RealSelf community member minden18 wants to know: “Can you inject Botox and filler at the same time in the same place?” Our doctors say: “yes!”
Botox and fillers like Juvederm or Restylane are often mistaken for one another, but they reverse wrinkles in different ways. Botox is a muscle relaxant that helps to ease facial lines, while fillers literally “fill” wrinkles by adding volume to an area. Their differences mean that they can work together for optimum wrinkle reversal.READ MORE
People who opt for plastic surgery are sometimes accused of having body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). But is that really the case? Does wanting to change something about your body mean you have BDD?
BDD affects approximately 1% of Americans. Those afflicted with it have severe body image issues and fixate on their physical flaws. Typically, these “flaws” are minuscule or imagined by the person with BDD altogether. Nonetheless, the condition is enough to cripple individuals’ self-esteem and push them into isolation so that others do not see what they believe is an imperfect appearance.READ MORE
Want a bigger bust without surgery? Kristen Stewart may have the answer: a push-up bra. We know, that's not a surprise to any of you, but apparently it is to some celebrity reporters.
Stewart started a blog firestorm this week by showing up a San Diego Comic-Con with what appeared to be an enlarged bustline. A few plastic surgeons told Hollywood Life that the previously un-endowed star definitely had breast implants (in their opinion -- none of them treated her). However, fans quickly pointed out that Kristen has previously spoken out against plastic surgery, and say her new look appears to be the result of a good push-up bra.READ MORE
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh found that alcohol abuse increased among patients within two years of gastric bypass surgery.
There have been previous smaller reports of alcohol problems post-bariatric surgery, but according to the LA Times this is the largest of its kind -- nearly 2,000 patients were followed for the two year period.READ MORE
We recently spoke with Dr. Paul Nassif, of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, to find out what's hot in the Hollywood beauty business. One treatment that always peaks our interest is the highly publicized Vampire Facelift, and it turns out Dr. Nassif does a lot of them.
Check out his video, and then read on for a Q&A with him:READ MORE
You know what they say about people with large tongues… Well, actually, you probably don’t. I didn’t, anyway. When I saw RealSelf community member pmh1978 ask whether his self-described big tongue would interfere with his braces, I figured, “Of course not.” But it turns out that dentists know the kind of damage a large tongue can do.READ MORE
We know what you're thinking: a shot WHERE? That's right, there really are people getting shots in their G-Spots to improve sexual satisfaction.
We've seen a few questions come into RealSelf about this off-label use of injectables. But, what really got us talking (and awkwardly laughing) was trying to figure out exactly how one would get an injection in that area.
Lucky for us, plastic surgeon Dr. Otto Joseph Placik had already laid out a pretty thorough description of the process. Normally we'd sum it up for you, but the entire explanation is so fascinating we had to share it all.READ MORE
The pressure of pitching in the major leagues is enough to make anyone sweat, but for Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vance Worley, it’s especially a problem. “I sweat a lot,” Worley admits, acknowledging that his wet hands negatively affect his pitching. Perhaps this contender for baseball’s Rookie of the Year could have been a victor had he learned a secret the RealSelf community knows: Botox injections can reduce sweating.READ MORE
There wasn't a lot of celebrity buzz this week, so instead, we bring you this very resourceful woman:
Chrissy Lance, 37, is panhandling for breast implant money. Her sign reads "NOT HOMELESS, NEED BOOBS," and she said she made $46 in two hours (the bikini and motorcycle probably help...).READ MORE
Summer weather means shorts, which requires showing off those legs -- a thought that can incite terror for some people. Unfortunately, no matter how many squats or lunges one does, fat pockets and saggy skin around the knees can be as persistent as cellulite, driving some to the doctor for a way to take care of it.
If you’re knee-insecure, here’s what you need to know about the options that can make summer clothes a little more bearable:READ MORE
Olivia Wilde has a hair-owing history with her eyebrows. It began when she was just five years old, and she shaved her face—including her unsuspecting brows—with her father's razor. It left her looking “like an alien without eyebrows.”
Since then, she's experienced mounting problems with brow grooming. “In my mid-teens, I plucked them to create that sexy Kate Moss arch,” she told ABC News. “I regret it because it damaged my follicles, and now it's hard for me to grow thick, bushy brows.”
Olivia no longer plucks. But if she's looking for thicker brows, there's hope for her—and every woman whose brows are skimpier than they'd like. If you're tired of penciling them in every morning, there are now some more permanent solutions for thicker brows.READ MORE
When "amazing" new beauty treatments are displayed on national talk shows, viewers usually join one of two camps: 1) OMG AMAZING I WANT IT, or 2) Yeah, right. There's no way it could work that well.
That's where we come in. The RealSelf community tells is like it is when they write reviews, and they're already buzzing about Liposonix, the latest futuristically named fat reduction procedure. So far, 85% of reviewers say that Liposonix Worth It.
Some highlights...READ MORE
At what point do cosmetic procedures go too far?
New York podiatrist Dr. Oliver Zong told Good Morning America that he is seeing more and more patients who ask for surgery to slim their toes.
