Beauty trends in cosmetic surgery

The following was released today by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: * In the aftermath of September 11, Americans will continue to reevaluate their priorities; some will focus on personal improvement and, perhaps for the first time, consider cosmetic surgery as an option. * New surgical and skin care techniques offering improved results for darker skin will increase cosmetic procedures among ethnic minorities in the U.S. *


Non-surgical “pick-me-ups” such as injectable wrinkle treatments (including Botox(R) and the newer Myobloc(R)) and skin resurfacing with peels and lasers that require little or no downtime will be the fastest growing segment of the cosmetic surgery market. * The trend toward “short scar” and “minimal incision” cosmetic surgery will continue as more plastic surgeons adopt these newer techniques in response to patient demand.


* Current fashion interest in midriff-baring tops and low-riding jeans will increase the popularity of abdominal contouring procedures such as lipoplasty (liposuction), tummy tuck and, for those wanting a more sculpted abdominal musculature, “abdominal etching.” * The popularity of thong lingerie and swimwear will stimulate an increase in cosmetic surgery of the buttocks, including lipoplasty for contouring of full buttocks and buttock augmentation for adding curves to flat buttocks. *


Advances in the formulation of silicone gel will encourage renewed interest in its potential U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval as a safe and effective breast implant filling material. * The interface between plastic surgery and anti-aging treatments involving nutritional and other “wellness” therapies will increase as plastic surgeons respond to consumer interest in alternative medicine. * Fat from lipoplasty procedures will be further investigated as an important source for stem cells, opening the door to a new era in aesthetic surgery utilizing patients’ own “manufactured” tissue for a variety of cosmetic enhancements.


Additional states will mandate accreditation of office-based surgical facilities as consumers demand the highest safety standards for ambulatory surgery. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the leading organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) who specialize in cosmetic surgery of the face and the entire body.

Stopping Plavix for Cosmetic Surgery

I am scheduled for some cosmetic surgery in August. I have been on Plavix since May 25 when I had 2 stents. Also last week I had to have a pacemaker implanted. The cardiologist who implanted the pacemaker said that I should be fine for the cosmetic surgery as long as it was at least 3 weeks after the implantation.


He did not comment on stopping the Plavix for the 10 days prior to the cosmetic procedure. If those stents were placed at a site that was restenosed after earlier angioplasty and brachytherapy (radiation) was administered, stopping Plavix for cosmetic surgery would be a bad idea. Most would advise holding off on the cosmetic surgery until the course of Plavix is completed.


Yes, one of the stents was placed at a site that had restenosed a bit, but there was no brachytherapy. My course of plavix is for six months, of which 2 months have passed already. Again, I only want to stop for the 10 days prior to the cosmetic surgery, and restart immediately after. by the way, the new stents were the Cypher stents, if that makes any difference. t was mentioned in a radio news report.

The details weren’t mentioned, just that muscle was removed. Now, the reporter could have gotton that wrong. But, in the report, and comments by an American doctor, it did sound as if muscle tissue is removed.I haven’t really compared continental asians (most asians I’ve met are mixed or darker-skinned asians–such as Filipinas)–many people don’t even realize how huge China really is, much less the entirety of Asia–but there are all different kinds of “eye-types.”

Repeated cosmetic surgery for certain conditions

My boss’s sister just had cosmetic surgery done on her nose and mouth. She was born with cleft palate and her nose and upper lip were flat, her lower lip protruded. She had surgery 15 years ago, which corrected part of it. Last week she went back and the surgeon fixed her nose and lip.


To me, she looked fine, not “freakish” as she felt. But I don’t think she was “not sane” for going through the surgery. She feels normal. I can understand how she feels, except my “freakishness” can be fixed without surgery. Of course, my solutions haven’t exactly been healthy. :-) I can see your point, though, Lea.


I used to watch the “Trauma” show and I can’t even begin to imagine being a surgeon. Just watching the images on TV creeped me out so I can see why you would feel that someone going voluntarily into surgery would not be “sane”. I certainly don’t want anyone near me with any type of scalpel.Sadly I think it all comes down to MONEY. Doctors can make loads of money performing surgeries and so aren’t gonna question that as a disorder.


Likewise they can make loads of money treating eating disordered people so yep of course are gonna recognize that as a disorder and encourage treatment. In some cases surgery may be justified but in many cases yep I think such surgery could be considered on par with an eating disorder.

Going under the cosmetic surgeon’s knife without fear

Honestly, If I could afford it, I would get liposuction on my thighs and butt. They are not hideously out of proportion, but they are naturally heavy–even when I am very thin I have bigger legs. My butt and thighs are the focus of most of my body angst, and I always feel like if they were ok, it would be easier to let go of the eating disorder.


I have actually brought this up with my mom, asking her to pay for surgery on the grounds that I thought it would go a long way towards curing my bulimia. I know that the ed is about way more than my appearance, but I honestly feel that having more proportional thighs would relieve some of the intense pressure I feel to be thinner.


I would look closer to my “ideal” so it would be easier to give up the dieting obsession and focus on the emotional issues, b/c I wouldn’t feel so ugly and disgusting…maybe its crazy, but I really think liposuction would help. My mother did not buy this reasoning, though, and I’m sure most therapists would nix the idea, but I am pretty convinced.


I fantasize about getting liposuction all of the time, and am even planning to save up for it and go through with it as soon as I can after college when I am working in the “real world”. It might be a sign of my sickness, but I am not planning to do it, to stay stuck in my ed, I very much believe it will help me recover.


I was recently watching Kilroy and they were talking about cosmetic surgery.
So I was wondering, what are people’s thoughts on this subject and what does
Islam have to say about it. I am not talking about surgery for horrific
accidents or massive burns etc. I am talking about stuff like breast
enlargements, liposuction etc. Personally I think that surgery in this area
for any reason except a medical one is wrong, but I would like to hear other
people’s opinion. What do the Marja’s say about this and what does Islam in
general say about this.


Well I don’t think the Koran says much about it. But you can bet the Muslim “experts” will have lots to say:) personally i don’t know how the doctors can justify it on moral grounds. “If something inst broken don’t fix it” one of the few sensible sayings to come out of America. Unfortunately so did plastic surgery! I find it all rather sad. Except in extreme cases, people should accept their bodies the way God delivered them! Of course that’s easy for me to say.


Body Art is a movement away from the mainstream, and “cosmetic surgery” is a movement _toward_ the mainstream, aren’t you creating a contextual definition on the terms? i.e. to a middle class US citizen, breast implants or penis enlargement are “cosmetic surgery,” while tattoos are body art… but to others, elsewhere, breast implants, being strange and abnormal, are body art, and tattoos are “cosmetic surgery?” wouldn’t it be more logical to say that body art is a synonym for “cosmetic surgery,” both of them being physical operations for changing appearances– i.e. Surgery on a Cosmetic level?

Is cosmetic surgery the treatement for down’s syndrome?

Let me preface this with this is *not* a flame. I hope most people don’t think Down kids look alike or have all the same characteristics/physical features. In fact, Down people can have some of the classic characteristics (eye shape) and none of the others. Everything I have read (and seen) indicates these kids look more like their *families* then each other.


Alex looks so much like Pete sometimes, especially with his facial expressions, that can be spooky! He definitely has Dad’s smile, for which I am glad. And actually, he does not have hardly any of the classic characteristics of Down, so most people don’t even know when they meet him. (could be why it took two blood tests to confirm it!) He is adorable, loving, happy, and cute. It would take more than a casual observation to tell he has it, as he does not have the “usual” look of a Down child.


That said, I fully back anyone who would consider cosmetic surgery for their Down child. Why? Because in today’s world, we are doing everything we can to “mainstream” these and other children with learning or other disabilities. We are pushing them to be and achieve all they are capable of. A person’s perception of himself is partly based on how others perceive him. If cosmetic surgery helps others to accept a person in a less biased way, then I feel it is worth the doing. You want your child to be given every opportunity to succeed, & this may be a small price to pay for the chance.

The government does not cover your cosmetic surgery costs

The government does NOT cover cosmetic surgery. If somebody wants a nosejob, hair transplants, etc., it’s not covered by ANY insurance plan. OHIP *does not* cover cosmetic surgery. Call any doctor and they’ll tell you that. Cosmetic surgery is only covered when someone has gone through some sort of traumatic accident like severe burns, and skin grafts are necessary. Even then, your going to go through alot to justify this.


So please don’t give me this nonsense how “cosmetic surgery costs you money” in Canada. If it’s not you having it done, it costs you zilcho. So perhaps you had better be careful before making erroneous generalizations like that. If I’m wrong (which I’m sure I’m not since I’ve met several people who have had cosmetic surgery and NOT ONE has had coverage from the government or insurance plans) then please enlighten me.


If I’m right then there goes your argument. Los Angeles is probably the world capital for plastic surgery. Men are very definitely being targetted in the ads around town. I’m actually kinda concerned about these penile and testicular enlargements that are being advertized. I think it’s possible a man could have serious complications from the surgery, such as heavy bleeding and scarring that could lead to loss of function.


