Recent posts by Nancy Weinberg Simon

  • Plastic Surgery and the Social Media Effect

    I was once on the cover of a national magazine. It was in the early days of Photoshop and the magazine I was working for at the time didn't like the way the celebrity looked in her cover images so the creative director took a photo of me, put the celebrity's head on my body and voila, problem solved. Except it created a whole slew of new problems. 

  • Male and Female Rhinoplasty: Is There a Difference?

    Over the years I've known quite a few people who have undergone rhinoplasty for varied reasons. People are often looking for facial harmony and to enhance the proportions of their nose, not to mention it can also help with impaired breathing. A good looking man I know got a nose job when he was in his mid- to late-20s with a somewhat prominent, strong nose. 

  • Laser Tattoo Removal: Is A Doctor Your Best Option?

    You don't have to have the name of your ex, a gang sign or some unrecognizable or embarrassing picture prominently displayed somewhere on your bod to regret that tattoo. Besides having moved on in life, there are numerous other reasons you might want it gone for good. Maybe it's keeping you from getting that promotion at work, it's just not "you" anymore, or you don't like the example it sets for your kids. Maybe it's just ugly as sin because you obtained it in a drunken haze during your collegiate years. 

  • Get the Best Skin of Your Life: Fractional Laser Resurfacing Treatments

    If you're looking for a highly effective means to reverse age spots, wrinkles, or lax skin, fractional laser resurfacing treatments just might be the solution. Fractional laser resurfacing is actually two different types of procedures (ablative and non-ablative) and they are able to correct mild to major skin issues ranging from age spots to deep wrinkles and more. Though both ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing can improve your skin greatly, they have significant differences. 

  • Is it Better to Have Fillers Injected with a Micro-Cannula?

    Your chronological age, genetics, exposure to the sun and certain lifestyle factors all play a role in how well your skin ages. Of the many ways your doctor can help you reverse the signs of aging, dermal fillers are considered a godsend by those who use them for their ability to restore lost volume and help turn back the hands of time without having to undergo invasive surgery. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Aretefill and more are used to contour the face, plump thinning lips, soften wrinkles and even diminish the look of certain scars. 

  • The One-Two Punch of Fillers and Neurotoxins

    Bogey n' Bacall, popcorn and a movie, salt and pepper, fillers and neurotoxins. Fillers and neurotoxins might not sound as snappy as some of the other pairings, but they do go together just like peanut butter and jelly. When these two injectables are used in tandem, the result is a nonsurgical facelift. Dr. 

  • Want Your Cosmetic Surgery to Last? Do This!

    The decision to undergo any sort of cosmetic procedure, especially a facelift, is very personal and not to be taken lightly. You've got to make sure you're in the right hands and then consider the financial commitment, your expectations, any potential pain or discomfort and of course recovery/downtime.
    If you do decide to green-light a cosmetic procedure, it's important to note that most do have a shelf life. The good news? You can influence what that shelf life is! 

  • Expert Advice: Rhinoplasty Recovery Tips

    The main reasons for undergoing rhinoplasty are to change the shape of your nose, improve your breathing or a combination of the two. This surgical procedure not only changes your appearance, but it can also boost your confidence level. Regardless of the motive for your nose job, post-surgery recovery is something that needs to be dealt with. You can expect more discomfort than pain, a lot of swelling, especially the first week after surgery and some bruising around the eyes. 

  • Thigh Liposuction vs. Thigh Lift: Which is right for you?

    A healthy diet and regular exercise can do a lot for you and your appearance, but unfortunately, lean and sculpted legs are not always the end result. In fact, when it comes to the size of your thighs, sometimes genetics make it nearly impossible to have the shape you want. Fortunately you're not without options! 

  • Botox: The Simple Solution for a Gummy Smile

    An ear-to-ear grin can light up a room, but when it exposes too much pink gum when you're doing it -- even if you have white, straight, healthy-looking teeth -- chances are you're not smiling about it. A gummy smile is caused by the relationship of the gums to the lip, and the underlying maxilla, also known as the facial bones according to Dr. Brent Moelleken, a Plastic and Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgeon with offices in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. 

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Nancy Weinberg Simon

Nancy Weinberg Simon is a beauty and lifestyle writer with over 20 years of experience. She's the founder and editor of the beauty and lifestyle blog, The Beauty Wall, the features editor at Beauty in the Bag, and was the beauty editor at Family Circle magazine from 1997-2007. She's also been a valuable contributor to Ladies' Home Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, More magazine and numerous other magazines and online beauty sites. Prior to finding her niche and writing about everything beauty related, Nancy dabbled in casting, production, talent management, advertising and the modeling industry. She loves reading everything and anything she can get her hands on, entertaining family and friends, trolling home decor sites and attending estate sales, open houses and outdoor markets. Nancy lives with her husband, two children and two very large cats, just outside of NYC.