Archive for 'Plastic Surgery' Category

Calf Implants Before and After

May 16, 2012

Calf implants can increase or correct the size of calves in men and women. Sometimes the lower legs can look disproportionate on a person. If they are too small, this can make men look weak. Since the calf muscles are really hard to bulk up at the gym, men turn to implants. This can give […]

Butt Augmentation Before and After

May 16, 2012

Butt augmentation is a surgical procedure for those who desire more rounder and projected butt cheeks. It’s a little like boob jobs, where implants are used to make this area larger and shaped nicer. If the patient’s own fat is used to augment the buttocks, this is called a Brazilian butt lift. Getting a fuller […]

Butt Lift Before and After

May 15, 2012

A butt lift (gluteoplasty) is performed by a plastic surgeon when the patient wants tighter, nicer looking buttocks. It’s not a butt augmentation, where implants are used to make the buttocks bigger. It’s also not a Brazilian butt lift, which is a means of enlargement using the patient’s own fat. So what is it then? […]

Burn Surgery Before and After

May 15, 2012

Burn surgery is used to replace skin which is lost due to severe burn injury. Lots of people get burned due to accidents and even deliberately. Some burns can be minor, with the skin turning red and tender for a couple of days (for example from touching a hot kettle). Third degree burns are very […]

Bunion Surgery Before and After

May 14, 2012

Bunion surgery (bunionectomy) is a type of reconstructive foot surgery to correct the alignment of the big toe. Bunions (hallux valgus) occur when your big toe strays from its normal alignment and starts to lean toward the second toe. Some people mistakenly believe that bunions happen when additional tissue grows on the outside edge of […]

Buccal Fat Removal Before and After

May 14, 2012

Buccal fat removal is a form of cheek reduction, a plastic surgery procedure to reduce the size of your cheeks by removing fat. Some people are born with a chubby face even if they are thin. This is due to buccal fat deposits in the cheek area. Sometimes, this can just be baby fat which […]

Brow Lift Before and After

May 11, 2012

A brow lift (also known as a forehead lift) is a form of plastic surgery to correct sagging skin in the forehead. If your face is starting to look tired and weary or even grumpy, then this type of surgery may be worth a thought. It can be done endoscopically, which means you won’t be […]

Breast Reconstruction Before and After

May 11, 2012

A breast reconstruction is the creation of natural-looking artificial breasts using plastic surgery. Having a breast reconstruction is a big decision which women face after a mastectomy (removal due to breast cancer). When you are diagnosed with cancer, it’s scary. On top of dealing with possible death, you have much to learn about the condition, […]

Breast Liposuction Before and After

May 11, 2012

Liposuction to the breasts can reduce their size and also provide some lift. This procedure can be performed on men and women. Men who suffer from gynecomastia can either use prescription medication or surgery to have their larger breasts reduced.  After a male has his man boobs removed, he can feel proud again of his […]

Breast Implant Removal Before and After

May 10, 2012

There’s a multitude of reasons why women would ask for their breast implants to be removed. Firstly, the products themselves need to be replaced. Breast implants do not have an expiry date as such, however most plastic surgeons recommend replacing them after around 15 years. Some women have been reported to leave the same ones […]

Breast Lift Before and After

May 10, 2012

A breast lift (mastopexy) is designed to elevate the position of the breast and nipple. Like the name suggests, the idea is to ‘lift the whole breast upward’. It won’t make your breasts larger or project more forward. This is what a breast augmentation does. If your boobs have lost volume and are drooping, then […]

Breast Reduction Before and After

May 10, 2012

A breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is a form of plastic surgery to reduce the size of breasts. This page focuses on women. If you are interested in male breast reduction, please visit our gynecomastia page. If you want smaller breasts, you may get some reactions like “What! You want smaller boobs!?” That’s the shock many […]

Mastectomy Before and After

May 8, 2012

It is very unfortunate to find out you have breast cancer as a woman. Women who are diagnosed often require a mastectomy to remove one or both breasts. If the cancer is small, then a lumpectomy may be enough (where only a portion of the breast is removed). Those who inherit the harmful BRCA1 or […]

Bra Line Back Lift Before and After

May 4, 2012

You can imagine what this procedure is just from its name. Yes, it refers to those bulging fat deposits and sagging skin which appears around the bra-line area. A bra-line back lift is a form of plastic surgery which focuses on making your back beautiful. We all know that tight bulging look when a woman […]

Body Lift Before and After

May 4, 2012

So you’ve managed to lose a huge amount of weight, but now you’re haunted by sagging skin. It even overhangs your pubic area – not a good look. A body lift is designed to tighten the skin on the abdomen, lower back, hips, buttocks and/or thighs after massive weight loss. The plastic surgeon makes an […]

Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After

May 4, 2012

The perfect butt is a desire that many women strive for. The Brazilian butt lift, a type of butt augmentation can be their savior. It’s a plastic surgery procedure where your own fat is inserted into the buttocks to increase their projection and create a lifting effect. This can be done via surgery or fat […]

Body Jet Before and After

May 4, 2012

Not sure about traditional liposuction? There is a less invasive way to get rid of those stubborn fat deposits. Body jet is essentially water-assisted lipo. It uses a pulsed-spray to loosen and rinse away fat. Numbing lotion helps to minimize discomfort, so the procedure can be done while you’re awake. Another bonus, you’ll have less […]

Body Contouring Before and After

May 3, 2012

Body contouring can involve many different types of plastic surgery procedures. Plastic surgeons are masters at reshaping your body the way you really want. For women, that may involve larger breasts, a slimmer tummy and smaller hips and thighs (perhaps a body lift) for a nicely shaped hourglass figure (as opposed to looking like a […]

Belly Button Surgery Before and After

March 16, 2012

Having a nicely shaped belly button can really improve the overall look of your abdomen. The shape of your belly button is determined after birth when the placenta is cut away, leaving a scar (the navel) on your belly. Getting a nice belly button is really luck of the draw. Some people are born with […]

Asian Double Eyelid Surgery Before and After

March 16, 2012

Asian eyelid surgery (double eyelid surgery) is a specialized form of blepharoplasty to enhance the look of eyes in Asian patients. The common feature in such patients is that they have the double eyelid (the upper eyelid fold or crease) characteristic missing. Look at Lucy Liu for example. It kind of makes it look like […]

Ankle Liposuction Before and After

March 15, 2012

This is not one of the main liposuction procedures however it’s still quite popular around the globe. The plastic surgeon sucks out extra fat in the lower calf and ankle areas to create nicer looking legs. If you have fat ankle, called “cankles” then you shouldn’t feel ashamed. It’s not a sign of being fat […]

Arm Liposuction Before and After

March 6, 2012

Arm liposuction is a surgical option for removing excess fat from the upper arms. It can be combined with brachioplasty (arm lift) to also tighten the skin which is left behind. Flabby arms which flop in the wind as you wave come as early as the age of twenty. Sometimes they can be prevented with […]

Mons Pubis Reduction Before and After

February 28, 2012

A Mons Pubis Reduction (Monsplasty) involves the use of traditional liposuction in the area below the abdomen where pubic hair naturally grows. Usually this operation is performed for the purpose of sexual enhancement by contouring the fat area above the genitals to make it look better. A Mons pubis reduction is a plastic surgery procedure […]

Jowl Lift Before and After

February 27, 2012

A jowl lift is a plastic surgery procedure concerned with the lower part of a person’s cheek or jaw especially fleshy, saggy drooping skin often called a chicken neck. The removal of jowl skin and saggy flesh leaves the skin looking tighter and firmer and less aged. Jowl lift surgery is usually considered a mini […]

Hand Surgery Before and After

February 23, 2012

Hand surgery is a broad term incorporating many different types of hand surgeries. People usually get hand surgery because they were born with a disfigurement or disability or if they have a medical condition during their lives like carpal tunnel, gout or arthritis. It took millions of years for human beings’ (homosapiens) hands to evolve […]

DIEP Flap Before and After

February 22, 2012

DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforators blood vessels) flap breast reconstruction is a micro-surgical re-constructive plastic surgery procedure where fat and skin connected to the abdomen (lower) are removed and moved onto the chest area, reconstructing the breast. This operation is usually what may follow after a lumpectomy or mastectomy (breast removal, typically from cancer). There […]

Brachioplasty Before and After

February 20, 2012

Brachioplasty (known as an arm lift or arm tuck) is a plastic surgery procedure which reduces patients’ sagging loose skin from the upper arm (between the elbow and underarm) which develops after moderate to severe weight loss. Patients who are ideal for this type of procedure are expected to have attained their ideal weight and […]

Abdominal Etching Before and After

February 17, 2012

Abdominal etching (also known as ab etching or the six pack shortcut) is a plastic surgery operation invented by Henry Mentz which uses a cannula to shape and contour stored abdominal fat. This procedure provides patients with a much flatter sexier stomach often giving a more athletic looking six pack. It may even be for […]

Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Before and After

February 10, 2012

Gynecomastia is a condition where males develop breasts. Males who suffer from this often consider breast reduction surgery as a means of wishing to look normal or less like a woman. The surgeon uses liposuction to remove the fat from the chest. In fitness and men’s magazines around the world gynecomastia among males has been […]

Boob Jobs Before and After

February 9, 2012

Boob jobs are basically any type of cosmetic breast surgery to improve or correct the size, deformities, shape or sag of the female breast.  The term ‘boob job’ is a slang term which has become well known in today’s society. The most popular procedure, a breast augmentation can be done with implants or autologous fat […]

Chin Augmentation Before and After

February 3, 2012

Chin augmentation can be achieved with any number of procedures to enhance the size and shape of the jawline. If you have a small or receding chin, this can make you look like a chipmunk, or a shark if it’s really bad. Permanent chin implants can be inserted under the skin and muscles to achieve […]

Liposuction Before and After

February 2, 2012

Liposuction or lipo is a body contouring procedure which removes excess fat from specific areas of the body to improve shape and contour. It enables you to improve your look by sculpting your body to achieve a nicer figure. Nearly everyone who has bulges of fat has considered at least some of the options of […]

Nipple Reduction (Areola Reduction) Before and After

February 1, 2012

Nipple reduction and areola reduction are a type of breast surgery focusing on the center of the breast. There are several options for making this area more aesthetically pleasing: reducing the length and/or width of the nipples or making the areola area smaller. There’s a difference between nipples and areolae. Nipples are the two knobs […]