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Lip Service

before/after dermal fillerPlastic surgeons have long debated the mechanisms aging-related changes in the face: Are they related more to “deflation” or “sagging”? A new study helps settle the debate, showing significant loss of volume in the upper lip in older adults, reports the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®.
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Daddy Do Overs

Smiling manNoninvasive cosmetic treatments continue to grow in popularity, especially among men. Noninvasive treatments can provide great results for both men and women, but men tend to have their own specific set of aesthetic concerns.

A recent study found many more men are taking advantage of the same procedures long associated with women. The study indicates that more than 1 million men had cosmetic work done in 2018 – which is a 29% increase since 2000. Nearly half a million Botox injections were performed as well as another 100,000 “filler” procedures for men in 2018.

The decision by men to try a face-lift or other procedure has been nicknamed the “Daddy-Do-Over” — referencing the “Mommy Makeover” for women.
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Non-surgical Cosmetic Predictions for 2018

Crystal ballIn order to gain a perspective on cosmetic predictions for 2018, its useful to understand what we saw occur in 2017.

One might blame technology for the increase in non-surgical treatments in 2017. Which technologies? One is probably in your hand, purse, pocket or belt holster right now… your smartphone and selfies and social media.
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The Rise of Non-Surgical Options

Popular OptionsAfter years of steady rises, it may come as a bit of a surprise to some that cosmetic surgery is on the decline. Many surgeons are also reporting a reduction in the number of procedures a patient has at one time. Instead of several simultaneous procedures, patients are opting for single ones. More often than not, the economy and job insecurity is getting blamed.

However, there is a rise in what you can have done without surgery. Many people don’t have the time to spend two weeks off work recovering from a facelift but want a little bit of improvement, so they’re looking at non-surgical options.
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