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  • Is it Ever Okay to Use Cosmetic Surgery to Transform Yourself into a Celebrity look-a-like?

    I recently read an article which featured a couple who spent over $300K to look just like Barbie and Ken. (I know… even writing that sentence makes me cringe). See, I completely understand coveting a certain celebrity body part and yes even asking a cosmetic surgeon to perhaps help you transform a specific feature. In my case- if I ever chose to undergo a rhinoplasty I would request that my surgeon attempt to recreate my nose to mirror that of Elizabeth Montgomery’s perfect turned up one in Bewitched. 

  • Is Winter the Best Time for a Pick-Me-Up and Banish the Holiday Bloat Procedure? We’ve Got the Scoop!

    I am the first one to admit it - I overindulged big-time during the holiday season; I drank way too much sweet champagne and might have nibbled on one-too-many holiday cookies. I feel like I need a fresh start, and what better time to give my body the makeover I’ve been contemplating, than right after the holidays when I can cover my bandages and bloat with a few extra layers of clothing, right? 

  • Is Vontouring the Answer To Your Waning Sex Life?

    You’re probably contouring those cheekbones, and maybe even utilizing contouring, strobing concepts or baby lights when refreshing the highlights in your hair. But have you considered the latest contouring trend… vontouring yet? 

  • Most Common Surgical Procedures for Gen Xers (When Did We Get So OLD?)

    I’ve been called a Gen X-pert. I’ve hosted shows based on Generation X and been a guest on talk shows as a representative of my generation. Personally, I think we tend to see ourselves as adults who never really grew up. We’ve got an unusual tendency to be nostalgic of our youth while still feeling youthful. I kind of love that about us. What I don’t love is when I look in the mirror and realize what I see in my mind doesn’t match what I see in my reflection. 

  • Does the Couple that Gets Plastic Surgery Together Stay Together? The Answer Might Surprise You!

    The longer I am married, (it will be 18 years this December,) the more I’ve come to realize that marriage is not a sprint but really a long and protracted marathon - and the only way to keep yourself going is to keep your pace slow and steady and rely on your running buddy whenever you start to feel a bit faint. It also requires that you find ways to continually support and prop one another up - lest one of you lose your way and fall out the proverbial race.  

  • Move Over School Supplies -Teens Are Going Back To School This Year With New Breasts And Lips

    As the mom of a 14 year-old daughter, the scariest request that I’ve gotten from my teenager up until now (being that it is the costliest to my bottom line) is, “Can I go to the mall?” Yet as more celebrity teens like Kylie Jenner have been transformed from the girl next door to va-va-voom vixen –seemingly overnight via cosmetic surgery- I consider myself lucky because my teen hasn’t asked me for breast implants yet!  

  • Using Music in the Operating Room

    You may have a favorite playlist to listen to as you work or hit the gym. Perhaps you have driving music, or that which you prefer for date night. 

    Studies have revealed that listening to music in the womb can have an impact on an infant’s development. It’s even been said that listening to music while studying or while recovering from a trauma or surgery can have a positive impact. 

  • What Plastic Surgeons Really Think About Body Modification

    I was recently sitting at my local bank branch waiting to chat with a financial manager, when I noticed a young man dressed in a suit and tie nervously tapping on his ear. I noticed he was armed with his leather briefcase and holding copies of his resume, (which he kept scanning), so I assumed he was waiting for a job interview. As I looked a bit more closely at him, I noticed his earlobe and was immediately struck by its gaping hole. 

  • Ice Is Nice: Anti-Aging Cooling Treatments

    If you think back to your childhood, you probably saw mom or grandma soothing tired eyes and such with ice cubes. You also may have been told to try a cold shower to improve your blood circulation or cool down after a stressful day. Ice cubes and cold showers have been known to have anti-aging and beauty effects, so I delved into the science behind it. 

    Ice Ice Baby 

  • Are Young Hip Celebs Destigmatizing Plastic Surgery?

    Joan Rivers once quipped, “I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.” She was always an ardent supporter of plastic surgery, but I don’t imagine that she ever truly helped destigmatize plastic surgery procedures. The truth is, celebrities get work done. Lots of work. They often gloss over it, deny it or hide out until the bandages are off and the bruises have faded, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. 

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