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HIGH SCORES FOR LIPOSUCTION and ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCKS)

A newly published article in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports the results of a quality of life study on patients who have undergone cosmetic liposuction and/or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedures to remove excess abdominal fat.

Three hundred sixty patients took part in this study, with 216 patients or 60 percent having only liposuction, 126 patients or 35%  undergoing a combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty .

Liposuction plus abdominoplasty produced the highest patient satisfaction rate — more than 99 percent — with no increase in pain compared to abdominoplasty alone. Patients who had undergone abdominoplasty rated their outcomes at 9 out of 10, compared with the 8 out of 10 score for patients who had had liposuction only.

Overall, 86 percent of patients reported an improved sense of self-esteem after surgery, while about 70 percent reported improved quality of life.

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FREE COSMETIC SURGERY FOR ALL – HOW DEMOCRATIC!

Did you know that even a poor chambermaid or a struggling housewife living in Brazil, is entitled to free cosmetic surgery? The philosophy behind the more than 220 clinics across Brazil that treat thousands of maids, receptionists, waitresses and others is simply that beauty is a right that belongs equally to the poor and the affluent.

The Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Medicine’s Rio clinic has performed free procedures on more than 14,000 patients since its founding in 1997.

Beauty treatments such as free Botox, chemical peels and laser hair removal may at first seem shockingly frivolous in a country which, despite phenomenal economic growth in recent years, still battles some basic diseases such as tuberculosis and dengue.

Surgeons argue, and apparently have convinced the government, that good looks have a more than skin deep effect, and by treating what patients view as physical flaws, doctors are often also healing their psyches, bolstering their self-esteem. The notion that beauty treatments can help free patients from crippling neuroses, was pioneered over many decades by celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy, now 85 years of age.

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CAN COSMETIC SURGERY BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

I get occasional flack from my readers and fellow bloggers for my positive views on Cosmetic Surgery for the right person, when done at the right time, with the right surgeon, for the right reasons. I know there are a lot of “rights” there. But when all those ducks are in a row, here is one huge positive issue often overlooked.

As we all know, body image, which is intimately linked to appearance, can make a huge difference in the way we feel about ourselves. As I interviewed women (over 100 of them for my book on women and cosmetic surgery), their stories confirmed how deeply body image can be embedded into our psyche and how powerfully it impacts our lives.

But what fascinated me even more was the results of a Mayo Clinic study, where they tracked two hundred and fifty women who had had facelifts twenty years earlier. They discovered that by statistical comparison, the facelift patients had lived ten years longer than the general female population.

Does this study claim a cause-effect relationship between facelifts and longevity? Certainly not! But it does suggest that cosmetic surgery patients are likely to be strongly dedicated to health and fitness, which can easily translate to living longer. After all is said and done, the last laugh might be heaped upon those who have no interest in outer beauty and little patience for those who do!

Want to know what really makes me bristle? Read my article about the $25,000 Nip, Tuck and Lift Sweepstakes, sponsored by Trump Taj Mahal. Speaking of giving Cosmetic Surgery a bad name!

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WHITNEY HOUSTON – WITH PRAISE FOR DR. MARC MANI

Rumor has it that Whitney Houston failed a routine medical check two weeks before her death. “Undisclosed sources” report that this legendary pop singer had a consultation for a facelift procedure with Dr. Marc Mani, a Beverly Hills, Calif., board certified plastic surgeon. Citing federal medical privacy laws, Dr. Mani refused to confirm that Whitney had sought his professional services. But rumor has it that he had refused to perform her surgery after determining that she didn’t pass the medical clearance exam, which evaluate a patient’s heart, lungs and liver functions.

I mourn the loss of our greatest diva, if rumors are true, I extend a hand in friendship and admiration to Dr. Marc Mani.

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FABULOUS BEAUTY BLOG ARTICLE INDEX – by Lois W. Stern

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A – B

BATTLE OF THE BULGE

BE SMART, LOOK GREAT SUMMER TANS

BEAUTY RESTORED – Free for Victims of Abuse

BEAUTIFUL SKIN ALL SUMMER LONG 

BEFORE YOU GO UNDER THE KNIFE, DO YOUR RESEARCH

BOOB JOB CREAMS – DO THEY REALLY WORK?

BOTOX CAUSES BRAIN DAMAGE – SCIENCE OR HOGWASH? Part 1

BOTOX WITHOUT NEEDLES

BUYER BEWARE: Cosmetic Surgery Ads

C – D

CAN COSMETIC SURGERY AND AUTHENTICITY CO-EXIST?

CAN COSMETIC SURGERY BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

CAN WE EVER FEEL GOOD ABOUT OUR NECKS AGAIN?

CAN’T WE REDEFINE BEAUTY WITHOUT NARROWING WOMEN’S CHOICES?

The COMMERCIALIZATION of PLASTIC SURGERY

COSMETIC SURGERY – Is it Blatant Vanity or Latent Sexuality?  PART 2

D – H

DARK UNDER EYE CIRCLES

DERMASCULPT

DOES SHE OR DOESN’T SHE?

FACE TRANSPLANT IN THE NEWS

FLOSSING TEETH FOR  S-E-X AND BEAUTY

GIVE YOUR HANDS A LIFT!

