Staten Island & NJ Plastic Surgery Articles

24hr Breast Augmentation

Edison, Warren, & Marlboro NJ -  Breast augmentation is a very popular plastic surgery procedure, and can significantly improve the appearance of a woman who is unhappy with her breasts. When undergoing surgery, it is important to determine what size the patient would like to be and make the best implant choice possible to accomplish that goal. Sometimes this process can be difficult. There is another subset of the population that refuses to have surgery, but still wants the look of a breast enhancement. Some things are used like push-up bras or silicone pieces that go inside the bra, but they are not ideal solutions. A newer procedure has been performed which can help both situations – deciding on the proper size and enhancing without surgery.  An article on famousplastic.net  describes this new procedure called the Cinderella boob job, which is a 24 hour breast augmentation has become an overnight sensation.

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This procedure is an injection of saline into the breasts to enlarge them. This results in a temporary enhancement, and then the next day, the breasts deflate back down to their normal size.  “This procedure is becoming more utilized because it is done with a distinct goal in mind,” says Dr. Shain Cuber, an experienced breast augmentation surgeon.  “We can measure how much fluid is injected to give the breast a certain shape, and then the patient can tell if that is the sized implant they would like. Then the patient knows she is getting the size she wants.”

People may also have this procedure done to enhance themselves for that one great party or night out in a great new dress. They are happy to do it because there is no surgery involoved, no down time, and no incisions with this procedure. There is no need to worry about what is being injected because it is only saline. Your body absorbs it with no problem. “Patients come in the same day they are going out and feel great about their appearance for that night with no recovery,” says Dr. Cuber, who also specializes in  tummy tuck surgery.

Another article on smart beaty guide.com through the  American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, talks about the safety of the procedure. Despite how popular it has become, not all surgeons agree with the saline breast augmentation.  Although it is not a risky procedure, some surgeons are worried that the skin of the breast will stretch and alter the shape of the breast when they go back down to the original size. The only side effect that has been seen is some minor bruising.  

This procedure may not be for everyone.  Permanent breast augmentation with implants is still a great procedure, taking about two hours to perform under anesthesia. Saline and silicone are the two most widely used implant styles for breast augmentation.  As always, it is best to consult with an experiened and board certified plastic surgeon to see which procedure would be best for you.   

Bodybuilding Implants Increasing in Popularity

Edison, NJ – Have you spent hours upon hours in the gym, trying to get a beefed up look, but to no avail? Sometimes, even with the most dedicated diet and exercise regimens, our bodies just don’t respond the way we think they should. But with body building implants, you can get the look for which you’ve been working so hard.

sport man doing exercicesIt’s true – from pectoral implants to gluteal implants, a visit to a plastic surgeon can give you the beefed up look you want. More bodybuilders are turning to plastic surgery when the usual methods of weightlifting, diet and other exercise just can’t build the bulk they want.

For some people, genetics or other issues can get in the way of achieving the physical appearance they work so hard for in the gym. While in the past, some may have turned to the use of anabolic steroids to quickly build muscle mass, the side effects and dangers associated aren’t worth the temporary increase in bulk.

The most common areas bodybuilders want to enhance are the chest, calf, bicep and buttocks, but there are other custom implants that can be used to provide definition in other areas of the body. But why would a bodybuilder turn to implants?

In some instances, a person may simply peak at a certain point, and no matter how much additional exercise or dieting is done, the body does no longer responds. Others may have genetics that simply don’t respond the way the person would like. In these cases, implants can be the only way to add the bulk the person has worked hard to achieve. It can be frustrating spending countless hours at the gym and carefully monitoring your diet without getting the bulk and definition you want, but now with these implants, you can quickly see the improvement in physique.

Associates in Plastic Surgery specializes in calf implants, pectoral implants and bicep implants.

For some, even with strenuous exercise, it can be hard to develop the definition they desire in their calf muscles. Through a hidden incision made behind the knee, a silicone implant can be inserted, providing the size the patient desires. While it may be tempting to ask for the largest implant size available, it’s important for the patient and doctor to look at the overall picture and choose the right sized implant to provide a natural look. The ideal should always be a result that simply looks as if the patient has spent hours working on that particular muscle in the gym.

