Understanding Liposuction for Women

Understanding Liposuction for Women

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure commonly used to remove excess fat from the body. It is a popular choice for women who are looking to slim down and improve their appearance. Generally, liposuction is an easy, effective way to lose weight and reduce body fat. Liposuction can help remove unwanted fat from the waist, hips, thighs or stomach area. Naturally, it can enhance the figure by improving the buttocks, thighs and breast size; experts achieve this by reducing flabby tissue around the breasts. Of course, the cost of liposuction will depend on the amount of fat that needs to be removed, the type of procedure, and the surgeon's experience.

Generally, the highest cost of liposuction for women is between $3,000 and $5,000. The price of liposuction for women is usually lower than for men. Why, the male body has more muscle and fat in its physiology compared to the female body; this means the procedure is more complicated, and the risks are more significant on the latter. Because few female surgeons are trained to perform liposuction on women, many travel far away from their hometown if they want someone experienced to perform this procedure.

The lower cost of liposuction for women is not surprising. These days the procedure is less expensive than it has been in the past, and women who want to improve their bodies can get help. Regardless, liposuction for women means drastic surgery. It involves removing fat from the areas of the body that most women want to remove it from. This can be done through a procedure on the thighs, abdomen, hips, buttocks, flank and upper arms. Interestingly, liposuction is the most popular cosmetic operation performed on women. Yes, it can give women that "got a little body lift" without the downtime and the expense of regular surgery- talk of breast augmentation, tummy tuck or facelift.

Essentially, liposuction involves surgical treatment to remove fatty tissue from the body. In most cases, it's used to treat obesity or excess skin that isn't naturally occurring. Many doctors have completed tens of thousands of such procedures. The lower cost of liposuction for women Is about $1,206 per procedure. That means one can get breast augmentation, tummy tuck or other procedures you may want to be done without high costs. But some still ask: Why is it so expensive to get liposuction? What costs are associated with liposuction for women compared to liposuction for men?

Liposuction for women has been available for years, but it only recently became popular. However, this procedure may not be for everyone, especially for women. Even so, liposuction is one of the plastic surgeons' most common body contouring procedures. There are four main types of liposuctions: abdominoplasty, thigh lift, arm lift and facelift. In addition to the cost of the surgery, there are additional costs associated with recovery time and post-operation visits.

Yes, liposuction may be effective for improving appearance, but it carries risks. One of the biggest dangers of liposuction for women is the risk of developing an infection. Reason? The procedure involves making incisions in the skin; this can allow bacteria to enter the body. Liposuction also carries the risk of internal bleeding and blood clots. Another danger of liposuction for women is the risk of developing asymmetrical results. This is because the procedure involves removing fat from specific areas of the body. If the surgeon is not careful, they can remove too much fat from one area, resulting in an uneven appearance.

Additionally, you risk damaging the underlying muscles or nerves. Also, the procedure can be painful; it can lead to severe complications like internal bleeding and nerve damage. Additionally, liposuction can cause scarring and uneven results. While it is generally safe, there are risks associated with the procedure.

Overall, liposuction is a safe procedure with some associated risks. The procedure can be expensive since it is not always covered by insurance. Women should talk to their doctor about these risks before undergoing the procedure. Caution: Liposuction is not a weight loss tool; it shouldn't be used as a substitute for healthy eating and exercise. If you are considering liposuction, talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the risks and benefits.

So, should you go for liposuction? Do you have to? Can you avoid it? Yes, is it worth it for a woman to undergo liposuction even if the cost isn't an issue? The jury's out.

Ford Models Unveils Membership Program

Ford Models Unveils Membership Program

Ford Models, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of FMDC3 (Ford Models Digital Community 3.0), to unlock new and unique experiences for communities passionate about fashion, beauty, wellness, art, and culture.

FMDC3's vision is to build global, enhanced digital communities that provide access to unique, MBC ("money-can't-buy") experiences and opportunities. Our members will be able to access top-notch live and virtual events around the world, tailored and curated for their enjoyment. Additionally, our members will have access to exclusive content and intellectual property from Ford Models and other products and services, along with opportunities for support and collaboration.

During Ford Models' 75 years of history, the Company has always been a pioneer of the industry. Decio Restelli Ribeiro, President of Ford Models, Inc., witnessed many of these visionary changes through his long history of collaboration with the founders and past leaders of Ford Models, Eileen, Jerry and Katie Ford.

"In 2020, we created a truly global talent management platform and expanded our talent portfolio to include creators and change makers. That was Ford Models 1.0 to Ford Models 2.0. Today, we are expanding that vision to create Ford Models 3.0 – with the focus on global digital communities because fashion, beauty, wellness, art, and culture transcend boundaries".

