Archive for the ‘Cosmetic Surgery’ Category

The Effect of Social Media on Cosmetic Surgery

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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.”

 

men 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.

 

Source

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

Increase in Cosmetic Surgeries in 2013

Friday, 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/

How Does Scar Revision Work?

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Scar revision surgery is one of the treatments we offer here at The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Different techniques are used depending on the nature of the scar, but the premise is essentially the same no matter the technique. Scar revision surgery reduces the visibility of a scar on your body by making it harder for the eye to make out against the skin. Here’s how it works.

 

 

Why are scars visible?

 

One reason a scar is visible is because it’s a straight line that stands out to the eye against the uniformity of the skin. In addition, they are often either lighter or darker than the surrounding skin. Often, either the scar itself or the skin around it may be raised or depressed, resulting in an irregularity in contouring. Finally, if a scar is tethered to a facial feature that moves frequently such as the lip, nose or eyelids, their visibility is made more apparent.

 

Treatments: Broken Line Repair

 

Broken line repair is a scar revision treatment that uses irregular patterns to distract the eye and make it very difficult to detect the scar. The incision line creates a random assortment of interlocking and irregular shapes between 3 to 5 mm in length. Though it might sound like this is making things worse, it scatters the straight line so much that the eye has difficulty following it, thus making the scar less visible.

 

Z-Plasty

 

Similar to broken line repair, Z-plasty uses Z-shaped incisions to make a straight line less noticeable to the eye. It also lengthens shortened scars to make them less prominent, and redirects forces of tension.

 

W-Plasty

 

This scar revision technique uses a W-shaped pattern of incisions to misdirect the eye. However, it does not lengthen shortened scars or redirect forces of tension, which may make a Z-plasty more desirable.

 
Post-Surgery

 

After a scar revision procedure, the scar will actually be more visible for awhile owing to the fresh incisions. It can take several months for the visibility of these incisions to go down, but eventually the scar will be less visible than it was prior to the scar revision procedure. Dermabrasion procedures are sometimes used in conjuction with scar revision surgery to further reduce the visibility of scars.

 

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An untreated scar.

 

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.lamfacialplastics.com/faq/scar-revision-faqs/

Will the Affordable Care Act Affect the Cosmetic Surgery Industry?

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

There’s been plenty of talk recently about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In brief, Obamacare won’t directly affect the cosmetic surgery. Most cosmetic surgeries weren’t covered by insurance before the new law went into effect, and they will continue not to be covered.

 

When the legislation was first introduced, it included a 10% tax on cosmetic surgery procedures. However, this tax has been shifted to the tanning industry, in an effort to raise revenue while hopefully reducing incidences of skin cancer caused by excessive tanning in tanning booths. While the cosmetic surgery industry avoided this tax, it is not immune to the 2.3% excise tax on all medical devices, which will affect industries across the healthcare spectrum.

 

Overall, while the new healthcare legislation doesn’t directly affect cosmetic surgery, the industry will be affected by the medical devices tax. This of course is assuming the tax remains in place, as there are many efforts aimed at repealing the tax.

 

 

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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://premiermedicalfinancing.com/cosmetic-surgery-under-obamacare/

Common Questions Associated with Cosmetic Surgery

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Cosmetic Surgery FAQCosmetic surgery is a process that requires a lot of forethought and deliberation on behalf of the patient. Anyone who undergoes cosmetic surgery wants to know exactly what the procedure is going to be like and what kind of recovery time they’re looking at post-surgery. There are always a few other common questions that doctors get when a patient is either deciding on surgery or getting ready to undergo a procedure. Check out some of the frequently asked common questions below to get some answers!

  • What is the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery? – Cosmetic surgery involves taking the body that is already there and attempting to make it more aesthetically appealing by using surgical techniques. Plastic surgery generally involves silicone or other types of implants to enhance the body.
  • Am I a good candidate for cosmetic surgery? – This, as with many others, is a question that can only be answered on an individual basis. Every surgery is different and not every procedure is for every person. This is a common question about cosmetic surgery that should definitely be posed to your Dr. at the initial consultation. It will help you gauge whether there’s a better option out there, or if the particular procedure you’re looking at is the right one for you.
  • What is the recovery time and procedure? – Recovery also depends upon the procedure. As a general notion, though, you should always follow any and all instructions that your Dr. gives you post-op. This will insure that you have the best possible recovery and outcome from your procedure. Always avoid smoking as it can actually lengthen recovery times and make the procedure less effective.
  • Does UMD Cosmetic Surgery offer payment plans or financial assistance? – UMD is happy to help with a payment plan to make it easier for you to afford your cosmetic procedure. The office also offers to help clients find other financing options as well as assistance.

If you’re looking in to cosmetic surgery and have any more questions, either check out UMD Cosmetic Surgery’s FAQ page or give us a call.

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: FAQ

Cosmetic Surgery: The Numbers

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Sometimes it helps to see things boiled down to the numbers. Here are some basic statistics on some of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure. The statistics include the duration of the effects of the surgery (how long your face lift will remain, etc.), recovery time, cost, and potential post surgery pain on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest possible pain.

