We all have heard of the latest beauty trend, plastic surgery. A lot of people, especially celebrities, are opting for it to look their best. But what is the best way to prepare for it?
The first thing to do is research, so you can get more information on the different procedures that are available. From there you should find a cosmetic surgeon that you are comfortable with and then get in touch with them about your consultation. If they recommend surgery, then you should set up an appointment for a consultation before making any final decisions.
Once at the office, they will be able to give you some advice on what kind of procedure is right for you and how long recovery time might be needed.
You want to make sure that you are getting the best possible results from your surgery. Why not ask your surgeon some questions before he or she starts operating on you? Here are a few questions to consider asking:
Who will be performing the surgery?
This seems like a question that doesn’t necessarily need to be answered. However, this should be one of the first you ask. While you may have your consultation with one surgeon, it’s important to ensure that this surgeon will be the one who is performing your surgery. If it isn’t, it’s important to determine who will be.
After determining who your surgeon will be, don’t be afraid to ask for their qualifications and their experience completing this type of surgery.
What can I expect during and after surgery?
It’s never a good idea to go to a plastic surgeon without knowing what you can expect. It can be a painful experience for some people and a pleasurable experience for others.
It is not uncommon for patients to feel anxious or apprehensive about going under the knife, especially if they have never had surgery before. Most of these feelings are unnecessary and stem from the lack of information that patients have about what they should expect during and after their surgical procedure.
How much will the operation cost and how am I going to pay for it?
Another vital question. A lot of people are tempted to just go ahead with the operation without finding out how much it will cost. But, before you agree, find out how much it is going to cost and plan your financial situation accordingly.
Also, if you’re thinking about paying for the surgery by means of medical credit cards or loans, make sure that you read up on all the terms and conditions to get a fair idea of what those agreements entail.
How do you feel about my goals?
What are your goals? With the advancement in technology, there is no need to feel any pressure when it comes to achieving your goals. Some people want to know how their surgeon feels about their goals before they get surgery.
A plastic surgeon might have a different opinion about your goals than you do. They would be able to give you more supportive advice and recommend ways for you to achieve your goal in the safest way possible.
What are the risks and complications associated with this procedure?
The question of how safe plastic surgery is can be a complex one. The risks and complications associated with plastic surgery depend on the type of procedure and the doctor performing it so be sure to ask what you can expect.
How long does it take for me to return to my normal life after this surgery?
Many patients are not aware of how long it will take to get back to their normal life after plastic surgery. It can be difficult for them to see the changes in their daily life.
Plastic surgeons want you to know that you should expect some changes in your daily routine after undergoing any type of plastic surgery. Some of the changes could be more noticeable than others, but most people can expect that it will take a while before they are back to their old self again.
Regardless of what type of cosmetic procedure you plan to undergo, It is essential that you ask your plastic surgeon questions beforehand. Remember to always seek a physician who supports your decision and understands your goals.
In the last weeks John Kerry’s eyes seemed less droopy than usual and his entire face seemed somehow wider.
Why did Secretary of State John Kerry look so different?
His personal spokesman Glen Johnson explained that John Kerry has been working non-stop with no vacation – and barely has had time to squeeze in a simple haircut.
“It’s looks to me that he has limited movement on the left side of his face,” said cosmetic dermatologist Tina Alster.
“He doesn’t have any movement in his face at all,” said plastic surgeon Barry Cohen.
It could also be one of many other possibilities. Lack of sleep – no surprise, given the last couple of months with his wife’s illness and the Syrian crisis. Or something as simple as allergies, which could cause his eyes and face to puff up. It could be a minor cosmetic procedure like Botox or another injectable, or Bell’s palsy, a common virus which affects facial nerves and can mimic a minor stroke or bad Botox. Or simply stress.
John Kerry’s eyes seemed less droopy than usual and his entire face seemed somehow wider
“Stress can always make you look not like yourself,” said Tina Alster.
“It can definitely change how your face looks.”
John Kerry, 69, is no stranger to speculation about his classic patrician face. In the 1970’s, he had an operation to correct a malocclusion – a problem with his bite that caused clicking in his jaw. His smooth, unwrinkled appearance during the 2004 presidential race caused enough of a stir that his campaign was forced to deny Botox rumors directly.
In January of 2012, John Kerry showed up at the White House celebration for the Boston Bruins sporting two black eyes.
He denied any plastic surgery. Just the result of a nasty spill while playing hockey with family and friends over the New Year’s break, he said.
But the fact that the chatter arose again this week about whether his appearance was the result of exhaustion or some cosmetic snafu annoyed those close to him.
“Not only is it a little sad that this constitutes news by anyone’s definition in Washington when we’re debating the use of force in Syria, but the answer is simple: No, end of story. That’s not a denial, that’s a fact,” Glen Johnson said.
South Korean women have become so immersed in western celebrity culture that double eyelid surgery, which creates the Caucasian crease many Asian women don’t naturally have, has become as common as going to the dentist.
Overtaking Brazil as the plastic surgery capital of the world, South Korea now has the highest number of surgeries performed per capita.
Going behind the scenes of Seoul Fashion Week for Vice magazine’s online series Fashion Week Internationale, host Charlet Duboc uncovers their quest for a stereotypical vision of a western face.
Charlet Duboc asks a young K-pop singer from the band D-Unit why one in five women have undergone some sort of cosmetic procedure in South Korea, which have become popular graduation gifts from students’ parents.
“Because of their distinctive looks, our ideal appearance would be that of westerners,” the singer said.
“Big round eyes, straight nose, round face.”
Eyelid surgery involves cutting the outer end of the eyes to make them wider and rounder, something plastic surgeons say boosts confidence.
South Korean women have become so immersed in western culture that double eyelid surgery has become as common as going to the dentist
Dr. Seo, a surgeon from Seo Jae Don Plastic Clinic, described one of his patients that day, who had flown from Japan to have facial surgery, has small eyes.
He explained: “We will do eyelid surgery, as well as give her a higher nose. She also has a flat forehead so we’ll extract some fat and inject it into her forehead and chin. By doing so her overall profile will look much more appealing.”
Talking Charlet Duboc, a British-born, one-time model, he added: “Most of our customers are eager to have facial features like yours.
“A face with more volume is considered to be more popular these days, having an apple shape face means there’s more chance to change a person’s destiny, they think their fortune will change for the better.
“There are lots of girls who come in after breaking up with their boyfriends…there are doctors who cure the illnesses that we can see; we cure the heartbroken people. There is no need to live with a sense of discontent because of their appearance,” he said.
However, it seems that Seoul Fashion Week is actually trying to distance itself from this K-pop plastic surgery culture.
Charlet Duboc explained that backstage, there were many people who wanted to reverse the trend, favoring a more natural look.
A fashion student born in North Korea and smuggled into the south as a child, who sat next to Charlet Duboc at one of the shows, said “if a person is doing it to boost their confidence by covering up their handicaps I think its fine, but to completely change the way one naturally looks is totally wrong”.
She added: “I see many of my friends getting it done. I think our desire to look as pretty as celebrities is far greater than in any other country.”
A make-up artist agreed, commenting: “I hate people getting double eyelid surgery, personally I like the natural look.”
And a model who had just walked in the show said: “I think Korean beauty is a look with natural eyelids.”
One patient outside of Fashion Week’s culture, who recently had the surgery and was disappointed when Charlet Duboc admired her “natural and unique” look, explaining that her different features, from that of westerners, is what makes her beautiful, said: “My mother would always support me in my quest to look better, my father would be a bit more worried.
“The older generation… think natural is beautiful, being original is better. The importance of beauty is different to each individual.”
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