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...READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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:READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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?
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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?READ MORE
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?READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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 submissionREAD MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.”READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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!READ MORE
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?READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE