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Study links lack of sleep, poor skin quality

They call it "beauty rest" for a reason. A new study conducted by researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Center has found a link between lack of sleep and poor skin quality. The clinical trial was commissioned by beauty giant, Estée Lauder.

Want a tight tummy? Try these tips

The elusive flat stomach. The secret to getting a firm tummy isn't just shedding excess fat, but also keeping the skin tight. This is easier said than done - often, it feels as though we have no control over the skin around our abdomen.

Flabby upper arms: the booby-prize after weight lo

The harsh reality is that after successful dieting or bariatric surgery, you may be left with unattractive excess skin. This is very obvious in the upper arm, especially when steamy summer days invite bare arms.

More surprising anti-aging ingredients

Want to have skin that looks young and healthy well into middle age? Then you need to consider more than just the moisturizer you use and the SPF rating of your sunscreen - you also need to think about what's on your plate.

Long-term study shows daily sunscreen really does

Every summer, we read stories in the media about the importance of applying sunscreen every day. If you're one of the many people who enjoys a nice tan during the warmer seasons, then this advice can be easy to ignore - after all, how bad can it be to skip the lotion one or two days a week?

Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy, Breast Reconst

Actress Angelina Jolie made a startling revelation recently - after finding out she was at high risk for breast cancer, she decided to undergo a double mastectomy. Jolie is being praised in the media for not only having the courage to go through this procedure,...

The wrong reasons to get plastic surgery

An aesthetic surgery procedure can help you boost your confidence and get the body you've always dreamed of, but the decision to go under the knife should not be one entered into lightly.

Laser treatment for tattoo trouble

It's easy to understand the impulsive rush of enthusiasm that can send one running to the tattoo parlor. It's also easy to understand how 'life' can intervene in the form of new relationships, new careers and new directions, so that the once glorious tattoo becomes an embarrassment.

Why your arms don't look the way you want them to

Here are a few reasonWhen you imagine the perfect gym body, you probably picture bulging biceps, round shoulders and taut forearms. Any good weight training schedule will dedicate at least one or two days per week focusing on the arms, but sometimes, results just don't show up no matter how hard yo

Is there still time to get your beach body?

Did summer creep up on you this year? In many places, the cooler temperatures lasted a long time, and this may have made it difficult for some people to motivate themselves to get their "beach body" in shape.

Study: Gold in your skincare products accelerates

They say that not all that glitters is gold, and not all gold is good for you. A new study published in the journal Nanotoxicology finds that gold nanoparticles accelerate the aging process and can cause wrinkles to appear.

Time-saving skincare tips

If you want to avoid signs of aging like liver spots and wrinkles, you have to take care of your skin. Unfortunately, a healthy skincare regimen can be time consuming, which may be a problem for people with busy schedules.

For busy folks, lunch hour Botox a godsend

Some aesthetic surgery procedures carry hefty recovery times. While some people may be able to schedule a vacation to accommodate the time they'll need recovering from a facelift, others simply can't fit several weeks of recovery into their schedule.

Study: Weight loss surgery positively impacts gene

Individuals who have trouble losing weight often turn to surgical means to help shed unwanted pounds. A new report published in Cell Reports this month finds that gastric bypass surgery has a surprising and positive effect on patients' genes.

Our obsession with the "thigh gap"

Do you have a thigh gap? The term refers to the space visible between the upper thighs when you have your feet together. Don't worry if you don't have one - there are many people who are of a healthy and attractive body size and weight whose thighs touch near the top.

Four ways to improve your self-esteem

Low self-esteem can cause a host of problems. It makes you more prone to depression, can interfere with your personal and professional lives and negatively impact the way others perceive you.

Beauty and fitness tips for spring

Spring is officially here, and soon the temperatures will begin to rise, flowers will start to blossom and the days will last a little longer. As the season changes, it's important to update your beauty regimen and fitness routines. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind...

Even strong cheekbones are not forever

Most of us were raised with the message that "strong cheekbones" are an antidote to the aging process and those lucky enough to have them will age well. But it appears that, sadly, cheekbones lose volume and need a boost sooner or later.

What's behind the belly fat?

For individuals trying to lose weight, the stomach is one of the most common problem areas. Fat in the abdominal region is often the most stubborn, but part of slimming down your torso is figuring out what caused the bulk in the first place.

Can acupuncture help smooth wrinkles?

Many people cringe when they think of needles, but there are many individuals who swear by the ancient medical practice of acupuncture. Proponents of this form of treatment say that it can help with a wide variety of issues, from stress to chronic pain, and even the signs of aging.

Silicone breast implants make a comeback

Since silicone breast implants were re-approved in 2006 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), their use has grown exponentially in breast augmentations.

Most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in 2012

The 2012 National Totals for Cosmetic Procedures, hot off the press from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), answers an interesting question: "What cosmetic procedures do Americans think are important enough to invest hard-earned dollars in?"

Skincare tips for men

Nowadays, mThere was a time when many men would write off skincare as something only women needed to worry about, but as Bob Dylan says, times are a-changing.

Would you lie about your plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery was once a very taboo subject - many people openly disapproved of procedures like facelifts or breast augmentations, and wouldn't hesitate to make their opinions known when talking to someone who had gone under the knife.

What's making you look older than you actually are

Have you ever taken a look in a mirror and not recognized the person staring back at you? Perhaps you spotted a few extra wrinkles around the eyes or sagging skin under your neck that you'd never noticed before.

Mommy makeovers: Are they worth it?

If you've come across much news about plastic surgery in the past few years, you've probably heard the term "mommy makeover" at least once or twice. It isn't a single cosmetic surgery procedure, but rather a series of aesthetic surgeries that can help new mothers regain their pre-pregnancy shape.

Can Botox wash away your blues?

You've probably heard Botox can treat frown lines. But could the injectable medicine also help ward off depression? That's what researchers at the Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center in Maryland suggested at the recent annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, reports Time magazine

Your wrinkle FAQs, answered

Whether you've just noticed your first wrinkle or you've been coping with facial lines for a long time, it's likely you have some unanswered curiosities about what exactly causes the lines in your face, and what can be done about them.

Is Botox the new manicure for today's 40-year-old?

“Is it uncouth to show up with fine lines?” asks Aleksandra Crapanzano, a Marie Claire writer. The occasion was a birthday dinner with a crowd she last saw ten years ago. The odd thing was that now her old friends did not look old.

Dos and don'ts of aging gracefully

Aging - it happens to all of us. As we grow older, it's natural for our bodies to change, though some of these changes may be less than desirable. If you want to age with grace, you'll need to make sure your lifestyle meshes with that goal.

Surgeons see a rise in male breast reduction proce

There have been many reports in the media about the number of men going under the knife to improve their looks in recent years. As the stigma surrounding plastic surgery continues to decrease, it's likely that surgeons will see more male patients coming in for a little nip and tuck.

Three reasons why fall and winter are the best tim

Thinking about going under the knife, but not sure when the best time for plastic surgery may be? The fall and winter months are some of the most popular times for surgery clinics, so you may want to book a consultation now. Here are some reasons why:

Hello, handsome: Male plastic surgery and skincare

While women are the main demographic for skin care, beauty and plastic surgery, don't count men short. Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that men account for nearly 10% of plastic surgery procedures, a 121% increase from 15 years ago.

What should my Mommy Makeover consist of?

If you've heard the term "Mommy Makeover," you may assume that it's a new type of plastic surgery to help recent mothers get back their pre-pregnancy shape. While that's partially true, the term actually refers to a number of different surgeries, often performed at the same time.

Study looks at the science behind a perfect pair o

Have you ever seen a woman in a miniskirt or a man in shorts and thought, "Wow, those are the perfect legs!" Well, a plastic surgeon who spent months studying pictures of attractive legs thinks he may be able to explain what makes the perfect pair, according to The Daily Mail.

Botox pearls of wisdom

The September 2012 issue of Redbook asks, "Is Botox really worth it?" A savvy editor interviewed top board-certified doctors and scores of women who had undergone injectable procedures. She also looked at studies that have been done on injectable satisfaction rates.

