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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...
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If you are seeking to enhance your buttocks through plastic surgery, make sure you know exactly what is going into your buttocks. The only two materials that should be used to plump up your derriere are either your own fat obtained via liposuction or formed, silicone buttocks implants. If a doctor is offering some other type of substance, run far and run fast. Malleable or pliable synthetic substances can migrate to other areas (such as the lower back or hip) and cause significant pain and even death.
In South America, specifically Venezuela, though the government has banned the use of stuffing-like materials, such as synthetic biopolymers, they are still being used in some cases for buttocks enhancement. One woman has stated that the pain is so severe she cannot sit down for five minutes. Why would a woman opt for this route of buttocks enhancement? Cost. There's a cost associated with liposuction for the Brazilian Butt Lift and a cost associated with buttocks implants. This is in addition to the cost of the procedure to actually plump the buttocks. Biosynthetic material is cheaper, but in the long run, the complications can end up costing you more than if you'd had one of the two safer, legitimate procedures.
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Actress Renee Zellweger attends Giorgio Armani - One Night Only New York at SuperPier on October 24, 2013 in New York City.
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Remember Jennifer Grey? The Dirty Dancing actress whose acting career was ruined by plastic surgery? After her plastic surgery, by all measures, her nose looked great. The problem was, it made her unrecognizable. Well, it seems history has repeated itself.
Renee Zellweger has become the latest focus of celebrity plastic surgery. Her eyes appear more open and the corners more upturned than her signature more heavy upper eyelid look. Speculation is that she had an eyelid lift.
Zellweger doesn't look so much bad as she does look different. Her eyes do look more youthful, with the more open appearance and the upturning of the corners. Unfortunately, she looks quite different from what the public is used to. For some, this can equate to bad plastic surgery.
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Do you think your chin is too small or too big?
While not as common as liposuction or breast surgery, chin surgery does exist and can help you feel more confident if you are self-conscious about your profile.For more on chin augmentation or chin reduction: Plastic Surgery of the Chin
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Every plastic surgery operation requires some type of anesthesia. For more information on the types of anesthesia used for plastic surgery:Anesthesia for Plastic Surgery
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Kim Kardashian claims that the first thing she did after she got home from delivering her baby was to look at her vagina in the mirror. She states it looked better than before she had her baby.
Now while we'll just have to take her word on that, sometimes the private parts are worse for wear after delivering a baby. The vagina Read More...
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A popular Miami radio personality, Betty Pino, died just this past August at age 65 due to complications from plastic surgery. Specifically she had "hard" implants placed into her buttocks some 20 years prior. After 10 years she had the implants removed and replaced with saline implants. These implants caused her discomfort when she sat. Therefore, Read More...
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Most women like the idea of having nice breasts. For some women, this means having bigger breasts. For those women who are desiring larger breasts, the options are not just limited to silicone and saline breast implants.
Fat is being more commonly used to enhance the breasts. It is a great option for women who have enough fat to transfer to the breasts and who do not want a foreign object in their body. The downside is that with fat transfer to the breast, it is quite unpredictable. You're not going to get a definitive size as you would with breast implants.
For more information on natural breast augmentation, also known as fat transfer to the breast, read:
If squats, leg lifts, the adductor machine at the gym, and Suzanne Somer's Thighmaster have not helped you improve the appearance of your inner thighs, it may be excess skin that's the issue. How do you determine if it's excess skin, fat, or both?Inner Thigh Lift Surgery
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Women in the United States aren't the only ones feeling the pressure to slim their physiques ASAP after having a baby. A British plastic surgeon claims that the number of women visiting his clinic to go under the knife to get their physique back after having a baby has doubled in the last five years. The Duchess of Cambridge's quick return to her pre-baby body has only fueled these requests.
Remember, getting your pre-baby body back will not happen overnight. It will take time. If you're truly concerned about loose abdominal skin or sagging breast, plastic surgery in the form of a "mommy makeover" may be an option.For more info: Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back