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According to a recent article published on Huffington Post, there are many ways men can now enjoy the benefits of a well thought-out skincare routine. This article is typical of the growing cultural trend towards taking men’s appearance as seriously as that of women. On the subject of skincare and aging, although good skincare habits can improve the texture and appearance of the skin over time, plastic surgery offers a more powerful and permanent approach to improving the appearance of men, particularly as they enter their middle and later years. Men today obtain plastic surgery for a number of reasons, including:

Reversing the ravages of aging on the skin – Men, just like women, often experience premature signs of aging related to such factors as environmental damage, genetics, and bad skincare habits. This can make many patients appear years older than they actually are and can cause them to feel self-conscious about their appearance. A highly experienced plastic surgeon can safely and effectively reduce fine lines and repair the appearance of damage with a cutting-edge plastic surgery such as a facelift. Undergoing this procedure can reverse the signs of aging and help patients appear younger and more energetic. Many men who may not be considering surgery also opt for injectables, sometimes dubbed “Brotox,” to achieve similar, though shorter-lived, results.

Working on “the Windows of the Soul” - Baggy eyes caused by sagging skin can make any of us, man or woman, look far more aged and tired than we actually feel. A leading-edge procedure such as an eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) removes sagging skin around the eyes as well as any unsightly discoloration and puffiness. Many of our male patients at BHP report a greater sense of self-confidence in both their personal and professional lives following a successful blepharoplasty.

Eliminate Nagging Imperfections - Men as well as women can sometimes feel self-conscious about some of their key facial features – and many of those features are as plain as the noses on their face. It’s therefore no surprise that many of our patients are opting for rhinoplasties (nose jobs). Not only do these procedures typically improve the general shape of the nose in relation to the patient’s face, because the nose typically keeps growing as we age, a smaller nose can help to subtly create a more youthful impression.

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According to a recent article on Empower, there are a number of effective steps individuals can take in order to prevent or reduce the signs of aging. Concern about the appearance and health of the skin is very widespread among our patients here at BHP and, while skin care tips can be extremely useful, they only go so far when it comes to reversing the physical signs of aging. That’s why facial plastic surgery procedures remain extremely popular with our clientele. Fortunately, patients can now have their choice of a variety of extremely safe and highly effective facial plastic surgery procedures, such as:

Facelift – Signs of aging in the skin are typically the most obvious in the face for both women and men. Over time, the skin begins to lose its elasticity which causes sagging that can make patients appear a lot older than they really are. A facelift is one the most tried and true of all procedures and can safely and effectively turn back the clock so that patients can appear as youthful as they feel. Many patients report enjoying dramatically improved self-confidence following a procedure.

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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) - Oftentimes the environment, stress, and other factors can worsen the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin around the eyes. Moreover, many patients beset with baggy skin under their eyes can look unhealthy or exhausted, despite being in outstanding health. A highly skilled BHP plastic surgeon can successfully remove the sagging skin and wrinkles around the eyes by performing an eyelid surgery. Patients can then enjoy a more youthful and well-rested appearance that, in many cases, can help them approach social events and professional opportunities with greater confidence.

Neck Lift – Aging and, in some cases, a dramatic weight loss can oftentimes leave many patients with sagging skin around the neck, a phenomenon commonly referred to as a “turkey neck.” A neck lift can redefine and tighten a patient’s sagging skin so that they can appear more youthful and feel more comfortable with their new appearance.

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According to a recent NPR report, a study on 1,787 armed forces veterans found that a majority of weight loss surgery recipients successfully maintained a healthy weight ten years after their procedure. This study is consistent with the outstanding results we’ve seen over the years here at BHP. Apart from a long term weight loss, bariatric surgery can provide severely obese patients a variety of well-documented health and wellness benefits, such as:

Improved Heart Function - Excess weight strains the heart, which can often lead to a variety of cardiac complications including coronary artery diseases and congestive heart failure. A significant weight loss with the help of a bariatric surgery, such as a gastric sleeve, can prevent or improve numerous heart problems and greatly reduce the risk of a heart attack. With a healthier heart, of course, patients can enjoy a life that is not only significantly longer but also of a higher quality.

