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?
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...
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."
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?
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 about
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.
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.
There are over 1,700 photos in the RealSelf facelift gallery, and many impressive transformations. But this is one makeover that blew our whole office away, so we had to share.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you've ever believed the myth that breast implants must be replaced every 10 years, take a look at these photos.
This 81-year-old RealSelf community member has had the same silicone gel breast implants for 55 years. She got them in Okinawa, Japan in 1957 -- 5 years before the first implants were placed in the United States.
Want a chin implant with that diploma? Evidently, cosmetic surgery is becoming an increasingly popular graduation gift for young people. The New Jersey News Room reports that the rate of rhinoplasties and breast surgeries among teenagers has increased significantly in the past several years, particularly around graduation. In fact, Dr. Franklin Rose says that the number of appointments he has quadruples during graduation season.
For the past four years we’ve held the position that board-certification in a cosmetic medicine specialty matters for patient safety and satisfaction. Now, we’re thrilled to share that data from our community backs this up.
“Our data indicates that the highest degrees of satisfaction and most reliable outcomes occur when patients are in the hands of physicians with proven and documented training in cosmetic surgery procedures,” says CEO Tom Seery.
Ten years ago prepping for a walk down the aisle might mean a diet, manicure, and hair-do. But today, brides are turning to medical professionals for help looking picture-perfect on their big day.
When brides-to-be ask the RealSelf doctors for advice on pre-wedding cosmetic procedures, the answers share a similar theme -- plan ahead. Depending on what you want to have done, you may need months to recover before the actual day.
Look out, Juvederm and Restalyne, there’s a new filler on the block. Belotero, which has already been approved for use in several European countries, recently received FDA approval for the United States as well. As the latest product in a growing market of fillers, here’s what you need to know:
Florida government is aiming to make liposuction safer for their residents. Following new legislation recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, most liposuction will need to be performed in licensed hospitals or surgery centers. By licensing the surgery locations, the hope is to have state inspections ensure that life-saving medical equipment is readily accessible should something go wrong.
Liposuction was the most popular elective surgical procedure of 2011, and 71% of reviewers say that it's "Worth It." But it's probable the law is a response to over a dozen recent liposuction-related fatalities in the state. USA Today profiled three Floridian women who died after botched lipo procedures from un-certified doctors. “It’s all about people doing a job they’re not qualified to do,” said Florida state Senator Eleanor Sobel.
An new technique to disguise balding has men headed to the tattoo parlor, so to speak. HIS Hair Clinics uses tattooing to mimic the appearance of closely buzzed hair.
Can you tell where the hair ends and the tattoo begins?
If you've ever been curious about your options for getting a shapelier backside, join our "Doc Talk" Live Chat this Wednesday, June 6.
Get your questions answered in real time as Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Jimerson discusses the latest techniques for butt enhancement - from Brazilian Butt Lifts to fat transfer to implants.
When you see an ad for a “miracle” skin cream does your rational thinking go out the window? I’m as skeptical as the next woman when it comes to the big promises of wrinkle/cellulite/tightening creams, but somehow still find myself thinking “maybe this one will actually work!” So, when we were offered to test a sample of the Mama Mio’s Get Waisted Body Shaper cream, I figured I should give it a whirl. At the very least I’d end up with softer skin!
The acne from your teenage years may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean the signs aren’t still there. Fortunately, acne scars – the bane of many an adult face – are treatable in a number of different ways. Here are 5 doctor and patient recommended ways to reduce the signs of acne scarring...
I grew up with a doctor-father who made me apply sunscreen by the book to protect my skin. Wait 30 minutes before sun or water. Reapply every two hours. Wear hats at the beach. Imagine my surprise ten years later when he's preparing for a trip to Fiji and is suddenly tan before he leaves.
"It's a base tan," he said. "My skin is so pale from winter -- this way I won't burn on our first day in Fiji."
Talk about a transformation! Did you recognize Jennifer Holliday on this week's American Idol finale? Known for her Tony-winning role as Effie White in Dreamgirls, the once 400lb singer looked radiant inside and out while belting out her signature song with Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez.
Holliday had some serious lows after the highs of Dreamgirls fame. Though her weight was an asset for the "too fat for TV" role of Effie, it limited the rest of her life. So, she decided to have gastric bypass.
If there's a holiday RealSelf should definitely celebrate, it's National Sunscreen Day on May 27. Anytime someone asks our doctor community how to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging, their #1 tip is to wear sunscreen daily.
Unfortunately avoiding UV damage isn't always as simple as "my moisturizer has SPF 15." To help you avoid the risks of too much exposure, we turned to dermatologist Dr. Susan Van Dyke and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) to bring you these 7 facts about proper sun protection.
The injectable filler Macrolane has been banned for breast enhancement in the UK. Once making headlines as the "Lunchtime Boob Job" or the "Boob Jab", there was a lot of excitement about this non-surgical breast enlargement. Now health and safety concerns have prompted officials to revoke approval of the procedure.