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Inserting a camera into your body is a tricky process--just ask any TV or movie secret agent. James Bond and Sydney Bristow usually worry too much about bombs and conspiracies to be concerned about plastic surgery side effects. The endoscopic brow lift, endoscopic abdominoplasty, endoscopic rhinoplasty and endoscopic face lift are relatively new procedures, with chances of:
Some days, hitting the gym just doesn't work, especially when you've:
Note that the muscles running vertically, or down, your abdomen typically take a beating after birth, surgery or illness. The surgeon goes in and tightens these muscles, essentially giving you the equivalent of five sessions on the incline bench. If your skin looks like a Shar-Pei's, traditional abdominoplasty will work better for you. After all, you don't want to jiggle in the wrong places when you're on your Lifecycle.
All you've done for twenty years is work to take care of family, customers, company, and community. Suddenly you have carpal tunnel or a burn. Or you have damaged skin from cancer surgeries. Your sinuses were damaged because of hazardous breathign conditions. What do you do? Consider endoscopic cosmetic surgery. We're not talking about an endoscopic brow lift to make you feel better. Some corrective applications of endoscopic cosmetic surgery:
You've heard the saying, "I spend a fortune to look natural." In the case of plastic surgery, you may spend a fortune to, unwittingly, look like a CGI creation from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Endoscopic cosmetic surgery actually costs less than traditional plastic surgery. For example, an endoscopic face lift costs less since there is no hospital stay. The same goes for an endoscopic abdominoplasty and endoscopic brow lift.
Hospital fees are a major expense in plastic surgery, so endoscopic cosmetic surgery eliminates those. The surgeon fee for a facelift in 2004 was $4,822 according to plasticsurgery.org, but that doesn't seem as daunting when you knock off hospital fees with an endoscopic face lift. Don't worry that you'll come out looking like an orc, or even worse, as if you've obviously had a facelift. Endoscopic facelifts trim the costs, not the quality of care. You'll spend a fortune and look natural.
Colostomy. Colonoscopy. Neither of those sound pleasant--and they're not. But now you hear your cosmetic surgeon talk about endoscopy. What is it? Actually, endoscopic cosmetic surgery is a less invasive technique that involves fewer incisions. You can get many of the same procedures as traditional cosmetic surgery:
If the bruiser bouncer at the hot club in town cringes when he sees you, you are either a celebrity or a perpetually angry-looking person. Lines on your forehead and narrowed eyes can give you a homicidal look. Really, you're all sunshine. But you do get angry at the thought of having traditional plastic surgery or Botox. You like being expressive.
An endoscopic brow lift and endoscopic forehead lift can help you recover your cheery disposition. Best of all, you don't have to grin and bear it ear to ear with a lateral incision. Your surgeon typically makes three small incisions in your hairline and removes some of the muscles that produce frown lines to life your forehead and brows. Note that the loss of some of these muscles may contribute to the lack of facial expression you hate about Botox. As an alternative, try "forehead lift" creams and "Frownies" patches between your brows.
Microdermabrasion may also stimulate collagen that fills out your face. As another alternative, your eyebrow architecture may be too severe. Before you try an endoscopic face lfit or endoscopic brow lift, the BeautyBoyz, a.k.a. David Starr and Ed Russell of Palm Springs, California, recommend you stop tweezing or drawing in your eyebrows.
Visit http://beautyboyz.com/interface.htm for more information about ideal eyebrow architecture. Now when you show up at your club with your entourage, the only reason the bouncer will bow is because of the huge tip ytou give him.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|