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CoolSculpting for Your Arms Is Now a Thing, Too

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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Most Popular Facial Plastic Surgery Procedure in 2017

Original Article By Brittany Fallon

When it comes to your appearance, the tiniest thing can make a world of difference in your self-perception. For me, it's the line between my brows (one half of my 11's, as they're called) and my smaller-than-I'd-like lips, but for others, it may be the bump on their nose, the crow's-feet around their eyes or the loose skin around their jawline. We all have something.

And when it reaches the point that you can't stand to see that "thing" when you look in the mirror every morning, your best fix is probably an in-office treatment. Of course some concerns will require surgical intervention, but facial plastic surgeons are also equipped with a myriad of noninvasive treatments as well. Each year, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) releases its annual survey, which breaks down the data on these top procedures and compares year-over-year results so we can see what's trending. Here are a few of the highlights from this year's report.  ..


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The Latest Plastic Surgery Trend Is on a Body Part You'd Never Expect

Original Article By Brittany Fallon

When we think of plastic surgery, our minds often go to breast implants, tummy tucks and facelifts. But one part of the body we don't typically think of is the legs, probably because we associate them with exercise and muscle toning. However, according to Hollywood Reporter, doctors are now receiving more requests from patients for plastic surgery on their legs, with the hope of looking like some of the hottest supermodels, such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

New York plastic surgeon Stafford Broumand, MD, says the "thighlighting" trend involves trying to accentuate the long look of the legs by giving the illusion of a thinner, longer, shapelier leg, like the kind you see on supermodels. To achieve this type of leg makeover, your doctor will most likely choose from one of the following procedures: liposuction, a thigh lift or calf implants.  ..


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CoolSculpting Was Just FDA-Cleared for Use on Double Chins

Original Article By Macaela Mackenzie. CoolSculpting — the procedure that can freeze fat off the upper arms, abdomen, and thighs — has just been cleared by the FDA to tackle a whole new area of the body: the double chin.

The non-invasive procedure made a splash when it hit doctors’ offices as an alternative to liposuction back in 2010. Rather than suck out deposits of fat via surgery, CoolSculpting allowed docs and medical spas to freeze fat cells in treatment areas. When treated, fat cells die and are naturally eliminated by your body, with no downtime necessary.  ..


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How to Make an Entrance at Your Holiday Parties

by Marria Pooya

It’s the season of giving and thanksgiving and, most importantly, of holiday parties. Make an entrance at all of your events this season when you rev up your look with the age-reversing effects of injectables and fillers. Count on injectables like BOTOX and dermal fillers to provide easy solutions to many signs of aging, such as wrinkles, crinkles and folds, as well as that overall “tired look," which means you're sure to bring the “wow” to any holiday party.



“Our patients are amazed by the quick and simple results from injections, which can smooth away lines and fill wrinkles to impart a more youthful look,” said Amanda Pucci, aesthetic nurse practitioner at the Greenwich Medical Spa in Westport. “The best part is that it only takes a 30- to 60-minute office visit to take years off of the face.”  ..


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The Surprising New Way to Use Botox Is for Stress Relief

Original Article by Jenna Rennert Suffice it to say, 2017 has ranked high on the global stress barometer. And if nonstop White House turmoil, grim international headlines, or a spate of natural disasters didn’t spike your anxiety levels, the steady you’ve-got-mail ding of an iPhone could justifiably send anyone into a digital tailspin. All that tension is bound to take a toll on health and wellness habits, but for many, the signs manifest in one surprising place: your jaw. Yes, according to experts, jaw clenching is one of the most common secondary effects of stress, and while adopting a Gwyneth Paltrow–like mantra of conscious breathing and meditation may help, it’s neither a quick fix nor a foolproof solution.  ..


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Here’s How to Know If You Need Botox or Fillers

Original Article By Julie Ricevuto . Whether it’s sagging skin or deep forehead creases, an aging face looks different on everyone. However, with so many anti-aging treatments on the market, your skin doesn’t have to look wrinkled and droopy anymore—no matter how old you are. Thanks to neuromodulator injections like Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers like Restylane Refyne and Defyne, you can delay signs of aging for quite some time. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know which treatment you should invest in to best remedy your concerns. So, we consulted a top dermatologist for a complete breakdown on the difference between Botox and fillers so you'll be able to decide which one is right for you. Read on!  ..


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Everything to Know About the Cupid's Bow Lip Filler Technique

Original Article By Kaleigh Fasanella

Over the last, let's say, four or five years, lip fillers have become increasingly popular — and quite frankly, that's putting it lightly. The "Big Lip Boom," if you will, sky-rocketed after celebrities, like Kylie Jenner, Lindsay Lohan, and more began stepping out with plumped-up lips that were clearly not the result of a decent lip liner job.

Since then, lip fillers have continued to gain popularity, prompting influencers, bloggers, and editors alike, to try out life in the temporarily voluminous-lipped lane. The only caveat — aside from a rare botched job — is that results can run the gamut, and, sometimes, don't result in the most natural-looking set of lips. That said, for those who covet more defined, almost undetectably plumper lips, you're in luck, as there's an up-and-coming filler method that enables you to get just that. ..


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How Some of the Latest FDA-Approved Fillers Give You a More Natural Look

Original Article By NewBeauty Sponsored By Restylane. Whether it’s trying to achieve a tousled, bedhead wave or the perfect no-makeup makeup application, the concept of creating a natural (but better) beauty look is widely appealing. But, as anyone who has attempted to create it will quickly discover, it’s much harder than it sounds. The same is true of some of the most popular anti-aging procedures out there: Neuromodulators and fillers can do wonders helping to fight some of the most common signs of aging, but getting the results to look natural—and not overdone—is not always so easy to achieve.

Luckily, consumers now have two FDA-approved filler options on the market, and these launches were created with the purpose of providing patients with more natural-looking results. Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne are two hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that soften and smooth laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and contain next-generation technology to prevent the face from looking fake, injected or stiff. How does it work? We delve into the technology below.  ..


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Botox Lip Flip

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

Lip fillers: They're everywhere these days. My colleagues have them. My friends want them. Hell, even Kylie Jenner's plastic surgeon knows the injectable hype is real. And with such a demand for plumped-up pouts, cosmetic dermatologists (and plastic surgeons) are now having to craft up out-of-the-box treatments to meet patients' specific big-lip needs. Take, for example, the latest lip-plumping procedure making the rounds: the Botox Lip Flip.

For those not aware, lip augmentation is most commonly performed with hyaluronic acid-based fillers, like Juvéderm, Volbella, Vollure, and Restylane, but, according to Dara Liotta, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New York City, Botox can also be used to slightly shape up the lips to create a "poutier look." "When used alone, or in combination with fillers, Botox gives lips a subtle pout-magnification by flipping out the lip line, rolling the lip gently outward, and giving the appearance of a fuller, sexier pout," she tells Allure. ..


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