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Earlobe Repair | Solutions for Past Endeavors

Posted by Donna Mazzarella on 1/5/15 8:30 AM

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earlobe repair torn ear“What was I thinking back then? No one will hire me now!” 

Do those words sound familiar? You were young, having fun, and just wanted to show your unique style. But now, no one will hire you. The competition for jobs is great and whether it is fair or not, employers do judge competencies on appearance. Even if you are contemplating a military career, all of the branches of the military prohibit the willful mutilation of the body or body part; including ear stretching or piercing, and tongue bifurcation (splitting).

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3 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Cosmetic Surgery

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 5/29/14 7:30 AM

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yoga_relaxation_before_cosmetic_surgeryIf you’ve never had cosmetic surgery, the idea of it may be nerve racking. However, there is no reason to worry. As long as you mentally prepare yourself and know that your board certified plastic surgeon is trustworthy, you’ll have a successful and smooth procedure.

Surgery is not meant to be stressful or anxiety inducing. In fact, the end result is supposed to make you feel even more beautiful! Therefore, you should feel content during the decision-making process as well. If you’re struggling with nerves as you think about getting cosmetic surgery, here are some tips to help you overcome the anxiety.

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Men Using Smartlipo to Tune Up Physiques

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 4/1/13 10:13 AM

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men smartlipoGals aren’t the only ones hitting the gym and the salad bar to get ready for summer. Guys are getting in line right beside them. Today’s man is more conscious of his appearance and the role it plays in projecting the image he want to portray. Young and fit is in, both in the corporate world and around the country club pool. When he duffs his shirt to mow the grass or take the boat out for a spin around the lake, today’s man wants his body to attract the right kind of attention. Beer bellies, man boobs and love handles are out. Slim, trim physiques and 6-pack abs are in. And when diet and exercise aren’t getting the job done, Cleveland men aren’t shy about seeking help from board-certified cosmetic surgeons

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Hollywood proves: Cosmetic Surgery can Enhance Inner Beauty

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 1/18/13 2:20 PM

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hollywood beautyStill looking fabulous, actress and fitness guru Jane Fonda shared her beauty secrets with Access Hollywood last month, just days before celebrating her 75th birthday. With a face and body that make her look decades younger than her age, Jane joked that “good genes and a lot of money” were the secret to her youthful good looks. Unlike other Hollywood stars, Jane wasn’t afraid to admit that she’s relied on the help of skin care professionals and a board-certified plastic surgeon to keep her stunning good looks. 

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Are Botox and Skin Fillers the New Face Lift?

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 8/27/12 2:34 PM

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Botox Fillers FaceToday, women are turning to Botox and skin fillers to combat the facial wrinkles, lines and slight sags that accumulate as we age. Botox and fillers have become so popular that some people are touting them as “the new face lift” or “liquid face lifts”. Such claims or implications are misleading and can cause confusion among consumers who wish to improve their facial appearance, leading them to anticipate results that these cosmetic surgery products cannot deliver.

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Patients Should Do Their Homework Before Scheduling Cosmetic Surgery

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 6/21/12 9:27 AM

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research cosmetic surgeryPerhaps it is our everyday associations with the word “cosmetic” — makeup, blush, mascara, lipstick — that cause so many people to consider cosmetic surgery somehow less intimidating than, for instance, gall bladder surgery or an appendectomy. But simply because the word “cosmetic” precedes it, does not make a breast augmentation or tummy tuck or liposuction any less serious a surgical procedure than carpal tunnel surgery or a hip replacement. Some surgeries are more extensive or complex than others, but all surgery carries inherent risk, including cosmetic surgery. That is why it is important that patients do their homework before selecting a cosmetic surgeon and scheduling their cosmetic surgery procedure.

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Importance of Credentials When Choosing a Cleveland Cosmetic Surgeon

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 4/25/12 8:15 AM

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Cleveland Board certified cosmetic surgeonAs the popularity of Cleveland cosmetic surgery has increased, so has the number of physicians offering cosmetic surgery services. What consumers may not realize is that once a physician receives his or her medical degree, they are free to practice in any medical field they choose.

No law prevents a degreed physician from practicing plastic surgery even if his training was in another field of medicine. It is not uncommon today to find former pediatricians, dermatologists, general practitioners and podiatrists now practicing cosmetic surgery. Only 4 states – California, Florida, Texas and Louisiana -- require medical providers to inform their patients of their medical training. For non-surgical cosmetic procedures, there is even less oversight. There are people with no medical degree and no medical training performing Botox and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

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Why Should Your Cleveland Cosmetic Surgeon Be Board Certified?

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 1/26/12 8:30 AM

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Choosing a Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
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State Medical Boards Beginning to Address ‘Medical Drift’

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 1/24/12 8:12 AM

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Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery Safety
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Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery: Why Is Board Certification Important?

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 12/23/11 8:54 AM

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Cleveland Cosmetic Surgeon Board Certification
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