Trend Alert: Patients want to look like they do with Instagram filters
While it’s not uncommon for those seeking cosmetic procedures to request certain celebrities’ features, the latest plastic surgery trend sees women using their own edited snapshots and flawlessly filtered Instagram selfies.
According to a study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, one in three plastic surgeons have seen an uptick in requests for facial plastic surgery procedures due to people wanting to look better in selfies. Many attribute this to the use of filters on Instagram, the social media app. Instagram has a number of filters that allow people to see a better version of themselves with a swipe of their finger. These filters are being used so often, people regularly see the potential for beauty, and come into plastic surgeon’s offices with questions about how to achieve “that look.”
Filters are increasingly popular, with the Willow filter making faces look a little more defined and the Early bird filter giving a warmer, softer glow. According to The Daily News, certain filters, such as Rise and Toaster, can de-emphasize pores and imperfections by highlighting your skin, while others such as black and white filters are eliminating red or ruddy complexions.
Many patients coming into their plastic surgeons’ offices are generally concerned with wrinkles around their mouth, their complexion, and dark spots or red spots. Non-surgical treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels can take care are many of these issues.
One patient used Instagram filters to disguise her sagging jowl. Realizing that she wanted to look like she did in her edited photos, she opted to have a neck lift after showing her surgeon her Instagram pics and is no longer using filters on her selfies.
The future of social media, is visual content. Everybody has a phone, can take a picture and share it easily. The question becomes what is the image you want to show? And selfie is one way in which you can control that.
Although this new trend may seem odd, it is considered by those in the industry as a step in the right direction. For one, the people who ask for these procedures do not wish to look like another person. They only want to be better or younger-looking versions of themselves. This goes right along with the known positive effects of plastic surgery and an individual’s confidence.
The AAFPRS said this new selfie driven trend shows no sign of declining as there’s been a 33% bump in procedures driven by self-awareness from social media since 2013. After all, selfie sticks were ‘must-have gifts of this past holiday season.’
The Weiland Group wants you to be the best version of you, inside and out! Dr. Weiland is always available to discuss all of your concerns and expectations. Call 702.254.0500 today to schedule your complimentary consultation!
Cosmetic Surgery Financing in Today’s Market
As the market for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures grows, patients are always searching for new, innovative ways to pay for their treatments.
The Weiland Group is happy to announce its partnership with American HealthCare Lending. Instead of using your high-interest credit cards for elective cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures, AHCL now offers you affordable simple interest loans with no prepayment penalties, no retroactive interest, longer terms for lower monthly payments, an inquiry process that will only take you minutes to complete anywhere on any device, and the pre-approval process doesn’t negatively impact your credit.
WHAT THEY FINANCE
You can wrap up all of your surgery-related costs and cover it with your AHCL loan!
American HealthCare Lending finances treatments, procedures, medications, anesthesia, facility fees, recovery care, surgical garments, travel and lodging, etc.
HOW TO OBTAIN AN AHCL LOAN
It’s easy. Go to www.weilandgroup.com, click on the AHCL logo and get started with your pre-approval process. Enter your information and our provider number. You’ll receive an email decision upon approval and funding within minutes. Then just select one of the loans offered and verify your personal information. Loans are funded directly to the bank account of the individual listed on the loan.
OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS TODAY
The Weiland Group still offers traditional payment options such as cash, cashier’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and lay-a-way plans. In addition, if you’re interested in opening a heath care-related credit card, we also participate with Care Credit which offers 0% interest rate for 6 and 12 months and 14.9% interest on extended payment options for 24 to 60 months.
Spring Cleaning! Getting Rid of Your Old Makeup
Most beauty products are designed to stay fresh for a specified period of time then they start to break down. Hanging on to your skincare or makeup past its expiration date, might be causing skin problems. Using a product beyond its expiration date may seem harmless, but expired beauty products can carry a range of bacteria.
In a 2013 study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science evaluated the makeup routines and habits of 44 women ranging in ages 18 to 28, and the results showed 70% of women in the study used some type of expired product, mostly eye makeup mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow.
Products that contain water as one of the first ingredients have the shortest shelf life after opening because water encourages the growth of bacteria and products made up of almost no water (such as powders) last the longest. Also products are susceptible to bacterial contamination and breakdown from exposure to air. If you have a product that is discolored, runny or lumpy, has separated, developed a strange odor, or feels different on the skin than it once did, then by all means throw it away.
Here is what you need to know on the shelf life of your favorite makeup and skincare products, and how to spot those that are past their prime.
Lotions and Perfume
Recommended replacement: 3-4 years
Body lotion and perfumes typically tend to last longer than most. Although, at times it is hard to remember how long you’ve actually had that scented body lotion. So, if it has changed color from a bright white to an unappealing yellow that seems thinner or more watery than when you initially purchased it, replace it.
