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Why getting your hair cut shouldn’t be a mundane experience

For many people, the opportunity to get their hair cut is not just about a quick trim – it is a step out of a busy day or week. It is a chance to relax, switch off and simply enjoy being pampered. Modern, unique hairdressers in Lichfield offer a hair cutting experience that is more than putting on the cape and taking a seat…

It starts from the moment you walk through the door…

In fact, you could take a step further back than that. A great hairdressing experience starts with the moment you make contact with the salon, whether that’s using the online booking facility that works without a hitch or the conversation you have with the receptionist.

pic 1It needs to be sleek and welcoming, professional and friendly. The service should be prompt and with a smile. Just as you would expect turning up at a high class hotel where you will be spending your hard earned money, you should be attended to immediately. Not left loitering by the door wondering when someone will come and ask you why you are there.

And don’t think that just because a salon is busy that is an excuse! Popular, trendy salons will be busy but this should not affect the quality of the service they offer.

The stylist

The front of house staff and their greeting should be spot on but your stylist should be too. They should be interested in you and what you want; they should listen to you but also make suggestions that may ring the changes for your cut and style.

However, if you do not like their suggestions say so, and do so without the fear of them having tantrum; many people like their hair cut ‘just so’ and are not open to having the latest trend.

The salon ambience

Salons can be busy places. With hairdressers, curling tongs, straighteners, hot water, chemicals and people the temperature can soon go up – and not just in terms of heat but just hoe the whole place feels.

Noise makes people shout; it can make everything seem so much more jerky and disconnected. People walking, slamming things, pushing things… none of this make for a pleasant, relaxing experience. And there is only one thing worse than a mundane hair cutting experience and that is one that feels pressured and zips along at a great rate of knots.

What can contribute to this is the décor too; what does that look like? Dated and peeling? Or fresh and looked after? Not all salons have to be cutting edge trendy, with clear Perspex coffee table and LED lighting – a clean, hygienic yet welcoming décor is just as important. This is essential a personal like and dislike – either you do or you don’t!

Staff team

You may speak to the receptionist and the stylist but what about the others? Do they all make contact at some point? Are they are all smart and friendly?

Some salons can come across to clients as being so busy that they feel rather lost in the whole scheme of things. The whole place should welcome you!

The extras

If you are to be in the salon for a few hours, you may find yourself gasping for a drink but some saloons will offer you one – but charge an extra £2.50 to your bill!

However, the mark of a good salon is when these extras are simply part of the service, form the brides and her party enjoy a glass of champagne as they are pampered and made ready for their big day, to the person enjoy a pamper session as a gift. Or to the busy lady who is having her haircut and enjoying a hot beverage as part of the session.

Looking at reviews of some of the top hair salons across the UK, it seems that customers appreciate many nuances to their visit;

  • A genuine, warm welcome and a smile all ranked highly when it came to trying a salon for the first time and for those customers who are regulars.
  • For those people opting for a new style they appreciated the gentle honesty with which the stylist and their team asked about their hair and their chosen new style
  • What was also important to many customers was the lack of criticism when things had clearly gone wrong with the previous cut and colour…
  • The range of magazines for people to read whilst they waited for their appointment or whilst their colour was being applied etc. The magazines need to be recent and appropriate titles for the salon.
  • Many people liked the idea of being able to pinpoint hairstyle from a variety of sources to show stylists, making use of online facilities in order to access ideas such as http://www.beautybloggers.org/top-summer-hair-styles-keep-trend-summer/
  • Customers also rated the hair washing experience highly, enjoying the head massage and it being unhurried and enjoyable
  • The feeling that the team knows that feeling good about their hair, is something that many people enjoy and should enjoy
  • And not feeling guilty or a nuisance when the customer asked for something to be changed…

Having your hair cut should be an all-round relaxing and enjoyable experience, not hurried.

