How Rhinoplasty’s (Nose Jobs) Work?

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We’ve all heard about nose jobs, and how they transform celebrities into completely different people. What’s not as well-known is precisely how rhinoplasty’s work. Surgery carries risk no matter what it is for, which is why if you’re considering a nose job you should know how they are done and what you can expect from the results.

A nose job is designed to reshape the nose to improve its look and function. Some may need it for medical reasons, particularly if there is an obstruction or breathing issues. Far more rhinoplasties are done for superficial reasons.The first step is to set up an appointment with a surgeon. He or she will discuss your concerns and what you don’t like about your nose the way it is. You’ll then get the rundown on whether or not what you want is feasible based on your bone and cartilage. The surgeon will perform a basic examination of your facial structure to make that decision.After that, your surgeon will discuss your general health and go over the potential risks associated with surgery. Recovery time and the costs involved are also a part of this conversation.

The Surgery

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Nose jobs are outpatient procedures that involve a general anesthesia. Once you’re thoroughly sedated, the surgeon will make a cut within your nostrils. In some cases, she may need to cut across the base of the nose. She then reshapes the inner bone and cartilage to create the desired appearance.
After the surgery, your nose will be swollen and will likely stay that way for several weeks. There will be bruising around the eyes and you’ll be required to wear a nose splint. After about three weeks, your nose will go back to normal and you can resume your typical social engagements.

The Ultimate Goal

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Rhinoplasty can provide several benefits. It can be used to encourage symmetry of the nose and face through adjusting the width and bridge of the nose, eliminate any bumps or depressions that are visible in the profile of your nose, and reduce nose tips that are bulbous or drooping. The ultimate goal is to create a more defined nose that is attractive in appearance and prevents any medical complications. Whether you’re considering a nose job for health or cosmetic reasons, it’s best to seek the guidance of an experienced surgeon. You’ll be glad you did.

Does The Beach Body Diet Really Work?

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Everyone is looking for a better body these days, it seems, but achieving that body is often elusive.
There are countless diets and workout plans available, many of which require extreme dedication. Most of us spend our time trying to find a ‘quick-fix’ to get our ideal body. Unfortunately, that can lead to missteps and misguided decisions.

One very popular diet is the Beach Body Diet. This diet is not just diet, it’s an online community, workout plan, and business. You can become a part of Team Beachbody if you buy into the plan and offerings. But does it really work? Can you expect real results from this plan?

The Beach Body Diet

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There are several issues with The Beach Body Diet. For starters, it only requires 21 days of your time. Meaning, once you’ve lost the weight after 21 days they offer very little support for keeping it off. Anything that is a ‘quick fix’ won’t offer lasting change. You have to keep that in mind should you opt to start on this diet.
The question you really want the answer to, is does it even work after 21 days? The answer is, maybe.

How it Works

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The fact is, any diet that requires you to reduce your caloric intake and increase your exercise, is bound to work. If you decide to sign up for the Beach Body Diet you’ll be asked to replace your meals with shakes, to limit your carbohydrates, sugars, and processed foods. This inevitably leads to a reduction in fat and weight gain. Of course, you could just start dieting on your own and enjoy similar results. You don’t really need the Beach Body Diet to help you out there. The good news is if you do use their diet and sign up for their website, you’ll have access to a community of individuals who’ve changed their eating and exercise habits for good. Encouragement and social support is critical when losing weight, and the community offers both.
Should You Try It?

If you have tried, but failed, several diets you might want an extra boost to help get you on the right track. The Beach Body Diet provides that boost. You don’t have to be fitness literate to understand the diet or necessarily be all that concerned about fitness. It’s straight forward and provides perks like community access and quality products.
The bottom line is this: if you want to lose weight quickly, The Beach Body Diet will likely work for you. If sticking to a diet is difficult for you, you’re better off doing it on your own.

Faith Hill

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Faith-HillCountry music doesn’t get played too often on the radio, but Faith Hill was one of the first to have a popular pop-crossover, which has made her one of the most successful artists in country music history. Hill has sold more than 40 million albums, and is married to the country music powerhouse, Tim McGraw. Faith has won five Grammys, and countless Country Music Awards, and is considered a legend in her industry.

Faith Hill still looks fantastic at 47 years old, and most would kill to age as well as she has. Despite Faith Hill’s wonderful appearance, her photos are still regularly airbrushed for the media; her arms were slimmed down, and the waist around her dress was taken in to make her appear slimmer in Redbook Magazine’s photos.

Eva Longoria

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Eva-LongoriaYou probably wouldn’t be too shocked to hear that the beautiful Eva Longoria got her start as a pageant queen. Longoria came from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Hollywood, where she starred in soap operas before landing her breakout role in the ABC drama/comedy “Desperate Housewives.” Longoria’s had a modest film career, but has been able to keep busy and maintain her spot in the public eye.

Longoria is 40 years old and looking fabulous, but apparently not fabulous enough for certain magazines; this photo shows Longoria’s hair changed, and her makeup altered so her face would “pop” out. Perhaps the most shocking change is an adjustment to Longoria’s clothes which make it look like she’s showing more skin through her lingerie.

Megan Fox

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Megan-FoxMost men in their mid to late 20’s think Megan Fox is the best looking actress in Hollywood. Fox started her film career in 2007 with “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” (a biopic of her life), and quickly became the go-to actress when a director needed an onscreen starlet. The turning point in Fox’s career came when she was cast in the first two “Transformers” films.

Fox is one of the youngest members on the list at just 29 years old, so you would probably think that her photos wouldn’t need much editing. Still, magazines strive for absolute perfection and even Fox gets airbrushed regularly; you can see the change in her skin’s tone, and her nose and lips have received a total makeover.

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina-JolieAs the daughter of actor Jon Voight, it seemed inevitable that Angelina Jolie was destined for stardom at a very young age; Jolie starred in her first film alongside her father back in 1982, but took the next decade off to pursue her education, before finally resuming in 1993. Jolie got her first big role nearly 20 years ago in the movie “Hackers,” but has since starred in many blockbuster hits, and has become established as an A-list actress; her many “talents” can be observed in her flawless portrayal of Lola in the masterpiece movie “Shark Tale.”

Angelina just turned 40 years old, which seems like a death sentence to some actresses, but Jolie won’t have to worry about that; she’s as close to physical perfection as can be, but her photos aren’t always completely natural. In this photo almost every part of Jolie’s face has been airbrushed, including some obvious changes to her lips; the most notable change of all has to be Angelina’s miraculous change in eye!

Madonna

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MadonnaThe state of Michigan has a rich music history, and one of the most prominent names to come from the Wolverine State is Madonna, who ironically looks like a wolverine herself. Madonna became a big name in the 1980s with hits such as “Like a Virgin,” “Like a Prayer,” and “Vogue;” to this day Madonna is still a big name in the music industry, and headlines both concerts and festivals around the world which sell thousands of tickets.

Madonna certainly clings to her youth, which is plain to see in pictures of the singer that have been severely airbrushed; Madonna is currently 56 years old, and you can clearly tell when you see her in person. According to magazine covers, Madonna is a bright and smooth skinned woman in her early 30s with huge blue eyes and no sagging to speak of, but you’re not fooling us!

Sharon Stone

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Sharon-StoneSharon Stone got her start by working as a model, before deciding that acting was more her forte; Stone picked up all of her stuff and moved to New York City, getting her first role as an extra in a Woody Allen movie. After her first appearance as Bag Lady #2, Stone was recognized and given small roles, until she achieved stardom by starring opposite of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 film “Total Recall.”

Sharon Stone is the oldest person on this list, at 57 years old her pictures get touched up to the point where she looks half of her age; in this airbrushed photo Stone has slender and tight skin on her arms and neck, and her face was given a complete makeover. Perhaps the most noticeable “improvement” to Sharon Stone’s photos are the changes to her chest which is enhanced to look bigger and perkier.

Penelope Cruz

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Penelope-CruzWhen it comes to timeless beauties, the Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is often mentioned; Cruz was an actress in her home country for years before finally moving to the United States, and quickly becoming a big name. With roles in movies such as “Vanilla Sky,” and “Blow,” Cruz is widely regarded as a great actress, and an international sex symbol: earning a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Cruz has maintained her popularity and beauty for a long time, but everybody eventually starts to show signs of aging; magazines would like you to forget that fact, as Cruz’s photos have been smoothed out to eliminate any signs of eye bags or forehead wrinkles, and even her hands were made to look younger.

Alicia Silverstone

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Alicia-SilverstoneIn her first movie role, Alicia Silverstone was able to earn an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance in “The Crush;” after that, Silverstone was cast as the lead in the hit movie “Clueless” which made her a household name. Lately Silverstone hasn’t had any big roles, but you don’t need a “clue” to understand why. Silverstone did land the part of Batgirl in 1997’s “Batman and Robin:” these days she’s working as a producer, an author, and an activist.

At only 38 years old, Silverstone might not be as old as you think, meaning she was actually in high school during her role in “Clueless.” Even Silverstone has gone through the photo-editing gauntlet during a magazine appearance, and you can really see the detail on this one; her lips were made red, and her skin was smoothened under her eyes and on her forehead: instantly taking off five years.