Abdominoplasty Can Have Long-term Weight Loss Benefits

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery has gained popularity in recent years as an effective plastic surgery procedure to eliminate excess abdominal fat and achieve a firmer, trimmer tummy. The treatment involves liposuction using advanced modalities such as laser-assisted SmartLipo Triplex, radiofrequency-assisted BodyTite and ultrasound-assisted VASER. These safe, minimally invasive body contouring devices can provide optimal results with high-definition sculpting capabilities and proven tissue coagulation and skin tightening benefits.

A recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), says many women experience lasting weight loss one year after abdominoplasty. This is good news for patients who were overweight before the treatment.

The researchers reported that the long-term weight loss is closely related to increased satiety. Satiety refers to the feeling of fullness after eating which controls the urge to eat for a period of time after a meal. It is widely accepted that increased satiety can contribute significantly to long-term weight loss. Three-fourths of women in this pilot study reported an increased feeling of satiety, either after eating or throughout the day, after undergoing abdominoplasty. The changes in the neuroendocrine system were cited as the possible reason for the increased satiety, which helped to control the urge to eat. Fatty tissues secrete hormones that increase appetite and removing these abdominal fat cells work to reduce it. One year later, 14 of the 20 women in the sample had experienced weight loss greater than the weight of the tissue resected.

Most of the women who enjoyed long-term weight loss were those who were just under borderline for overweight. Those who had a greater quantity of surplus abdominal tissue removed also enjoyed sustained weight loss.

More than one-thirds of the US population is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). New measures are needed to control and reverse obesity. Gastric bypass and other bariatric surgical procedures are generally limited to patients with morbid obesity, but abdominoplasty is offering new hope. Tummy tuck surgery is available to a wider range of men and women looking to reduce the size and improve the appearance of their abdomen. That’s why the findings of this new study need to be investigated further.

Julie Chen Had Eyelid Surgery to Boost Her Career

Big expressive eyes can certainly be an asset when you are in the media business. At least this is what Julie Chen’s personal experience proved. Chen made headlines last September when she revealed that she had eyelid surgery at the age of 25 to boost her career.

While she was working as a local news reporter, Chen found that her “Asian eyes” stood in the way of her job prospects. After facing many rejections – one comment was that her eyes made her look disinterested and bored – the 43-year-old Chinese-American woman finally decided have plastic surgery to make her eyes look bigger and “less Chinese”.

Julie Chen Eyelid Surgery

After the surgery, Chen admitted that the ball did roll for her career-wise and she said, “It got me to where we are today. And I’m not going to look back.” Post surgery, she admitted that her eyes are now bigger and look more alert and expressive. The blepharoplasty procedure she had done almost two decades ago could be a source of inspiration for women who wish to Americanize their eyes.

More and more men and women are opting to have eyelid surgery to resolve aesthetic issues

  • Tired and puffy eyes
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Loose and sagging skin in the upper eyelid
  • Wrinkled or drooping eyelids

One thing to be highlighted is that she took trouble in finding the right surgeon to perform the treatment which helped her to experience a successful surgery. So it would be crucial for you to choose a skilled cosmetic surgeon with good experience in the treatment if you have the desire to improve your eyelid appearance.

Gifting Beauty Treatments – The Latest New Year Gift Trend

Now New Year gifts are becoming much more attractive and valuable in the form of gift certificates and coupons for beauty treatments. A female psychotherapist gifted her husband a gift certificate worth $500 for Botox injections and laser hair removal. Does this come as a surprise? Well, this is the trend now with plastic surgery and other aesthetic procedures becoming gift items. People are now gifting their loved ones with procedures such as face lift, nose surgery, breast augmentation, chin liposuction, abdominoplasty, eyebrow lift, ear reduction surgery, and abdominal etching among others. The gifting of cosmetic surgery is up 20 – 35% depending on the procedure and the practice, according to an ABC News Report. There has also been a dramatic increase in the sales of gift cards in the range of $150 – $200, usually for low-cost procedures like medical-grade peels.

Laser liposuction and laser hair removal are becoming more popular choices as gifts. A mother is said to have gifted her below 20-year-old daughter a breast augmentation! Laser surgery is preferred for its advantages such as:

  • Quick recovery
  • Minimally invasive
  • Less or no downtime
  • Quick return to normal daily activities
  • Minimal scarring and bleeding
  • Faster healing

A hike in cosmetic treatments is seen in the New Year season. Studies find that increase in demand for plastic surgery in the holiday season is due to many reasons. The most important among these is that those undergoing such surgeries will get enough time for recovery during the holidays. Scars if any will fade a little bit and those who need down time also get enough rest. There is no need to explain why you are going on leave if you need not take leave at all. Another reason is that there are bound to be parties in which people want to surprise others with the dramatic change in their appearance.

You need to think and research a lot before you decide to undergo the gifted treatment. Consider whether you actually want it or not.

When you buy such a gift for someone else, you have to be sure about what the person really wants. Individuals undergoing such treatments will have certain expectations and wishes. It is better to know what they wish for, or fear of about plastic surgery. Gift a face lift, arm tuck, eye lift or a chin implant that can transform the appearance of your loved ones. If you know well what they really want, your gift will make them happier persons. Looking better makes you feel better and more confident. Gifting cosmetic treatments is like gifting joy, youthfulness and confidence in one gift card.