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Lady Rebecca is a lover of fashion and beauty. She doesn't claim to be the most fashionable girl in the world and sometimes wears odd looking clothes. I wear my sunglasses at the slightest hint of sun and enjoy cocktails with friends!

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A Guide to Creating the Ultimate Beauty Regime

Every woman who wants to look her best should have some kind of beauty regime in place. So, we’ve scoured the internet and the beauty bibles to bring you five simple, but effective beauty techniques that you can implement right away.

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Get Your Beauty Sleep

One of the most important things you can do to beautify your body is to ensure you get plenty of sleep. Jennifer Lopez recently stated in a magazine that getting a good night’s sleep is like having an anti-ageing treatment. So, why spend your precious pounds on expensive anti-ageing creams when you can curl up in bed and get a good night’s sleep instead? The fact is, you could spend a fortune on such creams and lotions, but if you fail to get enough sleep, they simply won’t be as effective. Sleep is essential, not only to refresh our mind and bodies, but also to allow our skin to rejuvenate and repair. So, try and ensure that you get at least seven-eight hours per night. This will help to keep your skin at its bright and shining best.

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking plenty of water is important for lots of reasons. It flushes out the system and helps to detoxify our bodies. Too many toxins can make our skin look grey and tired, and can even lead to health issues if we don’t act to redress the balance. So, try and ensure that you’ve always got a bottle of water on you, and take swigs at regular intervals. Staying hydrated will help to keep your skin glowing and your hair looking lustrous.

Moisturise Twice a Day

If you choose just to do one thing as part of your beauty regime, make it moisturising. The skin loses moisture as we get older. But our skin also loses moisture just as we progress through the day. Our skin goes through a lot on a daily basis, including exposure to the elements and pollution, as well as just general fatigue. Moisturising first thing in the morning and last thing at night is a very effective way of replacing lost moisture.

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Always Remove Make-Up

Not removing make-up before you go to sleep at night, especially if it’s heavy foundation, can be quite harmful to your skin. Your skin needs to breathe, and if your pores are clogged with foundation, you may find that you’re more prone to breaking out in spots. If money is an issue, there are lots of websites that sell cheap cosmetics from many of the top-name brands.

Take Vitamin Supplements

Lots of women swear by supplements such as cod liver oil and evening primrose for helping to keep their skin glowing, hair soft, and their joints supple and strong. The ‘golden rule’ when it comes to beauty, is that if you feel good, you’ll look good. So, if supplements give you a boost in energy and you feel better in yourself, it’ll outwardly show.

See? The secret to beauty doesn’t lie in fakery or trickery, it’s simply about looking after yourself, in order to make the most of the body that nature gave you.

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6 Cool Tricks To Make Your Beauty Regime Easy

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There is no denying it; being a woman is hard. It is insane how long we women spend on our beauty regime. Don’t we have better things to do? Spending hours every morning trying to look like a Barbie doll is pointless. Instead, make your regime quick and easy, so that you can get on with the most important things in life. On a day to day basis, you don’t need to go all out and give yourself a makeover each morning. Rather than doing that use some simple tricks that will keep you looking stunning, without even trying. Here are six cool tricks to make your beauty regime easy.

1. Get Your Eyelashes Tinted

If there is one product that most women use every day, it has to be mascara. Applying mascara when you’re half asleep and can barely keep your eyes open is no fun. How many times have you had to cleanse your eyes and start again, because the lacquer has clumped? That’s right, about twice every morning. Instead of bothering with that hassle, give your eyelashes definition by getting them tinted. Having your lashes tinted will cost you about $8 and will last for a matter of weeks, so you don’t have to bother with mascara for a while.

2. Get Laser Hair Removal

Shaving is the bane of every woman’s life. Remembering to shave your legs each time you shower is a pain. If you happen to have light hair on your face or neck, you may also have to spend time on a weekly basis waxing or using hair removal products. Having laser hair removal means that you can get rid of unwanted hair for good. You can throw away your razor right now.

3. Sleep With Braids In Your Hair

Straightening or styling your hair is one chore you just don’t have time for in your life. Instead, sleep in braids. Tie your hair in tight braids before bed and spray with a conditioning treatment. When you wake up in the morning, you will have beautiful wavy hair with zero-time spent on styling or taming it. Easy.

4. Use A Toothbrush On Your Eyebrows

This year it is popular to have a thick eyebrow. Models, such as Cara Delevingne, have made the look trendy. If you keep your eyebrows thick, though, they tend to start looking messy. Rather than buying expensive brow products, just use a toothbrush. A clean toothbrush will help you to tame your brow and is easy to use. Just make sure you don’t use the same one you brush your teeth with each morning. You can even use an eyebrow pencil for an extra luscious look.

5. Drink Lemon Water To Whiten Teeth

Lemon juice has natural cleansing properties. You can spend a lot of cash on having your teeth whitened or buying special bleaching products. Those products have harmful chemicals in them and are bad for you. Instead, drink lemon water on a daily basis. After a month, you will notice a difference in the color of your teeth and the glow of your skin.

6. Clean Your Brushes (Without Expensive Solutions)

It is vital that you clean your makeup brushes on a regular basis. Brushes harbour bacteria and so can cause you to have blemishes when you use them. Cleaning solutions for makeup brushes tend to be expensive and don’t always work well. Instead, you can use baby oil to clean your brushes. Soak the tip of the brush in baby oil for an hour and then rinse. The oil will break down the makeup and bacteria on the brush, and this will come out when you rinse.

Top Tips for Online Dating

datingThe way single people meet and begin relationships has been changed dramatically by the wondrous plethora of online dating sites readily available to the masses. And it can be argued that these changes, that have brought a whole new dimension to dating, may have occurred for the better.

The days of drunken initial meetings in bars and clubs have long been banished, and replaced with online communication from the comfort of your own home with people you have more information on that simply what they look like, what alcohol they like to drink and how dodgy their dance moves are. It seems that love, or the possibility of it, is reachable with a few clicks of a mouse and taps on a keyboard…

Right, so maybe it’s not as easy peasy as many dating sites may claim on their somewhat cheesy TV adverts, but online dating is definitely worth a try, and perhaps the tips below will help increase your confidence and chance of success…

1. Be honest when writing your profile.

Honesty is always the best policy when it comes to your online dating profile.It’s easy to feel pressurised into adding fake hobbies and interests to your profile just because everybody else seems to have loads and because you don’t want to appear boring. Doing this will only create problems and potential embarrassment in the future when somebody quizzes you on your profile.Remember, you deserve someone who likes and wants you for the person you are, not the one you’re pretending to be.

 

2. Don’t be put off merely by a photo.

Although it’s most likely the majority of people will have selected the most flattering photo they can find for as profile picture, in reality, some people simply don’t take a good photograph. It’s well worth keeping this in mind if you come across someone online who shares your similar interests and hobbies and who you enjoy interacting with, as, should you choose to meet face-to-face, you may find yourself attracted to them in person.

 

3. Consider beforehand what you feel is important in a life partner.

It’s wise to explore beforehand what you’re looking for in a potential life partner before you begin interacting to people on a dating site. One fab thing about online dating is that, technically, you’re in control of finding a partner who possesses exactly – or near enough – what you want. Although nobody is 100% perfect, with online dating it’s possible to control, at least to a degree,  the specifics you find desirable, for example, the level of partner’s education, their income, whether they smoke, drink or want (or have) children. Although these things might not matter in the short term, they can become sources of conflict and deal-breaking issues in the future, so it’s well worth considering what you want or don’t want so you can find somebody who matches you and your needs in the most significant areas.

 

4. Get your friends and family to help.

Writing an online dating profile can be really tough, especially if you’re extremely modest or shy, or perhaps even suffer from low self-esteem in this type of arena. If you’re finding it tricky to list your positive characteristics, ask your closest friends and/or family to help! This may help you to identify and actively acknowledge your most positive qualities, and it may even give you the confidence you need to write great things about yourself.

5. Try not to be embarrassed about meeting a partner online.

Gone is the traditional stigma attached to online dating. So many people have taken to the Internet to find love, practically everyone knows someone who’s tried it, and many of us know people who are in lasting relationships, and even marriage, having found partners online. With the unsurprising rise in popularity of online dating, it’s hardly shocking that the stigma has been all but entirely eradicated in recent years.

Furthermore, consider it this way: it makes so much more sense for people to meet in a way that allows them to consider physical attractiveness but, simultaneously, match less superficial requirements, for example, interests, lifestyle and important life priorities, than for people to meet in drunken, intense environments where physical attraction is virtually the ONLY factor under considered.

This post was written by Becky Stretton, author of the parenting blog, Green Duo. Visit her blog to read all about Becky, her husband Steve, their new baby daughter Phoebe-Rae and all their adventures in their green, eco-friendly household.

 

 

 

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Lady Rebecca is a lover of fashion and beauty. She doesn't claim to be the most fashionable girl in the world and sometimes wears odd looking clothes. I wear my sunglasses at the slightest hint of sun and enjoy cocktails with friends!

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Planning a Chic Vegas Party

invitationOne of the most enjoyable parties I ever attended was my friend Samantha’s casino party. We had a blast playing games, gambling with fake chips, and spending the night laughing and eating delicious food. Casino parties can be so much fun if done right, especially those that go all out to create the right atmosphere. With that in mind, here are a few guidelines to plan a chic casino party that your friends will never forget!

1) Casino-inspired invitations

 

First things first – send out gorgeous casino-inspired invitations for your guests. Make sure that they aren’t boring and blab – a white page with text just won’t do. Your guests should be excited about the party and it’s the invitation that will get them there. There are gorgeous casino and poker party invitations available on sites like Etsy. You can also make them yourself, of course, if you feel up to the challenge.

2) Learn the rules and set up the gamesdecoration

Nothing worse for a hostess than to set-up a wonderful casino party, only to have no idea how to play any of the games. It’s your responsibility to ensure that everyone is up to speed with how casino games are played and how the evening’s gambling will work. Whether you are setting up tables for poker, putting up fun online slots games on screens, or even if you have an actual roulette table to play with, if you and your friends don’t know how to play, it won’t be fun. Inform yourself! You can go to wwwOnlineCasino.ca to read about the rules and develop your gambling style in preparation for the party.

3) Décor & ambience

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One of the most important aspects to your party will be the decoration and ambience you create. When your guests come over, they should be leaving the mundane routine behind them and entering a room that has been transformed into a fun casino party. To do that, you can use the classic colors of red, black and white (for the chips) to decorate around the room. If you feel like doing some DIY, you can create posters shaped and decorated like cards, poker chips, dice, and even Vegas show signs.

4) Casino themed food

If you love to bake and cook, this is a particularly fun way to add some interesting elements to your party. You can bake cookies in the shape of cards or casino chips, make a beautiful cake decorated with casino elements, serve shrimp aligned on a cocktail cup, or any interesting ideas you can think of. You can even make ice cubes in the shape of spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs! Pinterest is the place to go to find the best casino-themed food items… but beware – you will be submerged into a world of amazing recipes and ideas and you may want to make them all.

5) Dress up

Your invitation should tell everyone to dress appropriately for your casino night. What constitutes appropriate attire wear for a casino party? Well, really it’s up to you and what you envision for your casino night. You could have all the gentlemen and ladies dress very formal, you could ask them to dress as if they were heading out for a fun night in Vegas, or maybe you would like a 1920s inspired casino party. Either way, dressing up will bring the party to a whole new level. Watch how all your guests will feel submerged into the fantasy of being into a casino – it’s a lot of fun!

