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How To Choose A Good Plastic Surgeon

If you are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery, choosing the right surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will need to make.

To help you choose the best surgeon, we have put together a handy guide to help you.

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How do I go about choosing a surgeon?

Most cosmetic surgery procedures require a fully trained and highly skilled surgeon. It is important to consider a number of different factors when choosing your surgeon. One of the most important things to look for in a surgeon is medical training qualifications and surgical experience.

When choosing your surgeon ensure you pick one who has an excellent reputation and who you feel comfortable with. Breast enlargement procedures and tummy tucks require a long time in surgery, so it is important to fully trust your surgeon. As these procedures are performed in close proximity to some of your major organs, it is important that your surgeon takes extra care.

As each procedure requires a different amount of skill, it is a good idea to choose a surgeon who specialises in the procedure that you are having.

Do your research

Once you find a surgeon that you like and can trust, do your research on them. Ask around and if possible, get in touch with some of their previous patients. Speak to your doctor and ask whether they have heard of your surgeon before. If not, ask if they can recommend another reputable surgeon.

If you have a friend or family member who has had cosmetic surgery in the past, ask them to recommend the surgeon or clinic that took care of them. You will feel much more comfortable with your surgeon if a friend or family member can vouch for them.

Go for consultations

Before picking your plastic surgeon, go for at least three or four consultations. Look around each of the clinics and see what you think. Trust your gut instinct, if you feel uncomfortable with certain surgeon or at a certain clinic then choose a different one. There is no point feeling more anxious and uncomfortable before having a major medical procedure done. Choose a clinic that you feel completely comfortable at and a surgeon you know you can trust.

Ask lots of questions

Once you have picked your surgeon, go back and meet them a second time. Discuss your procedure, ask about your recovery time and the success rate of your chosen surgery. Before you come in for your procedure, ensure that you have all the plastic surgery information that the clinic can provide.

Ask how long the procedure will take, what aftercare the clinic will provide. It is also advisable to ask your surgeon about the process if your operation is not successful – do you have to pay for it to be redone? If your surgeon does not react well to these questions or refuses to answer them, then it would be a good idea to rethink your options and choose a different clinic or surgeon.

Cream vs Serum – Which should I use for Anti Aging?

Cream vs SerumThere are a wide range of anti-aging serums on the market and it can be intimidating to chose from many that promise you the world when it comes to looking younger. Among the anti-aging products out there, I have noticed that serums have grown in preference over the years compared to creams.

The main difference between a cream and a serum is that serums don’t include airtight moisturizing ingredients or mineral oils that stop water from evaporating. Serums are water based, eliminating oils all together like nut or seed oils. Truth is, you must understand your skin type to make the right decision whether serums or creams are better for you. Cream or crème is usually better for people with dryer skin and serum is better for people who do not have this issue according to this article.

Among skin care professionals, serums are a popular pick because they work better against oily skin. The lack of oil in the product does not further complicate the problem most people with oily skin face

Another recently popular ingredient among serums is the use of black diamonds. Skin care products such as Alleure’s Anti Aging Skin Crème include finely crushed black diamonds. They are helpful for your skin because they absorb light, which gives your skin a more resilient and glowing look. The absorption of light from these diamonds reduces the look of wrinkles.

The Alleure Anti-aging cream makes good use of the black diamond ingredient. They integrate it well with the rest of the formula they use to create a high end anti-aging serum. What I like about it is that it includes compounds like hydrolized proteins derived from natural ingredients that minimize the look of fine lines on the skin, especially around the eyes. hydrolized proteins, which are derived from plants protect the skin from hormone related damage, balances moisture, delivers helpful amino acids, and provides a very smooth look to your skin.

Although serums are known to be more costly, Alleure Anti Aging cream is considerably less expensive than other luxurious anti-aging serums out there. This is a cost effective product to buy, yet none of the high quality ingredients have been left out.

In conclusion I’m going to be trying this product very soon as I am particularly attracted to the black diamond ingredients in it. If you have used Alleure’s black diamond Anti-aging cream before, I’m super curious to know what your opinion is on this product. I know many people with different skin types are reading so it would be very interesting to see what people have experienced using it. Let me know in the comments below.

Franca Sozzani: still ahead of the pack

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She never wears high heels. She doesn’t carry a handbag. She loves Kim Kardashian. She thinks Botox is repulsive. Deborah Ross meets the controversial editor of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani

Franca Sozzani is the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia (“The world’s most influential Italian fashion and style magazine”) and I spent a day shadowing her during haute couture fashion week in Paris. It was a long day, a hard day, a tiring day, a famishing day – no one in fashion eats – but an enlightening day.

We attended “an appointment” with the designer Giambattista Valli and another with Alain Mikli, “créateur de lunettes”. Having never met a “créateur de lunettes” before, I found I was rather stumped for conversation, but I think I pulled it off. And then it was the Valentino couture show, which was fabulously glamorous and exciting, and Kim Kardashian turned up, in the tightest, boobiest, bum-squeeziest dress you ever did see. I knew her bottom was big, I say to Franca as we left, but not that big. “Is massive,” she confirmed. I also noted, at the show, that if you are too far away to air-kiss someone directly, you kiss your fingertips and offer a little, fluttery wave.

I tried this when I got back home (London, N4), when I spotted people I knew on the opposite side of the street, but they just looked at me as if I was insane. The lesson learnt here is that what works in high fashion may not work elsewhere. You just seem mad.

We meet in Paris, at lunchtime, at the Hôtel Costes, which is one of those hotels that is so funky and fashiony that the reception is a bar, or the bar is reception, or there may just not be any reception. I certainly never find it. Eventually, I spot her. She is most striking; like a tiny mermaid doll, with crinkled, long blonde hair and azure eyes that match exactly the azure strap of her vintage Rolex.

I am about her height, 5ft, and, as an icebreaker – a good icebreaker, I had thought – ask if she finds it as difficult as I do to find clothes to fit, particularly trousers, with yards of material pooling at the ankle. “Not really,” is all she says, briskly. She is 64, untouched by Botox, which she finds repulsive. “It make you look like monster. Is not funny.” Do you mind ageing? “Is life,” she shrugs. “It happens.” You’re lucky, I say, to have such wonderful bone structure. I wish I had such bone structure. I’ve got a face like an edam cheese. She does not remonstrate. “Ah, yes,” is all she says. But your nails are terrible, I add, quite meanly. “I bite,” she says.

She is wearing a Giambattista Valli silk dress and tangerine, pointy-toed Manolo Blahnik shoes that are almost flat. She does not do high heels, she says, because “I cannot walk”. She does not carry a handbag, just a little pouch for her phone and keys. “I never carry handbag,” she says. “I don’t have make-up during the day. I don’t know what to put inside.” You’ve saved yourself a lot of money over the years, I say. “Yes,” she confirms. “I have saved myself much money. And now we will go see Valli and Mikli.”

Thank you, Franca, I say, for taking me with you today. If you are ever in London, I add, I will return the favour, and you can shadow me to Sainsbury’s then the post office, or it could be the other way round, depending on where we are in the day. One doesn’t want to go to the post office at peak times. She smiles, almost. I don’t think she is un-warm. It may just be that in an industry in which showing warmth is not valued, you can get out of practice.

We make for her limo. It’s only three steps from the hotel front but it is raining, so the driver collects her with an umbrella, which he holds over her as she does first step, second step, third step to the car. I decide to pay attention from here on in, as I would one day like my own driver with an umbrella. (Take that, N4!)

To my delight, I discover a dog in the back of the limo. This is Laszlo, her West Highland white terrier, whom I make to stroke, but I’m speedily talked out of it. “NO!” she cries. “HE BITE! DON’T TOUCH!” What, I suggest, if I let him sniff my hand first? “NO. I PREFER DON’T TOUCH! HE BITE!” She pulls him onto her lap while I cringe against the opposite door, avoiding his jaws. The traffic is gnarled. She speaks constantly into her phone. (Vogue Italia is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary and she has an exhibition to organise, she later explains.) I am left to watch the raindrops glide down the windows, and to occasionally interject a question between calls.

