In the quest to achieve the perfect body many people turn to dieting and rigorous exercise. Sometimes these methods are not enough to get rid of certain flaws. but there is an effective way to target problem areas and achieve the perfectly sculpted body. Plastic surgery can be the solution. the results are evident in before and after pictures of clients who have received body contouring procedures. Whatever place of the body contains unwanted flaws, there are procedures to correct or enhance these parts. and the results are always pleasing. everyone has an opportunity to gain and flaunt a more attractive looking body.
Plastic surgery is not just for the face and skin. People who would like to improve the look of their bodies have the option of various operations to remove or correct undesirable issues. Take for instance the stomach. the stomach is a problem area for many people. it can contain access fat after birth or weight gain and many people want to have this removed. Abdominoplasty is the solution here. This procedure is also known as a tummy tuck and it can help men and women who want a flatter stomach. This process removes the fat or flabbiness from the stomach area. This way patients can have self confidence and even enjoy showing a little skin during swimwear season. the whole purpose of cosmetic work is to restore confidence in people by giving them the appearance that satisfies them.
The buttock is another part of the body that people like to keep in top shape. but aging brings about many unwanted effects. however, this is an issue that plastic surgery can fix. Buttock lift procedures are available to patients who would like to tighten and improve the shape of their behinds. what this procedure does is improves the skin in that area so that the behind can look smoother and more youthful. Saggy skin is unacceptable to most people. but with this procedure everyone can look and feel their best. Similar to this is the thigh lift which improves the skin in the thigh so that it will be proportionate to the rest of the body. a thigh lift can lessen the size of the thigh and properly shape it. for those who have loose skin following weight loss, these procedures correct that problem so that the thighs will be smooth.
While the stomach and thighs are both problem areas that many patients target, some people have excess fat in other parts of their bodies as well. Good news is that any part of the body can have fat removed with liposuction. Even after eating healthy and dieting, fat can still linger on the body and extra help is needed to get rid of it. This is when plastic surgery can be beneficial. the only way for a patient to know if liposuction, or any other cosmetic procedure is the best option, is by having a consultation with the surgeon. anyone can have a perfect body with the help of a skilled surgeon and the safe technology and procedures that beautify bodies and restore confidence.
Many people, who have the nearly perfect body, often complain that the only part that makes them look bad is their bat wings or the flab in the upper arms. This is the problem for many people, as fat from this area is very difficult to remove. This often leads people to lose their confidence to wear sleeveless clothes. This may happen as a result of losing weight from being obese that has left the skin on the upper arm to be sagging. If either of the situation is your case, then Arm Liposuction is a great solution to this problem.
Arm liposuction is the second most popular plastic surgery requested by patients after abdominal liposuction. each year around 100,000 people go for liposuction of which arm liposuction comes second as stated by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Through this procedure, anybody can get a sleek and toned arm soon, without going through crash dieting and strenuous exercise, as even with these, fat in the upper arms refuses to budge. however, before going through this, it is better that you know what actually happens in arm liposuction.
The traditional technique of Arm Liposuction
Traditionally, in arm liposuction, a small incision is made into the upper part of the arm and the excess amount of fat is sucked out. then the excess skin is pushed up towards the shoulders, and the wound is closed in the armpits, which fades away with time. the general time for this surgery is around 90 minutes and it takes around 5 weeks to smoothly lift your arms, although in a week you can easily wear short-sleeved clothes. This is because the folds in the upper arm are mainly made of tissues and skin instead of only fat. in this procedure, one can lose up to a pound of fat, depending upon the constitution of the patient’s body.
Newer Techniques of Arm Liposuction
The process remains more or less same in case of newer techniques as well, but it is less painful and much more advanced. like instead of an incision, a narrow cannula is glided into the skin, which melts and dissolves the fat in the arms, and then this fat is sucked out. Before the sutures are applied the surrounding skin is tightened first. the time taken for the entire surgery in this case is around 1- 2 hours, which is done under local anaesthesia. the result of this surgery includes lesser scarring and swelling.