As for perfume, alcohol is a natural preserver, keep it in a cool, dark place, and it should last for a few of years. When the scent of the perfume smells different, you should toss it.
Recommended replacement: 1 year
Typically, you shouldn’t hold onto skin-care products for more than. Products that fight wrinkles, or acne are typically only formulated to be active for a year.
Recommended replacement: 1 year
Sunscreen should be replaced every year, however, if your formula comes out runny or has turned from white to yellow, this could mean the active ingredients might be compromised and most likely will not protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Be sure to always pay attention to the way the products looks.
Recommended replacement: Loose compact powder last for about 1 to 2 years
Recommended replacement: Powder blush last for about 1 to 2 years
Recommended replacement: Foundations 6 months to 1 year
Powdered beauty products contain the least amount of water, making it harder for bacteria to grow. However, the brushes you use to apply the powder may carry dangerous bacteria. Invest in a brush sanitizer and clean your brushes regularly to prevent breakouts and bacteria growth. Within just months, foundation can start to grow bacteria that present health risks to your skin. Every time you touch your makeup, you transfer germs to them and ultimately to your face. Try to keep your fingers out of products. As oils rise to the top, and the consistency thickens, the odds of bacterial growth increase. This can lead to breakouts or irritation, even infection.
Recommended replacement: 3 months
A mascara tube is a dark, wet environment which is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Also, every time you re-insert the brush into the tube you double dip, all of which increases the risk of an eye infection.Pumping the wand pushes air into the tube, causing it to dry out faster. Try slowly draw out and twist the brush instead.
Eyeliner and Eye Shadow
Recommended replacement: Liquid eyeliners, 3 months
Recommended replacement: cream eye shadows, 6 months
Recommended replacement: pencil eyeliners and powder eye shadows, 2 years
Eye makeup is especially vulnerable to bacteria, so start reviewing your makeup collection for expiration dates. Pencil eyeliners can be renewed by sharpening after each use. Expired powdered eye shadows tend to be more flaky and dry.
Lipstick and Lip liner
Recommended replacement: Lipstick and gloss, 2 years
Recommended replacement: Lip liner 2 years or more
The water content in lipstick makes them potential mini reservoirs of bacteria so avoid sharing it with others. Also, if you get a cold sore, throw out all lip products you are using.
Another way to tell that lip gloss has passed its expiration date is if it you notice color changes or you see mold, get rid of them.
Here are some easy tips for prolonging the shelf life of your products:
Things to remember:
- Store your products in a cabinet or drawer
- Wash your hands before using products
- Tighten/secure the cap after each use
- Toss out eye/lip products after you’ve had an eye infection or cold sore
Things to avoid:
- Storing your products in direct sunlight
- Sharing your products with others
- Adding water or saliva to thin out or remoisten your products
- Pumping your mascara
Remember: If it smells funny, looks odd or the texture has changed definitely replace it! Also, keep in mind that smell is one of the first properties to change when a formula has expired.
Dr Weiland and all us of here at The Weiland Group want to make sure that you have the latest information to keep you informed. Call us today to see if we can be of any assistance 702.254.0500.
When is the best age it to get a Facelift?
The primary goal of a Facelift is usually to correct sagging skin around the face, particularly at the jawline and in the cheeks, jowls, and neck areas. Other initial signs of aging typically repaired by a Facelift are the deep creases around the mouth area called the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, displaced facial fat, and creased skin in the neck area.
The most important factorsare having significant facial aging changes that can best be corrected with a Facelift, you want to have the procedure, and if you are healthy enough to have the procedure. Your age is a secondary factor.
Today, those considering a Facelift are often looking to appear more youthful for personal to professional reasons. Many prefer to have the surgery earlier and then maintain a rested, refreshed look with the ongoing help of non-surgical options like Botox, dermal fillers, and medical peels, facials and by-prescription products.
A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Vol 129.no1.p263) looked at the age a patient chooses to have a Facelift and compared it with their long term satisfaction and results. The younger patients had longer lasting effects from their surgery and were more satisfied. Independent surgeon rating of the results also favored the younger patient.The women in the study were grouped by age, under 50, 50-60, and over 60. The over 60 group consistently rated their early and long term satisfaction as lower than those in the two younger groups.
At The Weiland Group we understand having a Facelift is a very personal decision that you should make in a consultation with Stephen Weiland, M.D., a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
If you wish to restore a more youthful appearance to your face, we welcome you to contact our practice by calling 702.254.0500 today. Dr. Weiland and his experienced staff look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve lasting results.