Which is the greatest fashion house of all time? “There are so many. There are some that really last for ever, like Chanel or Hermès. Prada and Gucci. It is difficult to say one. The point for me is not to make a good collection. The point is to last the years.”

Can anyone be fashionable? Could I? “You can become fashionable but it does not mean you can become elegant. You can have much money to buy the most beautiful dresses but doesn’t mean is good for you. Elegance is not how you dress. Is attitude.” Could I acquire that attitude? “Some people they have and some people they don’t have.”

Do you ever buy your own clothes, or do the designers just unload a ton of free stuff on your doorstep every morning, as I’ve always imagined happens with magazine editors?

“It depend. Sometimes they ask me if I want, but I like to be independent.” Are you a fan of any of the high-street shops? “I like Uniqlo.” So do I, I tell her. “But is not about fashion. Is about basics you can mix with fashion.”

Oh. Gap? Do we love Gap? I’m always in Gap. I practically live in Gap. “Sportswear.”

Franca Sozzani has been editor of Vogue Italia since 1988, and writes an online blog every single day covering everything from the Italian government to eating disorders and creativity. (“A true creative doesn’t need to overdo it, but to show that creativity can be useful and can open new roads …”) I ask, when I can, if she doesn’t get fed up of it. If she doesn’t wake up some days and think: sod the bloody blog. I’m going to say Laszlo ate it. “Many times,” she says. “It is huge work. I get tired. But there is a community of people waiting for this blog and I do not want to disappoint.”

Under her stewardship, the magazine has proved extraordinarily influential. Though its circulation of 120,000 is small (US Vogue sells 1.3 million), its website has 1.86 million page views per month, with half the traffic coming from outside Italy, and Vogue Italia is famed for its controversial images. She has taken on oil spills (astonishing pictures of models as slicks), rehab, domestic violence, plastic surgery (starring a semi-butchered Linda Evangelista) and racism. In 2008, she published an all-black issue which sold out and had to be reprinted. I ask her if the head honchos at Condé Nast ever get on the phone and say: “Franca, what’s wrong with a nice girl in a floaty dress on a swing, or carrying a basket of sweet peas?” She says this cannot happen: “I am editorial director of the group, so I would have to call myself.”

We attend our first appointment with Giambattista Valli, the Rome-born designer who lives and works in a beautiful 18th-century apartment. He is, when we arrive, in a state of great excitement. “I show you something amazing,” he tells Franca. He retrieves a copy of that morning’s Le Monde, which is carrying a front-page photograph from his show of the day before. “For me, is big day,” he says. Apparently, Dior also had its show yesterday, “but I am on the cover. Dior is not on the cover. Amazing!” I give a little clap, I’m not sure why. I think that may be the other fashion lesson I learnt: when in doubt, clap.

Franca and Valli sit and catch up in Italian, so I mooch among his rails. Astonishing dresses. Dresses with vast feather trains. Dresses covered with fabric 3D daisies. They may be the most fabulous dresses I have ever seen, and must cost a bomb. May I have one, I call over. “No,” says Valli. Please? “No,” he repeats.

I mooch back and ask if they consider themselves visual people. “Yes,” says Franca. “I have always been a visual person. Don’t ask me for a name. I just remember people and how they dress and what they wear.”

Valli says he studied art and his trouble is he knows too much about art; that in fashion, knowing about art can only lead to suffering. Or, as he puts it: “Sometimes, to be too cultivated is limited in the contemporary fashion panorama.”

“I agree,” responds Franca. “Everything is going so fast people don’t understand what they are doing.”

“There is,” continues Valli, “no time for the digestion. Everything is skin deep. So if you do something a little more intellectual …”

“People, they don’t get,” Franca concludes, sadly.

This seems to make them gloomy, so I wonder if I should do more random clapping, to cheer them up, but then opt for changing the subject altogether. I am fascinated as to how they might deal with everyday life. So I ask if either of them cook. I’m already quite hungry (a croissant on the train at 7am; no lunch), and it’s probably what’s on my mind. Here’s how that goes:

Franca: “No.”