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Lady Rebecca is a lover of fashion and beauty. She doesn't claim to be the most fashionable girl in the world and sometimes wears odd looking clothes. I wear my sunglasses at the slightest hint of sun and enjoy cocktails with friends!

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Multiple Ways to Create Big, Bouncy Locks

Big, bouncy locks are what life is all about! Having thick looking, bouncy hair like Cheryl Cole is every girl’s dream. But just how can you achieve it? There are lots of ways! However, the way that works best for you will depend on your hair type. I have fine hair, so I need to use lots of product in mine to get it to last all day. Here are some ideas you can use to get that bouncy ‘fro:

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Use a Big Barrel Wand

A big barrel curling wand is my fave hair tool that I own. This is because it creates a gorgeous, bouncy wave, without being too tight or too loose. Just like Cheryl Cole! Make sure you curl away from your face when you’re doing the pieces closest to your face, and curl in opposite directions all over your head. Section your hair off before curling to make sure you curl as much as possible. Hair spray each curl as you go along.

Use a Hair Straightener

I’m no good with a hair straightener. Well, for straightening I’m OK. But for curling? Forget about it. You on the other hand, might take to this trick like a duck to water. The curls do look amazing when you can get them right. Hair Styling Girl recommends watching tutorials online to see if you can get the hang of it.

Use a Waving Iron

Waving irons are so easy to use, and they leave you with that boho-beachy-wave look. You literally could have just stepped out of the sea and onto a festival field with this look. So Vanessa Hudgens!

Scrunch It

Some people have naturally wavy hair. In this case, all you need to do is give it a good scrunch! You could use plain water, a mousse, or a salt spray to get the desired effect. Simply get a good amount of product in your hand and scrunch pieces of hair to get the desired look.

Plait It

Plait your hair all over, and then leave in overnight. Plaits are big news at the moment, so this shouldn’t be a problem for you. The next step is to shake out those plaits and reveal bouncy waves! It’s so easy, a monkey could do it.

Backcomb It

For the bouncy part, you might want to backcomb your hair at the crown of your head to get some height. This works really well on girls with round faces, who want to give their face a more ‘oval look’. I use this trick all the time.

Blow Dry It

If you’re skilled with a blow drying brush, you can blow dry your hair on a high heat, skillfully using the brush as you go to get that fresh out of the salon look. The great thing about this method is that the hair is always silky and shiny when finished.

Put in Some Rollers

Applying rollers like a true diva is another great way to get bounce and curls. This might be all you need to get that bouncy do!

Have you tried any of these methods? Leave a comment!

7 of The Best Supplements for Health and Weight Loss

Your health is the most important thing ever. Keeping yourself in great health should not be taken for granted! Many people decide to take supplements to help keep them healthy, in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise. The great thing about some of these supplements is that they also have weight loss benefits, meaning that you can slim down and stay healthy at the same time. Here are 7 of the best supplements for health and weight loss:

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Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is big news in the health and fitness world these days. This is because it doesn’t let liver enzymes metabolize energy into fat, so you don’t put on weight. It can also suppress and control your appetite, so it’s perfect for emotional eaters who want to lose weight. QuickForty know all about Garcinia Cambogia and its benefits. It can even improve your mood and well being!

Raspberry Ketones

This supplement helps to speed up the rate at which your body processes energy, and reduces fat tissue in the liver.

Protein Powder

Protein powder can be a fantastic supplement to take after exercise, as it helps protein and other essential nutrients get to the muscles quicker. This helps you to build lean muscle, getting the desired look you want. You can also use it as a replacement for other forms of protein. Some protein powder ingredients even help to burn fat quicker.

BCAA’s

BCAA’s are branch chain amino acids, which are bodies do not produce naturally. This means we need to get them from our diet. They help the body to cope with the stress of exercise better, which means you won’t experience severe muscle aches and pains after a heavy gym session. You will also keep your muscle in tip top condition while burning fat if you take them before and after your session.