How to choose the right Breast size for you
Once you have decided to have a Breast Augmentation, how do you decide what size implant is best for you?
The goal of Breast Augmentation is to change your breast size proportionally making them larger and fuller in shape. If you’re not sure what breast size you would like to be ask your surgeon a lot questions and look at as many pre- and post-op pictures of patients who are similar in body shape. When it comes to implants, what looks good on one woman may not look good on another.
At your consultation, we will evaluate your chest wall and breasts, including the base and width of your breasts. An implant that fits your width, size and build will create a naturally proportional look. While many women prefer a natural look to make their implants less obvious, others opt for a more dramatic look. Remember…the larger your implant size, the more vulnerable you may be to breast implant complications.
The shape of your body and your lifestyle also should be taken into consideration when choosing your size. For instance, if you are involved in sports, or other physical activities, the size and weight of larger implants will put stress on your breasts and may cause more drooping.
Dr. Weiland believes spending time with patient’s pre-operatively leads to happier patient outcomes and dramatically decreases the need for future re-operations. To help make the right choice, he suggests looking through before and after photographs and trying on implants in different sizes at his office to help you visualize your perfect new size.
Call The Weiland Group today at 702.254.0500 and schedule your consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Stephen W. Weiland, M.D. to discuss your breast surgery goals.
How Old is Too Old for Cosmetic Surgery?
Most people believe cosmetic surgery is riskier for senior citizens than younger adults. However, would be wrong according to a recent study by plastic surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center identifying senior citizens are at no higher risk for complications from cosmetic surgery than younger patients that was just released. The doctors analyzed data from more than 129,000 patients during a five-year period and found there was no difference in the number in the rate of complications for individuals older or younger than 65 years old.
“Our study demonstrated that patients over 65 can safely undergo cosmetic procedures with a complications rate similar to younger patients when surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon,” said Max Yezhelyev, M.D., Ph.D., the author of the study and a plastic surgery resident at Vanderbilt.
There are an increasing number of older patients undergoing cosmetic surgery every year the study also revealed.Senior patients accounted for more than 6,700 of the participants included in the database with an average age of 69. The younger patients in the study age averaged 39.The rate of major postoperative complications after cosmetic procedures among elderly patients was 1.94%, as compared to 1.84%for the younger group. The average age in the study was 69 years old. However, when looking at patients 80 and over with the average age being 82, the rate of complication was only 2.2 percent compared to 1.9 percent for younger patients. As you can see, there’s not much of a difference.
Facial procedures were the most common in patients over 65. Surprisingly, most of the older patients were men, rather than females. The demographics of younger patients included more females.
Stephen Weiland, M.D. founder of the Weiland Group is a double board certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience working with all age groups. He can answer all of your questions to help you feel better about deciding to make positive changes to the way you look and feel. For more information cosmetic surgery for yourself, contact The Weiland Group to schedule a consultation at 702.254.0500.
Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation
Yes. You can have a Breast Augmentation and go back to normal activities the VERY SAME DAY.
Breast Augmentation is the most popular and most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. It’s ideal for women who wish to enhance, regain or restore volume and balance to their bodies.
At the WG, Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation is the hottest, new approach and our patients love it. What makes recovery so quick? The secret lies in a gentle surgical approach and having our patients get active immediately after surgery.
During surgery, Dr. Weiland gently and efficiently dissects tissues while creating the implant pocket. This minimizes trauma to the breast tissues and shortens a patient’s time under anesthesia. Less anesthesia is then absorbed and metabolized within the body. After surgery then, the body has less to release. Also, gentle tissue dissection leads to less bruising and less bruising leads to less post-operative pain. It’s a win-win!
After surgery, patients are encouraged to get back-to-life. Within an hour or two, patients are required to get outside, walk, shop or to do light housework. They are asked to complete a routine series of prescribed over-the-head exercises. To help with the soreness, patients rely solely on Ibuprofen.
With Rapid Recovery, the earlier a patient gets active the less stiffness and pain sets in quickening the recovery process.
This is contrary to the traditional post-operative surgical regimen still prescribed widely by plastic surgeons. The typical post-op plan is to have a patient rest and not raise her arms above her head. This leads to a longer, more painful recovery. Why? Stiffness sets in with less movement. Then the cycle starts – more stiffness, more pain, more recovery time needed.
Our patients have been amazed. They tell us that they have gone to the movies, out to eat and shopping with family and friends the very same day and still feel great afterwards. They often find the initial exercising challenging but say they adapt quickly and actually love getting back into their normal routine. They also tell us that they are amazed at how well and clear thinking they feel so fast.
Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation is the perfect procedure for patients who are having their first Breast Augmentation. However, a traditional recovery regimen is still recommended for patients requiring breast revisions, lifts or reductions.
