Filtered Photos Causing Surge in Surgery

Filtered Photos Causing Surge in Surgery

More and more people are heading to cosmetic surgeons with their filtered selfies asking for procedures to make them look more like their edited image, according to a recently published article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The article, written by researchers at the Boston Medical Center, outlines how photo filters for cell phone social media apps have created a negative trend they have labeled "Snapchat dysmorphia." The researchers also claim that the condition is negatively impacting many individuals' self-esteem.

Snapchat has built-in filters designed to modify users' images. These filters can make the user look different by changing skin texture and tone, elongating eyelashes, changing eye shape and even making the bone structure of the face appear more angular.

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Don't Let 'Moobs' Stand in the Way of Summer Fun

Don't Let 'Moobs' Stand in the Way of Summer Fun

Summer has definitely hit in Dallas. Time to crank up the air conditioning and jump in the pool. But do you hesitate taking off your shirt and diving into summer fun because you have "moobs," also known as man boobs? If you’re sweating and struggling with enlarged male breast tissue, suffer no longer. Dr. Bill Johnson treats men with enlarged breast tissue at Innovations.

What Causes Moobs?
Moobs, medically known as gynecomastia, are caused by a number of conditions, the most common of which is weight gain. Some men are able to diet and exercise to eliminate moobs that develop as a result of weight gain, but others are stuck with enlarged tissue because fat in this area can be stubborn and refuse to tone. Gynecomastia affects 40 percent of men in America.

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Cosmetic Surgery Cost Savings Luring People to Unlicensed Providers

Cosmetic Surgery Cost Savings Luring People to Unlicensed Providers

Last month, headlines around the country announced the death of Delma Pineda, a California woman who had traveled to Miami for cosmetic surgery. Pineda,44, is the eighth person to die because of a cosmetic procedure performed by an unqualified or unlicensed provider in the city since May 2016.

Pineda opted to travel to Miami because of a cheaper price tag for the cosmetic procedures she wanted. She also hoped to reunite with a high school friend from their home country of El Salvador. Pineda's liposuction procedure was performed at CG Cosmetic Surgery in Miami on March 5.

By the end of the next day, she was dead.

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How to Find a Quality Provider

How to Find a Quality Provider

We know you have many options when considering places to go for skin-rejuvenation and med-spa services. Many things factor in making your decision, such as location, price and the types of services offered. While these considerations play a part, there are other things you should think about when making your selection. Dr. Johnson and the staff at Innovations Medical are well trained and experienced and provide high-quality and safe skin-rejuvenation, anti-aging and med-spa treatments.

There are a few things you should look for when selecting med-spa procedures and skin-rejuvenation treatments. This include experience, education and safety measures.

Experience Matters

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Numbers Don't Lie: Liposuction Second in Top Cosmetic Procedures in 2017

Numbers Don't Lie: Liposuction Second in Top Cosmetic Procedures in 2017

New numbers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that, once again, liposuction was one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures of 2017. The body-sculpting procedure retained its No. 2 position with 246,354 procedures, an increase of 5 percent over 2016. So, why is liposuction so popular? Find out in this blog.

1. Liposuction Gets Rid of Stubborn Fat. Stubborn fat that just won't go away is frustrating. This frustration is understandable - after all, you've worked hard to achieve your goal weight and to tone your body. You don't have to live with stubborn fat; you can get rid of these stubborn and unsightly areas that won't budge by choosing a SmartLipo liposuction procedure.

2. Liposuction Makes You Look Great. Removing stubborn fat helps to reshape your body and give you new curves to show off. SmartLipo has additional skin-tightening benefits compared to traditional or other liposuction procedures, giving you even more shapely final results.

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Numbers Don't Lie: Liposuction Second in Top Cosmetic Procedures in 2017

Numbers Don't Lie: Liposuction Second in Top Cosmetic Procedures in 2017

New numbers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that, once again, liposuction was one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures of 2017. The body-sculpting procedure retained its No. 2 position with 246,354 procedures, an increase of 5 percent over 2016. So, why is liposuction so popular? Find out in this blog.

1. Liposuction Gets Rid of Stubborn Fat. Stubborn fat that just won't go away is frustrating. This frustration is understandable - after all, you've worked hard to achieve your goal weight and to tone your body. You don't have to live with stubborn fat; you can get rid of these stubborn and unsightly areas that won't budge by choosing a SmartLipo liposuction procedure.

