Honesty Is the Best Policy

Honesty Is the Best Policy

If you're thinking of undergoing a cosmetic procedure, you have probably already thought about what procedure you want, who is going to do it and how you hope to look afterward. But, there are several other considerations you must make so you can be sure you are both physically and mentally healthy for your procedure. Find out how to get ready with these tips from Innovations Medical.

Be Honest About Allergies. There is no benefit in holding back information about your health history, and this includes being upfront about your allergies. Let your physician know if you have had an adverse reaction to acrylates, silicones, rubber and latex. These ingredients may be found in dressings, adhesives and other components used in your procedure.

Keep Your BMI in Check. Some cosmetic procedures require you to be a healthy weight and BMI (body mass index). A good target BMI is 30 or less. Why is a lower BMI and healthy weight important? Being overweight can interfere with anesthesia and may cause complications for recovery. Note: Do not start a crash diet to get to your ideal weight before a cosmetic procedure. Instead, work to lose weight at a healthy pace and stabilize your weight loss at least six months before your procedure.

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Study: Video Sites May Not Be the Best Place to Get Information About Cosmetic Procedures

Study: Video Sites May Not Be the Best Place to Get Information About Cosmetic Procedures

Results of a new study from Rutgers University reveal that individuals doling out cosmetic surgery information on YouTube are frequently not qualified to advise on procedures.

During the study, the Rutgers researchers viewed the top 240 videos that contained keywords such as "facial fillers," "dermal fillers," "face-lift" and "eyelid surgery."

These 240 videos had a combined 160 million views.

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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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More Men Seeking Cosmetic Procedures

More Men Seeking Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic surgery is not just popular among women, according to a recent article from Allure magazine.

While historically most cosmetic surgery patients have been women, the number of men seeking out cosmetic and aesthetic procedures is on the rise.

According to a study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 31 percent of men were "extremely likely" to consider a cosmetic procedure.

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Minimally Invasive Procedures are Popular for Many

Minimally Invasive Procedures are Popular for Many

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are growing in popularity, according to statistics recorded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Minimally invasive procedures increased by 180 percent between 2000 and 2016, while invasive procedures, like surgeries, decreased by 6 percent over the same time period. Innovations Medical offers many minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to patients looking to reshape their body or freshen their face.

What Does Minimally Invasive Mean?
Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures minimize or eliminate the need to make incisions in the skin. Many minimally invasive procedures use only needles instead of scalpels to treat patients or require only tiny incisions (1/4 inch or less). Some types of minimally invasive procedures may use imaging tools to guide physicians during procedures.

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How Important Is Trust When Considering Cosmetic Procedures


Trust is an important part of any relationship. It's especially important when it comes to health. That's why Dr. Johnson and his team work hard to make sure Innovations Medical patients are getting the best results from the right cosmetic procedures. In a recent radio interview, Dr. Johnson spoke on the topic of trust. Here is what he had to say.

Interview Transcript
This is a Stinchfield Report health update with Grant Stinchfield.

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