Clay Aiken Admits to Plastic Surgery

Back in January, I wrote a blog about rumors circulating the internet that Clay Aiken had underwent cosmetic surgery on his face.  Aiken, who turns 34 this year, has finally put those rumors to bed.  Canadian newspaper, Toronto Sun, is reporting that Aiken has owned up to his surgery.

“Singer Clay Aiken has come clean about his cosmetic surgery makeover for the new season of U.S. reality show Celebrity Apprentice,” reports Toronto Sun. “He revealed, ‘I had surgery on my jaw for a TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorder thing and I had them suck the fat out of my chin while they were in there.’”  The American Idol runner up made his liposuction confession on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.  And, Aiken isn’t alone.  According to the most recent male cosmetic surgical data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction is the third most popular cosmetic surgery among men.

Other Common Procedures Among Men

Clay Aiken’s recent admission brings to light an interesting fact –  more men are seeking plastic surgery.  As thousands and thousands of men are choosing to go under the knife,  the taboo of male plastic surgery is becoming a thing of the past.

Here are a few of the most popular cosmetic procedures among men today:

  • Blepharoplasty: Men looking to achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance often choose an Eyelid Lift, also known as blepharoplasty.  The procedure removes excess fat, skin and muscle from the eyelids, and many men find that it takes years off their appearance.
  • Facelift: Facelift Surgery continues to be one of the most popular and effective cosmetic surgeries among men today.  During a facelift, we tighten underlying muscles and redrape the skin around the neck and face.
  • Rhinoplasty: One of the most time-tested cosmetic procedures is Nose Surgery, or “rhinoplasty.”  This procedure is most commonly used to enhance a nose that appears too large on the face, has a bump on the nasal bridge, seems too wide or appears crooked.

Find Out if Plastic Surgery is Right for You

To learn more about these or any of the services offered at our Plastic Surgery Clinic, be sure to contact us and schedule a consultation.  We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Book your appointment today at 866-537-0954.  We look forward to hearing from you.

IBTimes Reports on Lohan’s New “Pillow Face”

Lindsay Lohan has done a lot lately to shed her party-girl image.  Today, the International Business Times is asking, did Lindsay also do a lot—to her face?  Lohan, who has become known more for her criminal record than her acting, sat down with Matt Lauer to explain that her partying days are behind her.  What was more surprising, however, was how she looked.

“Fans could not help but notice how drastically different the actress’ face looked,” reports the IBTimes.  “Skeptics took to Twitter to voice their critiques on Lohan’s new look and bring up the possibility of plastic surgery.”  The paper then sought the opinion of a plastic surgeon who was quoted as saying, “‘She looks like she has had an excessive amount of filler injected in her face…’”

So, while cosmetic treatments like injectable fillers can make many patients look younger and fresher, they can absolutely be taken too far.

Natural Looking Injections

Why do countless women and men opt for injectables every year?  The answer is simple—they work!  Based on the most recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, BOTOX® and Fillers are the number one category when it comes to cosmetic procedures in the US.   As with all cosmetic treatments, though, moderation is key.  It’s all about achieving a natural, refreshed and beautiful look.

The two major categories of injections:

Botulinum Toxin Type A: Botulinum Toxin Type A is a category that includes BOTOX® and Dysport®.  Both are essentially muscle relaxers that work to prevent creases from forming in the skin.  These treatments work best on lines that appear intermittently, such as “frown lines.”  For wrinkles that are deeper or more persistent, fillers are often the better option.

Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® work to fill in the spaces or “valleys” of creases.  Certain fillers can also be used to plump the lips and give the face a more youthful shape.

Achieve Natural Plastic Surgery Results

To learn more about wrinkle treatments or any of the other services offered at our Plastic Surgery Offices, be sure to contact us today.  We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Book your appointment at 866-537-0954.


Best Supporting Actress Reveals Plastic Surgery Plans

If you watched last night’s Academy Awards, you know exactly who won for best supporting actress—Octavia Spencer, the actress behind the outspoken “Minny Jackson” character in 2011’s, The Help.  Known for her comedic timing, the Alabama native is making headlines today for something other than her acting—her plans to undergo cosmetic surgery.

In the week leading up to the Oscars, Spencer sat down with celebrity news magazine, Parade.  Among topics discussed was the actress’ plan to undergo plastic surgery.  When the magazine asked about giving herself a “splurge gift,” Spencer responded, “Well, I am going to get my boobs lifted. That’s going to be my first gift. I’m going to do that.”  Breast lifts are one of the most popular cosmetic breast surgeries in the US, second only to breast augmentation.  Spencer went on to say that she was planning to undergo the surgery in November.  Until then, she will be out of the country, shooting for a new Diablo Cody film.

