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Spring Makeup Trends

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cosmetic make-upSpring is in full swing and it calls for bright, fresh colors especially in Face Makeup trends. This year there are plenty of options for natural looks and bold ones alike. These new makeup trends allow playing up one feature or trying different trends at once. Below is a list of easy and wearable makeup trends that fit all sorts of facial features and skin tones.

Beauty Trends to Try

  1. Lips: The trend for lips to look out for is berry and orange color lips. With the berry color, if it is applied sheer then it is appropriate for the spring season. The effect is supposed to be as if you have just bit into some fresh berries. A gloss or a stain can do the trick. As for orange lips, it can be worn sheer or opaque. A bright, vibrant orange applied straight from the lipstick tube is the most popular finish.
  2. Eyes: The four eyeshadow colors that are popular for spring are blue, white, gold, and green. The most prominent shade of blue is dark blue or navy. As for white, the effect is a wash of iridescence and gives off an ethereal look. For gold, it is more of an antique, burnished gold effect. With green, it is a chartreuse color but with a softer wash. All colors can be worn as an all over lid color or as a liner for a subtle effect.
  3. Skin: Skin is glowing this season and to achieve that mix a liquid illuminator in foundation or use soft highlight powder and dust it on the middle of the forehead, down the bridge of the nose and on tops of cheekbones.

Take the Next Step with Plastic Surgery

logo (1)The power of makeup can transform dramatically, but sometimes it is not enough and some would want a permanent change. At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, we offer all sorts of facial procedures to give you the symmetry you want. Whether you want plastic surgery for a new nose, younger looking eyes or fuller lips, we can help you. If you have certain Types of Plastic Surgery in mind, contact Dr. Angelchik’s office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Get Ready for Bikini Season

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beautiful bikini bodyThe warmer weather is just peeking through and it is only going to get hotter for bikini season. There are so many trends to try out it can become a little overwhelming on what is in season and what looks great for each body type. Below are some ideas on what types of swimsuits and bikini looks to go for this season.

What to Expect in Swimwear

  1. Prints: Really bold splashy prints are everywhere this season. It does not matter if it is a one piece, monokini or two piece, there are lots of prints to choose from such as floral, geometric, stripes, animal, and graphic designs on every style of swimwear.
  2. Athletic inspired: Athletic swimwear are not just reserved for Olympians. Some of the athletic inspired swimsuits this season have exposed front zippers, actual sleeves and mock turtle neck detail.
  3. Cut outs: While the monokini has been around for a while, there are new swimsuit looks with some alluring cut outs. Whether it is multiple cut outs or intricate crossed straps, the details have been more unique.
  4. Mixed patterns: Another popular trend has been mixing patterns. There are styles where a printed top is paired with solid colored bottoms or a printed top is paired with a differently printed bottom. The trick to pull it off is to have the color scheme similar all around.
  5. Retro silhouette: You can never go wrong with a retro style bathing suit. It fits all sorts of body types whether it’s a high waisted bottom with an underwire top or a one piece with all over ruching.

Getting the Perfect Body For Bikini Season

For some, getting that desired bikini ready body can be difficult with just diet and exercise. At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, we offer all sorts of body contouring procedures to help achieve your desired look. Whether you want to slim up the arms, thighs or tummy, we can help you. If you want to get the body you have always wanted, contact Dr. Angelchik’s office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Facial Reconstruction with 3D Printing

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In September 2012, a man named Stephen Power from the United Kingdom was involved in a motorbike crash that led him to getting facial reconstruction. He was left with other injuries such as broken bones to both arms, cheekbones, eye sockets, and upper jaw. His limb injuries were taken care of right away, but it took  a second surgery to restructure his face. While most of his facial injuries were taken care of right away, he was still left with a distorted left cheek and eye socket. Recently, he was able to receive advanced facial reconstruction with the help of 3D printing.

