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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!

 

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Source: 9 Interesting Facts About Plastic Surgery, Live Science

The Surprising Benefits of Liposuction

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
The nation’s fourth most popular cosmetic procedure, according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), may have some surprising health benefits that you didn’t know about. As we all know, procedures like laser liposuction removes excess fat and generally leaves most patients with a better looking body and a new attitude. But studies in recent years have found that getting liposuction may reduce the amount of harmful fat circulating in the blood and lower your risk of heart disease.

 

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Denver had found that patients who started with high triglycerides in their blood ended up with a 43% reduction in those triglycerides. That is almost twice the amount reduction people usually get by taking cholesterol-lowering medications. The study was led by Dr. Eric Swanson, who also found that patients’ white blood cell counts fell 11% after having a liposuction procedure.

This lowering of triglycerides or “bad fats” in conjunction with reduction of white blood cells are both ways to lower a patient’s risk of heart attacks, obesity, strokes and high blood pressure. Other than these unseen benefits, liposuction has a lot of known benefits, such as:

 

  • Control your body shape - Liposuction can hit those areas that exercise has no effect on. A patient can override the body shape that was given to them by their genes and shape certain part of their body the way they’d like it to be.

 

  • A better chance of the fat staying gone - After a patient has a removal of fat cells, those areas are less likely  to regrow the same cells in the same “problem areas.” A patient that has had liposuction has to stay on a strict diet and exercise regiment since fat cells from other areas of the body can spread to the sections you’ve had the procedure on.

 

  • Newfound confidence - Liposuction will give you a newfound sense of confidence in yourself and in your own body.

 

If you’re interested in Laser Liposuction treatments, contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness today!

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 Laser Liposuction, 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:
Liposuction may have a legitimate health benefit, LA Times
Study Says Liposuction Helps Heart Health; Doctors Are Skeptical, ABC News
The Advantages of Liposuction, eHow.com

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

Injectable Skin Treatments in Baltimore, Maryland from UMD

Monday, May 6th, 2013
As we age, our skin develop deep wrinkles such as laugh lines, crow’s feet and forehead furrows. One way to remedy this is by getting an injectable skin treatment such as Botox. Injectable cosmetic wrinkle fillers are soft tissue fillers approved as medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These devices are injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.

 

The FDA has approved absorbable injectable cosmetic wrinkle fillers for correcting soft tissue contour defects, such as moderate and severe wrinkles and folds. Some absorbable fillers are approved for restoring or correcting the signs of facial fat loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Botox specifically is a brand name of a toxin created by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Those muscles effected can’t contract, thus making the wrinkles relax and soften.

 

 

After a the simple, relatively painless Botox procedure is done, it takes about three to seven days to take full effect. It is advisable to avoid alcohol at least one week before the procedure and taking anti-inflammatory medications a few weeks before will also help reduce bruising and swelling. Consult with your local Baltimore University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness doctor to develop a plan that will ensure the procedure goes over smoothly - and that it will ensure that you have smooth skin for years to come.

 

At UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness, we offer several different types of injectables including Botox, Juvaderm, Restylane, Radiesse. These can be used in combination to treat wrinkles achieving a smooth rested appearance. Loss of volume in the face is a normal part of the aging process. Fillers can be used to augment areas which appear deflated. Lines around the eyes, on the forehead and between the brows can make you appear tired, older and even angry. Botox softens these lines.

 

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 Injectable Skin Treatments, 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:
Wrinkle Relief: Injectable Cosmetic Fillers, WebMD
Cosmetic Uses of Botox, WebMD

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.

 

 

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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Source: Breast Enlargement, 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.