HAIR LOSS – TRIGGERS, TREATMENTS AND SOLUTIONS

HOW TO MAKE YOUR NAIL POLISH LAST LONGER

19 BEST HAIR CARE SECRETS

I – L

The IDEAL EYEBROW – GETTING FLATTER AND LOWER

I THOUGHT I KNEW EVERYTHING There Was To Know ABOUT COSMETIC SURGERY

The KATE MIDDLETON NOSE

LASERS, SHMASERS (The Differences Between Ablative Skin Resurfacing with Field Lasers Vs. Fractional Lasers)

LATISSE NEWS FLASH

LATISSE TIPS – What I Learned from The DUCHESS of DERMIS

LIP AUGMENTATION for Ageless Beauty

LONGER, THICKER EYELASHES – Part 2

10 LOOK YOUNGER SECRETS 

LOOKING YOUNGER and FITTER – What’s Simon Cowell’s Secret? 

M – P

The MADONNA LIFT – OH WHAT BEAUTIFUL EYES

MERYL STREEP

MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT LATISSE – Part 3

NAVIGATING THE SEA OF SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

NIPS, TUCKS AND KISSES

‘NOBLE’ PLASTIC SURGEY TO BE HONORED AT THE OSCARS

PERMANENT MAKEUP FOLLOW UP – Learning From My Fellow Bloggers

PLASTIC SURGERY and TISSU GLU – A Winning Combination?

PLASTIC SURGERY TO FULFILL BIZARRE REQUESTS

R – T

RADIANT SKIN – QUICK AND LONG RANGE FIXES

REVERSING the AGING PROCESS Through Science

The SCOOP ON DERMAL FILLERS

6 SECRETS TO BEAUTIFUL SKIN

SOCIAL-MEDIA-DERIVED-VANITY FUELS COSMETIC SURGERY DESIRES

SOLUTION TO SKIN PROBLEMS:

            ENLARGED PORES AND OILY SKIN

            RED, DRY, ITCHY OR SENSITIVE SKIN

           DRY, MATURE, SUN DAMAGED SKIN

SKIN TIGHTENING – ULTHERA OR THERMAGE?

SPARSE EYEBROWS NO MORE

STEM CELL FACELIFTS IN THE NEWS – Be Careful What You Wish For

TANNING BEDS, SUNSHINE, AIRBRUSH TANNING & VITAMIN D

THINKING OF GOING ABROAD FOR YOUR COSMETIC SURGERY?

5 TOP COSMETIC PROCEDURES in the USA

TREATMENTS FOR RAISED SCARS

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME – BREAKTHROUGHS IN SKIN CARE

 

U – W

The UGLY SIDE TO BEAUTY

WHAT CAN I DO FOR MY PUFFY EYES?

WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THOSE AGING HANDS?

WHAT IS BEAUTY?

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH STEM CELL FACE LIFTS?

WHAT’S THAT? NO MORE EYEBROW PENCIL, EYELINER OR LIP LINER?

WHAT CAN I DO FOR MY PUFFY EYES?

WHO SHOULD GET CREDIT FOR HER DYNAMITE LOOKS (Mother Nature or her Plastic Surgeon?)

A WOMAN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HER BREASTS

The WORD S-E-X DIDN’T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT

WORK OR NO WORK, MADONNA LOOKS SPECTACULAR!

WOULD YOU FEEL LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON AFTER COSMETIC SURGRY?

WOULD YOU LIE ABOUT YOUR FACELIFT?

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Linda Frank My first experience on the LTV Cable network, The Writer’s Dream was such fun! Linda Maria Frank is such a relaxed host that I forgot I was on camera and just spoke from the heart – telling about both my books and the emotional roller coaster that started this voyage. Although these books are both about aesthetics (beauty of the face and body), my next interview will be about Inner Beauty, beauty of the mind, spirit and soul.

Stay tuned to this stunningly frank interview, where I discuss intimate subjects such as sexuality and transference (falling in love with your plastic surgeon), watch this video.

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BUYER BEWARE: Cosmetic Surgery Ads

Advertising for cosmetic surgery procedures is neither illegal nor unethical, but promotional advertisement with pressure tactics attached are. Groupon customers were recently offered discounts of up to 50% on cosmetic surgery procedures with one stipulation: the surgeries had to be booked before midnight of that same day.
Such tactics are deemed illegal and should be blazing red flags to potential patients to put on their running shoes and sprint in the opposite direction. No properly credentialed, ethical surgeon would lend their name to such a ploy. Remember the old adage: If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is too good to be true!

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‘NOBLE’ PLASTIC SURGEY TO BE HONORED AT THE OSCARS

At the Academy Awards, talk of plastic surgery usually can be heard in whispers about who has had what kind of “work “done. But London surgeon Mohammad Jawad will be walking the red carpet at the Oscars as the subject of a moving documentary called Saving Face.

Dr Jawad makes periodic trips to his native Pakistan to treat victims of acid attacks, mostly due to domestic abuse. “Doing this kind of work, I feel I’m trying to restore the trust and build the confidence of ordinary people that plastic surgery is a very noble and gifted profession”, explains Dr Jawad. During some of those trips, American film-maker Daniel Junge has documented Dr Jawad’s work.

Saving Face will be premiered in Britain as part of the Human Rights Watch Film.

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