Turkey Day is right around the corner. Normally, we plan to revamp our bodies after this day of overindulgence. Now, we would like to suggest some things to do before the big day - just to make those green-eyed relatives even more jealous.
Amanda Seyfried, star of Mean Girls and Mamma Mia, as well as other movies you’ve never seen like Red Riding Hood, Letters to Juliet, and Chloe, is already contemplating plastic surgery at a young age. “I’ve considered a lot of things – like I want to have a nose job and fix my skin.”
A few months back I reviewed several plastic surgery iPhone apps, but now there’s a new addition to the app game: Venus Injectables. Think of it as your all in one filler app, doing everything short of supplying you with Botox.
Feel like you need a better body before putting on a bathing suit again? Perhaps you can take care of that AT the beach. That’s a service plastic surgeons in Hawaii are aiming to provide anyway.
Destination plastic surgery is hardly a new concept. As previously reported, places like Taiwan and South Korea have also marketed themselves to attract tourists looking for a little nip/tuck with their R&R.
But Hawaii may have a leg up on these places...
How do different genders and nationalities respond to the visual stimuli of an attractive woman? That’s what a French study aimed to find out when they tracked the eye movement of 210 men and women from 7 countries.
“Participants viewed the stimuli [picture on the right] for 20 seconds each and no other directions were provided,” says the company who did testing in the USA.
Check out this video that shows what men focused on...
If your wife or girlfriend is considering getting breast implants, you most likely have a lot of concerns and questions. You may wonder who she’s really doing this for, how her breasts will feel, when you will be able to touch them, how will her recovery be and what you can do to help her through the process.
To help your lady through her breast augmentation, below are some tips we think you will find useful:
The military spent $363,000,000 of taxpayer money on weight loss surgery for troops and dependents from 2001-2010, Seattle's KIRO 7 Eyewitness News recently reported. It's said to include “post-surgery tummy tucks, offered to about a third of the patients.” The piece comes off a bit incendiary, but fails to point out one key fact.
Military discounts aren't just for the movies and museum. Servicemen and women can also get a special rate on the body of their dreams.
“Many [plastic surgeons] offer a discount to help those who serve our country in the military,” said Dr. Robert Grenley.
Sometimes we come across questions on RealSelf that elicit a double-take. Example: "16 With Saggy Breasts...I am planning on getting a lift..."
Breast reductions are not uncommon for developed teenagers, but solely a lift is stereotypically associated with post-nursing moms and women entering their "golden years." But the asker said her “saggy breasts” -- the result of weight fluctations -- have left her self conscious and wanting to take action. She doesn't ask about a reduction. In fact, she wants implants, so long as they're not too large.
Nothing says relaxing and rejuvenating girl's weekend like a medi-spa, right? Facials, massages, nails, maybe a little Botox or filler, then -- BANG -- off to the shooting range!...?
You read that right -- In Your Face brings us the tale of a Texas ranch offering a "Botox and Bullets Get Away" for you and 3-7 of your closest gal pals.
Did you catch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this week? Adrienne’s husband, Dr. Paul Nassif, invited his wife’s friends over to his plastic surgery office for what he called “Paul’s Night of Beauty”. Personally, I’m not sure whether I would be grateful or insulted by the gesture, but most of the housewives accept the invitation. Besides, who has time to just socialize or beautify anymore? Smart housewives know how to multitask.
The press just can't leave 17-year-old Courtney Stodden alone. After her whirlwind romance and eventual wedding to 51-year-old The Green Mile actor, Doug Hutchison, the whispers of a nose job, breast implants, and the like soon became shouts. So, what's a girl to do (besides attempt to get a reality show)? Why, go on a talk show, of course, and receive an ultrasound on camera to prove once and for all that her breasts...well, that they are hers.
Looking for a more “natural” approach to removing wrinkles? After an extensive research period, the FDA has approved laViv, “a soft-tissue stimulator made specifically for each individual patient from her own skin”, reports Joan Kron for Allure magazine. This latest beauty advancement could be a welcomed solution for people who hate their wrinkles, but also don’t want to put collagen and other unnatural materials into their bodies.
Talk about being a fan of the Twilight movies. A growing trend in Japan has young girls everywhere paying good yen for a cosmetic procedure to make their teeth crooked a la "vampre fangs." This takes having a crooked smile to another level.
Where can you get a "quick fix filler" any time of the day? No, it's not NYC or LA (although, we venture to guess there might be a place, but we haven't heard). It's Moscow - as in Russia.
Most patients looking for an aesthetic change are seeking natural results, says a new survey from Suneva Medical.