Improved Mobility - Constant pressure on the joints can cause many severely obese patients to develop osteoarthritis and other complications that may significantly restrict their mobility. Moreover, patients are often unable to partake in many of their favorite activities; completing simple daily tasks can sometimes become an excruciating struggle. A bariatric surgery can help a severely obese patient lose their excess weight so that they may leave their pain behind, more easily partake in physical activities, and lead healthier and happier lives.

Better Approach to Eating - Severely obese patients who try to lose their weight without surgery typically struggle with food cravings that are almost impossible to ignore. This is largely the reason why so many individuals who have successfully lost weight without surgery in the past have failed to keeping the weight off in the long term, resulting in unhealthy “yo-yo dieting.”  Bariatric surgery can help severely obese patients lose and maintain their weight in the long term by greatly reducing cravings, making healthier eating habits a lot more feasible, and helping to ensure a long-term win in the battle against obesity.

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More than ten years after the fact, “Glee” actress and recording artist Naya Rivera says in a new memoir that she is still very happy with her breast augmentation procedure at 29. While Ms. Rivera was somewhat younger than most breast augmentation patients when she had her work done, her reasons for obtaining the procedure and for her satisfaction with the results since is extremely similar to the majority of patients. These include:

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Improved Self-Esteem – Rivera writes that her breast augmentation was “a confidence thing, not a sexual thing.” This is very often the case for younger patients in particular who may still be finding their way in the world. Whether it’s looking better on the beach in her new swimsuit or wearing a formal dress for a major social event, having a bust that is more to a young woman’s liking can definitely add to her self-esteem and overall happiness. Many patients report that the confidence gained from breast augmentation surgeries not only helps them in social settings, but also in terms of their careers in many fields.

Realistic Expectations – It’s extremely important for all plastic surgery patients to have a clear and realistic view of the most likely outcome of a given procedure so they understand what they can expect once the procedure has been completed, and our BHP doctors are committed to discussing these matters with patients in detail. The information covered includes the recovery period, which is increasingly brief due to innovations in how procedures are performed, as well as in the period after.

Reliable Outcomes – While breast augmentation procedures are extremely safe, they are still surgery and patients need to be sure they are working with highly qualified physicians. All of our plastic surgeons are highly experienced and respected members of the profession with proven track records behind them.

  

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Some recent studies have shown that the longer post-menopausal women remain significantly overweight, the higher their chances become of developing an obesity-related cancer. Although obesity is often linked to a number of life-threatening diseases, including various forms of cancer, both men and women are more likely to lose weight, and thus decrease their chances of developing these serious health problems with the help of highly effective weight loss procedures including the gastric sleeve, the Lap Band, and the new Orbera balloon procedure for less severely obese patients. Obese patients who undergo a successful weight loss procedure are likely to experience a number of improvements in the overall quality of their lives.  These include:

Joint Relief - Obese patients are prone to increased bone and joint pain caused by their excess weight, worsening such common conditions as osteoarthritis and sometimes making even the simplest movements incredibly painful.  For severely obese patients, a bariatric surgery procedure, such as a Lap Band or a gastric sleeve, can enable a significant weight loss that will also relieve pressure and strain on their joints. Patients who may not be considered severely obese can also benefit from a significant weight loss through the use of the Orbera system.

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Better Sleep - Obese patients often also experience lower levels of energy that can be caused by obesity-related sleep apnea, a serious health condition also associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attacks. Patients who are able to successfully lose their excess weight are more likely to completely resolve their sleep apnea and experience uninterrupted sleep during the night, improving their overall health. In addition, because patients are significantly better rested, they are more likely to live active lifestyles and participate in many social and physical activities that they otherwise might have been too tired to partake in. A good night’s sleep also promotes improved mental capacity and may be important in terms of preventing cognitive issues later in life.

 

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A variety of daily habits many assume to be fairly harmless are causing premature signs of aging in the skin, according to a recent article published at the Tri-County Times. While discontinuing certain daily habits may help prevent premature wrinkles, there are a variety of extremely effective plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures that can effectively reverse the signs of aging once they appear. Moreover, a more youthful and well-rested appearance can provide patients with an assortment of perks, such as:

Rejuvenated Look - The physical signs of aging can make many patients appear years older than they may actually feel and harm their self-confidence in social settings. A highly effective plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift, or such injectables as Botox, can significantly smooth and tighten the skin and help a patient look and feel younger. In addition, the signs of aging are not only apparent in the face but can also be present in the neck area. Patients with loose and wrinkled skin around the neck can experience a more youthful and well-rested appearance by undergoing a neck lift to banish the dreaded “turkey neck.” 

