While some of us intend to live au natural with what nature bestowed, others intend to use whatever tools are available to look as young as they feel for as long as they can. Fortunately for us, cosmetic surgery isn’t what it used to be. Unfortunately, this evolution has come too late for some of our beloved icons. Poor Cher.
Cosmetic enhancement procedures are now as available and affordable as a pair of shoes. While shoe addicts can hide or donate their mistakes, a botched cosmetic procedure is hard to conceal. So, when shopping for injectables, rhinoplasty, laser resurfacing, liposuction, face lifts, or any of over 1200 available cosmetic procedures do your homework first.
RealSelf is a comprehensive source of information on almost any cosmetic procedure. For instance, if you are considering eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty), you’ll find a list of doctors in your area specializing in the procedure. Review the gallery of before and after pictures for Blepharoplasty, price it throughout the US by region, learn about recovery, complications, and questions to ask your doctor.
Patients who have had the procedure post comments, and rate their results. Ratings for each procedure are based on customer satisfaction with the outcome. Since there are often multiple options offering similar results, RealSelf is the place to find user friendly explanations of each one. If you are considering liposuction for example, there are now several laser procedures available, like Smart Lipo and Cool Lipo that are used instead of conventional liposuction for specific areas.
The site allows only board certified physicians to register. Certifications are posted, as are hospital affiliations and years in practice. In exchange for registering on RealSelf, each physician agrees to answer questions posted by site visitors. You can search this bank of information by doctor or procedure, read reviews, and ask your own questions. It’s free and it could save your butt (literally).