Plastic Surgery Procedures: Rhinoplasty, Liposuction, etc.

    • Limb-Lengthening. Interesting enough. Monday October 2, 2006 | Posted in: Plastic Surgery Procedures

      Limb-lengthening surgery has been in the roundabouts of a few, highly equipped plastic surgery clinics since the late 1980s, yet we do not hear this procedure often like expansion-espousing procedures such as breast augmentation or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).  

      Interestingly enough, the term “limb-lengthening” sounds odd.  One would imagine that the legs are the last of the bone extremities to get major cosmetic repair by way of, what, extensions?  Even, it’s hard figuring out how ‘lengthening’ is possibly carried out without virtually maiming an abled person– or so.   

    • Fine suffering with 'spider veins'…until now Friday September 29, 2006 | Posted in: Plastic Surgery Procedures

      Known in the medical world as telangiectasias or sunburst varicosities are clusters of red, blue or purple veins that are small, almost inconspicuous yet they rest close to the surface of the skin and can crowd nastily -- commonly on the thighs, calves and ankles -- and can turn unsightly by the day.  

      FYI:  Commonly called ‘spider veins’ because they may appear in a true spider shape with a group of veins radiating outward from a dark central point.  The condition is attributed to heredity, pregnancy, weight gain, and other events that cause hormonal shifts.  Activities or occupations that require prolonged sitting or standing and use of certain medications are also blamed.  Although these super-fine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it.


    • Those cellulites keep coming back Thursday September 28, 2006 | Posted in: Plastic Surgery Procedures

      Cellulite, sometimes called the cottage cheese look, often shows up as dimpling on the skin.  The look of cellulite is actually a top layer of fat under the skin and can affect even in those who are fit.  It does not necessary diminish with weight loss and liposuction fails to address this unsightly skin condition.  
      A non-evasive technique called ‘Endermologie’ has been developed by French plastic surgeons to radically reduce the appearance of cellulite.  The procedure uses rollers that are rubbed over problem areas of the skin like a deep tissue massage.  At the same time, suction is used to redistribute the skin – this way the dimpling on the skin is eliminated.  

    • Amazing plastic surgeries through the “Keyhole” Wednesday September 27, 2006 | Posted in: Plastic Surgery Procedures

      In eyebrow lift or forehead lift, surgeons, applying the keyhole surgery, work under the skin through small incisions in the hairline and proceed to tighten the deep facial muscles and forehead tissues altering frown and drooping lines.  The old procedure would place incision from ear to ear across the top of the patient’s head.  

      Plastic surgeries performed through the "keyhole" – all taking place under the skin, are technically called endoscopic operations, or otherwise known as keyhole surgery.  In cosmetic enhancements, very small "keyhole" incisions are where surgical instruments, such as an endoscope, are inserted to assist in meticulous procedures.  

    • The classic facelift procedure gets a…yes, facelift Tuesday September 26, 2006 | Posted in: Plastic Surgery Procedures

      It is a facelift procedure, all right -- but where the now traditional facelifts focused on tightening the skin around the neck and jawline, a new trend among plastic surgeons focuses on the central part of the face, known as a mid-facelift technique.     

      With the classical facelift, a cosmetic surgeon starts the procedure with incisions around the ears and into the hair where the scar is hidden.  That technique did not do much to correct the fold of the mid-face around the nose, a crease known as the nasal furrow.  Mid-facelift is actually a lower eyelid tuck that is extended to the cheeks. Or precisely on a triangular area formed between the two corners of the eye and the corner of the mouth.  Go figure.

    • The nicest nose. It doesn’t stop there. Monday September 25, 2006 | Posted in: Plastic Surgery Procedures

      The nicest nose -- your cosmetic surgeon will assure you that, or you couldn’t care less; because you are bent on possessing a slender celebrity-like nose and you’re dying to get one at any cost, in any way.  

      Now, should you have an open or closed rhinoplasty?  Which one is better?
      Yes, a nose job is not as simple as pinching the button slim and tight.  Remember, you own that nose.  You cannot leave everything to your plastic surgeon’s discretion.  At least you should know what is being ‘opened’, and how ‘close’ it can get.  

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