Recent posts by Bryce Gruber

  • Surgical Tourism: Beauty Seekers Are Flocking to Cities with Competitive Prices

    Last year the number of surgical procedures went up 7% from the previous year, while nonsurgical procedures went up 22%, according to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 

  • Minimizing Scarring, Swelling, and Redness After Plastic Surgery

    Visiting the plastic surgeon’s office is becoming a more routine and normal thing. There is no longer a stigma associated with some nips, tucks, or injections. However a few minor details are still getting in the way of some patients heading in for look-better, feel-better procedures. Aside from affordability, many potential patients cite concerns over post-procedure redness, swelling, and scarring. But is it really a necessary concern — one that is big enough to stop a person from a potentially confidence-boosting procedure? 

  • Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About The Brazilian Buttlift

    The Brazilian Buttlift surgery is a form of buttock augmentation that not only reshapes but enhances the size of a patient’s buttocks. It continues to increase in popularity as more people desire a more youthful and fuller backside. According to statistics from American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), buttock augmentation increased by 86% in 2014 and by 21% in 2015. 

  • Why Fat is ‘Liquid Gold’ and the Next Frontier in Beauty

    Millions of people have had liposuction, and it’s safe to say that the majority of the fat sucked through countless cannulas has been tossed out as medical waste, but with every industry in the world starting to take recycling and more eco-friendly approaches, it’s no surprise that even our fat is now being recycled. If you’re thinking ‘OMG, that’s gross!’ don’t worry— it’s not about shifting your love handles to your best friend. 

  • A Secret Enhancer for Fillers? Don’t Do it, Says One Top Doc.

    There has been a lot of talk about a secret way to ‘preserve’ or lengthen the duration of results from typical fillers like Restylane and Juvederm such as combining them with a neurotoxin like Botox, but do these magical tactics even work? Are they worth the additional hundreds, if not thousands of dollars they typically cost? 

  • Fillers May Very Well be the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    It’s no secret that injectables are as mainstream as makeup in 2016 — there’s no more stigma or shame associated with visiting a doctor for a little something here or there, but while Botox and similar neurotoxins were the way to go in past years, fillers are certainly the way of the future.  

  • You Might Be Paying More for Weekend Plastic Surgery

    Scheduling plastic surgery for the weekend may be more convenient for work schedules, family life, and even finding helpers to drive you to and from the procedure— but it may cost you a pretty penny for the added convenience. 

  • 10 Rhinoplasty Facts You Never Knew

    1. Demand for rhinoplasty is growing. In 2015, according to ASAPS stats over 145,000 people headed to plastic surgeons for nose surgeries.  

  • Everyone is Getting Nipped, Tucked or Injected

    If more than $13.5 billion seems like a huge amount of dough for plastic surgery and the varied aesthetic procedures that are offered by plastic surgeons, good— it should, because it’s the highest number ever reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). 

  • Ultherapy for Chest Wrinkles: A Real Patient Tells All

    “I have always like showing off my décolletage,” noted Alexis Drew as she showed me the line running down her cleavage area, much like the smile lines I have around my mouth. “My breasts are a full C cup and I have always liked rocking a V-neck, but lately I have noticed that when I wake up in the morning there are deep vertical wrinkles crossing my chest. As the day wears on they fade- but they never go away completely. I am a side sleeper and I think the wrinkles get worse as I sleep or even when I wear a sports bra.” 

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Bryce Gruber

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Bryce Gruber is the founder of TheLuxurySpot (www.theluxuryspot.com), lover of all varieties of waterfront real estate and chocolate, mom to 3 high energy little ones, and a morning news host. When she's not traveling across the globe in pursuit of the best falafel or ice cream she's reading medical journals for fun. She lives, writes, and plays in New York City on ordinary days.