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Face Lift

 

Duration: 10 to 15 years

Recovery Time: Up to a week

Cost: Between $6,000 and $11,000

Post-op Pain: 5

 

Eye Lift

 

Duration: 15 to 20 years

Recovery Time: Up to a week

Cost: $4,500 to $8,000 for upper and lower, half for just upper

Post-op Pain: 4

 

Liposuction

 

Duration: 10 to 20 years for abs and thighs, 10 to 15 years for neck, lifetime for love handles

Recovery Time: 2 days

Cost: $2,700 to $5,000

Post-op pain: Between 2 and 10 depending on the technique

 

Rhinoplasty

 

Duration: Permanent

Recovery Time: 2 days

Cost: $4,000 to $6,000

Post-op Pain: 7

 

 

 

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.foxnews.com/health/2013/04/18/building-perfect-face-new-trends-in-cosmetic-surgery-for-men/

 

Post Cosmetic Surgery Recover Tips

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Recovery after cosmetic surgery usually doesn’t take too long, however you want to follow your surgeon’s advice in order to ensure the recover goes as smoothly as possible and the affected area of your body is allowed to heal completely. Here are a few tips on how to go about your recovery post-surgery.

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Take Your Medication

 

If you’re prescribed pain medication, take it. Some may try to tough it out through the pain, but you’re not doing your self any favors. This can raise your blood pressure which in turn could lead to increased bruising, or bleeding under the skin that could damage the wound in worse situations.

 

Drink Plenty of Fluids/Eat Right

 

Not only will this help speed the recovery, it will help prevent constipation, which is a common side effect of pain medication. Eating right will ensure that your body has the nutrients it needs to repair itself.

 

Be Active (But not too active)

 

Get your blood flowing, but avoid strenuous physical activity. This means take a break from the gym for a week or so. Too much physical activity can lead to increased blood pressure, which can cause the aforementioned problems.

 

Be Prepared for Mental Side Effects

 

Many patients experience post-operative depression. This can come about for a number of reasons, including the sudden drop off of anticipation and stress that you experienced pre-surgery. Some patients deal with stress post-surgery as well, which can be amplified by a lack of exercise. Make sure you take time to collect your thoughts and care for yourself after having 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.

Sources

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/video/quick-recovery-cosmetic-surgery

http://www.smartplasticsurgery.com/plastic-surgery-guide/recovery-after-plastic-surgery/

Breast Augmentation from UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness

Monday, April 29th, 2013

There are many different kinds of procedures for changing the appearance, shape and size of your breasts. There are breast enlargements (also known as augmentations), breast reductions, breast reconstructions, breast lifts (mastopexy) and gynecomastia. All of these procedures modify the breasts in different ways. The procedure that is right for you will depend on what result you’re looking for.

Most women seeking cosmetic augmentation want naturally looking but fuller breasts. At the University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness, we will listen to you to determine your goals, as not every patient wants the same postoperative size. We will have you try on various sizes of implants and we will choose a size together. We will also tell you about saline and silicone implants, putting the implant above or below the muscle, and the various incisions that are possible for you. Round and contoured implants will also be discussed so that you can be fully aware of your choices and participate in all decision making.

  Breast Augmentation UMD

 

We will also point out any features of your breasts, such as asymmetries or nipple position, that you may want to consider in your decision making process. We are committed to well informed patients and we will be happy to answer all your questions. Augmenation evaluations often take a full hour, so schedule plenty of time. When you have a breast augmentation done, an implant is placed under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle beneath the breast. An implant is a soft silicone shell filled with silicone gel or a saline (saltwater) solution. An incision is made either at the bottom crease of the breast, the armpit or along the lower edge of the areola. The implants are put in through such incisions and after careful adjustment, it is closed up with stitches.

 

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 invasiveness of the treatment, 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 Breast Augmentation, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit www.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today! Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Source: Breast Enlargement, WebMD

Body Contouring from University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

UMD Cosmetic Surgery woman

Every person on Earth has a body shape that is unique to them. We all have our curves, dips, twists and turns. Our body shapes also change with age. The older we get, the more it seems to fluctuate and change. If you’re unhappy with the current shape of your body, why not let the professionals at University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness help you with body contouring procedures?

Body contouring is a less invasive procedure for reshaping your body and can also remove excess fat. Our body contouring procedures improve the shape and tone of your underlying tissue Here are just some of the procedures that are included under the umbrella of body contouring:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) - Abdomens become lax and saggy. Although exercise can help muscles, it cannot change the skin. An abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal region. It can also restore weakened or separated muscles creating a tummy that is smoother and firmer. Minimal skin excess can be treated with short scar mini-abdominoplasties. Abdominoplasties can also be combined with liposuction of the flanks or other areas.

  • Liposuction - This procedure removes excess fat from the stomach, buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts, back, arms, or neck. Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula that is connected to a powerful suction pump and inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin. Fat removal is accomplished as the suction cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fatty layers. After surgery, these tiny tunnels collapse and thus result in an improved body contour. Sometimes laser or ultrasonic cannulas are used. The only visible scar is the small scar where the port enters the body. Certain small areas of fat can be treated with local anesthesia and minimal down time.

  • Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) - An arm lift reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the elbow to the shoulder. Often seen after weight loss or with age, flabby arms can be recontoured and tightened to fit into clothing and look proportionate to the rest of the body. This procedure is common and many people who don’t enjoy the flab that may have developed on their arms.

  • Thigh Lift - Fatty bulges in the inner thigh can cause rubbing, chaffing, rashes, and difficulty with exercising. A thigh lift removes skin and fat from the inner, upper portion of the leg, resulting in a smoother, more toned look to the legs. It’s like a suave makeover for your legs!

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 invasiveness of the treatment, 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 Body Contouring, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit www.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today! Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.