Facebook Twitter YouTube

My Body Blog

Study Shows Psychological Benefits of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 8/7/14 7:30 AM

Featured Image

positive_psychological_benefits_cosmetic_surgeryFor a long time, there was a certain stigma toward plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. These days that stigma is on the decline

People are realizing cosmetic and plastic surgery can improve their lives in numerous ways. Instead of judging it, they are embracing it and experiencing the positive results it can deliver. 

Here are some of the benefits reported by patients who have undergone different types of procedures:

Read More

What Are Brow Lifts? Your Questions Answered

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 6/10/14 7:30 AM

Featured Image

mature_woman_brow_liftYou feel great on the inside. You’re satisfied, and you’re usually in a good mood. However, due to lines on your face and a sagging brow, you look worn out, stressed and upset. When you want to show the world your inner happiness, a great smile and upbeat attitude may not be enough.

Instead of going through your day looking as if you’re exhausted and melancholy, you can fix it with a solution that’s more permanent than creams and at-home treatments. If you undergo a brow lift, your cheerful spirit will show on your face.

Read More

Fix Your Form with Body Contouring

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 8/21/13 2:14 PM

Featured Image

Atummy fatge, lifestyle, childbirth – these all take a toll on the body. And even if you watch your diet and exercise faithfully, at some point you may realize that the “muffin top” tummy, the sagging chin or the saddlebag hips aren’t going anywhere. At that point, you may want to consider cosmetic surgery to help bring back the body contour that feels best for you.

Read More

Mindless Eating Tricks Help You Stay Slim after Cosmetic Surgery

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 7/17/13 8:36 AM

Featured Image

woman tossing a saladIf you want to maintain your attractive figure after Cleveland cosmetic surgery, it’s important to think about the food you’re putting in your mouth. But too often good intentions to eat healthfully are undermined by influences we’re not even aware of (see our previous post). Rather than thinking about every mouthful, Cornell University food psychologist Brian Wansink recommends adjusting your environment so that nutritious food choices are automatic. In other words, the best path to mindful eating is mindless eating!

The National Mindless Eating Challenge

In the National Mindless Eating Challenge, Cornell University researchers tracked the eating habits of 504 adults. Rather than dieting to lose weight, study participants were asked to make several small changes designed to curb mindless eating habits. At the end of the first 30 days, two-thirds of participants had either lost weight (42%) or maintained their starting weight (27%). The average weight loss was two pounds per month.

During extensive research at Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, Wansink discovered that a surprising number of outside factors influence our eating habits. However, research has also found successful ways to keep eating habits back on course:

  • Serving food on smaller dinner plates and in smaller bowls tricks us into thinking we’re getting more food so we eat less. People eat 25% more when food is served on large plates. Tip: You’ll consume even fewer calories if you fill your small plate half full of vegetables and fruit.
  • Using smaller serving spoons encourages us to put less food on our plate.
  • Avoid serving food family style. Portion food onto plates in the kitchen before serving. We eat more when serving dishes are on the table within easy reach.
  • Serve juices, alcoholic beverages and other high-calorie drinks in tall thin glasses. People pour 30% more liquid into short, fat glasses than tall, thin ones.

More tips next time

For more advice on snacking secrets, check out one of our previous blogs.

Read More

What’s In, What’s Out in the Cosmetic Surgery Market?

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 3/11/13 12:08 PM

Featured Image

face surgeryJ-Lo’s curvy backside and Beyoncé’s shapely derriere are out. So are Katy Perry’s large breasts and Sofia Vergara’s voluptuous bosom. Sorry, guys, but those days of plastic surgery are passé (though, certainly, not over). Today, the cosmetic surgery spotlight is firmly centered a foot or two higher than in year’s past. The face is where the action is in Cleveland cosmetic surgery today. 

Read More

Balanced Approach to Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery Creates Natural Look

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 1/21/13 10:00 AM

Featured Image

inner beautyThe fear that “I won’t look like myself” is one of the most common concerns people have about undergoing cosmetic surgery. They feel caught between a rock and a hard place. People that are considering cosmetic surgery generally want to look younger and more attractive. Some people turn to plastic surgery to rid their appearance of an annoying or unattractive aging issue such as dropping eyelids or thinning lips or turkey neck. However, despite the desired benefits, some people are afraid that plastic surgery will drastically alter their appearance. Instead of looking like themselves – only better – they’re afraid they will look pulled and stretched into some bizarre caricature of themselves.

Read More

‘Facetime Facelifts’ Driving Demand for Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 1/2/13 9:35 AM

Featured Image

facetime cosmetic surgeyDespite protestations that inner beauty trumps physical attractiveness, most of us will admit that a person’s outward appearance heavily influences our first impressions. Driven by the popularity of smartphones and tablets and the mobile technology that channels real-time face-to-face communication, it would appear that outward appearance is destined to become even more important over the next few years. By 2015, the Culture Vulture Beauty forecast predicts that physical attractiveness will be our primary measure of beauty. 

Read More

How to Enjoy New Year’s Eve while Maintaining Your New Body Shape

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 12/3/12 11:32 AM

Featured Image

new year resolutionsEach New Year, we wipe the slate clean and resolve to go to the gym more often and stick to a healthy diet. Fortunately, New Year’s resolutions come at the end of the indulgent holiday season. After a month of overeating, we’re ready to serious about health and fitness. But we must first clear two final hurdles: the alcohol and hors d’oeuvre-intensive New Year’s Eve party and the ode-to-football snackfest on New Year’s Day. 

Read More

Smartlipo Revolutionizes Liposuction

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 6/23/12 9:33 AM

Featured Image

Smartlipo Results

Smartlipo TriPlex is the innovative laser-assisted liposuction technique that is revolutionizing liposuction. Ranked the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in 2011 by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic liposuction treatments is rising among both men and women. Despite its popularity, however, traditional liposuction techniques have a few drawbacks:

Read More

Breast Reduction Surgery is Not Uncommon for Men

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 6/15/12 10:03 AM

Featured Image


“Man boobs.” Comedians make jokes about them; but if you’re one of the millions of men who suffer from the medical condition “gynecomastia,” or enlarged male breasts, it’s no laughing matter. Far more common than most people think, gynecomastia is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance, although heredity, weight fluctuations, and medications can also trigger the development of excess glandular tissue in one or both breasts.

Cleveland male breast reduction surgery
Read More