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Instagram Is Changing How People Get Cosmetic Surgery

Apps such as Facetune, Instagram and Snapchat are not only part of the mainstream cultural landscape – they’re also inspiring the latest trends in cosmetic surgery. At the intersection of technology and beauty lies a new reality where you can change the way you look with a click of a button – or, more accurately, […]

Breast Asymmetry

Dr. David Shafer of Shafer Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in New York City gave us the lowdown on differing breast sizes (technically called asymmetry). Shafer confirmed that this problem is totally normal and “most patients have about 15 to 20 percent asymmetry in terms of breast volume.” Often the nipples, breast creases and breast […]

What Is the Lip Lift? Experts Explain the Plastic Surgery Procedure

The path to enhancing your lips for more than bee-stung-second used to be found behind door number one (injections) or door number two (actually, there are also injections behind this one). But now, more folks are choosing to unlock door number three — the lip lift. To read the full article on, click here.

What It’s REALLY Like to Get a Penis Enhancement

I have always wanted to have a more appealing penis. Most of my life, my penis was considered average, maybe slightly above average, but only when I was erect. So somewhere along the line, I started to think: “OK, how do I go about getting that?” I have several female friends who have gone through […]

8 Expert-Approved Ways to Prevent and Treat Razor Burn

Sunny days, warm nights, and baring a little skin just go together — unless, of course, you have razor burn. Whether you’re rocking vintage Levi’s cutoffs, stylish swimsuits, or breezy summer dresses, having toned, tanned, and smooth skin is a must. For our bikinis, underarms, and legs, hair removal can come with some risks. Depilatory […]

How Do You Really Beat Summer Sweat?

Picture this: you’re on a date, or a job interview, and just as you’re trying to be your most engaging droplets of sweat make their way from your forehead down your check. At that moment, you lift your arm to seamlessly wipe it away, exposing your sodden underarm. This comes shortly after you arrived late, […]

9 Skincare Ingredients That Prevent, Treat, and Fade Hyperpigmentation

Getting rid of hyperpigmentation — unwanted pigment left behind from sun exposure, acne scars, and aging — takes work. While IPL laser treatments, micro-needling, and microdermabrasion are all effective in-office options for treating stubborn areas, upgrading your at-home regimen with complexion-correcting active ingredients is key. Since hydroquinone, a former industry-favorite for skin-lightening, has come under […]

8 Men’s Beauty Essentials You Should Use, According to Experts

Borrowing (okay, stealing) beauty buys from the boys is officially expert-approved. Dion Nash, founder of the men’s line Triumph and Disaster USA, explains, “We men aim to impress. It’s no surprise that our favorite products are girls’ guilty pleasures, always swept [away] right from under us. To us, it’s no fun being a men’s brand […]

Male Enhancement Surgery: Lifting Saggy Scrotums and Boosting ‘SWAG’

Penile lengthening may be a locker room goal for many men, but it isn’t the only game in town. Vaginas are having a moment, largely because of the availability of energy-based feminine rejuvenation devices, and it seems to be turning into something of a movement. What was once talked about only in hushed tones (namely […]

Are Kylie Jenner’s Lip Fillers Really All Gone? A Plastic Surgeon Weighs In

Kylie Jenner Lip Filler Gone

Kylie Jenner made her first public appearance on Monday for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale finale event in Los Angeles, showing off her natural lips following the big reveal that she removed her fillers. The 20-year-old mom recently talked about her infamous lips as she got candid in a beauty video for Vogue, where she gushed […]

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