Plastic surgery tweaks that may be news to you
August 15, 2011
Breast implants, liposuction and facelifts are just the tip of the plastic surgery iceberg. Some people treat themselves like Maserati’s, fine tuning and perfecting each feature. CBS News, in a July report, put together a menu of plastic surgery tweaks.
You probably never thought about the amount of space between your nose and your upper lip. When this space increases with time it is a dead give away that you’re aging. Now, you can shorten the space with an upper lip lift, a small surgery in which a plastic surgeon removes excess skin, creating a small and barely noticeable scar hidden at the base of the nose.
It’s a shame to be embarrassed to smile because your smile reveals too much gum. A plastic surgeon can alter your “gummy smile” by cutting some of the muscles that elevate the lip and inserting a spacer implant to prevent these muscles from reconnecting. This takes less than an hour and involves minimal downtime.
But if the corners of your mouth droop, making you look perpetually grumpy, CBS News advises caution. There is a “grin lift” procedure, but it may have grim results: permanent scars that make you look like The Joker.
Dimples equal adorable and now, you can get them. A surgeon can make a tiny incision on the inside of your mouth, placing a small suture between the buccinator muscle and the skin of the cheek. Directions: flash when you smile and make their knees weak.
Have you been disappointed by Latisse and similar eyelash extenders? If your lashes have thinned or fallen out as you age, eyelash transplants are an option.
The dreaded “bread back” is rolls of back fat you get from too much breadbasket. In the past, careful liposuction removed this fat, but now the Bra Line Back Lift can surgically remove the fat and hide the scar in the bra line.
Your private parts can also be retooled. Wide areolas can be reduced by removing a donut-shaped ring of skin. Excess labial skin can be excised, vaginas can be tightened and the G spot can be enlarged. For the intrepid male desiring a larger tool, a suspensory ligament of the penis can be cut after which the penis is suspended from a weight for six months.
Because there are multiple cosmetic solutions to every problem area, it’s best to consult with a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
WE ARE AESTHETICS
- Follow ASAPS on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ASAPS
- Become a fan of ASAPS on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AestheticSociety
- Check us out on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theaestheticsocietyasaps
- Check out our consumer-facing website: www.smartbeautyguide.com
- Locate a plastic surgeon in your area: www.smartbeautyguide.com/select-surgeon