Thursday, December 17, 2015

Plastic Surgery Demands Increase This Holiday Season

The holidays can bring on all sorts of stress. Seeing family members, holiday parties, or traveling tend to cause us to think about our appearance more than normally would.   

Another reason for undergoing such procedures during the holiday season, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery says: It's the only time of the year when some patients can take a week or two off from job or school for post-surgical healing.

Nose jobs, eyelid surgery, Botox, and facelifts are all popular procedures during the holidays. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, plastic surgeries spike about 25% because everyone wants to look their best for the holidays.

A huge trend that has started over the past few years has been the notion of gifting plastic surgery to others. It doesn’t have to be some extravagant surgery, it can be just a simple Botox or facial procedure. There has been an increase in recent years of people shopping for facial rejuvenation treatments for family and friends.

Speaking of friends and family, all of us at Star Plastic Surgery would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Artificial Sweeteners vs. Sugar

With the holidays coming up, the concern of sugar and sweeteners and how they affect us become more relevant. Holiday treats are a common occurrence and the harmful effects are always in the back of our mind soon after consumption.

An analysis of randomized controlled trials, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2013, found that sugar-sweetened beverages alone cause body weight to go up in adults. In comparison, an analysis of randomized controlled trials of artificial sweeteners published in the same journal found that their use led to lower body weight and less overall fat.

The facts are there and the first step is to limit the amount of sugar consumed per week in order to prevent any health issues caused by an abundance of sugar. Everyone always says “feel great about the way you look”, and the first step in feeling that way is to just be healthy. If that isn’t doing the trick, there is always the option of plastic surgery on those areas you feel insecure about. Visit our website at to learn more.