Out of 160 U.S. dermatology, plastic surgery and aesthetic practices surveyed, "93.8 percent of practices find patients are gravitating towards treatments that will offer them a more natural look over a more 'done' appearance as featured by many reality stars and celebrities." (Health and Beauty Close-Up)
Sorry, folks! There's no "and she got the makeover of her dreams" ending here. The winner of the highly-publicized Trump casino "Nip and Tuck" Sweepstakes opted for cold hard cash.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 8,790 people will die from melanoma in 2011. That’s a shocking number considering that it’s 100% curable if detected early enough. Fortunately, the FDA recently pre-approved a new device that may help dermatologists identify this cancer in its initial stages.
It’s that time again. Another celeb regrets her overzealous cosmetic work in the pursuit of physical perfection. Today, it’s UK model Katie Price confessing her remorse.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Kyle Richards, recently tweeted a freaky-looking pic while she was receiving an “electric facial” (see right). This little known procedure using electric stimulation is gaining popularity amongst the celebrity set.
Doctors are prescribing this method for ladies who overuse or have been on neurotoxins such as Botox over long periods of time (so there may be big business here for all the Real Housewives...). They say the "overuse" of injections can cause your face to lose its fullness when freezing the muscles to not wrinkle, by eventually flattening the muscle fiber.
1 in 50 weight loss patients die within a month of surgery -- that's what one RealSelf member thought to be true when they approached our doctor community. Another member thought that weight loss patients typically die 10-15 years after surgery. With all the attention the media gives cases like this when they do occur, it's no suprise people will believe it to be commonplace.
Heidi Montag has been voted the "most changed" celeb after her massive amount of plastic surgery.
We ran a poll last week to find out who readers thing looks the least like their former pre-surgical self, and Montag came in first with Carrot Top and Donatella Versace close behind. Check out the other nominees here.
How much of difference does Invisalign make? Just check out the photos. Except that I'm going to shuffle around the photos to make it a bit more challenging for you. On the left hand side are the before photos, while the right hand side features the pictures of mouths after having Invisalign.
Can you match the original teeth to their straightened versions?
Whenever we write about kids undergoing cosmetic surgery, it generates a lot of discussion amongst adults. But how do kids feel about it? That’s exactly what journalist Linda Ellerbee sought to find out when she hosted the Nick News special “Minor Adjustments: Kids and Cosmetic Surgery.”
Would Breast Cancer Awareness prompt you to get Botox? One doctor seems to think so. So, he is having a "donate your wrinkles for charity" day.
California reconstructive and plastic surgeon, Dr. Jaime Schwartz created the "Rejuvenate for the Cure" event that is being held tomorrow at the Bright Health Physicians of PIH Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Center in Whittier, CA. It is the first event of it's kind that we have heard of that donates proceeds from cosmetic procedures such as Botox or Juvederm injections to a mammogram fund that benefits women who would not be able to afford the important screening.
Would you have surgery to fit a pointy, narrow shoe? Would you surgically create a heel to mimic a stiletto? One writer ponders the thought process of physically changing yourself to just be fashionable.
The latest celebrity to speak out over the subject of plastic surgery is surprisingly a man - Antonio Banderas. The actor shared his views while discussing his new role of, ironically, a plastic surgeon.
In Banderas' new film, The Skin I Live In, he plays a plastic surgeon who becomes a psychopathic killer to seek revenge of a crime close to home. His character also attempts to create a synthetic skin that does not burn, an alternative to skin grafting. His research is fueled from ANOTHER tragedy.
Dr. Grant Stevens is playing a neat game over on his Facebook page, asking readers to identify which side of his face was treated with Botox and which side was treated with Dysport. The game looked so fun, I wanted to make a comparable one using before and after photos. In the pictures below, each patient had the same area treated with either Botox or Dysport. Read up on what RealSelf doctors say are the minor differences between the two products, then write down your guesses before checking the correct answers at the bottom of this post.
1. Forehead Wrinkles
2. Crow's Feet
4. Scowl Lines
Were you savvy enough to spot the differences or maybe just a good guesser? Check the answers below and let us know how well you did in the comments section.
Answers (No Peeking!): Botox - 1b, 2a, 3b, 4b | Dysport - 1a, 2b, 3a, 4a
October is the month designated to “bring awareness” to breast cancer. But what does it make people aware of? Simply that it exists? A woman goes through so many different trials during the journey, and unless you’ve had intimate experience with the disease, many of us are oblivious to the worst of them.
I’ll admit that until a doctor passed along some info, I had never given thought to the fact that many women who opt for reconstruction have no nipples when the initial expander/implant procedure heals. How they regain that final feature happens afterward.
So far I’ve discovered 3 ways that women make up for the loss of nipples...