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Fifty percent of plastic surgeons reported using social media in their professional practice, according to recent study results.
“Social media platforms represent a dynamic and powerful tool to educate, engage, market to and directly communicate with patients and professional colleagues,” researcher Reza Jarrahy, MD, associate clinical professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said in a press release. “However, for plastic surgeons, the potential benefits associated with using this tool must be balanced against its potential pitfalls.”
Researchers sent an anonymous, 26-question email survey to 5,138 members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Answers were analyzed for prevalent patterns of social media implementation. Five hundred ASPS members (9.7% response rate) completed the survey, with 40.2% of respondents being aged older than 55 years and 38.1% aged 45 to 55 years. Forty-six percent reported more than 20 years of clinical experience; 10% had been in practice fewer than 6 years.
About half (50.4%) of respondents reported using social media in their practice. Facebook was used most often, followed by LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
The primary response for using social media in practice was that it was “inevitable” (56.7%), followed by it being an effective marketing/advertising tool (52.1%), providing a patient-education forum (49%) and improving networking with peers and colleagues (27.8%). Reasons for not using social media included maintaining a sense of professionalism (54.1%), preserving patient confidentiality (48.8%) and becoming too accessible (45.9%).
Social media was more likely to be used by surgeons who primarily practiced aesthetic surgery. A majority of respondents (64.6%) reported that it had no effect on their practice, while 33.8% reported a positive impact and 1.5% reported a negative effect.
“There is a definite interest among those surveyed in developing best practice standards and oversight to ensure ethical use of social media platforms throughout the plastic surgery community,” the researchers concluded.
A national chain of cosmetic enhancement clinics have come under fire from a series of online magazines for their adverts — because the women featured weren’t perfect enough.
MYA Cosmetic Surgery, whose celebrity clientele includes Imogen Thomas and members of TOWIE, submitted adverts to a number of online publications featuring common problem areas of patients, only to be told to replace the images with something considered more aesthetically palatable.
The adverts were a response to the recently published Cosmetic Surgery Review and a conscious decision to move away from using celebrities.
The promotion included photographs of body areas of real women with real problems pinching at their ‘muffin tops’, ‘jelly bellies’, and ‘bingo wings’, which illustrate the most common problem areas, according to MYA.
Advertisers at several magazines rejected the images, requesting that the body area shots be replaced with the body of a slim, tanned model in a bikini.
Michael Tilley, MYA’s marketing manager said in a statement: “We are trying to respond to the Sir Bruce Keogh Review by using real women with real problems in our promotions rather than celebrity patients but it seems that the publishers cannot move away from the images of Victoria’s Secrets-esque bikini models. What the magazines objected to was posting pictures of models with real problem areas.”
Social media is all about seeing and being seen, so it’s not surprising that the ubiquity and frequency of posts are fueling our vanity.
All the constant attention to social media can make us feel connected, but at the same time might fuel some nor-so-pretty pretty emotions as well. A study from researchers in Berlin reported that scanning friends’ Facebook pages and photos can trigger feelings of envy and even loneliness. A TODAY Show survey of 7,000 American moms found that 42% suffer from “Pinterest stress,” and worry they are not creative enough compared to other moms, which can result in hours of late night clicking through pictures of birthday party favors for inspiration.
Now the annual poll from the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) reports that social media activity may be driving an uptick in plastic surgery requests.
The survey polled 752 of the AAFPRS’ board-certified facial plastic surgeons on the trends in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. This year, one finding stuck out: surgeons are seeing a 31% increase in plastic surgery requests as a result of how people wanted to present themselves on social media.
“We live in a very visual world, and have come to expect that we will be ‘Googled’ or ‘Facebooked’ even before actually meeting someone socially or professionally,” says Dr. Sam Rizk, an AAFPRS member and director of Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery in New York. “I see a lot of men and women who are executives or high profile so they are in the public eye. Their photos get taken all the time and they never know where they may end up. Between high definition television, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, how you look in photos and video clips has definitely become a driver for all cosmetic procedures from Botox to neck lifts.”
BELMONT (WABC) — After 45 years of marriage, Marciano Ramirez now lives in his Washington Heights apartment alone. The solitude is excruciating.
“Every time I think of her I want to cry,” he said.
Back in February police sources say his wife, Minerva Rodriguez, went to a Bronx apartment to get buttock augmentation.
“I don’t know what they did. They were going to put something in her butt. I don’t know, like the women do. It looks like they injected her with something poisonous. The moment they put that in her she became ill,” Ramirez said.
Vomiting uncontrollably, Rodriguez was taken to St. Barnabas hospital where she died hours after the procedure. In April, the medical examiner determined Rodriguez died of “acute lidocaine intoxication.” Lidocaine is a local anesthetic typically used to numb the area being injected. But in this case, the medical examiner ruled her death a homicide because Rodriguez received ” lidocaine injections by non-medical unlicensed person.”
“This is certainly enough. Even less than this would do it,” Paul H. Rosenberg, M.D. plastic surgeon, said.
Rosenberg says even a 50 ML vile would kill someone.
“Absolutely,” he said.
Rosenberg, a plastic surgeon for more than 20 years now, says the bulk of his patients come to him to repair botched plastic surgery. Sources say Rodriguez had 12 incisions in her buttocks way too many, according to Dr. Rosenberg.
“The whole augmentation is done through one incision in my hands. There are others that do it through two or three,” Rosenberg said.
Miles: “But have you ever heard of 12?”
Rosenberg: “Never. Not by a licensed physician.”
Miles: “That just sounds&?”
Rosenberg: “Insane. And unnecessary.”
Dr. Rosenberg has a sizeable Latin American clientele and says in these cases there’s a huge trust factor. In most cases, the unlicensed medical person convinces the patient, this is procedure they have performed in their home country.
Miles: “Is she licensed in the Dominican Republic?”
Luis /Suspect’s Son: “No. We don’t live in DR right now, so no. She’s not licensed.”
Miles: “Does she have any kind of medical license?”
Luis /Suspect’s Son: “Yes.”
Miles: “What kind of medical license does she have?”
Luis /Suspect’s Son: “I wouldn’t know how to tell you. I don’t know about all her things. I’m just her son.”
An arrest warrant has been issued for 57 year old Julia Garcia Polanco for reckless endangerment. Sources say lidocaine, syringes and needles were confiscated from the apartment where the procedure was performed. That’s where we caught up with Polanco’s son.
Miles: “How much did your mother charge for this?”
Luis/Suspect’s Son: “It was like a coffee cup, like a thousand dollars for a coffee cup.”
A coffee cup full of some type of unknown liquid, maybe silicone was used to augment the buttock, according to Luis. The 22 year old says he knows his mother has been doing a procedure for decades. After Rodriguez died, Luis says she took off and he hasn’t heard from her.
(Darla:) “Has anyone been sick after she’s performed a procedure?”
(Luis:) “Not that I know of, no. Like I said she’s been doing this for a long time.”
Too long for Ramierez, who wants Polanco stopped.
“This woman shouldn’t be out there killing women. That’s the only thing she knows how to do is kill women. I would be indebted to you that you do whatever it takes get this woman,” Ramierez said.
Nine-month-old Winnie follows her nose everywhere. However, a month ago, the Boston terrier could barely breathe through her nostrils. But after Winnie had a “nose job” to widen the openings, a whole new world of scents opened up for her.
“It was like someone turned on the lights,” explained Kim Oshirak, Winnie’s owner. “She started snuffing around all the corners of the house.”
Dr. Anke Langenbach, Chief Surgeon at Veterinary Surgical Centers, says plastic surgery for dogs is actually quite common.
“Hardly ever a day that I don’t perform a procedure that is in one form or another a plastic surgery procedure,” said Dr. Langenbach.
Dr. Langenbach is talking about procedures like eyebrow lifts, wrinkle reduction, even reconstructive work after removing cancerous tumors. And while plastic surgery in people is generally done for cosmetic reasons, in pets it’s primarily done to improve their overall quality of life.
One-year-old Georgia’s right eyelid used to turns in, causing her lashes to rub against her cornea. Her owner said Georgia would wake up with her eye virtually closed. So Dr. Jennifer Hyman, a veterinary opthalmologist with “Eye Care for Animals” essentially gave her an “eyelift”, or a skin-tuck procedure.
A month later, Georgia’s eye, and her comfort level, are much better.
“She’s so much happier,” said Joni Morgan, Georgia’s owner. “Before, tears streaming down her eye continually and now she’s fine.”
Most canine plastic surgery procedures are medically necessary. They can cost thousands of dollars. But unlike with human cosmetic surgeries, these procedures are typically covered by pet health insurance.
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Music video model Vida Guerra shows off her bolted on looking breasts at the beach last week. She has lost weight since she first entered the public eye a few years ago. The weight she has lost in chest is rather revealing. Her breasts look hard and round.
Many readers write in about Teri Hatcher of Desperate Housewives fame. Complaints range from, ‘her face looks frozen’ to ‘her nostrils are very uneven’. (Nostrils can be uneven after rhinoplasty surgery.) Anyway, I think she looks like she has had a face lift. When she resurfaced on Desperate Housewives, I never remembered her looking that hard. She looked like she had hit the wall (literally).
Check out how she looked in the 90s compared to now. Her eyes are different and her face seems to have lost softness (probably from fat loss).
What’s wrong with Clint Eastwood’s face? He’s not in front of the camera anymore, so adjustments are not necessary. His eyes look red and extra squinty even though he isn’t squinting. His face looks too mask like as well. This new look of his is not an improvement. His eyes seriously look off kilter in a crazy way.
Are those tennis balls in Chloe’s chest? Chloe Lattanzi is the eating disordered daughter of singer Olivia Newton John. She genuinely does look like she has had every part of her face operated on and she’s barely over 21. Her eyes, lips, nose, and cheeks all look ‘different’. An astute reader sent in this photo and it looks like Chloe has tennis balls stuck in her chest. Or maybe they could be badly oversized breast implants.