Why has there been such a Rise in Young Female Cosmetic Surg...

Cosmetic surgery is on the rise across North America and the western world, especially with women between the ages of 35 and 40. Over the past 5 years, rates have risen a total of 25% and left many experts wondering why. The growing social acceptance of cosmetic procedures as well as technological improvements have created a ripple effect that’s growing within the predominant selfie culture to create increased pressure and familiarity with plastic surgery. The more women who go under the knife and come out happier for it, the more their friends and family will consider indulging themselves with a few treatments to make them feel younger and more attractive. As the ripples continue to spread, the rate of cosmetic treatments is sure to continue to rise. There are several reasons for this rise over the last few years: Selfies: Photos are a great way to track progress. From capturing a growing belly during pregnancy to increasing muscles while adhering to a gym routine, selfies are helping us see our bodies in a new light. The ‘selfie’ culture is creating a desire for a healthier and more positive self-image, and young women are getting help obtaining this by bringing out the natural beauty of their skin with chemical peels and…

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What’s New in Plastic Surgery for 2015?

Constant medical and technological advancements continue to bring new cosmetic treatments to the market, providing improved value and less invasive techniques for patients seeking a faster recovery and more natural, subtle results. With today’s culture focusing on outer beauty as much as they’re focusing on inner beauty, more people than ever will consider going under the knife in the coming year, and these are the procedures most likely to tempt new patients: The Ponytail Facelift Most women have probably noticed that when they put their hair up in a ponytail, it helps to pull the skin tighter over their facial features. This gives them a more youthful appearance by lifting the cheeks, jowls, and brows simultaneously. A new and less-invasive technique, the ponytail facelift mimics this effect and incorporates fat transfers to help further sculpt the facial features. There is no cutting of the facial tissues, and the scars are located in a way that remains hidden underneath the patient’s hair. Because the skin is pulled up and not to the sides, it does not result in the same artificial appearance that some patients develop after multiple lateral facelifts. This procedure is designed for younger patients who would like to enjoy the benefits of a more youthful appearance without the…

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