Nosejobs and Breast Enhancements have certainly become mainstream procedures that many people electively choose to undergo. Now chin augmentation seems to be taking off, with figures highlighting so called "chin plants" as the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure. Experts say that use of video chat online, the aging baby boomer population and people who desire to be more attractive to achieve success for themselves, are all reasons for the rise in chin plant popularity. Remarkably, during 2011, the number of people seeking the procedure has grown more than Breast Augmentation, Botox and Liposuction combined with a 71% overall increase. Women and men seem to be about even in their desire for a better visage, with around 10, 000 procedures for each sex in 2011. Men increasing 76%, coming in more than women at 66%.
New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics - a phenomenon which appears, in part, to be sparked by increased usage of video chat technology, an aging baby boomer population and a desire for success in the workplace. Chin augmentation grew more than breast augmentation, Botox ® and liposuction combined in 2011. The procedure skyrocketed in both women and men, as well as in all patients over the age of 20, with the largest increase seen in patients age 40 or older. Chin Augmentation By The Numbers: Procedures in 2011 Overall: 20, 680 / 71% increase Women: 10, 087 / 66% increase Men: 10, 593 / 76% increase 20-29 years: 2, 750 / 68% increase 30-39 years: 2, 587 / 69% increase 40-54 years: 5, 075 / 77% increase 55 and over: 8, 459 / 70% increase "The chin and jawline are among the first areas to show signs of aging.
Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) have high rates of diagnostic and invasive breast procedures after treatment with breast-conserving surgery (BCS) according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Breast-conserving surgery is the most common treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ and has proven to be an effective alternative to mastectomy in most women; however, the necessity for and likelihood of further diagnostic mammograms and invasive procedures following BCS are unknown. In order to determine how often diagnostic and invasive breast procedures are used for women with DCIS treated with BCS, Larissa Nekhlyudov, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and internist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and her colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente California, looked at data gathered from three large health-care systems in Massachusetts and California that studied women treated with breast conserving surgery for DCIS between 1990-2001, with follow-up for up to 10 years.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that is typically used to give a more youthful appearance to the face. Technically, it is also called a rhytidectomy. This type of cosmetic surgery reshapes the lower one-third of the face by removing excess facial skin. Some facelift procedures also include the tightening of underlying tissues. To achieve the best result, it is often combined with other additional procedures addressing the forehead, cheeks, brows and eyes. According to statistics, facelifts are increasingly popular among both men and women. The first facelift was performed in Berlin in 1901 by surgeon Eugen HollĂ nder. According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary, a rhytidectomy is: "Literally, excision of wrinkles. Usually used to designate rejuvenative surgery of the cheeks and neck performed by tightening the facial supporting structures and excising excess skin;
A study published in Science Translational Medicine, from the University of Pennsylvania, explains that scientists looking for the holy grail in beauty treatment have discovered an abnormal quantity of a protein, called Prostaglandin D2, present in the scalp of bald men, that they think may be responsible for their hair loss. Their work should lead directly to the creation of new treatments for the most common cause of hair loss in men, known as male pattern baldness. The problem of male pattern baldness is seen to varying degrees in 8 of 10 men under 70 years old. It causes hair follicles to shrink and produce microscopic hairs. These grow for a shorter duration than normal follicles, meaning that follicles just don't replace at the fast enough rate for the loss of normal ones. The prostaglandin, known as PGD2 and its derivative, 15-dPGJ2, have been shown to inhibit hair growth in both human and animal models.