2. Liposuction Makes You Look Great. Removing stubborn fat helps to reshape your body and give you new curves to show off. SmartLipo has additional skin-tightening benefits compared to traditional or other liposuction procedures, giving you even more shapely final results.

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Erase the Signs of Aging

Erase the Signs of Aging

Have you tried every anti-aging and beauty product under the sun and over-the-counter to get rid of fine lines, creases and wrinkles? If you've run out of options and you're still struggling with erasing the signs of aging, you should take a look at Xeomin. Innovations Medical offers Xeomin to patients who want beautiful and youthful-looking skin.

What Does Xeomin Do?
Xeomin is used to reduce the appearance and occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, around the eyes and on the forehead. Other uses include the treatment of cervical dystonia, a condition that causes the neck muscles to contract involuntarily, and blepharospasm, the involuntary tight closure of the eyelids.

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Erase the Signs of Aging

Erase the Signs of Aging

Have you tried every anti-aging and beauty product under the sun and over-the-counter to get rid of fine lines, creases and wrinkles? If you've run out of options and you're still struggling with erasing the signs of aging, you should take a look at Xeomin. Innovations Medical offers Xeomin to patients who want beautiful and youthful-looking skin.

What Does Xeomin Do?
Xeomin is used to reduce the appearance and occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, around the eyes and on the forehead. Other uses include the treatment of cervical dystonia, a condition that causes the neck muscles to contract involuntarily, and blepharospasm, the involuntary tight closure of the eyelids.

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Drinking Water Keeps Skin Looking Youthful

Drinking Water Keeps Skin Looking Youthful

Making sure you are drinking enough water every day contributes to good health. Water helps your body do everything from digesting the food you eat to eliminating waste and toxins. Water is also one of the best anti-aging treatments available and helps keep your skin looking healthy, youthful and bright.

What Happens to Your Skin If You Don't Drink Enough Water?
Water hydrates your skin cells and helps to give them their shape. So when you’re not drinking enough water, your skin can become dry, flaky and dull. Not drinking enough water also reduces the skin's ability to stretch and retract, which makes it more likely that you will develop wrinkles, fine lines and creases.

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Maintain Cosmetic Procedure Results With Positive Lifestyle Choices

Maintain Cosmetic Procedure Results With Positive Lifestyle Choices

Like all our patients, we know you’ll love how you look after your cosmetic facial or body procedure from Innovations Medical. We also know you'll like your new look so much that you will want to take the steps necessary to maintain your results.

Here are some tips for keeping your fresh new look after a cosmetic procedure:
Liposuction. Liposuction means you have new curves and a new body shape. Although liposuction does permanently remove unwanted fat, that does not mean new fat will not develop if you gain weight. To maintain your new body, you should work to keep a healthy weight through a nutritious diet and regular exercise (start your exercise routine after you've been cleared to work out by Dr. Johnson).

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Maintain Cosmetic Procedure Results With Positive Lifestyle Choices

Maintain Cosmetic Procedure Results With Positive Lifestyle Choices

Like all our patients, we know you’ll love how you look after your cosmetic facial or body procedure from Innovations Medical. We also know you'll like your new look so much that you will want to take the steps necessary to maintain your results.

Here are some tips for keeping your fresh new look after a cosmetic procedure:
Liposuction. Liposuction means you have new curves and a new body shape. Although liposuction does permanently remove unwanted fat, that does not mean new fat will not develop if you gain weight. To maintain your new body, you should work to keep a healthy weight through a nutritious diet and regular exercise (start your exercise routine after you've been cleared to work out by Dr. Johnson).

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The Many Myths About Cellulite

The Many Myths About Cellulite

Cellulite is very common, but it is also very misunderstood. Cellulite occurs when the fat below the skin gets trapped in connective tissue and pushes through, leaving a bumpy, lumpy and dimpled appearance that won’t go away despite diet, exercise or expensive creams that make promises to smooth out the skin. Dr. Johnson treats patients with cellulite using radiofrequency skin tightening such as Legend or Thermage, a revolutionary tool designed to melt fat and tighten skin for a smoother and firmer look.

Here are some common myths about cellulite:

Men Don’t Get Cellulite. While cellulite affects 90 percent of women, 10 percent of men also develop the condition. Men develop cellulite usually in the abdominal area.

