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Monthly Archives : November 2014

Cosmetic Surgery and the Art of “Less is More”

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The best plastic surgery is plastic surgery you can’t see. I often have patients who say, “when I walk down the street I can tell when someone has had filler, or a facelift.” I say that the only plastic surgery you can see is badly-done plastic surgery. Well done Botox, filler, peels, or even surgery should leave you guessing why your neighbor looks so well-rested, or why your college friend has looked the same for the last 15 years. A good rhinoplasty makes you notice your cousin’s beautiful eyes rather than her new nose. A good facelift has you hoping you’ll inherit your aunt’s great skin.

You and Your Plastic Surgeon Should Be a Team

You should feel heard, and you should choose a surgeon whose aesthetic and philosophy of beauty you share. I like to look at my relationship with my patients as a partnership. I am the plastic surgery expert, but you are the expert with regards to your face and your lifestyle. We not only need to work together to optimize results but we also have to trust one another and agree on what is beautiful. My philosophy of beauty is that “less is more.” My goal is to optimize your natural beauty, and to achieve an effortless-appearing, simple and timeless beauty that preserves the face as a fresh, clean palate.

Timeless Beauty

It transcends trends. It’s clean and it’s fresh. So if you want to experiment, do it with your hair, clothes, make-up – even nails. But please don’t experiment with your face! Just like any other aspect of fashion and beauty, trends in facial plastic surgery come and go. Unlike other aspects of fashion and beauty, you can’t shed a surgery like last season’s stilettos. Dramatic “reduction rhinoplasties” of the late 60s and early 70s have made many a pinched ski-slope nose on Madison Avenue. Extreme blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in the 70s has left many otherwise gorgeous ladies with hollow-looking eyes as they’ve aged. Plucking the eyebrows down to fine lines in the 80s has left models looking for eyebrow hair transplants now that the trend is for fuller brows (Yes! You can do that!).

Desperately Seeking Surgery

People seek out cosmetic surgery for many reasons, and that motivation is important. I have found that the happiest patients after Botox, filler, peels, or surgery are patients that chose to have a treatment, or surgery for themselves. This is the right motivation. I have no problem telling patients that I don’t think a treatment or surgery is right for them. Just because I’m a plastic surgeon, doesn’t mean that everyone should have surgery. Surgery has its place, and can produce fantastic results, but there are MANY other tools and tricks as well. You can always do more; but once you do too much, you can rarely do less.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Love of beauty is taste, creation of beauty is art”. The perfect partnership between patient and surgeon respects the art of less is more.

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Shop The Sale With 40% Off Travel Beauty

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In case you haven’t heard, we are having a huge sale at Travel Beauty: 40% off all B. Kamins LaboratoriesBlissElemis andJuvena products. All prices are already marked down so no code is necessary. We are talking over 35 skin and body care products at significantly reduced prices. We know…we’re excited, too! Some clients have approached us for shopping advice – how to best take advantage of these enticing prices?

We’ve put together a list of some of our most-beloved products from these brands. If you still have questions about which products would best suit your skin needs, reach out to us! You can email us at concierge@travelbeauty.com or give us a ring at888.717.8790.

Travel Beauty Top Product Picks from B. Kamins, Elemis, Bliss & Juvena

B. Kamins Renewal Serum: The perfect serum for someone overwhelmed by the vast selection and textures of serums. This serum has a lotion-like texture, so it’s more moisturizing than gel-based formulas and is easy to apply – just two pumps is enough for your entire face and neck. It effectively deals with all skin concerns: helps restore clarity, radiance and suppleness to damaged, wrinkled skin. It reduces blotchiness, refines skin texture and helps increase cell turnover to diminish the visible effects of harsh environmental influences.

B. Kamins BB Cream: This BB gets an A+! This 8-in-1 multi-tasking beauty balm is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and peptides to help firm skin, smooth out wrinkles and combat damage caused by sun, stress and aging. The universally flattering shade can be used by all skin types and tones and provides sheer, luminous, natural-looking coverage…not to mention all day hydration. It immediately brightens complexion and evens out skin tone.

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask: These little miracle masks are a must-have for everyone – especially as we enter holiday party season! They brighten, de-puff and de-line the under eye area with 3 forms of glow-inducing oxygenation, antioxidant vitamin C and puff-pummeling cucumber extract. In just 15 minutes flat, they revive and refresh your entire face.

Elemis Pro Intense Eye & Lip Contour Cream: We love this multi-tasking cream. It contains active plant stem cells that work with the skin’s natural function to protect the shape of skin cells and tighten the collagen network. It defends against environmental damage and limits skin degradation by inhibiting the production of harmful enzymes. But the benefits are not only long term, you’ll see immediate results as well: It effectively plumps and firms the lips and the delicate skin around the eye to reveal a more youthful, renewed and remodeled look. This is your #1 weapon to prevent vertical lip lines and lipstick feathering.

Juvena Instant Optimal Look Mask: Whatever “skincident” you are experiencing, this mask is sure to help. The creamy and cooling formula contains a concentrated cocktail of caffeine, soybean oil and Juvena’s innovative Light Shadow Equalizer to immediately soften the appearance of small shadows, lines and wrinkles. You’ll get a radiant, revived look and silky-soft skin IN JUST FIVE MINUTES. This mask is essential for travel and perfect for pre-party prep.

We could go on and on – It is so hard to choose! Other rockstar products worth noting:

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From B. Kamins Laboratories

From Elemis

  • Frangipani Monoi Body OilSimply devine and fast absorbing – you can’t go wrong!
  • Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing SerumWill give you the most luminous complexion.
  • Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask: Anti-aging mask ideal for mature and dry skin – fights sagging turkey neck with a vengeance!

From Bliss

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