In Hollywood, if it can be lifted, tucked, smoothed, sucked out or puffed up, chances are it will be. During the Toronto International Film Festival, I am always amazed at the star gazers who comment about a celebrity’s toned curves, voluptuous breasts, flawless skin and perfectly coiffed hair.  Let me tell you, it takes a lot of money and time to manage that face and booty.  But you can get that look too!

While some celebs are happy to admit to having work done, others are a bit more tightly lipped on the subject. Speculation has become rampant in Hollywood over which stars have had what done to which body parts and Rice Cosmetic Surgery is keeping on trend by offering some of the hottest procedures popular to the stars. Visit www.doctorseanrice.com for more information.

“Whether it’s a facelift, butt lift, breast augmentation, smoothed thighs, flattened stomach, removal of eye bags, liposuction, tattoo removal, or just a needed ego boost, Rice Cosmetic Surgery offers a variety of procedures that will leave you looking and feeling like Hollywood’s hottest celebrity,” states Dr. Sean Rice, founder and director, Rice Cosmetic Surgery.

MACS Facelift

In an age focused industry where everlasting youth is coveted, a facelift can be like turning back time and getting a fresh start. While it’s often most noticeable when a facelift goes wrong, there are many safe and effective solutions that help restore a youthful appearance.

The Minimal Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) facelift is a less invasive facelift procedure that helps to remove excessive jowling around the chin, deep creases that appear between your nose and mouth and restores the outline of the jaw. The MACS lift is distinctly different than a traditional facelift and achieves results with less surgery and less downtime. The incision is short, extending only from the front of the temporal hairline, under the sideburn and in front of the ear to the ear lobe, and the amount of tissue undermining is minimal. The lack of incisions around the back of the head means that patients can wear their hair up without the telltale signs of surgery. Permanent, invisible sutures secure the lifted tissues to the immobile tissue just above the lateral cheek bone for long-term results.

Dermal Fillers and Other Injectables

Injectables are among the most popular procedures in Hollywood for rejuvenating a youthful appearance due to the quick and easy procedures. These non-surgical anti-aging treatments address not only the wrinkles, but the muscles that cause lines and furrows to form and offer instant results, which is a major draw as many people don’t want the downtime that comes along with surgery.

  1. Dermal fillers like Restylane, Restylane Fine Lines and Perlane are hyaluronic acid (HA) and add volume to facial contours and are used to smooth under-eye hollows, enhance lips, increase volume in the upper cheek and naso-labial region, and define contours of your cheek, chin and jaw line. They are also used to fill acne scars, camouflage early jowls and to change the shape or symmetry of your face by softening a bulbous nose tip or removing a ski jump depression on the nose.
  1. Juvéderm Volbella, a hyaluronic acid (HA) based gel enhanced filler with local anaesthetic Lidocaine created specifically for the lips.  Volbella is a softer, smoother gel that allows for easier injection and its patented Vycross technology produces greater lift capacity and longer lasting results.  It’s lower HA concentration means that it is less likely to absorb water, resulting in reduced swelling and a more natural result. Volift with Lidocaine is the latest HA dermal filler that adds volume to lips and can be used to define the lip’s contours and for deeper folds like naso- labial.
  1. Selphyl is a way of extracting platelets from the patient’s own blood and injecting the growth factors from the platelets to provide a better skin texture.
  1. Sculptra is an injectable that uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) microparticles to fill in the areas where people lose volume in their face. It’s ideal for people who are developing jowls, marionette lines or sunken cheeks or temples. Overall it is great for facial contouring.
  1. Often used in conjunction with fillers, neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin temporarily block nerve receptors on the muscle to prevent the muscle contractions that cause lines and wrinkles. Made with Botulinum Toxin Type A, neuromodulators are used to treat crow’s-feet and glabella lines (frown lines between the eyes).

