Last Year, Nearly One Million Canadians had Cosmetic Enhancement, and that Number Grows Every Year.
Maclean’s Magazine April 26, 2010, www.macleans.ca
To reduce forehead wrinkles, you’ll need a browlift. The “endoscopic” approach involved making several small incisions then using fine instruments to modify the forehead muscles to decrease wrinkles and lift eyebrows. The “open” approach creates a cut across the top of the scalp, hidden in the hair. Then the parts of the muscles that cause frown lines, as well as excess skin, are removed or modified. To avoid a “surprised” look, Dr. Conrad ensures that the eyebrows are reshaped during the operation, rather than simply lifted.
What’s new? “Botox® injectable fillers and laser resurfacing can be combined with this procedure for either a subtle or more dramatic look,” says Dr. Peter Adamson, an FPS-O in Toronto. A new procedure,” the short scar mini browlift, smoothes the temple area, may take less than an hour to perform and can improve the hooding of the upper eyelid, which often starts in your early 40s,” says Dr. Richard Rival, an FPS-O in Newmarket, Ont. and Toronto.
Breast augmentation uses saline or silicone gel-filled implants to change the shape and size of your breasts. Cohesive silicone gel implants may feel more natural and are less likely to rupture or cause problems, meaning the only reason you’d have them replaced is if you wanted to change the size or shape.
What’s new? “If you’ve had a breast biopsy, we can now fill the indent by removing fat from your mid-section and injecting it in your breast,” says Dr. Carman. For breast lifts, surgeons can use shorter scars to enhance the shape in a less invasive way.
This procedure is used to remove loose skin and excess fat, and tighten the muscle layers of the abdomen, particularly after childbearing. The incision is hidden in the bikini line, so you can wear a bikini without showing the scar.
You may not know: You should wait until at least four months after having your last child to have a tummy tuck. Dr. Carman explains, “Having another pregnancy right after a tummy tuck is not harmful, but it will reverse sow of the benefits of the procedure.”