3D Printing Repairs Facial Damage

The reason his facial reconstruction took a few more months to plan was due to the ophthalmologists not wanting to damage his eyesight any further during the first surgery. Although Power’s eyesight mostly recovered, the surgeons did not get “his left cheekbone in the right place” and they did not “even try to reconstruct the very thin bones around his eye socket” during Power’s first surgery. Power’s surgical team got back together to “’virtually plan’ the surgery to restore symmetry to Mr. Power’s face.” With the help of 3D scanning, the surgical team “designed guides to cut and re-position the bones, and plates to hold them in place. All the models – including the guides and titanium implants –were made using 3D printing.” The technology helped the surgeons be more precise when mapping out the facial guidelines. The surgeons were able to make Power’s face more symmetrical with precision cutting the bones, reposition and custom 3D implants. Power’s has said that the facial reconstruction surgery has made him “look a lot better.”

Facial Surgery Giving New Lease on Life

Advancing technology is making it possible to make medical and plastic surgery more helpful. At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, we are always up to date with what new things are happening in the plastic surgery field. If you are searching for a trusted source of plastic surgery, contact Dr. Angelchik’s office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

A New Approach for Breast Reconstruction Patients Reduces Opioid Use and Hospital Stays

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A Mayo Clinic study showed a new technique with helping patients recovering from breast reconstruction surgery. This new technique includes “new pain control techniques, preventive anti-nausea treatment and getting women eating and walking soon after free flap breast reconstruction surgery.” This study found positive results and has been used on plastic surgery at Mayo Clinic.

New Recovery Procedure Helps Patients Heal

This new recovery approach for breast reconstruction patients is known as the “enhanced recovery pathway.” The opioid painkiller that patients use after surgery “declined with the new method.” Also, patients reported “less pain at 24 hours after surgery than those who received the traditional approach.” The patients given this new method have responded positively. Since this new method helps patients ease from the transition from surgery to recovery, this can help patients’ “apprehension and anxiety preoperatively and they go into surgery with a better mindset.” One doctor involved with the study has said, “The majority do not think it was as painful as they thought it would be after surgery.” The patients receiving the pathway method have been happier and getting out of the hospital faster. The recovery pathway was a collaborative effort between anesthesiologists, pharmacists and nursing staff. The development included “preoperative analgesics to help prevent pain; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories; use of the nerve-numbing agent liposomal bupivacaine in the surgical site during surgery; avoiding postoperative opioids; giving preventive nausea treatment; resuming food and walking soon after surgery; and avoiding routine intensive care unit monitoring.” Also, there are plans for a cost-savings study in connection to this.

Making It Easier for Surgery

At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, we always make it a priority that all our patients have a comfortable recovery time after surgery. With each consultation, we go through the process of each procedure to give our patients a peace of mind. If you are thinking about plastic surgery, call Dr. Angelchik’s office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

File Under the Elective and Bizarre: Surgery for Slimming Toes

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A couple of years back there was an elective surgery that emerged that made toes look slimmer. With women wanting to fit into those designer shoes that are made on the smaller side, some would go that extra mile for the right fit. It is called ‘toe-besity’ and it is nicknamed for the perception of fat toes. Some Cosmetic Surgery Doctors call it ridiculous while others are fine with the idea as long as the result makes the patient happy.

Looks and Practicality in Plastic Surgery

The toe slimming procedure is not just for aesthetic reasons, it also helps those, who opt for the surgery, fit into whatever narrow or dainty shoe style that comes in every season. While something like toe shortenings have been around for a while, toe slimming has been fairly recent. Some plastic surgeons are fine with performing the procedure while some do not agree with it. One doctor has said, “I don’t think it’s ethical unless you’re having pain.” This type of procedure is elective and insurance will not cover it which the Plastic Surgery Price Range is hundreds to thousands of dollars. As with all medical and Plastic Surgery Procedures there are risks when going through with the toe slimming procedure such as “anesthesia, deformity of the toe if the surgery is not done right, a risk of reoccurrence and the risk of surgery in general. It’s trauma to the foot.” While the toe slimming surgery is available, there is no forecasting whether it would rise in popularity.

Cosmetic Surgery is a Personal Choice

While the article is about a small procedure, there are still risks involved. That is why a consultation is important when considering any elective cosmetic surgery. At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, he will go over on what to expect with any procedure and answer any questions thoroughly. If you are thinking about cosmetic surgery, contact Dr. Angelchik’s office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Infections from Fillers

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botoxREX2504_228x301Fillers are commonly used to smooth out wrinkles or create fuller lips, but Injectable Fillers do pose a risk for side effects. One of the side effects is the form of subcutaneous lumps “that are difficult to treat and which – in isolated cases – have led to lesions that simply will not heal.” Recent research by the University of Copenhagen found that this type of side effect in fillers is caused by bacterial infections.

