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Should I Consider a Brow Lift in My 40s?

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 4/29/15 8:30 AM

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browliftAs we age, the elasticity of our facial skin begins to change. Most noticeable is the development of fine lines and wrinkles. But the shape of our face also transforms, and beautifully arching brows that peak just above the orbital rim can sometimes begin to flatten horizontally or worse — droop.

A brow lift (also referred to as browplasty or a forehead lift) restores eyebrows to their natural anatomic position and, in doing so, gives individuals a more youthful appearance. People often question whether being in their 40s is too young to start considering a brow lift. If you experience any of the following physical symptoms — absolutely not.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Smartlipo

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 3/11/15 8:30 AM

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smartlipo-1The decision to have cosmetic surgery can be stressful and overwhelming no matter who you are or what procedure you’re interested in. When it comes to your body, you want to make sure you’re making an informed choice for your physical and emotional well-being. Having as much information as possible about your options is the best way to ensure you make a decision you feel good about.

Maybe you’ve always wished you could get rid of those pesky fat deposits on your upper arms – and no amount of bicep curls seem to be making any difference. Perhaps you’ve even considered liposuction. Liposuction is a popular option for people who can’t seem to lose weight in a specific area, even after trying diet and exercise. However, many people shy away from a liposuction procedure due to concerns over the pain level or difficult recovery time.

If you’ve considered liposuction in the past, but weren’t sold on the invasiveness of the procedure, you might be interested to learn more about Smartlipo TriPlex. It’s a relatively new and innovative liposuction procedure that uses a laser-assisted technique and boasts numerous benefits over traditional liposuction methods.

Here are five important facts about Smartlipo that can help inform your cosmetic surgery plans.

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Dying to Be Perfect: A Story of Liposuction Gone Wrong

Posted by Donna Mazzarella on 2/16/15 8:30 AM

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liposuctionThe winner of the Queen of Durán beauty contest in Ecuador, Catherine Cando, 19, died as a result of a liposuction procedure she did not want or need. Catherine initially refused the liposuction which was one of the prizes for winning the contest. It was reported that she was not interested in having the procedure and felt confident that the toning her body needed could be achieved through a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Unfortunately, she was persuaded by the judges and the plastic surgeon, who happened to also have been a judge, to have the surgery. Sadly, Catherine, who was a part-time model and aspiring doctor, died of complications from her botched liposuction procedure.

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Considering Liposuction in 2015? 5 Questions to Ask First

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 1/7/15 8:30 AM

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liposuction in 2015 5 questions to ask firstIn the New Year, you may want to transform into a “new you.” Your resolution might be to eat better, work out everyday, spend more time with your loved ones, take longer vacations, learn a new skill, or make a bold career move.

If one of your goals for 2015 is to improve upon your look, you may consider getting liposuction, a prominent procedure amongst men and women. In 2013, it was the fourth most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States for a reason: It has the power to rid your body of pesky fat once and for all.

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America Spends Largest Amount on Cosmetic Surgery Since Great Recession

Posted by Donna Mazzarella on 11/17/14 9:00 AM

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Money_Cosmetic_Surgery“When you look good, you feel good.”  How many times do we hear this statement? Maybe we are starting to really believe it! 

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports Americans spent the largest amount on cosmetic surgery since the Great Recession of 2008. According to the ASPS (2014), more than 11 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists and otolaryngologists in the United States, totaling more than 12 billion dollars for the first time since the Great Recession began in 2008. Of that total, more than 7 billion was spent on surgical procedures and more than 5 billion was spent on nonsurgical procedures.

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Body Contouring After Significant Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 9/25/14 7:30 AM

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Body_ContouringYou’ve made drastic changes to your diet and lifestyle, followed by a rigorous personal exercise regimen and may have even undergone a bariatric surgical procedure. At long last, the scale is finally tipping toward the number you’ve been working to reach. You should be ecstatic, but maybe you’re still not completely satisfied.

The truth of the matter is significant weight loss presents its own unique set of concerns. Even after reaching their goal weight, many people discover they’re still not happy with their figure. Maybe you’ve noticed your clothes aren’t fitting properly or your body looks disproportionate—whatever the case may be, you’re still feeling self-conscious, frustrated and a little defeated.

This is a completely normal response to significant weight loss and, luckily, there is a solution.

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3 Reasons Why More Men Are Getting Cosmetic Surgery

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

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men_cosmetic_surgeryIt’s easy to assume cosmetic surgery is only for women. However, cosmetic surgery procedures are growing in popularity among men as well. 

More men are realizing the many benefits cosmetic surgery has to offer. According to CosmeticSurgery.org, Botox, microdermabrasion and liposuction are some of the most widely utilized procedures by men. A survey revealed that 12 percent of men are planning to have cosmetic surgery done at some point. 

Here are three of the top reasons men are choosing to pursue cosmetic surgery:

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How Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Can Improve Your Health

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 8/12/14 7:30 AM

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Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery enable patients to enhance their appearances and highlight their natural beauty. But along with improving your appearance on the outside, these surgeries can also help patients on the inside.

It’s been found that certain plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures have the power to improve patients’ looks as well as their health. People who elect to undergo these surgeries are receiving much, much more than what they paid for.

Here are some additional health benefits of certain kinds of plastic and cosmetic surgeries:

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Study Shows Psychological Benefits of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

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

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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:

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3 Signs Your Plastic Surgeon Is Right for You

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 8/5/14 7:30 AM

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plastic_surgeon_for_youYou’ve been considering cosmetic or plastic surgery for a while. You’ve looked online and done your research, and you’re certain about the procedure you want to get done. The next step is to find a plastic surgeon.

Finding a great plastic surgeon you trust, and one whose skills have been verified, sets the stage for a successful surgery. 

Ready to find the right plastic surgeon for you? Here are a few tips to help you get started:

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