Recent posts by Mary Cunningham

  • Time is on Your Side for Aesthetic Surgery

    One of the advantages of aesthetic plastic surgery is that it is an elective procedure. Unlike surgical emergencies of the ER, you have time to prepare.  

    If you’ve been considering a procedure, here are a few ways to get started: 

  • Are Virtual Consultations The Next Big Thing in Plastic Surgery?

    Not long ago, traveling for aesthetic plastic surgery looked something like heading to Guatemala for a cheaper facelift, or, on the other extreme, traveling to New York from a small town because you had the means, but not a qualified local surgeon in close proximity to your home base.  

    Nowadays, seeking the counsel of a plastic surgeon beyond your zip code is not relegated to the rich or financially strapped. The Internet has opened up exposure to businesses in a way that the local Yellow Pages never could. We can use all things digital to seek out world-renowned experts.  

  • Cosmetic Procedure Options for Men Considering A Makeover

    Attention fellas: Plastic surgery isn't just for the ladies anymore. In fact, it hasn’t been for a while but male-centric options are just now beginning to go mainstream. While male-focused procedures may not make the headlines as frequently, they are certainly available if you feel like it's time for some sprucing up. 

  • 7 Solutions for Sagging Facial Skin

    Feel like you’re pulling, tugging, or lifting every time you look in the mirror?  

    Here are seven ways to feel uplifted.  

  • Botox Injections Reduce Pain in Immediate Post- Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Using Expanders

    Botulinum toxin A injections (including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) have been the #1 nonsurgical procedure nationwide since 2000. In 2014, more than three million botulinum toxin procedures were performed. The injectable is known for temporarily reducing muscle mobility for either aesthetic or functional purposes and is a popular go-to choice for anyone seeking to address early signs of aging. 

  • Determining Your Age Based on Facial Features – What Makes Someone Look Younger?

    Have you ever had the not-so-pleasant experience of a co-worker, a decade your senior, assuming you were their peer based on your appearance and sadly, not your wisdom?  

  • Skin Laxity- Why It's Important and What You Need to know

    As someone who talks to many plastic surgeons, there's a term I keep hearing: skin laxity. I've interviewed several plastic surgeons on various topics ranging from full mommy makeovers to noninvasive laser skin tightening, and skin laxity comes up often.  

    According to Merriam-Webster, laxity is the quality or state of being loose. Factors that contribute to skin laxity include aging, genetics, stress, sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and smoking which reduce the collagen and elastin in our skin. 

  • Keep Abreast of Your Breast Implant Maintenance – What You Need To Know

    Breast augmentation was the second most popular surgical procedure performed in the US last year. 80% of the breast implants used were silicone and 20% were saline. Implants have helped women of all ages enhance their overall look but, like many success stories, we also hear about the horror stories of breast implants gone wrong. For the majority, these implanted devices seem to work just fine. 

  • Reversing Sun Damage Where It Counts: Treatments for Hands and Neck

    Our facial moisturizer contains SPF. So does our BB cream and foundation. Once we’ve “got our face on,” we are armed with layers of sun protection. But, we are skipping out on protecting our hands and necks, which after years of sun exposure, can be the sounding alarm exposing our true age. Sure, maybe they get an initial swipe of sunscreen at the beginning of the day, but our exposed skin is baking in the UV rays long after that protective screen has worn off. 

  • Get A Beach Body, Not A Beach Cover-Up. Procedures That Help You Bare It All This Summer.

    When Lilly Pulitzer debuted her capsule collection for Target this spring, the allure of bold, bright bikinis, sun hats and beach cover-ups in the iconic designer’s coveted prints offered at unheard of affordable pricing was so compelling that the collection sold out in mere hours! I was left without day-glow preppy beachwear. Tragic, except for the fact that I already have too many beach accessories and bikinis and besides, why cover up?  

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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.