In the past, many patients have been put off going down the road of Rhinoplasty because they feel they could lose their ethnic identity; they sight precedents such as Janet Jackson as evidence.
But news has reached us that soon patients from all ethnic backgrounds should be able to benefit equally from the surgical procedure. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the ASAPS, has said that concerns over loss of ethnic identity have, in the past, deterred some people from having nose-jobs and other procedures. However, money which has been invested into specialised training in the field and new technology now means that rhinoplasty needn’t obscure the ethnic heritage of the patient in question!
Dr. Julius Few spoke out at the annual conference on the ASAPS, saying that:” It is vital to preserve the ethnic heritage of the given patient and understand that ethnic rhinoplasty is more about balance of the face and not assuming the look of another racial or ethnic group – a fear that many African American patients still have.” This news will be welcome by the industry as a whole and will be seen as a key way on introducing more and more patients into the growing field of cosmetic surgery.
Rhinoplasty has long been one of the most popular procedures performed in the U.K, helped by the famous celebrity associations which it has, and both men and women have been going under the knife in order to gain the perfect sniffer! It has long been thought that it was really easy to tell which people have had rhinoplasty performed on them and this became even more the case when the procedure had been performed on those of ethnic heritage. As the public has become and more aware of rhinoplasty, with more of the population knowing what that word means than know where the stomach is located in the human body, they have become more astute at spotting who has had the procedure done. This new breakthrough should hopefully make nose-jobs more clandestine.
Not that they need to be, much of the stigma which once surrounded plastic surgery has now receded. However, the news that more and more people will be able to benefit equally from cosmetic procedures is great news and one can only hope that more and more breakthrough’s of this magnitude keep on coming!
Botox is probably one of the most well-known cosmetic procedures around. It’s had widespread publicity because of the amount of celebrities who swear by it for tackling ageing skin or tightening up loose parts of their face.
More recently, Botox has also been shown to help problems such as excessive sweating and even hair loss and now news has reached us that yet another discovery has been made as to the benefits of Botox!
A survivor of the horrific Paddington Rail Crash of 1999 has spoken out about how Botox has changed her life. After the accident, Antonia Blake was left with chronic back pain which would often leave her confined to her bed for up to 12 hours a day. However, thanks to new treatment she has now been able to put a decade of trauma and discomfort behind her and begin walking into a brand-new chapter of her life. Treatments in London had failed to work but, when she moved to Devon, a new doctor was able to suggest the possible benefits of the non-invasive treatment to Antonia.
“Antonia had muscular skeletal pain with myofascial pain. This is pain arising within the muscles with an unknown cause,” commented Dr. Kathryn Davis. She went on further to comment on the pioneering treatment which was given to her patient: “Her treatment included the use of steroid injections to damp down the pain and Botox injections which gave the effect of localised paralysis.” The treatment, and recovery, could not have come at a better time as now Ms. Blake will be able to walk down the aisle unaided at her upcoming wedding. This happy ending to the story, run by the Daily Mail, is sure to melt the faces of even the most Botox-addicted peopled around.
Sadly, the popularity of Botox has led industry-professionals to warn against shady operators which one may find on the internet. Many unlicensed and unsafe practises now advertise over the web and the message seems to be that, if something looks too good to be true, then it probably is. The bigger clinics up and down the U.K are still the safest place to get the treatments and you should also try and steer away from so-called “Botox Parties” as well. But, for every cautionary tale there is a heart-warming story like Antonia’s; one which proves the wonderful capacity cosmetic surgery has for changing lives.