Breast Implant Size Reduction on the Rise: Healthy is the New Ideal

  Cosmetic surgery provides us with options and at least some degree of control when it comes to the shape of our body. Breast implants have been popular for decades… with countless women seeking to enhance their bustline through augmentation. Even just a few years ago, mega-cleavage and a bolstered bosom were in. The pervasive…

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Things You Can Do to PREVENT Wrinkles, Other Than Not Smiling

  There are myriad ways to prevent wrinkles without pathetically holding back from a smile, chuckle, or full on belly laugh and here they are: 1. Avoid the Sun: This should be written in a neon sign at the top of this list. Sun exposure is the number one cause of wrinkles … more than…

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Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery.

More Americans than ever are tweaking their bodies and faces, but they’re doing it without knives. Ever wanted some help ditching that double chin? A new procedure might just have the answer. An application for a fat busting face injection is currently being processed in the US, which could reinvent the world of quick, workout…

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Vitamin D supplementation may improve rare skin condition

Researchers recently found supplementation with vitamin D decreases the severity of Verneuil’s disease. Hidradenitis suppurativa, or Verneuil’s disease, is a non-contagious chronic skin disease in which clusters of painful nodules, abscesses and cysts form mainly in areas containing sweat glands, such as the underarms and inner thighs. It is relatively rare, affecting around 1-4% of…

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The K-Pop Plastic Surgery Obsession

  When 17-year-old Hailey Kim looks in the mirror, she doesn’t see a pretty person. Her face is too round, she thinks; her lips too thin, her nose not quite right. Her reflection fuels a cosmetic surgery wish list — bigger lips, higher cheeks, and a more delicate chin. Unhappiness with appearance is de rigueur…

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Ageism Turned Silicon Valley Into a Hotbed for Male Plastic Surgery

Below is an article originally posted by ValleyWag   If I had $1 million for every time a founder told me “It’s impossible to raise funding if you’re not a twenty-something dude,” I could lead their Series A round. The same bias applies to hiring. The ideal resume shouldn’t be much longer than “Dropped out…

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How dermatologists can help lessen the burden of hidradenitis suppurativa

Below is an amazing article from the American Academy of Dermatology, written by the founder of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Institute: The disturbing cry I often hear from new patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also called acne inversa, is: “I’m so discouraged. I’ve seen multiple doctors and I’ve tried many treatments without success. Sometimes I just want…

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Plastic Surgery Tourism Brings Chinese to South Korea

  Liu Liping and two college friends recently toured Seoul on a monthlong vacation funded in part by their parents. They saw the sights. They went shopping. One night, the three young Chinese women visited the latest hot spot: a plastic surgery clinic. Ms. Liu, 24, wanted to have her jaw broken and restructured to…

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Common Hidradenitis Suppurativa Questions and Answers

Is it contagious? No, Hidradenitis Suppurativa cannot be passed to anyone else in any way Is it a rare disease? No. A rare disease is has a prevelance of approximately 1 in 2000. It is estimated that around 1% of the population suffers from HS, though it may be more due to many cases being…

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A Look at How Dermal Fillers Work and What’s in Them

  From the silicone injections popularized in the 40’s and 50’s, to the animal collagen derivative fillers of the 70’s (Zyderm, Zyplast), to the modern hyaluronic acid fillers used today, dermal fillers have come a long way from the humble fat-injecting beginnings of Dr. Gustav Adolf Neuber, also a big proponent of complete cleanliness in…

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