Mothers everywhere are feeling the pressure to look like a supermodel weeks after welcoming their child to the world and turn to Mommy Makeovers. Many believe this mind set is due to our pop-culture. For example, Kim Kardashian, someone who is always in the spotlight bounced right back after her first child and was rumored to look even better than before her pregnancy. Dr. Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families, describes this as “the trickledown effect”: “The most beautiful women are getting Mommy Makeovers to look even more beautiful, then having their photographs computer-enhanced, and the rest of us are left saying, ‘Why don’t I look that good?’” We say this with the intent to educate those that aren’t aware of the editing that goes on to make those in the public eye look picture perfect 24/7. It is best for mothers, and all patients, to go into cosmetic surgery with the end goal of increased confidence, self esteem and love for their body, not with the intent to look perfect. To find out the psychology behind women who choose cosmetic surgery after the baby please refer to the information below. Real Self surveyed mothers of all age ranges: 99.5% of them had work done after they had a child (or children) and 85% of them have had more than two kids.

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons released 2014 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics. These numbers are both intriguing and beneficial because they provide numerical concrete figures of cosmetic surgeries as well as minimally invasive procedures performed within the United States. Even more importantly, these numbers give us the inside scoop on what is of importance to our society at this point in time. Below are the most popular surgical procedures and minimally invasive procedures.
Most Popular Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in 2014:

  • Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty) : 286,254
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) : 206,509
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy) : 128,266
  • Liposuction : 210,552
  • Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) : 217,124
  • Tummy Tuck : 117,158
    Most Popular Minimally Invasive Procedures in 2014:

    • Botox : 6,673,608
    • Chemical Peel : 1,250,059
    • Laser Hair Removal : 1,112,046
    • Microdermabrasion : 881,905
    • Soft Tissue Fillers : 2,301,673
    • Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus : 1,802,247

    Total Cosmetic Surgical Procedures : 1,677,478
    Total Cosmetic Minimally Invasive Procedures : 1,802,247
    Total Cosmetic Procedures in 2014 Total : 15,622,866

