Millions of men and women go under the knife each year in order to gain a trimmer figure, younger-looking skin, or a tightening of wrinkles. The cosmetics industry has never been stronger, yet some people may believe that plastic surgery should only be reserved for celebrities. This question may come to the forefront in the near future due to the political certainty of a woman – likely Hillary Clinton, but possibly another high-stature female politician – running for office. Will the public judge a woman of such status on the basis of having cosmetic surgery? Continue reading
Many Korean women are unhappy with their appearance because it does not fit in with their society’s view of beauty. For this reason, more and more people with this cultural background are undergoing plastic surgery. The most common procedures being performed on faces are nose jobs and eyelid surgeries. These are two areas of the face that cannot be altered with mere cosmetics. Here is a look at other ways that Korean women are searching to find ideal beauty. Continue reading
No cosmetic procedure receives more attention or sees more doctor visits than Botox, but new concerns are being raised about the safety of injecting the botulinum toxin into one’s face in order to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. In the past ten years since its legalization, Botox has rapidly become the most popular cosmetics operation, with thousands of women in New Zealand alone getting injections each year — along with an increasing number of men. But is it safe for people to use this toxin, a known poison, in order to get the aesthetics of skin and muscle that they want? Continue reading
Social norms have grown in such a way that there is an increasing emphasis being placed on good looks and beauty. While some people may be very comfortable with the way they look, many others turn to cosmetic surgery to bring out a look that makes them feel comfortable. The rising demand for surgeons has also provided for the development of a black market for such services. This has resulted in several unnecessary accidents, which have resulted in life-long scarring and in some cases death from medical complications. All this stems from non-licensed cosmetic surgeons performing treatments that are far from standard beauty related techniques. Continue reading
Reports from the British NHS and other governmental agencies signify the need to regulate cosmetic surgery. According to experts, the lack of rules is a “crisis that is waiting to happen.” Plastic surgery is a multi-billion dollar industry that is popular throughout the world. Unfortunately, many patients are not protected as well as they should be. Continue reading
In the past, plastic surgery has been common for women that are looking for ways to boost their appearance and enhance their beauty. Recently, trends have been seeing more and more men taking advantage of these types of procedures as well.
Shedding an age old negative stigma, men’s plastic surgery procedures are becoming commonplace. Besides tummy tucks, men are also receiving face work including Botox and dermal fillers. Almost ten percent of a typical plastic surgeon’s patients have become men. This figure has nearly doubled over the last two years alone. Continue reading
In 2010, over 3.2 million plastic surgery procedures were performed on ethnic patients, representing a 243% increase since 2000. Of all the plastic surgery patients, 25 percent were Black, Asian or Hispanic and this surpassed the total number of men who went in for cosmetics procedures in 2010. Continue reading
Among non-supporters of plastic surgery, there is a common viewpoint that people who go under the knife to improve their looks are actually unhappy and unsatisfied individuals. After all, why go through the pain, expense and sometimes extensive recovery period that some surgical procedures require, only to change one’s outward appearance? Surprisingly, the results of a recent study conducted over the long term shows that people who undergo plastic surgery may have just stumbled upon a way to find happiness and satisfaction… and high-end cosmetic surgery have nothing to do with it. Continue reading
The growing desire for a youthful and striking appearance that boosts self-confidence has made plastic surgery widely accepted all over the world. This is borne out by the recent findings of a survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, which collected data from close to a thousand plastic surgeons from across the world. The rankings provided by this survey confirm what many of us already knew — that the USA is still No. 1 when it comes to the number of procedures — tucks, nicks, lifts and implants — performed in a single year. Countries such as South Korea, Brazil, India, Italy and Greece are closing in on the gap, but they still have a long way to go before they match our numbers. Continue reading
Some of the common cosmetic procedures include butt lifts, Botox injections, facelifts, breast implants, and chin lifts. Before going under the knife, however, it is important to choose a surgeon carefully. Here are some of the key items that should be on one’s cosmetic surgery checklist: Continue reading
Brandi Glanville of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame recently revealed in her memoir the cosmetic procedure she underwent to get back at ex-husband actor Eddie Cibrian for his infidelity. The procedure, called gynocosmetology, is more commonly known as vaginal rejuvenation. It is a purely cosmetic procedure, one that is designed to modify the structure and appearance of a woman’s genitals. It is not as popular as, say, breast augmentation but demand for this procedure is increasing. In 2009, over 50, 000 vaginal rejuvenations were performed in the United States alone. So is Brandi Glanville on the right track with her decision to undergo this type of surgery? Just what is vaginal rejuvenation, what is involved and is it a good option for women considering it? Continue reading
While cosmetic surgery has been around for decades, the growth rate seen last year was quite astounding. It has been estimated that the global market for a wide range of cosmetic procedures has grown by 10%. Furthermore, experts in the field are expecting to see a similar growth rate this year.