Ultrasonic- assisted liposuction is a good alternative for those, whose skin on the arms allow for unwrinkled and to some extent compression on the arms after the partial removal of the fatty tissues. If the upper arms carry huge amounts of fat in them, then brachioplasty is a simple surgery you can go for. in case of all the latest procedures, the factor that differentiates one from the other are the time of recovery, scarring and the risks involved. it is always better to consult a surgeon what procedure you should opt for, before actually deciding it yourself.
Arm Liposuction – Pros and Cons
The biggest advantage of this liposuction is that you can get the desired toned look of your arms in few hours, and the recovery period is also less in comparison to the other surgeries of this kind. in 3-6 weeks, you can get back to do light jobs, but it varies depending upon the your constitution. however, there is a drawback of this surgery that it can reduce the elasticity of the skin and not remove the sagging skin completely. in this case, often an arm tuck is essential following an arm liposuction. Brachioplasty is a procedure where arm liposuction and arm tuck are done together so the sagging skin is lifted upwards to the shoulders.
Since now you understand arm liposuction, you are aware of what to expect from the surgery. even though you have fairly acquired an idea of what this is all about, it is still advisable to consult a surgeon whether you should go for it or not and which procedure suits best for you.
Modern men accept that plastic surgery can be a way to enhance their bodies and improve their attractiveness. Muscle enhancing surgery is a one way to achieve this.
More and more men are recognizing that cosmetic surgery is not for women alone, and are recognizing it as a way of achieving their perfect body shape. they want to look good at the beach, in the gym, and in the bedroom, and despite a good diet and regular fitness regime may be unable to achieve their desired body shape. Implants and abdominal etching are two procedures that can give the required muscled look.
The most requested implants are pectoral implants, calf implants and buttock implants. The buttocks can also be augmented using the patient’s own body fat instead of implants. Men requesting implants are frequently fit and in good physical condition but feel that parts of their body are not responding to exercise as well as they would like, and are letting them down. Abdominal sculpting is used to give a washboard abdomen.
Pectoral implants give a bulkier look to men who are flat or pigeon chested and are designed to sculpt the chest area and give definition. they are made of solid silicone, unlike female breast implants, and are inserted under the muscle tissue. they come in a range of sizes and shapes and are designed to last a lifetime. Inserted through small incisions in the underarms, surgery takes one to two hours on an outpatient basis.
Calf implants, or calf augmentation, give the appearance of larger muscles in the lower leg. Implants come in different sizes and are made of solid silastic which is moderately soft. The implant is inserted through a small incision behind the knee and compression stockings are normally worn for two to three weeks after surgery.
Fuller, younger looking buttocks can be achieved with implants. Buttock implants are made of an elastomer and are stronger than breast implants. they are inserted through an incision over the tailbone. an alternative method is fat transfer from the abdomen or thighs into the buttocks, which requires the patient to have fatty deposits that can be used.
Abdominal etching is used to create the look of six-pack or eight-pack muscular abdominals. It combines liposuction, to remove any excess fat, with liposculpture to create subtle ripples by creating scar tissue on the undersurface of the skin. It can leave small scars and a compression garment will need to be worn for several days after surgery.
Plastic surgery can be expensive and there is a risk of complications with any medical procedure. Surgery should never be used as a substitute for exercise and good diet, but is a useful tool for those needing more confidence. always choose a cosmetic surgeon with qualifications and experience in the procedure you require, and make sure you understand the recovery time required.
Figure Sculpting Compression Shapewear for Men – for those that feel cosmetic surgery is too radical, there are an ever growing number of compression shapewear garments for men that can help to give a toned appearance and trim tummy fat.
Flipping through a celebrity magazine, Allison Catalani is searching for the perfect body, one that she believes she could be happy with for the next 20 years. She stops at a photo of the actress Jessica Alba.
Catalani, a 21-year-old journalism student, was ready for her consult for a breast augmentation.
“I’ve been thinking about this since I was 19,” she said of her breast augmentation.
Catalani received the cosmetic surgery in January 2007, and paid for it on her own.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or ASAPS, nearly 11.5 million surgical and non-surgical procedures were done in the United States in 2005. Twenty-four percent of plastic surgery consisted of people ages 19 to 34, with liposuction and breast augmentation being the top two surgeries.
