Huge Request for Silcone Breast Implants

December 29th, 2007

When silicone breast implants won federal approval in November, manufacturers told plastic surgeons to expect a 10% to 15% increase in demand the first year. But it’s been more like 50%. “We’re seeing way more silicone” than saline implants chosen by women seeking breast augmentation, one plastic surgeon said.

Already, breast augmentation is the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure (liposuction is first). In 2005, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 364,610 women got breast implants, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The number was up 9% from 2004. [tags] breast implants, San Diego plastic surgery, San Diego cosmetic surgery, saline implants, San Diego silcone implants, silcone breast implants San Diego, San Diego breast augmentation, San Diego liposuction [/tags] San Diego liposuction

Plastic Surgeons making Big Bucks

December 29th, 2007

Plastic surgery, once perceived as the frivolous domain of society matrons and Hollywood divas, has become serious business. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Arlington Heights, Americans spent more than $9.4 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2005, up $1 billion from 2004.[tags]plastic surgery, plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgery, San Diego plastic surgery, San Diego cosmetic surgery[/tags] San Diego Lasik

Supermodel Has More Plastic Surgery?

December 13th, 2007

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has gone under the knife once more, according to published reports.
The reality TV regular who is 52, has made no effort to hide her love of plastic surgery and has undergone numerous operations, including a facelift and a boob job, to preserve her youthful looks.

According to Us Weekly, Dickinson underwent a tummy tuck and a “mini neck lift” on Monday at celebrity surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan’s Beverly Hills treatment center in California.[tags] plastic surgery, neck lift, tummy tuck, facelift, boob job[/tags] San Diego cosmetic surgery

Botox … A Cure Depression???

January 19th, 2007

Can Botox Cure Depression?

There may be more than just cosmetic benefits to using the drug best-known for smoothing wrinkles.

A new study has found that Botox may cure severe depression, and other studies have found the toxin can be used to fight Parkinson’s disease, control bladder problems, and treat prostate cancer.

According to a paper published last week in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, a small pilot study conducted by Dr. Eric Finzi found nine of 10 depressed patients recovered from their depressive symptoms after getting Botox injections between the eyebrows – nearly twice the success rate of anti-depressants. Finzi has since expanded his study to 15 patients.

‘The 14 of 15 actually went from being depressed to no longer being depressed,’ said Finzi, a medical director and president of Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center in Chevy Chase, Md., and Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Associates in Greenbelt, Md.

Finzi said he was testing the theory that Botox makes you stop scowling, which directly relieves your depression as feedback from facial muscles regulates the brain. ” [tags] Botox, cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, Botox injections [/tags] San Diego cosmetic surgery

One Surgery Isn’t Enough for the Overweight

November 19th, 2006

Many times after people have major weight loss surgery for obesity, they have to follow up with another surgery to get rid of the excess skin that hangs from underarms, belly, and thighs.                        San Diego plastic surgery

Hillary Clinton had “millions of dollars” of plastic surgery

October 27th, 2006

Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson said Clinton has had no plastic surgery or similar appearance-enhancing work done. The odd discussion about her appearance came after her opponent, Republican John Spencer, suggested to the New York Daily News that Clinton had undergone “millions of dollars” in plastic surgery, and pointed out she used to be much less attractive.  “You ever see a picture of her back then? Whew,” said Spencer. “I don’t know why Bill married her.”   San Diego cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic Surgery – One in Five want it!

September 20th, 2006

NEW YORK: While only 6 per cent of the adult population in the U.S. had done any form of cosmetic surgery, almost 20 per cent of the population hope to do it at some point in the future, according to the 2006 consumer perception survey of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Visit San Diego cosmetic surgery doctors.

Plastic Surgery up for Minorities

August 17th, 2006

Surge in plastic surgery among minorities

By Monica Haynes, PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

“I still look better today than I looked four years ago before the surgery,” she said. Piombino, who is Hispanic, is part of a growing trend of ethnic patients undergoing cosmetic surgery.

“About 20 percent of our practice involves various different ethnicities, Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians and other minorities,” said McCafferty, a board member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, based in New York City. “I think it just mirrors what’s going on in the rest of the country.”

Nearly 11.5 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were done last year, 20 percent of which were conducted on racial and ethnic minorities, according to the ASAPS.

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ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER blasted newspaper reports he underwent cosmetic surgery

August 1st, 2006

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has blasted newspaper reports he underwent cosmetic surgery – but jokes it wouldn’t be a bad idea. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA creator, 58, recently underwent surgery to repair a damaged tear duct in his eye but the operation was misconstrued by the media. He explains, “I know some people have suggested it was a cosmetic operation, but trust me it wasn’t. “In retrospect maybe I should have had more done while I was under the knife! But, as you can see, I didn’t.”

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San Diego Plastic Surgery Questions to Ask!

July 20th, 2006

Cosmetic questions for you and your doctor

San Antonio Express-NewsQuestions to ask yourself before having surgical or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures:
• What procedure(s) are you interested in having done, and how long have you wanted to do this?
• Why and why now? To look refreshed and more youthful, improve or change problem areas or be more confident in your appearance?
• Are you doing this for yourself or to please someone or change someone?
• Do you expect the cosmetic procedure(s) to change your life or make you happier?
• Are you doing this to look like a favorite celebrity?
• Do you have realistic goals and expectations about results and what the procedure(s) can and can’t do?
• Do you understand there are medical risks, pain and limitations involved in the procedure(s)?
• Have you considered there may be downtime and limits on physical activity after the procedure?
• Have you carefully weighed the costs? (Cosmetic procedures are not covered by health insurance.)

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