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Bollywood Star Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on August 7, 2010

Bollywood star Celina Jaitley has undergone cosmetic surgery to enhance her facial features in preparation for her new film, “Hello Darling” that will be released next month. According to the Mid Day gossip site, Celina was spotted with her new look at a promotional event for the movie.

In 2007, the actress denied that she had had any type of cosmetic surgery and was not even interested in pursuing Botox or other types of plastic surgery to improve her appearance. However, recent reports indicate that the actress has undergone some type of facial plastic surgery or cosmetic enhancements to maintain her youthful looks.

Demand for cosmetic surgery in Bollywood’s circles is still going strong, and many of the top Bollywood stars have undergone liposuction, rhinoplasty, or laser skin resurfacing procedures to achieve a more westernized look. Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has undergone liposuction and rhinoplasty, while actress Kareena Kapoor underwent surgery to achieve a sharper jaw line and have her teeth aligned. Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant has had silicone implants.

Plastic surgery is still frowned upon in some parts of India and the Middle East, but many Bollywood stars still go under the knife and are not afraid to share what procedures they have had with the public. According to RadioSargam.com, eight out of ten Bollywood celebrities have had some form of plastic surgery, and many Bollywood fans still question whether the beauty is natural or artificial.

Plastic surgeon Vijay Sharma claims that 80% of Bollywood actors and actresses achieve and maintain their looks by getting some type of cosmetic or plastic surgery. Popular procedures include breast enlargement, rhinoplasty and liposuction. Many celebrities do get cosmetic and plastic surgery after they have had children so that they can get back into their pre-pregnancy shape and secure a new role.

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Demand for “Drive-Thru” Cosmetic Procedures Remains Strong

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on July 2, 2010

In spite of tighter personal budgets and busy schedules, many men and women are still heading to the cosmetic surgeon’s office for a nip and tuck – as long as it’s done over the lunch hour. According to a recent story by The 33 TV channel in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, demand for “drive-thru” cosmetic procedures is still strong.

Dallas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bill Johnson states, “This is the new wave…patients want downtime like they want cellulite. They’re not interested in an unnecessary hospital bill. The ability to do it (cosmetic procedures) in the office makes it much less expensive because we don’t have to have a surgery center charge. You don’t have the extra expenses when they’re safe to do in the office.”

Some of today’s most popular “drive-thru” procedures include non-invasive liposuction that can be performed in under an hour, cellulite treatments that help reduce the appearance of unsightly bulges, and skin tightening procedures that help shape and contour the skin tissues. Procedures that can be performed under local anesthesia allow the patient to return to regular activities within hours of their procedure, and in some cases, they can undertake exercise or other physical activities within a few days.

Other options for “drive thru” procedures include facial skin tightening treatments, nonsurgical facelifts, and skin rejuvenation procedures that help to ward off the signs of aging. Microdermabrasion and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy are just two skin rejuvenation procedures that can help to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, and also improve the texture and tone of the skin – and all within an hour. In many cases, the side effects are mild redness and swelling which subside within a few hours.

Patients considering a quick fix procedure still need to undergo a formal consultation with a qualified physician before booking an appointment.

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Cost of Plastic Surgery in the UK Declined in 2009

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on February 15, 2010

While plastic and cosmetic surgeons in the United States experienced a steady decrease in demand for previously-popular procedures, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons is reporting a steady increase in demand for procedures including facelifts, liposuction and breast implants simply because procedures had become more affordable. The BAAPS reports that the UK experienced a 5% increase in demand from 2007 to 2008, and a 9% increase from 2008 to 2009.

Overall, the plastic surgery industry in the UK increased approximately 8.7% over the previous year, and much of the growth has been attributed to the introduction of new technologies and more affordable treatment options for patients on any budget. Patients are ready to shop around for procedures and compare quotes offered by various clinics. Clinics in the UK typically charge a fee for the initial consultation and follow up care sessions, so patients have to make several decisions before even approaching a plastic or cosmetic surgery center for procedure options.

