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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

Breast Reduction Surgery: All the Facts

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
If your breasts are causing you pain or chronic headaches, it might be time to consider getting a breast reduction.

 

Oversized breasts can lead to multiple medical problems, such as back pain, neck pain, scars in your bra lines, rashes underneath your breast, and chronic headaches. Hundreds of scientific studies document the relief of these symptoms from breast reduction. Breast reduction is often covered by insurance if certain criteria are met. We will evaluate your breasts and write to your insurance company to determine coverage. Reduction patients may stay in the hospital for one night and are off work for 1 to 2 weeks. Reduction patients are among the most grateful women that we have because they feel so much better, have more energy, and are more able to exercise.

 

 

Breast reduction surgery removes some of the tissue and skin from the breasts to reshape and reduce the size of the breasts. It can also make the area of dark skin surrounding the nipple smaller. The benefits of having a procedure done include:

 

  • Increased feeling of comfort - Personal comfort level is important and large or oversized breasts can cause a multitude of health problems such as headaches, bad posture, neck pain and more. The constant strain of heavy breasts can be evident in painful marks on the body left by bra straps.
  • Allows you to participate more - Larger breasts sometimes prevent women from participating in sports or other activities that are painful and awkward with larger breasts. Getting a breast reduction allows women to have more physical freedom than they might have had previously.
  • Changes your appearance - If you’ve ever felt self conscious about your breasts, having a reduction will make you feel more confident in yourself. This is especially true if your large breasts are disproportionate to the rest of your body or if it is hard for you to find clothes that fit you well.

 

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. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness

 

If you have any questions about Breast Reduction Surgery, 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 Reduction, WedMD

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

Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness in Maryland

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Making the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a little like buying a house – it’s an investment you’ll want to make sure you can live with for a long time, possibly forever. As houses age, they require upkeep: floors need refinishing, outdated bathrooms scream for a facelift. And as you age, you may find you need the same sorts of enhancements in order to feel comfortable about the way you look. It’s not about bulldozing your house and starting anew; it’s about restoring the features you already have.

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is here to help you do just that, with a robust team of knowledgeable, experienced, and highly skilled surgeons. Based on your ultimate goals of enhancement, we will work with you to develop a procedure that will help you to look the way you’ve been longing to look.

 

 

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. Each of our treatments is designed to help you achieve desired aesthetic results for targeted areas of your body. Consulting with you to explain important considerations like invasiveness of treatment, length of recovery, side effects, costs, and anticipated outcome, we will work with you one-on-one to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

 

Stay tuned as we update the blog to keep you informed about cosmetic procedures and the cutting edge technology we use at the University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness to help our patients achieve the results they desire while receiving the best possible care.

 

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