Career Opportunities – Too often, both women and men may suffer from age discrimination when being considered for job opportunities or promotions, often based more on their physical appearance than their chronological age. There are a number of highly effective plastic surgery procedures such as eyelid surgery that, alongside facelifts and injectable alternatives, can successfully remove unsightly bags and excess skin that cause a patient to look tired and less youthful.

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Physical Benefits - Undergoing a plastic surgery not only deals with the visible signs of aging, in some cases it also can significantly improve the way patients feel. Many patients undergo a rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, to improve breathing or resolve other nasal complications, while breast reduction procedures in women can reduce back pain. In addition, eyelid surgery can also allow patients to see better by removing any excess skin that may obstruct their vision.

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Trials are being launched to study the potential for Kybella, a new injection based procedure, to be used to eliminate fat that collects around the bra-line, knees and ankles, according to recent news reports. Although these potential new uses for the injectable will very likely turn out to be extremely beneficial to patients struggling with those cosmetic issues, Kybella has already proven to be a highly effective treatment for eliminating the all too common “double chin” by removing stubborn fat in the upper part of the neck. For those of you who may not be aware, Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment that offers patients a variety of benefits, such as:

Minimal Side Effects and No Scarring: With a series of small injections in the desired treatment area, Kybella effectively removes the fat under a patient’s chin without the need for any surgery. Therefore, scarring is never an issue and side effects, such as mild bruising or numbness, are very minor and short-lived.

Negligible recovery time: Kybella requires little to no downtime and patients can often return to their regular routine immediately after the procedure. Additionally, each treatment usually lasts only between 15 to 20 minutes, so patients don’t have to rearrange their entire schedules on the day of treatment. Its sheer convenience is a very big argument in favor of Kybella for a great many patients.

Permanent results: Once treatment is completed, Kybella effectively destroys the fat cells that accumulate under a patient’s chin and when these cells are eliminated, the fat is permanently removed. Although achieving complete results may take longer than it would through liposuction, the double chin is as effectively removed as it would have through liposuction.

The Kybella procedure is available for all patients who are uncomfortable with the amount of fat that accumulates on the upper portions of their necks and who want to banish their double chin once and for all. Kybella

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More men are obtaining both facial plastic surgeries and injectable-based procedures such as Botox and facial fillers, according to a recent article on New Jersey Monthly. While the author of the article adds that men may be more likely to try to keep procedures a secret, the article jibes with the consistently increasing number of men we’re seeing in our offices here at BHP. There are actually a number of reasons why more men are taking advantage of facial rejuvenation procedures.  Specifically:

Increasing Options – The first modern facelift was actually performed in 1901, but clearly the procedure has grown increasingly safe and effective in the 115 years since. While facelifts remain one of the gold standard procedures for long term facial rejuvenation, male and female patients alike may prefer to avoid or put off a surgery and explore the increasing number of injectables that many patients rely on. The most widely publicized of these, when obtained by men, has even acquired its own nickname in popular culture, i.e., “Brotox.” Still, Botox is just one non-surgical facial rejuvenation option; facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are also popular options at our offices.

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Staying Competitive in the Job Market – Once upon a time, it was mostly male performers who worried that an aging appearance could impact their careers but, increasingly, age discrimination is perceived as a problem for both women and men in just about every field. Male professionals often come to us with stories of formerly enthusiastic prospective employers who seem to lose all interest in a job prospect once they see their aging appearance at an in-person interview. Alongside facelifts for men and injectables, procedures such as eyelid lifts and even rhinoplasty (nose jobs), can also subtly help men and women alike take years off their appearance and improve their value in a hypercompetitive job market.

