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"Bra Bulge" Removal Surgery Is on the Rise

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

Real talk: We all probably have something we'd like to change about our appearance. Whether that means getting highlights or a procedure that requires a little more commitment (and money) — for example removing fat between armpit and bra, known as "bra bulge" — then who are we to stand in the way? According to Beverly-Hills-based plastic surgeon and RealSelf contributor Sheila Nazarian, MD, there's been a slow but steady rise in the number of requests for "bra bulge" removal surgery within the last few years from "young, active" women in their twenties, thirties, and sometimes forties.

The procedure is a fat-reduction surgery that can be done one of three ways: via liposuction, CoolSculpting, or Kybella, says Dr. Nazarian. She adds that, in her experience, the most common procedure for this type of treatment is liposuction: It's the oldest and best-known option. During liposuction, which is a one-time treatment, incisions are made in the area of concern and fat cells are vacuumed out with a wand. Then incisions are stitched closed. "Bra bulge" liposuction can be performed under local anesthetic within about an hour or two.  ..


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The Nonsurgical Procedure Plus-Size Models Are Frequently Requesting

Original Article By Brittany Fallon. Whether you're plus-size or not, certain physical characteristics are considered more "classically beautiful" than others, especially by plastic surgeons, whose job it is to manipulate a person's look based on their desires. In an interview with Revelist, plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Zuckerman said, "Classical beauty is, in part, characterized by a delicate jawline, slight heart shape to the face and a petite chin."

Because of this, he says more and more plus-size models (as well as other women) are seeking treatments to slim their jawline area. "It's true that many women, 'plus-size' models and otherwise, currently want to maintain a bit of a fuller figure, while at the same retaining a face that is classically beautiful," Dr. Zuckerman said.  ..


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How to Know if a Noninvasive Procedure Will Give You the Results You Want

Original Article By Elise Minton. In the world of aesthetic procedures, there are the noninvasive ones and the invasive ones. And for every beauty concern that you could possibly think of, there’s an option out there for it—some of which involves surgery and some doesn’t.

Not every noninvasive treatment out there is going to address every problem. And, while some nonsurgical techniques can lead to improvement, they may not garner the same result as what you may get with surgery.  ..


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This Is the Age You Should Start Preventative Botox

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

In today's not-so-shocking news: People are officially interested in injectable, non-invasive treatments. (It's about damn time, folks.) We've recently reported that, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), an estimated 7 million injection procedures, including Botox, were performed in the last year alone. And that number just continues to rise. According to the experts, they've seen an influx of younger patients opting for preventative treatments sooner rather than later. But how soon is too soon? For the full picture, we reached out to dermatologists across the country to nail down the exact age, if interested, to begin Botox. The takeaway? Whenever you damn well please. Yes — really. ..


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The Most Under-the-Radar Uses for Your Favorite Injectables

Original Article By Elise Minton. You may love the way your doctor wields his or her needle to inject your favorite fillers and injectables, giving you the look you’ve always wanted. But for the most part, doctors like to use these products off-label, meaning for a purpose (albeit safe) other than what they are FDA-approved for. We asked six expert injectors what their favorite under-the-radar uses are for injectables and fillers—their answers may surprise you.

To diminish the look of cellulite and dimples
New York dermatologist Gervaise Gerstner, MD, likes to use filler to treat dimples and cellulites on the thighs. “There are a plethora of perfectly sculpted ladies who are 99.99 percent perfect but they obsess over very small dimples or fat pockets. When we use filler to fill in the divots or dimples, it also helps to lift the skin so the appearance of some of that superficial crepiness and cellulite is diminished.”  ..


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CoolSculpting for Your Arms

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen. No matter how many bicep curls I manage to squeeze into my beloved Barry's Bootcamp class, the seemingly endless reps never to seem to be nearly enough to sculpt the chiseled arms of my dreams. Blame it on my incessant need for lean, long limbs—along with my admitted penchant for dessert—but regardless, regular old reps just aren't cutting it right now. Which is why news about CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that freezes off fat cells—up to 25 percent—causing them to die, piqued my interest. Because originally, it was developed and approved only for specific areas of the body such as the abdomen and flanks. Now, Coolsculpting for your arms is an option, too.

The Coolsculpting procedure was created by Zeltiq, a medical technology company, in 2010—and has only gained in popularity in the seven years since its inception. Now you can find the treatment offered not only at doctor's offices, but at medical spas as well—and sometimes, with a Groupon-esque code for it all. But again, it was initially only approved for use on certain body parts—arms not included. Until this week, that is, when the FDA approved its use for removal of upper arm fat. ..


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The Makers of Botox May Have Just Solved Your Acne Problems

Original Article By Tatiana Bido. Good news coming from the late-stage trials of an acne medication from drug giant Allergan and Paratek Pharmaceuticals. The companies are reporting that two Phase 3 trails of the drug sarecycline, an oral tetracycline-derived antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties, has been successful in the treatment of moderate to severe acne.

David Nicholson, chief global research and development officer for Allergan says, “The positive efficacy results observed in the pivotal phase 3 clinical trials indicate that sarecycline can be an effective treatment option for patients with moderate to severe acne.” Results showed patients receiving the once-daily medication had fewer inflammatory lesions than those who didn't. Based on the outcome of these clinical trials, Allergan has announced plans to file a new drug application for their acne medication with the Food and Drug Administration later in the year. ..


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Try This Meditation Trick for Preventing Fine Lines

Original Article by Sarah Kinonen . In a world where Donald Trump is president and digital dependency is the real deal, finding time to unplug and zen out is almost a necessity. But did you know that during the time you're om-ing away the stresses of the day, you could actually be counteracting future wrinkles? According to Suze Yalof Schwartz, founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation Studio, making time for yourself to meditate—16 seconds, to be exact—will not only ground you, but will also help relax the muscles in your face that can inevitably lead to fine lines.  ..


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Allergan Acquires Zeltiq, The Makers of CoolSculpting

Original Article By Elise Minton Just this morning it was announced that aesthetics giant Allergan (you probably know it as the brand behind Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm and Latisse) will be adding another beauty-centric company to its portfolio: Zeltiq Aesthetics, the fat-reducing brand that uses the power of freezing fat in its CoolSculpting device.

The sale is slated for about $2.48 billion and is strictly for the CoolSculpting device. It's the latest in a list of companies that Allergan has been acquiring. ..


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Everyone Is Secretly Getting This Plastic Surgery Procedure

Original Article by Amanda Montell If you grew up watching too much early 2000s reality TV like I did, then your impression of plastic surgery might have been similarly influenced by, say, a certain cast member of The Hills or contestants on The Swan. Until very recently, I wrote off all cosmetic surgery as extreme, unnecessary, and unhealthy. But as I've gotten older (and as technology has improved), my mind has opened up.

Last year, Americans received 40% more injectibles than we did just five years ago. Thanks to factors like social media and an increase in better surgical techniques, we're getting more and more used to seeing "medically enhanced" faces, whether we realize it or not. Many types of cosmetic procedures are growing in popularity "because of evolving techniques that lead to more natural results with less downtime," explains NYC plastic surgeon Michelle Yagoda, MD. A lot of these procedures, though popular, are little-known and seldom discussed outside the doctor's office.

To shed some light on which under-the-radar procedures are blowing up this year, we consulted two top plastic surgeons. Keep scrolling to learn about seven fascinating plastic surgery treatments taking over 2017.  ..


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