Hello and welcome to this special Spring Break addition of DocShop TV----we’re coming to you this month from the WaveHouse in Mission Beach in San Diego, California.
We’ve got a lot to cover---so let’s get right to it.
Up first---DocShop 411---and our featured story of the month: Teens and plastic surgery.
You might be surprised at just how popular this topic is with the my space generation.
Angelique frame reports.
Teenagers and plastic surgery----it’s a topic that generates a lot of controversy and passion on both sides of the issue.
“I don’t know if those are the decisions they should be making at 15 and 16.”
“I have no problem with it.”
No matter how you may feel about teens tweaking with Mother Nature----consider these numbers: More than a quarter of a million American teens underwent some form of cosmetic surgery in 2007 alone.
That’s a drastic change from more than a decade ago---when 10-thousand teens went under the knife in 1994.
How do parents feel about this upward trend? That depends on who you ask.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea for them because that’s kind of young.”
“I’m totally for it because the outcome for the self esteem is very good.”
Dr. David Mosier, a parent of a teenager himself, understands the dilemma from both the personal and professional point of view.
“I have a teenage daughter. Although I think she’s beautiful, there’s always something here or there that she complains about. Is plastic surgery the right option for her or other teenagers? It depends on what the problem is and also depends on how mature the teenager is.”
So, what’s hot in the world of teen plastic surgery?
According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, the most common procedures that teens under 18 are having done are:
• Acne and acne scar treatment
• Breast reduction for both boys and girls
• Otoplasty for ears that stick out
• Breast enlargement
Some argue these types of procedures offer teens a new tool to help increase their self esteem. Others are afraid their children are trying to be too much like the so-called roll models they worship in Hollywood.
“Shakira, Jessica Alba, JLo’s body, and I like Shakira’s hips, Salma Hayek’s pretty.”
"There’s a lot of pressure on teenagers these days to look great. They're constantly bombarded with the media wanting to make them look like models. Teenagers are very critical about the way they look. I don’t think their as concerned with the way they look to their friends but about how they can match the expectations that society has set for them."
The experts say parents and teens should keep in mind that cosmetic surgery is just that---a surgical procedure. Teenagers, they say, should be prepared to deal with it mentally and physically.
"I think older teenagers have a little bit better expectations as far as the results of plastic surgery. I think they need to be psychologically stable to have any type of major plastic surgery."
Whether or not plastic surgery is right for teens is a debate that will rage on. But if your teen decides its right for him or her---make sure that together---you consult with a trusted and experienced plastic surgeon.
Angelique Frame, DocShop-TV.
Whether you’re going to a beach for spring break---or trying to get into shape so you can wear a bikini or certain other clothes this summer----you might be interested in any new way possible to shed some extra pounds.
If that’s you---listen up! How do lollipops sound to you?
Lick 'em up.
“It’s good actually.”
And chomp away those unwanted pounds! That’s the promise of this 28 calorie---4 carb---diet on a stick called Power Pops.
They’ve been featured on 60-minutes, the TV show Extra, and many national publications.
Here’s the deal: the lollipops are said to be made from all natural ingredients—with the key ingredient being---Hoodia----an african herb---that is widely touted as being the best appetite suppressant on the market.
Some argue---Hoodia---- combined with the fact that users are urged to drink a full glass of water before and after eating a sucker and 30-minutes before a meal---might explain the feeling that the stomach is full!
“It’s really a great marketing gimmick. The idea is any fiber-based product mixed with water is going to expand in the stomach, and make you have more of a sensation of being more full, and that’s what Hoodia does.”
“I feel like I want some more water! Hahahahaha”
"I think if it curbs the appetite or gives energy without having to eat then that’s probably helpful for losing weight."
The diet lollipops, are not only supposed to take your hunger away—but also provide a boost of energy---and taste great.
We took a bag of these multi-flavored pops around the DocShop office to get the real skinny on just how tasty these so-called weight loss wonders really are.
“I thought it was interesting it had kind of an interesting texture to it—a little different than like a Tootsie Pop or something.”
"It just kind of had a grainy after taste but it wasn’t too bad”
“I ate it, I feel kind of queezy right now---but that’s better than feeling hungry!"
“It actually was better than I had expected, I had the cappuccino flavor didn’t taste bad at all.”
“I had pink lemonade and it’s really good actually.”
“I had green apple and it tastes pretty good it’s kind of like a jolly rancher with a little extra texture to it.”
Taste and texture aside---do they work? Some people swear by them---others not so much. Celebrities like Britney Spears are said to have dabbled in the diet lollipop craze---and if you go to just about any website that features them ---you’ll see testimonials galore.
But the experts say a diet that features Hoodia---or any other type of ingredient that takes hunger away---can often be a short term fix---not a long term solution.
“A lot of times people get used to that appetite suppressant and then they go back to their regular eating patterns and actually can start increasing, increasing, and increasing from there.”
It’s important to note---that while these diet lollipops that can cost as much as five bucks for a bag of four-- are said to be safe and effective---they are not FDA approved. While that doesn’t concern everyone---it may force others to consider more traditional weight loss methods.
"If you just took 72 hours and reduced your consumption for 72 hours, you could shrink your stomach down anyhow. I think just eating right—and maybe smaller portions—will probably help.”
