Former DWTS Host Samantha Harris Has Cancer, Is Scheduled For Double Mastectomy This Month

Our hearts go out to former Dancing With the Stars hostess Samantha Harris, who is currently being treated for breast cancer. The mother of two, who turned 40 in December 2013, is scheduled to undergo a double mastectomy this month.

Samantha went to see a specialist after she found a lump in her right breast during a routine self examination — and this was after receiving a clean mammogram months before. (It pays to be diligent with those self-exams, ladies!) She underwent a needle biopsy... READ MORE

Hollywood Beauty Link Roundup: Kylie Jenner Is “Hurt” By Plastic Surgery Rumors

We’ve rounded up need-to-know health and beauty links from around Hollywood, so you can stay on top of all those “hard-hitting” celebrity stories. Consider this the donut-with-extra-sprinkles-on-top to go with your morning coffee. Happy dunking!

16-year-old Kylie Jenner takes to Twitter to say she’s “hurt” by... READ MORE

Reduction Roundup: 4 Minimizing Procedures

There's a lot of buzz around breast enhancements and Brazilian butt lifts—but there are still plenty of women looking to scale down instead of size up. Large breasts can be painful and cause back problems, and many women gladly shell out the $4,300 to minimize their cup size.

5 Reasons Some Patients Are Dropping Facelifts for a New Alternative

Is it time to give a facelift to… facelifts? Though facelifts have long been the standard approach for creating rejuvenated faces, a lot of doctors and patients are shifting over to a newer type of procedure: face-shaping.

Battling the Obesity Epidemic One Patient at a Time

Today we have a guest post from Dr. Mary Lee Peters about the positive statistics of patients who are massive weight loss success stories and want to get the body they deserve through body contouring like Bodylifts.

With today’s media current and health research focused so often on the obesity epidemic in our country, it is rare to hear some positive stats. Positive states are out there though, and I see the people who represent them every day in my office. My staff and I encourage a healthy lifestyle without making anyone feel like they have to be perfect to achieve their goals. In my practice, I feel lucky to be a part of my patients' healthy life change. I enjoy the reward of my patient becoming on the outside who they always have been on the inside. READ MORE

You Asked, We Answer: “How Can I Tighten Sagging Skin Without Surgery?”

From among the 7500,000 questions that have been asked on and answered by qualified doctors, a few rise to the top as the most-read and most-searched. One of which is, “How Can I Tighten Sagging Skin Without Surgery?”

Pear? Apple? Kumquat? Which Body Shape Is Best for CoolSculpting?

Nonsurgical fat reduction procedures are among our most-searched treatments heading into spring.Today we have a guest post from Dr. David Kaufman about body shapes that will see the best body contouring results from CoolSculpting. READ MORE

8 Myths About Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass, Lap Band or sleeve gastrectomy is becoming ever more popular as more and more Americans are reported to be in the obese category. This type of surgery is often an individual's last chance at regaining control of their bodies and eating habits after years of weight gain and yo-yo dieting. However, so many people go into weight loss surgery with little knowledge, or they have the misconception that surgery alone will fix everything.

Here is a list of myths about weight loss surgery.

5 Myths Revealed About Sagging Breasts

Are push-ups and presses at the gym the key to restoring breasts to their perky past? Though there are lots of rumored exercises and contraptions said to strengthen the chest and surrounding muscles, nothing short of surgery will allow sagging breasts to revert to their former upright and youthful glory.

Top 10 Bariatric Surgery Tips From RealSelf Community Members

The RealSelf bariatrics community has a growing number of community members who are supporting each other through the weight loss journey. Support from others going through the same thing is very important. There is also a lot of other information that you need to know when having bariatric surgery.
Here you will find tips from 10 of our community members, provided in their gastric bypass reviews. These members have all had their surgery and are at differing post-op stages.