Bicep implants give the appearance of having spent hours in the gym working out the arms. Just as with calf implants, it’s important to take into account the overall look and size of the patient in choosing the correct sized implant. A soft, solid silicone implant will be inserted through an incision in the underarm. The incision will be made so that it will not be easily seen.

For some, the chest is considered the centerpiece in bodybuilding. And for those who have spent years attempting to have the perfect one to no avail, pectoral implants are a wonderful solution.

A solid, silicone implant will be placed beneath the muscle through an incision hidden in the armpit. No scar will be visible on the chest. These tend to be the most natural feeling bodybuilding implants because they are placed beneath the patient’s own muscle.

After surgery, patients will wear compression garments to aid in recovery and minimize swelling. Activity should be restricted in the first couple of weeks following surgery to ensure complete and proper healing. Patients can typically return to the gym within four to six weeks after surgery.

For bodybuilding implants, silicone implants are used. They are soft and flexible, so they will feel real to the touch. But most important, they are safe for patients. Bodybuilding implants are made of solid silicone, so there is no fear that silicone gel could leak into the body.

Once place, there is very little likelihood that the implants will shift. The placement of the implants will ensure minimal scarring and as little interference as possible with the function of the particular muscle. Patients are encouraged to follow all directions as given by their surgeon to ensure proper healing. Exercise can resume once the implant has fully healed.

While most people can develop the physique they long for through proper diet and exercise, there is a small percentage who simply cannot. Whatever the cause may be, cosmetic surgery can now help. If you’ve been working hard in the gym, but can’t get the definition you’ve been working so hard for, consider consulting with a plastic surgeon today.

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Safety in Plastic Surgery

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Edison, Warren & Marlboro, New Jersey – Anesthesia is an extremely important part of undergoing any type of surgery. Even though finding an excellent surgeon may be on the top of your list when doing research, making sure that your surgical facility is well equipped in case of emergency should be just as important. This is especially true of surgery performed in a non-hospital setting like most plastic surgery. Surgeons that have their own surgical center usually have strict regulations in place regarding safety and preparation for any problems. “Surgery centers that properly screen patients and have extensive safety measures in place are for the most part as safe as a hospital setting,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, a facial plastic surgeon in New Jersey.

With the recent celebrity loss of Joan Rivers, out patient surgery centers have come under closer scrutiny. Mrs. Rivers had multiple plastic surgery procedures in her life and her age has never stopped her in the past. But it is extremely important that every time she came in for a browlift or facelift, she get fully evaluated and cleared for anesthesia, even if she was completely fine the last time. Also, ensure the facility is fully prepared for any emergency that might come up.

On an interview with Anderson Cooper a few years back, Melissa Rivers shared that she had staged a plastic surgery intervention for her mother on their TV show on WE, her daughter was concerned about her mother’s endless amount of surgeries.  Dr. Oz has stated when he had spoken to Joan Rivers about her surgeries she had stated that “she was not afraid of having plastic surgery, but worried about having more anesthesia.”

Anesthesia is generally not something to be worried about, as long as proper clearance is obtained. This might only involve some bloodwork and an EKG, but sometimes more extensive tests are needed. Before having a surgical procedure, your surgeon and anesthesiologist will ask you an abundance of questions, relating to your past and present health, as well as the medications you are currently taking. It is helpful for the patient to have a list prepared with all medications and previous surgeries, which in turn gives anesthesiologist a better understanding of how to administer the proper drugs.

“Our surgery center is both accredited by the AAAHC and Medicare certified, which means we adhere to the strictest safety precautions“ says Dr. Miller who specializes in rhinoplasty in New Jersey.  We also choose our patients carefully and fully train our staff in all emergency procedures so that if something comes up, we will be ready. So don’t let fear get in your way of having that plastic surgery procedure you have been thinking about. Just do your homework, discuss any concerns with the surgeon you choose, and relax and be ready to have a beautiful outcome!

Kelly Ripa: Botox Changed My Life

Edison, NJ – Can Botox actually change your life? For talk show host Kelly Ripa, it seems maybe it has.

Botox injectionRipa was a guest on the Bravo show “Watch What Happens Live” recently when she made that claim to host Andy Cohen. Cohen asked Ripa about her beauty routine and favorite products. Her response was a simple, one word answer – Botox.

The 42-year-old Ripa has been hosting a morning talk show for 12 years, and knows that she needs to look her best in front of the camera. While she hasn’t had plastic surgery yet, she is very open about her Botox use.

In an interview with Elle, Ripa said “Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes. So I feel like it makes my makeup artist’s life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now.”

Her openness about all aspects of her life, including her use of Botox is one of the things that makes her so lovable to her audience.

“Kelly Ripa is a wonderful example of a beautiful, confident woman,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, a top plastic surgeon in NJ. “Women relate to her because she seems down-to-earth and real, but they also want to look like her. From her ageless face to her fabulous arms, she’s someone many women want to emulate. And women love that she’s not afraid to admit she needs a little refresher ever now and then.”

Ripa has also had Botox in her armpits, something many opt for to avoid excessive sweating. Once used only by celebrities when they were hitting the red carpet, more people are turning to Botox use when antiperspirants don’t seem to work well enough.

When injected into the underarms, Botox works to temporarily block the chemical signals that stimulate the sweat glands. And that means there will be no sweating in the area that is treated.

While Ripa isn’t shy about admitting her love of Botox, she has said the key to looking your best is moderation. And that is true not just for Ripa, but for everyone.

And Botox is a great way to maintain your youthful look. Many people may think more intense plastic surgery, such as a facelift, is required to takes a few years off their look. But Botox can achieve that in no time at all.

Botox is a relatively simple, non-invasive way to smooth lines and wrinkles on the face, restoring your look to one that appears happier and more youthful. Botox works to reduce the activity of the muscles that cause your brow to wrinkle and furrow and cause crow’s feet. It works beneath the surface of the skin to reduce the appearance of those lines that can age you.

But the best part about Botox is that, when done by a trained plastic surgeon, can be injected in a relatively short appointment and with touch up appointments every few months, you can maintain a more youthful, natural looking you.

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Plastic Surgery to Look Like a Caricature of Yourself?

Happy young womanEdison, NJ – How far would you go to look like your picture perfect self? For one woman, that ideal was a caricature of herself that was drawn when she was 15 years old. And she loved it so much, she has since spent more than $200,000 to look just like the drawing.

Krystina Butel loved the exaggerated look in her caricature so much, she has said she was actually jealous of the image on paper. So she decided to have plastic surgery to look more like the girl in the picture.

That included breast augmentation, lip injections and teeth whitening. She has had five breast enlargement surgeries to get a look similar to in the caricature of herself. But that’s not all. Butel has also had Botox and even sought out the help of a tattoo artist to turn her nipples into hearts.

While her nipples were not visible in the caricature, Butel said she pictured them that way when she looked at the drawing, and found a tattoo artist who could make her vision a reality.

Butel has perhaps taken her fancy of her caricature a bit too far, many might say she even has become obsessed with the image. She claims the image was so glamorous and everything she wanted to be, and that looking at the image lets her know what additional work she needs to have done to look just like the caricature.

One might think spending $200,000 would be enough, but Butel says she is not finished with surgery. She is planning additional Botox, lip implants and even more breast enlargements.

“One of the best things about being a plastic surgeon is helping people realize their dreams,” says Dr. Andrew Miller. “But some people take those dreams too far and they become more of an obsession. And that is when we start to worry. We want people to feel as beautiful on the outside as they do on the inside, and part of our job is to make sure patients have realistic goals and expectations.”

While it isn’t uncommon for patients to bring in a photo of a celebrity to show their surgeon what type of nose or lips they’d like to emulate, it’s not often that surgeons see patients who want to look like themselves…just an extremely exaggerated version.

“We encourage our patients to look at celebrities with other features similar to theirs,” says Dr. Miller. “Often, that can be a great jumping off point to explain the look that they’d like, and for us to use as a visual in our consultations. We’ve heard about people wanting to look like Barbie and Ken and even Justin Bieber, but this is the first I’ve heard of someone wanting to become a caricature of themselves!”

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What You Need to Know About Thigh Lifts

Thigh LiftEdison, NJ – Fall is just around the corner, which means skinny jeans and boots are not far away. If you want to look your best in those skinny jeans, consider a thigh lift.