There are many factors that are driving this growth. First of all, the market in developing countries such as Asia has grown exponentially, as more and more women want to retain the beauty of their youth and get rid of blemishes such as acne, moles and cellulite. The overall cosmetics market has also grown in Asia and, like plastic surgery, is set to continue growing. Continue reading
As fans around the world prepare for an exciting Grammy Award show on February 10th, by setting the timers on their TVs, celebrities have been preparing for the event for months. They must have the right outfit, hair stylist, makeup artist, nail technician, and so on, to look their best for the big gala. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg because the Grammys are huge to celebrities, and all eyes will be upon them as they walk down the red carpet.
All of us want to look our best, and the celebrities that are prized as the pinnacle of aesthetics are no different. While different celebs take the red carpet this Sunday for the Grammys, a number of them will have used cosmetic treatments in order to gain tighter stomachs, firmer skin, and clear pores. Whether it is a singer or an actor or a model or an athlete, you may be surprised who is willing to go under the knife for better features. Continue reading
Most Hollywood celebrities try their best to look beautiful even when they are out of the spotlight, so imagine the effort that goes into making them red-carpet ready for big events such as the Oscars. On a night when thousands of stars from around the globe converge on a single spot on the planet, every celebrity wants to be at his or her most beautiful and resplendent. Here is a look at how well planned and orchestrated the beauty routines and fitness procedures are months before a special event. Continue reading
Plastic surgery rumors abound as Katherine Webb, the reigning Miss Alabama, is brought to national attention by commentators during the recent BCS National College Championship game. Simon Ourian, M.D. of Epione Beverly Hills joins the debate. Continue reading
There is no replacement for speaking with your doctor in person to get to know if they are the sort of person you trust to perform a cosmetic procedure on you. However, meeting with a doctor in person is difficult to arrange, and many times you will find that doctors are unwilling to give you much of their time unless you are willing to pay for the privilege. Fortunately, Epione of Beverly Hills has put on our website a collection of cosmetic surgeon videos so that you can get some idea of the sorts of physician you should expect when you come in to Epione of Beverly Hills. Check out these cosmetic surgeon videos, absolutely free of charge, and while you are at it, have a look at the other cosmetic surgeon videos we have up related to a variety of different conditions and treatments that we offer for them. Using these cosmetic surgeon videos you should be able to quickly, and freely, get a good idea of the options that are available to treat your condition and the sort of results that you can expect from that treatment. Continue reading
If you are living in California you are living in the geographic area of the world that has more cosmetic surgeons than anywhere else. In a society that is ever more youth obsessed and physical appearance conscious, who would not want to take advantage of that fact? Rather than traveling abroad for a bargain treatment and potentially end up with inferior results and complications, why not consider the long term cost and simply opt for cosmetic surgery treatments in California? There is a wealth of information available online concerning cosmetic surgery treatments in California, and you should definitely take advantage of this resource. It is important that you make sure that you are getting your information off of a reputable site, and the internet is no replacement for speaking to an actual doctor, but this is a good place to start. Continue reading
If you are one of the thousands of men and women living in the United States that are interested in some form of cosmetic surgery, you have doubtless asked yourself time and again exactly how cosmetic surgery works. As you most likely know the truth is that the answer to how cosmetic surgery works depends on the sort of cosmetic surgery you are interested in. Continue reading
Many people wish they had full and luscious lips but few people have them naturally. For this reason, doctors have invented lip augmentation or lip implants that will fill out the lips and make them look really nice. It is usually quite easy to recover from a lip enhancement or augmentation so that you can be back to work within a few days. Continue reading