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  • Everyone is Getting Nipped, Tucked or Injected

    If more than $13.5 billion seems like a huge amount of dough for plastic surgery and the varied aesthetic procedures that are offered by plastic surgeons, good— it should, because it’s the highest number ever reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). 

  • 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. 

  • Breaking Down the Subliminal Beauty Theory

    Isn’t the best compliment we could give a Hollywood starlet, a friend or a relative, “I think she’s had work done, but I’m just not sure?” That’s the crux of the ‘subliminal beauty theory’, and what’s difficult about it is that it completely contradicts what plastic surgeons are taught. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Dayan says that defining beauty with preconceived dimensions and measurements thrives in the face of the formula for successful cosmetic surgery outcomes.  

  • Is There Such a Thing as Seasonal Surgery?

    Last summer, a good friend of mine underwent a medium chemical peel, also known as TCA (trichloroacetic acid) chemical peel, and spent the majority of the season indoors. While the rest of us were enjoying the beach, swim club and tennis courts she was following her doctor's orders of strict sun avoidance and ended up spending too much time on her computer and catching up on Netflix's latest offerings. Seems like it was poor planning to me. 

  • 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.  

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