly wants the surgery? The teenager must be the one who desires it most; after all, they are the ones who must live with the results. Parents, peers and significant others can offer advice, but they must not pressure the patient into making a decision.
  2. Is your child emotionally and mentally mature? A good surgeon will want to be sure the patient understands the process and what will take place before, during and after surgery.
  3. How well does your child handle pain and follow directions? The recovery process can be long, painful and draining. As a parent, you can only do so much; your child must be able to handle the rest on their own.
  4. Does the child have a realistic outlook on the results? Make sure your child knows that their lives will not radically change after undergoing surgery.
  5. Is your child physically mature? Depending on the surgery, this could play a huge role. Breast reductions can be done on patients as young as 15, while other surgeries may have to wait until the child is older.

Rhinoplasty – Functional and Beautiful Noses

If you’ve ever had a problem with the shape of your nose, or had trouble breathing, rhinoplasty might be the solution to your problem. A rhinoplasty is simply a surgical alteration of your nose. Just about anything can be changed: the width of your nostrils, the shape of your nasal tip, and any irregularities in your nose shape. The bump in the middle of the bridge of your nose can be eliminated with a minor rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty can also rid a patient of breathing problems, like ones that derive from a deviated septum. The septum is the wall in the nose that divides the nostrils. When it deviates, it can cause issues with breathing through the nose. Birth defects like cleft palates may require a rhinoplasty. Injuries such as a broken nose may also create breathing issues that require a surgical solution.

Getting Ready for Rhinoplasty

You may not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. Try to quit smoking before you go in as well. One of the main reasons for this is because smoking can affect blood flow in the body. This, in turn, can affect the way your body heals. Drinking alcohol the week before surgery can have the same effect.

Go over your medication with your doctor; he may ask you to stop taking certain prescriptions before surgery. NSAIDs, or Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs, are an example. Other substances that may be contraindicated are Vitamin E, Omega 3 fatty acids and green tea. All of these can raise the possibility of increased bleeding. Remember, you must tell your doctor about all of the drugs and supplements you are taking, and never stop taking any medication without discussing it with your doctor first.

Risks of Rhinoplasty

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Touch ups
  • Anesthesia problems
  • Perforation of the septum (a small hole, which causes a whistling sound when talking or singing)
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Death

Different Versions of Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty is when the incisions are made in the thin strip of skin that separates the nostrils, called the columella. The columella and the soft tissue are lifted off the rest of the nose to allow the surgeon to see more clearly. This is done for major surgery.

Closed Rhinoplasty surgery is has incisions made in the nose. The skin is separated from the bone and cartilage. The latter then can be reshaped or changed in whatever way is needed. Closed rhinoplasty is done for minor reshaping.

Secondary Rhinoplasty, aka revision rhinoplasty, fixes problems from a previous nose surgery. Some may be minor, but many of them are major issues. This makes a secondary rhinoplasty harder to do. This type of surgery can also be done as open or closed.

Filler Rhinoplasty uses injectable fillers to even out irregularities. Fillers can fill in depressions or make a bump less noticeable. This is the only solution that is not permanent.

How Do I Get a Rhinoplasty?

The first step is to see a doctor who specializes in this type of surgery. Your surgeon will take pictures of your nose at various angles. Your surgeon will also make sure that your expectations are realistic.

Feel free to bring in photos of noses that you find attractive. This will help your surgeon establish what you are looking for, and give them an opportunity to show you pictures of people who have similar noses to yours, as well as noses that are similar to what you want. For the sake of balance, you may also want to consider chin augmentation as well.

The Procedure Itself

Rhinoplasty is considered an outpatient procedure. It will take place in a hospital or surgical room. The length of time needed will depend on the type of rhinoplasty chosen. A primary version could take up to three hours, while a filler procedure can take 15 minutes or so.

Your surgeon will use local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia for a primary rhinoplasty. Since a secondary rhinoplasty is more complicated, general anesthesia is often best. For a filler rhinoplasty, a local anesthetic is all that is needed. The surgeon will then perform an open or closed rhinoplasty, and reshape the nose accordingly. The incisions are then closed and the healing begins.

So When Do I See Results?

Results will not be visible right away. It could take up to a year to see the full effects. Right after surgery, your nose will be packed with gauze to reduce bleeding and swelling. Pain medicine will help with the discomfort, and you should be able to control it without medicine within two days. Nausea is also a common side effect of this surgery.

The first few days may involve some bleeding. Cold compresses and elevation of the head can help. After the first three days, you may be asked back so the surgeon can remove your stitches. For the first week, avoid any trauma to the nose, which includes blowing it. Decongestants will help. After this, the cast will be removed, along with the gauze and any other dressings. Splints may be placed around and inside your nose to help it keep its shape. The swelling will be mostly gone within a month. Within a year, all of it will be gone. After a year, you may then consider a secondary rhinoplasty.


Best Non-Surgical Nose Job

Beverly Hills cosmetic Dermatologist, Doctor Simon Ourian M.D. discusses non-surgical alternatives to the traditional rhinoplasty or nose job.

April 6, 2009 — The number one cosmetic surgery for years now has been breast augmentation followed at number two by liposuction. But if you are old enough you might remember a time when a nose job was almost a rite of passage for some teens. For some it was a sweet sixteen present or a gift upon turning eighteen. Perhaps the number of surgical nose jobs is declining because previously unavailable non-surgical options have appeared on the scene.

Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California. “I would never knock surgical nose jobs, ” says Doctor Ourian, “in fact, I credit the surgical nose job I had when I was eighteen with igniting my interest in medicine and my decision to eventually devote my practice to aesthetics.”

“I was always very self-conscious of my nose and, believe it or not, this caused me to shy away from people. But I was determined to change that so I saved all the money from my after school job and as soon as I turned eighteen I had the procedure done. I have no doubt it changed my life for the better.”

“That was more than twenty years ago, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “and I’ve been able to pass on the gift that was given to me. I’m not a plastic surgeon, I’m a cosmetic Dermatologist and in just the past few years we’ve developed non-surgical options to the traditional rhinoplasty using dermal fillers such as Radiesse. Using Radiesse injections I can hide a bump on the bridge of the nose or balance a nose that appears thicker on one side than the other and overall create the appearance of a straighter more aesthetically plaeasing nose.”

Radiesse is typically the filler of choice for non-surgical nose jobs because of its relative longevity. Radiesse is a composed of tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. The consistency of Radiesse makes it an ideal dermal filler for the spongy areas that make up the nose.

“The two main advantages of a non-surgical none job”, explains Doctor Ourian, “are safety and recovery time. There is a risk any time you go under general anesthesia. The non-surgical nose job I perform is done with a local anesthesia. Patients walk in and out under their own power; typically in fifteen minutes or less. And anyone who has had a rhinoplasty knows that the swelling doesn’t completely go down for a year or more. With the non-surgical option you can be back to work the next day and the swelling is gone in a matter of days or week.”

“What is the best non-surgical nose job and where can you get it done?” asks Dr. Ourian. “In my opinion the Radiesse is your best option for a non-surgical nose job. It isn’t for me to say who can best perform this procedure. I suggest that any prospective patient do the research, speak with the doctor and work with someone with whom they believe can best achieve their aesthetic goals. My medical practice has been devoted exclusively to aesthetics for more than ten years. I will let my record speak for itself.”