Reality television shows that focus on plastic surgery may play some role in the plastic surgery phenomenon. there are many ways to go about getting the surgery, and many things one should know that may help before starting the process.
Hailey Innes, an SMU sophomore, had been thinking about getting a breast augmentation since her freshman year of high school. after she graduated in 2004, and three weeks before her 19th birthday, Innes managed to save up enough money from work and receive enough graduation checks to pay for the $4500 surgery herself.
“My parent’s would have never just given me a boob job,” said Innes.
Innes did her homework before presenting the idea to her parents. She had already made up her mind that this was what she wanted, with or without her parents’ support. Innes researched online for the perfect surgeon, she said. Finally she felt most comfortable with a surgeon who was a family friend in her hometown of Kansas City.
Innes was lucky enough to have full support from her parents. Her mom took her to the hospital and took care of her the two weeks Innes was out of commission.
“It was like a bonding experience with my family, because it is something a lot of parents wouldn’t be OK with, so it was nice having that support,” Innes said.
The day of her consultation, Innes was nervous. She had to look at before and after pictures on the doctor’s computer, and had to choose the size most comfortable for her.
“Three weeks after my consult, I went into surgery,” said Innes.
The only downfall for Innes is that she has to get the implants re-done in about 20 years. Implants have a life expectancy and have to be checked on every 15 to 20 years, said Innes.
Most common plastic surgeries for young women are rhinoplasties and breast augmentation. Sometimes women go in for surgery for medical reasons, but while they are on the surgeon’s table, fix or tweak an imperfection.
Kim Carner, a 25-year-old SMU law student, had a hard time breathing through her nose when she slept.
“I actually figured out I had a deviated septum by watching ‘Dr. 90210′ (a reality television show on the E! Network),” said Carner.
She had been unhappy with the bump in her nose since middle school.
Carner said the bump made taking pictures with friends very uncomfortable.
“My nose did not fit on my face,” she said.
“I wanted a nose that fit me.”
Carner’s insurance paid for about half of the surgery, and her parents paid for the remainder. this was Carner’s Christmas present in 2006.
“The surgery was no problem at all. I only took the pain pills for a few days, and it looked like I had been in a bar fight, but the pain was so minor,” said Carner.
Carner’s parents were on board, mainly because the surgery would fix her breathing.
She suffered sinus infections every two months from the septum as well.
As for the cosmetic part, Carner’s mom could relate.
“My mom was on board with getting the bump taken off because she has the same nose as me and has always hated it,” said Carner.
Carner loves her new nose. It was a minor change but one that made her happy. Not only could Carner now breathe when she slept, but she stopped worrying about bad angles when taking pictures with friends she said.
“I am so happy with the outcome!” Carner said.
Catalani just recently made the decision to get a breast augmentation. Her surgery was in January of this year. She, along with the others, searched online for the “perfect” surgeon and came to the Web site of Dallas surgeon, Dr. Fred Hackney.
“I had heard about Hackney from my friend that got it from him after college graduation and decided to look him up online,” she said.
Catalani had the surgery because she felt clothes did not look good on her. She had been thinking about it since she was 19 when she noticed she wasn’t getting any bigger. She couldn’t fit into extra small tops and wanted clothes to fit better.
Catalani also said that the media had somewhat of an effect on how she felt about her body.
“If anything, the reason I did it was because I am a big aficianado of reading US Weekly. I thrive on celebrity gossip. I love ‘The Girls Next Door’ ( a reality show in the E! network!). I think what they do is great,” she said.
Catalani had been saving money for several months for the surgery. She had decided to go through with it without the consent of her family.
” I am not a full time student right now, so they aren’t very happy with me as it is, so I was afraid to upset them even more,” Catalani said.
The surgery for Catalani was very easy. She said the surgery was at 7 a.m. and she was back at home in bed by 10 a.m.
“I had a friend stay with me the first night, we watched movies and stuff, but by the second day I was able to move around by myself,” she said.
Catalani went from a large a to a medium C cup. She spent time prior to surgery with Hackney looking at celebrity pictures, and pictures from past patients. Hackney even had mock bras that Catalani tried on to see what she would look like with certain sizes.