Very simply, a thigh lift removes excess fat and skin to give you a smoother, slimmer look. We all know that working out and eating properly are the keys to maintaining the best body we can. But what happens when all that diet and exercise just can’t seem to target one specific problem area?

Plastic surgery can be your answer in cases where stubborn areas just don’t seem to change, no matter how hard you work. And sometimes, a significant weight loss can leave excess skin that won’t go away without surgery.

If you’re looking for a more proportionate look, a thigh lift might just be your solution.

But first, it’s important to understand what a thigh lift cannot do. If you have a significant amount of fat you want to remove, a thigh lift cannot do that. Only liposuction will be able to remove those excess at deposits.

Thigh lifts are best on patients with loose, excess skin. There are a few different types of procedures, based on where your problem area is.

An inner thigh lift specifically targets the inner thigh, hence its name. It is used for people who do not see the results they desire after diet and exercise, as well as those who have reduced skin elasticity due to the aging process or excess weight loss.

An incision will be made where the thigh bone and pubic area meet. Excess skin will be removed, and the remaining skin will be tightened, offering improved contour to the patient’s legs.
A bilateral thigh lift will tighten the skin on the front and outside of the leg. The incision is typically made to be hidden by the lower edge of a swimsuit. The excess skin will be removed, and then the remaining skin will be lifted up and attached, effectively tightening it on both sides of the leg. This procedure is very effective for patients who have excess skin due to extreme weight loss.

A medial thigh lift removes excess skin from the upper part of the inner thigh.
Patients who are unhappy with the shape of their legs often request this procedure. The incision will be made along the groin into the back crease of the buttocks. Excess skin will then be removed and the remaining skin is lifted.

To determine which of these procedure can provide you with the look you desire, schedule a consultation with one of the best plastic surgeons in NJ by calling Associates in Plastic Surgery. Good candidates for a thigh lift:

  • Have a stable weight
  • Have excess tissue in the thigh area
  • Are healthy and have no medical conditions that could interfere with surgery or recovery
  • Have a positive and realistic idea of what surgery can accomplish for them
  • Are committed to a healthy lifestyle.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for a thigh lift is $4,459. This fee does not include anesthesia, operating room fees or other related expenses.

After surgery, dressings or bandages may be applied and many surgeons will use a compression garment to minimize swelling and offer support. Tubes may be placed under the skin to assist with draining excess fluid and/or blood. Sutures used to close the incisions will generally dissolve within four months. Outside sutures will be removed in one to two weeks.

Patients should typically plan to take a week off of work to recover fully. During the recovery period, patients should be in a standing or reclining position to aid healing. Slight bruising and swelling can last for up to a month, and most patients will recover and return to all normal activities within four to six months after the procedure.
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“Botched” Displays Bad Plastic Surgery for Public Consumption

surgeryEdison, NJ – Millions of patients undergo plastic surgery each year. And the vast majority are thrilled with their results. But there are a few patients who end up with a botched procedure.

That’s exactly what a new docu-series on E! is highlighting. “Botched” features celebrity plastic surgeons Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow as they meet with patients who had bad plastic surgery.

The show is clearly catching on, because not only is it E!’s highest rated docu-series to date, but the network just ordered a second season of the show.

So what will viewers see if they tune in? The first season featured more than 20 surgeries, covering a range of procedures and patients. They include:

  • Human Ken doll Justin – You’ve probably seen him before, and we’ve certainly talked about him before. Justin has had more than 100 surgeries to turn himself into a living version of a Ken doll. He came to the doctors looking for better abs, and had even designed his own implants. The surgeons turned down his request for surgery, however.
  • Alicia had a breast augmentation after the birth of her child. The results was implants that were too large and gave her the appearance of having what the doctors called a “uni-boob.” Despite it being a difficult procedure to perform, the doctors were able to correct it.
  • Michelle was a patient who, after a car accident, had a nose job to repair the damage. But the result was not what she wanted, so she underwent additional surgeries hoping to correct it. She had undergone a total of six surgeries before finding the doctors.
  • Janice Dickinson proved that even supermodels aren’t immune to bad plastic surgery. She visited the doctors to have her 30-year-old breast implants removed.
  • Renee had received butt implants that were not only visible, they could actually be moved and flipped over while still in her body. In her case, however, the doctors chose not to operate on her after she admitted she suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Season 2 will be more of the same, with plastic surgery patients desperate to correct surgeries they received to feel better about themselves.