Yohimbine

Yohimbine comes from the bark of a tree, which sounds gross, but it has been proven to help users lose more weight than those who don’t use it. On average, people who took yohimbine lost an extra 3 pounds than people who didn’t take it, even though they were eating the same diet. It can also lower blood pressure.

Multivitamins

If you struggle to get your vitamins in each day, or simply want to make sure that you’re hitting your goals, then a multivitamin is a great way to do this. You’ll feel more energised, able to perform exercises better, and have a better recovery. You may want to take cod liver oil alongside your multivitamin to keep your joints in good condition.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract is perfect for those who dislike drinking green tea. Simply take a capsule, and you’ll reap the benefits! Green tea is said to have metabolism speeding properties, as well as the ability to fight off disease.

With these supplements, you’ll keep your health in check and your weight on top form. All you need to do is try the supplements that sound right for you and try them for a week or two to see how you feel. You might find something you can’t live without!

 

 

A Beginners Guide to Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental work is an essential part of life. For those that covet clean, bright pearly whites, you will know all too well the importance of having excellent teeth. Regular dental checkups are a must as is brushing and flossing. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to obtain that much craved Hollywood smile. For those that need a little help with their teeth, there are a wide range of treatments that you can seek out.

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Whitening

For those that have seen the Friends episode where Ross whitens his teeth, you will remember the horror of how bright they were. This can be avoided by not bleaching teeth using home treatments. You can seek teeth whitening from your dentist. They may offer this as an additional service, and this will not be included within your standard check up. If your teeth already look picture perfect, but just need sprucing up, then this is an ideal option for you.

Braces

Braces are perfect for those who need some help tidying up their teeth. What is more, invisible braces can be sought of, for those who feel somewhat conscious about their metal wear. If you crave perfect, straight teeth then braces can be sought easily. Depending on what brace you opt for will depend on the cost.

Dental Implants

If, of course, whitening and braces are not quite enough to sort of your dental disasters, you can opt for dental implants. This procedure is where the implant is used to replace a tooth. If a few of your teeth have been subject to intense wear and tear, or tooth decay, an implant will help. The tooth is screwed into the gum to ensure that it is firmly affixed. This is the ultimate dental solution for those who only have a few problematic teeth and do not want dentures.

Crowns and Caps

For those that already have straight, pearly whites but have damaged or cracked teeth the solution can lie in a cap or crown. If you are alarmed by chipped teeth, you will undoubtedly be keen to repair any damage in the main. Crowns and caps are fitted to the tooth, as an extension. These are usually made from porcelain, but cheaper alternatives may be sought from your dentist.

White Fillings

If you have a gap in your teeth, much like Madonna, you may feel that your teeth in always in vogue. However, you may feel self-conscious about the gap. Whatever your feelings are towards the issue, you can have a gap filled with white fillings. White fillings are not as sturdy as other fillings that are why they are only used in small gaps. White fillings are excellent for filling in tiny gaps within your teeth. This will ensure that you have a killer smile, all of the time. The great news is, is that white fillings are relatively painless. Some cosmetic dentistry can be painful. This, however, is the ideal solution to your dental nightmares.

Having a Hollywood smile does not come cheap, but it sure is worth it.

The Benefits of Treating Facial Scars via Fat Grafting Technique

GFat Grafting Techniquerafting has proven to be one of the most effective ways to treat scarring problems. Women who have had surgery due to a Caesarian or breast cancer may be good candidates for the procedure. Individuals who have had trouble with acne and scarring, and have previously been unsuccessful in resolving the condition, may benefit from the fat grafting technique. This approach is commonly used in treating acne scarring and has been proven to be quite effective in the toughest of cases involving facial scars.

How is the process completed?

Fat is removed using liposuction. Fat can be taken from any portion of the body, including the hips and the abdomen. Once the fat is removed, it is reinjected just underneath the skin’s surface. The injection is usually made just under the skin where the scarring prevalent. The fat can be distributed at multiple angles, creating a puzzle-like effect to stimulate growth where the damaged skin is located.

