Mention the word “facelift,” and most people—men and women alike—will know what the procedure entails. Some may even know the technical term for this procedure, which is rhytidectomy. However, utter the words “body lift,” and people will likely respond with a quizzical look on their faces.
Body lift surgery bears a few similarities with facelift as both share the same purpose: to improve the appearance of the patient. However, whereas a facelift primarily targets signs of aging like wrinkles and lines, a body lift procedure primarily focuses on excess fat and sagging skin after weight loss, either through bariatric surgery or natural means like a good amount of diet and exercise. A body lift surgery is typically performed in three stages under general anesthesia. Continue Reading
The decision to go under the knife to improve one’s appearance is a commendable thing, as it is not easy to undergo surgery to achieve the look one aspires to get. Even more, the recovery period is not exactly free from discomforts, such as movement limitations and pain on the surgical site.
Thankfully, people do not have to suffer that much while undergoing plastic surgery. There are even several things that they can do to prepare themselves before and after the procedure so as to minimize the risks of serious complications. Continue Reading
Gynecomastia is a benign abnormal growth of breast tissue among men. The condition often occurs during puberty and in men 50 years of age or older. In many cases, men who suffer from the condition look as if they really do have breasts like that of a woman.
More often than not, gynecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance in which the body overproduces estrogen. The condition can also be triggered by abusing substances like marijuana, alcohol, heroin, and amphetamines.
Gynecomastia can occur in one breast or both breasts. Although it is not a life-threatening condition, it often causes embarrassment for the sufferer and can lead to low self-esteem, especially among adolescent boys and young men. Continue Reading
Fans of the HBO dramedy series Entourage may remember Jeremy Piven’s character Ari Gold commenting about Shauna’s (Debi Mazar) figure: “Nice of you to drop the baby weight. What do you have, like nine kids now?” While it may be possible that she underwent a “mommy makeover”, there’s really no denying that a number of women actually have dreams of getting their pre-baby body back.
If you or one of your female friends who recently gave birth are interested in undergoing a mommy makeover, there are many things to consider – especially during the post-op period: Continue Reading
A facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin on the face with the end goal of tightening the facial tissues and giving one’s face more youthful contours. It goes without saying, then, that this operation is commonly done to deal with obvious signs of aging, specifically facial wrinkles and sagging skin. Some patients who have excess, saggy facial skin as a result of dieting and exercise can also undergo this procedure. Facelifts are one of the more known cosmetic surgery operations alongside liposuction and tummy tuck.
Getting cosmetic surgery can be a life-changing event, and the result is something you may have to live with for the rest of your life. Before committing to one, therefore, you have to carefully think through all the factors and details involved. Here are some of the most important things you should be concerned about before deciding on a plastic surgery.
Liposuction, or lipoplasty as it is known among medical experts, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, with an average of 500,000 liposuction procedures being conducted in the US every year. Considering that liposuction in the US can be expensive, one can only wonder how many people undertake this procedure in other countries where surgery is more affordable, like in Mexico.