Valli: “She can dress the table, but not the food.”

Franca: “I love to dress the table.”

Valli: “My grandmother say to me you just have to learn to do one thing the best. It’s enough. I have been living in Paris for 17 years, and I think I maybe ate 8 times at home.”

Me: “Your oven must be very clean.”

Franca: “I don’t like the smell of cooking in the house.”

Valli: “If it’s a summer holiday house, it can be nice to have that tomato sauce smell, but that is holiday.”

Franca: “That is different.”

Valli: “You don’t want all the smells.”

We watch Valli’s show from yesterday on his laptop. I do not have to do the clapping, as Valli himself does the clapping. I ask if they agree with Vivienne Westwood: that people should buy less, but buy better. Buy one good item rather than ten crappy ones. “Yes,” says Valli, “but people do not know what is the good thing, unfortunately.” He sighs dejectedly. Franca sighs dejectedly. I sigh dejectedly (don’t want to be left out). Then we leave, are umbrella-ed back to the limo, where she’s back on the phone so, again, it’s a matter of quickly getting questions in when I can.

Is Anna Wintour as scary as she looks? “She is very good mother. She loves her children.” You don’t ever get bored of clothes? Don’t you ever think: enough with the skirts, already? “Is always evolution.” What was your first experience of fashion? “My big love, when I was 17, 18, was Yves Saint Laurent and, later, Biba. I was crazy about Biba.”

Franca Sozzani grew up in Mantua, in northern Italy, where her father was a mechanical engineer and her mother did not work, but was chic. “She was very classic. Not so many jewellery, even in the evening. She was not wearing the make-up. Only lipgloss.”

Franca studied philosophy and languages at university, but did not expect a career. “I never thought to work. It happened because I got married at just 20 and I got separation after three months. I wanted to do independent.” You got married at 20? What were you thinking? “Probably, I thought we have beautiful party. I knew I didn’t want to get married any more, but it was too late. I went too far. It was decided. I thought it was a way to be independent. I was too young.”

Her first job was at Vogue Bambini, and she rose from there. Later, she briefly married again, and had a son, Francesco Carrozzini, now 31 and a photographer based in New York. You married again? “I think maybe I think another beautiful party,” she says.

She has, I discover, houses in both Milan and Paris, travels extensively, and I get the feeling she is through with men. Do you like to go out socially? “I no like to go out if it isn’t for work.” Are you ever lonely? “Yes.” I don’t quite know how to respond to that. There’s a silence, until I eventually say: well, who’d want you, with your terrible nails? She laughs, which may mean I’m getting somewhere. I’m not sure. Her big love is Laszlo, whom she bought on impulse, and adores. It’s her first dog “and I did not know I could care for a dog like this”. He sleeps on the bed? “Of course.” I am minded to ask if Laszlo wouldn’t be better tempered if he wasn’t cooped up in a car all day, but don’t want to show myself up. He’s a dog in the fashion world. This may just be how it is.

We visit Mikli, then it’s the show, with all its clapping and fluttery finger kisses. Valentino himself is there, as well as Kim Kardashian, who, it turns out, is a friend of Franca. “I went to her wedding.” Tell me, tell me! Tell me, now! “Nice wedding.” She is a big fan of Kim. “She is a nice girl and she knows how to behave and move. She’s an intelligent girl. Some people do not agree but they do not know her.”

We watch the show, which involves models stomping the runway like dead-eyed corpses. That’s what I think I saw, anyhow, but I may have been hallucinating, from the hunger. Still, I say to Franca afterwards, no black girls? Why? “I don’t know.” There must be a reason, no? “I don’t know.” Come on, I say, you’ve devoted an issue to this subject, so you must have thought about it. Is the fashion industry simply racist? “No,” she says. “Not at all. Lazy. Not racist. Absolutely not.” Possibly, if you are an image-maker, the image is everything, and the rest just gets rather lost along the way.