Social Change – Since the rise of the Women’s Movement in the 1970s, one consequence is that, as women have risen to increased status in society, men’s options in both their personal and career lives have opened up in ways that prior generations might have had a hard time imagining. This includes an increasing number of men who are paying attention to their personal appearance in ways that would have been hard to imagine in prior generations. In today’s world, it’s not just so-called metrosexuals who think seriously about improving their facial appearance with a facelift or injectables. Indeed, as more and more women contemplate improving their beach body appearance with plastic surgery, more and more men are taking a serious look at procedures ranging from liposuction to tummy tucks to improve their appearance from head to toe.

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A recent article on Today Health & Wellness describes how formerly severely obese 28 year-old Christine Carter faced serious challenges after receiving a gastric sleeve surgery, before successfully changing her mental approach and achieving her ideal weight. Ms. Carter’s case underlines the realities that weight loss surgeries, while highly effective, are no magic wand and need to be accompanied by a genuine commitment and psychological support.

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Patients can benefit from several forms of follow-up care to support them on their weight loss journey. These include:

Psychological Screening and Post-Surgical Support – Before patients actually receive their procedure, it is crucial that they meet with a licensed clinical psychologist for an evaluation. This is to ensure that the patient is serious about changing her relationship with food following the procedure. While procedures such as the gastric sleeve and the Lap Band have been proven to help reduce the appetite and make permanent weight loss vastly more achievable for severely obese individuals, they still must be accompanied by very real changes in a patient’s overall relationship with food, and that is not always an easy adjustment. That is why, alongside psychological support, BHP patients also meet with a nutritionist to help them learn new and better eating habits. We also offer access to an online support group with 24 hour access to resources. Patients who are interested in an in-person support group can also be provided with services.  Frequent topics covered include emotional eating vs. mindful eating, coping skills, dealing with psychologically-induced “head hunger” and making the all-important behavioral changes needed for weight loss

Access to Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery – After successfully losing all 150 pounds, Christine Carter did what many patients have done and obtained a tummy tuck plastic surgery to deal with the loose folds of skin that often accompany a significant weight loss; she later showed off the results to her 128,000 followers on Instagram. BHP’s in-house team of outstanding plastic surgeons regularly performs procedures such as tummy tucks on patients who have lost a great deal of weight following a weight loss procedure. They note that many patients obtain these procedures not only because of aesthetic issues, but also because large folds of skin can also be uncomfortable and unsightly. Many patients find it easier and more convenient to obtain their weight loss procedure and follow-up plastic surgeries from a single provider.  

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A recent study has shown that a significantly reduced amount of white matter in the brain is associated with being overweight for a period of ten years when compared to leaner adults, according to a recent article on Medical News Today. The article goes on to speculate that obesity may be associated with premature brain shrinkage. These findings represent one more reason severely obese individuals should take a serious look at the bariatric approach to weight loss as the only safe and proven medical intervention against obesity. Patients who lose a significant amount of weight with the help of such procedures as a gastric sleeve or Lap Band can benefit from a variety of health and lifestyle improvements, such as:

Increased Energy Levels and Mental Capacity - Many severely obese patients suffer from sleep apnea, which is a condition that blocks air from entering through the patient’s nose and mouth while they sleep due to excess fat and tissue in the neck area. Aside from increasing fatigue and less acute mental function, the condition is also associated with reduced grey and white matter in the brain. Moreover, like obesity, sleep apnea is associated with a higher risk of a stroke, one of the most frequent causes of dementia. The good news is that sleep apnea is often resolved once the patient successfully loses his or her excess weight.

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Better Mobility - Severely obese patients who successfully lose weight through procedures such as a Lap Band surgery or a gastric sleeve can experience a significant improvement in their mobility. By reducing the amount of weight the body is required to carry on a daily basis, bones and joints are relieved of the constant strain and pressure brought on by excess weight. Patients are then able to participate in a healthier and more active lifestyle, which can promote a long-lasting weight loss throughout their entire lives. Moreover, increased physical activity in later years has been shown to also have significant mental and psychological benefits.

The above are just two of a variety of lifestyle and health improvements patients experience after losing a significant amount of weight. By the way, patients who may not be candidates for bariatric surgeries because they are not designated as severely obese may be qualified for an Orbera gastric balloon weight loss procedure. 

