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A new more lightweight breast implant is in the works. The Govrin brothers, one a plastic surgeon and one a biomedical engineer, have invented a new breast implant that is 30 percent lighter than its conventional counterparts. The thought behind the more lightweight implant is that less is more. The heavier the breast implant the more it can stretch the skin and cause ptosis or sagging of the breasts after a prolonged period. The manufacturers of the B-lite implants believe it is not the size of the implant, but the weight which is responsible for a large part of these side effects. The B-lite implant supposedly helps to slow this skin-stretching process by weighing more than 30 percent less than its conventional counterpart.
So when do these implants come onto the market? For more information: Lightweight Breast Implants: Taking the Weight Off Of Your Chest
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Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. It usually offers a predictable result and takes away unwanted excess fat.
Liposuction patients come in two categories. There are those who are at a reasonable weight for their height, eat healthily and exercise regularly who have a little extra in certain areas. Then there are those who are admittedly overweight or obese who want to look better and are may be looking for a "jumpstart."
Either way, liposuction is not without risk. Liposuction is indeed surgery. Most people escape serious complications such as infection, fat embolism, blood clots, and death. Indentations or craters and lumps while less serious are also possible complications that can contribute to botched liposuction.
Avoiding botched liposuction is a two-sided effort. The surgeon has to be skilled and have techniques to avoid too much fat removal. The patient has to be a good candidate - loose skin and skin with decreased elasticity or skin that already has cellulite or dimples and/or stretch marks is going to be more prone to contour irregularities, no matter how good your surgeon is!
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Are you thinking about getting really big or extra-large breast implants? You know, implants so big they rival the size of your head! You may want to think twice, literally and figuratively!
For more about really big breast implants: The Case Against Really Big Breast Implants.
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Do you have a thutt? No, not a butt, but a thutt? A thut occurs when there is no demarcation or distinct separation between where your upper thigh ends and your butt begins. In other words, the two anatomical areas run together as one. This can happen in normal-weight, overweight, or obese individuals. It is a condition that occurs in those who sit for the majority of the day or have a sedentary lifestyle.
With the movement toward more shapely and bigger derrieres, more women are trying to figure out how to get rid of their thut. Is this something that can be fixed with plastic surgery. Adding fat to your buttocks (also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift) can give you a bigger, more shapely butt, it is not going to create a crease, technically known as a "gluteal crease."
So, just as there is a spectrum of appearances on how faces look, there is a variety of looks for buttocks. Not everyone is going to have a rounded buttocks with a crease in the right place, even with the help of plastic surgery.
To learn more about how to get rid of a thutt: What Is A Thutt?
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Looking youthful is not all about having surgery. A good skincare regimen can delay the need for a surgical procedure, specifically a facelift.
While it is best to start good skincare in the teenage years (washing off make-up every night, using moisturizer, and minimizing sunburn), it is never too late to start. A good skincare regimen involves a lot more than good face washing as we get older.Read More...
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Fun house mirrors can temporarily change your body shape for fun. This type of body morphing has now been channeled into one of several different apps that can be downloaded on your smartphone. More and more people are changing their bodies and faces with a swipe of a finger - a type of virtual plastic surgery.
While it seems most people know this is just an app that is used for "entertainment purposes," there are some users Read More...
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Just how young is too young for plastic surgery? Is it anything younger than 18? Does it depend on the maturity of the patient? Is it okay as long as a minor's parents agree to it? Is it okay only in circumstances where there is a notable defect, such as significant asymmetry?
Plastic surgery for the teenage population has a whole different set of considerations than for full-fledged adults. Read More...
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Is he or isn't he? Supposedly Bruce Jenner was supposed to have surgery to flatten his Adam's apple, and then changed his mind. This procedure is known as "tracheal shaving" or "chondrolaryngoplasty ."
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Kirstie Alley, known for her roles on the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the Look Who's Talking movie series, and the television show Cheers, recently commented to radio host Howard Stern:Read More...
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We're in the midst of the holiday season! For some, this means adding an extra hole or two to the belt or switching to the fat jeans. Yet others look to some other way that they can have their cake and eat it too, (aka liposuction).
Liposuction, while exceedingly effective and a quite popular procedure, is no free lunch. Pain/soreness/discomfort and recovery or downtime are involved. While the results Read More...