To the limo again, as she has kindly offered to drop me at my hotel. The limo glides. The raindrops slide down the windows. Laszlo eyes up my throat. It’s 8pm and I’m exhausted. “I’m exhausted,” I say. “The couture is not so tiring,” she says. “The prêt-à-porter. That is tiring.”

As we part, I thank her, then dash to my hotel room where I make for the minibar and mainline the peanuts and then the Japanese rice crackers and then the Pringles and then the cashews – I end up with snack dust all over my chin. Other lesson learnt, and it’s an important lesson: eat before you go …

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It’s Never Too Late For These Life-changing Beauty Tips

Many beauty treatments and procedures can seem like they’re a young woman’s game. But there are lots of ways you can look after yourself or improve your appearance that anyone can do, no matter their age. It’s never too late to start taking care of yourself and taking what you want. From looking after your skin and putting on makeup to straightening your teeth, you can always do things to make yourself look and feel more beautiful than ever. There’s no time limit on changing your appearance, even if you’ll never look the same as you did twenty years ago.

Caring For Your Teeth

Ideally, our teeth will last us our whole lives and look great all the time. But this isn’t normally the case. There are lots of cosmetic dental procedures that you can have to improve the appearance of your teeth. Many people see braces as something that teenagers have to endure to straighten out their teeth. But if you missed your chance when you were growing up, there’s still time to straighten your teeth with braces. An adult with braces might be a rare sight, but it’s never too late to get the smile you want. Find an orthodontist Melbourne FL residents trust and talk to them about getting braces. You can also have other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including teeth whitening, veneers and crowns.

Skin Care

As a younger woman you might not worry too much about your skin, but as women begin to age they sometimes wish they had taken better care of their skin. But it’s never too late to start looking after your skin with a good skin care routine. As well as routine tasks like cleansing and moisturizing, there are treatments that can help you repair blemished or damaged skin. For example, microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells to help improve the look of your skin, helping with scars and fine wrinkles, among other things.

Getting in Shape

Although there are things you can do throughout life that damage your health, it’s always possible to improve your health and even reverse some of that damage. You can start exercising at any time, whether you’re 18 or 80. Just begin with a workout routine that’s appropriate for your current fitness levels. The same goes for your diet. You can change what you eat anytime you like and improve your health for the better.

Makeup

You’re never too old to wear makeup; the important thing is how you wear it. More mature women should certainly be careful not to wear too much makeup, but there’s nothing to say they can’t still wear it. You don’t have to stick with dull and boring either. You can still discover new colors and looks, having fun with your makeup. You don’t have to become invisible and fade into the background when you’re older, though you should also be careful about trying to look much younger than you are.

Whether you’re 20, 30, 40 or even 80, you can do whatever you want to make yourself look and feel more beautiful. All you need is the willpower and desire.

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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.

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.

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.

The Ultimate Guide: 4 Amazing Beauty Tips

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but you want everyone in the world to see your beauty. At the moment beauty is all about glamour and style, so there is no need to go for that natural look. Instead, treat yourself to an altogether more sophisticated look. Channel your inner showgirl and create a unique and inspiring new you.

You should take the time to revamp your beauty style every couple of months. Keeping your look fresh and vibrant is the way to get noticed. If you are becoming bored of the same old makeup and beauty routine then make sure, you take the time to change up your style.

You need to feel your best all the time, so create a beauty routine that suits your lifestyle. Whether you have two hours or just ten minutes every day, you can make the most of your look. Here is your ultimate beauty guide. Enjoy.

1. Get The Perfect Teeth

Many women make the mistake of thinking that no one notices their teeth. The fact of the matter is that everyone looks at women’s teeth. A great smile can completely change the way your face looks. If you don’t have straight teeth, then you will need to do something about it. Crooked teeth age women and make them look as though they are unhealthy. Don’t fall into this trap.

If your teeth are in bad condition then, you might want to get an expert to make them perfect. Take a look at the services provided at Glendale cosmetic dentist. From straightening your teeth to whitening them, there are many ways you can achieve that perfect smile.