Fillers for Cosmetic Procedures

What was once for only trauma treatment, fillers have made its way to the cosmetic field. It was previously believed that the side effect of subcutaneous lumps was from an “auto-immune or allergic reaction to the gel injected,” but it is actually “due to bacteria injected in connection with the cosmetic procedure.” Also, the fillers “act as incubators for infection, and all it takes is as few as ten bacteria to create an ugly lesion and a tough film of bacterial material known as biofilm.” Biofilm is impossible to treat because it is resistant to antibiotics. Some cosmetics practitioners refuse to acknowledge that the side effects are caused by bacteria and stand by the belief that it is an allergic reaction and will still treat the side effect with steroids; which is the “worst possible treatment because steroid injections exacerbate the condition and give the bacteria free rein.” But, the filler manufacturers have accepted that the filler can act as a bacteria incubator. With this acknowledgement, good hygiene and awareness has become important. It is recommended that patients keep skin makeup free a month before the procedure and researchers are suggesting “injecting antibiotics together with the filler itself during the cosmetic treatment process.”

Being Careful with Beauty Treatments

Whether it is a simple beauty treatment or an under the knife procedure, you can never be too cautious when going through with it. At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, they always do a thorough consultation with each patient to make sure each patient qualifies for which ever procedure is requested. Also, Dr. Angelchik still has his Spring Special on Restylane at $475 per 1ml syringe. So, take advantage of this beauty treatment in expert hands.

Celebrity Face Swap

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With news and social media inundating the masses with celebrity gossip and fashions, it is inevitable that those who catch up with a certain celebrity might want to emulate what the celebrity has. There are those who admire a celebrity so much that he or she would resort to plastic surgery to get the admired celebrity features.

Resorting to Plastic Surgery

Back then, those who got celebrity inspired plastic surgery only took physical attributes to consideration. Now, some take personality and charisma of a celebrity as inspiration. A woman named Kitty recently underwent six plastic surgeries to look like Jennifer Lawrence. Kitty not only thinks the actress is beautiful, she is also drawn to her “spunky and fun” personality. The six procedures that Kitty went through were liposuction for her face and body, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and fat grafts to her buttocks and cheeks. These days it takes more than just a star’s physical attributes to inspire a plastic surgery change; it is a combination of “personality, good looks and self-empowerment.” But, wanting certain features of a celebrity is not always a guarantee. The plastic surgeon who has worked on Kitty has said that he has evaluated “14 to 15,000 new consultants” and he could “tell very quickly within a matter of a minute if the patient is well adjusted or not well adjusted for whatever the procedure they might present.” Kitty was able to qualify getting the Plastic Surgery Procedures since she resembles the actress in a less refined way and has a logical standpoint on getting the procedures.

Using Cosmetic Surgery as Refinement

While it is understandable to want a feature(s) like a favorite celebrity, there are things to take into consideration like how realistic are the expectations and can the end result be achieved with Cosmetic Procedures? At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, he offers free in-person consultations that allow a potential patient an opportunity to asks questions and learn about the risks. Also, as a reminder, his practice is offering a Spring Specials deal of 10% off surgeon’s fee for a cosmetic surgery/procedure until April 30, 2014.

Beard Transplants on the Rise Because of Hipsters

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In New York, hipsters in Brooklyn are getting beard transplants to keep up with the full beard trend. The procedure allows men, who cannot grow a thick, full beard on their own, be able to grow a beard that is less patchy and thin. Local New York plastic surgeons have said that requests for beard transplants have grown in the recent months.

