Top 5 Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
(ASPS) reported that the number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2014 increased 4% from 2013, and a whopping 154% from 2000.

Here are the most popular.

Under the brand names Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, this toxin is injected into areas of the face to block muscular nerve signals and weaken muscles so they can’t contract. As a result, you’ll see a reduction of wrinkles and smoother skin. Common sites for this injection are the Crow’s feet around the eyes and frown lines on the forehead.

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{Giveaway} Non-Invasive Ultherapy Treatment, Valued At Up To $5,000

In case you haven’t heard the great news, you can effectively lift your sagging facial and
neck skin, without surgery!

Ultherapy, a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, uses ultrasound technology to direct heat to the underlying layers of your skin. This technique “lifts, tightens, and tones,” says Dr. Kevin Tehrani, a New York board-certified plastic surgeon. The treated areas heal as your body stimulates collagen production, creating a tightening effect. Not only is Ultherapy designed to improve the chin, brow and neck areas; it’s now FDA-cleared to work on décolletage wrinkles, too!

An Ultherapy procedure performed by Dr. Kevin Tehrani

Ulthera, Inc., the creator of Ultherapy, is giving away an Ultherapy treatment. Simply visit the entry page and follow the instructions. You’ll also be able to see a simulation of what Ultherapy would look like on you!

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A Really Cool Way To Zap Fat And Gain Confidence

To our FabOverFifty Friends: This is a sponsored post for CoolSculpting.

Dana, a recently divorced, Fab-Over-Fifty friend, works hard to keep her body in shape, and it shows. But now that she’s started dating again, the cellulite on her thighs is bothering her more than ever. “The dimples on my outer thighs never go away or even decrease, no matter how many leg exercises I’ve done over the decades. And my muffin top appeared overnight,” Dana says.

“I may sound vain, but I wouldn’t be comfortable wearing a bathing suit around the man I’m dating now, no less having him touch or see me nude.”

Although many women would be ecstatic to have bodies like Dana’s, it’s understandable that she needs all the self confidence she can get, after being out of the dating market for 23 years. “I’d like to feel as good about my body as possible,” she says. “It’s hard enough starting over.”

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A Sculpted Summer You

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Opening Your Eyes In More Ways Than One

Let’s say you’re intrigued by the results cosmetic surgery can deliver, but you’re unable to take the plunge. Whatever the roadblock may be—even if it’s simply that you never thought you’d use the words “I” and “cosmetic surgery” in the same sentence—you are far from alone.

When you think about it, every patient is uncertain whether plastic surgery is the right move until they actually schedule a procedure.

If you’re longing for some rejuvenation help but just can’t seem to take a step forward, you might consider blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. For the right candidate, the procedure can be a perfect first experience with cosmetic surgery.

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Reconstructing A Child’s Life

When the public thinks of plastic surgeons, it most often thinks of the cosmetic side of the profession: The facelifts, tummy tucks and Botox injections. The other side—reconstructive surgery—may be far from glamorous, but it’s often a life-saving profession, physically and emotionally. Consider, for instance, what Dr. John Van Aalst is doing to help a severely deformed child from India. Adopted after his birth parents wanted to euthanize him, baby Adam was brought to the United States to see Dr. Van Aalst because of his reputation and expertise in the pediatric arena. As Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Pediatric and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina Department of Surgery, he is one of the foremost specialists in the world on deformities as extensive and dramatic as Adam’s.

FabOverFifty congratulates Dr. Van Aalst for his passion and success thus far in helping Adam to become the little boy he deserves to be. Please watch this video and be thankful that we have doctors like him to come to our children’s sides during times of great stress and need.

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Demystifying Facial Rejuvenation

“A well-done facial rejuvenation makes patients look as they did when they were younger, but does not change their unique appearance.”

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeff Scott, recently sat down with us to answer questions about his different approaches to facial rejuvenation at The Plastic Surgery Center in Sarasota, Florida.

When a patient is looking for facial rejuvenation, how do you determine the most appropriate procedure?

It is most important to listen to the patient’s individual concerns about his or her face and neck. I then evaluate the patient holistically, considering age, medical conditions, medications, previous facial surgery, weight gain/loss, level of physical activity and smoking history. Next, I perform a thorough evaluation of the forehead, periocular area (around the eyes), mid-face, lower face and neck. Based on this information, I recommend a procedure or combination of procedures that best suits the patient’s desires while creating a harmonious, youthful and natural appearance.

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What To Do When Our Best Friends Let Us Down

Maybe they were our best friends when we were 20, or even 40, but our breasts have a way of letting us down the longer they hang around with us (or should we say on us?) “A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, gravity, and heredity,” says a spokesperson for the ASPS, the leading society of Board Certified plastic surgeons.

Enter the breast lift, a surgical procedure that gives breasts back their youthful appearance. And while the surgeon is at it, he also could augment or reduce their size. Here, we’re showcasing seven breast lifts, for their lovely, natural results. Every single woman looks like herself, just a fresher version.

See 7 Breast Lifts Before & After Below

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Don’t Listen To Goldie Hawn

Choosing a plastic surgeon involves doing a lot of homework. Besides looking at his or her technical expertise and experience with the surgical or non-surgical procedure you desire, you’ll want a plastic surgeon whose aesthetic sense is similar to yours. Think of it this way: When you visit a museum with a friend, you don’t necessarily love the same artwork. She is a Picasso fan and you love Pissarro. Both artists may be brilliant, but you’d prefer to hang the work of one.

See 7 Facelift Patients Before & After Below

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Eyelid Surgery: Fact vs. Fiction

Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty within the medical community, is one of the most consistently popular cosmetic procedures. It’s in demand among both women and men.

Despite the fact that the procedure enjoys such widespread appreciation, however, there are still many misconceptions about blepharoplasty. Let’s set the record straight.

  • Blepharoplasty Only Addresses the Upper Lids — Fiction

    Blepharoplasty is actually a term that is applied to lower lid surgery as well. Upper eyelids are typically lifted as excess skin is eliminated, while lower lids often have fat pockets removed, as well as saggy skin.

    Over the years, the procedure has grown to encompass additional steps to rejuvenate and brighten the eyes as needed. Dermal fillers or a patient’s own fat can be used to smooth tear troughs and hollows beneath the eyes, and some patients elect treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic to relax forehead wrinkles at the same time as surgery.

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