The most significant price drops in procedures included facelift surgery and breast enlargements. Average prices vary significantly by location of the clinic, the doctor’s experience, fees for anesthesia and the type of repairs or follow up treatments needed to achieve desired results.

Cosmetic Surgery Guru reports that some clinics include the initial consultation and a lifetime of follow up care appointments in their quotes, while others charge on a per-visit basis. Still, overall costs of procedures, consultations and follow up visits declined in 2009, prompting many patients to go ahead with their procedure of choice.

Another emerging trend is the steady increase for cosmetic procedures by men. More men in the U.K. have been heading to the plastic surgeon’s office to rejuvenate their appearance, eliminate lines and wrinkles and achieve a more youthful look with dermal fillers such as Botox.

(Source: PR-Canada.net)

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Texas Company Offers At-Home Cosmetic Procedures

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on January 7, 2010

If you haven’t been able to make it to your nearest cosmetic surgeon’s office for a wrinkle treatment lately, you may be able to get your treatment at home. One of the leading cosmetic companies in Dallas, Texas has created a CosmeticCAReConcierge program that provides local residents with minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the comfort and privacy of their home or office.

Patients can now schedule their collagen injection treatment, lip augmentation procedures and other minimally invasive cosmetic enhancements without having to take a trip to the doctor’s office.

According to Blake Andrews, Founder and CEO of CosmeticCAReConcierge, “We saw more and more people who just didn’t have the time to go to a doctor’s office for their cosmetic surgery needs.”

Clients have the option to travel to the office if they wish, and meet with a qualified team of professionals to set up their consultation.

The CosmeticCAReConcierge program is supported by over 45 years of combined professional home care and non-invasive cosmetic experience, and only licensed professionals are assigned to perform each treatment. Clients can choose from the latest innovative dermal filler treatments including Perlane, Dysport, Restylane and Botox, as well as skincare products such as the Obagi skincare line that leaves the skin looking healthier and more youthful looking.

The CosmeticCAReConcierge website reports that many treatments start at $150 after a manufacturer’s rebate, and the company has partnered with the best in the industry of medical cosmetics to provide the latest cosmetic treatments for its patients. Consultations with a Cosmetic Specialist are free, and the treatment plan includes post-procedure maintenance.

The company is one of just a handful of cosmetic and aesthetic surgery centers around the Dallas and Fort Worth areas to offer the Dysport treatment package, an affordable alternative to Botox. The price of Dysport is just $5 per unit, and must be administered by a licensed professional.

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Doctors Say More Politicians Turning to Plastic Surgery

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on December 25, 2009

While plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic enhancements are generally expected for celebrities and those in the media spotlight, some doctors are finding that more politicians are saying “yes” to going under the knife.

According to Dr. Ayman Hakki of the Luxxery Cosmetic Medical Boutique in Waldorf, Maryland, it’s interesting to note that a number of politicians have already had some type of cosmetic enhancement in order to preserve their youthful looks.

Dr. Hakki points out that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has had Botox injections in her forehead, Vice President Joe Biden has had hair transplants, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a partial facelift, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has had both a neck lift and a face lift. (Source:  ThePlasticSurgeryChannel.com)

Experts say that election time is “peak season” for many plastic surgery procedures, but there is still a lot of stigma around the idea that certain politicians may come across as vain instead of coming across as friendly, youthful and healthy.  In these cases, politicians do their best to hide it.

According to board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cap Lesesne, “patients who were politicians and who had cosmetic procedures every six months instead of all at once [would] avoid arousing any suspicion.” (Source: ABoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.com) Still, others believe that it would be better for politicians to just admit that they are having plastic surgery.

Cosmetic procedures continue to be an attractive option for individuals that want to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance, combat the signs of aging or improve their silhouette after weight loss. Some of today’s most in-demand procedures include breast augmentation, facelift surgery, rhinoplasty (nose job surgery) and liposuction. Minimally invasive procedures that continue to be on the top list of coveted procedures in the United States include Botox injections, injectable fillers, laser skin resurfacing and cellulite treatments.

