What You Should Know About Holiday Discounts on Beauty Procedures

Saving money can be a beautiful thing — and the holiday season brings sales galore. But if you’re browsing for discounts on aesthetic procedures, be sure to shop smart.

If you’re looking to splurge on yourself, this could the best time to shop around. We asked Healthline’s aesthetics advisory board for their expert opinions on Black Friday — and everyday — beauty deals.

4 Reasons Why CoolSculpting Could Be Your Go-To Beauty Treatment This Summer

Billed as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting continues to be a go to treatment for A-listers who want results, but don’t want to have scars or spend time recovering from surgery.

CoolSculpting helps to reshape your body by freezing unwanted fatty deposits beneath the skin (think love handles and belly fat). Targeted fat cells die and are eliminated via the body’s natural processes.

Here are four reasons why CoolSculpting could be your favorite beauty treatment this summer.

ISAPS Survey Suggests Global Rise In Cosmetic Surgery

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) today released the results of their annual Global Aesthetic Survey for procedures completed in 2017, which showed an overall increase of 5% in surgical cosmetic procedures within the past twelve months.

The top five countries – USA, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Italy – account for 38.4% of the world’s cosmetic procedures, followed by Germany, Colombia and Thailand.

Get the Details on the New Anti-Aging Neck Slim Procedure That Can Give You an Angelina Jolie-Like Jawline

Dr. Suzanne Trott, a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Beverly Hills for 15 years, has come up with a new neck procedure to make you look younger in a week (with very little downtime.)

Trott sat down with Stylish on Monday, October 29, to dish on the Neck Slim, the perfect in-between surgery if you’re not quite ready to go for a full facelift, but still want to see the younger, fresher version of yourself.

Georgia Woman Nearly Died After Botched Tummy Tuck Left Her with Life-Threatening Infections

Wanting to restore her confidence once and for all after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, events planner Laura Franks, 36, paid $5,000 for a tummy tuck, liposuction and Brazilian bum lift at a clinic in Cali, Colombia, in February this year.

But, instead of getting a dream body, she caught a flesh-eating bug, which ravaged her stomach.

What Happens When You Can’t Afford Breast Cancer Reconstruction?

Despite its importance as part of a holistic cancer treatment plan, reconstruction can be incredibly difficult to afford.

When a single breast implant can cost as much as $10,000, the financial burden on a patient can quickly get out of control, making some women feel as though the surgery isn’t a viable option for them.

What about when money does dictate the decision? Marie Claire spoke to three women in the throes of trying to rebuild their lives—and breasts—after cancer.

Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction Does Not Increase Cancer Recurrence Risk

Women who underwent autologous fat transfer for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery did not appear at increased risk for locoregional or distant recurrence, according to a case-matched, retrospective review of medical records.

Fat transfer reconstruction also was associated with lower mortality rates than conventional breast reconstruction.

Autologous fat transfer, also called fat grafting, is a process in which a clinician injects a patient’s liposuctioned fat, often harvested from the abdomen or upper legs, into soft tissue deformities that may occur during breast cancer surgery.

Putting Cosmetic Surgery on Your Plastic? Avoid These Complications

You’ve been wanting to change your looks with a cosmetic procedure forever — say, a nose job or a tummy tuck — but you can’t afford to pay for it in full. That makes you wonder: Would it really be so bad to put it on a credit card and pay it off over time?

While the financial costs of such a decision often outweigh the benefits, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Assuming the procedure is medically advisable, start by evaluating your financial situation and options. And if you’re sure you want to borrow on plastic, do all you can to avoid the negative side effects of high interest rates and out-of-control balances.