Brazilian Butt Lifts with AquaShape BodyJet Technology 

Let’s face it, 2014-2015 has been the year of the butt. Kim Kardashian nearly broke the internet with her Paper magazine cover. Meghan Trainor sang about it being all about that bass. Jennifer Lopez continued to celebrate her booty with Iggy Azalea. And there’s no forgetting Nicki Minaj’s take on Anaconda. It’s no wonder that buttock augmentation, or the Brazilian Butt Lift, is gaining popularity in North America.

There is still a misconception that this procedure is just to increase the size of the buttock, but most women or men requesting buttock augmentation are really looking to improve the overall contour and shape of their body.  Certainly a flat buttock can hinder certain styles of clothing, particularly bikinis for women or jeans from men. Fat grafting is used to improve the shape of the buttocks, a procedure that harvests the fat from other areas such as the abdomen, arms and legs and then processes and transfers it to the buttock.  Not only does this create a nice contour to the buttock area but also helps to thin the waistline and contour the legs relating to an overall improvement in the shape of the body. The procedure is done in the office under a general anesthetic, and usually takes about 2 hours.

Used for Brazilian Butt Lifts, AquaShape BodyJet technology is an innovative minimally invasive water assisted liposuction and fat transfer procedure that taps into your own natural resources to help replenish and restore your youthful beauty by removing unwanted fat permanently and using your fat as a natural filler to restore youthful fullness in the face, hands, breasts and buttocks. For trouble areas of stubborn fat, AquaShape’s gentle water-jet assisted liposuction gently flushes the fat from your body using a pulsating spray of water that dislodges and loosens the fat cells. The water and fat cells are simultaneously suctioned back out together and the cells remain intact so they can be immediately re-injected into the face, hands, breasts or buttocks to restore youthful contours.

Liposuction

The entertainment industry is notoriously obsessed with body shape and size. Fad diets, extreme exercise regimes and liposuction can all be attributed to slim and sleek figures. Several famous actors, musicians, and reality TV stars have had liposuction.

Liposuction is an effective way to remove stubborn fatty deposits from traditional trouble spots on the body such as the love handles, thighs, upper arms, and neck. Using suction through a stainless steel tube called a cannula to break up and remove fatty tissue, areas of the body are shaped into more attractive forms, rejuvenating the patient’s figure in the process. Patients who are generally physically fit, or within the normal weight range for their age and body type, and have healthy, elastic skin are the best candidates for liposuction.

There are several options with laser liposuction such as Smart Lipo, Slim Lipo and BodyTite.

Breast Augmentation

The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting has been very candid about her decision to get breast implants, stating that her implants make her feel more confident and proportioned. Deciding to undergo breast augmentation and choosing breast implants is a difficult decision and many women think about breast augmentation for years before actually having the surgery.

In breast augmentation, silicone cohesive gel implants or saline are used. Breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift procedure to lift sagging breasts more dramatically.

Tattoo Removal with PicoSure®

Tattoo trends can come and go and relationships end, leaving people wondering years later why they got a tattoo in the first place. Even notable celebrities such as Melanie Griffith, who has been seen in recent photos covering her tattoo of Antonio Banderas’ name, have tattoo regret. Amanda Bynes, Kelly Osbourne, Heidi Klum and Eva Longoria have all had tattoos removed.

For those with tattoo regret, Rice Cosmetic Surgery is the first plastic cosmetic surgery clinic in Canada to offer PicoSure®’s patented PressureWave® technology to effectively erase tattoos with fewer treatments and better results. The first FDA-cleared picosecond aesthetic laser tattoo removal treatment, PicoSure is the first significant improvement in the treatment of tattoo removal in over 20 years. PicoSure’s PressureWave gently delivers ultra-short pulses of energy to the tattoo ink in trillionths of a second without injury to the surrounding skin. This shatters the ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body. Based on studies, PicoSure has proven efficacy on difficult ink colors, as well as previously-treated tattoos with fewer laser treatments. PicoSure treatments are scheduled 8 weeks apart, with most tattoos taking approximately one year or more to remove.

 

Written by Trina Stewart

Trina Stewart is the editor-in-chief at Life's a Blog. Blogging and Social Media is her passion by night, while project management and business development fills her day.

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