*One in 10 parents think cola counts as fruitAccording to a survey of family eating habits by food company Green Giant, one in 10 parents in Britain believe that drinking cola counts towards their five recommended portions of fruit and veg. Not only that, one in 10 of those surveyed also believed that chips contributed to the 5-a-day health campaign, while one in five thought that fruit-flavoured sweets counted towards this target. Surprisingly, one in 20 of those questioned, did not however believe that oranges or bananas counted towards their portions of fruit and veg. *One in six women would rather be blind than fatWhile many of us would pay good money for the perfect body, research by Arizona State University found that a lot of women would give up a great deal more if it meant being slim – including their eyesight. According to this survey, a surprising one in six women would rather be blind than be obese. furthermore, many women stated they would prefer alcoholism or catching herpes to being overweight, while one in four would prefer to suffer from depression. *48 per cent of women want cosmetic surgeryResearch findings published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery suggest that body satisfaction and confidence for women are at an all time low. According to this survey, a huge 48 per cent of women surveyed would be interested in having cosmetic surgery, while a further 23 per cent would possibly be interested. although men’s interest in surgery was significantly lower, 23 per cent of men still claimed to be interested in surgery, while 17 per cent would potentially be. *One third of all cancers are preventableCancer is the biggest premature killer, accounting for 40% of premature deaths. However, while experts are unclear about the causes of some forms of cancer, the World Health Organization has revealed that one third of all cancers can actually be prevented by careful lifestyle choices. Some of the main preventable causes of cancer include smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, alcohol, infection and environmental pollution. *Smokers lose one third of their everyday memoryWhile there are many shocking statistics related to smoking (such as that approximately every 6 seconds, someone dies due to tobacco) perhaps a less well known one is that, on top of many of the well publicised health effects of smoking, it can also cause smokers to lose one third of their everyday memory. According to the study by Northumbria University, smokers performed significantly worse in memory tests than those who did not smoke; however, they found that kicking the habit restored their ability to recollect information. *Only six per cent of Americans exercise for 30 minutes a dayThe general recommendation for good health and fitness for adults is to get a minimum of 30 minutes daily exercise. However, according to a Cooking Light Insight survey, only six per cent of Americans meet this recommendation. though a further 22 per cent claim to exercise three to four times per week, this still leaves a high percentage of people who are failing to exercise regularly and therefore increasing their risk of obesity and heart disease. *You could unknowingly eat 46 teaspoons of sugar a dayYou may not think that your diet is too high in sugar, but even if you steer clear of desserts and chocolate, you could still be eating well over the recommended maximum sugar intake. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, food companies have been increasing the sugar content of processed foods to make them more appetising, meaning that many are unaware of how much they are eating. the study showed that some people are unknowingly eating up to 46 teaspoons a day, increasing their risk of health conditions including heart disease.
One in 10 parents think cola counts as fruitAccording to a survey of family eating habits by food company Green Giant, one in 10 parents in Britain believe that drinking cola counts towards their five recommended portions of fruit and veg. not only that, one in 10 of those surveyed also believed that chips contributed to the 5-a-day health campaign, while one in five thought that fruit-flavoured sweets counted towards this target. Surprisingly, one in 20 of those questioned, did not however believe that oranges or bananas counted towards their portions of fruit and veg.
One in six women would rather be blind than fat
While many of us would pay good money for the perfect body, research by Arizona State University found that a lot of women would give up a great deal more if it meant being slim – including their eyesight. according to this survey, a surprising one in six women would rather be blind than be obese. furthermore, many women stated they would prefer alcoholism or catching herpes to being overweight, while one in four would prefer to suffer from depression.
48 per cent of women want cosmetic surgery
Research findings published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery suggest that body satisfaction and confidence for women are at an all time low. according to this survey, a huge 48 per cent of women surveyed would be interested in having cosmetic surgery, while a further 23 per cent would possibly be interested. although men’s interest in surgery was significantly lower, 23 per cent of men still claimed to be interested in surgery, while 17 per cent would potentially be.
