The Effect of Social Media on Cosmetic Surgery

March 13th, 2014

There’s no denying that social media is changing many aspects of our lives, such as how we interact with friends and family. The nature of social media is also causing some to spend more time evaluating the face they present to the world, both figuratively and literally. A new study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, “revealed that one in three facial plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests for procedures due to clients being more self aware of looks in social media.” The study goes on to say that “13% of AAFRPS members surveyed identified increased photo sharing and clients’ dissatisfaction with their own image on social media sites as a rising trend in practice.”

 

Commenting on the results of the study, Edward Farrior, MD, president of the Academy, said that image based social media is causing cosmetic surgery clients to “hold a microscope up to their own image and often look at it with a more self-critical eye than ever before…These images are often the first impressions young people put out there to prospective friends, romantic interests and employers and our clients want to put their best face forward.”

 

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The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

 

Source

http://www.skininc.com/spabusiness/medicalesthetics/Annual-Study-Finds-Selfies-Are-Impacting-Facial-Plastic-Surgery-Requests-249831081.html

More Men Are Getting Cosmetic Surgery

March 6th, 2014

More men are getting cosmetic surgery these days, and the numbers are pretty impressive. Between 1997 and 2012, the number of cosmetic procedures for men in the United States increased more than 106%, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

 

So why the big increase in men getting cosmetic surgery? Many may be doing it to stay competitive in the job market, according to plastic surgeon Douglas Steinbrech, quoted in Business Insider. “Men get surgery as a key too to help them succeed…In a marketplace where looking fit, younger, and more masculine is imperative, the better you look, the better your chances of ascending the corporate ladder.”

 

Job success isn’t the only reason male cosmetic surgeries are skyrocketing. Body builders and male models are getting plastic surgery to improve their physiques. In addition, the “Daddy Do-over” is becoming popular as a counterpart to the Mommy Make-over.”

 

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The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

 

Source

http://www.businessinsider.com/male-plastic-surgery-procedures-2014-2

Increase in Cosmetic Surgeries in 2013

February 28th, 2014

More and more Americans are going for cosmetic surgeries, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The society just released its annual results on plastic surgery in the U.S., which showed an increase in cosmetic surgery procedures. Last year 15.1 million procedures were performed, which was a 3% increase from 2012.

 

The top five surgical procedures were breast augmentation, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction, and facelifts. 290,000 breast augmentations were performed last year. In terms of minimally invasive procedures, the top five were Botox, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removla, and microdermabrasion. An impressive 6.3 million Botox procedures were performed in the U.S. last year. Finally, among reconstructive procedures, tumor removal, laceration repair, maxillofacial surgery, scar revision, and hand surgery rounded out the top five, with 4.4 million total tumor removals. The biggest change in number of procedures performed were soft tissue fillers, with 2.2 million, a 13% increase from 2012.

 

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The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

 

Source

http://healthland.time.com/2014/02/26/here-are-the-most-popular-plastic-surgery-procedures-in-three-charts/

Considering Cosmetic Surgery

February 20th, 2014

If you’re thinking about getting cosmetic surgery, you’re probably wondering what you need to take into consideration before making your decision. In this blog we’ll talk about some of the factors you should consider when deciding whether or not to get cosmetic surgery.

 

Your Physical and Mental Condition

 

The better condition you’re in physically, the better your body will be able to handle a cosmetic surgery procedure. Smokers for example may want to consider quitting before going forward with a procedure. In addition to physical readiness, you’ll want to make sure that you’re mentally ready as well. If you’re hesitant or unsure, a cosmetic surgeon can help clarify any areas of concern for you and help you make your decision.

 

Risks and Recovery

 

As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with cosmetic surgery Your surgeon will inform you of the risks associated with your procedure, and as a professional will take every step to minimize them. You should also take into consideration the amount of recovery time your procedure may require, which ranges from several days to several months. Keep in mind that properly going through the recovery process is as important as the procedure itself.