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Some recent research reported in the Guardian and elsewhere shows that air pollution is a leading cause of premature facial aging, worsening such issues as wrinkling and age spots. Considering the multitude of environmental and health factors that can damage the skin, it’s far from surprising that the demand for highly effective plastic surgery procedures is at an all-time high. Fortunately, patients can repair the damaging effects of air pollution, stress, and many other contributing factors with a variety of extremely safe and leading-edge plastic surgery procedures and treatments that can target specific areas of the face, such as:

Eyes – Wrinkles and discoloration around the eyes can cause many patients to look older and more tired. In these situations, patients can benefit from highly effective plastic surgery procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to correct the visible signs of aging around the eyes. In addition, eyelifts can sometimes correct problems with peripheral vision, which can be sometimes significantly affected by sagging skin around the eyes.

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Cheeks - The physical signs of aging, whether caused by environmental factors, emotional stress, or genetics can be dramatic. This often leaves many patients with wrinkled, sagging and even hollow cheek bones that can make many patients appear older and less healthy than they really are. In these circumstances, patients can benefit from a face lift or cheek augmentation to restore the vitality and effectively contour the face. Patients who may prefer nonsurgical solutions have been increasingly turning to injectables such as Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane for a similar, though more temporary, impact.

Neck - Aging isn’t always most apparent in the face. Drooping and sagging skin around the neck can result in the “turkey neck” many patients dread. The Los Angeles based medical group notes that patients can eliminate wrinkles and tighten the skin around the neck with extremely safe and highly effective procedures such as a neck lift. A rejuvenated and tightened neck can give the face definition and youth so that patients can look as young as they feel.

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Perhaps spurred on by social media, more men are deciding to undergo chin implant surgery in order to enhance their jawlines, says a recent article published July 20 on Mel. The increase in the number of men seeking to enhance their physical features points to the growing acceptance of plastic surgery as males become more conscious of their appearance, largely thanks to today’s ever-present high technology. The reality is that men, as well as women, seeking to improve their physical features can benefit from today’s extremely safe and leading-edge plastic surgery procedures for a variety of reasons, such as:

Social Media Presence - With more people than ever engaging in social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook, physical appearance has become more important to many men, notes BHP, adding that men may now see images of themselves on their smart phones, tablets, and computers on a fairly constant basis. Whether a patient wants to improve their jawline, augment their lips or enhance their cheekbones, leading-edge facial plastic surgery procedures offer patients the chance to put their best face forward both online and in-person.

Career Aspirations – Middle aged and older men and women often feel that their aging appearance can harm their chances of obtaining certain job promotions and career opportunities. BHP notes that facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery, can remove any excess flabs of skin around their eyes for a more well-rested and youthful appearance. Any unsightly wrinkles and physical signs of aging can also be improved with other facial procedures such as face and neck lifts. We’re happy to say that both male and female patients alike often feel far more confident in their pursuit of their career goals once the visible effects of aging and stress are removed.

The Rising Trend of Male Chin Implants

Restorative Work - Oftentimes, when a patient loses a significant amount of weight after a weight loss surgery, excessive and unsightly flabs of loose skin remain on the body. Body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck, can remove the excess skin and improve the patient’s overall appearance of their body. A highly skilled and extremely experienced plastic surgeon can successfully perform this procedure with minimal scarring for the most natural looking results.  

For whatever reason a patient of any gender seeks out a plastic surgery, our BHP team of highly experienced and extremely skilled plastic surgeons are ready to improve his or her appearance. 

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Pokémon Go vs. Obesity?

It’s likely that a great many players may be motivated to become more physically active and may possibly lose some excess weight thanks to the enormous popularity of Pokémon Go, according to a recent article on Forbes. Although increased physical activity promotes weight loss and participating in activities like the video game phenomenon may help many people lose a few pounds, severely obese patients, particularly those with mobility issues, are unlikely to game their way to a new life. They will typically require the help of bariatric surgery to lose a significant amount of weight. However, severely obese individuals can benefit from vast improvements to their overall quality of life, such as:

More Fun – BHP notes that severely obese patients are often limited in their ability to participate in enjoyable physical activities, even relatively mild ones like Pokémon Go – often due to issues ranging from joint pain to shortness of breath. BHP adds that it’s hard to have fun when severe obesity is harming your health, and procedures such as the gastric sleeve and Lap Band can jumpstart patients weight loss and, with it, their overall health and happiness.

