Monthly Archives: October 2014
Traditionally in the past, Plastic Surgery patients are reluctant to admit to “having work done” but increasingly this attitude is changing and evolving on a worldwide scale amongst all demographics.
Many people regard Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery as a means to improve one’s appearance stemmed out of superficial vanity but the truth is, the reasons behind this decision can vary widely for each patient. The benefits of surgery are also subject to personal interpretation and can mean different things in different countries and contexts.
For example, recently an article in NPR* reported that in Brazil, nips and tucks barely raises an eyebrow. In fact some are quite open about it and choose to flaunt it as opposed to hiding it. In the article, 40 year-old sisters Janet and Jaqueline Timal are constantly saving for plastic surgery procedures and between the two of them, they have had five surgeries.
What’s interesting to know is that both Janet and Jaqueline see plastic surgery as an investment to boost their careers and love life – it’s essentially a status symbol. Taking care of your appearance in Brazil can reflect positively for a woman as it shows that you care about yourself and this in turn can result in better job prospects and a higher chance of a “better marriage”.
We’ve all heard of Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty) before as a means to either reshape or pin back protruding ears but do you know much about Earlobe Repair Surgery?
A recent article by The Guardian* reports of 24-year-old Luke Clark’s series of unsuccessful job interviews as a direct correlation to his 4cm “flesh tunnel” holes in his ears. Clark had begun stretching his earlobes at university several years earlier and when he took the plugs out of his stretched earlobes, it looked even worse. This accordingly impacted on his job-seeking prospects.
Lobe-stretching for the ‘gauged ears look’ is quite common amongst teens that do it for piercing purposes or to fit ear tapers. Whilst stretching or gauging your ears may be deemed as “trendy”, it is essential to consider the potential consequences.
Many often mistakenly believe that the huge holes would shrink over time but that’s not the case.
Mineral make up has become a familiar term within the makeup and cosmetics industry but many consumers are often unsure as to what truly differentiates it from conventional over-the-counter makeup products.
Like the name suggests, mineral makeup is crafted from a number of different natural minerals, including iron oxides, mica, and zinc oxides. Together, these minerals work to provide coverage, give a natural colour to the skin and reflect light particles for a healthy and luminous glow. So, it’s a natural sunscreen. Major benefits also include the fact that mineral make up generally doesn’t clog the pores and allows the skin to breathe. As a result, it’s an ideal option for everyone, as well as those of us who have problem or sensitive skin, as well as those who have just undergone Cosmetic Procedures such as Laser Rejuvenation or Facial Peels or even Face Lift Surgery.
Mineral make up is often more expensive than over-the-counter cosmetics however it is worth the investment as the benefits can outweigh the cost.
As we age, parts of our body become susceptible to sagging skin, excess fat, and the loosening of muscles. We all know that wrinkles and fine lines on the face can make us look older which explains why women and men are so conscious of investing in facial treatments and expensive skincare products.
But what about other areas of your body?
Your neck often ages before anything else as the skin is thinner in that region compared to your face. So no matter how firm or youthful your face looks, if your neck is sagging, leathery, spotted or deeply wrinkled…it’s giving away your age and potentially making you look older than you truly are!
For those who are concerned over the ‘turkey neck’ look, don’t worry, there are options available for you to rejuvenate this body area.
It’s common knowledge that the corporate environment is highly competitive and absolutely cut-throat. In a world where a youthful appearance and assertive body language gets you everywhere, how do you stay ahead of the curve as you age?
According to a recent report by Out, Plastic Surgeons based in Los Angeles have been noticing a different type of clientele frequenting their offices. Where Plastic Surgery was originally utilised by the rich and famous, there has been a recent trend of corporate executives in their 40’s and 50’s coming in to take advantage of the services provided.
The objective? To compete with their younger colleagues and to stay ahead of the game! As indicated by the article, many corporate executives believe that appearance and the manner in which they present themselves can have a direct effect on the upward mobility of their job.
Interestingly, these corporate executives are also mostly men, putting rest to the theory that Cosmetic Surgery is a service that only women take advantage of. Demand from the male clientele has never been higher and at the Eden Institute; we are observing a similar trend, with more male patients coming in to see Dr Edinburg for rejuvenation procedures.
Signs of ageing such as heavy bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids and tummy bulges are top concerns for many. Here are some possible procedures to keep you on top of your game.