"I think that I’m more likely to lose weight simply by watching what I eat and dieting, that’s what I’m trying right now. Frankly I’m not going to pay 5 dollars for four pops to find out.”
So what’s the final word on the lollipop diet? Our nutritional expert leaves you with her final thoughts.
“I’d say good luck. Good luck and you know, I don’t know, lick it up!”
We’re just getting started from here in San Diego. Can you really predict what color a baby’s eyes will be? We’ll break down the odds---coming up.
I’m Adrienne Ziegler----you don’t know me yet---but you will.
When we come back I’m going to take you on a plastic surgery ride I’m not sure you’re ready for. Stay with us.
It’s estimated that sixty-six percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese.
Welcome back to this special edition of DocShop TV----coming to you this month from the WaveHouse in Mission Beach here in beautiful San Diego.
We’ve already talked about how people will try anything, including so-called weight loss suckers—to trim the fat.
Well-- studies show that more and more people are choosing plastic surgery as a legitimate option to look better in a variety of ways. In fact—the number of people who inquired about having plastic surgery just a couple of months ago was a third higher than from the same time period last year.
That got us thinking-- are the stereotypes associated with plastic surgery different than they used to be?
DocShop producer Adrienne Ziegler----wanted desperately to be a part of the show---so we gave her this assignment---in a segment we like to call, Yo Adrienne.
How did I know---if I mentioned plastic surgery to beach goers that there would be one primary theme that I would hear over and over and over again! Boobs, boob jobs, boob jobs awesome.
“What would you think if your girlfriend went out to get a breast augmentation, would you think less of her?”
“No, I’d think the same of her but it would be better in the---behind the doors!”
“What about you?”
“Well, if that’s what she wants, it’s fine with me!
Boob jobs---I mean---breast augmentations aside---we marched on….and had nooooo problem getting a wide range of opinions on what people really think about plastic surgery in 2008!
What do you think has changed over the past 10-15 years of plastic surgery, what’s different now?
"It’s more accessible now I would think, more affordable, it’s been glamorized in TV and movies---hopefully it’s more healthy”
"Would either of you ever consider plastic surgery?"
“Yes, probably, yah.”
“How do you think people’s perceptions have changed over the past 10-15 years?
About plastic surgery?"
“Uh, I think it’s way more accepted than it ever was.”
“Years ago, you probably knew one person that did something nowadays you can number numerous people that do it you know? Just as young as she was saying 18, they’re getting boobs, you know, and everything, you know what I mean its different now, I mean, there’s perfection out there.”
“As men would you ever consider getting plastic surgery?”
“What’s that got to do with us? Hahahahahahaa”
“Have you had anything done?"
“Not yet. Working on it? Soon. If you had to have something done what would you fix?”
“What would I fix? Oh, there ain’t nothing to fix.”
“I see that Ryan has a tattoo here”
“Would you ever consider getting rid of that tattoo?”
“I don’t think so it has meaning to me and so….”
“What if you were like 45 and you’ve had a couple kids and you’re thinking….”
“Well, if it’s all saggy and nasty then I’ll probably have it taken away.”
“I want to tell you something, just remember this---docshop.com: laser tattoo removal. That’ll help you out ok?”
"If you were going to consider plastic surgery, where would you look?"
"Well, since we live in Florida probably somewhere in Florida. Yah, hop on the internet and look for plastic surgery Orlando, look on the internet, yah…or ask some friends. There aren’t any big names in plastic surgery out there."
"Here’s a hint, anytime you or a friend need plastic surgery, docshop.com. Doscshop.com, that’s the one! Alright so there you have it. And if you’re looking for a plastic surgeon you know right where to go. Docshop.com Greg back to you."
All right Adrienne---thanks----you look right at home roaming around the beach! Stay with us---when we come back----can you really predict what color your baby’s eyes will be? We’ll break it down—next.
Welcome back to mission beach in San Diego, California. Every month we’re going to be giving you a heads up on the most popular articles on docshop.com.
This month---it’s all about the eyes! Right now we’re featuring the DocShop article entitled, “What Color Will My Baby’s Eyes Be?”
In the article we provide some unique insight into what the odds are that you’ll have a baby with a particular eye color.
Real quickly---here’s a breakdown of some of the odds. If the parents both have brown eyes---there’s a 75 percent chance their child will too.
What if one parent has brown eyes and the other green? Well, there’ s a 50-50 chance the child’s eyes will be brown, the odds jump to just over 37 percent that the baby’s eyes will be green, and 12-and-a-half percent odds the child will keep those baby blues.
Here are a couple of stats to take note of: If one parent has green eyes---and the other one---blue, statistically speaking there is “no chance” that the child will have brown eyes. It’s basically a 50-50 shot of either blue or green.
And lastly—if the parents are both blue eyed beauties---there’s a 99-percent chance their child will be too!
If you’d like to read the entire article about baby eye color, including the science behind eye color inheritance, you can find the article right now on docshop.com.
As always, feel free to play along and post a comment for everyone to read. That’s going to do it for this March edition of DocShop TV---I wish we could do every show from here!
We’ll catch you next month with a Rumor Patrol special report on a wild rumor that ran amok on the Internet - how someone wanted to have their thumbs whittled down to better use their iphone!
Plus—if you’re in the market for veneers----we’ll take you behind the scenes with someone who has literally transformed his smile and more.
Thanks for watching---we’ll catch you in April right here on DocShop TV.
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