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Archive for February, 2012

A cheap alternative to cosmetic surgery: hats?

Philip Treacy, a high profile hat designer who creates head-wear for the rich, famous and royal, maintains that a top notch chapeau can work miracles in highlighting and rejuvenating the face. He calls them a “cheaper form of cosmetic surgery,” owing to their apparent ability to transform facial proportions. “When you meet someone, you meet […]

Facial aging: It doesn’t end with skin

The onset of old age has long been associated with wrinkles, fine lines and loose skin developing across much of the body, and particularly with crinkles and looseness of the face. Those who prefer to maintain a youthful, energetic appearance always have options: preventing lines and wrinkles with daily moisturizers, renewing and rejuvenating skin with […]

Selphyl, coined the Vampire Facelift, storms the market

A new procedure is gaining popularity among cosmetic surgeons across the United States. Selphyl treatments, which do not involve surgery and can be easily administered in-office in a matter of minutes, may be an effective way to restore a youthful glow to patients who are interested in a fuller, smoother face. The treatment has acquired […]

Facial aging: It doesn’t end with skin

The onset of old age has long been associated with wrinkles, fine lines and loose skin developing across much of the body, and particularly with crinkles and looseness of the face. Those who prefer to maintain a youthful, energetic appearance always have options: preventing lines and wrinkles with daily moisturizers, renewing and rejuvenating skin with […]

Whatever happened to Silicone?

Although silicone injections are illegal in the US, many women still receive them—knowingly or unknowingly—in the pursuit of lasting results.Ask your friends—see if they believe that silicone injections can be used to augment the lips, buttocks, face, etc. Although it’s not approved by the FDA, liquid silicone is often used off-label or on the black […]

Preserve your youth with preventative measures

Many people think of cosmetic surgery as a collection of corrective procedures, something you do to fix a problem or curb an unwanted effect of aging. While plastic surgery certainly covers some corrective work, the surprising truth is that the majority of anti-aging procedures are actually best performed as a sort of preventative measure. Embracing […]

UK company seeks to combat fat with cream

A new cosmetic cream introduced by Rodial, a skincare product development company based out of the United Kingdom, aims to tighten and shape excess fatty deposits beneath the biceps. The company already distributes “bum lift” and “tummy tuck” creams which claim to slim and smooth the unsightly cellulite and excess skin that often accumulate with […]

Saving your face: avoiding stress, junk food and… smartphones?

Lines, creases, wrinkles and folds are telltale signs of aging, and removing, reshaping and reducing them is the objective of a variety of cosmetic procedures. From non-invasive treatments like Botox, chemical peels and photorejuvenation to surgical procedures like rhinoplasty and rhytidectomy, plastic surgeons are armed to teeth in the battle against the inevitable. While you […]

Hugo Chavez opposes breast augmentation on state television

Hugo Chavez recently opposed the breast augmentation trend that’s sweeping through Venezuela, labeling it a “monstrous thing” during a public address on state television. While some rally to his cause and condemn plastic surgery as shallow, excessive and flippant, the fact remains that freedom with one’s own body is a fundamental right. Cosmetic surgery isn’t […]

8 Veggies & Fruits/Day Lowers Heart Disease Risk by 22%!

A new study has been published that refutes the old rule of eating 5 fruits and vegetables per day. The new rules? Eat 8! A study of over 300,000 European men and women showed that those who ate at least 8 fruits and vegetables per day had a 22% lower risk of dying from heart […]