Addressing Family Members' Concerns About Your Cosmetic Procedure

Millions of people explore cosmetic procedures to enhance their natural beauty and boost their confidence. Choosing to have a cosmetic procedure is a highly personal choice—but it’s a choice that some people close to you may not understand. This article will address the natural concerns a loved one may feel when their parent, partner, or family member is considering an elective cosmetic procedure.

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Male Pattern Baldness: Your Options to Fight Thinning Hair

If you’ve started balding, you might feel like you’re losing a lot more than just your hair. Hair loss can feel like a major, unexpected change, hurting your confidence when you look in the mirror and even when you go to work. 

Sound all too familiar? If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the age of 50, up to 85 percent of men have significantly thinning hair. Male pattern baldness is a common struggle for older men, and some younger men also deal with this issue. Regardless of how common it is, most men who suffer from male pattern baldness are unhappy with their situation and wish they could find a permanent solution to help reverse it and get their confidence back. 

The good news is that there are a few options to help fight thinning hair. This blog post will focus on the different stages of male hair loss and the options available for hair restoration—including how much those treatments cost, how long they last, and who is a good candidate for the procedure.

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Understanding Your Options When Paying for Plastic Surgery

If you’re considering having cosmetic plastic surgery, there’s a good chance you’re excited about achieving your goals and also wondering how you’ll cover the cost. Contrary to a common misconception, plastic surgery is not just for the rich and famous, but rather something many people can afford. A study by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that the mean annual household income per cosmetic patient was $60,976. Plastic surgery is a long-term investment in yourself, and like any good investment, it may take some time to plan for financially. The good news is that many different options are available to help you pay for the cosmetic procedures that interest you.

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7 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon During a Plastic Surgery Consultation

When you’re considering plastic surgery, a consultation is an important step in your journey. It is an opportunity to learn important details about the procedure and to begin building a rapport with your surgeon. It’s also the ideal time to ask any questions you have about the process, procedure, and recovery. Questions on these topics are essential for easing your concerns and managing your expectations, and the answers might just give you a better idea of what you want. But with so much to address—on top of already having the first-appointment jitters—how can you be sure that you’ll leave with all the information you need to make your decision?

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Fighting Hair Loss: Who Makes a Good Candidate for NeoGraft

Millions of people, both men and women alike, struggle with hair loss as they age. As a result, many seek out hair transplant treatments to help restore and replenish lost hair; however, traditional hair transplant techniques, such as the “strip method,” have a high potential for scarring, are infamous for long recovery periods, and can even cause long-lasting scalp numbness.

With that said, the good news is that there are now minimally invasive transplant techniques available that present minimal risks and achieve natural-looking results. This article provides an overview of the NeoGraft “MaxGraft” Hair Restoration procedure and what makes someone a good candidate to have it done.

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Paying for a Cosmetic Procedure: How to Compare Different Quotes

Because a cosmetic procedure is often an out-of-pocket investment, it’s important to understand each quote you receive and what the differences are. Why is one plastic surgeon’s quote significantly higher than another surgeon’s? Of course, you have questions, and you should—you’re making a big investment in yourself!

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What You Should Look for in a Surgeon

Looking for the Best Surgeon in Melbourne, FLYou've probably been told to think "safety first" when considering plastic surgery. Where you have the surgery performed, how healthy you are beforehand, and with whom you work all play a part in making your procedure safe. While you know that you want to choose the right surgeon for the job, you may be confused about what exactly makes one surgeon more qualified for the procedure than another. All the different terms used -- such as cosmetic surgeon, plastic surgeon, and facial plastic surgeon -- can be confusing. No matter what type of surgery you're thinking about, keeping an eye out for the following can help you have a smooth, safe and complication-free procedure.

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When Your Spouse Is Against Plastic Surgery

What to Do When Your Spouse Disagrees About SurgeryWhen you decide to have plastic surgery, one of your concerns might be how people will react to your slightly changed appearance. While you don't have to tell anyone about your decision, unless you want to, people might notice and come to their own conclusions.

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Diabetes and Surgery: What to Know Before a Cosmetic Procedure

Diabetes and SurgeryIs your diabetes stopping you from considering a brow lift or facelift? If you are concerned about the effect your condition will have on the surgery's results—like anyone— you should do your research first. While diabetics do have an increased risk of complications from any type of surgical procedure, having diabetes doesn't necessarily mean plastic surgery is off the table. Your surgeon can work with you to reduce your risks.

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To Tell or Not to Tell: Talking About Your Cosmetic Procedure

Cosmetic procedureYou've just had plastic surgery and you feel happy with the results. While you may have told your close family and a few friends, you might be wondering what to tell other people in your life. Should you share your surgery story with acquaintances or near strangers or let them come to their own conclusions. The answer is really up to you, and depends how comfortable you feel discussing your surgery with people, and the type of procedure you've had.

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