What is the most common plastic surgery for celebrities? The following comments are my opinion only, deduced after working as a Hollywood plastic surgeon for a time and becoming a pop culture and celebrity plastic surgery “expert.” By far the most common cosmetic procedure is Botox. Botox has gotten so widespread in Hollywood nowadays that I notice when people do not have Botox more than when people do. This was most evident when I watched Tea Leoni act all flustered in that Adam Sandler clunker, “Spanglish.” She had so many forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet in that movie that I found it almost distracting to watch her. That many forehead wrinkles are rarely seen in beautiful Hollywood actresses today, so I applaud her for going au natural.
As far as surgery goes, the top three in my opinion are liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty. All three of these occur much more often in celebrities than in the normal population. Breast augmentations are often obvious (hello Mariah Carey!), whereas liposuction can be difficult to determine (I’ve had people tell me that J. Lo has had it done numerous times), and rhinoplasties are either good (Halle Berry?) or bad (Jennifer Grey?). There are many more celebrities who’ve had these surgeries done than most people may realize. (I even believe that the great Julia Roberts has had her nose done!) At some point, the normal population may catch up with Hollywood celebrities in the amount of plastic surgery performed, but by then the celebrities may have gone onto bigger and more drastic ways to keep themselves young and relevant.
Women in their 30’s need the real skinny on whether they should start receiving Botox and fillers, microdermabrasion and laser treatments at a younger age to prevent future wrinkling. Logically, many young women wonder if this might be a bit too early and, hence, a waste of money.
The aging process consists of several components:
• Loss of volume (as just discussed),
• Gravitational descent of facial structures (both skin and fat as well as the deeper contents of the face),
• Skin surface wear and tear and
• Biochemical changes to the skin, such as thinning of the dermis and loss of elasticity.
These changes don’t begin when we hit the milestones of 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years of age. Rather, these changes begin immediately as we begin our lives. So then, the question is, at what age to do what?
There are two approaches: Preventative and Reparative.
Preventative is easy, but you really need your parents to have been proactive. When we are children, the last thing we think about as we go outside and play is to put on our sunscreen. Much of the sun damage that occurs to our skin happens when we are children; too young to know to prevent it. And to those of you who are reading this and have small children, take note. You can protect their skin now.
Ok, so what can you do now? Now it’s time for the reparative activities to repair the damage. Just about everyone has some element of damage to their skin due to sun exposure. It is never too late, nor too early to learn how to protect your skin and use topical agents to repair some of the damage to your skin. A knowledgeable aesthetician can evaluate your skin and make appropriate recommendations. I think that anyone concerned about his of her facial appearance should pursue this. It is easy, painless, not very expensive, and can preserve as much of your appearance in the future as possible. Maybe even undo some of the damage you already have.
Where do Botox and fillers fit in? Botox is a purified protein derivative that relaxes muscle. Although Botox has over 100 medical indications for use, in the face it relaxes the muscles that cause facial lines, hence the lines fade. This happens only for as long as the Botox is working, then the lines come back. Botox lasts about three to four months, so it is advisable to repeat treatments at those intervals to maintain your new look. Fillers, on the other hand, replace lost volume to the face and fill lines that are not due to muscle activity, such as the nasolabial folds, or “smile lines” on your face. Most fillers are temporary, lasting from 4 to 24 months, depending on the particular filler. I personally do not believe in permanent fillers such as silicone as there have been some problems with them, and facial aging continues, so what looks good now, may not look good at all in several years. I think that anyone over 18 years who has concerns about facial lines that would be improved with Botox and/or fillers, or wishes to enhance the fullness of their lips should give consideration to using Botox/fillers.
There are many other non-surgical treatments for facial aging of varying efficacies. It is beyond the purpose of this blog to evaluate each one, but this group includes chemical peels (of which there are several types), microdermabrasion, and radiofrequency treatments. I do not believe that there are any age minimums here either, so if you are over 18, I think that these can be considered. The main thing is to find a knowledgeable plastic surgeon or dermatologist to consult.
