All About Lip Augmentation

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Do you have thinner lips than you want? Have your lips lost volume with age? You may want to consider a temporary or semi-permanent solution: lip augmentation. Lip augmentation is a procedure that plumps the lips via surgical or non-surgical means. It creates fuller, plumper, more youthful-looking lips. There are several different ways to achieve l...
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Can You Ever Have Too Much Botox?

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 A question many people ask when it comes to cosmetic products such as Botox is "Is it possible to have too much Botox?" This isn't meant in an ironic way- it's often a source of confusion for some. Unfortunately, the answer can be yes- but it's complicated. How much is too much Botox? While it's up to the individual patient how much Botox is ...
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Plastic Surgery Dangers in China Highlight Need For Board Certification

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With plastic surgeries soaring in China, many women and men are turning to apps to help them decide on a new look. While these apps are not available in the United States, their popularity could someday motivate a US-based app that does the same thing. In China, these apps use AI (augmented reality) to project an image of what a potential patient c...
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Should You Try At Home Cosmetic Procedures?

 The do it yourself or DIY trend is booming in popularity these days, with more and more Americans taking home renovations, auto repair, crafting, and more into their own hands. But while some people are able to pull off seamless repairs and craftsmanship, others can sometimes make the problem worse. This of course can lead to costly repairs a...
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Eyelid Surgery Trend Emerging in the United Kingdom

In plastic surgery, trends can sometimes come and go. Many factors can go into trends, such as geographical location, popular celebrities, social media, and most recently face masks and zoom meetings. But another new trend is emerging in the United Kingdom and some people are wondering if it will make its way across the pond.Though experts aren't s...
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Plastic Surgery and Men

Plastic surgery has long been a female dominated field, with most patients being women. But in recent years, that trend has started to change. Many men are now becoming more interested in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, and that number is only expected to increase. Experts believe it's because men want to get a competitive edge in the work...
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Plastic Surgery and Medicare

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If you're on Medicare for your medical insurance and are considering plastic surgery, you may be wondering what, if anything, Medicare may cover for your plastic surgery procedure. While many procedures are not covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicare does cover some procedures. Which procedures are covered depend on why they a...
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The Virtual Visit Trend

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Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts. If you've made it thus far this year without trying at least one web-based meeting app, you may be in the minority. With social distancing and quarantine orders in place across the country and around the world, e-meetings are the new in-person meeting. From work huddles to virtual classrooms, it seems like everything h...
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New Documentary Series Features Plastic Surgery

New Documentary Series Focuses On Plastic Surgery
For those of us who are fascinated by plastic surgery, a new documentary show has debuted on Netflix and it's earning rave reviews for its honesty and candor. Unlike other shows that have shown the more salacious side of plastic surgery, "Skin Decision: Before and After" is a more serious look at cosmetic surgery, especially the reconstructive side...
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How to Combat the Quarantine Fifteen

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 Gained a little weight during quarantine? The 'quarantine 15' as its being described is more common than you think. It seems a lot of us have been eating more and moving less this summer, due in no small part to the restrictions of quarantine. With many gyms closed and outdoor activities postponed or canceled, it's been a relatively sedentary...
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Eye Procedures on The Incline

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There's no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, if not forever, at least for the foreseeable future. From quarantining to social distancing and face masks, we've entered a world full of new normals. Unfortunately, some of those new normals are making us take a closer look at ourselves, and we may not always like what we s...
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Beware of Counterfeit Botox

Beware of Counterfeit Botox
​  Bargain hunters beware: There's a new trend in cosmetic treatments, and it could be dangerous to your health. A Florida doctor recently came under fire after selling counterfeit Botox from China on a popular flash sale site known for its discounts on everything from massages to travel. The doctor was warned by the FDA to discontinue us...
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Cool Tool Alert: Sunbathing Calculator