Reduced Health Risks - Obesity can be linked to various conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease that can then lead to numerous extremely dangerous health issues, most of which can seriously reduce both the quality and the length of a person’s life. With the help of weight loss surgery, patients can significantly reduce the potential for risks ranging from high blood pressure to sleep apnea, a dangerous condition which can also induce intense fatigues. Because these risks are significantly decreased with a significant weight loss, weight loss patients who have benefitted from today’s minimally invasive procedures can live significantly longer, healthier, and more fun-filled lives.

Confidence - Of course, losing a significant amount of weight can oftentimes make patients feel better about themselves. Being able to feel comfortable in a healthier body can motivate patients to make the most of their lives in ways that go far beyond participating in the latest augmented reality game craze. 

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The CDC has warned individuals interested in getting plastic surgeries against undergoing their procedures in foreign countries due to the numerous cases of surgery infections in the Dominican Republic, according to a recent article on WebMD. At BHP, we have long noted that medical tourism puts the patient at a greater risk for complications and infections, because health codes in foreign countries are often not as strict as the health standards in the United States. The good news is that patients can benefit from a variety of extremely safe and cutting-edge plastic surgery procedures available in the U.S., such as:

Breast Augmentation - One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures sought after by medical tourists is a breast augmentation. BHP notes that, for a breast augmentation to be both successful and safe, it must be performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon working in an operating room which meets the highest standards of safety and hygiene. While patients may be enticed by the reduced initial costs of these surgeries in a foreign country, the potential risks and complications can make this seemingly cost-saving alternative, extremely costly both to their future health and finances.

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Tummy Tuck - The tummy tuck is another popular plastic surgery procedure commonly sought after in foreign countries.  The Los Angeles based medical group notes that the safest and most cutting-edge methods are more likely to be utilized by leading plastic surgeons that follow extremely strict standards of safety and cleanliness such as the ones in the United States.

Buttock Enhancements - Popular buttock enhancement procedures like the Brazilian butt lift are often sought after in other countries because of their lower costs and the added bonus of vacationing while in recovery. However, BHP notes that while these reasons may initially entice patients to undergo their procedures internationally, a buttock enhancement procedure is properly performed by highly experienced and extremely skilled surgeons who hold themselves to the highest standards of health and hygiene.  

Patients should keep their health and well-being in mind when considering plastic surgery both at home and internationally. Plastic surgery procedures performed by extremely experienced surgeons under the strictest standards not only help ensure the safety of the patient, but can also ensure the most ideal results. 

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Men who seek plastic surgery treatments appear to be generally concerned with procedure speeds, recovery time, natural results and minimal discomfort, according to recent article on Metro. At BHP, we think the increasing interest in plastic surgery procedures obtained by men underlines the acceptance of plastic surgery as well as an increased demand for the most leading-edge procedures. Today’s men can effectively enhance their appearance with a variety of extremely safe and cutting-edge plastic surgery procedures and treatments that address their initial concerns. These treatments include:

Nonsurgical facial procedures - One of the biggest concerns for men who desire to physically enhance their appearance is the speed and recovery time of their procedures. There are a variety of minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures such as Botox, which can provide noticeable results with little to no recovery time. These procedures involve making several facial injections that smooth out any unsightly wrinkles to give the patient a more rejuvenated and well rested appearance. This non-surgical treatment is very brief and patients can return to their usual routine right after the procedure.

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) - For a significantly more youthful look, many men may consider eyelid surgery to help remove the years of stress and aging that have taken a toll on their skin’s elasticity and appearance. This extremely safe procedure typically addresses any dark eye circles or sagging skin above and below the eye. When performed by a skillful and experienced surgeon, this minimally invasive procedure provides a natural and subtle look of rejuvenation.

Rhinoplasty - Men that are often unsatisfied with the shape and size of their nose will commonly opt for a rhinoplasty procedure. They are also oftentimes obtained by men with breathing problems caused by a nose injury or deviated septum. This extremely safe and highly effective procedure can make a significant difference to a patient’s appearance, while also providing the most natural results. Whatever the reason that a rhinoplasty is obtained, patients can enjoy the benefits of this relatively quick procedure with the least amount of recovery time possible.

