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“Beauty Quotient” Varies Among Individuals

philadelphia tummy tuckWhile the old adage is “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a New York plastic surgeon suggests it is rather the perception of beauty that matters. In an article for The Huffington Post, Dr. Robert Tornambe points out that each of us consider varying aspects of the human form to be beautiful. In a similar manner, plastic surgery procedures are customized with aesthetic sensitivity in mind, as no two people’s faces or bodies are exactly alike.

Take, for example, a facelift. This procedure, which tones sagginess in the lower parts of the face, could not successfully be performed in an identical manner on a man and a woman. For the man, the ideal result might be a strong, toned jaw line and the woman may desire a softer look, if applying conventional beauty standards.

It is with these conventions that Dr. Tornambe also takes issue. Rather than use a checklist for what is beautiful, he suggests that each woman has a Beauty Quotient. This is made up of three components: Physical Health, Psychological Health and Personal Appearance. He asserts that the combination of these three elements, which can be improved greatly with even minor tweaks or changes, make up a woman’s individual beauty.

When you go in for a cosmetic appointment, like a facelift, rhinoplasty or even a body procedure, such as a tummy tuck to tone hanging midsection skin, your plastic surgeon will keep this aesthetic sensitivity at the forefront of their mind. The goal of any good plastic surgeon is not to mold you into someone else’s idea of beauty, but rather to highlight your own beautiful features.

Injectable Rhinoplasty Gains Traction as Surgery Alternative

Jenkintown-radiesse-rhinoplastyFor many patients interested in cosmetic surgery who may be apprehensive to go under the knife, non-surgical procedures open many doors. Though injectables, microdermabrasion and laser technologies are recognized as fantastic non-surgical options for restoring youth to the skin, injectables can have another use—reshaping the nose.

Though a traditional rhinoplasty procedure requires incisions and a couple weeks recovery time, injectable rhinoplasty procedures are gaining traction, not only as an alternative to more invasive procedures, but also because they can be done quickly with almost no downtime and little bruising or irritation. While an injectable rhinoplasty cannot shave down unwanted bumps or reduce a bulbous tip, it can be used to build up the bridge of the nose, often making the nose appear more streamlined.

Although injection rhinoplasty is available to patients of all ethnic groups, StyleList has noted an increase in injection rhinoplasty among Asian patients. Though some may worry that this procedure is being used to “Westernize” the uniqueness of ethnic faces, cosmetic surgeons who perform the procedure want to celebrate the patient’s features.

“… I’m not trying to give these guys Barbie noses. I want to lift the bridge, but not change the ethnicity,” Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Rivkin says. “Lifting the bridge brings the nose more into symmetry with the rest of the face. It also takes focus away from the tip, making it look less rounded and ball-like. Also, having a bridge means glasses don’t rest on the cheeks, but on the nose—a surprisingly common concern.”

In addition to often fixing issues with wearing eyeglasses, in some cases, injecting the bridge of a patient’s nose can widen the nasal passage for easier breathing.

The injection rhinoplasty is a relatively quick procedure, lasting around 15 minutes. Often using Radiesse, the surgeon will inject a filler into the bridge of the nose to create the desired result. The temporary effects of Radiesse can be visible for up to a year, while more permanent options, like ArteFill, may also be used at a higher cost.

To learn more about improving your profile through a variety of rhinoplasty procedures, contact Dr. Genter in his Jenkintown, PA practice.

Plastic Surgery Grows in Popularity Around Aussie Holiday

jenkintown-botox-restylane-rhinoplastyAs the Christmas holiday approaches, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has seen a spike in cosmetic surgery procedures, according to a story in the Herald Sun.

Since the holiday season is often an artificial deadline for some people, says Peter Callahan, the president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, people are increasingly checking cosmetic surgeries off their to-do lists.

The most popular treatments this time of year for Aussies are breast augmentation, various fillers, like Restylane, available in the US, and anti-wrinkle treatments, like Botox.

According to cosmetic surgeon Anoop Rastogi, the boom in procedures lasts from September to February, during which time Rastogi says he performs twice the amount of breast augmentations for the rest of the year combined.

Another in-demand procedure is rhinoplasty, often selected by students preparing to attend university.

Despite the popularity of many cosmetic procedures around the holidays, Rastogi warns against giving the gift of a new face or body. Rastogi says the patient should be electing to go under the knife because they want to, not because a loved one encouraged them to.

As with cosmetic surgeries performed year-round, Rostagi stresses the importance of finding a qualified surgeon and having realistic expectations about the outcome.

To keep a New Year’s resolution to get more beautified, contact Dr. Genter in his Jenkintown, PA practice, and ask about procedures offered throughout the year.