2. Luscious Red Lips

Red lips just scream glamour. Once you have a perfect smile, you need the perfect pair of lips. A classic red lip look is sultry, yet alluring. Many women shy away from this look, as it is bold and daring. It is also attractive and beautiful. Every woman looks amazing with red lips, so don’t be afraid to add some colour to your mouth.

The best way to achieve a lasting effect with your red lipstick is to apply lip-liner before the lipstick. Many people just put lip-liner around the edge of their lips, but you can use it all over the area. Having this solid base of colour under your lipstick means that even if the lipstick wears off your lips will still look stunning.

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3. Curled Hair

There was a time, I am sure you remember, when we all spent hours in the bathroom straightening our locks. Well, not anymore, ladies. Forget having limp hair. Instead, go for a more full and stylish hairstyle. Curled hair is a stunning look, which has recently made a huge comeback.

A secret trick to getting your hair curled is to wear rags in your hair. It may sound bizarre, but using old material in your hair can curl your hair. To achieve this look, take a small section of your hair and tie the material near the root of the hair. Wrap the material around the hair so that the hair twists with the material. Tie the material at the tips of your hair. You may want to dampen the hair when you do this, to make the curls last longer.

4. Get Invisible Pores

With perfect hair, teeth and lips you will be on your way to looking fabulous. All your best efforts will be pointless, though, unless you have flawless skin. Your skin is your canvas, so you should not neglect this during your beauty routine. Pores are the worst. Having ugly pores speckled across your face just isn’t working for you.

You can make your pores smaller at home. Don’t bother buying expensive exfoliating creams and lotions that claim to make pores disappear. There is a way to make your pores smaller with a little effort. Steam your face over boiling water, this will open your pores. Next cleanse your face with care, getting rid of all the dirt and makeup. Finally, splash your face with some cold water. To make the experience even better, stick a green tea bag in the boiling water as this works to help cleanse your face.

Spot Blasting Tips and Tricks That Really Work

I’m 22, and some days I still wake up with a spot that would need its own ticket at the cinema. What’s all that about? Plus, if you’re anything like me, the spots you get are big, red, and noticeable. My skin was actually clearer when I was a teen. Not fair! Not only are they noticeable, they also pop up before a big event, without fail. However, I know a few tips and tricks that really work to reduce the size of my spots, and in some cases make them disappear altogether! I swear by them, and today I’m sharing them with you so we can both say goodbye to our spotty woes. Here they are:

Dot on Some Toothpaste

Toothpaste may sting on your spot for a while, but once it’s dried you can leave it on overnight and be amazed by the results. Simply wash it off in the morning, and you’ll notice a huge improvement in the size of your spot! You might look a little funny with dots of toothpaste all over your face, but it’s all in the name of beauty, right?

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Steam Your Face

Steaming the face with a professional steamer or over a bowl of hot water can be a great help in cleansing the pores and cleaning any nasties out of the face. Your nose will probably run too, but that just means you’re cleansing your airways. You skin will feel fab afterwards. You could even head over to a gym and spend some time in the sauna to cleanse your whole body of impurities.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating the face can be a great way to get rid of old, dull skin cells and replace them with shiny new ones. Because of this, your pores are much less likely to get clogged up, resulting in fewer spots. Even if I’ve already been cursed with a humongous spot, exfoliating it always makes it look better, and I feel like I’m showing it who’s boss. Take that, spot! You can either make your own from ingredients like honey and brown sugar or buy one ready made from your local drug store.

Smooth on a Facemask

There are plenty of face masks out there, but I recommend a deep cleansing mask if you want to make your skin look lovely. Follow the packet instructions to get the best results from your mask. I always smooth mine on with a brush, leave it to do its thing while I relax, then wash it off to reveal gorgeous skin.

Apply Tea Tree Antiseptic Oil

Tea tree antiseptic oil is a godsend, as it can be used for so many different things. However, when you have a spot, you can just dab it on and leave it overnight. Plenty of natural acne recipes include this amazing ingredient. In most cases, spots will dry out and disappear once you’ve woken up! It’s amazing, and the stuff smells fresh too.

Go ahead and kick those spots to the curb with these tips and tricks!