For years, fat transfers (or grafts) have been used to fill in facial flaws such as hollow cheeks, sunken eyes or indented scars. Now they are also used to augment many other areas of the body. Dr Vernon Ching discusses.
The chin is a symbol of sensuality in the female and masculinity in the male, playing a pivotal role in facial aesthetics. Despite this however, it’s a feature that’s often neglected. Dr Vernon Ching discusses.
Patients undergoing bariatric surgery for severe obesity are often left with excess, sagging skin, affecting all areas of the body – including the face. This can negatively impact one’s body image and self-esteem, despite the powerful achievement of significant weight loss.
A pioneering new liposuction technique has been growing in popularity, as it promises to remove fat in a smooth and gentle manner. This procedure is known as SAFELipo® - and has been recognized for exactly what its name implies: a safer alternative.
A new diet pill called the Obalon inflates inside your stomach to mimic the results of weight loss surgery. While it’s being touted as the new non-surgical alternative to gastric bypass, the question remains: is it an effective tool…or simply hype?
Great skin, for the majority of us, does not come naturally. Only those that are truly genetically gifted have this biological advantage. This does not mean that the rest of us are doomed, merely that we need to work a lot harder to achieve our goal.
Thermage and Fraxel bring out the best in each other, just like you and your best friend. This non-surgical treatment sequence is your skin’s best friend for total skin rejuvenation. The combined treatments help correct the most signifi cant signs of ageing: sagging skin, wrinkles, skin texture and pigmentation.
DR VERNON CHING discusses the Thermage system – a safe, non-invasive, radiofrequency cosmetic procedure that’s clinically proven to help smooth, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger appearance.
While facial chemical peels remain among the most effective treatments for skin rejuvenation, it must be noted that not all peels provide the same results. It’s the strength of the peel solution that affects the depth of the treatment.
You’ve had your babies, experienced one of the most wonderful things a woman can do in her lifetime – but don’t forget about yourself. Pregnancy can take a toll on your body, affecting your breasts, tummy and legs. After nine months, you’re probably longing for your pre-pregnancy figure.
In modern society attitudes to cosmetic surgery have changed dramatically with an increased acceptance of people choosing how they wish to look. Cosmetic surgery has lost its connotation as “vani- ty surgery” and patients have come to realize that if performed for the right reasons a profound and positive change will occur.
According to scientists, we are all automatically and genetically drawn to people with beautiful traits as these people are perceived more healthy and strong and are more likely to produce offspring with these self-same characteristics. Even a baby knows beauty is innate.
Autumn is a deceptive season. Once the summer rains abate, the weather starts to cool and one is tempted to stay outdoors for long stretches to enjoy the fresh air before the cold winter temperatures start to bite. Particularly here in Africa, protection from the sun is necessary all year round, for a number of reasons.
There is no doubt that exercise and diet is the best way to obtain the shape and figure that you desire; however newer body sculpting technologies allow you to remove excess fat that is not easily lost by diet and exercise.