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What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

You can exercise your way to bigger glutes—or for those wanting immediate or more dramatic results—there’s the option of a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). The aesthetic procedure continues to grow in popularity, despite the health risks. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 20,000 people had a BBL done by board-certified surgeons in 2017, […]

The Healing Power of Sleep and How to Get More of It After Surgery

You may be unconscious, but while you’re asleep, your body goes into healing and recovery mode. In many respects, sleep acts as a permissive state in which the body’s tissues and systems can heal from a day’s worth of work. In the case of surgery, there’s more work for the body to do than normal, […]

How To Get Rid of Laugh Lines With Five Expert-Approved Tips

Dermatologist and plastic surgeon-approved tips for smoothing those deep creases around your mouth. Laugh lines are no laughing matter if you prefer your skin to be baby-smooth and wrinkle-free. We spoke with dermatologists Cindy Yoon-Soon Bae and Morgan Rabach and plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer to break down everything we need to know about laugh […]

So, This Is What a $3,000 Emsculpt Butt Lift Actually Looks Like

The nurse hands me a gown, and I strip down, Winnie the Pooh–style, before lying belly-down on an exam table as she straps an elastic belt around my hips and slides oven mitt–like paddles into place right on top of my cheeks. So cute. She turns on the machine, and my butt feels weirdly tingly. […]

After the Cut – The Psomas Method

Nicole Psomas graduated as a Physical Therapist with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and Health & Science from Thomas Jefferson University. After graduating from Jefferson she moved to New York City and was hired by the world famous New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she works to date. At Cornell, she held […]

Working with Estheticians

How to send redness on your complexion packing once-and-for-all

Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I’ll peer into a mirror midday and see that my skin is aggravated and red. It’s not like I did anything different (that I know of), it’s just that my complexion develops a subtle—and extremely annoying—red hue. But skin redness is very common. It seems like it’s a topic of […]

The Perfect Peel

What Is the Peeling Skin Trend You’re Seeing All Over Instagram? If you’re obsessed with skin care trends, you’ve probably seen the Perfect Derma Peel posted all over skin care blogs. And it’s hard to miss — the Perfect Derma Peel is all about the peeling. View this post on Instagram One of my favorite […]

How to Get Rid of Smile Lines: Best Treatments, Creams, and Natural Ways

Smile lines are wrinkles or folds that occur between the nostrils and the corners of the mouth. These lines, also known as parentheses, typically start showing up in our 20s and 30s when our collagen production slows down and the skin becomes thinner. Fortunately, collagen loss and the appearance of these lines can be delayed […]

Firm, Soft, and Perky: The World of Butt Wellness

Sylwia Wiesenberg loves butts. Specifically, her own butt. As a child growing up in Poland, she would stare at her backside, impressed with how its shape moved and flexed with every step. “I never, ever stopped thinking about it,” she told The Daily Beast. After college, Wiesenberg became a sales trader for UBS. She would […]

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