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Plastic Surgery-Should you or shouldn't  YOU?

We have never understood, why some people get so sour-faced when the matter of plastic surgery is up for discussion. It is almost as if it were a matter of deep moral importance, which the implication that there is something inherently morally superior about allowing the wrinkles and the frowns to furrow and droopy bits to get droopier. Not alike some intellectuals who think it’s a sign of a superior brain to dress in drab clothes.

Plastic surgery seems to us to be fundamentally a physical issue and, providing you are not proposing to pay for it by swiping the bread from your children’ s mouths, we cannot see that it is a moral issue at all.  What good plastic surgery does is to cut away sagging bits of skin. It removes bags from the eyes, droopiness from the top eyelids (not a good look, bloodhounds eyelids), sagginess from the chin, and generally tighten up the skin. That ’s it. Now, where’s the problem with all of that? Of course, it’s a badly done, it’s a hideously expensive mistake, but these days it seems to be the surgeons are getting better and better at it- they are getting more practice after all.  The general nation that it would be better to put up with age spots, red veins, droops and a sags when there are is something that can be done about them seems to me just plain daft.


Many things can be treated these days:  from the sun -damage to brown spots, red veins, excess hair, etc. Some of you may be frightened of the surgeon’s knife and not without reason. Mistakes are sometimes made and the problem is that once made, they are hard to put right. The key is to find someone with a good track record and someone you can trust.  As more and more women who had work done begin to speak out and tell their friends who are nervous, to hear at first hand about who is good and who is not. We can not stress this enough -it is absolutely key that you can get the best surgeon you can obtain. The difference between fine work and bad work is the difference between happiness and deep regret. You should always take this into consideration …

These days there are many techniques to help in the anti-ageing war without resorting to the knife. The face ages largely because we loose plumpness from under the skin, which causes the skin to sag, rather like air going out of a balloon (i.e. the skin),  it will look plumper and younger and the lines will fill out. There are now many different fillers  -Restylane, Botox and Sculptra to name but three, which are used to fill out the sagging skin. The other technique in the age war is, of course, the facelift which works in the opposite way by cutting away the excess sagging skin and tightening it up.

What is Botox?
Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA), also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. Apart from cosmetic procedures, Botox is also used to treat cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles), muscle stiffness in the upper limbs (elbows, wrists, fingers), muscle stiffness in the lower limbs (ankles and toes), and severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis). Botox is also used to treat certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction.  It is also used to prevent chronic migraine headaches in adults who have migraines for more than 15 days per month, each lasting 4 hours or longer. Botox Cosmetic is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles.

How is Botox given?
Botox injections should be given only by a trained medical professional, even when used for cosmetic purposes. Botox is injected into a muscle. A doctor, nurse, or another healthcare provider will give you this injection. Botox injections should be spaced at least 3 months apart. Botox injections may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated.


Know About Wrinkle Fillers. ​
Injectable wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year. Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.

Wrinkle fillers can also be used as "volumisers," plumping and lifting cheeks, jawlines, and temples; filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands.

The treatment is fast and easy. But all wrinkle fillers have a downside, including the risk of an allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin. In some cases, those bumps may be permanent. Sometimes, a bluish skin discolouration known as the Tyndall effect happens. The colour change can last for several months, but there are treatments available. In very rare cases, skin cells may die if the wrinkle fillers are not used properly. There have also been a few reported cases of blindness and nerve paralysis. Typically, the wrinkle fillers that last longer are the ones more likely to cause side effects.

Not every wrinkle-filler is right for every type of wrinkle. The least risks and best results come from using the right one correctly.

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