In collaboration with Snowbell Labs, we are connecting technology innovations like web3.0 to create a more accessible, transparent, and participatory environment. The ideals of beauty themselves have broadened to be more inclusive. As content becomes democratized in its creation and dissemination, we believe that our community should be more involved in all aspects of our evolution.

FMDC3 will be launching the Ford First Access 2022-23 digital membership in an invite-only private sale in October, with a public sale scheduled for early November. Please refer to fmdc3.com for more information about the program.

In celebration, FMDC3 is hosting the first official Ford Models Digital Community 3.0 Halloween Launch Event on the evening of Friday, October 28, 2022 at The Top of the Standard, Highline (NYC). Community members and other contributors will be offered complimentary first priority access and press will be in attendance.

Founded in 1947 by its namesakes, Eileen and Jerry Ford, Ford Models pioneered a new kind of global industry based on beauty. Starting out of their New York City home, Eileen and Jerry established a company and brand that launched and defined the modeling industry; as the agency renowned for innovating model management, Ford Models is the most recognized and respected name in the history of modeling. Today, Ford Models is at the forefront of the cultural conversation, representing fashion talent around the world, operating where culture meets creativity. With its main headquarters located in New York City, and with offices in Paris, São Paulo, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, Ford Models continues to innovate and influence the industries of modeling and fashion.

Snowbell Labs is a holistic technology and service platform for creating and supporting engaged digital communities. Snowbell Labs works with brand partners in all aspects of EDC ("Engaged Digital Community") development, including: community strategy, marketing plans, websites, smart contracts, minting infrastructure, secure storage, payment integration, and data support.

Redress Design Award 2022

Redress Design Award 2022

Redress, the environmental NGO working to reduce fashion's waste, has produced an editorial photoshoot offering a glimpse into the upcoming runway looks from the finalists of the Redress Design Award 2022, which will be showcased at the Grand Final Fashion Presentation on 7 September, to be held at ArtisTree in Hong Kong and livestreamed to the world.

The Redress Design Award is the world's largest sustainable fashion design competition, organised by Redress and supported by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor.

Titled 'Repackaged', the photoshoot is styled and photographed by leading Hong Kong creatives Kieran Ho and The Buffacow, and inspired by the raw aesthetics of paper and cardboard industrial packaging. The theme of the shoot is intended to both remind us of the vast journey our clothing takes to get to us and showcase the potential for textile waste to be turned into something beautiful and new — reflecting the Redress Design Award's creative legacy of revaluing waste.

In addition to being published in both the print and digital editions of the Redress Design Award magazine, the photoshoot will also be featured in the October 2022 sustainability issue of Vogue Hong Kong.

For the photoshoot and upcoming Grand Final, the finalists' collections were brought safely to Hong Kong courtesy of UPS' carbon neutral shipping service.

Next month, the forward-thinking finalists will debut their sustainable collections on a global stage, showcasing their skills in design techniques including zero-waste, upcycling, and reconstruction, with a focus on circular strategies of designing for low impact and processes, low waste, longevity, and recyclability. The finalists have also embraced creativity and innovative thinking in their material sourcing, from leftover yarn collected from weaver families, to retired sarees and shawls from family closets.

An esteemed panel of international judges across the fashion industry, including Hong Kong's Edwin Keh, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), will be evaluating the finalists' collections for their creativity, sustainability, marketability, and workmanship. The top talent who wins the first prize will receive a HK$50,000 (US$6,400) development fund and join the Sustainability & Responsibility team at VF's Timberland to collaborate on a design project, gaining valuable experience from across the supply chain along the way. Prizes for the runner-up and Hong Kong Best winners include development funds, mentorships, and high-performance sewing machines.

Participating from their homes across the world — Brazil, Chile, India, Italy, Spain, Sri Lanka, as well as from the hosting city Hong Kong — the finalists will continue their educational journey in the upcoming Grand Final Week through practical design challenges and masterclasses, such as the 'Meet the Experts: Closing the loop with fibre regeneration' masterclass with Lenzing's TENCEL™ and 'A Discussion on Manufacturing' with TAL Apparel, to set them up for flourishing careers in sustainable fashion.

The Redress Design Award 2022 Grand Final is open to an exclusive in-person audience and will be globally available to the public for free via livestream on Wednesday, 7 September 2022, at 6:30pm (HKT) / 12:30pm (CET) via Facebook, Instagram, and Weibo.

In addition to the runway show, the finalists' collections will also be on display alongside exciting emerging sustainable brands from competition alumni. The exhibition will be held at ArtisTree from 9 to 16 September with doors open from 11am to 7pm and free admission. All are welcome to come see the designs up close on mannequins and digitally try on the outfits with AR filters.

