Most people today start the process online. The Internet is a primary source for all things medical. However, it’s also loaded with a wealth of information and misinformation, often contradictory and not usually policed by any official source. There is a plethora of commercial web sites that offer referrals to doctors and financing programs, deals, coupons, and all sorts of gimmicks to lure you in. Individual doctors’ websites are a good place to learn about their training and hospital affiliations, and get a sense of whether you feel comfortable with the doctor. After all, this is a human relationship. You don’t have to fall in love with your surgeon (although some women develop a l
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Introducing the iPant!
Wacoal, the people who make great bras that last a lifetime…, will debut their revolutionary iPant — new shapewear that works with your body to visually reduce the appearance of cellulite from your waist, hips and thighs as you move. The first in America to utilize Novarel Slimâ technology in shapewear, Wacoal’s iPant will help you redefine your silhouette and reshape your lower body in 28 days with lasting results. The first iPant launched is a long leg shaper style, and the hi-waist shaper is coming by May, just in time for Spring and Summer.
The iPant uses Novarel Slimâ, a new nylon microfiber constructed of tiny, porous c
ISAPS, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery celebrates its 40th birthday with some global statistics. LIPOSUCTION and BOTOX are the big winners, and not surprisingly Brazil and the USA lead the way!
Top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide:
Liposuction 18.8%, Breast augmentation (Mentor, Allergan) 17%, Eyelids 13.5%, Rhinoplasty 9.4%, Abdominoplasty 7.3%.
Biggest Users of Cosmetic Surgery:
Brazil, USA, China, Mexico, India and Japan
Top 5 Non surgical Treatments:
Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport) 32.7%, Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, etc) 20.1%, Laser hair removal 13.1%, Fat transfer (Cytori) 5.9%, Intense Pulsed Light Treatmen
By Guest Editor Wendy Lewis
The fat reduction market is predicted to see the greatest growth among laser and light based devices over the next few years, stemming from our never ending svelte seeking mission, as well as doctors and clinics that are adopting new technologies at a record pace. The new breed of “laser-assisted liposuction,” or “LAL” for short, come at a time when consumer desires for non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures are at an all time high. So we can expect to see many more of these devices in the near future that have wide appeal to both sexes.
The new technologies combine lasers, various forms of radio frequency and ultrasound,