What are the benefits of treating facial scars via fat grafting techniques?

The method is very effective in that it is better received than other forms of treatment in some patients. Patients who have responded poorly in the past to previous medications and treatment can see benefits in using this approach. Individuals who are beginning to show signs of aging in the skin can get a rejuvenated appearance. Some individuals have experienced severe skin problems like radiation damage or chronic ulcers in the past have seen an improvement in symptoms using this approach to treatment. Patients who have had breast reconstruction surgery have seen benefits using this fat grafting procedure, which helps accelerate the healing and recovery process. The fat being transferred comes from the body, so there is less of a chance for an allergic reaction.

Is the process safe?

Many patients from all backgrounds have had this procedure with no complications. Most patients report a favorable experience in having this procedure. The procedure has been used for years and has improved greatly in recent years, quickly becoming one of the safest ways to treat acne scarring. Most people experience no allergic reactions during the sculpting and transfer process.

How long does the recovery process take?

Most people who have completed the process are able to resume their regular activities in a week’s time. Most people are able to return to work with no complications. The recovery process is partially affected by the person’s health and medical history. After several days, a person can begin to experience less swelling.

This procedure has become increasingly popular due to its ability to help the skin repair itself. Although often classified as cosmetic plastic surgery, the procedure is also being regarded as a form of regenerative medicine. The technique used is versatile in that it can be very helpful to a person recovering from breast reconstruction surgery as well as the patient with persistent acne problems. As a form of regenerative medicine, it can be used to effectively restore a person’s youthful appearance, removing common signs of aging like lines, creasing and sunken facial areas. To learn whether or not you are a good candidate for such a procedure, consider discussing the surgery with your cosmetic surgeon. More information about these treatments can be found at Empire Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

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When Breast Implants Aren’t Forever

Many people seem to look at all plastic surgery as a permanent and irreversible thing. While that may be the case with some procedures, others can be altered or reversed in the future. You may not be able to regain your pre-surgery body, but you don’t necessarily need to keep your post-surgery body forever. For example, people who have had breast implants can replace them, swap for bigger or smaller implants, or adjust them. Usually, implants deflating or rupturing causes the need for extra surgery. But the reasons for having breast revision surgery aren’t always quite so drastic.

Although doctors should educate women about the implications of implants, this doesn’t always happen. This can lead to women having had implants that are too big, incorrectly positioned, or easily visible. Implants that are too big can cause a range of problems. These include stretched skin, wrinkling, unevenness and sometimes can even cause pain. More women are beginning to require breast implant revision surgery to solve these problems.

When a woman has had a life altering surgery to help her feel good about herself, it can be devastating to feel unhappy with the results. Particularly as some women undergo plastic surgery to repair damage, perhaps as the result of a mastectomy. The importance of finding a good surgeon for your first surgery is imperative. This reduces the risk of having to have altering surgery later on. Even those who are happy with their surgery at first may find that they require their implants to be revised later.

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If you are considering implant revision surgery, be sure to think about it as long and hard as you did your original surgery. No surgical procedure is to be taken lightly, even if it is to fix the problems caused by a previous one. Revision surgery can help to repair problems with breast implants. For example, by changing or moving the implants, or repairing any stretched skin. Doctors might even remove breast implants if both the patient and doctor agree that that is what’s best.

Many women want to adjust their breast implants because of problems caused by the first implants. However, others are unhappy for another reason. A large percentage of women who go in for a second breast implant surgery actually want bigger implants, not smaller ones. However, this in turn might lead to the problems experienced by the first set of women. Being unsatisfied with the size of the implants the first time and moving to bigger ones could lead to going too big.

This is one instance where plastic surgery isn’t forever. Luckily, if it’s not right the first time, it can be changed. All women deserve to love their body, and if breast implants have caused problems, there’s no need to put up with them.