    When it comes to tackling the signs of aging, you have to look at the problems that exist—loose skin, a loss of volume and textural changes. Fillers and injectables and surgery are not substitutes for one another. If the skin needs to be redraped, you need surgery. A filler can do a lot of things but it can’t ever get rid of loose skin. It’s important to be educated on the rejuvenating modalities available. Recovery, risks and expenses need to be considered. When comparing fillers, lasers and surgery, the price tag associated with each can be quite different, ranging froma few hundred to a few thousand dollars, if not more. Fillers and injectables are the most affordable option; lasers fall between fillers and surgery; surgery is the most expensive option.
    Choose skin tightening treatments if you have minimal looseness in the neck area: Different from a true laser but often labeled as such, skin-tightening devices (relies on radio-frequency energy) to tighten loose skin by stimulating collagen at the dermal layer.They don’t resurface the texture of the skin but instead cause new collagen to be created by deeply heating the underlying layers of the skin with energy like ultrasound or radio frequency. The existing collagen is injured and reorganizes itself as part of the healing process. As it does this it tightens the skin to some degree.
    What it can’t do: Correct textural issues; give the same end result as what can be accomplished with a facelift or necklift
    What it can do: Create new collagen, which, in turn, lends a smoothing and tightening effect; can also be used to correct slight looseness in the cheeks and eyelids
    Choose a necklift if you have moderate to extreme laxity and sagging in the neck area: A smooth, long neck is a quintessential characteristic of femininity. But with time, the neck loses its elastic support and the muscles become lax. If we are concerned as to how the neck line is defined, surgery may be the best option to correct it. During the procedure, neck muscles are tightened up and extra skin is trimmed away. If extra fat is also a problem, it can be removed.
    What it can’t do: Improve skin quality
    What it can do: Restore definition to the lower part of the face; reduce banding in the neck
    Combination therapies, in which doctors use a mix-and-match approach to rejuvenation, are important. You almost always have to use lasers, skin care, neurotoxins, fillers and surgery together for the best results. For total rejuvenation it’s often recommended that several different procedures be done. While you can get good results with just surgery, a laser or fillers alone, using them in tandem may create better results. Surgery works to first rebuild the structure and foundation of the face so you know how much filler needs to be added to restore the lost volume. A good ongoing skin-care program is the true icing on the cake.
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    Cuando se trata de la lucha contra los signos del envejecimiento, hay que mirar a los problemas que existen, suelta la piel, pérdida de volumen y cambios de textura. Las cargas y los inyectables y la cirugía no son sustitutos de los unos a los otros. Si la piel tiene que recubre, necesita cirugía. Un relleno puede hacer un montón de cosas pero no puede nunca deshacerse de la piel floja. Es importante ser educados sobre las modalidades de rejuvenecimiento disponibles. Recuperación, riesgos y gastos deben ser considerados. Al comparar las cargas, los rayos láser y la cirugía, la etiqueta de precio asociado a cada puede ser muy diferente, que van froma pocos cientos a unos miles de dólares, si no más. Las cargas y los inyectables son la opción más asequible; láser se clasifican entre las cargas y la cirugía; la cirugía es la opción más cara.
    Elija apretar los tratamientos de la piel si tiene holgura mínima en el área del cuello: A diferencia de un verdadero láser pero a menudo etiquetados como tales dispositivos, tensión de la piel (depende de la energía de radio-frecuencia) para tensar la piel floja estimulando el colágeno en la dermis layer.They no recubrir la textura de la piel, sino que causan nuevo colágeno que se creará mediante el calentamiento profundamente las capas subyacentes de la piel con energía como ultrasonido o frecuencia de radio. El colágeno existente se lesiona y se reorganiza como parte del proceso de curación. Como se hace esto se tensa la piel hasta cierto grado.
    Lo que no puede hacer: cuestiones de textura correctos; dar el mismo resultado final como lo que puede lograrse con un estiramiento facial o lifting de cuello
    Lo que puede hacer: Crear nuevo colágeno, lo que, a su vez, se presta un alisado y efecto tensor; también se puede utilizar para corregir ligera holgura en las mejillas y los párpadosElegir un lifting de cuello si tiene de moderada a extrema laxitud y flacidez en el cuello: A, largo cuello suave es una característica por excelencia de la feminidad. Pero con el tiempo, el cuello pierde su soporte elástico y los músculos se vuelva flácida. Si estamos preocupados en cuanto a cómo se define la línea del cuello, la cirugía puede ser la mejor opción para corregirlo. Durante el procedimiento, los músculos del cuello se tensan y piel sobrante se recorta. Si la grasa extra es también un problema, que se puede quitar.
    Lo que no puede hacer: Mejorar la calidad de la piel
    Lo que puede hacer: Restaurar definición a la parte inferior de la cara; reducir las bandas en el cuello
    Las terapias de combinación, en la que los médicos utilizan un enfoque mix-and-match para el rejuvenecimiento, son importantes. Casi siempre se tiene que utilizar el láser, cuidado de la piel, neurotoxinas, cargas y cirugía juntos para los mejores resultados. Para el rejuvenecimiento total a menudo se recomienda que se realicen diferentes tipos de procedimientos. Mientras que usted puede conseguir buenos resultados con la cirugía sólo, un láser o rellenos solo, usarlos en conjunto pueden crear mejores resultados. Cirugía trabaja para reconstruir primero la estructura y fundamento de la cara para que sepa cómo necesita mucho de relleno que se añade a restaurar el volumen perdido. Un buen programa de cuidado de la piel en curso es la verdadera guinda del pastel.
    Esta información es traído a usted por cortesía del Dr. Bishara y La Cirugía Plástica y Paragon Med Spa

