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Nip & Tuck Update
Shafer Plastic Surgery
From Stylelist.com: Nip & Tuck Update
Shows like "Dr. 90210" and, well, "The Real Housewives of New York City," have been slowly educating us on the often scary world of nips and tucks. But with fads popping up left and right, the industry is still super tricky to navigate.
StyleList asked plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer -- whom W magazine just anointed one of the hottest names in beauty -- to give us the lowdown (thankfully, in layman's terms) on how to improve what our mamas gave us. Hint: It involves Botox, a little laser lipo, and welcome advice to step off the treadmill.
What procedure do you recommend to most women?
Botox is the most common, because, again, it reduces the stress on the skin, reduces wrinkles, and has a positive psychological effect. For middle-aged women a neck lift can take years off of the body and give the face a fresh, clean appearance. For young women, liposuction is very common. I see a lot of young women and men who go to the gym almost every day and they still have a little muffin top or an area of baby fat under their belly button that drives them nuts. More exercise isn't going to make that area go away, but doing a 2-hour liposuction procedure will. These people are young and healthy and they can get a quick procedure and feel great about themselves. When heavier people come in for liposuction, I explain that it's a second chance, but it's not curing you from your bad habits. You still need to make a lifestyle change.