Revision plastic surgery, while rare, should only be performed by experienced surgeons. These are specialized procedures and it takes a very well-trained surgeon with the skill and eye to positively correct these bad procedures.
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Plastic Surgery can help with Headaches!

Edison, Warren, & Marlboro – The perks of plastic surgery are well known, but in fact, it can do more than simply provide a youthful appearance. Studies have shown that it may be possible for certain plastic surgery procedures to relieve headaches which would be good news to many people. Tension headaches and migraines involve nerve endings and trigger points in the face that are misfiring, resulting in chronic pain. This pain may be alleviated with Botox injections in the forehead or a even a Blepharoplasty, otherwise known as an eyelid lift.

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When someone is tired, stressed, or overly focused, these feelings are expressed through the face. If you stare at a computer screen all day, or are overly expressive, there may a lot of facial movement, including raising the eyebrows or scrunching them together.  This constant movement of the forehead muscles connects to the back of the neck through a tendon sheath and together results in a tension headache. The treatments of tension headache include Advil or Botox. As stated in the article by Everyday Health,  Botox has a toxin in it called botulinum which is used to relax the muscles in the face. With the forehead being relaxed, the possibility of developing a tension headache is much decreased, and this result can last for 4 months. “If you are a chronic sufferer of tension headaches, then Botox is a great treatment,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, a top plastic surgeon in New Jersey.

Migraine headaches can be worse then tension headaches. They can last up 72 hours and affect a person in many ways including as extreme head pain, light/noise/odor sensitivity, dizziness, or an upset stomach. Many treatments have been undertaken, but none are foolproof. There is a newer theory that an upper eyelid lift can deactivate the “trigger nerves” which causes most migraines. An eyelid lift consists of the surgeon making a horizontal incision in the crease of the eyelid and removing excess skin. The incision is the key factor here because it destroys the trigger nerve that causes the migraines. This procedure does not apply to everyone with migraines but according to this article migraines were eliminated in 51.3 percent of the patients with many more having a significant reduction in symptoms.”

“There is no better feeling then to make someone feel good about themselves and look physically more comfortable,” says Dr. Miller who also specializes facelift surgery. Resolution of a headache will also make everyone around you more relaxed as well because no one is in a good mood when a headache flares up. While these are not 100% methods of resolving headaches, there is a subset of patients that they work nicely on, so it is worth it to discuss them with your doctor.

 

Evidence Shows Botox Helps Depression

The sad young womanEdison, NJ – You may think you only need to visit a plastic surgeon’s office if you’re looking for a breast augmentation or other procedure to change your looks. But did you know a plastic surgeon just might be able to help you beat depression?

It’s true – more studies are showing that Botox might actually help patients who are suffering from the disease.

“People think Botox is only for smoothing wrinkles and lines on the faces,” says Andrew Miller, one of the best plastic surgeons in NJ. “But researchers at the Hannover Medical School in Germany have found that even a single injection can ease symptoms associated with depression.”

One of the professors leading the study, Professor Tillmann Kruger, spoke at the 2014 American Psychiatric Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting to present the study’s findings.

We express emotions through our facial muscles. Then, those muscles send signals to the brain that reinforce those emotions. But using Botox can stop that from happening.

“We see a lot of patients reporting better moods after receiving Botox injections, and now this study proves that it can do much more than make patients look younger,” says Dr. Miller.

The study in Germany enrolled 30 patients who all suffered from chronic or treatment-resistant depression. Patients were then randomly assigned to receive either a single Botox injection or a saline injection.

Six weeks after the injection, the patients who had received the Botox injection showed a 47 percent decrease in their symptoms versus just a 9 percent decrease in the placebo group.

The theory of our facial expressions not just communicating our feelings to the outside world, but also intensifying them dates back to Charles Darwin. Darwin believed that our facial expressions send cues back to our brain and that an act such as frowning could actually make us angrier. Quite simply, our emotions don’t start out as emotions, but simply as thoughts. But then our physical response to those thoughts can then magnify how we feel.

Two additional studies have shown similar results.

