Yearly Archives: 2015

Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy Helps Self-image, Says Study

A recent study involving women who had a mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery found the vast majority of the women noting that it improved their self-image in some form. All of these women underwent a mastectomy as part of their breast cancer treatment, and had immediate breast reconstruction surgery to re-build their breast mounds. Although the choice of whether or not to have breast reconstruction surgery is each woman’s personal decision, many women have chosen to do so for the following reasons.

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Why Having Plastic Surgery to Look Like a Celebrity is a Bad Idea

A recent report from the UK-based cosmetic group Transform noted a 73-percent increase in patient requests for plastic surgery to look like one of the Kardashians. This phenomena, dubbed the “Dash Effect,” (as in Kar-“dash”-ian), is not unique. Stars like Lindsay Lohan, Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore and Justin Beiber, among countless others, have been the inspiration for people’s plastic surgery procedures — often multiple procedures — over the past several years, all with the goal of looking like the patient’s favorite celebrity. With this trend gaining speed, the surgeons at Allure Plastic Surgery outline why it’s not a good idea to use plastic surgery to be a celebrity look-alike.

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What if No One Notices Your Facelift?

The prospect of people noticing your facelift is a double-edged sword: on one hand, you want the results to be noticeable enough to make you look visibly younger and more attractive. On the other, you don’t want to swing to either extreme: a facelift too subtle to make a difference, or one that makes you look like you’ve had “work done.” The team at Allure Plastic Surgery of Miami discusses this subject in this blog post.

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Five Reasons to Get Fillers

The last couple of years have shown an increase in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injectable fillers that are injected into the soft tissue of the skin to add volume to the skin, with the effect of smoothing out wrinkles for a younger appearance. At Allure Plastic Surgery of Miami, we offer a variety of injectable fillers. But just why should you consider having one of these treatments?

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Plastic Surgery in Your 30s, 40s and 50s

Plastic surgery procedures by age

As we age, our faces and bodies undergo changes as a result of genetics, weight fluctuations, childbearing, stress and simply the passage of time. Because of this, adult women and men of every age group — especially those in their 30s, 40s and 50s — seek out plastic surgery as a way to keep them looking as youthful, fit and attractive as possible. The esteemed surgeons at Allure Plastic Surgery of Miami share which procedures are often the most popular among each age group.

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Plastic Surgery for Men: Which Procedures Are in Demand?

popular male plastic surgery procedures

More men are seeking plastic surgery to enhance their physical appearance and boost their self-confidence, according to recent numbers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It’s a rising trend we here at Allure Plastic Surgery have seen in our own Miami office. In this post, we take a look at the most common plastic surgery requests from our male patients.

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Habits that Might Be Making Your Breasts Sag

Some degree of breast sagging (ptosis) is to be expected over time. Blame the connective tissue of the breasts, which is responsible for perky and youthful-looking breasts. Breast tissue is made up of collagen and elastin, both of which deteriorate with age. Also, glandular breast tissue is slowly replaced with fat, which is more likely to droop, during the menopausal years. Both of these truths are unavoidable.

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