Posted January 04, 2010 11:28 AM
Facial fillers like Botox are often chosen by people who wish to retain the youthful appearance of their faces. However, the effects are often temporary and touch ups are required after about 6 months. But now there is another quick procedure that literally melts away the problems of the face. Ideal for treating jowls and deep fold, the Acculift procedure, also known as the ‘Lunchtime facelift’, is a revolutionary facial contouring procedure. And, the best thing is, the results are permanent.
Highlights of AccuLift
a. This is an advanced facial rejuvenation procedure performed with the special fiber optic AccuSculpt 1444 laser.
b. It rejuvenates the face, tightens the skin and removes excess fat deposits from cheeks, jowls and neckline areas.
c. The physician makes a few small incisions and the special laser energy wavelengths melt the fat in the targeted area.
d. The liquid then flows out of the body just like tears.
e. The entire facial procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
f. There is hardly any downtime.
g. Results are immediately visible.
h. It involves the use of a local anesthetic.
i. It is highly cost effective.
j. It should be performed by a certified doctor.
Posted January 04, 2010 10:07 AM
Plastic surgery has been overtaken by technology. There are now new iPhone applications that are designed to give your body a total makeover. People contemplating plastic surgery can now get to know what their post-procedure look will be thanks to these apps. At present, a few of these apps, the Shafer Plastic Surgery App and the iSurgeon among others, are already out in the market and many more are on the anvil.
Highlights of the Shafer Plastic Surgery App
a. This was created by New York-based Dr. David Shafer.
b. This is meant for sophisticated, inquisitive and information seeking patients.
c. It has a database of more than 1,000 questions and answers about specific cosmetic surgery procedures.
d. It is available on Apple's iPhone App Store. There are 2 versions the Lite version and $2.99 version to buy.
Highlights of the iSurgeon
a. This has been developed by Miami-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer.
b. It combines a game mode that enables users to try their hand at surgery.
c. People can modify images through lip enhancements, breast augmentations and many other improvements.
d. Users can easily simulate plastic surgery by easily modifying face and body features on their phone including Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Brazilian Buttlifts and Tummy Tucks.
e. It is available exclusively through the iTunes Store.
f. The website is http://www.isurgeongame.com/
Highlights of Tanimania
a. This has been developed by a Tokyo based developer, Kayac.
b. It is available only on iPhone screens.
c. It is a breast enhancer that can make the breast look sexier.
d. The user can shoot someone’s portrait and adjust the image position so that it can be corrected as you expect.
e. The app also allows users to put a mole on her face virtually.
f. It is available at AppStore for $0.99.
Highlights of Dr. Denenberg's iPhone app
a. This is an intuitive new iPhone application developed by facial plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Denenberg.
b. It allows users to view hundreds of before-and-after photos.
c. Users can turn the iPhone around to take their own photos and email them to the doctor with their questions.
d. It is featured on http://www.App33.com, which contains a video of the app in operation, screenshots and instructions for using the app.
e. One can download the app from the iTunes App Store.
f. It runs on the iPhone and on the iPod touch.
a. Another iPhone app which allows users to view how they would look after plastic surgery
b. Visit http://www.bodyplastika.com to access this app
Posted October 23, 2009 11:43 AM
There is good news for people who want to lose weight in specific body areas. The BellaContour device has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States for enhancing muscular blood flow and reducing joint pain and reducing cellulite. Shapes Body Contouring, owned by Dr. Robin Owen, is the first in America to have the new device.
a. Developed for aesthetic treatment, this device provides treatment with a unique, non-invasive patented dual frequency ultrasound therapy and muscle stimulator system.
b. It is a combination of a Dual Program Mode and Real Time Resonance Technology together with an electrode system.
c. This technology enables treatment on the various layers of the body’s skin.
d. The resulting micro-massage action accelerates of blood flow which results in improvement in the structure and appearance of the layers of the skin and its tissue.
e. It is comfortable and has no known side effects.
f. It can easily be operated by non-medical personnel.
g. It not only improves body contour but also helps in joint pain, improves skin quality and complexion, reduces appearance of stretch marks and helps in reabsorption and drainage of edema.
h. It is ideal for the stomach, upper arms, buttocks and thighs.
i. It can be used on both men and women.
j. But it is not a substitute for diet and exercise, rather it accelerates weight loss when combined with food and diet.
k. However, the treatments are not covered by insurance.
$2,500 for a package of 10 procedures
Posted October 16, 2009 12:46 PM
Obesity often calls for drastic measures. People who need to or want to lose weight are always on the lookout for the most effective device or procedure that will help them realize their dreams of losing weight. Now there is a device in the market that promises to help people lose weight in a sensitive manner. The Ki Performance family in collaboration with its strategic US partner BodyMedia Inc. has come out with the GoWear fit armband in a bid to help people set realistic targets and motivate them.
a. This is a sensory armband that can be strapped on to the tricep.
b. Sensors in the armband measure motion, flux in body temperature, skin temperature and galvanic skin response.
c. Using algorithms it then analyses what kind of exercise one is getting and how strenuous it is.
d. This device gives an accurate picture of total calorie usage.
e. This is a "lifestyle management system".
f. It has a display meter that can be clipped to a belt or on a wristband.
g. For a monthly subscription, one can upload this data, via the armband, onto an online "activity manager" account.
h. The data and progress over time is recommended by this activity manager.
i. It even makes recommendations about sleep efficiency and fitness levels.
j. One can also log meals here.
k. It shows the relationship between energy from food and energy that is burned though being active.
l. It is ideal for people whop are not motivated, not very athletic now disciplined.
http://www.gowearfit.com/ is offering GoWear fit gear and is offering the GoWear fit Armband + Display + 12 month subscription commitment for $249.90
Posted October 16, 2009 12:12 PM
The state of California has a new law in place to check un-authorized cosmetic surgeries and prohibits cosmetic surgery on patients without a written clearance from a licensed physician and surgeon. In a surprise move, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger went back on his earlier stand and signed the Donda West Law, named after the mother of rap artist Kanye West, who died from complications after she underwent cosmetic surgery without first checking out whether surgery was compatible with her coronary-artery disease.
Highlights of the newly signed law
a. This law makes it mandatory for patients to get health checks before undergoing cosmetic surgery.
b. This bill AB 1116 was written in 2007 in response to the death of Kanye West's mother, Schwarzenegger had initially vetoed the first pass of the bill in February 2008.
c. It was resubmitted in February 2008.
d. Donda, 58, died of complications related to cosmetic surgery.
e. It is believed that a pre-op physical exam would have uncovered coronary artery disease.
f. This coronary disease and postoperative factors are believed to have contributed to her death.
g. Dr. West's niece, Yolanda Anderson, was one of the primary movers behind the bill, which also requires a mandatory written clearance before surgery.
Read the entire Donda West Bill/Law here