Angelina Jolie Breast Surgery Announcement

The recent courageous announcement by actress Angelina Jolie of her recent bilateral mastectomy and subsequent bilateral reconstructive plastic surgery has brought this type of surgery to national attention. Jolie said in an article written by the New York Times, that she elected to have the surgery when she tested positive for the BRCA gene which […]

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Can You Get Fuller Lips From A Tube ?

For the past several years cosmetic companies have marketed over-the-counter products claiming to produce sexier, fuller lips.  These glosses, balms and gels temporarily give the lips a fuller look.  Products containing ingredients such as cinnamon, wintergreen or capsicum (a compound made from hot peppers) are used.  These boost blood flow to the lips, which leads […]

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Cosmetic Surgery and Divorce

Re-entering single life after divorce can be a difficult life altering experience.  Women in particular,  may want to recapture a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance in preparation to enter the dating scene.  Often times divorce becomes the catalyst behind wanting to improve ones appearance. Some woman start off slow with non-invasive procedures such as Botox® […]

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How Much Younger Does Facial Rejuvenation Surgery Make You Look?

It has been debated among plastic surgeons for  many years as to how much younger a patient looks after facial rejuvenation surgery. Now a group of plastic surgeons recently set out to answer this question.  This study included 54 women and six men ages 45 to 72 who underwent cosmetic facial rejuvenation surgery.  The study revealed that […]

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Times Are A Changing/Chin Implant Surgery on the Rise

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has recently released their 2010- 2011 surgical statistics.  Chin augmentation surgery increased 71% during this time period,  surpassing the rate of breast implant,liposuction and Botox combined. It has been suggested that some of rise in chin implant surgery may be due to baby boomers availing themselves of all forms of online communications such […]

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Women of Color and Plastic Surgery

Recently on the ABC network’s television program “20/20”, Barbara Walters hosted a special on plastic surgery.  One segment in particular focused on plastic surgery and women of color.  This population group has traditionally been–and still is–the slowest growing minority having cosmetic surgical procedures performed. Although there is no definitive answer as to why women of color tend […]

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Are your hands revealing your true age?

Hand rejuvenation has become a hot topic since tabloids report that  Madonna wears funky gloves during her public appearances to hide her aging hands. The skin on the hands is thin and it gets thinner as we age.  They are frequently exposed  to sunlight and all its associated photo-aging effects.  As the  fatty layer of the hands starts […]

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What is the best age to have a facelift?

Actually, there is no best age to have a facelift.  We all age differently, some show early signs of aging by their 40’s, while others remain relatively tight until their 60’s.  These variances can be attributed to a number of factors such as, lifestyle, sun-exposure, smoking and genetic predisposition. When a facelift is performed at […]

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