Monthly Archives: March 2014
When it comes to beauty and graceful ageing, we have always looked towards French women in awe. Which is probably why renowned author, Mireille Guiliano’s latest lifestyle manual called French Women Don’t Get Facelifts has been stirring up such a buzz.
In this article published by The Sydney Morning Herald, Guiliano who recently visited Australia says “Ageing with attitude is what I believe in”.
The key message from Guiliano’s latest book is that we should think a little differently about the way we eat, dress, drink, groom and sleep throughout the various stages of our life – whether it’s your 40’s or your 70’s. Her guide combines a mixture of recipes and strategic advice related to anti-ageing, with an abundance of useful tricks and tips.
What we loved most about the book is Guiliano’s reminder that “water is the cheapest anti-ageing remedy and walking is the next one.” It may sound simple but you’d be surprised how often we forget this. Apart from this, Guiliano has compiled a list of anti-ageing foods and French beauty secrets which we thought was really helpful and interesting to keep in mind. It’s completely doable as well!
So you are thinking about going for a Plastic Surgery procedure but you are scared and feel that you need more information. Browsing through endless websites gives you somewhat of an understanding but you are still hesitant about your decision. This is not uncommon.
Although the Internet provides us with a wealth of information, sometimes because of that, it can confuse us even more. Especially when it comes to a huge decision such as choosing to undergo Plastic Surgery, one must be well-informed before committing to anything.
Recently a patient (female, 42 years old) came to Dr Edinburg for Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) and Liposuction Surgery. She had battled with body issues and was on a diet rollercoaster for years before deciding to seek professional help and advice. She was kind enough to share her story to provide insight on the entire process – from pre surgery to post operation and recovery.
“As young as 8 years old I remember being ridiculed by family members about being bigger than my siblings. Both of them were and still are extremely petite and I on the other hand was not. I remember being taken to the doctor by my mother as she was worried about my weight.
As we age, it is inevitable that we will start to encounter drooping facial features and the emergence of fine lines and pigmentation. Men and women are in a constant battle against the signs of ageing however, gone are the days when going under the knife was the only option to look younger. Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation procedures are increasing in popularity amongst those who are looking for a refreshed and more youthful looking complexion. Some patients have a combination of surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
One of the most popular and sought after procedures is Cosmetic Injections including Facial Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxers. However, facial rejuvenation procedures are not only limited to this, with other popular treatments including Laser Facial Rejuvenation, Microdermabrasion and Medical Grade Facial Peels.
Many people make assumptions that having Plastic Surgery is for cosmetic reasons and is vain and unnecessary. However, what many people do not realise is the crossover from Reconstructive Surgery to Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery is variations of the same skill, which can often have manor effects on the patient’s health and confidence.
As suggested by this article by Walter Bird Jr in Worcester Magazine from the US (http://worcestermag.com/2014/02/27/plastic-surgery-just-looks/21291), Plastic Surgery can be more than just for looks. The professional standards applied for Reconstruction Surgeries are the same for that applied to Aesthetic Surgeries.
Let’s use Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) as an example. A patients who has a skin cancer may need reconstructive surgery to close the hole that is left behind after the Plastic Surgeon has removed the cancer, plus the extra medical safety margin all the way round. This can leave a large hole the size of a 5c, 10c or 20c piece, even though the original skin cancer seemed rather small. For a Plastic Surgeon, the skills acquired as a part of his training easily transfer over from that example to performing a Nose Job or Rhinoplasty which is to effectively reshape the nose – not too different in principle from a Plastic Surgeon’s perspective. Respective, both surgeries aim to improve the appearance of the nose.
One of the biggest barriers to patients making Plastic Surgery appointments is not the decision to go through with it, but the misunderstandings and incorrect information surrounding pain and suffering during the subsequent hospital stay and postoperative recovery as well as one of the first questions that always come to mind – the costs.
Plastic surgery is an issue that divides many people, yet one of the main reasons people deter from having cosmetic surgery is due to the hefty price tag, so when an offer is presented offering glamorous aesthetic surgery at a low cost, many people fail to investigate who is behind it and what their really getting for their buck before going under the knife.