Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon?
Why is it that almost everyone is okay with going to the dermatologist — there are even celebrity “derms” that people clamor for! — but many are self-conscious about seeing a plastic surgeon? Perhaps this is because the media portrays dermatologists as miracle workers who “fix” all sorts of skin and cosmetic issues! Magazine editors and celebrities note that it has become de rigeur to have a dermatologist on speed dial — especially once you’ve hit 30! On the other hand, the media portrays plastic surgeons as the ones to avoid. After all, it’s the plastic surgeons who provide unnatural and sometimes even downright scary results, right?
Well, let’s examine this media myth a bit more closely! Wherein lies the truth? Who is it that is making the majority of the overly-plumped cheeks, the bobble-head faces, and the frozen, over-Botox-ed foreheads? Well, it stands to reason that if most people see dermatologists for fillers and injectables, these unnatural and overdone results are mainly coming from dermatologists, based purely on statistics!
If you are contemplating an anti-aging procedure, trust your face to a facial plastic surgeon who employs an integrative approach to providing natural results using a combination of non-surgical and surgical treatments. Long gone are the over-pulled, windswept facelifts of yesteryear. Dare to discover the subtle and meaningful results of a stepwise and combined approach!
Nose job: When you think of plastic surgery, this is probably the first thing that pops into your head, right? If you answered yes, it is for good reason. Nose jobs, also known as rhinoplasties, remain the most popular facial plastic surgery procedure for both men and women.
The nose is the focal point of the face which, unfortunately, does not guarantee you will like it. If you are one of the thousands of people who would like to change the look of your nose — but don’t want to “undergo the knife” — there is another option. Dr. Michelle Yagoda, expert NYC celebrity facial plastic surgeon — offers non-surgical rhinoplasties for her patients.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is done through fillers. It can change the shape of the nose in various ways, as well as correct prior rhinoplasty surgery that went awry or was not done perfectly (as it should be!). Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is likely the most immediate, precise, and economical way to get the results you want.
Instantaneous corrections include: lowering nostril rims; making nostrils more symmetric; slimming bumps on the bridge of the nose; and correcting a twisted nose. The best part is the cost: Instead of starting at $6,000 plus hospital costs, your new nose will likely be no more than $500 and will last around 10 months. Now you know why nonsurgical rhinoplasties are one of the MOST requested procedures of Dr. Yagoda!
Kylie Jenner reports that her lips were enhanced “naturally”, but fans don’t believe her. Those wanting to emulate her have began lip “cupping” and it has led to a social media frenzy. Lip cupping may have originated in China or Egypt thousands of years ago, but versions of cupping have been present for decades (think late night cable TV ads for breast and penile enlargement suction devices!).
Lip cupping, a reemerging trend, uses suction to increase blood flow to the lips. The suction causes temporary trauma, inflammation and enlargement that results in lip plumping that can last for approximately 5-20 minutes.
Sadly, results are not always predictable and side effects can be numerous. Common ones include dark bruises and “blood blisters” that can take days to go away. Dryness, cracking and lip lines can from from swelling and puckering. Lip injuries can be profound and cause bleeding, scars and depressions. In fact, lip cupping can result in migration of previously injected lip filler and this can cause bumps, lumps and valleys?
If you desire a change in the size or shape of your lips, trust your face to the expert: facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Michelle Yagoda.
Traveling to Turkey for…. Hair?
Yes! Medical tourism, long associated with surgical procedures such as facelifts, injections, etc, is now expanding to the hairline. The newest trend experts are seeing is travel for hair: Tourists are visiting Turkey for not only hair transplants, but facial hair transplants, too!
Recent numbers show over 15,000 people went to Turkey for the sole purpose of hair. Interestingly enough, very few of these patients are from Western countries: Most were, by far, from the Middle East. Early traction was gained by referrals: People reported back from Turkey that they received not just low-cost procedures, but they said the medical care was superior than in their home countries.
The trend can be associated with the change in male model aesthetics; now less feminine, most models strive for lush facial hair and chiseled jawlines. Although you might think Turkey is an odd choice, it is akin to Canadians traveling to the US — proximity to Arab countries is the main factor.
Unfortunately, you still have the same risks as with other medical tourism: less-educated “professional” doctors, iffy surgical centers, and the chance of complications. Although hair transplants are relatively safe and simple, it is up to the consumer to do the proper research – and not just book a trip based on price. We highly recommend staying close to home when doing any surgery or medical procedure, unless you are very familiar with the doctor you are traveling to.