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Botox and Teeth Whitening Top the List for Brides to Be

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on December 19, 2009

Many brides to be make their way to the cosmetic surgery clinic or plastic surgery center to prepare for their Big Day, and analysts are saying that the most in-demand procedures for the wedding party includes procedures such as Botox, teeth whitening and non-invasive facial treatments.

A recent survey conducted in the United Kingdom reveals that more than 50% of Britain’s brides-to-be and about 39 percent of grooms are considering cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures as they prepare for their wedding.

According to Christiana Clogg, Co-Founder of goodsurgeonguide.co.uk, “A wedding is the single most important day in plenty of men and women’s lives and a large number want everything to be perfect, including their appearance.” The results of the survey showed that 11 percent of women and 9 percent of men already had some work done prior to their wedding, and the majority of the brides and grooms-to-be simply wanted to feel better about themselves and look good in pictures. (Source: MoneyControl.com)

The most coveted procedures for those who were ready to get married include Botox, teeth whitening, liposuction, breast augmentation and injectable fillers for the bride, and veneers, Botox, hair transplants, liposuction and chest reduction for the groom.

Members of the wedding party are also good candidates for cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatments. Many non-invasive procedures can be undertaken about three to four weeks prior to the wedding day to enhance the silhouette or improve the skin tone. Procedures such as VelaShape can help to reduce inches around the waist and thighs and create a more attractive silhouette. Treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels or even laser skin resurfacing procedures can help to smooth out lines and wrinkles and freshen up the skin tone.

More information about the latest cosmetic surgery procedures can be found here.

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Teenage Cosmetic Surgery on the Rise

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on December 2, 2009

Millions of men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 continue to head to the plastic surgeon’s office to fix their flaws and achieve their ideal figure.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of people who are choosing to go under the knife has tripled since 1992 – and the numbers continue to increase steadily year after year. However, the baby boomer generation and Generation Y aren’t the only ones interested in the latest tummy tuck procedure, liposuction or breast implants. More teens are setting their sights on cosmetic surgery, and plastic surgeons are noticing that many are turning to breast augmentation and liposuction in order to achieve their ‘ideal.’

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the average age of patients interested in cosmetic or plastic surgery has dropped from 34 to 17 years. Nearly a quarter of a million cosmetic procedures were performed on patients under the age of 19 in 2007 alone, and many of the most coveted procedures included rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tucks.

Experts speculate that the increase in demand for certain procedures is largely a result of an image-obsessed society, pointing to the media and celebrities.  Others say that this desire to change one’s appearance is simply rooted in low self-esteem. For teenagers, cosmetic surgery seems to be the ultimate fix that may help them gain more self-confidence and feel better about their looks.

Surgeons say that all teens still need to undergo a full consultation with a specialist to make sure they are in a good state of physical and mental health before they go under the knife. In some cases, the teen simply isn’t mature enough to handle the potential side effects and risks associated with the surgery, and may not have realistic goals about the outcome.

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Medical Tourism Company Reports 300% Increase in Holiday Season Bookings

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on November 16, 2009

Christmas stockingsAs the economy continues to improve at a steady rate, medical tourism companies are noticing a gradual increase in demand for overseas cosmetic surgery. Economists are pointing out that the recession economy will change course soon, and this is encouraging more bookings of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.

According to Cosmetic Harmony, one of the world’s most recognized medical tourism companies, the holiday season and an improved economic outlook have triggered a “huge surge” in demand for procedures.

Cosmetic Harmony saw a 300% increase in reservations since last holiday season, pointing out that more people who held back during the credit crunch are now in a good position to pay for a relatively pricey vacation and get the cosmetic surgery they want.

