Posts Tagged ‘Cosmetic Surgery’

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

Considering Cosmetic Surgery

Thursday, 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.

 

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.

 

 

Affordable Care Act 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://premiermedicalfinancing.com/cosmetic-surgery-under-obamacare/

Skin Care Tips for Summer

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Summer is in full swing, which means one thing: summer vacations! Everyone you know is planning that perfect summer get away. Your friend Sarah is headed to the beach. Your cousin Craig is going camping. Your parents are headed on a cruise to the Bahamas. And you are headed to your favorite amusement park. Everyone is going somewhere different, but everyone has one thing in common: the need for Skin Care.

 

Your skin protects everything. So it is important to protect your skin. Your skin deserves the proper care and attention. And it all begins with sunscreen. You should wear sunscreen each and every day, even if you are not lounging on your favorite beach reading a good book. 78% of all the sun damage incurred in a lifetime is from incidental exposure, according to information from the UCLA skin research department. Use sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide with an SPF of 15 or higher. But sunscreen is just the beginning.

 

Skin Care Tips for Summer

 

  1. Soothing Sunburn: Use a cold compresses to reduce sunburn pain and cool your skin.
  2. Accessorize: Wearing a hat is more than just a fashion statement. It can help protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Sunglasses are also great, as they can protect your eyes and the sensitive skin around your eyes. Look for UV-blocking sunglasses with 99 to 100 percent absorption.
  3. Antioxidants: Foods high in antioxidants - like vegetables, fruits, super foods such as acai, coconut water, maca, and cacao – can help, as well.
  4. Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency can put you at greater risk of skin damage.

 

At the end of the day, too much sun exposure does more than give you a nasty sunburn. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and possibly the most preventable. Sun exposure is also the No. 1 cause of lines and wrinkles! So do yourself a favor and protect your skin.

 

If you have any questions about Skin Care, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

Feeling Fresh Faced with a Chemical Peel

Monday, July 1st, 2013

We all love spending time in the sun this time of year, but we don’t always take the proper precautions to ensure that our skin survives these encounters unharmed. Freckling and sunspots can pop up quickly as a result of too much sun exposure. Rest assured, though, there is a way to turn back some of the damage and reduce the visibility of it. A chemical peel can remove the discolorations and leave your skin looking new and beautiful. You may be asking, though, what is a chemical peel and what all does it do?

There are three different times of chemical peels: light, medium, and deep. The kind of chemical peel that is right for you will depend upon what you are trying to correct and how severe the discoloration is. The chemicals are brushed on to your face and then neutralized after a specific length of time.  A light peel is usually used for people who suffer from acne, small wrinkles, and slight discolorations. The recovery is short and you can receive the treatment up to once a week for the first six weeks. This peel only affects the outer layer of skin and causes the least amount of pain.

A medium peel uses slightly harsher chemicals and penetrates further into the skin to the top of the dermis layer to smooth out acne scars and more severe discoloration. Your skin may burn or sting during one of these treatments, but they do not last long and the solution will be neutralized within a couple of minutes. It is likely that your skin will peel, but the new layer of skin will be healthy and bright.

Deep chemical peels will change your skin the most and is usually used on patients who have severe discoloration, wrinkling, or occasionally pre-cancerous growths. This peel will penetrate to the lower part of the dermis level and is likely to cause a lot more pain than a light or a medium peel. The chemicals are left on the face for longer, but there is generally a local anesthetic applied to reduce the pain. After the treatment, there will be peeling and discomfort, which can be managed with pain meds. While there are more negatives to this particular procedure, there are also more positives. The results can last as far as ten years in the future, giving you healthy, glowing skin for up to a decade.

If you want that warm glow for the summer, the best time to look into a chemical peel is about six weeks prior so there is time to recover and peel. When you want to diminish discoloration and wrinkles for the summer, you should look into a chemical peel at University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness.

Chemical Peel - Minimally Invasive Procedure - American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The Benefits of Arm Lift Procedures for Summertime Confidence

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Summertime means tank tops and swimsuits and with those come bare arms. For people who have recently lost weight or find their skin has become less elastic with age, it can mean skipping the beach or a poolside bash in favor of keeping that loose skin on the upper arms covered.  UMD Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness offers arm lifts to solve this problem.

Starting at the elbow and extending to the armpit, this lift involves removing the excess skin and allows the arms to look tight and toned again. Here are a few more things to know about arm lifts

  • Candidacy – While people who just feel like they could use some tightening are candidates, the people who most often look to get arm lifts are those who have lost a significant amount of weight, and older women who have lost elasticity in their skin. With any type of cosmetic surgery, it is best to be in good health and knowledgeable of the benefits and risks of cosmetic surgery.
  • Benefits – Smooth, tight arms can help give a confidence boost and get you in those short sleeve shirts and swimsuits in the summer. The scarring is minimal and the doctors at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness will make sure that it is in a place that is not easily noticeable. Good self esteem and high confidence can help lead to a healthier and happier you. This procedure can also make you more comfortable physically since the excess skin will no longer be weighing you down.
  • Risks – As with any surgical procedure, there are risks of complication. These include possible infection, swelling of arms and hands, scarring, and bleeding. Though your doctor will do their best to keep the scarring to a minimum, the scar will be very visible at first and will fade with time to become more unnoticeable. The best way to avoid complications is to follow the postoperative instructions laid out by your doctor.

If you are uncomfortable with the way your upper arms look, this could be a great solution for you to get out and enjoy the summer with friends and family.

