Have you ever felt that you were born as the wrong gender, or that your biological sex doesn’t represent who you truly are? If so, you are not alone. A survey of 10,000 people undertaken in 2012 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that 1% of the population surveyed expressed gender dysmorphia, to some extent. Gender dysmorphia is the mismatch between sex and gender identity, and it is a recognized medical condition. Some people with gender dysphoria have a strong and persistent desire to live according to their gender identity, rather than their biological sex. People who feel this way, who are sometimes called transsexual or trans, may choose to undergo treatments to make their physical appearance more consistent with their gender identity.
Have you considered changing your appearance to better align with your gender identity? If so, here are a few important options for you to consider. Transitioning your appearance to align with your gender identity is a journey that may take years to complete and will require you to make some life-changing decisions. Having a strong support system and the help of highly qualified medical professionals whom you trust will help ease your transition.
1 in every 8 women are affected by breast cancer, and must wrap their mind around the possibility of losing their breasts. While some women survive cancer with their breasts intact, many others opt for a double mastectomy in order to fully remove cancerous tissue and prevent it from coming back. A mastectomy is a dramatic procedure that removes as much of the breast tissue as possible, leaving survivors with a flat chest. Some patients wear protheses to regain their curves, while other survivors are content with their post-surgical appearance. However, women who are concerned about losing their breasts should consider their options for breast reconstructive surgery. The benefits of breast reconstruction surgery go beyond aesthetics. In fact, a recent review in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons found that women who choose breast reconstruction show improvements in mental health, social functioning and body image, compared to those who don’t.
We’ve all heard it before: The eyes are the windows to the soul. So what does it say about you if the windows to your soul make you look old and tired?
If you’ve experienced this – people commenting on how your eyes make you look old, tired, even sad – don’t worry; you’re not alone. If you’ve been thinking about getting “your eyes done” to solve the problem, you’re still not alone. In 2015, over 139,000 women and 30,000 men went under the knife for eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty, if you want to use the medical term).
Wait… so how does blepharoplasty work, exactly? What will it do to my appearance? What can I expect? All good questions, and we’re here to answer them.
Having children is one of the most rewarding things a person can do. Think about how often your children make you laugh and smile, and how much you’ve learned from them! No matter how much you love being a mom, it’s natural to feel a twinge of remorse when thinking about your pre-baby body. Having a baby (or multiple babies!) changes a woman’s body in unprecedented ways. For example, many young women think that having children will enlarge their breasts. However, the reality is that many women’s breasts lose volume and appear to sag when they are done breastfeeding. Weight gain is another natural consequence of having children that can change the shape of a woman’s body. Even women who are able to go back to their pre-baby weight often notice stubborn pockets of fat that weren’t there before, and won’t budge with diet or exercise.
Many women who have already undergone breast augmentation still schedule consultations because they have important questions or concerns about their breasts. Hopefully I can answer some of these questions in this blog post. If you’ve undergone breast augmentation and aren’t perfectly happy with the results, it’s normal to want to talk to a new plastic surgeon about your concerns. Similarly, if you’re having trouble with your breast implants or they’re causing you pain, it’s very important to talk to a healthcare professional.
Ear surgery isn’t exactly the most glamorous plastic surgery procedure, but it can make a huge difference in a person’s life. This is especially true for kids who are teased or made fun of due to the appearance of their ears.
If you’re considering ear surgery (either for yourself or your child), you probably have a lot of questions. We’ve compiled several questions about ear surgery that we’ve received from patients over the years. Keep reading – you may find the answers to your own questions right here!
Making the decision to have plastic surgery is not necessarily easy. After all, it is a choice that will impart your appearance for the rest of your life. Deciding who you want to perform the surgery requires even more research and consideration! If you’re serious about having plastic surgery, the next step is to start your search for a plastic surgeon. Before you reach out to any plastic surgeons, have a clear understanding of what results you want, and what you’d be willing to do to obtain them. Here are a few things to consider before you start meeting with prospective plastic surgeons.
Americans like big butts, and the numbers don’t lie. Last year, plastic surgeons in the U.S. performed nearly 10,000 buttock augmentations, up from the approximately 8,500 done in 2012, according to new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
American standards of beauty have changed drastically since the 1990’s, when the “heroin chic” look popularized by designers like Calvin Klein and models like Kate Moss, was influential. While tall, painfully thin, and angular body types set the standard for American beauty in the 1990s, people today seem to have more of an appreciation for curves. Celebrities with hourglass figures like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez have gained fame for their voluptuous derrières and people are taking note. More and more women who want to enhance their natural curves and and add volume to their buttocks are electing for a Brazilian butt lift.
Your decision to get plastic surgery is something you will have to live with for many years. It is, quite literally, a life-altering choice. If the results of your procedure were as amazing as you hoped they would be, good for you! But what if they weren’t? What if you entrusted your body to an inexperienced and poorly trained plastic surgeon? The results could be traumatic.
The plastic surgeon you choose to perform your desired procedure plays a critical role in the outcome. But how do you pick the one that’s right for you? Dr. LaDawn Talbott, a leading Reno plastic surgeon, shares some advice. Here are the things you need to consider when vetting doctors and their qualifications.
Having children and being a mother is a blessing. Watching your children learn and grow every day is an almost magical experience. However, having children can permanently alter your body in ways that aren’t flattering. Belly fat, wider hips, sagging skin, and flattened breasts are all hazards of childbearing and breast feeding. If you are a mother who struggles with your self-image, remember that it’s very common for a woman to love her children and family while feeling uncomfortable with her post-baby body.
The good news is that there is a solution for women who want to recreate their pre-baby bodies: the mommy makeover. Mommy makeovers are customized with multiple plastic surgery procedures that target the trouble areas of women who are done having babies. Mommy makeovers often include a tummy tuck and liposuction to achieve a contoured shape and narrow waistline, and a breast lift or breast augmentation to return the breasts to their full and perky state. While this may sound extreme, according to a survey from RealSelf, 98% of mommy makeover patients say that they feel happier overall after surgery.
Because mommy makeovers entail multiple surgical procedures, the importance of proper planning cannot be understated. Follow these dos and don’ts to prepare for your mommy makeover procedure: