Beauty and health: the different types of cosmetic plastic surgery
Cosmetic surgery is performed to change the normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem.
Choosing to have cosmetic plastic surgery is a personal choice. You need to educate yourself to determine if it is indeed the choice for you. That means doing your homework and finding a plastic surgeon that is willing to help educate you on the procedure you wish to have done. Nowadays there are many options available to you. You may decide that you simply want to improve on the features you already have or there may be something about your body that you just cannot stand. Depending on your personal situation you may be looking at a simple procedure that requires a quick office visit or you may decide on a procedure that will take longer to heal from.
Starting from the neck on up there are many choices. There are simple procedures such a laser hair removal, Botox injections and facial peels. More detailed and higher risk procedures are neck lifts, chin implants, lip implants, eyelifts, nose reconstruction, protruding ear surgery, and complete face-lifts. From the hips up to the neck you may be looking at liposuction which is a procedure to remove excess fat from the hips, arms and tummy. There are breast implants, which increase the size of your breasts. For some individuals breast reduction is the option to choose. It all depends on your current body structure.
From the feet on up to the hips there are also some more choices. Fairly recently there has been a procedure to lengthen the toes. Some individuals do this to make their feet look more appealing. You can also have buttock implants to make you rear end look a little fuller. Liposuction on the thighs and buttocks is also another choice. Plastic cosmetic surgery does not come without risk. In many cases you will be put to sleep for the procedure. It is your job and the job of the physician you choose to make you aware of any and all risk involved in the procedures you choose.
Before making a final decision on whether you wish to proceed and have any types of cosmetic surgery done there are some steps you will need to take. First of all you need to decide what type of procedure you want to have done. Then you need to ask yourself why you want to have the procedure done. You need to make sure you understand fully why you want to have cosmetic surgery. If it's for the wrong reasons such as depression over your current body image, then you may need to find another option such as counseling. The next step is to find a board-certified plastic surgeon. Do not feel that you have to go with the first one you meet. You need to ask for references. This should be something a good plastic surgeon will be happy to provide for you. You may also check to see if anyone you know personally has had any type of cosmetic surgery done and if they can recommend anyone. You also want to make sure to check and see if there have been any malpractice lawsuits filed against the surgeon you are meeting with.
Lastly, if you find you are feeling scared or doubting that you want to go through with the procedure, cancel your appointment. There is no need to rush in making a decision to have plastic surgery. You want to go into it with a clear mind. Remember cosmetic surgery is generally not covered by insurance as it is considered an elective procedure.
When the old throw pillow need new covers try this simple how-to.
When the pillows start to become raggedy or look straight out of the seventies it is time to make throw pillow covers.
You should first select a theme or color that will match your decor. Take a measuring tape (or string) and measure all the way around the pillow from front to back lengthwise, and front to back horizontally. Add an extra inch into you measurements for the seams. If you want to put a zipper on the cover than you should measure one end of the pillow
When you go to buy the cloth select a nice thick material that does not fray, snag or rip easy. If you have kids you may want to stay away from whites or very expensive cloth. A good material suggestion is a 50/50 cotton polyester blend. Test the material on the ends with your hand to make sure it is a good durable material. If you are going to put zippers on your pillow covers pick up ones that blend into your material, do the same with the thread.
Once you arrive home you should wash the material in the washing machine. After the material is washed and dried you can begin measuring out the material you need for each pillow.
For example: If you have a pillow that is 15" lengthwise and 12" width wise then you would measure out 31" (2 x 15" + 1" seam) lengthwise and 25" (2 x 12" + 1" seam).
After the material is cut fold the material so that the wrong side is out. (The wrong side is the side that you do not want shown when the pillow is done. For example, the printed side would be the right side.) Once it is folded it should be approximately the same size as the pillow but without the stuffing.
With the wrong side out there should be 3 open ends. Select which end you would like to put the zipper (if you adding a zipper) and sew up the other two openings leaving that one opening bare. When you sew remember that you have a half inch seam allowance on each of the three sides, otherwise sew ? inch in from the outside edge.
Once both edges are done turn the material so that the pattern is now on the right side. You may want to put the pillow into the case and make sure it fits appropriately. Take the zipper and turn the right side of the zipper (the side you would show) towards the right side of the material. Pin the edge of the zipper to the edge of the pillow casing. Hint: Do not sew too close to the actual zipper, as the material may get caught while you are zipping. Once the zipper is pinned you may sew that one side.
To make a little flap that hides the zipper you should do the following for the other side. Unzip the zipper and fold the other half of the opening that is unsewn over so that only the right side is showing. The fold should be just long enough that when you press the unsewn side of the zipper up next to it the top of the fold goes just beyond the zipper. Pin the bottom of the unsewn zipper (the part with no teeth) along the bottom of the flap so that the teeth are at the top where the flap is folded over. Sew along the bottom of the zipper and the flap.
When you are done you should be able to zip the zipper and have a beautiful new look for your throw pillow.
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