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Ideal Time for Plastic Surgery Is Early 50s, Survey Says

One in three women said they are concerned enough with their appearance that they would consider plastic surgery, according to a UK survey covered in the Daily Mail. The sample from the survey included 3,000 women ages 40 to 65 and asked questions about specific procedures as well as the ideal celebrity appearance for women of a certain age.

Women over 40 selected model Twiggy as “the perfect advertisement” for women over 60. Meanwhile, editor of Saga Magazine, Emma Soames, who carried out the survey said Helen Mirren (and her well-publicized bikini photographs) put pressure on older women to look a certain way.

Perhaps photos like that, as well as a personal desire for increased self-confidence, are what push some women to consider plastic surgery. According to the survey, one-fifth of the women between 40 and 60 said they would get a facelift to combat signs of aging, while nearly a third said they would choose to look 20 years younger over being a millionaire.

Additionally, a quarter of the women surveyed expressed interest in an eyelift procedure, nearly one-third said they desired a tummy tuck and 29% who said they would not go under the knife favored Botox and chemical peels to appear younger.

More than just cosmetic procedures, the survey found women spend an average of £137 ($216) per year on anti-aging creams. Women over 50 are five times more likely to wear padded bras than their mothers at the same age, according to the survey, and 62% of women surveyed feel they are judged more harshly on appearance than previous generations.

The survey highlights a growing interest and acceptance of plastic surgery procedures, not only in the UK, but also around the world. To learn more about the increasing popularity of many of these procedures, contact Dr. Ringler in his Grand Rapids practice.

Archive for December, 2010:

Ideal Time for Plastic Surgery Is Early 50s, Survey Says

Aesthetic treatment maker, Obagi, has announced a new alternative to Latisse for individuals who struggle with inadequate lashes. ELASTILash can provide patients with fuller, thicker lashes over the course of a few weeks. Patients should not expect any discoloration of the eyelid nor an effect on iris pigmentation.

A recent clinical trial of users of ELASTILash, a peptide-based solution, found that 70 percent of patients found their eyelashes to be fuller and thicker after four to six weeks of treatment.

ELASTILash is a hypoallergenic product and has been tested by both dermatologists and ophthalmologists. The treatment is available through a surgeon for home-use. To apply, the patient will generously brush the ELASTILash formula along the base of the lash each night before bedtime.

Contact Dr. Ringler in Grand Rapids, MI for more information about ELASTILash and other skin care products.

Archive for December, 2010:

Ideal Time for Plastic Surgery Is Early 50s, Survey Says

This year, on his annual Pardcast-a-Thon 2010, podcast host Jimmy Pardo raised more than $27,000, which goes to helping Smile Train, a charity whose mission is to correct cleft lip and palates of children in developing countries.

While last year’s charitable haul of more than $16,000 was impressive, adding three hours to his nine-hour podcast helped Pardo handily exceed this year’s goal of $20,000. The podcast, which was held November 26 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. PT, featured appearances from celebrities.

Pardo and his celeb friends turned out to help Smile Train provide cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children in developing countries. Due to cleft palates, these children will often have trouble speaking and therefore success socially, at school or in the work force can be increasingly difficult; all it takes to repair many of these cleft lip and palates is just $250 and approximately 45 minutes time, according to Smile Train. Given that this year’s podcast raised more than $27,000, at least 108 children will be able to have the surgery, thanks to Pardo’s efforts.

The procedure itself is fairly straightforward. When repairing a cleft lip, the surgeon pulls together the muscle and skin of the lip and creates the original shape of the mouth and restores muscle function. Cleft palate surgeries are somewhat more involved and require the surgeon to close the separation on the roof of the mouth through making incisions and joining the muscle and tissue flaps inside the mouth.

In 1997, Dr. Ringler and his wife founded the Michigan Chapter of Operation Smile, a similar organization, which provides cleft lip and palate surgeries to children worldwide.

Archive for December, 2010:

Ideal Time for Plastic Surgery Is Early 50s, Survey Says

The prevalence and frequency of the use of facial injectables has influenced some individuals to believe they can administer these drugs themselves—without a Ph.D. While wrinkle and facial fillers like Botox can be safely administered by a doctor, some untrained people have found ways to procure the drugs online and are choosing unwisely to take matters into their own hands in an effort to save a little money.

According to the Courier Post Online, Lynn Tibbets, a woman from New Jersey ordered Restylane treatments online from Canada and Switzerland over the course of two years. While she initially performed the injections herself without major issue, on one occasion she injected too much Restylane, which resulted in a large donut-shaped accumulation on her face.

Luckily, Tibbets’ doctor was able to remove the mass without much issue, but Tibbets decided the cost savings of ordering facial injectables online did not outweigh the risks to her health.

Though using injectable fillers is not a surgical procedure, the process still requires the proper training and skill that a doctor possesses and should only be performed by a professional to achieve the desired result safely.

Contact Dr. Ringler’s office in Grand Rapids, MI for information on a variety of safe, professional injectable treatments.

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