BRA Day USA– Closing the loop on Breast Cancer
By now most of us know that the month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, we wear our pink in support, walk in memory of to honor the brave who have fought this disease, but today specifically is for Breast Reconstruction Awareness known as BRA Day. The goal is to educate, inform and provide access for breast cancer survivors of their breast reconstruction options. In America, 7 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer needing a mastectomy are not aware of their breast reconstruction options. As a result, less than 1 in 5 women who choose to undergo a mastectomy will go on to have breast reconstruction.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women after skin cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Most of us have been touched by cancer or know someone who has. How can you help?
Make a donation that will benefit the Breast Reconstruction Awareness fund of the Plastic Surgery Foundation: http://www.bradayusa.org/donate.html. No gift is too small, and your generosity will help tremendously.
Each and every woman battling breast cancer deserves to know her options.
Residents of Las Vegas know all too well the meaning of extreme weather. With thechanging seasons comes dry winter skin, and now that the holidays fast approachingit is time to focus on your skin care regime. Dry climates equal dry skin. Not to mention, dry skin is uncomfortable. It draws out the moisture from your skin leaving you with a less youthful glow, andcan lead you looking older than you really are. It’s easy to ignore daily skin care but when you live in a dry state like Nevada, understanding your skin first is the basis of a good skin care program.
An important part of our mission is sharing our expertise with you. Using the latest VISIA technology, a Skin Spa specialist will take ultra-violet and digital photographs to assist in evaluating your skin. Your face will then be thoroughly cleansed and analyzed for type and condition. To round out your consultation, we will formulate a customized program, and skin care treatments.The medical-grade products we use are available in our retail boutique by prescription so you can maintain the restorative effects at home between treatments.
We carry the following lines:
Obagi® Medical -offers an extensive line of clinically-proven, by-prescription-only skin care systems and products designed to help revitalize, enhance and maintain beautiful skin for life. The following sampling of systems meet the needs of all ages, all skin types.
SkinCeuticals®– dedicated to providing advanced skin care backed by clinical evidence. These products contain pharmaceutical grade active ingredients and are dispensed by-prescription-only under the supervision of Dr. Weiland to cleanse and tone, prevent, correct, moisturize, and protect.
Éminence Organic Skin Care – body and facial products are a natural approach to skin care. Produced using sustainable farming and green practices in Hungary, Eminence products only use ingredients without harmful chemicals or additives to allow premium results for all skin types. These products are made-up of essential oils and coloring and scents from fruits, vegetables, herbs and teas.
Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup -This is THE Skin Care makeup. Jane was the first to introduce mineral makeup. It is made with minerals and pigments that allow the skin to breathe. Her products provide anti-inflammatory, weight-less coverage, it’s a foundation, powder and concealer all in one. The products will not clog pores, carry a lowallergy risk, contain no talc or parabens or synthetic ingredients and provide sun protection.
Corrective Skin Therapies – Our medically-advanced peels are custom-designed just for you. Using clinically-proven, professional products by BioMedic® and SkinMedica®, we deliver great results when our peels are routinely combined with a prescribed, at-home skin care regime.
In addition to the above, remember to always wear sunscreen. The number one case of premature aging and wrinkles is sun damage. Make better food choices reduce your intake of junk food, Watch foods high in fat and sugars. Hydrate drink up to 8 glasses of water a day.Moisturize its one of the most important things to prevent sagging and dull aging skin. Use oil-based products that retain water on the outer layers of the skin.
Preventing premature aging is a priority at The Weiland Group. Call today (702) 254.0500 to schedule your complimentary skin care consultation with Dr. Weiland.
Mommy Needs a Lift
Women who have had children know what a blessing they are. They also know that the fluctuation in weight during pregnancy, and nursing can lead to many changes in a woman’s breast causing them to sag. A Mastopexy or Breast Lift to raise and reshape sagging breasts would be a great procedure to correct this condition.
Breast lift surgery is a common cosmetic surgery procedure which women use to regain that youthful appearance they had before childbirth. Also, to restore breasts to a more lifted position while improving their shape and firmness. Please note that a Mastopexy alone does not significantly alter breast size. If you have lost a considerable amount of volume in your breast after pregnancy you might want to consider a Breast Augmentation in addition to your breast lift.
Once you’ve decided you are done having children, as any pregnancies following this surgery can reverse the results of this procedure. Consult with a highly experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. He will evaluate your eligibility and determine if a breast lift is needed or if another breast surgery might be a better fit for your needs.
Dr. Stephen A. Weiland, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and he will be happy to sit down with you and discuss what you should expect from a breast lift procedure or any other surgery that you might have an interest in.