One third of all cancers are preventableCancer is the biggest premature killer, accounting for 40% of premature deaths. However, while experts are unclear about the causes of some forms of cancer, the World Health Organization has revealed that one third of all cancers can actually be prevented by careful lifestyle choices. some of the main preventable causes of cancer include smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, alcohol, infection and environmental pollution.
Smokers lose one third of their everyday memory
While there are many shocking statistics related to smoking (such as that approximately every 6 seconds, someone dies due to tobacco) perhaps a less well known one is that, on top of many of the well publicised health effects of smoking, it can also cause smokers to lose one third of their everyday memory. according to the study by Northumbria University, smokers performed significantly worse in memory tests than those who did not smoke; however, they found that kicking the habit restored their ability to recollect information.
Only six per cent of Americans exercise for 30 minutes a day
The general recommendation for good health and fitness for adults is to get a minimum of 30 minutes daily exercise. However, according to a Cooking Light Insight survey, only six per cent of Americans meet this recommendation. Though a further 22 per cent claim to exercise three to four times per week, this still leaves a high percentage of people who are failing to exercise regularly and therefore increasing their risk of obesity and heart disease.
You could unknowingly eat 46 teaspoons of sugar a day
You may not think that your diet is too high in sugar, but even if you steer clear of desserts and chocolate, you could still be eating well over the recommended maximum sugar intake. according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, food companies have been increasing the sugar content of processed foods to make them more appetising, meaning that many are unaware of how much they are eating. The study showed that some people are unknowingly eating up to 46 teaspoons a day, increasing their risk of health conditions including heart disease.
Many people think of plastic surgery and Heidi Montag in one thought. Her story was on the news for many weeks after she emerged after her second round of cosmetic procedures. However, she is not alone in the entertainment field to go this route. Many celebrities take time off to have various procedures done. Breast augmentation is a surgery many women select. Men may choose liposuction to complete their perfect body look. Many choose to have sculpturing to keep their youthful figure a few more years. As they age, facial surgery becomes an option. Defying age is the biggest concern.
The plastic surgery craze doesn’t stop with the music or movie celebrities. Newscasters choose to have the surgery as well. On the news each night, they have their faces broadcast for all to see. In order to move up to better news locations, they often go under the knife to get a better face for the camera to love. Many choose to make the leap fresh out of college to avoid the rush, as they get older. with aging, hated lines and wrinkles appear. The time comes for more procedures to get the best appearance possible. Many have extended their broadcasting careers many years further with a simple face-lift.
Some choose plastic surgery for other reasons. Christina Applegate received news that she had a tumor in one of her breasts. she chose to have a double mastectomy. After the removal, the surgeon gave her implants to replace what she lost. all of this got on the news for all the right reasons. she made a choice for her long-term health. The reconstructive surgery was part of her treatment. In the end, she looked as good as before and could face life without the fear of returning cancer.
Some get on the news for all the wrong reasons however. Heidi Montag is the poster child for this. Some people get addicted to obtaining the perfect body. In addition, they choose to go through plastic surgery to get it. this is where people choose to have numerous procedures done at one time. Some people repeat this cycle many times. They are not happy with their first results and schedule their next round. Then they go in for the third, fourth, etc. this obsession has nothing to do with their looks. it is completely about their self-image. Many would get better results with counseling instead of surgery.
ONE of the critical flaws in the ”intelligent design” argument is the attempted explanation of fossils, bones and architectural evidence that mankind has been on Earth for longer than the sum of years accounted for in the Bible.
Creationists say fossils were deliberately put in the ground by God, to test our faith.
They might also say God did not create each of us perfectly to test our humility. To have given each of us a perfect body, with massive parts where it counts, beautiful faces and thick hair, would not have been a stretch for Him. we would then be more truly made in His image.
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Instead, He gave us freckles, small breasts, ageing, ugly feet, the whole shebang. what game was or is He playing?
Now the evidence is emerging from French medical research carried out by magazine Paris Match that each country is trying to level the playing field God messed up in different ways.
We are rejecting the intelligent but ordinary body designs of God and going to plastic surgeons in herds to correct the wrongs inflicted upon us. Each country in its own individual way. sometimes our changes are disastrous.
