Friday, January 29, 2016

Women’s Happiness Doesn’t Affect Mortality

Many studies have been conducted that claim to link happiness and living a longer life together. “A study published on Wednesday in The Lancet, following one million middle-aged women in Britain for 10 years, finds that the widely held view that happiness enhances health and longevity is unfounded. Happiness and related measures of well-being do not appear to have any direct effect on mortality, the researchers concluded,” (NY TIMES).

“The results come from the so-called Million Women Study, which recruited women ages 50 to 69 from 1996 to 2001, and tracked them with questionnaires and official records of deaths and hospital admissions. The questionnaires asked how often the women felt happy, in control, relaxed and stressed, and also instructed them to rate their health and list ailments like high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and depression or anxiety,” (NY TIMES).

The good news is that you can be as grumpy as you want and you can still live a full long life! Sadly though, making those grumpy faces can affect your face and create wrinkles where you may not want them. This is when you will want to call us for a few Botox shots or possibly other skincare treatments. Just because you want to walk around grumpy all day doesn’t mean you have to appear that way. 
To get a head start on ridding of those wrinkles, schedule a free confidential consultation with us by calling 248-735-3800 or


Friday, January 22, 2016

How to Recover From Your Plastic Surgery

Everyone always worries about the recovery time after getting major surgery done, which is normal and you should think ahead. The best way to prepare yourself is to come into surgery as a healthy patient from the start. Being a non-smoker, eating healthy, exercising, and being in mental and physical shape in general are all ways that you can be the ideal patient before plastic surgery.

Common practices for speeding up the recovery process is eating lots of fruits and vegetables, taking supplements and vitamins. Make sure to tell your physician about whatever you may want to take so they can advise you accordingly. Prior to surgery, you will want to eliminate alcohol and reduce the caffeine and processed foods in your diet. This is also recommended during post-surgery as well.

To learn more about plastic surgery, schedule a free consultation with us and our doctors can guide you through the whole pre-op and post-op process. Please call 248-735-3800 or visit

Friday, January 15, 2016

Pigeons that Identify Breast Cancer

Most of you know the pigeon as that pesky bird that sits in the streets with its pack of buddies in large cities. Some of you might not know that this well-known bird has a long history of working with humans to accomplish different tasks. Pigeons can detect emotions in people’s faces and even select certain letters in the alphabet.

In today’s world however, the pigeon has evolved to much more important tasks. They are surprisingly very good at detecting cancer. After being shown images of human breast cells, they were able to spot malignancies (tumor). Now this doesn’t mean that the birds will be performing surgeries anytime soon, but it does prove the intelligence of the pigeon. While spotting tumors on images of breast cells is one thing, pigeons could be used for further medical advancements in the future whether it is cosmetic or traditional surgery.

Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, Michigan is up to date with all of the advancements in technology in the medical world and our board-certified plastic surgeons are ready to discuss any questions you may have about cosmetic surgery.


Friday, January 8, 2016

Don’t Be Another Statistic, Do It Right The First Time

There has been a rise in recent years of people traveling to get major surgeries performed. When it comes to a large medical expense, we all try and take shortcuts to find a cheaper price. Sometimes this includes going to a different country which is often known as “medical tourism”. 

Every major surgery has risks involved but by going to a different country your risk or something going wrong increases. When you have medical work done in a different country you have no legal protection and chances are you will not be dealing with a board-certified plastic surgeon or who knows, maybe it’s not even a real doctor.

Don’t get caught up with price or you could be another statistic like this common headline, “19 Americans infected during plastic surgery trips” (NBC News). Of course this is just one example of something going wrong overseas with surgery, but even just one example is a good reason to be cautious.  Bargain surgery may not really be a bargain. This is your body and I doubt you want to risk a tummy tuck or nose job going wrong just to save a few dollars. Additional cost for revision surgeries and complications may cost you whatever the difference was if you had it done in the United States.

At Star Plastic Surgery, in Novi, Michigan, our board-certified plastic surgeons have performed over15, 000 cosmetic procedures. To schedule your free consultation here in the United States, please call 248-735-3800 or visit us at