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.
Plastic Surgery LIVE and RealSelf are teaming up for a one-of-a-kind live broadcast of a hot new cosmetic procedure – the liquid facial rejuvenation! On Oct. 18, Dr. Renato Saltz, M.D., of Salt Lake City, will perform the procedure via a live video stream, free for anyone to tune in.
RealSelf ranked in the top 10 of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in WA.
Have you have ever considered treatment to rid unwanted cellulite? On Wednesday, October 17, at 5:15 p.m. PST, RealSelf will hold an online DocTalk webinar with hosts Dr. Grant Stevens and Dr. Michelle Spring to discuss cellulite reducing procedures that work, including Cellulaze, a new laser treatment to zap stubborn cellulite into submission
News outlets and blogs - RealSelf included - often chronicle the worldwide obsession to take on another character's appearance. It started with Barbie looks alikes and has now extended further into the fantasy realm.
There are certain forms of plastic surgery that everyone's familiar with. Millions of women and few men opt for face-lifts, implants, and liposuction every year. But did you know it's possible to shorten your forehead, shrink your cankles, and smooth your chin divots? Not to mention the latest Japanese craze at number five.
For some doctors, plastic surgery is not just a profession, it’s part of their physical upkeep. Some days they’ll perform procedures on their patients, while other days they’ll become the patients. Learn from three doctors who are documenting their experiences on the other side of the treatment.
Melinda Farina will look you up and down, tell you your physical flaws, and then suggest how you could improve your appearance with cosmetic surgery. She’s not a plastic surgeon - not even close - but Farina will refer you to a doctor to do the work for you. In essence, she’s a plastic surgery pimp, though she prefers the term “beauty broker.”
As most people know, October is breast cancer awareness month, and there are a lot of questions surrounding breast cancer detection and implants. We tapped into Northern California plastic surgeon Dr. Edward P. Miranda to address the basic, but commonly asked questions.
We love it when we see questions asked by the RealSelf Community viewed over and over by other members curious about the same topic. Recent interest for less invasive treatments has led to a surge in popularity for questions about branded “Lifestyle Lifts” and “Mini Lifts.” Instead of making you search out the best answers, we’re bringing them right to you!
There are plenty of problems that can plague your frontal area and have you considering a trip to the plastic surgeon. Fortunately, if you're unhappy with your breasts, there are options to address a variety of woes —but what is best? A lift? An enhancement?
Illegal plastic surgery and its obvious risks made headlines again last week. Morris “Tracey Lynn” Garner - who dresses and lives as a woman - was charged with depraved-heart murder in Mississippi. He allegedly injected a woman’s buttocks with so much of a silicone-like substance, which is not approved or recommended for butt injections, that she later died of complications.
Botox has been touted for its skin smoothing results, but according to the first randomized, controlled study on the effect of botulinum toxin, benefits may include a better mood. The 16-week study appeared in the Journal of Psychiatric Research earlier this year and reported that the face's inability to register emotion post-Botox may help those with treatment resistant depression.
Despite the commentary about how gastric bypass is “cheating” and that some patients end up putting the weight back on, research supports a much different claim. Scientific American reports on an ongoing study of obese Americans, some of whom had gastric bypass surgery and some of whom did not. According to the data, even years down the road, gastric patients not only weigh less, but are significantly healthier.
Could it be? A magic wand that actually melts away fat? That’s what some are claiming. VASER Shape is a new procedure on the market, scoring a 75% Worth It Rating among consumers, and has been a hot topic as of late.
Another week of news, and around round of silver screen stars dishing their thoughts on cosmetic surgery. The female stars of Modern Family have no issue with a bit of a medi-beauty boost and E!'s Coco Austin backs her assertion of an au natural booty.
It's a common quip: No matter what you're looking to do, there's an app for that. Well, when it comes to health and cosmetic surgery, it's becoming more and more true. You can find an app for just about anything, from giving yourself virtual procedures to making appointments with your doctor. Here, we take a look at five of the best apps for cosmetic procedures and related health issues.
Brazil may have earned a reputation for being the plastic surgery capital, not only with the prevalence of procedures, but with its cultural openness - however, South Korea is making some moves toward that title.
Earlier this month, momager Kris Jenner opened up to the TODAY show about her decision to air her breast augmentation on the family's E! reality series. While many people are not shy about their opinion of Kris Jenner and her openness to air Kardashian dirty laundry over the airwaves, she insists this was not about ratings.
Cassandra Bankson first gained a following with a series of how-to makeup videos on YouTube, which landed her a segment on Good Morning America last year. This last Wednesday, she walked America's hottest runway - New York Fashion Week. The twist to her story? She's struggled with severe acne throughout her teen and early adult years.
Serving up some weekend cosmetic surgery humor via social media! Here are a few of our favorite laugh-worthy Tweets of the past couple weeks.
A youthful look without surgery? We're all ears.The growth of non-invasive treatments is no secret - the AAFPRS reported that they were up this year to account for 75% of all cosmetic procedures - but the way and where they are being used is.
For decades, women have been tweezing, plucking, sculpting, and even shaving off their eyebrows to create that high, thin, arched look that's seen as ultra-feminine. Meanwhile, a new study from the Clinical Plastic Surgery journal reports, eyebrows in general have been on a downward trend—in fact, they've been lowering for 60 years, and the arched look may be headed the way of the dinosaurs.
No matter how hard you try, is your tummy still your trouble area? You're not alone. Meet Jennifer, a proud mother to her children, but a cover up artist for her belly. On today's episode of The Doctors, Jennifer details her journey from being naturally thin and competing in swimsuit competitions in her younger years, to struggling with "saggy, loose" skin on her stomach.
It's been everywhere as of late, from medical boards annual reports to the Huffington Post: more men are getting plastic surgery. In this month's issue of Men's Journal, David Browne reports on the boom of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for the XY-chromosome group, and the growing list of treatments they are seeking.
Cosmetic dentistry is a phrase that usually describes things like teeth whitening and veneers, but some Canadian dentists are broadening that term to include Botox. At RealSelf, we've always been advocates for visiting doctors within their respective specialties to achieve the best results - and on a matter of safety - but it's not uncommon for patients to opt for convenience in such a matter.
Every once in a while, we like to share our exciting media placements with our community - and this month, Redbook and Good Housekeeping included RealSelf in articles about finding the right treatment and patient education!
There are so many injectibles on the market, with the neurotoxins and the dermal fillers, and it’s a challenge to keep them all straight – let alone determine the best fit for you. So for now, we’ll look at two major players in the neurotoxins category, and a popular question from within the community: “Dysport vs. Botox - What's the Difference?”
Women across the country are talking about it, does liposuction cause cellulite? One source of this assertion is tabloid favorite Heidi Montag, known for being an original cast member of The Hills…and for having 10 plastic surgery procedures done in a single day.
But is liposuction really the culprit here, or is Heidi just playing pass-the-buck?