France is paying for the replacement of 261,198 breast silicone implants that went horribly wrong. The French president Nicolas Sarkozy put the government’s money where its mouth is and will cough up for replants, including penile and testes silicone disasters.
What the French research discloses is that we are all human but in different ways.
It was no surprise that the US had twice the injection rate of Botox of its nearest rival or that it headed the world in breast implants – but not by much. In those reconstructions, the surprise winner is China with 125,200 a year, followed by India with 113,040 then Japan (112,497).
The French had their substantial noses out of joint only 16,447 times. I believe that many of these Asian nobs want to have bigger Western knobs, influenced by Western culture momentarily and like Michael Jackson, will pay through the nose, for a perfect one.
The mass market and the free, accessible pornography in all media have literally raised expectation and strange anomalies appear in the reactions of nations to perceived defects in the normally forbidden zones. Vaginal reconstruction in Brazil is three times that of the US, giving new meaning to the full Brazilian. why this is so, as Professor Julius Sumner Miller asked, is anybody’s guess. I request serious input. Not merely paying lip service. at the other end of the stick, penis augmentation is most common in Italy where, I suspect, almost compulsory Catholic circumcision has led to a fall in self-confidence. taking a bit off before you know how long it’s going to get is like burning forests to outwit bushfires. India is second in penis augmentation, closely followed by China. It is a growth industry and again I welcome suggestions as to why the sub-continent and China feel short-changed by God.
God has made quite plain his glorious sense of irony by giving Australia its beaches, surf, outdoor culture and sport, all of which would normally make one think the body culture would demand perfection, by a surgeon’s hand if a fitness studio cannot.
Paradoxically, only one in 94,367 of Australians has corrective non-emergency surgery. I think I know the few who have intervened with their own nature.
Perhaps the thousands who fly to south-east Asia for cheap surgery are not counted; I don’t believe they write ”vaginal reconstruction” as the reason for leaving Australia on their departure cards, or tell customs that they feel like whole different women on their return.
Brazil heads the world in plastic surgery. If you have ever carnivaled in Rio you will know that the best-looking women are guys. Saudi Arabia comes in second with Australia bringing up the rear.
In Saudi Arabia, one could be forgiven for believing it was all a waste of money, hidden behind and under long robes, but husbands would pay anything to build living tombs for their wives for their own singular pleasure.
Italy beats the US, which explains Silvio Berlusconi’s popularity and Bush’s lack of it. Silvio dyed and potted his hair for his people. Bush went grey to deceive people into thinking he really worked. we all want the perfect body, especially if it is on somebody else, speaking, as I do, for myself.
Plastic surgery has become very popular worldwide nowadays. The process has widely spread and many countries are practicing it and continuously making innovations. In the Philippines, cosmetic plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular. Celebrities, actresses and models undergo this process.
Aesthetic surgery in the Philippines is considered to be affordable; a surgical nose-lift costs P20,000-P30,000. Those with high-paying jobs are able to undergo this kind of procedure. Philippine plastic surgeons are mostly based in urban areas such as Quezon City, Cebu City and Manila. their fees are normally lower than those in the Western countries, but still the price is quite high for many native Filipinos.
Cosmetic surgery is popular in South Korea as well. Mostly women between ages twenty-five to fifty have undergone this procedure. Most people in Korea, especially celebrities and even politicians have grown comfortable in accepting plastic surgery in their society. The average fee of a rhinoplasty in South Korea (converted to dollars) is $1,500-$3000. with the influx of many people in urban areas, lots have been subjected to deciding whether to undergo plastic surgery or not. Especially when it is pictured in the media that a perfect face and a perfect body is a ticket to stardom and fortune.
These types of surgeries are accepted procedures today particularly in people whose line of work is that in television, acting or modeling. it is important to know the process and the different costs and situations of plastic surgery in different countries because this will also help in one’s decisions on whether or not to undertake the procedure. many factors or aspects of the process should be considered before going through with this because this is drastically changing one’s body, or enhancing one’s body. Anything can go amiss, and no one wants to have any regrets.