They profile E.R., an anonymous patient of Dr. Zong. "I always had issues with [his fat right big toe]," said E.R. "It was one of those things that you're just not comfortable with and try to hide it." So, Dr. Zong shaved off fat and bone to reduce its size.READ MORE
The Twitterverse has plenty to say about cosmetic procedures, so we've rounded up some of the best that made us smile this week.
Ok, that's it. Either someone needs to buy me an at-home liposuction machine or I'm getting on Craig's List and buying tapeworms. #Obese— Autumn Wolfer (@ImAnAutumn) July 9, 2012
As Kourtney Kardashian welcomes her baby girl into the world, Penelope Scotland Disick, it's a perfect time to revisit a popular boob-related myth: can women with breast implants still breastfeed?READ MORE
We'll cut to the chase: why would Kris Jenner (aka Mama Kardashian) deny having work done? She aired her facelift on national television, for crying out loud.
Still, this week's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians showed a very plump-lipped Jenner, sparking accusations of lip fillers. On the show, Jenner blames her extreme look on an allergic reaction, citing food as the possible culprit...READ MORE
Some parents will drop hundreds of dollars to beautify their kids for prom, but would you give your child plastic surgery to prepare for the idealized night? According to a survey in the UK publication The Daily Mail, "7% of the parents polled have even forked out for their children to have pre-prom cosmetic surgery."READ MORE
Plastic surgery is often associated with the Hollywood and Hamptons crowd, but we started to wonder -- with all the new money in Silicon Valley, what are people at Apple, Google and Facebook having done?
We turned to a local facial plastic surgeon to find out. On the condition of anonymity - so let’s call him Dr. Silicon - he gave us the lowdown on the changing faces in the tech industry.
Celebrity moms are under more pressure than ever to look like their pre-pregnant selves the same day they leave the maternity ward. Heck, People magazine has a recurring section called "Body Watch" where they feature post-baby slim downs. It's no wonder Jessica Simpson signed a $3mil deal to shed lbs with Weight Watchers barely a month after delivering.
The increasing focus on how to bounce back ASAP after pregnancy has some women asking the RealSelf doctors a seemingly logical question:
Can you get a tummy tuck at the same time as a C-section?READ MORE
By now, you may have seen a number of procedures on the market that advertise themselves as “non-surgical facelifts”. While they can recreate some of the effects of a surgical facelift, they never come close to the complete, long-lasting results that a surgical facelift entails.
“For these reasons, there is no such thing as a nonsurgical facelift in the purest sense,” Dr. Richard Baxter says. “It should be called ‘non-surgical facial rejuvenation’,” adds Dr. Sam Most. “The results are simply not the same [as a facelift], as they correct different issues.”
So, what can these cleverly-marketed procedures actually do? We broke down the basics on the 4 most buzzed aboutREAD MORE
Who has the ideal Hollywood nose? Megan Fox, says Dr. Paul Nassif, a facial plastic surgeon and star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He lists Fox as this year's most requested celebrity nose.READ MORE
Magnets are not new to the world of health and body improvement: if you’ve ever been tempted by the magnetic jewelry that “improves blood circulation,” you know what we’re talking about. Now a new device called Venus Freeze claims to combine the power of magnets with radio frequency to tighten skin and reduce both fat and cellulite.READ MORE
There's no pretense: attempting to reverse signs of aging is an expensive venture. Even cheaper treatments like facials and chemical peels add up. But, a new anti-aging face cream from Shiseido takes beauty budgeting to a new level.
The 1.7-ounce jar will set you back a whopping $13,000, and probably won't provide the results you'd expect for that much money.READ MORE
There’s nothing like trying on a swimsuit in fluorescent dressing room light to remind you of the extra flab you want to ditch. Since swimsuit season is officially upon us, our latest “Doc Talk” Live Chat is all about the latest and greatest non-invasive ways to reduce stubborn fat.READ MORE
Fat transfer is a natural, effective way to redistribute your body fat—to shrink some areas, and plump up others. But what if you don't have enough fat to transfer? If you're small-chested, can you “borrow” some from your bustier friends? Can doctors harvest fat from other women—like they do with egg donors—and give it to you for a Brazilian butt lift?READ MORE
We're told time and again that daily sunscreen is the best way to prevent wrinkles, but have you ever wondered how much of a difference it really makes? Look no further than this 69-year-old man’s face. For 28 years, this truck driver spent most of his workday behind the wheel without sun protection.READ MORE
Apparently wearing bangs across your forehead isn't the only hair trick to hide wrinkles. The top-notch news source that is Star magazine has figured out why the Real Housewives of everywhere are bringing back the middle hair part -- it's an easy way to hide crow's feet.READ MORE
Imagine you've just paid $1,500 for a procedure to get rid of excess fat, and you look down and see this:
That's the site that greets people who have just had the fat-freezing treatment CoolSculpting. This after effect is often described as a "stick of butter" under the skin -- it happens because during the procedure a section of fat and skin is sucked into a vacuum, where it remains for roughly an hour as the fat cells are cooled and killed.READ MORE
Reality star-turned-talk show host Bethenny Frankel said she felt hotter after having her breasts done. On her new talk show, Bethenny, she discussed the RealSelf survey results which revealed that 70% of women with breast implants felt their sex lives improved post-procedure.
"I felt like I was hotter," said Bethenny, who's had breast implants, implant removal and then a lift.READ MORE