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How to Combat Under-Eye Baggage

  Mild swelling and puffiness under the eye is a common symptom of aging, and it doesn’t even have the decency to wait until you actually age. No. Instead, pillowy bagginess can creep into the youngest of eyes, caused by fluid accumulation in the space below the eyes and even sometimes on the eyelid. As…

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Do you know what your complexion’s biggest foe is?

  Today is the day you face the devastating truth that your best and most delicious friend is, in fact, your complexion’s biggest foe: Sugar. It’s frenemy No. 1. Cue the tears. While the word ‘glycation’ does have the same inviting ring as ‘vacation’, it’s not nearly as nice. ‘Glycation’ is the internal process that occurs…

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The Risk of Illegal Butt Injections

Women seeking a rounder derrière have options to improve their silhouette. Gluteal enhancements are on a steady rise in the US, and they’re extremely popular in other parts of the world as well. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of buttock enhancements increased by a staggering 86% in just one…

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Why Do They Call It Plastic Surgery?

  Plastic Surgery is broad surgical specialty that requires a minimum 5 year residency after completing medical school. The word Plastic in plastic surgery comes from the word plastikos which is greek for “to mould” and it got this name because in general plastic surgery involves manipulating and moving tissue around to suit a specific…

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Get the 411 on the Expiration Dates of Cosmetic Surgery Results

  Are breast implants a permanent solution? No— breast implants are not lifetime devices. Really, no artificial device placed into the human body is guaranteed for life. The longer you have breast implants, the more likely it is that you will eventually need to have them removed or replaced. Depending on the type of implant,…

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7 SECRETS PLASTIC SURGEONS TELL THEIR FRIENDS

  Sorry, there’s no good fix for cellulite. “Friends ask me all the time if they should do something to treat their cellulite, and I tell them no. Cellulaze, a popular treatment, uses an invasive laser, and any time you have an invasive procedure, you can get an infection. The risks are low, but they’re…

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Anesthesia 101: What You Need to Know Before Your Next Cosmetic Procedure

Ever since Joan Rivers’ passing, I have several friends who have expressed concerns about having any kind of procedure which would require having to undergo anesthesia. Rivers, who was notorious for the number of cosmetic surgeries she’d amassed, ironically did not fall ill while having a cosmetic surgery procedure- rather while having an endoscopic one….

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7 DERMATOLOGISTS & PLASTIC SURGEONS WEIGH IN ON BOTOX

When it comes to Botox, everyone’s got an opinion. We asked the experts: How young is too young? “The youngest who have wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes or crows feet, are very light skinned women with a history of excessive sun exposure. In that case, they may be as young as their late…

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Considering Breast Implants? Make Sure You Know All The Options

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, with more than 313,327 performed in 2013 alone. While their safety has been proven time and again (silicone breast implants are one of the most tested medical devices in FDA history) many women may not be aware that there are choices beyond the silicone…

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Selfie esteem! How Instagram is fueling a new wave of plastic surgery

  Women like how their selfies look using various filters, and turn to doctors to create what they see. You is the new you. Years ago, people seeking cosmetic surgery would bring pictures of celebrities to their doctor — and ask for “Angelina Jolie’s lips,” “Kate Beckinsale’s nose” or “Kim Kardashian’s butt.” But now people…

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