Does anyone happen to have some safety stats or general information on the procedures being used? Related to this, don’t forget all the money men spend on health clubs, home weight-lifting sets, and all the guys going over the border to buy anabolic steroids. Oh, yes, and buying Rogaine at $60 per bottle

Has Matt Perry had cosmetic surgery?

Has anyone noticed how Matt Perry suddenly became a lot better looking between seasons? I personally think he has had cosmetic surgery and has spent a lot of time in the gym. If you look back a few of seasons (especially the first season) he was this skinny, ugly looking guy and now he looks quite handsome. His popularity also seems to have increased since his appearance has changed.


Have you taken into account his pill addiction that he went into rehab for? He became a rather feeble character during this time, which, although a shame, actually helped develop the character of Chandler quite a lot, bringing out his insane qualities (see TOW The Ski Trip). Erm, yeah thanx, I’ve been here for a while – tend to sit at the back tho’ and not get in the way. From what I can gather I’m not a full member till I spot a glaring continuity error.


I suppose I could witter on for a while, it’s like when someone who obviously knows you chatters away to you, and all the time you’re thinking ‘who the hell are you’. So go on then, where on earth do you know me from? You may be confusing me with another BigAl. I know that the media present gorgeous people in all their ads. Sometimes I look at some of the guys and look in the mirror, and sigh. But I know I’m not them and they’re not me.


I could probably use a hairpiece and I’ve thought of dying my beard and mustache to get rid of the grey (I like my hair ‘salt-and-pepper”!), but I haven’t done either. If the therapy does the trick, she’ll understand that she does not need to have a perfect body to be sexy, or to be a worthwhile person. Of course of she’s married to someone who constantly put her down because her breasts are “too big” or “too small”, she should send him to the therapist or she should go to a lawyer. No one deserves that.

Coming face to face with cosmetic surgery

Elizabeth Haiken delivers much more than the subtitle of her book implies: not just a history of a medical specialty but an intelligent, perceptive, and very lively analysis of 20th-century American culture and values as reflected in the rise of cosmetic surgery. Self-improvement is an American obsession. Up through the 19th century, Americans defined it @only in terms of character development and “inner beauty.”


By the beginning of the 20th century, though, the rapid growth of the commercial beauty business had made the means of external self-improvement available to women everywhere. Looking one’s best was seen as part of America’s democratic tradition of self-improvement – or, as one contemporary writer put it, “of decent respect for oneself, of optimistic belief in one’s heritage of beauty and a desire to come into one’s own.” As Haiken makes clear, cosmetic surgery, which lies at the nexus of medicine and consumer culture, found an ideal time and place to thrive in modern America.


The first successful cosmetic surgery on record took place in the 16th century, when an Italian surgeon reconstructed a man’s nose, which had been severed in a brawl, using skin from the patient’s upper arm. But cosmetic surgery wouldn’t emerge as a medical specialty until World War I, when British, American, and French doctors worked together to develop techniques to repair the shattered faces of soldiers.


By the 1920s, cosmetic surgery had a hold on the imagination of the American public, thanks in large part to the efforts of journalists, who, then as now, were fascinated by its possibilities. In 1923, the famous Jewish comedian Fanny Brice submitted to a much-publicized nose bob in hopes that it would enable her to play a wider range of roles. “Hurrah for the intrepid Fanny,” The New York Times editorialized. (Writer Dorothy Parker, @also Jewish, saw it differently, commenting that Brice had “cut off her nose to spite her race.”)

Can plastic surgery be applied to everyone?

‘Can plastic cosmetic surgery just be applied to everyone or only to a certain group of people? What group? Why?’ In order to do a talk of good quality, in have to collect the opinions of all people with different motives in this business. Could you be so kind to respond with a clear statement, provided from some good arguments?


I thank you in anticipation! In order to gain as many opinions as possible, I need some good (internet) resources. I have already tried some newsgroups, but surgery is not available. I was wondering if you know some good resources.


If you’re interested in anything relating to cosmetic surgery, like breast enlargement and breast reduction, hair transplantation, liposuction, facelifts,laser surgery, and fat grafting to enlarge various bodily areas, Information about costs and other FAQ for each procedure are also given, but people seem to appreciate the pictures the best (especially the breast and the hair transplant pictures) because they can see in complete privacy and with confidentiality things that they are curious about but too embarassed to find out about in person.

As Haiken’s research reveals, popular psychology played a crucial role in the triumph of cosmetic surgery. Alfred Adler’s concept of the inferiority complex was much in vogue in the 1930s and ’40s. The cosmetic surgeon was thus seen as serving a psychological @function by helping patients overcome feelings of inferiority engendered by an unattractive appearance. The link between cosmetic surgery and psychology is stronger than ever today. Many patients seek surgery hoping it will improve what we have learned to call self-esteem