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Bird Droppings for Facial Beauty?

Bird Droppings for Facial Beauty?

Japanese Geisha girls traditionally cared well for their facial skin, and now a spa in New York is offering Geisha Facials using an unusual recipe. Apparently in eighteenth century Japan, Geisha girls and actresses who wore heavy white makeup used a cream containing nightingale droppings to remove it and clean their faces. These droppings have […]

Annual Meeting of the ASPS

One of the professional associations that Dr. Rai belongs to is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The ASPS Annual Meeting will be between October 31 and Nov 5 this year, in Chicago, and the attendance estimate is 6,000 doctors. ASPS membership is about 6,700. Plastic surgery of the future will be highlighted. There […]

Beautifying the Back

Although the economy is supposed to be slumping and bringing cosmetic surgeons down with it, there are a lot of news items about cosmetic surgery continuing to surge and prosper. One new procedure has been drawing many potential patients: another type of cosmetic “lift”. Cosmetic “lifts” have always been popular, as the force of gravity […]

Unqualified Cosmetic Surgeon Arrested

A French plastic surgeon, one Michel Maure, was arrested in Spain after he breached his bail conditions in France. An international manhunt found him in Catalonia. He was awaiting sentencing for having performed several dozen surgeries, including breast augmentation and liposuction which left the patients badly scarred and with complications. Not Trained in Plastic Surgery […]

BMI and Body Contouring Complications

Cosmetic surgery continues to be popular, and increasing numbers of people are wanting to have body contouring surgeries, such as tummy tucks, buttock lifts, thigh lifts, and upper arm lifts. the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) collects annual numbers for each procedure done nationwide, and found that in 2007, 368,313 body contouring procedures […]

Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Increasing

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) did a recent study and found that demand for non-invasive cosmetic procedures is increasing. This is despite what many journalists have described as a weakening or slumping economy, making predictions that cosmetic surgery will slide downhill along with the economy. The study examined 562 ASDS members, asking questions […]

Dont Trust TV Programs

Since cosmetic surgery has become known and affordable for the general public, television producers have sniffed drama and higher ratings in this “appearance medicine”. A rash of makeover-type shows have resulted, not only in the U.S., but also in the U.K, Australia, and New Zealand. Research Done in New Zealand Recently, some studies were done […]

Secrets of Feminine Beauty

So, if Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson represent the most exemplary types of feminine beauty, what lessons can we learn from them, in terms of trying to contemplate the modern ideal of female beauty?At first glance, they seem very different.Jessica Biel, at 5’7″, 112 pounds with 34 B breasts cuts a much leaner figure than […]

Kate Moss Is the Modern Nefertiti? Dont Bet on It

The British Museum is set to display a solid gold statue of supermodel Kate Moss, entitled “Siren.” It is purported to be the largest gold statue built since ancient Egypt, and it weighs 50 kg (110 lbs), making its value in gold alone nearly $1.5 million, although its actual value is likely much higher since […]

Unattractive Results from Breast Augmentation: RB

A lot of women try a program of diet and exercise to try and target some of their stubborn fat spots, like belly fat and love handles or “muffin tops.”The problem is, for many women these are the last places your body will lose fat, so by the time you’ve lost this fat, your breasts […]