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A recent article on Allure explains that even non-surgical cosmetic procedures require thoughtful consideration on the part of patients, as well as medical professionals, in order to achieve the most desirable results. They’re not wrong. Although cosmetic procedures using injectables such as Botox and Restylane are performed very routinely and are extremely effective, health and safety should remain a top-of-mind priority for patients before undergoing any procedure. Working with the most experienced and skilled medical providers possible is always important when obtaining non-surgical cosmetic treatments, it’s also very definitely the case when obtaining an actual plastic surgery. Specifically:

Facelifts – While injectables produce results that patients love, the results are temporary. This is why many patients opt for the longer lasting results of a surgical facelift. The facelift has been performed over many decades and remains one of the most powerfully effective and safest treatments to improve the appearance of a woman or man. Nevertheless, it’s always best to select the most experienced and skilled physicians available like our outstanding BHP team.   

Breast Augmentation - By far one of the most common plastic surgery procedures sought out by women today is breast augmentation. Patients who undergo this procedure rely on a highly skilled and extremely experienced plastic surgeon to safely and effectively place the implants in order to obtain the desired size and shape. A highly trained surgeon can work with a patient to determine whether silicone, saline, or gummy bear implants are the best and safest choice in her particular situation.

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Buttock Enhancement - Rivaling breast augmentation in popularity, the Brazilian butt lift represents a significant step forward over older procedures. This form of buttock augmentation involves using the patient’s own body fat to effectively contour the buttock into the desired shape and form. This has major benefits in that it allows a skilled plastic surgeon to sculpt a fuller and more voluptuous backside while also reducing the chances of complications. Our BHP team of highly skilled and extremely experienced surgeons and medical staff work hard to not only provide the patient with their desired results but also ensure that patients are as comfortable and safe as possible during any procedure.

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According to a new study, using standing desks only burns two extra calories every 15 minutes when compared to sitting throughout an 8 hour work day. These findings only further underline the importance of weight loss procedures that can actually produce a significant weight loss. Fortunately, severely obese patients can benefit from a variety of highly effective and extremely safe weight loss surgery procedures:

Gastric Sleeve – Of all the procedures available to severely obese patients, sleeve gastrectomy is among the most popular and proven. This procedure involves removing a large portion of the stomach and then sewing the remainder into a sleeve, dramatically limiting the amount of food the stomach can comfortably hold. Especially because of an additional impact in terms of lowering the production of hunger-inducing hormones in the body, this method is found by many patients to be especially powerful.

Lap-Band - Oftentimes, severely obese patients decide to undergo gastric banding procedures, the best known being Lap-Band. The procedure utilizes a band that divides the upper part of the stomach and enables the patient to feel full after consuming a small amount of food. The band is typically then adjusted by the weight loss surgeon to maximize results. In instances where bands may not produce sufficient results or if issues have occurred from a procedure obtained elsewhere, the Los Angeles medical group notes that patients can also benefit from weight loss revision surgery.

Orbera Gastric Balloon - Patients who do not qualify for weight loss surgery have the option of undergoing a new non-surgical weight loss procedure that has been used successfully abroad for some time. The Orbera gastric balloon is endoscopically placed into the patient’s stomach and then inflated so that patients feel full after eating small amounts of food and can then more easily lose their excess weight. The procedure is temporary, but patients report powerful impacts.

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If you are considering having any of these procedures done with us at BHP, know that our patients who successfully lose weight and may then have to deal with loose folds of skin and other issues, can be helped by our team of leading plastic surgeons with the very latest in body contouring procedures.

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A July 7 article on Haute Living features a thorough explanation of a rhinoplasty procedure and advice on how to ensure the best outcomes. The article goes on to emphasize that plastic surgery patients should put plenty of effort into researching the best surgeons in order to obtain their desired results. At BHP, we agree that patients should show great care in choosing a physician as well as selecting just the right procedure for them. Patients interested in accentuating their features through plastic surgery can do so with the help of an experienced plastic surgeon and a variety of extremely safe and highly effective procedures, such as:

Eyelid Surgery - Stress, sun damage and age can take a real toll on a patient’s face. Many patients who seek out eyelid surgery procedures desire to remove unsightly bags, discoloration or wrinkles above or below their eyes, allowing for a more youthful and well-rested appearance. However, the medical group adds that eyelid surgery is also often sought out for more than just cosmetic reasons. Excess skin on the eyelid can affect vision and may actually hamper peripheral vision, posing a potential hazard in some cases. Regardless of the reasons for seeking out this procedure, this is a delicate procedure involving major sensory organs, and it is definitely important for patients to seek out an experienced physician.

