Monday, February 28, 2011

2010 Facial Plastic Surgery Results Show Less Invasive Options Gaining Ground

The latest 2010 statistics for facial cosmetic treatments show that about 75 percent of the procedures performed last year were non-surgical, which may confirm an often discussed trend toward non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
The stats come straight from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), and they show a 45 percent increase in the number of facial procedures performed over the last two years, representing a 16 percent annual increase in non-surgical facial procedures.
“Non-surgical procedures are an excellent option for some people, with the added benefits of lower costs and shorter recovery time; two things that are consistently important to those considering facial plastic surgery,” said Dr. Jonathan M. Sykes. “We have been seeing a trend over the past few years that people who want to look and feel younger and rejuvenated are turning to non-surgical, less invasive procedures to obtain the refreshed look they want.”
Based on the AAFPRS survey, the hot procedures of 2010 were non-surgical procedures like neuro-toxin and hyaluronic acid injections. Among surgical procedures, the most popular were rhinoplasty, facelift and eyelid surgery.
Females received the majority of facial procedures in 2010 (83 percent), but the most popular procedures varied by age. For women 35 to 60, the top surgical procedures were brow lift, facelift and eyelid surgery, while a nose job was the top surgical procedure performed on women under 35.Wrinkle injections,  nose jobs, and hair transplants were the most common facial procedures performed on men in 2010.
The AAFPRS survey also reported an increase in ethnic patients: two out of five surgeons said they had an increase in their Asian American and Hispanic patients last year.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Beauty by Roger Scruton

Although the author doesn't describe exactly what he feels Beauty is; he does write a fantastic and provocative
book on the history of beauty.........

His chapters include: Judging Beauty, Human Beauty, Natural Beauty, Everyday Beauty, Artistic Beauty, Taste and Order, Art and Eros, The Flight from Beauty and Concluding Thoughts.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Shape of Weight Loss -CIBO Clinic -Lose Weight for Life

CIBO Clinic – Lose Weight for Life

For many, year after year, New Year’s resolutions include the desire for an improved appearance and topping the list is weight loss.  
By now those resolutions are fading from the minds of most. How to make that resolution a reality – you need a source for help – ongoing help.

The risks of being overweight and the wish to achieve better health and an improved appearance can drive depression at any time of the year, leaving you immobilized. The daunting journey to achieve weight loss can be overwhelming; especially after endless failed attempts at diet routines.

Good information can help you make the choice for personal change.  You also need on-going support to strengthen determination, plus, you need to be able to share and communicate openly with your support team.

A feature on look good options is the CIBO Clinic - the Canadian Institute of Bariatric Options. Their slogan is meaningful “Lose Weight for Life”.

The CIBO support team is unmatched……they don’t just claim to have experience…they do. Tom Saridis, Founder & CEO of The Canadian Institute of Bariatric Options, CIBO Clinic, has experienced weight-loss surgery himself.  Tom underwent adjustable gastric lap-banding weight loss surgery in 2006 and has lost and maintained a 280 lb weight loss.  Tom describes his experience as, “I realized that having the band put in wasn’t a cure for my obesity – nothing is – but it was a great tool for helping me change the way I eat. I worked hard to make the changes the band required.”

Tom formed CIBO Clinic from his own weight loss journey and the feelings of “What happens now?”

Today, five years later and 280 lbs. lighter Tom is committed to helping others achieve the same weight loss success…and…enjoy a better quality of life. Tom maintains, “Anyone who has ever struggled with their weight like I have knows losing it is a lot more complicated than just cutting back on food and getting some exercise. It’s about changing the way you eat, the way you think – and the way you live your life. I couldn’t have made those changes without help.”

The health risks of obesity such as type 2 diabetes or hypertension are greater than the risks of gastric banding surgery because severe obesity is a chronic frequently progressive, life threatening disease with many known health risks.

In most cases a potential candidate for lap-band surgery would have to be at least fifty pounds above their ideal body weight or have a body mass index of thirty-five or as low as thirty with pre-existing health conditions.

The Canadian Medical Association Journal recommends bariatric or weight loss surgery as an acceptable option for people for whom all other conventional weight loss methods have failed.

The CIBO Clinic in Toronto (Canadian Institute of Bariatric Options) stresses a lifetime of changes; “Eating habits can change, the band is a great tool to help you make that change”, explains Tom “These days, life has become about quality, not quantity,”

When Tom states, “I know what you mean” it is not a put-off comment he actually does know and can relate to you.  for the support you need to begin your own weight loss journey to a better quality of life.The Shape of Weight Loss is a 3 part series– health risks of obesity out-weigh surgery risks – body contouring and facial rejuvenation for bariatric patients,

How Using Goal Setting Can Help You Achieve Realistic Weight Loss

It is always a good idea to set goals when you are trying to lose weight. Many people do not set goals and our upsetHow Using Goal Setting Can Help You Achieve Realistic Weight Loss when they do not lose weight as quickly as they want.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

RADIESSE® Wrinkle Filler - How It Works

Healthy young skin contains collagen that gives it volume, flexibility and strength. As part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume. This loss of elasticity and volume results in the wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity that rob your skin of its youthful appearance.

