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Getting the Most from BOTOX

Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as Botoxâ or Dysportâ, can be called the cautious woman’s (or man’s) facelift. Like other drugs that are now common household names, the effects of this neurotoxin were discovered by accident. Botulinum toxin was first used in the late 60s as a treatment for crossed eyes. Although the treatment worked well,…

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Silicone-gel breast implants: What’s the fuss about?

If you’re considering breast implants, to know that they’re popular is not enough. Breast augmentation is surgery and implants take up permanent residence in your body. You are probably asking, “What was so wrong with silicone-gel implants in the first place that they were taken off the market for years?” In a recent live interview,…

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How to make your breasts more attractive: Breast Implants

We all know there is a lot you can do with hair and makeup. But, did you ever consider that there is a lot you can do with your breasts? If you interview a group of plastic surgeons about breasts, you will be confounded by the number of ways to improve their appearance. Breasts can…

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Stop Feeling Bad About Your Neck!

When your swan-like neck turns into a “turkey wattle” here are options worth considering. As we age it’s a strong bet that many of us will start to feel “bad” about our necks — and for good reason. A once swanlike neck that starts to accumulate fat, wrinkles and vertical banding as we grow older…

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Treating the under eye area with soft tissue fillers

Under eye circles and puffiness can work together to create a tired appearance, making a young face look old and an older face appear even older. Many women obsess about under eye problems, creating a market for an endless and confusing array of products, including creams, gels, concealers, brighteners and rollerballs. Lower lid blepharoplasty, which…

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“Gummy Bears” and Silicone-Gel Breast Implants

   Attempts to improve breast size and shape, dating back to the late 1880s and involving implant materials such as ivory, glass balls, ground rubber, ox cartilage and sponges, have come a long way. Recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) prove that enhanced breasts are no passing trend. From 2008…

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Many options for firming up a sagging jawline; Neck lift/ Face Lift

When you reach your early 40s, you may notice that the skin between your neck and jaw, which was once a taut right angle, is now simply dropping. This “drop zone” is the subject of many heart-to-heart conversations. We have all watched at least one friend (of a certain age) pulling back the skin in…

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Plastic Surgery for Beginners

There was a time when if you had a health concern, you would make an appointment and “ask the doctor.” Your doctor was a kindly, unassuming figure dangling a stethoscope and wielding a cylindrical little rocket that he inserted in your ears. Then he shoved the tongue depressor down your throat, made you say, “Ahhh…”…

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I’ve got to do something about my face, but what? Surgical vs Non Surgical cosmetic procedures

Years ago, it was easy. You chose from a menu of forehead lift, eyelift, midface lift, cheek implants, rhinoplasty, facelift, chin implants and liposuction, which might be coupled with a skin resurfacing treatment. But now, almost each surgical procedure has a non surgical procedure to treat the same problem. The marriage of technology and imagination…

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