The latest was published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. In that study, 17 or 33 patients experienced a 50 percent decrease in symptoms, and 27 percent of the group reported their depression went into remission. The improvement remained throughout the 16 weeks of the study.

M. Axel Wollmer, a psychiatrist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, stated that Botox works because it “interrupts feedback from the facial musculature to the brain, which may be involved in the development and maintenance of negative emotions.”

So how does Botox work?

Very simply, Botox stops muscle movement. Once injected, it works to make the skin relax. Visible lines and wrinkles disappear and the medial eyebrow can be lifted. It is administered using a very fine needle and is not painful. A topical anesthetic will be applied to the injection area before the shot is received.

The American Psychiatric Association estimates that 10 to 25 percent of women and five to 10 percent of men will develop some sort of major depression disorder at some point in their lives. Symptoms include:

  • Feeling helpless
  • Irritability or anger
  • Loss of energy or appetite
  • Insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Sad or anxious feelings
  • Suicidal thoughts

Depression carries a high risk of suicide, and as the recent death of Robin Williams has shown us, no one is immune to these feelings.

It may sound crazy, but the research has shown that one simple injection of Botox can lead to a reduction in depression symptoms. Dr. Eric Finzi is a dermatologist in Maryland who led one of the studies and who is pioneering the use of Botox in America.

Finzi believes, like Darwin, that we can control our emotions to an extent by taking control of our facial expressions, which is exactly what Botox does. Botox keeps the muscle from firing.

While these studies show patients with depression can see their symptoms lessened, Botox is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration for this use. And that means it isn’t covered by insurance, either.

The effects of the Botox can last several months and one injection can cost around $400. Patients will need to receive several injections throughout the year to maintain their results.

Some detractors believe this use of Botox needs more research before it is put into wide use. Many believe that patients exhibit a reduction in their depression symptoms mainly because they feel better about themselves when they look in the mirror thanks to what Botox is primarily used for – reducing lines and wrinkles.

But whether the results are simply from liking the reflection in the mirror more or from a true change in their disorder, the use of Botox to treat depression is an interesting topic to keep an eye on.

To learn more about Botox, schedule an appointment today, 732-490-8328.

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Curves Are Back In Style

scarjoEdison, Warren & Marlboro, NJCurves are back and ready to be embraced!  Nowadays, many women who were not blessed with natural curves are turning to plastic surgery for just that type of enhancement. In times past, we were constantly shown on TV or in magazines, super skinny models with no curves or booty at all.  Women were told that this is what you are supposed to look like, even if it was unattainable.  Well what may have been true in the past seems to be changing over time. “Lately, many women have come into the office looking for procedures such as breast augmentation and buttock enhancement, to enhance or achieve the curves they desire,” says Dr. Shain Cuber, a top plastic surgeon in New Jersey.

Just a few short years ago, celebrities with curves were told they needed to lose weight in order to be viewed as beautiful and obtain certain roles in Hollywood. However, the media now seems to be embracing fuller figured celebrities more and more.  Kim Kardashian talks about her figure in an article about celebrity curves, stating that she is basically not a skinny girl, and is happy with her curves. She feels that her curves help define who she is and that her confidence will hopefully help other women to embrace their  as well. Since the world is starting to accept curvy women more and more, there are several plastic surgery procedure that can help women wanting more curves to obtain them.

“The Brazilian butt lift is a great way to improve that hourglass shape in a surgical setting,” says Dr. Cuber, who also specializes in tummy tuck surgery. In this procedure fat can be removed from heavy waist or hips, processed, and transferred into a specific area over the buttocks to create a fantastic figure. Obviously breast augmentation can be carried out to enhance the curves above the waist. A combination of the two procedures will result in a tremendous hourglass shape.

The women who desire a butt like Kim Kardashian or Jennifer Lopez, can finally achieve that look by the different plastic surgery procedures that are now available. In the media, Scarlett Johansson definitely brings curvy back into style.She is not afraid to embrace her curves, and jaws drop when she walks down the red carpet. Some even say that she is today’s Marilyn Monroe. Even if you aren’t born with curves or large breasts, plastic surgery is a great way to achieve the figure most desired.  Stick figure days appear to be gone because the curves are beautiful. Whether you were born with a natural hourglass figure, or you have had some plastic surgery enhancements, curves are back.