Anup Dhir is a senior cosmetic surgeon at New Delhi’s Apollo Hospital and his opinion is that fat grafting is becoming the ‘biggest thing in plastic surgery.’ He told the Times of India that the procedure is already popular but the first half of the 21st century should see this popularity sky-rocket.
The fat grafting process is a procedure in which fat cells are removed form one part of the body and placed in another part. Many people find that there is too much fat in some areas and not enough fat in others. Fat grafting will allow those people to transfer the fat and thus, have a body more suitable to their preferences. This procedure has been used successfully in facial modifications such as filling wrinkles, chin augmentation, and cheek implants. Recently, it has also been applied in buttock augmentation.
Use of this technique is growing in popularity in conjunction with breast augmentation. Women have reported that using fat grafting instead of silicon implants gives a different feel to the breasts. The are more smooth and natural to the touch and they look more streamlined. The genuine look of the breast is much enhanced with this alternative to silicon implants. These observations have been reported by a Mumbai-based cosmetic surgeon named Meenakshi Agarwal.
In fat grafting the fat is removed with a syringe that has a large bore needle or with a liposuction cannula. It is processed to remove impurities that may cause infection and then injected into the desired area of the body. The fat can also be cut from the area in strips and then placed in the desired area. Regardless of the
method used the effect is a natural look, and since the fat is not foreign to the body the possibility of rejection of the tissue does not exist.
If a person is looking for a shift in the fat distribution of their bodies then this procedure is the way to go. Many have already found this out and it is expected that many more will benefit from fat grafting in the near future.
An American woman planned a wedding gift for her fiancé that was sure to impress and blow his mind. Erin Wade decided that it would be great to get a breast augmentation for him as a surprise. She timed it specifically so that she would be healed in time for the wedding.
The amazing part of this story is that she was able to keep this procedure a secret from him for nine months. Being a Christian couple, they were not physical during their engagement. This allowed her to have an awesome gift for him for their honeymoon. It was reported that, upon the unveiling, his response was a smile which stretched across his face. His wife’s breast augmentation elicited a, “wow” from him.
Many woman get such a procedure done before their wedding. Some of them want to look better in their wedding dress, to fulfill that dream of a fairy tale wedding. Walking up the aisle with a full bust pushing at the seams of the dress is many girls fantasy. Others say that they get the procedure done to impress their husbands and have a more pleasurable experience on the honeymoon. It would appear that Mrs. Wade considered both these things when deciding on the breast augmentation. It was reported that she expressed a desire to fill out her bikini and a wedding dress.
Many people find that they are not satisfied with their bodies and turn to cosmetic surgery as the solution. Cosmetic surgery has become a very popular trend throughout the world. Of the many surgeries available, breast augmentation remains the most popular in the UK. The British Association or Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reports that there were a total of 8,439 procedures performed in 2009 alone.
Having a positive body image seems to be on the decline with teenage girls today as statistics show that almost half of all secondary age girls would consider some time of plastic surgery as an option to alter the way they look.
Dieting is also on the rise suggesting that social attitudes of today’s young women are strongly predicated by the way they look.
The noted organization GirlGuiding UK has authored a study involving more than a thousand girls between the ages of 7 and 21 to find that young women today consider plastic surgery to be a thing that will be readily available and acceptable to them as adults.
Citing the increase in plastic surgery reality television shows and the prevelant use of the procedures by celebrities, the study suggests that there is little to no negative stigma connected to having a plastic surgery procedure done. Seen almost on the same level as dieting, girls see cosmetic enhancements as a way to improve their social standing and self esteem.
The trend of younger girls becoming overly focused on physical appearance is a particularly alarming one. Twenty-seven percent of girls aged 10 and 11 say that they are not happy with their physical appearance, while one in eight girls aged 10 and 11 confess to wanting to be thinner. One disturbing trend in the data is the connection between a positive body image and how well a girl is doing in school.
When a young woman is not achieving in school, her self worth is greater connected to her appearance making the statistics of girls considering cosmetic surgery greater with underachieving students.
Nicola Grinstead, a trustee of Girlguiding UK says, “Girls and young women are telling us that they are finding it quite hard to accept their appearance, and it is starting at a much earlier age than we had previously thought.” Though the statistics are cause for concern, organizations such as Girlguiding UK feel that the answers are found in positively educating young people about body image and self esteem.
Though Dr. Jerome Manuceau has been banned from practicing medicine in the UK, that hasn’t stopped him from wielding his scalpel over British citizens.
The doctor accused of negligence has taken his practice to Paris and begun advertising via the internet for UK patients to come on over to France so he can operate on them there. It’s a new twist in the popular “cosmetic tourism” trend where patients travel overseas for aborted the desired procedures that are cheaper in other countries. Dr. Manuceau has capitalized on his ability to woo patients through internet advertising in spite of his notorious reputation in his home town of Belfast.