Facial Hair Transplant Getting Trendy

The average cost of a facial hair transplant is around $8,500. The procedure involves taking hair from other parts of the patients’ body such as the scalp or chest and transplanting the donor hair to the face. Some New York plastic surgeons are doing two or three facial hair transplant procedures a week as compared to just a “handful each year a couple of years ago.” The New York plastic surgeons get this type of request mostly from Brooklyn residents, especially from Williamsburg, Bushwick and Park Slope. The full beard trend rose due to the help of hipsters and a beard is “a masculine look” and an “important male identifier.” The procedure is also popular amongst female-to-male transgenders, Hasidic Jews and males who are not that hairy. Some do it to either feel younger or look older. The results are totally natural and can be shaved and grown back like a natural beard.

Cosmetic Surgery to Keep Up with Trends

logo (1)There are times when an individual seeks cosmetic surgery that may seem unusual to the masses, but it is okay if it makes the individual happy. At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, the cosmetic surgery procedures offered are more traditional, but it is done with expert hands and reputable experience. Speaking of which, the last day for Dr. Angelchik’s New Year’s special offer is today (February 28) and Jana Dreebin’s extended office hours are held tomorrow (March 1). If you want a cosmetic surgery procedure done, contact Dr. Angelchik’s office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Minors No Longer Allowed Plastic Surgery in Taiwan

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Effective immediately, the country of Taiwan has banned any “medically unnecessary” plastic surgery performed on minors under the age of 18. The reason for this ban is to help protect beauty obsessed teens from getting procedures without thinking about the health risks. While the plastic surgery ban on minors has noble intentions, skeptics are afraid that minors can still maneuver around the ban with something as simple as lying about their age.

No Cosmetic Surgery for Minors

The Ministry of Health and Welfare has announced that doctors in Taiwan are no longer allowed to perform Cosmetic Procedures such as nose jobs, breast augmentation or the popular double eyelid surgery that makes eyes look bigger. Any doctors who do not comply with the new law face a fine of up to TW$500,000 or roughly $16,500 USD and “a year’s suspension if found in violation of the new rule” and risk losing their license altogether. Taiwan used to allow minors to receive cosmetic surgery under the permission of their parents or legal guardian before the ban. But, some say the ban would not detract those who still want the surgery and can lie about their age to get the procedure. Officials say this ban is necessary as “invasive procedures are not good for youngsters who are still growing.” The ban was enacted due to reports of children as young as nine years old getting procedures with unsuccessful results.

Seek a Plastic Surgeon Responsibly

The story above takes place half way around the world, but the debate on minors getting Plastic Surgery Procedures hits close to home. Some minors in the U.S. seek plastic surgery to stop bullying or heighten self-esteem, but it should be done with careful consideration. Those who seek a plastic surgeon should know the possible risks when considering cosmetic surgery. If you are seeking a reputable plastic surgeon, contact Dr. Angelchik to see if a procedure you are seeking is right for you.

Plastic Surgery for Necks and Buttocks Growing

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New statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that plastic surgery for the neck and buttock area is on the rise. Along with those procedures, eyelid and facelifts are up. The possible main reason for the spike in plastic surgery performed is better technology and products available.

Increase for Cosmetic Surgery

In 2013, there were more than “15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures” performed, which was a three percent increase from the previous year. Rhinoplasty, liposuction and laser hair removal met a decline, but reconstructive surgeries increased by 2 percent in 2013 from the previous year. The contribution for the increase of Plastic Surgery Procedures in 2013 is “better technology and new products, including a facial filler that uses hyaluronic acid to treat mid-face volume loss as well as two types of silicone gel breast implants recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.” Facial rejuvenation has seen a boom in 2013 with “more Americans opting for facelifts, forehead lifts, eyelid surgery, fillers and peels.” The minimally invasive procedures that saw an increase in 2013 was Botox, soft tissue fillers and chemical peels. The two new Cosmetic Procedures that are on the rise are buttock augmentation and neck lifts. Buttock augmentation saw a 16 percent increase in 2013 while neck lifts were up by six percent.

Seek a Reputable Plastic Surgeon for Your Needs

logo (1)At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, we offer a wide variety of procedures that are sure to help you get the face or body you desire. We still have our New Year’s specials going on until February 28 and, also, our very own Jana Dreebin has extended office hours on March 1 (great for those who cannot make it to her regular office hours) for facial rejuvenation procedures. If you want to talk to a reputable plastic surgeon, contact Dr. Angelchik’s office to set up an appointment for a consultation.

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