There are many different types of laser treatments. Laser treatments and chemical peels are essentially facial resurfacing treatments. By removing the outer layer of the skin, the skin will re-heal by generating a new outer layer. Different peels and laser treatments ablate (remove) the skin to different depths. The deeper you remove the outer layer of skin, the more rejuvenation you get, but there is more downtime and potential for scarring. Young women (and men!) with minimal sun damage can benefit from light peels even while still in their early twenties. As you age, and as there is more damage to the skin from the sun (and there is also a strong genetic and environmental component) deeper peels and lasers may be required. Again, this is best discussed with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Dr. Bernabe Vazquez is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery specializing in all aspects of cosmetic surgery. For the past twenty years, he has been developing his Miami Tummy Tuck procedure to address all areas of the waist and abdomen using a combination of surgery and liposuction. Dr. Vazquez has an impeccable record with no infections or reportable complications.
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Dr. Bernabe Vazquez, formally announces The Miami Tummy Tuck, an improvement of a procedure medically known as a lipoabdominoplasty. Unlike the traditional tummy tuck, this advanced procedure guarantees a shorter scar and recovery time, flat abdomen and contoured waistline, and drains are removed within twenty four hours. The Miami Tummy Tucks combination of surgery and liposuction has made it highly sought after by those seeking an aesthetically pleasing and less invasive tummy tuck procedure.
If you have had several pregnancies, gained or lost weight, and have excess skin and fatty tissue that will not go away with diet and exercise, this operation will change your life, says Dr. Bernabe Vazquez of Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Vazquez urges the public to first consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and make an educated decision as not all tummy tuck procedures are alike. Sensationalized tummy tuck procedures such as The Mini Tummy Tuck can be misleading because of the usage of the word mini which suggests the patients will bear minimal scaring, pain, recovery time and even costs.
The most popular surgical procedure in 2012 was breast augmentation. Last year, 330,631 breast augmentation procedures were performed and of those only 28% used
saline implants and 72% used silicone.
Since 1997, surgical procedures increased by more than 80% and nonsurgical procedures increased by 461%.
The top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2012 were: breast augmentation (330,631 procedures); liposuction (313,011 procedures); abdominoplasty (156,508 procedures); blepharoplasty (153,171 procedures); rhinoplasty (143,801 procedures).
Women had more than 9.1 million cosmetic procedures (90% of the total). Men had almost 1 million cosmetic procedures (10% of the total). The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased over 106% from 1997. The top five surgical procedures for men were: liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, breast reduction to treat enlarged male breasts, and otoplasty (ear surgery).
Americans spent almost $11 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2012. Of that total, $6.7 billion was spent on surgical procedures; $2 billion was spent on injectables (Botox and fillers); $1.8 billion was spent on skin rejuvenation procedures; and over $483 million was spent on other nonsurgical procedures, including laser hair removal
Cohesive gel breast implants are silicone implants that are filled with a thicker silicone gel that holds its shape and form like a “gummy bear”. If you cut into a standard gel implant, the liquid silicone gel escapes from the implant shell. In contrast, when you cut into a cohesive gel implant, the implant itself maintains its shape and integrity. These shaped implants are designed with a focus upon a natural look, rather than for enlargement. Furthermore, gummy bear implants maintain their shape in an upright position that decreases the incidence of folding of the implant shell or rippling. If a cohesive gel implant ruptures, it maintains both its shape and integrity.
One disadvantage of cohesive gel implants is that they require a slightly larger incision for insertion. Because of this, insertion is usually performed through an incision in the fold under the breast, or occasionally through an incision around the areola. Cohesive gel implants are very difficult to insert through an incision in the armpit. Finally, gummy bear implants were approved in late 2006 by the FDA for use in the United States, but their use is limited to certain age, and patient require strict follow-up with MRI to look for silent rupture on a yearly basis.
During your consultation with Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Younai he reviews your options for different breast implant sizes, shapes, and materials, including pros and cons of each one, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. During a consultation for Breast Implants Los Angeles patients You will also have an opportunity to “try on” different size saline or silicone breast implants in order to see which breast implant size would look the best on you. There are also many before-and-after pictures and high resolution images of previous Breast Augmentation Los Angeles patient results with different implant sizes available in our photo gallery.
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