    Lots of people are availing and undergoing cosmetic surgery nowadays. It is much more widely available nowadays and its cost is also very affordable. Hence, this is no longer a thing of the rich people. Aside from that, it is also really popular because of the advantages of the procedures.
    There are at least three (3) common and most popular advantages of undergoing cosmetic surgery. These are related to the physical enhancement, fast procedure as well as long-lasting effects and results.
    Cosmetic surgery Enhances Physical Looks
    On the one hand, the primary advantage and benefit of cosmetic surgery is that it is being done in order to enhance the physical appearance of your body parts. Unlike the plastic surgery procedures, different cosmetic surgical procedures are commonly intended for vanity and improving physical looks more than functional reasons. According to different reviews and success stories, this is actually considered as the most effective way to get rid of some unwanted marks and scars on your body. For example, if you notice some wrinkles on your forehead already, you can choose to undergo cosmetic surgery in order to resolve it.
    Fast Procedures of Cosmetic surgery
    On the other hand, another advantage of the cosmetic surgery is that this is actually regarded, not only the best, but also the fastest way to resolve your physical problems. This is because it will only take you several hours in order to complete the procedure and you will enjoy its results already immediately afterwards. This is unlike ordinary beauty products that will take you several weeks and even month in order to notice the results. There are even time when those ordinary products will only let you enjoy the results for couple of day and not permanently.
    Long-lasting Effects and Results
    Last, but I think not the least important and popular advantage of cosmetic surgery procedures, has something to do with its effects. Well, I am specifically referring to the long-lasting effects of results that you will be able to enjoy with this kind of cosmetic procedure. Unlike the other ordinary products for cosmetic and labeled to enhance the physical looks of your body, this one will let you enjoy almost permanently the effects and results of undergoing it. I have said this because its effects, last a very long period of time, if not permanently. Some procedures are even for a life time.

    Eyelid surgery and facelifts are up. So are butt augmentations and neck lifts, according to new figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that show a steady increase in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures in the United States.
    This was the fourth consecutive year of growth, the society reported, noting more than 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures were performed in 2013, an increase of 3 percent from the year before.
    Nose jobs, liposuction and laser hair removal missed the boom, however. These procedures declined from the previous year, the report said.
    Meanwhile, reconstructive surgeries increased by 2 percent, the society reported.
    Better technology and new products, including a facial filler that uses hyaluronic acid (Juvederm Voluma) to treat mid-face volume loss as well as two types of silicone gel breast implants recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are likely the reason behind the upward trend, the society noted.
    “The demand for plastic surgery remains strong, with our statistics showing increases in both cosmetic surgical and minimally invasive procedures,” said society president Dr. Robert Murphy.
    “Facial rejuvenation procedures were especially robust last year, with more Americans opting for facelifts, forehead lifts, eyelid surgery, fillers and peels,” Murphy said in a society news release. “With new devices and products hitting the market each year, there are more options and choices available to consumers wanting to refresh their look or [undergo] a little nip and tuck.”
    Of the 13.4 million minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013, the most common included:

    • Botox injections: 6.3 million injections, up 3 percent
    • Soft tissue fillers: 2.2 million procedures, up 13 percent
    • Chemical peels: 1.2 million procedures, up 3 percent

    With more people taking steps to smooth out their wrinkles and folds, the report noted that Botox injections jumped 700 percent since 2000. And hyaluronic acid facial fillers have increased 18 percent since 2012.
    There were also 1.7 million cosmetic surgeries in 2013, up 1 percent from a year ago. Among the most common procedures:

    • Breast augmentation: 290,000 procedures, up 1 percent
    • Nose jobs: 221,000 procedures, down 9 percent
    • Eyelid surgery: 216,000 procedures, up 6 percent
    • Liposuction: 200,000 procedures, down 1 percent
    • Facelifts: 133,000 procedures, up 6 percent

    Silicone implants were used in 72 percent of all breast augmentations, while saline implants were chosen for 28 percent of these surgeries. The experts noted new technology offers women more natural looking and feeling results.
    Butt augmentation with fat grafting and neck lifts are two new procedures also on the rise in the United States, according to the report.
    There were 10,000 butt augmentation procedures performed in 2013, up 16 percent from 2012. More than 55,000 neck lifts were also performed last year, up 6 percent from the year before.
    Reconstructive plastic surgery to improve both the appearance and function of abnormalities also increased 2 percent in 2013. The top reconstructive procedures performed last year include: tumor removal, up 5 percent from 2012; laceration repair, with 254,000 procedures; and scar revision.
    Breast reconstruction, with 96,000 procedures, was up 4 percent last year.
    “It’s promising to see breast reconstruction rates rising,” noted Murphy. “Less than 20 percent of breast cancer patients undergo breast reconstruction because they are not always informed of their options, although studies show that reconstruction greatly improves quality of life.”
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