Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women, but very few are prepared for the effect pregnancy has on their bodies postpartum. Many new moms assume that they will automatically return to their pre baby shape immediately after giving birth. On the contrary, pregnancy can have an immense impact on several areas of a woman’s body.
South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery during COVID-19
The world pandemic has not changed people’s desire to have cosmetic surgery. In fact, many may feel this is an opportune moment to have a surgical procedure as they can work from home during their recovery. There are however special precautions and risks specific to this moment that must be addressed before moving forward.
Right around this time of year, advertisements for medical tourism start to pop up. Medical tourism is the practice of traveling to an international destination to have medical treatment. Medical tourism is touted as a way for patients to combine a vacation with the treatment of their choice, while paying much less for surgery than what they would at home. Continue reading Why You Should Beware of Medical Tourism
Scarring is a widespread concern among plastic surgery patients. The general rule of thumb is that the quicker and easier a surgical wound heals, the less noticeable scarring will be. A clean and protected surgical wound will likely heal on its own with little scarring. However, there are a few factors that can negatively affect the wound healing process and ensuing scarring. Here, the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery team explains these factors and offers some tips to work around these threats. Continue reading Factors that Can Affect Scarring after Surgery
As you grow, you will likely notice changes in your breasts, including sagging or loss of shape. Fortunately, it’s never too early or too late to maintain or restore the perky, youthful look to your breasts. Here are a few tips on how to keep your breasts looking young at any age.
A balanced diet is essential to keeping skin smooth, including the skin on your breasts. Foods high in fat and sugar can dry the skin or cause breakouts. Processed foods, such as chips and French fries, can make your skin oily, clog pores, and age the skin. Following a proper diet includes taking in lots of fluids, as hydrating can help your skin stay bright and fresh. Make sure to drink six to eight glasses of water a day to prevent the skin on your breasts from looking dry, flaky or wrinkly.
Maintain Your Weight
It’s inevitable that women will fluctuate in weight for a variety of reasons, including pregnancies and menstrual cycles. But an extreme change in weight can affect your skin’s elasticity and cause your breasts to sag. Try to maintain a weight that works for you, and avoid extreme diets that will cause you to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time.
Just like your facial skin, the skin on your breasts can also get sun damage. Too much time out in the sun without sunscreen can lead to wrinkles and premature aging of the skin. Ultraviolet light breaks down the collagen and elastin that keeps your breasts firm, so it’s important to wear sunscreen while outdoors. Dermatologists recommend wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
Many women remember to moisturize their faces daily but forget to moisturize the rest of the body, including their breasts. Moisturizing once a day keeps your breast skin hydrated and provides the needed nutrients to keep skin firm and smooth.
Standing up straight can do wonders to your appearance, including your breasts. Slouching can cause breasts to sag and drop while sitting up straight can make them look perky. Need help standing up straight? Try standing in front of a mirror with your shoulders back, your head and chin up, your back straight, and your chest pushed outward and upward. The better your posture, the more confident you look and feel.
Wear the Right Bra
It’s hard to believe, but researchers have found that eight out of 10 women do not wear the correct bra size. Wearing the right bra size gives your breasts the proper support they need to stay perky and look great. Several department stores offer to measure women’s bra sizes to help them find the right bra size. When exercising, opt for sports bras that support your breasts and protect them from getting hurt during high-intensity activities, such as running.
Smoking cigarettes can add years to your appearance, including your breasts. Tobacco damages the skin collagen and elastin on your breasts, causing premature wrinkles and sagging. Smoking also reduces blood flow and oxygen to the skin, causing it to dry.
You can give your breasts a “natural” lift by strengthening the pectoral muscles underneath your breasts. Exercises like chest presses and bench presses tighten and firm the pectoral muscles and can give your breasts a natural lifting effect. Core exercises like Pilates also help by improving your posture.
Perk Up With a Breast Lift
A breast lift can help restore beauty and shape to your breasts after they begin to droop or sag. This procedure removes excess stretched skin, reshapes the breasts and lifts the nipples to a higher position. The result is perkier, fuller, more young-looking breasts.
Would you like extra help achieving livelier, youthful-looking breasts? South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery specializes in helping women achieve perkier, younger-looking breasts through a breast lift and other breast surgery procedures. To find out more about a breast lift or any other cosmetic surgery procedures we offer, please call (954) 565-7575.
