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Kate Middleton’s Nose Reigns as Top Celebrity Look-Alike Procedure

Kate Middleton’s recent pregnancy news isn’t the only thing making royal headlines right now. In fact, her nose might be even more newsworthy with fans, as it’s sparked a trend among women who wish to emulate the fashionable princess.

According to data recently released by the Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group, Kate Middleton’s nose was the most requested celebrity nose surgery of 2012 in the UK.

So just what is it about Kate’s nose that makes it a top choice among cosmetic surgery patients in the UK? Well, according to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edward Miranda, Kate “has a nice angle between the upper lip and the nasal tip, with a minimal amount of visible nostril from both the front and the sides. It’s also proportionate to her face.”

Kate, who announced that she was pregnant earlier this month, also topped the list of most requested female celebrity look overall, beating out close runner-ups like Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Myleene Klass, who rounded out the top five.

It’s important to note that women weren’t the only ones requesting celebrity-look-alike features  in the UK this year. The survey also revealed the most popular male celebrity features, which included Robert Pattinson’s jaw, Ashton Kutcher’s cheeks and Zac Efrno’s hair and eyes.

Keeping Your Expectations for Nose Surgery Realistic

While it’s common and often helpful for patients to bring in a photo of their favorite celebrity nose (or other feature) during the consultation process, it’s important to always carry realistic expectations.

Cosmetic surgery can do a lot to improve your appearance, but it’s unlikely that it will make you look just like your favorite celebrity. The best patients for nose surgery or any cosmetic surgery procedure will desire to enhance their natural appearance, rather than completely transform it.

Source: The Inquisitr
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Restore Your Youthful Look with Facial Implants and Liposuction

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If you are starting to notice your face is showing significant signs of aging, such as hollowed cheeks or excess fat around the jawline, you may be a good candidate for facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Will offers a range of facial cosmetic surgery procedures that can rejuvenate your look and restore your youthful contours. Facial implants and facial liposuction are just two procedures that can restore your facial profile and create a refreshed, youthful look. Whether you need a cheek augmentation procedure or neck recontouring, let us help you achieve the results you want with facial implants and facial liposuction.
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Less-invasive Cosmetic Options for Improving Your Neck

While there a variety of cosmetic procedures that address common aesthetic issues of the face — from facelifts to Botox — the neck area, in that past, has had less options for improving its look.

However, according to a recent article in the New York Times, these days there are a growing number of less-invasive options for improving the appearance of the neck area.

If the neck has too much fat, for instance, neck liposuction may be the solution, especially for those with elastic skin that can bounce back afterward.

Facial liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis. During the procedure, the surgeon makes discreet incisions in the neck, and a tiny tube called a cannula is inserted in a small incision, allowing the surgeon to suction out fat.

For those with neck “bands”, Botox injections in the neck muscle can make them less conspicuous and work best for patients with great skin tone, said Dr. Rod Rohrich, who is chairman of the plastic surgery department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Just like on the face, Botox will require upkeep to maintain results, which last about three to four months.

For others, the more-invasive neck lift surgery is the best option. According to the article, surgeons say that men seem to get more isolated neck lifts than women.

“Usually with women, they are getting a face- and neck lift,” said Dr. Felmont Eaves, the president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. “In men, we don’t have exact statistics, but it’s pretty common to see them come in just for the neck.”

Learn more about facial liposuction at Will Surgical Arts.

When Can Rhinoplasty Cure Snoring?

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Snoring can cause all kinds of problems. Not only can it make for poor sleep quality, you could end up suffering from issues like chronic daytime tiredness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and even a higher risk of cardiovascular problems. Maybe worst of all, it’s probably disturbing your partner throughout the night too and potentially negatively impacting your relationship.

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Study Reveals Patients’ Expectations of Body Contouring after Weight Loss

body contouring after weight lossFor some bariatric surgery patients, weight loss surgery may only be the first surgery on their way to a slimmer body. A new study found that a majority of patients, 75% of females and 68% of males, desire body contouring surgery after their weight loss.

Body contouring procedures after weight loss are often a last and necessary step in a patient’s weight loss surgery journey.

Medically-assisted weight loss often results in loose and hanging skin on the upper arms, breasts, abdomen and thighs. Because of this, one or more body contouring procedures — such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, body lift, arm lift or liposuction — may be desired.

The Austrian study, published in Obesity Surgery journal, examined patients’ expectations of body contouring after massive weight loss. A questionnaire on body image, quality of life and expectations of body contouring surgery was answered by 252 patients who had gastric bypass surgery between 2003 and 2009.

While 90% of women and 88% of men surveyed said their appearance after weight loss was “satisfactory, good, or very good,” 96% reported having surplus skin that caused itching. Some also said they had problems with playing sports and finding clothing that fit well.