 

Costs

 

Most insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery procedures. We offer financing and payment plans to make payment easier and more convenient.

 

considering cosmetic surgery

 

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

 

Body Contouring Procedures from UMD Cosmetic Surgery

February 14th, 2014

Here at the University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer several body contouring procedures that can reshape areas of your body that have not responded to diet, exercise, or skin care regimens.

 

Tummy Tuck

 

Also known as an abdominoplasty, tummy tucks help firm up your tummy by removing excess fat and skin from your lower abdominal region, which tends to sag with age. It can also help restore weakened or separated muscles in the area to make it both smoother and firmer. Tummy tucks can be combined with liposuction.

 

Liposuction

 

Liposuction is a procedure that is used to remove excess fat from many areas of the body, including the stomach, back, legs, and neck. You can read our blog about how laser liposuction works to get an understanding of the procedure.

 

Arm Lift

 

Arm lifts reshape the area of the upper arm around the triceps, which commonly becomes loose with age, or may appear so after weight loss.

 

Thigh Lift

 

This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the inner, upper portion of the leg, which gives a more toned look and reduces chaffing and rashes that may impede exercise.

 

body contouring Baltimore

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

Keeping Your Vitamin D Levels Up in the Winter

February 4th, 2014

Vitamin D is an important nutrient necessary both for strong bones and general health. It helps the body build strong bones by absorbing calcium from food and supplements you take. In addition, it helps with everything from bolstering your immune system to maintaining nerves that carry messages from the brain to the body.

 

Unfortunately, many people don’t get the amount of vitamin D they need, especially in the winter. The reason for this is that the easiest way for your body to get vitamin D is by using the sun to produce the vitamin for itself. Your skin actually produces vitamin D when it’s exposed to the sun’s rays. Think of it like photosynthesis, only your body is producing vitamin D. In the summer, it’s easy to get enough vitamin D because (a) there’s plenty of sunlight and (b) you generally wear clothing that exposes more of your skin in the summer, making it easy for your skin to produce vitamin D.

 

In the winter, however, there’s less hours of sunlight in the day, and depending on your latitude, many of the sun’s UV-B rays (which the body uses to make vitamin D) are reflected off the atmosphere back into space. You also generally expose little skin in the winter. Overall, it’s pretty difficult to get vitamin D from the sun in the winter.

 

So what can you do to compensate? First, you can eat foods that are rich in vitamin D such as fatty fish including salmon, tuna, and mackeral. Mushrooms, cheese, egg yolks and beef liver also provide smaller amounts of vitamin D. While there aren’t many foods that are naturally rich in vitamin D, many, such as milk and breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin D. The second way to get more vitamin D in the winter is to take a vitamin D supplement. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, adults between 19-70 years old need 600 IU of vitamin D a day, and can safely ingest up to 4000 IU. Vitamin D is fat soluble, which means it is possible to take too much, so be sure to stay within the safe range.

 

 

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The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

 As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful

 

Source

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-QuickFacts/

Could Alcohol Be Linked to Skin Cancer?

January 30th, 2014

Plenty of people enjoy taking in the sun along with a drink or two on the beach, but could this combination put you at an increased risk for skin cancer? A new work published in the British Journal of Dermatology looked at 16 studies, involving thousands of participants altogether, and examined the rates of skin cancer among those who did and did not consume alcohol. The findings indicate that “consuming an alcoholic drink or more a day increases skin cancer risk by a fifth.”

 

This may be because the ethanol in alcohol is converted to acetaldehyde after it’s ingested. Acetaldehyde may make your skin more sensitive to UV rays, which can put you at an increased risk for skin cancer. Still, the work does not draw a conclusive link between alcohol consumption and an increased risk of skin cancer. The reasons may be that those who consume alcohol forgo sunscreen or protective clothing when they’re exposed to the sun for extended periods of time.

 

Whether you’re drinking or not, you should take care to protect yourself from UV rays when exposing your skin to the sun. Wear sunscreen, protective clothing, and avoid extended exposure during the peak hours of 10am-2pm, when the sun’s UV rays are strongest.