Breast Surgeries On the Rise

Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases statistics on cosmetic procedures performed in the US.  The 2011 data has just been published, and overall, Cosmetic Breast Surgery is on the rise.  Here are some of the cosmetic breast procedures women are turning to every day:

  • Breast lift: Breast Lift Surgery is performed to return a youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy or simply the effects of aging and gravity. The procedure can also reduce areola size, and it can be combined with breast reduction or augmentation for added firmness or volume.
  • Breast augmentation: For women with small or unevenly-sized breasts, Breast Augmentation Surgery is often an ideal solution.   Through the placement of breast implants, we can achieve a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look. According to the most recent ASPS data, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the US, with over 300,000 procedures performed in 2011 alone.
  • Breast reduction: Large breasts can cause pain, improper posture and low self-esteem. Breast Reduction Surgery can often combat these issues.  Performed under general anesthesia, this procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are more in proportion to the rest of the body.

Schedule a Breast Surgery Consultation Today

To learn more about these or any of the other procedures offered at out Plastic Surgery Offices, contact us today and schedule a consultation.  We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Book your appointment at 866-537-0954.

Joan Rivers Brings to Light Her Plastic Surgery Past

If there was ever a poster child for plastic surgery, it’s been Joan Rivers.  Never shy about her relationship with cosmetic treatment, the Brooklyn native has spoken in the past of having work done.  Of course, the exact number of times Rivers has gone under the knife has only been speculation—until now.  According to a report from TVNZ, the comedienne is speaking out on just how many cosmetic procedures she’s had over the years.  The number may surprise you.

According to TVNZ, “The 78-year-old TV personality revealed she has gone under the knife more than 700 times…”  Beyond coming clean about the number, Rivers went on to joke about her plastic surgery past.  “Speaking on TV talk show Anderson, she said: ‘Every weekend I just go in and I do something new. I get a 10th one free. It’s a little like coffee you just keep going,’” says the article.  While Rivers seems to be making light of her situation, countless others are asking themselves if this amount of work is appropriate or healthy.  And, while this number likely includes regular, minor treatments such as injections, the question remains: Is Joan Rivers surgery-obsessed?

Setting Realistic Plastic Surgery Goals

Rivers’ recent admission starts an interesting conversation about healthy attitudes and expectations about plastic surgery.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) lists some key factors that help determine good candidates for cosmetic surgery.  First and foremost, a good surgical candidate has “realistic expectations of the surgery itself,” says the ASPS.  Unrealistic goals are a surefire way to ensure dissatisfaction and remorse.

Further, a patient should have a “good self-image, but a concern about a bothersome feature or a moderately diminished self-image due to the cosmetic defect.”  Plastic surgery is not a panacea, and should not be treated as such.  While there are other factors that determine plastic surgery candidacy, these are two concepts that every patient should know and understand.

Achieving Your Potential

Let us help you set realistic cosmetic goals; let us help you achieve your potential.  Our Plastic Surgery Clinic offers a host of procedures, including Breast Lift Surgery, Rhinoplasty and BOTOX®Contact us today and schedule your consultation.  We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Call our offices at 866-537-0954.  We look forward to working with you.

Cameron Diaz Surgery Rumors & Why 40 Matters

Celebrity news website, RadarOnline, is reporting on some new rumors circulating the internet that Cameron Diaz has had some more work done on her face.  The article quotes one plastic surgeon as saying, “There’s something about Cameron Diaz’s face that is very unusual.”  While some are saying her new waxy, unnatural look could be attributed to a facelift, others are suggesting it’s simply the result of laser treatments and chemical peels.

Diaz, who rose to fame with the film There’s Something About Mary, will be turning 40 this year.  RadarOnline suggests that age could be playing a role.  The actress may have “gone to extremes to turn back the clock before her landmark birthday,” says the site.  “[She] seems to have gone out of her way to prove she is young, carefree and single!”

Why Turning 40 Matters

Whether or not the Cameron Diaz rumors are true, it brings up an interesting question: Why do so many people choose plastic surgery around age 40?  Like it or not, turning 40 is a milestone in our society—and one that should be celebrated.  Of course, our body will change around that age too.  Those in their 40s can start to see sagging eyelids, facial creases and a host of other issues.  For many, these unwanted changes can cause a great deal of distress and hurt their self confidence.  Thankfully, cosmetic surgery can often be of help.

A few popular cosmetic treatments among 40-somethings:

  • Eyelid Lift: Eyelid surgery—also known as Blepharoplasty—is one of the most common procedures among women and men.  Blepharoplasty can enhance the appearance of drooping or sagging eyelids by tightening muscles and tissue or removing excess fat and skin.
  • Facelift: Facelift Surgery is a procedure used to combat facial sagging and drooping.  This procedure works by tightening underlying muscles and redraping the skin around the neck and face. For many, the result is a fresher, more youthful appearance.
  • BOTOX®: For those seeking out a less-invasive treatment for facial creases, BOTOX is often the answer.  A BOTOX Injection is essentially a muscle relaxer that helps to prevent creases from forming in the skin. BOTOX  works best on creases that appear intermittently, such as crow’s feet or smile lines.  Although not a permanent fix, results will typically last several months.

Do Something for Yourself—Explore Plastic Surgery Today

If you’ve been meaning to speak with a Plastic Surgeon, contact us today for more information.  We can work together to find the best course of treatment for you.  We have offices in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Schedule your consultation at 866-537-0954.  We look forward to working with you.

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