Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Blackberry Neck” Results in Creases and Lines

reduce neck wrinklesUsing your Blackberry or iPhone too often may be causing lines and wrinkles to form on your neck from the constant downward gaze, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

The constant downward gaze caused by smartphone use may be causing some individuals to experience more lines and creases on their neck than would appear naturally. Even if your face maintains its youthful volume, signs of aging on the neck can give you away.

Unfortunately, there’s not an app for that, but facial and neck treatments may help curb the effects of too much texting. One aesthetician in Manhattan developed the “Blackberry facial,” which included cleansing, peels, hydration treatments and additional light, oxygen and lymphatic components to reduce neck wrinkles. Continue reading

“Less Is More” Often the Goal of Fat Transfer Procedures

fat transfer procedure“Less is more” is the mantra followed by many plastic surgeons who complete fat transfer procedures as well as other cosmetic surgeries.

Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Neal Reisman wrote in Culture Map that when it comes to plastic surgery, the “goal is not to appear different than we did when we were younger, but look as we did at an earlier time.” What causes these changes to the face is the loss of volume experienced over time and as an effect of sun exposure. Continue reading

Fat Transfer Procedures to Fill Out Breasts

breast augmentation philadelphiaRather than using traditional breast implants, many plastic surgeons are turning to fat grafting to increase breast size, according to a recent study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The procedure, which builds upon previous successes and innovations in fat transfer for breast augmentation, involves several weeks of pre-expansion treatment with a bra-like device that uses gentle vacuum pressure to stretch the breast tissue. This allows for more room when the surgeon grafts the fat, which is extracted from another part of the body, such as the thigh. Continue reading