It all began when his patient Bernadette Reid died of complications from surgery at Manuceau’s Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Dublin in 2007. The morbidly obese woman was having a gastric band fitted but Manuceau aborted the surgery when he discovered cancer in the woman’s abdominal cavity. The mother of six died hours after the aborted surgery leaving a lot of questions for what really happened in the operating room.
Soon after, allegations surfaced against Dr. Manuceau in four other cases, prompting the Irish Medical Council to suspend Manuceau from practicing medicine in the UK. While charges are pending Manuceau is still seeing patients, he has opened up a clinic in Paris and is encouraging his UK clients to travel to Paris for procedures. He touts his new attitude on his website by stating: “We have strictly regulated clinics and surgeons in Paris, which is not always the case in England, Poland, Belgium, Ireland and many other European countries.” The clinic Manuceau worked for in Dublin has since gone bankrupt with debts of more than one million pounds still owed to creditors.
Though it may seem strange that in their own cities, the appeal of “cosmetic holidays” is widespread in modern culture making the idea of going on holiday and returning not only rested, but with a brand new body is an exciting one. Dr. Mauceau has found a way to not only keep practicing, but to grow his business by appealing to the sense of adventure in his clients and providing the backdrop of cosmopolitan Paris as a place to rejuvenate not only your tired mind and spirit, but your body as well.
Through many trials and errors singer Courtney Love knows what the inside of a plastic surgeon’s office looks like.
The singer is rumored to have had work done on her lips, her nose, and her face and gone through several failed plastic surgery procedures causing her a lot of pain and some disfigurement.
A botched lip enhancement job sent Love to France seeking out a famous surgeon who would be able to fix her scarred face. Saying, “I just want the mouth God gave me back; it was perfectly cute, and I had nice big lips.” She said she was heading to Paris for a visit to someone who fixes bad surgeries.” Her Paris trip is also rumored to have been for the purpose of receiving a second rhinoplasty to correct the first nose job that was badly done. However, in a recent quote that shows a change of heart Love has declared that she is done wth cosmetic procedures forever.
A recent meeting with cosmetic surgery enthusiast Jocelyn Wildenstein changed Love’s opinions of surgery when she came face to face with the socialite who looked more disfigured than enhanced. Wildenstein has spent a reported 3.2 million dollars on surgical procedures and now has the face to prove it. Love said, “I could do with another boob lift, but no way. I don’t want to end up looking like her. She looked freaky.” Only time will tell if Love is serious about her declarations.
As more and more celebrities head “under the knife” to stay young and beautiful, more and more disreputable surgeons without the proper skills will swarm around them and their pockets full of money to try and cash in on the “forever young” attitude of modern day movie stars. With stories of celebrities having to get their surgeries re-done a common occurrence in the news, many advocates for the profession say new regulations need to be placed into effect to protect the public from botched procedures done by unskilled hands. Courtney Love’s epiphany may be a short lived one, but it is one everyone should take to heart when considering a cosmetic procedure.
Actress and TV personality Amanda Holden is not only a fan of cosmetic surgery, she promotes it.
A self confessed botox addict she has recently come out saying that she won’t say no to future procedures designed to keep her youthful appearance. Though she has yet to go “under the knife” she believes she may some day and looks forward to holding back the years as best as she can.
The only female judge on the hit show “Britains Got Talent” Holden is aware of the importance of good looks in her profession, but also wary of the effects too much surgery can have on a face. When commenting on the virtues of botox she said, “It’s like cleaning your teeth, maintenance…it’s like getting your roots done. I think as long as you don’t go stupidly over the top… I can still move my face.” Though she has had a lot of botox in the past, and been criticized by media personalities who say she was losing all expression in her face, Holden now proclaims a desire to swear of the stuff.
Her trips to Los Anegles have helped her to see how the injections make everyone look the same and rob a woman of her individuality. In a recent interview she expressed her desire to keep her youthful appearance when she said, “I intend to have everything done when the time is right, nipped, tucked, you name it.” The only procedure Holden says she won’t have is under the knife.
Amanda Holden joins a long line of celebrities who have decided to come out in the open about their cosmetic procedures. Long a secretive affair, cosmetic surgery fans are losing the shame and stigma attached to the procedures and declaring to the world what they have had done and what they plan to have done. By bringing this industry out nto the open, celebrities are demystifying plastic surgery and showing every day people that it is something that can be available to everyone, not just those who stand in front of television cameras.
The suspected killer of British national Lindsay Hawker has come out of hiding for a dose of plastic surgery, presumably to hide his identity from the police who are still searching for him.
Tatsuya Ichihashi went to an Osaka clinic and underwent plastic surgery nearly two and a half years after he strangled the young woman in his apartment after she went there to give him a conversational English speaking lesson. Ichihashi has been hiding from the police since soon after the crime occurred and only surfaced recently at the clinic.
A video tape of the clinic shows a man matching Mr. Ichihashi in size and height, unshaven and wearing a dark cap leaving the clinic. Though his stature and eye color match those of the wanted man, no details were available from the clinic regarding
The type of surgery he may have had. Enhanced photos showing what the manmight look like now after various types of surgery have been released to the press in an effort to catch the criminal once and for all. Police have also created images of the man with facial hair and dressed in drag in order to disseminate them to the public as well.
This story illustrates some of the seedier aspects of cosmetic surgery as unscrupulous people can use the procedures to change their appearance and hide from the world. Many responsible surgeons are advocating that pre-surgery counseling sessions should be required of patients so that doctors can interview them and make sure their reasons for seeking out such a life altering procedure are healthy. As the world seraches for Mr. Ichihashi, it also examines the pros and cons of plastic surgery.
A new type of cosmetic surgery called “fat grafting” is the latest attempt at getting ride of unwanted fat from some parts of the body while at the same time, plumping up the areas in need of curves.
This procedure involves removing fat from unwanted areas and injecting it into other parts of the body thereby accomplishing two goals at once. Though it sounds simplistic, in reality it is a surgical procedure that takes hours to perform and a skilled expert at the helm.
Fat transfer was originally pioneered as a way of offering implant free breast augmentation to patients. The concept involves harvesting fat cells through liposuction and injecting them into the breast tissue by means of hundreds of tiny droplets causing the fat to grow over time and increase the woman’s bust size naturally. Fat grafting also has potential for use on other parts of the body as well. Adult fat cells contain stem cells which can regenerate into collagen-producing cells to aid in skin texture and clarity. Though still in the trial stages, this fat grafting technique promises augmentation options without scars or incisions.
Dr. Roger Khouri is a microsurgery specialist who has been involved in administering a trial of the technique to over fifty women in the last five years with positive results. To those who are concerned about potential side effects, Dr. Khouri says “Nowhere has it been proven that fat is carcinogenic.” He touts the fact that this is an all natural procedure using the body’s own tissues and that it will last forever. Though more tests are needed to determine possible long term effects on breast cancer screenings, the future looks bright for this emerging technique.
Researchers in Australia are pioneering a new technique to stimulate the body to naturally re-grow breast tissue lost to surgical procedures.
In a recent plastic surgery conference in Sydney, doctors presented experiment results that showed the possibilities of breast reconstruction using he body’s own fat cells as tissue rather than silicone. The procedure has been tested positively on pigs and human trials will proceed in the near future.
How it works is that an empty chamber, or “scaffold,” is implanted and filled with a gel made of the individual patient’s fat cells which will then induce the body to create permanent breast tissue within the confines of the implanted chamber. This use of a biomaterial cage is a revolutionary idea to trap the cells and direct their growth. Future plans for the cage include making it biodegradable to alleviate the necessity for another surgery to have it removed. Professor Anthony Hollander from the University of Bristol in the UK applauded the approach for its simplicity and the fact that the tissue growth occurred inside the body.
Though the potential benefits for cancer patients are huge, experts caution that the technique is far from perfected. Trials are underway to ensure that the procedure will be able to guarantee that all cancer cells have been removed from the area and the tissue gel used in the chamber. Dr. Lesley Walker, the director of Cancer Research UK said the procedure was, “at such an early stage, it is not clear whether it will work in people. Even if this surgery proves to be effective, it will be a number of years before it can be used in the clinic.” Even though use of the procedure is still in the future, the excitement of finding a way to prevent women from going through the trauma of mastectomy surgeries is well worth the wait.
A new study shows that the average teenager will spend close to 31 hours a week surfing the web and not all of the sites they are visiting are social networking and gaming sites.
Many of the hours teens spend on the internet are spent in viewing sites they’d rather not let their parents know about. With so much information readily available on the web kids today are finding it easier to get answers to their intimate questions from anonymous web sites rather than from asking mom and dad.
Studies show that teens are spending upwards of one hour and forty minutes a week browsing soft porn web sites and as many as one hour and thirty-five minutes a week looking at web sites dealing with dieting and weight loss. In a modern day twist teens are now spending more than one hour and eight minutes a week exploring cosmetic surgery websites with the specific procedures of breast implants, nose jobs, and butt lifts being the most widely explored issues.
With most teenagers having unsupervised use of the computer for up to two hours a day, there is no way for parents to regulate the sites their children are visiting. Most teens confess to taking precautions to hide which sites they visit from their parents and are not eager to reveal the subject matter that interests them to the people who matter most in their lives.
Ellie Puddle, the marketing director for Cyber Sentinel stated: “The research shows that teenagers are exploring al sorts of topics as a result of modern day pressures.” In addition to viewing questionable websites, there is also an alarming rise in teens talking to strangers over the internet. Seeing it as a harmless way t make friends teenagers have no qualms with starting up a conversation with a person they don’t know. Experts say that since the internet is so widely available at school and on phone applications it is important for today’s young people to become proactive and stay in control of their own internet use.
A spokesperson for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre encourages teenagers to report suspicious behaviors of people they meet on line, and be honest with their parents regarding the web sites they are visiting. So much of a teen’s perceptions of the world today are formed not by the family unit at home, but by the virtual strangers who publish web sites and online chat room experiences.