Recent posts by Mary Cunningham

  • Men Explore the World of Cosmetic Procedures: Top 5 Requested Treatments

    As more and more men seemingly flock to hop on the beauty bandwagon year-over-year, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more of them are seeking out a variety of cosmetic procedures to enhance or rejuvenate their looks.  

    Today, it is fairly common for men to invest in aesthetic self-care without kicking up societal judgment. The stigma seems to have diminished significantly. Scientific advances provide a myriad of nonsurgical solutions for our most pervasive beauty woes, and it’s refreshing to see more men dipping their (pedicured) toe into the world of aesthetic procedures. 

  • Lip Enhancement at Any Age

    Lips are the most sensual place on the face. Sure, bat your lashes all you want, but the lips can pout, entice, and excite… all at once.  

    The team over at New Beauty did a deep dive into what lip enhancement looks like at every age. Subtle enhancements with nonsurgical treatments can make a significant and positive change to one’s overall look. 

  • Common Myths about Liposuction

    Removing fat and weight loss are not equal and accordingly, there are varied ways to achieve each.  

    You may be able to lose weight throughout your body and yet still be stuck with bulges that just won’t budge. That’s when liposuction may be suggested as a relatively quick and less-invasive procedure (as compared to other surgical alternatives) to remove excess body fat.  

    How liposuction works: 

  • Fat Transfer for Breasts, Buttocks, Calves and Face: Get Curves in all the Right Places

    In a dream world, we don’t have fat pockets, but rather curves exactly where we want them. Well, hold on to your fat ladies, and get ready to live the dream! You can put those demonized “problem areas” to good use with a fat transfer procedure for the breasts, buttocks, calves or face. Yes, that fat you want to disappear can actually be aggregated to plump up lines and wrinkles, as well as other areas lacking robust curves while trimming the areas where it is most unsightly. 

  • Power-Assisted Liposuction Mammaplasty - An Innovative Technique for Breast Reduction

    Power Assisted Liposuction Mammaplasty - that’s a mouthful. Let’s call it PALM for short. Before we discuss why this is an exciting new procedure for breast reductions, let’s first understand what it is.  

    Mammaplasty means to reshape or change the appearance of a breast. That can be through augmentation, reduction or reconstruction. In this case, we’re talking about reduction.  

  • Lower Body Lift: What is it? And Is it Right for you?

    A lower body lift expeditiously improves the shape of the entire lower body after significant weight loss. These procedures are long, complicated and most of the time requires overnight stays. This massive surgery is performed in one fell swoop and includes a combination of procedures executed simultaneously that result in the following:  

  • Plastic Surgery: What’s age got to do with it?

    Most of us agree that age isn’t a number - it’s a mindset. We hope that our old age will be illustrated through earned wisdom and the care we’ve shown our bodies, not the number on our driver’s license.  

    Yet, no matter how much we tend to our physical self, there may still come a time when professional help is needed to get the exterior to match our inner sense of youth. From Botox to facelifts, eye surgery to skin tightening, procedures abound to get our physical appearance to reflect our youthful spirit. 

  • Breast Feeding with Breast Implants - Is it Possible?

    Like many others, I’ve been under the assumption that breast implants impeded the ability to breastfeed. My mother took this into account when she got her implants in the 1980s, after my little brother had moved on to solid food.  

    Thanks to a lot of scientific improvements since then, and with informative guidance in a recent article by What to Expect(R), I learned that yes, it’s still possible to nourish a newborn with your own breasts, even after augmentation.  

  • The Most Discreet Procedures to Create a Whole New Look

    Spending as much time as I do researching and writing about plastic surgery, I’ve come to understand the intricacies of a lot of major procedures. Recovery times, complications, and all other aspects of the process are not to be taken lightly, despite being safe. Surgery is a commitment. Those of us new to plastic surgery may think that achieving a big aesthetic change requires one of those major procedures. 

    Not necessarily. 

  • Dumbo? Radar? Ring a Bell?  Why Otoplasty is a Great Option for Anyone Who’s Tired of the Taunting

    Childhood teasing leaves a lasting impression. Taunting from the schoolyard can echo in someone's mind well into adulthood. Remembering my own childhood, kids will find just about ANYTHING to tease someone about. I mean anything. You might not think that the last name Cunningham would lend itself to teasing, but oh, how it did! 

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Mary Cunningham

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Mary Cunningham is a health and wellness writer and co-founder of the lifestyle site, Girl Around Town and travels regularly between New York, Austin and Houston. She loves speaking about the beauty we have inside and how to do the inner work to let that beauty radiate. Prior to leaving the corporate world to start her own company, Mary worked at the GRAMMYs in Los Angeles, before moving to Manhattan, where she joined Nokia's Digital Music Department.