Elderly Patients not a higher risk for Cosmetic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center released a study showing that cosmetic surgery patients over 65 are at no additional risk because of their age. The team at South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery found this study particularly interesting, as we encourage adults of all ages to pursue the cosmetic enhancement they desire and deserve.
What the Study Found
The Vanderbilt doctors looked at five years’ worth of data from more than 129,000 patients. More than 6,700 of the patients were elderly, with an average age of 69. The younger patients had an average age of 39. The patients underwent procedures including facelift, liposuction and abdominoplasty.
The team concluded that the rate of complications was similar amongst patients younger and older than 65.
“With increasing numbers of elderly patients seeking aesthetic surgery, there is a need to better understand the complications of cosmetic procedures unique to this population. Our study demonstrates that patients over 65 can safely undergo cosmetic procedures with a complications rate similar to younger patients when surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon,” said Dr. Max Yezhelyev, the author of the study.
Dr. Yezhelyev and his team worked with the CosmetAssure insurance company, which provided information on complications based on claims filed around the country.
The complication rate for elderly patients was 1.94 percent; for the younger group, it was 1.84 percent. Patients over the age of 80 showed a complications rate of 2.2 percent.
The rate of complications associated with abdominoplasty showed a slightly bigger difference; elderly patients had a complication rate of 5.4 percent, compared with 3.9 percent for younger patients.
Why People Over 65 Seek Cosmetic Enhancement
According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of people 55 and older seeking cosmetic procedures is rising. This is a generation that values looking and feeling their best, sources say. There is a big emphasis on staying fit, and cosmetic enhancement can help to complement an active lifestyle.
There are other reasons that people over 55 opt for cosmetic enhancement. Some are re-entering the dating scene after a divorce and need a boost of confidence. Others want to maintain a sense of youthfulness in a competitive job market, or celebrate retirement.
Contact Our Team
Whether you are 25, 45 or 75, if you desire cosmetic enhancement to look and feel your best, contact South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery. After learning more about your cosmetic goals and needs, our team can recommend a customized treatment plan. Call (954) 565-7575 today to book an appointment.
Although most individuals seeking cosmetic surgery do so to improve one or two aesthetic concerns that have been bothering them for a long time, there are some individuals out there who take cosmetic surgery to extreme lengths. The following are three weird cosmetic surgery trends that will blow your mind.
Cosmetic Surgery to Look Like a Celebrity
Some individuals take celebrity fandom to a whole new level. Take Texan resident Kitty Jay, for instance. She spent $25,000 on multiple plastic surgery procedures so she could look like Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence. There’s also Toby Sheldon, a 33-year-old songwriter who dropped over $100,000 for cosmetic surgery so he could look like singer Justin Bieber. These individuals really took their love of these superstars to new heights!
Cosmetic Surgery to Look Like a Doll
If undergoing plastic surgery to look like a celebrity does not seem all that weird to you, think about this: Some people undergo several cosmetic surgery procedures in order to look like dolls! Ukrainian resident Valeria Lukyanova has become an international sensation due to her desire to look like a Barbie doll. In fact, she has become known around the world as “Human Barbie.”
Although the only procedure Lukyanova has admitted to having is breast enhancement surgery, her eyes are excessively wide; her nose has a thinner profile than it did in early photos taken of her; and her waist is painfully thin. All these traits lead onlookers to believe she has undergone multiple cosmetic surgery procedures.
The result is that she looks like she is made of plastic. The author of a recent interview with Lukyanova reported in GQ magazine that “meeting Valeria Lukyanova is the closest you will come to an alien encounter.” Unfortunately, that doesn’t sound like a compliment.
Cosmetic Surgery to Fit Into Designer Shoes
One of the latest bizarre trends in cosmetic surgery is so-called “Cinderella surgery.” Some women are having plastic surgery on their feet, simply so they can fit into designer shoes more easily. Some female patients are requesting liposuction of the toes while others request toe shortening, toe augmentation (for lengthier toes) or even fat transfer to the balls of the feet for added cushion when wearing high-heeled shoes.
At South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we feel that each person is unique and beautiful, and that cosmetic surgery should be customized to the patient’s distinct look — not to the look of a movie star or doll.
Our team is here to help individuals achieve their surgical objectives, assuming that their aesthetic goals are safe for them, both physically and emotionally. We are committed to working with our patients to establish reasonable expectations for the outcome of cosmetic surgery. Our goal is to help patients look like an improved version of themselves.
To schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable plastic surgeons to learn more about your cosmetic surgery options, contact the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery by calling (954) 565-7575.
Valentine’s Day is nearly here. Are you struggling with what to get your valentine this year? If your loved one has expressed interest in cosmetic surgery, you are in luck. At South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we think that giving the gift of cosmetic surgery (or a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment) is a unique idea that your special someone will love.
Has your wife or girlfriend expressed the desire to improve the size, shape or sagging position of her breasts? If so, she might appreciate the chance to have breast augmentation or breast lift surgery.
Perhaps your loved one has overly enlarged, pendulous breasts that are causing her pain. In this case, she might appreciate breast reduction surgery to alleviate the emotional and physical discomfort that having excessively large breasts can cause.
In fact, many men also have enlarged breast tissue that causes them embarrassment or physical discomfort. If the man in your life has expressed the desire to improve the look of enlarged male breasts, gifting gynecomastia treatment (male breast reduction surgery) might be your ticket to a fantastic Valentine’s Day.
Aside from cosmetic breast surgery, we offer a wide range of body contouring treatments to help your loved one fine-tune pesky “problem areas.” From liposuction to remove stubborn deposits of fat from nearly any area of the body to body lift procedures (such as tummy tuck and arm lift) to eliminate excess skin and repair the underlying tissue structures, South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers the treatment option that is right for your loved one.
Almost everyone desires a more youthful appearance. If your valentine has expressed interest in undergoing facial rejuvenation surgery or perhaps a nonsurgical anti-aging cosmetic treatment, consider treating her or him to facelift, eyelid or brow lift surgery. We also offer a host of nonsurgical treatment options, from BOTOX Cosmetic to laser hair removal, that fits individuals’ various aesthetic needs.
An Additional Note
Undergoing cosmetic surgery or even a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment is a highly personal decision. Therefore, you should only give the gift of plastic surgery to a loved one who has explicitly expressed interest in it. Otherwise, you might spend this Valentine’s Day in the dog house.
If your valentine has expressed interest in undergoing a cosmetic surgery or a nonsurgical procedure of her or his choice, contact us for more information by calling the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery at (954) 565-7575.
It’s impossible to scroll through your social media feeds without encountering a “selfie” — i.e., a picture that someone takes of themselves and posts to garner reactions from followers. If you believe selfies are only a passing trend, it might surprise you to learn that they have some long-lasting influence.
“Social platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and the iPhone app Selfie.im, which are solely image-based, force patients to hold a microscope up to their own image and often look at it with a more self-critical eye than ever before,” said Dr. Edward Farrior, the president of AAFPRS.
When ABC News reported on this trend back in August, one New York plastic surgeon told reporters, “I’ve noticed over the last six months [that] patients actually bring a selfie to the examining room. They show me what bothers them and what they would like to fix.” Another New York City plastic surgeon added, “I personally would see two to three patients a day that have come in from selfies and social media.”
Most Requested Procedures
Rhinoplasty and Botox injections are among the most requested procedures to make selfies look more attractive. Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, improves an oversized or crooked nose, or addresses an unflattering feature of the nose such as an upturned tip or uneven nostrils. Botox treatment temporarily smoothes wrinkles and lines around the forehead and eyes.
Hand rejuvenation is popular among women that get engaged and want their hands to look beautiful in photos of their wedding rings.
The AAFPRS report contained another interesting and possibly related trend: plastic surgery patients are trending younger. More than half of the doctors AAFPRS surveyed said they saw an increase in patients under 30 requesting plastic surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment. Since social media and selfies are particularly popular with the younger crowd, this could be a contributing factor.
How Cosmetic Enhancement Can Help You
Selfies and social media aren’t the only reasons to pursue cosmetic surgery. People want to look great and feel great in real life — not just their virtual lives. If you feel self-conscious about your appearance, cosmetic enhancement can potentially have a tremendous effect on your self-esteem and overall quality of life. Think of the confidence you will project when you finally feel good about you appearance.
At the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we are happy to meet with anyone considering plastic surgery, and go over our wide selection of surgical and non-surgical options. After learning more about you and your unique cosmetic goals, we can recommend a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Please contact our office at (954) 565-7575 to schedule an appointment.