 

 

alcohol skin cancer

 

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

 As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

 

Source

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25930184

 

Neck, Chin, and Ear Cosmetic Surgery in Baltimore

January 22nd, 2014

This week, we’ll talk about more of the face and neck cosmetic surgery procedures we perform here in Baltimore, specifically, those that focus on the neck, chin, ear, and scars. You can read about the other face and neck cosmetic surgery procedures we perform in last week’s blog.

 

Neck Lift

 

The neck and jaw are some of the first places that show visible signs of aging, as they begin to sag and become less defined. Neck lifts are performed to tighten the muscles and remove excess fat and skin in this area. This restores a more youthful, smooth look to the nexk and jaw.

 

Chin Augmentation

 

Chin augmentation can be done to change the shape and look. This procedure is usually performed in conjunction with a neck lift to produce a noticeable difference in the appearance of the face and jaw line.

 

Ear Cosmetic Surgery

 

Known as an otoplasty, ear repairs can reshape prominent ears or ears that lack the central fold.

 

Scar Revisions

 

The appearance of facial scars can be reduce with a scar revision. While this procedure won’t completely eliminate a scar, it can make it much less visible to the naked eye.

 

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The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

 As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

Face and Neck Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in Baltimore

January 16th, 2014

Here at The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer numerous face and neck cosmetic surgery procedures which target precise areas of the face in order to produce noticeable results. The face and neck cosmetic surgery procedures we offer in Baltimore include:

 

Eyelid Surgery – If you have issues with bags under your eyes or drooping upper lids, eyelid surgery can restore a more youthful appearance to your face. This surgery is often done along with other facial procedures such as a facelift.

 

Browlift – Forehead wrinkles become more noticeable as you age naturally. A browlift ca minimize the appearance of these wrinkles as well as correct sagging or uneven eyebrows.

 

Facelift – Often as you age the whole face will appear to droop and look less full. This is because of a combination of factors, include gravity, exposure to the sun, stress, and loss of hydration in the skin. A facelift can restore a youthful appearance to the face.

 

Nose Reshaping – More commonly known simply as a nose job, a nose reshaping is usually performed not only for form but for function as well. A nose job can correct a deviated septum, which can vastly improve the quality of living for the patient. Our goal is to create a natural nose that restores balance to the face.

 

Check back next week to read about more face and neck cosmetic surgery procedures we offer in Baltimore.

 

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The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

 As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

Winter Skin Care Tips

January 10th, 2014

Does the winter cold have your skin dry and cracked? Here are some winter skin care tips that will keep your skin soft, smooth, and hydrated.

 

Talk to a Professional

 

Set up an appointment with an esthetician or dermatologist to talk about your skin care regimen. They can give you professional advice relevant to your person skin type and advice on which products you should be using.

 

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

 

It’s important to moisturize your skin all year round, but especially so in the winter. Oil-based moisturizers create a layer of protection on the skin that retains moisture better than water-based moisturizers. Be mindful of the type of oil the moisturizer uses if you’re looking for a facial moisturizer. Avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, and almond oil are all nonclogging, make them safe for use on the face.

 

Use Sunscreen

 

The suns UV rays can still damage your skin in the winter, so use a broad-spectrum sunscreen if you’re going to be outside for an extended period of time.

 

Wear Gloves

 

The skin on your hands is more vulnerable to dryness because it’s thinner and has fewer oil glands than skin on other parts of your body. The cold dry winter air gets to your hands first, so make sure you wear gloves when you go outside. If you wear wool gloves, put on a thin cotton glove underneath so the wool doesn’t irritate your skin. If the gloves are wet from snow or ice, put on a different dry pair, because wet gloves can irritate your skin.

 

winter skin care tips

 

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as how invasive the treatment is, the length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

 As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

If you have any questions about any of these procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visitwww.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

 

Source

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/ten-winter-skin-care-tips