Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. This surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. Blepharoplasty is considered a reconstructive surgery or a cosmetic surgery, as it can restore functionality to the eyes or improve the aesthetic appearance of the eyes. People with deformities or disfigurations of the eyes will benefit from this type of procedure. Likewise, eyelids that have begun to sag or droop due to old age can also be modified with a blepharoplasty. Generally, there is minimal to no scarring during the post-operative recovery process and patients can return home with minimal down time soon after the surgery is completed.
A breast reduction, also known as “reduction mammoplasty,” is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon aimed at reducing the size of one or both breasts. There are many reasons why a woman might elect to undergo breast reduction surgery. But whether it’s to restore functionality to the breasts, improve their cosmetic appearance, or regain confidence, noticeable scars will result. Post-operative care and scar management is an important step to ensure the best cosmetic outcome after your breast reduction procedure.
In recent years, new and improved methods have been developed to treat acne scars and reduce common signs of aging. In this article, we will look at how radiofrequency (RF) is used in conjunction with micro-plasma and microneedling-based treatments and why these are effective options for reducing acne scarring. Alternatively, medical silicone, which has been around for a long time, can also be used to effectively treat certain scar types.
Understanding Skin Flora The skin is the largest organ of the human body that comprises about 16-18% of the total weight of the body. The skin is made up of three main layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat, as well as several sublayers that comprise the epidermis. The epidermis (uppermost layer) plays an important role in protecting the body against infection, UV radiation, and losing water and important nutrients from the body. What many of us don’t know about this layer of skin is that it is a biome for what is known as skin flora. Skin flora, also known as microbiota, refers to the microorganisms that reside on the skin. That’s right; our skin is home to millions of bacteria, fungi, and mites, many of which aren’t harmful to our health.
The term plastic surgery derives its name from the Greek word “plastikos,” which means to shape or mold. Plastic surgery encompasses a wide range of procedure types that include both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Generally speaking, reconstructive surgery aims to restore functionality and normal appearance to a visible part of the body. Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, aims to enhance certain bodily features to appear more aesthetically pleasing. While both surgery types might seem similar at first glance, there are notable differences in terms of their end goals.
A rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is the process of reshaping or restructuring the nose to create aesthetically pleasing features or to correct structural abnormalities. For people who wish to enhance facial harmony or restore alignment to their nose, a cosmetic rhinoplasty may be the perfect solution. Others who have difficulty breathing through their nostrils because of structural defects, a reconstructive rhinoplasty can bring much needed respiratory relief. Rhinoplasties are often used to correct nose width at the bridge, narrowness or wideness of the nostrils, a nose profile with visible humps or depressions, a bulbous nasal tip, and a drooping, upturned, or hooked nose. Some of these procedures, depending on the technique of the surgeon, can leave a small but visible scar on the nose.
Every scar tells a story. For some, a scar is a beautiful mark of victory that reminds them of a past struggle that they were able to overcome. For others, a scar represents an accident or mistake that would be better off forgotten. Maybe you weren’t too concerned with your scar during your younger years, but as time went on and aspects of your life changed, your scar remained the same. Many people wonder if there is anything that they can do about scars that are years or even decades old. While treatment often works best for scars that are still in their infancy, old scars can still be treated with much success.
PH (potential hydrogen) is a scale used in chemistry to determine how acidic or basic (alkaline) a substance or solution is. The pH scale ranges from zero to 14 with zero being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. The range of seven, being the middle number on the scale, is considered to be neutral (not acidic or alkaline). While pH is often a scale used to test the acidity of water or other substances, it can also be used to determine the pH level of our skin. If our skin is too acidic or if it is too alkaline, mild to moderate skin conditions can result.
As the old saying goes, “too much of anything isn’t a good thing.” This statement couldn’t be truer when it comes to plastic surgery. When considering a cosmetic surgical procedure, you really have to step back and weigh the pros and cons. For some people, having plastic surgery done can boost their self-esteem by improving their physical appearance. On the other hand, you have to consider the recovery and scarring process that will occur as a result. People also must consider that plastic surgery can be addictive. When a person gets compliments about their appearance after having a successful procedure, this causes a euphoric feeling that can leave us wanting more. Soon enough, a person will want to have more procedures done to chase the good feeling that comes along with them.
Scars are the natural result of a complex and dynamic wound healing process that results from injury or surgery. In some cases, a person may have no problems with their scar and tend not to be self-conscious about its appearance. However, when a scar forms on a noticeable part of the body, such as the face or arm, finding ways to conceal it become a greater concern. But what are the best ways to cover a scar and what can you do to make it less noticeable? There are several ways to do this, but we will go over the more effective ways in this article.