Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth offers his expert opinion on whether Jennifer Hawkins has gone under the knife. She has been the subject of ongoing surgery speculation due to her changing appearance over the years. Dr. Haworth told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday: ‘I often see pretty girls like Jennifer wanting to fine-tune their features to enter “supermodel” territory.’
Despite being a household name for 15 years, Jennifer does not appear to have aged a day and is arguably more beautiful now than she was in her early twenties. Dr. Haworth, who has not treated Jennifer himself, stated that the Australian model appears to have invested in some minor improvements to ‘improve facial balance as a whole’. In 2010, Jennifer attributed her drastic change in appearance to healthy eating, exercise and makeup during an interview with The Kyle and Jackie O Show.
While old photos of Jennifer reveal a noticeably thinner pout and fuller face, she has previously brushed off surgery speculation. Jennifer once told The Australian Women’s Weekly that it’s the nature of the fashion industry to be accused of undergoing cosmetic surgery. ‘When someone says “under the knife” I don’t have a reaction,’ she told the magazine.
NightLift BRA DESIGNED to PROTECT your BREASTS while you SLEEP.
Here I will be talking about breasts, so before I even get in to this post, I want to remind you of the importance of doing regular breast self-exams, mammography’s and regular visits with your ob/gyn. Read about breast health at the Mayo Clinic HERE.
Now, let’s talk about sleeping in a bra. Is sleeping in a bra bad for your boobs? There are lots of yes and no answers on this. The internet is chock-full of them. I will tell you from my experience, sleeping in a bra has kept my boobs “looking” great! For this article I am going to stick with aesthetics and not get into the medical aspect of this. Let’s save that for another time.
I was as flat as a board when I reached breast maturity age. My breast buds never bloomed. I was body shamed in both elementary and high school. One of the most memorable comments I recall is “You would fit under a door but your nose would get stuck”. “Flat as a pancake” was a common phrase I would hear.
In my late twenties I got a boob job, not because of anyone else or because of lack of confidence but just because, I wanted boobs. I was not going for a stealth boob job but just an average look for my body type. I got my boobs. I love my boobs. I still have them, many, many years later. It sometimes amazes me to think about the age of my implants and how great they still look. My surgeon was Dr. Brent Mollekon in Beverly Hills.
A soon as I finished up with the Dr. Instructions, and my breasts settled, I began the practice of sleeping in sports bras, well fitting comfortable ones. After time, I added a second sports bra, yes I sometimes slept in two sports bras. I have no personal medical evidence or documentation on this but I truly feel this has helped my breasts stay “up” and perky and look great after all these years.
Not too long ago I heard about The NightLift Bra by Dr. Randal Haworth , expert surgeon in the field of plastic surgery. This bra is amazing! It’s a sleeping bra that has replaced my “sleeping” in sports bras.
It is important to say, this is not only for women with breast implants but for women with natural breasts too. It’s sleep support lingerie to help keep your cleavage area smooth, your breasts from sagging and drooping (gravity especially pulls on the breast tissues) and keep you comfortable while sleeping. It keeps the breasts perfectly immobile but in the most comfortable way.
These is much you will want to know about The NightLift Bra and how Dr. Haworth designed it. You have got to take some time to check out the website HERE. You can find out about the long term affects of gravity on the breasts, B.U.S.T.® patented Bilateral Uplift Support Technology, learn more about Dr. Haworth, get caught up on the NIGHTLIFT blog, learn about your bra size and size conversions and SHOP!
I have the NightLift BoudNoir Bra, $98.00 but I must get another or a few more. Dr. Haworth explains that like all bras, the same NightLift bra shouldn’t be worn night after night because the fabric needs to rest and breathe. He recommends alternating at least 3 different NightLift Bras. According to my knowledge of bras in general, this is the best rule of thumb.
Swapping his scalpel for a chisel, Beverly Hills plastic
surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth MD was hands on in the design
and construction ofhis new ojj‘ice lobby, which included a
mammoth reception counter made from Carrara marble
by lenniter Richinelli
When designing his new office for his plastic surgery practice in Beverly llills, CA, Dr. Randal llaworth MD was
drawn to while marble In create the look he envisioned.
ntients visiting the office of
I)renowned plastic surgeon Dr.
Randal Haworth MD in Beverly
Hills, CA, will observe firsthand
the doctor’s ﬂare for design. As the
former Chief Resident in Plastic and
Renonstructive Surgery at the UCLA
Medical Center and recipient of the
title of “Plastic Surgical Consultant
Of The Year for 1993-94,” I-laworth
excelled in science and medicine,
but always remained in touch with
his artistic side. As a result, it was no
surprise how intimately involved he
became in the design and construction
of his new office space, which features
an extensive amount of stone.