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The Many Myths About Cellulite

The Many Myths About Cellulite

Cellulite is very common, but it is also very misunderstood. Cellulite occurs when the fat below the skin gets trapped in connective tissue and pushes through, leaving a bumpy, lumpy and dimpled appearance that won’t go away despite diet, exercise or expensive creams that make promises to smooth out the skin. Dr. Johnson treats patients with cellulite using radiofrequency skin tightening such as Legend or Thermage, a revolutionary tool designed to melt fat and tighten skin for a smoother and firmer look.

Here are some common myths about cellulite:

Men Don’t Get Cellulite. While cellulite affects 90 percent of women, 10 percent of men also develop the condition. Men develop cellulite usually in the abdominal area.

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Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

According to Allure magazine, women who are looking to boost their buttocks have a new option to get a bigger behind that does not require surgery: dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are popular in the U.S., with 2.6 million injections performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The products, which include popular brands like Juvederm and Restalyne, are commonly injected into the face, but some individuals even use them to resculpt their upper arms and fill in damaged earlobes.

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Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

According to Allure magazine, women who are looking to boost their buttocks have a new option to get a bigger behind that does not require surgery: dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are popular in the U.S., with 2.6 million injections performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The products, which include popular brands like Juvederm and Restalyne, are commonly injected into the face, but some individuals even use them to resculpt their upper arms and fill in damaged earlobes.

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What Causes Uneven Breasts?

What Causes Uneven Breasts?

It may surprise you, but 25 percent of women have breasts that are different sizes. The difference between their breasts may be slight or significant, but this common problem is causing some women to seek out the natural breast augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Johnson.

What Causes Uneven Breasts?
Researchers have not pinpointed a definitive reason breasts develop to be different sizes, but some theories include:

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Most Popular Body Locations for Liposuction

Most Popular Body Locations for Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic body sculpting procedures in the country, with over 200,000 procedures performed each year. Liposuction has become popular with many people because of its ability to remove stubborn fat and resculpt and reshape the body, especially after significant weight loss.

Liposuction is also popular because it can be used to remove fat from a variety of body areas. Dr. Johnson performs SmartLipo, a form of liposuction that allows patients to stay awake, recover quickly and see better results because of its extra skin-tightening benefits.

Liposuction is very versatile, which makes it easy to use on many different areas of the body, but the most common areas of treatment include:

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Trending Now: The Nation's Top Cosmetic Procedure Searches

Trending Now: The Nation's Top Cosmetic Procedure Searches

A recent analysis of the most popular Google searches for cosmetic surgeries and aesthetic procedures shows the most searched-for treatments broken down by state. HighSpeedInternet.com, a nationwide Internet package provider, collected the data, which shows that in Texas, the most searched-for procedure is the lower body lift, while people in Missouri, Maryland and Michigan want information about buttock implants.

The study also showed that individuals living in New York frequently searched for providers for gynecomastia, or male breast reduction surgery.

The anti-aging benefits of Botox proved to be the most popular search in Massachusetts, Idaho, Michigan and North Dakota. Louisiana residents want information on buttock lifts, and Nevadans are into learning about fat transfer procedures.

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Cosmetic Procedures May Boost Success and Confidence

Cosmetic Procedures May Boost Success and Confidence

People who have had a face-lift are perceived by others to be more successful and healthier than their peers who did not have a face-lift, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University.

How Does a Face-Lift Factor Into Success?
The study also shows that those who have had face-lift procedures may also get out of traffic tickets, have more favorable court decisions, be offered jobs and even be elected to political office at greater rates than those who have not had the procedure.

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Natural Breast Augmentation: Avoid Surgery, Get Bigger Breasts

Natural Breast Augmentation: Avoid Surgery, Get Bigger Breasts

If you’re like most women, you’ve probably considered having breast augmentation surgery. While many women think about having the procedure, fewer than 10 percent of women go under the knife. So, what makes the other 90 percent not choose surgery? Many of these women cite reasons like wanting to avoid pain and scarring from the procedure. Others say they do not want the long period of downtime during recovery. So, what is the solution for women who want to augment their breasts but don't want to have surgery? Natural breast augmentation offered by Innovations Medical.

What Is the Natural Breast Augmentation Procedure?
During the natural breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Johnson takes fat from another area of the patient, like the thigh or abdomen, through liposuction and injects it into the breasts. Patients stay awake throughout the procedure and are numbed in the treatment area with tumescent fluid. The fat fills out the breast, increasing it in size. Fat transfers also help give the breasts some lift because they induce the body to produce more collagen, which tightens the skin.

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