A majority of men and women surveyed expressed a desire for body contouring, and the top three expectations of the surgery were:

  • Improved appearance
  • Improved self–confidence
  • Improved quality of life

Both men and women ranked the abdominal area as most in need of contouring, followed by the breasts, thighs, upper arms and buttocks.

The researchers concluded that the success of using weight loss surgery to treat obese patients can’t be judged on weight loss alone. “Patients’ expectations for body contouring surgery are very precise and high,” so it is important that patients are given realistic expectations from their cosmetic surgeon before surgery, according to the authors.

For more information, view the full text of the study.


When Diet & Exercise Aren’t Enough to Achieve the Body You Want

Every year, going into my local Maryland gym in January feels like the first day of class. A bunch of new faces crowd the machines and it is more difficult than ever to find an open treadmill or elliptical. The reason? Many of us are stuck having the same resolution every year – lose the belly and the love handles. However, when aging thrashes your metabolism and those stubborn deposits of fat are more difficult to burn off, you can get stuck in the cycle of having that same resolution every year.

Save Your Skin from Winter Sun Damage

Winter can be confusing when it comes to proper skin care. Even though we don’t feel the hot summer heat on our skin, the sun’s strong ultraviolet rays can still wreak havoc on our skin year round.

This is especially true in regions that receive a lot of snow cover.  Harmful UVA rays can reflect off of snow and pass through the glass on our cars or homes – penetrating deep into skin layers and resulting in long-term damage.

How Winter Sun Damage Affects Your Skin

Sun damage has long been associated with the development of skin cancer, and according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.

Winter sun exposure is just as harmful as the summer months, which means you should still be lathering on sun protection. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is the best way to protect your skin from harmful damage year round.

In addition to skin cancer, sun damage is associated with premature signs of aging. Some early signs of sun damage include:

  • Freckles
  • Brown spots
  • Rough skin
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Increase in moles

Ultimately, the amount of premature aging that occurs due to sun damage will depend on your natural skin color and your history of sun damage. Men and women with fair skin and a long history of sun exposure are the most susceptible to early signs of aging.

4 Tips for Protecting Your Skin and Reducing Signs of Aging During the Winter

1) Apply SPF 30 sunscreen to your face and lips every day, even when it’s cold or overcast outside. Also, remember that not all sun screens are created equal. Make sure to purchase sun screen that protects from both UVA and UVB rays.

2) Never use tanning beds. Artificial UVA radiation has long been associated with sun damage and skin cancer. If you want to avoid looking pasty this winter, opt for tanning spray, lotions and bronzers instead.

3) Pay attention to the early signs of sun damage listed above. If you notice anything abnormal, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. Skin cancer is a very treatable condition when caught early.

4) Consider cosmetic treatments for sun damage. If you’re bothered by early signs of aging and sun damage, there are a variety of non-surgical treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, Botox and dermal fillers that can be used to rejuvenate your skin. Winter time is one of the most popular seasons for cosmetic enhancement because patients are more willing to stay indoors and avoid excessive sun exposure.

Researching Cosmetic Surgery: How to Get the Facts

Before you pull the trigger and pay for a cosmetic surgery procedure, you want to get the researching cosmetic surgerynitty gritty facts about risks, benefits, costs and so on. Doing this will help you in 2 ways:

  1. You’ll be able to protect yourself against unproven, unsafe cosmetic procedures
  2. You’ll be able to weigh the risks and benefits against your values, to see if the procedure is truly a good fit for you.

Where do I look?

It’s lazy to say research it and expect you to find all the right sources. Too often, customers are looking in the wrong places for legitimate answers to their questions.  You want unbiased, scientific information; here are a few tips on where to find it.

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Dr. Will Talks to New You Magazine

While at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida earlier this year, Dr. Will sat down with New You magazine to talk a bit about himself and his cosmetic surgery practice.

In the video, in addition to talking about his 21-year military career with the U.S. Army, during which he treated soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dr. Will explains that upon his retirement from the Army in 2006, he built the Frederick and Montgomery County area’s first freestanding accredited outpatient surgery center where he practices cosmetic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

He says, “This surgery center … allows us to evaluate you and examine you with the same caring and concerning staff at your consultation appointment as you will have caring for you during your surgical experience and in your postoperative recovery phase.”

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A Closer Look at Kybella for the Double Chin

Kybella® is an incredible injectable approach to reducing the appearance of the double chin. Cleared by the FDA in 2015 for use in addressing unwanted submental fullness, Kybella provides fast and easy treatments without much in the way of downtime. Now you can achieve surgical-level results without having to miss out on any of the fun this holiday season. Continue reading “A Closer Look at Kybella for the Double Chin” »

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