Recent posts by Melissa Chapman

  • New Year, New You:  Popular Cosmetic Procedures that will Refresh and Renew in 2016

    Believe it or not, I was the ripe old age of 40 when I got my very first-ever pedicure. When I told several people this fact, they looked at me incredulously as if I had spent the past 20-something years living under a rock. I mean, how could I call myself a modern woman and not be a devotee of such a popular pampering service?! Well I can assure you now that I've had a pedicure, which unlike the manicures I've gotten has lasted and not chipped for a solid month I am hooked. 

  • 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? 

  • 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!  

  • 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. 

  • Was Sir Mix-a-lot Right? The Skinny on Buttock Surgery

    Apparently my ship has FINALLY COME IN. After all these years of lamenting about my rather large derriere, which I’ve always said one could set a table on - I am now sporting a feature that many women now actively seeking to enhance on their own bodies. That’s right - Kim Kardashian and I are taking the world by storm with our well-endowed buttocks and women everywhere are clamoring to have the ability to balance a champagne glass on their bottom. 

  • What Happens After Bariatric Surgery? We’ve Got the Skinny on Follow-up Procedures to Deal with All that Extra Skin

    I think in some ways we all want a microwave result in life. I use the term microwave in that most of us want a quick fix solution – and a microwave is emblematic of that. You put your food inside – and voila! In mere minutes, it's cooked! Whereas years ago you had to actually wait while a slow flame cooked your food, these days it's as easy as popping it in a microwave pushing a few buttons and letting electricity be your guide. 

  • If You’re Not Quite Ready for Surgery, Consider This!

    Were it not for the mirror, I probably wouldn’t believe it myself. I feel 25, but the mirror doesn’t lie and it reminds me, painfully, that I’m 41. It happened so gradually, it was like watching grass grow. Those little lines around my eyes that used to resemble tiny twigs have morphed into lengthy tree branches that have taken up permanent residence and found their way up into the edges of my hairline. Don't get me wrong, I would NEVER EVER trade what I have and the experiences that have led me to this milestone age. 

  • Pectoral Implants: Are You a Good Candidate for This Procedure?

    The beauty of living in 2015 is that cosmetic surgery is within reach of everyone. These days, if a person feels truly unhappy with the way they look, and that unhappiness is having a profound effect on their well-being and ability to function as a generally content and productive member of society, there are significantly more accessible options to fix virtually anything aesthetic now than there were even 10 years ago. 

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Melissa Chapman

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Melissa Chapman blogs about her marriage and everything in between at Married My Sugar Daddy and is determined to never be caught dead wearing mom jeans. When she is not busy scheduling her life around her two Shih Tzus and kids and uncovering the secret ingredient to happily ever after with her husband of 15 years, at age 41 she has found herself on a permanent quest to uncover the best tips and tricks to attaining a youthful, un-marionette-like appearance.

Her work has appeared in Ladies Home Journal, Care.com, The Staten Island Family, ABC News, BlogHer, Baby Center, Momtourage, Babble, The Washington Post, Time Out NY Kids, iVillage and Lifetime Moms.