Cosmetic Harmony is a medical tourism company based in Bogota, Colombia that offers cheap cosmetic surgery packages with procedures performed in a world-class facility. Anthony Giudice, Vice-President of Sales of Cosmetic Harmony indicates that “not only is our company experiencing a boom in the market, but Colombia as a country is also growing. The market is showing positive signs and there will be a progress in all the activities in Colombia. We are very proud of our surgeons who are ready to work hard this holiday season. It is due to their quality work that satisfies our patients and we are experiencing this surge in business.” (Source: Cosmetic Harmony Press Release)

Medical tourism experienced a significant boom in the early 2000s as surgeons and companies overseas offered attractively priced packages and treatment options for patients on every budget. Tummy tucks, breast augmentation procedures, body contouring and non-invasive procedures typically cost between 25% to 70% off the average price of procedures in the United States and the United Kingdom, and destinations including Argentina, Colombia, Bangkok and Thailand all offer significantly reduced pricing on several highly sought-after procedures.

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Experts Say Branded Procedures Don’t Always Deliver Advertised Results

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on July 24, 2009

lifestyleliftSmart-Lipo, Thread-Tox and the Lunchtime Lift are just a handful of branded procedures that are heavily promoted on television, in magazines and on the radio. These procedures are often marketed to baby boomers and young mothers who are considering plastic or cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance, and appear to be effective procedures backed by clinical studies. Still, experts say that consumers need to exercise caution when considering these procedures, even when the procedure or treatment is boasts a registered trademark or its own logo.

According to a recent article in MedicalNewsToday.com, brand name procedures may not really provide a legitimate solution for long-term results, and may just be a clever marketing ploy for the vulnerable consumer. Dr. Al Aly, a plastic surgeon in Iowa, points out that “These named procedures are used by the marketing entity to popularize the technique so that patients ask for it whether it fits their situation or not. This is a problem that can be very dangerous.” (Source: MedicalNewsToday.com)

So how does a consumer find out if the procedure really does hold up to its name, or if it’s just a scam? Doing some online research about the procedure is the first step to finding out what the history of the technique and surgery is, and how long it has been available in the United States. The next step is to visit the website of the company behind the procedure and review any clinical studies or reports that back up the procedure’s claims. When it’s time to meet the doctor for a consultation, the consumer will be well-armed with knowledge and facts, and can then ask questions about the safety and efficacy of the procedure.

Plastic and cosmetic surgeons are required to disclose all risk factors involved with various procedures, but it is ultimately up to the patient to learn about the treatment and determine if the procedure is the right fit for them.

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Report Shows 30 Percent Increase in Demand for Nipple Surgery

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on July 10, 2009

Inverted nipples are a common problem for many women, but only a few can afford to pay the high price of nipple correction surgery. Still, a recent report revealed by the Harley Medical Group of London that many women have been turning to nipple elevation surgery in the past 12 months. The Harley Medical Group points to a 30 percent increase in demand for nipple surgery in England, and experts suggest that celebrities such as Victoria Beckham are fueling the trend.

The sale of prosthetic nipples has increased steadily for the past year in the UK, and is still a popular procedure in the United States, although much less in the light of the recent economic downturn. Designer nipples could be the ‘next big thing’ according to Dr. Riccardo Frati, a cosmetic surgeon for the Harley Medical Group. Dr. Frati points out that until now, most women didn’t realize that they could change the shape and size of their nipples. Women would be willing to go under the knife to change the size of their breasts, but would not necessarily want work done on their nipples. With fashion trends leaning towards sheer t-shirts, blouses and tight-fitting dresses that may expose the shape of the nipple, more women may be interested in a mini-makeover of their chest so that they can sport the latest styles.

The cost of inverted nipple surgery, also known as nipple inversion or nipple reduction, typically depends on the complexity of the surgery and doctors fees. Many women get this type of surgery when they are getting breast implants so that they can achieve a complete transformation with just one visit to the doctor’s office. Others will need to undergo a separate surgery to achieve their desired results. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, but may require more sedation in some cases.

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