Interesting Facts About Cosmetic Surgery From UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Cosmetic surgery has surprisingly been around for as far back as the early nineteenth century. During World War I, cosmetic surgery was performed on injured soldiers to reconstruct parts of their body that were damaged due to combat. The surgeries that existed at that time included such procedures as skin grafting and surgery on body parts such as a broken jaw or a displaced nose.

Since the WWI days, cosmetic surgery has become much more advanced and now includes repair of damage and improvements to facial features and the overall appearance of your face. It initially was just used for people who were born disfigured, but now it sees widespread application across a whole variety of different cosmetic applications.

Here are a few interesting facts about cosmetic surgery (from a 2011 study):

  • 13.8 million Americans had cosmetic procedures done. The majority of those procedures were minimally invasive. 
  • Nearly $10.4 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures. 91% of those procedures were performed on women.
  • Patients who live in the Pacific and Mountain regions had the most cosmetic surgery done, with the number coming in at about 3.9 million.
  • The top procedure for women was breast augmentation while the top procedure for men was nose reshaping.

 

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 Face & Neck procedures, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Source: 9 Interesting Facts About Plastic Surgery, Live Science

Face Procedures: Browlift, Facelift and Eyelid Surgery

Monday, June 10th, 2013

There’s an old cliche saying that states eyes are the windows into the soul. A lot of important, meaningful human connection starts with eye contact. The eyes are what we see with and what people look at when they look at our faces. If you have a condition that has developed around your eyes or if you have puffy dark bags that you’d like to remove, University Of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Dentistry can help.

We offer many face procedures for the neck and chin including (but not limited to): Browlifts, facelifts and eyelid surgery. If you’re wondering what some of these procedures pertain to, here’s a brief overview:

  • Eyelid Surgery - This surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty can help reduce bagginess from your lower eyelids and remove excess skin from your upper eyelids. This procedure is especially useful to older people who may have sagging eyelids that obstruct their vision. This is due to the process in which eyelids age; as they age it reduces the elasticity they have. The recovery time is relatively short and the end result will leave you looking youthful.
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy) - A facelift or a Rhytidectomy reduces the visible amount of wrinkles caused by aging. The skin is lifted off of the face and then tightened to give a youthful, new look. A facelift can reduce the signs of aging by a good amount. It is the most extensive way to get rid of unsightly wrinkles and transform you back into a younger version of yourself.
  • Browlift (Coronoplasty) - Also known as Coronoplasty, a browlift is a common facial rejuvenation treatment often combined with a facelift and/or a blepharoplasty. This procedure can help remove or minimize unsightly lines or wrinkles on the forehead, as well as sagging or uneven eyebrows. It can help remove age lines from your forehead and make your face look more wrinkle-free and younger.

 

UMD Center for Cosmetic Surgery Face And Neck

Visit our Face & Neck procedure page for a comprehensive list of all the face procedures that we do!

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 Face & Neck procedures, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Sources:
Eyelid Surgery, WebMD
Face-Lift (Rhytidectomy), WedMD

Face Procedures: Nose, Neck & Chin from UMD

Monday, May 13th, 2013
Facial aesthetics are often one of the most important part of a person’s self image and self esteem. While we can’t change all of the features that we’re born with, we can reshape areas of our face to conform to the standards of what we see in the mirror. Sometimes we have birth defects or health problems causes by an abnormality in our face. If you’re unhappy with the state of your face, The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness understands and can help. We do multiple face and neck procedures including: Rhinoplasty (nose), Platysmaplasty (neck) and Genioplasty (chin).

Rhinoplasty is a procedure for the nose that is utilized to change its shape or improve its function. It is a common aesthetic procedure which often has a functional component. It can be done for a variety of reasons including correcting breathing problems that are a result of disfigurment from tramua or birth defects. The main goal of the procedure is to create a natural nose and restore balance to the face. It normally takes two to three weeks to be able to return to normal functions without anyone knowing you’ve had the procedure done.

 

Platysmaplasty is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the neck. The neck and jaw line are one of the first places people begin to see signs of aging. A neck lift can help in removing excess skin, removing or altering neck muscles, removing excess fat or using Botox injections to address the fullness of the neck. The procedure removes excess fat and skin and tightens the muscles to give a natural, smooth look. Patients that suffer with “double chins” or “turkey wattle neck” after losing a significant amount of weight can benefit from this procedure.

 

And finally, Genioplasty is a procedure that alters the shape, position and structure of your chin. It is often done together with a neck lift or liposuction of the neck but in congenital or posttraumatic cases may be done alone. Your chin is an important part of your face, shaping out of the bottom and giving your face a sense of completeness. Most of UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness’s face and neck procedures can be done in conjunction with one another. Consult your local UMD physician today to figure out which procedures may be right for you.

 

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 Face & Neck procedures, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Sources:
What to Expect From a Neck Lift, WebMD
Cosmetic Surgery for the Nose, WebMD

Coronoplasty from the University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Is age starting to creep up on you? Do you look older than you feel? It is natural to want to remain young and beautiful as long as possible. However, age eventually catches up to us all, no matter how young we feel on the inside. Well, maybe it is time to fight back!

 

Coronoplasty, better known as a browlift or forehead lift, is a common facial rejuvenation procedure designed to remove or minimize unsightly lines or wrinkles on the forehead, as well as reposition a low or sagging brow to help give you a more youthful appearance. A browlift can be done in conjunction with a facelift and/or a blepharoplasty or it can be an isolated procedure.

 

It is time you look as young as you feel!

 

University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness: Helping You Achieve Your Aesthetic Goals

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We specialize in a wide variety of procedures, from treatments to the face and neck to body contouring, breast surgery, and skin and laser processes. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you.

 

If you have any questions about Coronoplasty, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.