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Archive for June, 2013

Cosmetic Surgery vs. Exercise & Dieting

A new study in the UK found that 59% of patients would opt for cosmetic surgery over exercise & dieting to improve their physique. Although liposuction & abdominoplasty offer great results for weight loss, they should be considered in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, not as alternatives.

Fun Fact Friday: Origins of Rhinoplasty

Fun Fact Friday: It’s believed that the very first Rhinoplasty procedure was performed in India around 500BCE. Today, Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Last year it was the 5th most popular surgical procedure performed in the US.

NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Shafer Offers First-Hand Look at the Tummy Tuck Procedure in a New Video

You may already know that a Tummy Tuck surgery can get rid of excess fat and skin on your belly. You may even know that Tummy Tucks can add contour and structure to the underlying muscles in your abdomen. But have you ever wondered what a Tummy Tuck surgery is really like? If so, tune […]

Causes of Gynecomastia

Plastic Surgery Myth: Obesity is the root cause of gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts). Enlarged male breasts can affect men of any size. Hormonal fluctuation is the most common cause of gynecomastia, but there are also a number of medications & other conditions that are also associated with the development of enlarged male breasts.

Solutions for Under Eye Bags

If you’re experiencing under eye bags & puffiness this time of year, it may be due to allergies. Our skin is thinnest around our eyes, so this area can easily be influenced by the flow of facial fluids. However, under eye bags can also be caused by aging, which can begin to develop as early […]

Difference Between Botox & Facial Fillers

Botox & facial fillers do not work the same way. Botox relaxes the muscles that are creating the facial wrinkles, where as facial fillers fill in the wrinkles. Dr. Shafer can explain which treatment is right for you depending on the location and severity of the facial wrinkles.

Actor Spends $5,000 for Ryan Gosling’s Chin

It’s not uncommon for women to seek plastic surgery in hopes of looking like their favorite celebrities. Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Kate Middleton, and even the First Lady herself, Michelle Obama, have all been idolized for their unique looks and physique. Some women have turned to plastic surgery to undergo a buttocks augmentation […]

Differences in how Men and Women Store Fat

Generally fat is stored underneath the skin (known as subcutaneous fat), but the location where fat is concentrated the most depends on your gender. Men typically carry body fat in their chest, buttocks, & abdomen. Where as women, carry fat in their breasts, hips, buttocks, and waist.

Changes to our Skin Caused by Aging

As we age, our skin’s ability to rejuvenate or renew itself slows down. This change causes our skin to become thinner, alter its complexion/texture, and cause age spots & wrinkles to form. Facial rejuvenation procedures are surgical & non-surgical treatments that can help restore the face to its youthful appearance.

Most Popular Surgical Procedures in the World

Friday Fun Fact – Liposuction is the most popular surgical procedure performed in the world. It accounts for close to 20% of all surgical procedures.

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