For women nearing the age of 40, a distressing phenomenon begins to appear in the mirror. We start to notice the dreaded jowls, sagging cheeks and undereye “bags”. Reaching for the face cream won’t help what is in front of you. Looking behind the skin’s surface will explain why. Facial aging is due to changes in several types of tissue, including skin, fat, and bone.
Gynecomastia is a condition in males where the breast tissue is swollen. (It is commonly also referred to as “man boobs”). At any age and whether just one or both breasts are affected, the appearance of swollen breast tissue can cause emotional discomfort.
Unkind as it may sound, this unfortunate moniker is actually listed in several contemporary dictionaries including Wikipedia and the Urban Dictionary and is the subject of more than a few social media memes. Women who have been accused of having a resting “bitch” face are neither resting nor bitchy, cranky or tired. A particular position of the eyebrow, frown lines or a downward slant to the mouth can give the appearance of being unhappy, mad, aloof or well, bitchy.
Botox and Dysport are both injectable proteins that relax the muscles that cause wrinkles through repeated movement. If you’re a Botox aficionado chances are you’re familiar with the 3 most common injection sites; the forehead to soften horizontal lines, the area between the eyebrows (the glabella) to eliminate the 11’s (vertical frown lines) and the crow’s feet (wrinkles caused by squinting). But these wrinkle relaxing agents have so many more applications.
It’s not easy to make the decision about surgically enhancing one’s appearance. Because of this, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gilbert Lee makes sure to offer up the very best professional advice by thoroughly and genuinely listening to the goals of the patient.
The lymph system is the body’s natural cleansing mechanism, ridding our cells of toxic fluids. Without a functional lymphatic system, the body swells and aches, and we feel sluggish and even sick. Lymphatic drainage massage can help the lymphatic system flush these fluids, and jump start the cleansing process when the body has built up too much swelling.
San Diego Magazine recently put out its 2013 list of the Top Doctors in San Diego. Big deal you might think. After all, there are contests going on every day. Enter to win! Cast your vote here! In fact, vote more than once! But change your IP address first! Not so with voting for Top Doctor. This “contest” is for real and put on by the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS). Voting is strict.
If you stay abreast of breast implant news, you have probably heard of “gummy bear” implants. No, the candy companies are not making the beloved candy anatomically correct. Rather these silicone gel implants (FDA approved in March, 2012) have earned their nickname for their form-stable consistency.
Nearly 50% of Asians are born with eyes that have “single eyelids,” in which there is no crease that forms in the top lids when the eyes are open. Some also have extra skin and fat, which creates a hooded look. There is no denying the beauty of Asian eyes, but to some women and men of Asian descent desire a more distinct fold. Double eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty creates a natural crease in the eyelid that appears when the eyes are open, but not when they are closed.
With so many skin care products crowding the shelves of drug stores and department stores, it can be downright confusing on what your skin really needs. Big advertisers tell us we need this or that for acne or wrinkles or sagging or sun spots, but why? What’s the secret ingredient in the latest hocus pocus magic potion lotion?