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Breast Health and Beauty | Image Plastic Surgery

Breast health and beauty is part of the overall  health of every women. Although October was designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast health and the prevention of breast cancer is a concern that all woman carry with them throughout the year. A recent industry article reported on a study that was published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. The main point of the article was that the study highlighted changes in the breast as women age. The study was based on twins and assumed environmental factors Continue reading

The Image Center Supports Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

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The Image Center staff joined thousands of people to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk held annually in Costa Mesa, California. Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about steps we can take to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society lead the fight against this disease with groundbreaking breast Continue reading

Brides and Cosmetic Surgery | An International Trend

The growing popularity of cosmetic surgery before the big wedding day is undeniable. This comes with the not only the advancing of procedures but also with the beautiful results to last a lifetime. Brides choosing plastic surgery have become a phenomenon that has international appeal. According to recent online international article cosmetic surgery for brides– to- be has become extremely popular and for many, an automatic part of their wedding plans.Having a perfect appearance is at the top of the list for Continue reading

Should You Ask or Tell About Cosmetic Surgery?

Have you ever ran into a friend or family member that you have not seen for a long time and they look so much younger or their figures are so much more amazing than you last remembered? You are curious to know if they have had cosmetic surgery done, but don’t know how to ask them without being offensive.  According to a recent article, Mary Mitchell, the Seattle-based author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Etiquette,” — and recent face-lift patient — recently wrote about today’s new cosmetic Continue reading

Allergan Wins Ruling; Blocking Sales of Botox Alternatives

Botox has remained one of the most popular cosmetic injectable products over the past 10 years. Most of those years have been unchallenged by any competitors. According to recent online industry article a new competitor made a strong effort to enter the competitive Botox marketplace. According to the article the manufacture of Botox, Allergan, has won a court case that was filed against the company thatmakes a Botox alternative geared toward the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Continue reading

Plastic Surgery | Retouching in Magazines.. How Much is To Much?

Plastic surgery and celebrities seem to go together especially in Southern California. Photoshop and other retouching software packages have come under heavy scrutiny in recent years specifically when they’re used to promote models in advertising.  According to recent Glamour.com article, the heavy criticism against advertisers who frequently Photoshop their models is becoming an increasing trend.According to the article important health organizations, like the American Medical Continue reading

Mariah Carey | Digital Enhancements or Plastic Surgery?

Celebrities are constantly under the microscope when it comes to their appearance. A recent blog post in The Orange County Register took shots at Mariah Carey. Plastic surgery rumors are no surprise for Mariah Carey, but her recent promotional photo for American Idol sent the bloggers and rumor mill swirling. According to the article different sources allege that she lost 50 pounds with the click of a mouse. They point to her flawless skin and hourglass figure and Continue reading

Rhinoplasty | What a Patient Should Know

In this age of information overload most everyone knows that the term rhinoplasty refers to a surgical procedure of the nose. Some people refer to it as a ‘nose job ‘and it is one of the plastic surgery procedures that is most misunderstood. Rhinoplasty in general, is more challenging for patients to understand realistically what their expectations should be concerning the results. Rhinoplasty is not a simple procedure that any medical doctor can perform well. It is vital that plastic surgery procedure’s, including rhinoplasty, be performed Continue reading

Plastic Surgery | Choosing a Reputable Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery is a decision that requires research on many different levels. Plastic Surgery patients must first and foremost be sure they are choosing a plastic surgeon that is well established. According to a recent industry article, cosmetic surgeons with no permanent practice location are becoming the new drifters. According to one article only 21 of our states require licensing and/or accreditation of offices in which surgery is performed.  Doctors who do not meet this qualification simply drift to states in which Continue reading

Plastic Surgery | Wrinkle Promises: Facts or Fiction

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Plastic surgery results are not results cosmetic companies should claim with their products.Cosmetic companies continue to market heavily and devote much effort to attract the baby boomer population with big promises to reduce and/or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. The promises are grandiose, but there are patients who are willing to try the products usually before plastic surgery. According to a recent Orange County Register blog post, a consumer watchdog group is pressuring Neutrogena to ease up on its Continue reading

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