The Redress Design Award 2022 judges are: Desiree Au, Founding Publisher, Vogue Hong Kong; Sean Cady, Vice President, Global Sustainability and Responsibility, VF Corporation; Orsola de Castro, Fashion Designer, Global Creative Director and Co-founder, Fashion Revolution; Christophe Degoix, Chief Operating Officer, TAL Apparel Ltd; Edwin Keh, Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA); Puneet Khosla, Vice President and Managing Director, Timberland APAC - VF Corporation; and Angus Tsui, Creative Director, ANGUS TSUI and Alumnus, Redress Design Award.

Swiss Luxury Jewellery Brand Inspired by Nature

Swiss Luxury Jewellery Brand Inspired by Nature

The latest pieces from Bernhard H. Mayer, QNET's luxury timepiece and jewellery brand, remain faithful to the heritage and spirit of fine craftsmanship, imparting a touch of extravagance and allure inspired by the charm of the natural world. They encompass the stars, reflect the everchanging seasons, and symbolise the natural beauty and balance of the earth.

"Fine jewellery is a distinctive category of accessory teeming with personality and style. The diverse range of beautifully handcrafted pieces from the Mayer atelier is perfect for individuals exploring their style or seeking a unique accessory for a special occasion," says Paul McHenry, Chief Marketing Officer of QNET. "In this latest release, our master craftsmen have outdone themselves by introducing nine pieces that capture the spellbinding intrigue you find in nature and art. My favourite one is the magical Timeless Tanzanite collection, using precious gems from a small, enchanted land nestled deep in the foothills of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania."

The Mayer atelier's Classics Collection consists of straightforward yet charming patterns that enhance the beauty of its wearer, lending an effortless elegance to every occasion. The new pieces added to the collection channel a creative vision inspired by nature, philosophy, and art.

The Autumn earrings and Autumn Pendant bring to life the transition of nature from summer to autumn, featuring handcrafted 18K gold leaf drops in a pattern inspired by seasonal transformation. Precious diamonds complement the natural golden hues of the season and add a touch of elegance to these pieces.

The Amity Star Set, a pair of matching pendants and earrings, is a modern take on the earth's movement and natural philosophies. The rhodium plated 18K gold circles represent harmonious unity, while the diamond triangle signifies individual wellbeing.

Bernhard H. Mayer's Elemental Collection is a beautiful contrast to its timeless Classics, consisting of a range of pieces that epitomise creativity seen in the everlasting arias of our universe.

In the same vein as the Amity Star Set, the Delos Set and Delos Star Set bring together simple, organic shapes with artfully placed diamonds to create a new aesthetic inspired by the Island of Delos, a mystic site of culture and heritage in the Aegean Sea. 18K White Gold and 0.03-carat diamonds perfectly balance tradition and modernity, with the distinctive design along each curve of the charm and earrings.

The Eclipse Pendant celebrates the binary between heaven and earth with interlocking diamond, silver, and gold rings representing duality, the power of opposites, and the strength of unity. The Mira Star Set evokes a night watching stars looking for the Mira Cetus or 'Wonderful Star', exemplified by the delicate 18K White Gold and Diamond-linked pendant and earring set.

Created by nature over millions of years under perfect conditions, every Tanzanite piece Bernhard H. Mayer sources is ethically mined and handcrafted by skilled artisans to create luxurious accessories for the finest purveyors. This exquisite blue gem is in only one place on earth, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. No two Tanzanite stones are exactly alike, making each piece a distinct statement of its own.

Bernhard H. Mayer expands on its Timeless Tanzanite collection with two new pieces: the Blue Drop earrings and Blue Drop pendant. They are an expression of the exclusivity of this extraordinary natural treasure. Paired with the graceful circles of the 18K gold frames, the entire collection exudes timelessness, wholeness, and perfection forged by the hands of Mother Nature.

All Bernhard H. Mayer jewellery primarily uses recycled gold sourced from members of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the leading ethical standard within the jewellery industry. Gold components are carefully chosen to reflect the highest quality, sourced solely from parties who practise ethical and fair policies in their operations.

"Luxury jewellery should not compromise on conscience and values," McHenry adds. "Our approach to sustainability extends further than our products, encompassing our packagings – such as renewing our jewellery box to incorporate sustainable materials – and the way our master craftsmen undertake the design and construction process of each unique piece of jewellery."

QNET is one of Asia's leading e-commerce-based direct selling companies offering a wide range of health, wellness and lifestyle products that enable people to lead better lives. QNET's grass-roots business model fueled by the power of e-commerce has helped empower millions of entrepreneurs in more than 100 countries worldwide. QNET is headquartered in Hong Kong and has a presence in more than 25 countries around the world through subsidiaries, branch offices, agency partnerships, and franchisees.