Botox isn't just for freezing pesky wrinkles. The powerful neurotoxin, which paralyzes muscles, is widely known in the world of anti-aging, but that's not the only thing it's used for.
Who says you have to be young to do something to feel good about yourself? A growing number of "older" individuals are having plastic surgery these days and you'd be surprised at what they are having done.
No doubt about it: many women love Latisse for the way it lengthens their eyelashes. Eighty five percent of our community has given it a thumbs-up, with some serious raves to boot. But Latisse will have you shell out more than your average mascara: about $130 for a two-month supply, if used as directed. That means one drop on one applicator brush for each eye for 60 days.
Still, everyone from RealSelfers to our experts to beauty bloggers have been finding creative ways to make their precious drops of Latisse -- and their dollars -- last a little longer. Here's what they're finding:
The lower price tags of plastic surgery abroad have some considering traveling to another country for their procedures. Is it the right decision for you, though? Here are six things to think about before going abroad for plastic surgery...
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.
We all tire of shaving or waxing. It's expensive, time-consuming, and painful (not just waxing - think of those razor nicks!). With winter well underway, it may be the best time to get rid of unwanted hair, conceal any initial redness, and be ready for the spring and summer seasons!
Many turn to laser hair removal and electrolysis to achieve more permanent results. While marketed as quick and easy solutions, we've got the real story on these two procedures.
While you may be tempted to toast to a successful plastic surgery operation, most doctors wouldn’t recommend it. Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t chase your cosmetic procedure with alcohol...
With the rise in Brazilian Butt Lifts and other buttock augmentations, an unfortunate byproduct is back alley procedures that often result in severe consequences and even death. It’s a sad and important reminder that cosmetic surgeries should only be done in a certified operating room by a certified plastic surgeon. Here few of the incorrect things that may have lead to the deaths that made headlines...
It's time to get to the bottom of five recurring statements about rhinoplasty - are they fact or fiction?
As a personal concierge in New York City, I’ve helped numerous men and women recover from plastic surgery in their own homes and in hotel rooms. Through these experiences, I've discovered there are many items you need close at hand to make your recuperation as easy as possible.
Thermage, created in 1995 by Dr. Edward W. Knowlton, received its FDA-approval 10 years ago this month and has since been performed 1 million times and received attention from Oprah, The Doctors, celebrities and our RealSelf community. Let’s take a look back on some of the top-asked questions, doctor insights and stats around this reported wrinkle-fighting treatment.
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.
Exactly how to get rid of a "muffin top" - that extra inch of fat that insists on spilling over pants - is a dilemma of its own. But, what to do with it once it's gone? An Orlando doctor has one option - store it.
With morning talk shows that tout the Exilis fat-melting procedure one day and then are on to next big thing, it's tough to keep up. It feels like we're offered a new way to ditch unwanted bulges every week.
Liposuction expert Dr. David Amron warns that lipo-alternatives with gimmicky marketing may not give you the results for which you hoped (nearly 50% of his procedures are revisions from botched jobs). Here are his 5 reasons why:
I had my teeth whitened the expensive way in 1999. My dentist took impressions, drilled a lot to reshape all my front teeth, and then veneered the sixteen most visible teeth. We spent a lot of time choosing colors, so that my teeth would not look like they glowed in the dark, but looked natural.
Resume writers, career counselors and recruiters -- all of these service providers offer valuable support in a job quest. But what about a plastic surgeon? Is it worth the investment to consider cosmetic procedures to enhance your odds of getting a job?
Doctors are here to tell you what to do -- but there are some things they secretly (or not so secretly) wish you wouldn't do. Here are a few of the things they'd prefer if you refrained from, because we know you want to be the best patient possible, too.
Have you ever wished you had a different voice?
British journalist Lynne Wallis had done her best to ward off the signs of age -- face creams, hair dye and the like. But suddenly, she found herself sounding older - with a deep and crackling voice. People thought she was sick. An obviously 20 something-year-old telemarketer spoke to her as if she was elderly.
Santa Monica plastic surgeon Steven Teitelbaum, MD, reflects on a wrenching week for his patients and for himself -- and how it underscores the necessity to see a board-certified surgeon, always.
Thigh lift has been a buzzing topic in the RealSelf community as of late, so we want to provide you easy access to the basics, like how much it costs, what to expect and how long - really - will recovery take?
Consumers and doctors are often interested in exploring off-label use of approved treatments - just look at all the uses discovered for Botox! - but sometimes it is best to stick with the specified treatment area. In the case of Latisse, many RealSelf community members asked the logical question, why can't it be applied to lower lashes, or help eyebrows grow?
Anderson Cooper sat down with Susan Barnett, a CBS Philly anchor, to discuss the latest in plastic surgery. Though he admits he hasn't done anything "yet," he has some opinions about teens feeling they need surgery, and a recent gynecological study about vaginal rejuvenation.
Another week of news brings another week of silver screen celebs celebrating (and dismissing) their relationship with cosmetic surgery. Jacqueline Laurita of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has fallen hard for Ultherapy and Courtney Stodden, known for her marriage to 52-year-old actor Doug Hutchinson at the age of 16, set the record straight that she is au naturale.
We have a lighter side here at RealSelf (especially on Fridays), which is why we're serving up some weekend cosmetic surgery humor! Here are a few of our favorite "LOL"-worthy Tweets the past couple weeks.
As we mentioned last week, RealSelf is teaming up with Plastic Surgery LIVE to stream a real-time procedure straight to your computer. A top plastic surgeon, Dr. Renato Saltz, MD will perform a liquid facial rejuvenation via free live video stream TODAY at 11 a.m. PST.
It’s reported that 90% of women suffer from cellulite – those unforgiving pockets of fat that plague the thighs, flanks and buttocks – so, naturally we’re curious about ways to combat it. Watch the video from the cellulite DocTalk
Seattle's KOMO 4 and Michelle Esteban did a feature segment last week on cellulite fighters, which features Dr. Braden Stridde, MD, of Puget Sound Plastic Surgery discussing and performing Cellulaze on a local patient.
Did a summer vacation lead to an unwanted tattoo? Or are you simply regretting an inking decision made in your younger years? If so, you're not alone. One of the most viewed questions in our Q&A forum is, "When getting the laser removal for tattoos, does it leave a scar and will it get rid of the tattoo completely?"
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual report this year, Colorado once again topped the rankings as the state with the lowest obesity rate at 20.7 percent. The highest obesity rate was reported in Mississippi, in which 34.9 percent of the population is obese.
Naturally, these findings piqued our interest and we wanted to see if RealSelf search data supported that the heaviest states were most interested in bariatric surgery and other weight loss procedures.
Rhinoplasty was a trending topic this week in searches on RealSelf.com, so we tapped into expert Dr. John Diaz to shed some light on the pre-procedure musts. Here's what he had to say.