When you go to your high school reunion, do you want your classmates to squint at your name tag in confusion? No! Instead, you want them to instantly recognize you and think that you look well-rested and “good” for your age. Formerly there was only one way to resurrect your face: it took a scalpel, several weeks off from work and a nice chunk of change. But now, new nonsurgical options that promise to turn back the clock are proliferating at a rate that can make you dizzy. Continue reading
Plastic surgeons in the UK worry that a review of tax codes may mean new taxes for cosmetic surgeries, according to WebMD.
Currently in the UK, a plastic surgery tax only exists on non-surgical treatments like Botox, fillers and laser treatments, a fact that plastic surgeons take no issue with. (In the UK, a VAT tax or “Value Added Tax” is somewhat similar to sales tax in the US in that consumers must pay it on top of the price for a good or elective service.) Continue reading
Choosing the right cosmetic procedure could help you glean some functional improvements, as well, according to TampaBay.com.
When 74-year-old Mary Lou began experiencing vision issues from droopy eyelids, her daughter suggested seeing a plastic surgeon for a functional blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a facial procedure in which excess skin is removed from around the eyes to open them up. While it can be cosmetic, for patients like Mary Lou who experience vision issues, it can also improve function. Continue reading