“My inspiration for the lobby was
simply the notion of lime,” explained
Randal. “Amongst the seemingly inﬁ-
nite number of both inorganic and
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For the lobby walls, an alternating formation of both protruding and recessed multi-tiled pieces was individually assembled in
sections from a 1-are and now unavailable source of distressed unfinished 2- x 8-inch marble tile veneer.
organic ‘things’ on this planet, only
the human being can be affected
psychologically by the idea of time
passing. Of course, everything on
this planet, including those entities
we consider permanent, such as the
mountains, oceans and atmosphere,
physically change over time. However,
it is only the human who can be con-
sciously aifectecl by the concept of time
and consequently react to the present
and plan for the future.
“‘l‘he bmwn, white and gray
palette, including the dual-toned aqua
and cobalt blue sofa, reflects the basic
molecular foundation of Mother Earth
herself, while the repetitive pattern
formalired by the textured shone walls
represents what is ostensibly immuta-
ble and ‘forever/” Haworth went on to
say. “ln contradisﬁncfion to this is the
massive 18-foot-long marble reception
counter, which is transformed from
violent, yet beautiful chaos, into a tra-
ditionally refined smooth surface. As
a metaphor of how modern plastic sur-
gery can make unappealing forms into
beautiful ones, the sculptural transfor-
mation reminds us we can change how
we appear over time.”
The doctor explained how he has
always been attracted to all types
of stone construction since he was a
child attending the King’s School in
Canterbury, England, which he said
is purportedly the oldest school in
the world. “Many of the classrooms
and dorms were based within ancient
Gothic stone buildings surround-
ing the 1,400-year-old Canterbury
Cathedral, so for me, stone represented
stability, strength and wisdom. Stone is
far more than just a construction mate-
rial — within its austerity lies timeless
beauty,” he said.
The lobby walls consist of an alter-
nating formation of both protruding
and recessed multi-tiled pieces –
totaling 120 square feet “l had each tile
section individually assembled from
a rare and now unavailable source of
distressed unfinished 2- x B-inch mar-
ble tile veneer that came in old wood
crates from Italy,” said Haworth. “The
oombinal-ion of the particular
texture — along with the pattern and
manner in which it was assembled –
was chosen to maximize depth.”
The showpiece of the 240-square-
foot office lobby is the mammoth
reception desk made from two massive
slabs of Carrara marble. These were
divided into nine pieces in order to
complement the full 18-foot length of
“The stone materials were chosen
from both an aesthetic and practical
standpoint,” explained Randal. “I was
looking for a white purity for the wall
themselves, while the slabs for the
reception counter were chosen for a
certain multi-variegated pattern, as
well as thickness. The thickness was
needed to accommodate both violent
carving and impart mass in the end.”
The stone was supplied by Empire
Marble in San Fernando Valley, CA.
When it came to the stone installa-
tion, Randal was intimately
with the 1-ton reception
“Indeed, I rolled up my
carve and polish the structure and ulti-
mately camouflage its seams because,
it turned out, l was the only one who
knew what I envisioned,” he explained.
“l experimented with a number of
painterly techniques in order to visu-
ally unlfy the individual sections of
marble as one horizontal massive rock.
For the foundation, a pony wall was set
up as the main anchoring frame span-
ning frorn the left corner adjoining the
tiled wall to the right suspended hand-
icap accessible section.
Creating and anchoring the recep-
tion desk was a trial-and-error process,
explained l-laworth. “As experienced
and proficient as they were in their
craft, I realized my team was inad-
equately prepared for what I wanted
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The Carrara marble slabs were
cut into nine pieces and then
assembled to create the mammoth
reception counter. ‘Work was then
dune ho smooth out the seams.
The main attraction of the ofﬁce lobby is an 18 -toot-long reception counter made tram
two massive slabs of Carrara marble.
to create,” he said. “It was basically
my fault because my inexperience did
not allow me to realize theirs in han-
dling this one idiosyncratic aspect of
the total project. It was as much about
structural engineering as it was about
art. I realized that when you are utiliz-
ing others to translate your vision of
something that is unique and out of
their comfort zone, you must seek top
specialists in that particular medium
you want to work with. For example,
despite the innumerable conversations
and detailed drawings I provided to
the architect, project manager. engi-
neer and marble craftsman, the form of
the counter during construction began
to differ widely from what I was envi-
sioning. lt was fortunate that l arrived
after surgery just in time before the
glue and mortar dried so that I was
able to have the nine stone pieces repo-
sitioned to my
“ln a similar vein, the person l
commissioned to do the carving was
woefully oft course in terms of ele-
gantly decreasing the texture of the
marble from left to right to convey the
analogy from chaos to perfection,”
Haworth went on to say. “With dead-
lines rapidly looming, I realized that I
had to take matters in my own hands
to become quickly proﬁcient with the
Makita saw, power sanding and the
plain old chisel and mallet until the
wee hours of the night.”
