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I wrote an article some time ago that created quite a stir titled Step Aside Mother Nature. Hanna Mae Salcedo’s artcle in the Sun Star this morning brought it back to mind, nudging me to post it once again. Just click on the image below to read this thought provoking article . . .
or click here, or copy and paste the following URL into your browser. http://www.sexliesandcosmeticsurgery.com/Articles/mnature.html
But one way or another, just read it! Then let me know your thoughts.
What is your notion of beauty? What do physically beautiful people have that others do not? And why aren’t traits like being strong, smart, compassionate, honest, creative, trustworthy, funny and kind-hearted considered beautiful? These are the questions Hanna Mae Salcedo addresses in her Sun Star article.
My question to Hanna Mae is this: Why do we have to take sides on this issue? Can’t we strive for both? And in achieving some degree of physical beauty, don’t we feel better and project a more positive image, inside and out? To my mind, it’s a matter of balance and degree.
Your comments, please?
Here is a cosmetic surgery visualization app for the iPhone which allows users to upload a photo, then manipulate it to see how they might look after their preferred cosmetic surgery procedure. This app, designed by BodyPlastika, simulates the results of a range of facial and body contouring procedures, such as rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation and lip augmentation, to name a few. It gives a general idea of how results might appear.
This app was created to be a more convenient way of envisioning plastic surgery results, although it should be noted that they are approximate.
Does it take the place of a face-to-face cosmetic surgery consultation? Absolutely not! But it might just give the ‘thinking-about-cosmetic-surgery’ prospective patient some points for discussion before starting that round of consultations.
To read Lois’s article: The Cosmetic Surgery Consultation – A Two-Way Street,
BodyPlastika, a cosmetic surgery app designed by Think Basis, has been named one of the top ten apps by Healthcare Global.
Modern science is making it possible to get rid of body fat without surgery, needles or cannulas. But how effective is this procedure?
An Interview with Dr. Vic Narurkar
After watching Dr. Vic Narurkar’s Coolsculpting video, I asked him for an update on Zeltiqu’s Coolsculpting technology, a non-invasive, procedure for getting rid of body fat.
According to Dr. Narurkar, Coolsculpting is now the number one procedure for non-invasive fat reduction. The procedure has been available for the last 6 – 7 years. Since its introduction, its treatment parameters have changed. Coolsculpting now offers several adapters designed to conform to specific body areas where fatty deposits persist, allowing doctors to customize treatments. Through experience with this procedure, doctors have discovered ways to refine treatments to make the results even more effective and long lasting.
LWS: What treatment changes have made the results more effective.
Dr. V.N: One major change is that of application. We now overlap treatment areas. A second change is one of technique. By offering patients two treatment cycles, we find we are able to substantially increase the effectiveness of Coolsculpting.
LWS: How do you compare the results of Coolsculpting with Liposuction?
Dr. V.N: These simple changes have allowed for optimal results and in many instances, results comparable to liposuction. Unlike liposuction, the fat is permanently gone. It does not redistribute to other areas.
LWS: How does the body rid itself of that unwanted fat?
Dr. V.N: Following treatment, the fat gradually is eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system
LWS: What areas of the body are the primary targets for Coolsculpting?
Dr. V.N: For women, the most popular areas are the central abdomen and bra fat. For men, the most popular areas are love handles and male breasts.
LWS: You speak about male love handles and male breasts. Have many men entered this cosmetic surgery arena of lunch hour, non-invasive procedures?
Dr. V.N: About forty percent of Coolsculpting procedures are sought out by men. This is very different than most of our other aesthetic procedures, where women clearly predominate.
LWS: Is the procedure painful? Any side effects readers should know about?
Dr. V.N: The most common side effects are numbness and bruising. Pain rarely occurs, but when it does it is short lasting.
LWS: Are there any conditions, skin types or other situations that would make this treatment ineffective or not recommended?
Dr. V.N: In the three plus years Coolsculpting has been an available treatment, patient satisfaction approaches over ninety-five percent, and the treatment is safe for all skin types. The optimal patient is somebody who is at their ideal weight and has stubborn areas of fat that do not improve with diet and exercise.
LWS: You mentioned that Zeltiq continues to develop new technologies. What changes do you foresee in the near future?
Dr. V.N: Several more adapters are in development for treatment of additional body areas.
LWS: Are there any published studies attesting to the effectiveness of these treatments.
Dr. V.N: Several peer reviewed publication studies indicate treatment results to last at least five years.
Since I have never undergone a Coolsculpting procedure,
I’m unable to comment on a personal level.
Want to read comments, pro and con, from those who have?