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14 Things to NEVER Lie to Your Doctor About

Published on May 22, 2017

How much you smoke, drink, eat, exercise and whether you use protection during sex or while out in the sun matters. Doctors weigh in on what matters most. Your surgical history Nestor Rizhniak/Shutterstock When you first see a new doctor

Kylie Jenner’s ‘Scar’ In This Picture Has People Convinced She’s Had Breast Augmentation

Published on May 15, 2017

When Keeping Up With the Kardashians first aired on E! in 2007, Kylie Jenner was a young, normal girl, albeit with lots of money and an impossibly famous family. These days, the makeup mogul has grown up a lot and

What Are the Potential Causes of Gynecomastia?

Published on March 31, 2017
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A segment of the male population has enlarged breast tissue, also known as gynecomastia. Though this is actually a harmless condition, it is usually a cause of great embarrassment and self-consciousness. A primary symptom of gynecomastia is the presence of

That Scary News About Breast Implants Causing Cancer? It Isn’t What it Seems

Published on March 27, 2017

In February 2010, Allure’s former contributing editor-at-large, Joan Kron, broke news that plastic surgeon Garry Brody, a professor emeritus of the University of Southern California, found more than 30 suspected or confirmed cases worldwide of an exceedingly rare form of

Plastic surgery is about more than just physical imperfections

Published on March 17, 2017

There seems to be an endless barrage of motivational clichés to inspire comfort in one’s own skin. Preachy words of comforting wisdom are usually heard in one form or another, and even mainstream celebrities such as Lady Gaga or Christina

Moisturize With A Banana Peel

Published on March 7, 2017

Instead of throwing out your banana peel after your morning smoothie, Svendsen recommends saving your peels to rub on dry itchy heels. Much like the banana itself, the inside of the peel is rich in amino acids and a variety

I had a plastic surgeon point out everything that’s ‘wrong’ with my body

Published on February 24, 2017

When I was about 15, my parents called me into their room and sat me down. “Melissa, we just wanted to let you know that if you ever wanted a nose job, your mother and I would pay for it,”

Tech Alert: 3D Imaging May Be The Secret to Perfect Skin

Published on February 21, 2017

With self-driving cars, phones that control your lights, speakers that order your favorite things, and headsets that can take you on a virtual journey, we are living in the future. So of course the beauty industry, which is always on

Augmenting the Breasts with Implants

Published on February 10, 2017
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The breast augmentation procedure, a fairly common cosmetic surgery, involves the placement of a selected type of breast implant with the objective of enhancing the fullness of the breasts while also improving symmetry and restoring lost volume. Several women choose

Revitalize Your Skin with a HydraFacial Treatment

Published on January 31, 2017
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With age, our skin loses its elasticity and ends up with wrinkles, creases, irregular pigmentation, and perpetual flakiness. Dehydrated and wrinkled skin not only looks lifeless and dull, it also adds on a couple years to your appearance. While there

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