While there were some bumps in the
road during construction, Randal was
pleased with the ﬁnal outcome. “Since
and half years ago, the subjective raw
emotional feelings as an artist during
the act of creation have now dissipat-
ed,” he said. “I am affected by it in in
a more objective way. lam amazed that
I created what I feel is a magical, mod-
ern yet spiritual space which brings
an element of strength and peace that
will not vanish with time. Marble since
CrecoRoman times has fascinated
humans, as evidenced in temples nest-
ing our desire of eternity. Design today
still wants to echo the perpetual against
nature’s backdrop. Yet, nature will
always be ahead of us in our creative
search which can only be successful
if we understand and respect nature
before we attempt to perfect it.” El
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“Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.” Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Living in the modern world becomes more complex and harder as life in the 21st-century becomes faster and faster. We are burdened with responsibilities and distracted by an interminable onslaught of media in all forms including the capricious internet. It seems as if everything is competing for our attention in one way, shape or form while stealing precious time we could otherwise devote to family, friends and simply to our own selves. Therefore, when it comes to saving time, the need to heal quickly after any cosmetic procedure is almost rapacious.
Unfortunately, there is no magic pill or formula to bypass the post operative inflammation of bruising, swelling and discomfort at this current time. As one of the top plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. HAWORTH has seen a thing or two about how patients heal after the thousands of surgeries he has performed over two decades. As a facial plastic surgery expert, he has performed thousands of primary and revision rhinoplasties, brow lift, facelifts and blepharoplasties not to mention the breast implant operations throughout his career and has realized there are things you can do both at home and in the clinical setting to accelerate your healing.
First of all, it is a good idea to focus on whole foods as much as possible while avoiding processed ones as the former will contain the highest levels of vitamins and amino acids your body will need for a speedy recovery. Amino acids help wounds heal faster and obviously, these are found in chicken, meats, egg whites, fish, brown rice, healthy nuts like walnuts and almonds or sunflower seeds. Taking supplemental vitamin C in your diet while increasing zinc in your diet can be helpful. Instead of taking vitamin C for a bottle, you can eat strawberries, papayas and citrus fruits which are great sources of vitamin C. 500-1000mg is the usual amount that is taken. Zinc is found in oysters which have one of the highest levels of zinc found in any food. If you are going to take a supplement, 15 mg of zinc daily is the recommended amount but you can increase your zinc intake to 30–50 mg for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery, using zinc picolinate.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Haworth also recommends these useful supplements to take in preparation for your surgery include:
B12 and Iron – Iron and B12 both aid bone marrow in forming new blood cells, so incorporate foods like fish and eggs.
Vitamin B6250mg, twice a day for a week, starting 3 days after surgery. This helps reduce post-surgical fluid retention, such as swelling of the face, hands, feet or legs. With B6, you can experience substantial reduction within 24 to 48 hours.
CoQ10- Surgical trauma (particularly from cardiac surgery) causes an increase in free radicals, which damage cellular function. For this reason alone, you should take at least 50 mg of CoQ10 as part of your daily routine before your cosmetic surgery and 100–200 mg/day for at least 4 weeks after.
Fiber and probiotics – This combination helps boost the immune system and also keeps your digestive tract moving along. Eating yogurt with granola is just one easy way to get a serving of both fiber and probiotics! When choosing a probiotic, consider one that contains acidophilus and bifida bacteria (follow label instructions for dosage). Surgical patients often receive oral or intravenous antibiotics in the hospital, which creates the potential for yeast infections, digestive disturbances and diarrhea. A probiotic may help counteract these problems.
One amino acid that has been shown to speed with healing is glutamine and a study from Harvard and Dave showed that it shortened healing by about four days. Apart from supplements, glutamine can be found in beef, chicken and all types of fish. Dairy products such as cheese, milk, yogurt and eggs contain glutamine with ricotta and cottage cheese being the two richest sources. Vegetarians can find glutamine in beans and lentils.
For most of his patients, facial plastic surgery specialist Haworth recommends supplemental Arnica Montana, Bromelain/ Bromezyme (this pineapple enzyme helps prevent blood clots, aids digestion while decreasing inflammation and pain after surgery) and Pycnogenol/Pine bark. This triumvirate is aimed at reducing bruising, soreness and inflammatory edema.
Apart from the above, many patients inquire about any other additional medications, exercises or procedures that can be done to maximally reduce their healing times after surgery. Of course, all patients should ask their individual physicians or surgeons about their own personalized recommendations to speed up recovery which is beyond the scope of this post.
Bioptron® Light employs a combination of polarized infrared and visible light (480nm-3400nm) considered beneficial in the treatment of wound problems and injuries by exerting its effect at the cellular level. Bioptron® therapy has a low energy density (fluency) of 2.4 J/cm2 at a distance of 10 cm and can penetrate the skin up to 2.5 cm.
It has been used effectively in the treatment of burns, pressure sores, leg ulcers, wounds, pain and recently, postoperative healing. Dr Haworth have found it very useful in his clinic to reduce both swelling and bruising. Supporting his experience, other plastic surgeons here and abroad have noted decreased resolution times of eccymosis and edema following surgery by over 33% with Bioptron®. Indeed, it has been used to also reverse the course of cutaneous necrosis as well as accelerate granulation of open wounds, either alone or in conjunction with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. It is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a hazard of scuba diving. Other conditions treated with HBOT include serious infections, bubbles of air in blood vessels and non-healing wounds as a result of diabetes or radiation injury.
In a HBOT chamber, the air pressure is increased to 3 times higher than normal air pressure and under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. However, there is some confusion about what actually is “true” HBOT. Those employing “soft” tent like enclosures are essentially useless since they are unable to obtain a true hyperbaric environment of 2 to 4 atmospheres absolute (ATA). In fact, these personal or home-use “hyperbaric” tent enclosures can usually only attain a pressure of 1.3 ATA. There is a debate as to how much and how many treatments are necessary to speed up recovery after plastic surgery. While most plastic surgeons perhaps recommend one preoperatively and at least 3 to 5 postoperatively, experts in the field say one needs at least 15 to 20 treatments in order to see significant results. In my experience, 3 to 5 treatments are all that is necessary to achieve the more modest goals of reducing edema, bruising and discomfort resulting from elective plastic surgery.
After certain surgeries, body contouring plastic surgery expert Dr Randal Haworth may also recommend selective lymphatic massage/drainage to resolve edema (swelling) of the extremities, particularly after liposuction or liposculpture.
The above aforementioned vitamins, nutritional supplements and clinical interventions may not be the panacea to surgical healing which comes in a pill form, but they certainly are a step in the right direction in making recovery from any procedure as smooth as possible in 2017.
Very few surgeons in the world understand aesthetics to the point where they can be a true hyperaesthetic facial plastic surgeon specialist. A hyperesthetic specialist is similar to the conductor of an orchestra-he or she needs to know all the instruments better than the individual players in order to “orchestrate” them to create melodious harmony without dissonance. One of the keys to create visual harmony in the face is mastering lip rejuvenation surgery-it’s not just about adding volume (which is essentially what most practitioners and patients equate with lip enhancement), it’s about mastering the shape of both the upper and lower lip. Patients travel from all corners of the globe to top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and lip augmentation specialist, Dr Haworth to undergo hyperesthetic change, which may include any number of surgical art performances including a high-profile facelift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty or his lip reshaping signature surgery! https://youtu.be/cI3nEq5R3x8
At the risk of sounding like I’m standing on a soapbox, I shall repeat my mantra once again . . . how well you follow up with your post-op aftercare instructions is nearly as important as what we do in the OR. Following these protocols conscientiously can ensure a positive outcome just as ignoring them can sabotage your final results.
Remember, the doctor and the patients are a team.
This is particularly true of drains. When you wake up from surgeries involving deep incisions and dissections involving an appreciable amount of surface area such as of abdominoplasties (tummy Tucks), facelifts and browlifts you’ll likely have one, two or sometimes even three tubes coming out of small incisions, each attached a suction bulb drain. They’re unsightly, true. They’re inconvenient, yes. They can be messy, absolutely. But for the duration – and this can be anywhere from 1 to ten days – that you’ll be living with them, your drains are your new body’s BFF or at least very trusted ally!
Let’s back up a minute. When surgery is performed, it is a fact that the innumerable microscopic blood vessels and lymphatic channels are cut. As a result they leak fluid in the postoperative period. Consequently, any space that was surgically created (for example, between skin and deeper muscle layer) can fill up with this fluid as opposed to getting rapidly absorbed by the body. Drains are placed within this surgically created space in order to rapidly evacuate the fluid as it is produced. The fluid in your drain, which will diminish over time, is comprised of a physiological mixture of blood and serum. As you empty the drain twice a day, recording the amount of fluid tell us the rate of decreasing fluid production and how your body is healing.
The advantages of sporting your drains for the prescribed time cannot be underestimated. Removing drains too quickly can result in untoward fluid accumulation in a surgical space potentially necessitating uncomfortable intervention afterwards to remove it. Leaving drains in the body for the appropriate amount of time will actually decrease your healing time by minimizing fluid buildup and prolonged swelling by fostering rapid adherence of the various layers to close the surgical space.
So please keep these in mind during the initial phase of your recovery if you find yourself getting annoyed. Soon enough, you’ll be in the office and we’ll remove them. Meanwhile, if you can view your drains in a positive light rather than as an unpleasant burden, it’ll make all the difference in the world.