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There are a number of plastic surgery trends that get reported in an average year – such as most popular procedure, who’s having what done, and the usual rash of ‘new’ techniques and procedures that have evocative names like the ‘Vampire Facelift’.
But the UK Daily Mail newspaper has reported that in a New York Times interview, Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas has noticed some interesting new trends in her clientele. For example, many of her clients in the over-60 age group have decided that... read more
Is it Scarlet Johansson’s breasts? Is it Katie Holmes’ chin? How about Mila Kunis’ eyes? Not in 2012; this past year, the most requested celebrity body part has royal roots. While her sister, Pippa, has a bum that is envied across the globe, it is Kate Middleton’s nose that has been most requested in plastic surgery procedures over the last 12 months.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been the center of a media-frenzy, ever since the future King of England slipped a wedding ring on her finger two... read more
Consider the notion of a tanning bed being safer than sun exposure, a complete fallacy, an urban myth, an untruth spread by the tanning bed companies, consider ... never using one again. As cosmetic surgeons, we are constantly asked about the safety of tanning beds, even though more than one million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. Despite knowing this fact, thousands of people – most of them young women – continue visiting tanning salons on a regular basis.
Skin cancers are... read more
If you are thinking your upcoming breast augmentation will definitely provide you with that deep, sexy cleavage you always wanted, think again. There are more factors to cleavage than just the size of your breast. To get the highly sought after cleavage of Scarlett Johansson or Jessica Simpson, your natural anatomy needs to be just right. Here are a few questions Dr. Vitenas hears most often on the subject:
As we age, women will often experience drooping (ptosis) in a variety of places. One of the areas frequently affected is the breast, as the surrounding skin becomes loose, eventually sagging from poor elasticity. Several things can cause this ptosis, such as normal aging of the skin, but it can be more extreme with a heavy chest. Over the years, large breasts, whether natural or from breast implants, can pull and stretch the breast tissue downward. Regardless of the cause, the problem of lax... read more
While breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure – over 300,000 were performed last year – urban myths about implants are still often perceived as the truth. Did you think any of these were true?
1) Saline is safer than silicone.
Silicone implants were off the market for several years, but in 2007, the FDA gave them their full approval. Today, silicone breast implants are considered completely safe (they were not found to cause the medical problems first attributed to them in... read more
Have you ever found the perfect hairstyle in a magazine, only to be told by your hairdresser that it can’t work on your hair? Maybe your hair is too curly or too straight, too long or too short. Worse yet, has your hairdresser tried to give you the style and the result looks terrible? No matter how good something looks on someone else, not every style works on everyone. That goes for cosmetic surgery, as well.
Think about breast augmentation for a minute. When you see one before and after photo... read more
Even though Botox Cosmetic has grown to be synonymous with wrinkle removing injectables, and even though it is the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure today, many people still do not know the realities of the procedure. Take a look at these 5 myths below; did you know they were false?
Myth #1. Botox Cosmetic can cause droopy eyelids.
When Botox Cosmetic is administered properly, by an experienced and qualified physician, the potential side effects are minimal. Less than 2% of all... read more
Since she started public school at age 7, Nadia Ilse had been ridiculed and teased daily about her large, protruding ears. She was tormented by her classmates so often, and so viciously, that Nadia had lost all self-confidence. She couldn’t even look at herself in the mirror. Nadia would fake an illness or migraine whenever she could, just to stay home, and as she got older, Nadia began to skip class without her mother knowing – anything to avoid the harassment. Finally, the... more
Chances are, if you haven’t had Liposuction, you know someone who has. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world; in the United States alone, over 325,000 Liposuction procedures were performed in 2011. No matter how common the surgery has become, Liposuction is still an invasive procedure, requiring heavy consideration. To ensure your Liposuction will be safe and effective, with long-lasting results, there are four key questions to ask yourself and... more
Everything on TV is not as perfect as it first appears. With that being said, who hasn’t watched a little reality television and thought, “How does that mom look so good?” The next time you sit down with the remote, remember to keep things in perspective. Just because a mom can Keep Up With the Kardashians, has survived being a Teen Mom, or is Plus 8 . . . certainly doesn’t mean her awesome looks come naturally.
Kris Kardashian: Kris could make any mommy jealous! She has... more
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery offers a variety of breast enhancement procedures, providing something to fit everyone's specific needs. Advances in cosmetic surgery procedures have made breast enhancement safer, more economical, and more natural looking than ever before. And while breast augmentation has remained the number one cosmetic surgery in the US for years, other, related procedures are gaining more interest and attention. Before deciding which surgery fits your particular needs... more
Juvederm and BOTOX are two of the best products available today, in the cosmetic surgeon’s office, to treat facial lines and wrinkles. While at first these treatments may seem interchangeable, it is important to know that these fabulous, face-enhancing injections are not the same thing. BOTOX works by paralyzing the muscle at the injection site – relaxing the skin and smoothing wrinkles. Juvederm is a gel filler – which adds volume and plumps hollow areas, as well as... more