Cool Tool Alert: Sunbathing Calculator
Be honest: Do you understand how your sunblock works? Or rather, do you understand the meaning of that telltale number on the bottle? Is SPF 15 really any better than SPF 50, and how can you tell the difference? Well, to answer your questions, sunblock works like this: Say you're pretty fair, and when you go outside, your skin starts to burn within...
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Rising Rap Star Cardi B. Admits to Basement Butt-Lift

Rising Rap Star Cardi B. Admits to Basement Butt-Lift
She may not yet be a household name, but if turning on your radio is any indication, rising rap artist Cardi B. will be soon enough. After getting her start on VH1's reality show "Love & Hip Hop: New York" in 2015, Cardi left the show in 2016 to dedicate her time to her budding music career. Today, in addition to her own songs, her rapping is f...
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New Study Links Breast Augmentation, Breast Cancer Tumor Size

New Study Links Breast Augmentation, Breast Cancer Tumor Size
​For women concerned that undergoing breast augmentation may increase their risk of breast cancer, or delay a diagnosis of breast cancer, there could be some new hope in the April 2018 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The findings are the results of a study conducted by D...
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What on Earth Is the Markle Sparkle?

What on Earth Is the Markle Sparkle?
The world has always loved a royal wedding. From the over-the-top wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon in 1502 to the July 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, royal weddings have a way of captivating the rest of us like nothing else. Maybe it's because it gives us a peek into a world not usually made public, or the chanc...
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Plastic Surgery Still Increasing Among Male Patients

Plastic Surgery Still Increasing Among Male Patients
Plastic surgery has long been considered a woman-dominated field, at least as far as patients are concerned. But that could soon change, because, according to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, plastic surgery among men has increased by 29 percent since the year 2000. Still, that number pales in comparison to the number of procedures sought ...
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Rising Rap Star Cardi B. Admits to Basement Butt-Lift

Rising Rap Star Cardi B. Admits to Basement Butt-Lift
Recently, when an 8-year-old Ohio girl underwent a plastic surgery procedure to reduce the size of her ears, many people rejoiced that the child, Tatum Gordon, could finally be happy with her appearance. Gordon had long been teased for the size and shape of her ears, and following the surgical procedure she could finally return to school with confi...
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Cool Tool Alert: Sunbathing Calculator

Cool Tool Alert: Sunbathing Calculator
With medical care costs in the United States among the highest in the world, getting quality care can be difficult for some patients to afford - especially if they lack medical insurance, or if their care is not covered by insurance. As a result, some creditors have created medical-financing programs to help address this issue. Lenders like CareCre...
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Plastic Surgery Becoming More Accepted Among Partners, Survey Says

Plastic Surgery Becoming More Accepted Among Partners, Survey Says

Plastic surgery is one of those topics that everyone has an opinion about, regardless of whether they’ve had it done or not. For some people, it’s considered elitist and only for the rich and famous. For others, it’s considered unnecessary and risky, and to some, it’s just wasteful, because they feel people should just embrace what makes them different. But to a growing number of people, these outdated opinions about plastic surgery are becoming a thing of the past.

Recently, plastic surgery social network RealSelf released the findings of a survey on attitudes toward plastic surgery, and the results show signs of a major shift in thinking about the field.

"The good news is that when asked if their partner's desire to get a cosmetic procedure would change how they felt about their partner, 45 percent of respondents said it wouldn’t change how they felt about them," says Dr. Ryan Mitchell, a plastic surgeon from Henderson, Nevada. "Another 38 percent said it would depend on what procedure their partner wanted. Only 13 percent said it would make them think negatively of their partner."

While RealSelf did not provide any data for attitudes toward plastic surgery from previous years, Mitchell says it should be interesting to watch the changes from today on.

"Hopefully they will make this a regular survey and can monitor the changing attitudes toward this field over time," he says. "Because I think the more people see their friends and family and neighbors are accepting of this kind of surgery, the more they’ll be accepting of it themselves."

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