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Tummy Tuck - Many patients desire to remove the excess and unsightly flabs of skin around their stomachs that appear mostly after a dramatic weight loss, such as following a bariatric surgery, or after childbirth. In these circumstances, a tummy tuck performed by a highly trained and extremely experienced plastic surgeon can successfully remove the excess skin and fat in order to create a more attractive appearance. Of course, it’s important to work with a skilled and knowledgeable plastic surgeon who knows how to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Breast Augmentation - Breast augmentations remain among the most popular and time-tested procedures. Yet, it’s still crucial to make sure that you are working with an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon. However, the number of choices available to today’s patients has never been greater. Options include silicone, saline and gummy bear implants, which patients can select with the help of their doctors based on their individual needs.

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The success story of English TV personality Katie Price’s recent breast reduction surgery was recently detailed in an article on Lifestyle One. Although breast augmentation procedures are more widely known, it’s good for women to know that plastic surgeons also offer safe and effective breast reduction procedures for patients who want to reduce their breast size. At BHP, our breast reduction surgery procedures are often sought after by patients for a variety of reasons, such as:

Physical Restrictions - Some women often experience physical limitations due to the size and weight of their breasts. Large breasts can often get in the way of performing simple tasks such as walking and standing for long periods of time, and can make participation in certain sports extremely difficult. Breast reduction is a procedure that makes it more likely for women to be able to become increasingly active and comfortable during their daily activities.

Back and Neck Strain - The weight of large breasts can seriously strain the back and neck of a patient. This can cause physical discomfort and often leads to poor posture. Today’s extremely safe and effective breast reduction procedures provide relief on the patient’s back and neck, while also drastically improving their posture. In the long run, various back and neck complications are more likely to be avoided in the future after a patient undergoes breast reduction surgery.

Unwanted attention - Women don’t always undergo breast reduction only to experience improvements in their posture and adjust their body proportions. Younger women in particular often experience unwanted attention and possibly negative perceptions solely based on their large breast size. This often leads to body image issues and anxiety that can negatively affect a patient throughout her life. Breast reduction surgery in these cases enables women to experience a drastic improvement in their overall comfort and sense of self-confidence.

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A recent article on Fox News details how diabetes remission after weight loss surgery ultimately decreases the chances for the patient to develop debilitating eye and nerve damage later in life. It’s very good news, of course, but diabetes remission, while a truly significant positive outcome that many patients are benefiting from, is only one of the health and quality of life improvements patients are likely to experience after bariatric surgery. Weight loss surgery patients not only avoid a myriad of damaging obesity-related health complications related to such issues as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, but can also experience numerous other benefits, such as:

Life expectancy - Severely obese patients are constantly at risk of developing dangerous health conditions that can shorten their life span. Even apart from its relationship to type 2 diabetes, obesity is known to greatly increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, many types of cancer, and other life threatening complications. These complications can be improved or even completely avoided when a patient loses weight through bariatric surgery.

Energy - When a weight loss surgery patient physically has less weight to carry around, their energy levels are often drastically increased for many reasons. Breathing is often generally easier, especially while patients are exerting themselves, and such issues as sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that also directly leads to significant fatigue, are often improved or completely alleviated. Moreover, reduced weight simply makes it easier to move around, and patients generally report being able to do more physically while exercising or engaging in favorite activities.

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Self-confidence - After successfully shedding excess pounds, weight loss surgery patients not only feel better, but they look better too. This positive improvement in their physical appearance and state of health enables the bariatric surgery patient to experience a greater sense of confidence. Of course, they also offer a variety of safe and cutting-edge plastic surgery procedures for weight loss patients that want to remove any loose folds of excess skin that have accumulated after losing a drastic amount of weight.

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