Welcome Back Your Own Natural Collagen The ideal way to achieve wrinkle reduction is by replenishing lost volume. With RADIESSE® wrinkle filler, you welcome back your own natural collagen to smooth out the signs of aging. That's because RADIESSE wrinkle filler's unique formulation stimulates collagenesis – the production of new collagen – which results in increased volume for natural looking wrinkle correction that may last a year or more in many patients. It's also why more and more cosmetic surgeons, estheticians, and other medical professionals are choosing RADIESSE wrinkle filler for long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

The RADIESSE wrinkle filler difference:

Stimulates the body's own natural collagen production

  • Instantly corrects wrinkles
  • Results that may last a year or more in many patients
  • Now FDA approved to enhance patient comfort1 with lidocaine mixing In just one syringe, many patients can achieve long-lasting youthful results. And now you can ask your doctor about the RADIESSE treatment option that significantly improves comfort. Because treatment with RADIESSE wrinkle filler is simple, quick, comfortable and convenient, with immediately visible results that last, more and more people are discovering that it is the natural choice for maintaining a more youthful appearance.
1Based on a clinical study of 50 patients. Split face treatments of RADIESSE dermal filler alone and RADIESSE dermal filler mixed with 2% lidocaine were given to patients. Significant pain reduction is defined as a 2 point reduction on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Data on file.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Playtex First Sipster Cup

Playtex The First Sipster Spill-Proof Cup 7 oz - 2 Pack (Colors Vary)The soft, durable spout helps baby transition from bottle to cup. The handle is attached to the lid for proper spout/handle alignment which promotes independent drinking skills and confidence.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Great recipes and a good deed!

Would you like to be able to whip up a creation from the restaurant of Michael Smith,
Jason Atherton or Tom Aikens quickly and easily in the comfort of your own kitchen?
With the help of Master Chefs for Home Chefs 4, a cookbook in which 52 acclaimed
chefs each reveal one of their special recipes, you too will be able to prepare a range
of simple and delicious starters, main courses and deserts. And what’s more, for each
copy purchased, 40 meals will be provided to children in Malawi.

The top chefs and others involved have worked on this book free of charge, ensuring

that its proceeds can go to the school nutrition programme of the World Food
Programme (WFP). The WFP, part of the United Nations, currently provides food
aid to around 90 million people, more than half of them children, in 70 countries.

Last year’s Dutch edition (Topkoks voor Thuiskoks 3) sold 80,000 copies, placing

it at the top of the Dutch list of the best selling cookbook of 2009. This year’s target
is to sell 125,000 copies internationally, which results in 5 million school meals for Malawian children.

Master Chefs for Home Chefs 4 is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook.

The dishes are simple to prepare thanks to the clear instructions. The book’s design
is sleek, and the splendid photography is bound to make your mouth water. Select
a menu from the recipes on offer here and your guests can’t fail to be impressed!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Canadian Study Finds Young Moms Seek a More Team Approach to Raising Kids than Previous Generations

Millennial Moms want their children to experience low tech, simple play

Among the key findings from the study:

Ø Motherhood is a Team Sport

o They are networkers and collaborators. They grew up working in teams and learning from one another as much as they did from authority figures.

Ø Choose Your Own Adventure

o Millennial Moms are less likely to accept tradition and replicate what others have done before them. They will go to a number of sources such as their own mothers, or friends (both online and offline), websites, and blogs for input and then make their own decisions.

Ø Go with the Flow Motherhood

o Millennial Moms see motherhood as a process of discovery for themselves and their children. They are less likely to try to live up to an ideal of motherhood or being a perfect mom and they are less likely to over-program or “helicopter” over their children.

Ø The Mompreneur

o Their drive for integration and self-expression has this generation of moms enjoying entrepreneurial pursuits and their home businesses are often influenced by their role as a mother. Whether it’s blogging or hosting a website about parenthood to selling birthday cakes, they blend their entrepreneurial spirit with their role as a mother.

Ø Dad as Partner; Kids as Collaborators

o Dad is more involved than ever before: he wants to be there and she wants him there. His skills are a complementary force to mom’s skills and abilities. He is not happy to be seen as helpless or as an extra kid that mom has to deal with. Children also contribute to the team dynamic, as mom looks to all members of the family to support its growth and development.

The study’s multi-phase approach included an extensive literature review and in-depth interviews with Millennial Moms, as well as Gen X and Boomer moms for comparative purposes. A visual anthropologist, who is also a Millennial, participated in the research activities and helped to analyze rituals, behaviours and cultural norms of the groups.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Worried about what others think? Think for yourself, new book advises

Karen Sala examines how others influence our life choices, and what we can do about it in "The Art of Finding Yourself, At Any Age"

BARRIE, Ontario (MMD Newswire) February 2011 - - Too many of us are swayed by what others think and say, notes author Karen Sala, and too often we lose focus of ourselves in the process. This can give way to mimicking the habits of those we associate with, which over time can hinder our life's purpose and progress. In "The Art of Finding Yourself, At Any Age" (ISBN 1450585485), Sala attempts to explain how this fear of the unknown can cause people to go astray.

The Art of Finding Yourself at Any Age
About the Author:

Karen Sala was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She started writing as a child, and has since developed several books for eventual publication. As author of "Relationship Purgatory, for Two," and "The Gasping," Sala has pursued her lifelong goals in establishing herself as an independent writer.

About the Author:

Karen Sala was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She started writing as a child, and has since developed several books for eventual publication. As author of "Relationship Purgatory, for Two," and "The Gasping," Sala has pursued her lifelong goals in establishing herself as an independent

Create a spark this Valentine’s Day…without the smoke

Friday, February 4, 2011

Natural Skin Tightening

Natural skin tightening means using your body's own innate ability to rejuvenate it self .
Facial Rejuvenatiion --  Without Surgery
 Pellevé™  is a new innovation in non-invasive skin tightening for the treatment of mild to moderate facial wrinkles. Ask for it by name. --  Pellevé™
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011