Get your body procedures straight

Tummy tuck, liposuction, body contouring - there are so many plastic surgery terms involving the shape of the upper body, it can be confusing. Knowing what makes them unique can save you time during your research into cosmetic surgery.

Why you think you look older than your friends

They say the grass is always greener on the other side, but are the wrinkles always smoother? When you look at your close friends and family who are in your age group, it may seem like they've all taken a few sips from the fountain of youth, while you've grown crow's feet and frown lines to spare.

We want curves: Booty boosting surgeries on the ri

Curves are in. While some women may be interested in liposuction to get rid of unwanted fat, and others may choose to undergo breast lifts to enhance the look of their chests, there is one cosmetic surgery that is becoming popular, and it involves an entirely different part of the body: the buttock

Do wrinkles get in the way of emotions?

Most people worry about developing wrinkles and want to delay the effects of aging as much as possible to ensure they look their best. However, a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology may prove there are more drawbacks to having wrinkles than just the aesthetics.

Botox: It's no sweat!

If you've ever shaken someone's hand and come away with a hand full of sweat, you know what problem sweating is. The medical name for it is hyperhidrosis. People with problem sweating have a hyperactive reaction to stimulation of the sweat glands.

What makes plastic surgery the Wild West of medici

If you've ever had to have your appendix removed or gone through another medical surgery, it's not likely that you had to worry about an unlicensed doctor offering to perform the procedure. But when it comes to plastic surgery, it's the Wild West ...

Fat Cells Don't Return to Treated or Untreated Are

Since it made its debut in North America 30 years ago, liposuction has promised to permanently remove excess fat from stubborn areas, barring extreme weight gain. New research reveals liposuction lives up to its promise.

Breasts: From A to D [INFOGRAPHIC]

Like beauty and fashion, breasts have undergone an evolution over the history of human existence. Much has changed from average breast size to attitudes and breast enhancement materials.

Are they real? Is it easy to spot breast implants?

The phrase "less is more" may be influencing many women's decisions on how large their breast implants should be. In fact, many plastic surgeons say smaller breasts seem to be more popular these days.

Injectable treatments don't have to be bruising

If you're investing in Juvederm or Restylane to plump your skin or Botox and Dysport to relax your lines and furrows, you will want to look your best as soon as possible, which means avoiding the bruising that can be a normal side effect of these treatments.

Preparing for tummy tuck surgery

While choosing a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial to ensuring patient safety as well as a positive outcome, those pursuing surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures can do their part to help guarantee their success as well.

Buyer beware: Experts urge caution when using unpr

Many people who want to achieve a more youthful appearance often use creams and lotions in addition to any surgical or nonsurgical cosmetic procedure such as injections of Botulinium Toxin Type A or hyaluronic acid, laser treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion or a facelift.

The numbers don't lie: big butts are in

There was a time when people were questioning the aesthetic merits of Jennifer Lopez's supersized buttocks. But that's history. Now, everyone has jumped on that bandwagon, including Kim Kardashian and Beyonce Knowles

Exercising after tummy tuck surgery

According to RealSelf.com, 95 percent of individuals who have undergone a tummy tuck procedure say it is "worth it." But many individuals considering the cosmetic surgery often wonder when they can resume exercising following the procedure.

Brotox: Botox for men

While many people believe the typical Botox patient is female, doctors say an increasing number of men are seeking out this cosmetic treatment as well.

Can breast implants improve your sex life?

Most women, at one time or another, wonder what it would be like to have breast implants. Realself.com went one better. They asked, “Do breast implants improve a woman's sex life?” To get answers, they took a survey of women who had breast implants or lifts.

Debunking liposuction myths

Liposuction is a high-demand surgery for many who cannot eliminate fat with exercise and a healthy diet. The cosmetic procedure leaves only minute scars, often as short as one-half inch in length or less. However, doctors say there is still a lot of misinformation out there about the surgery.

Spring/summer cosmetic surgery trends

A recent report conducted by the plastic surgery information and customer review website RealSelf.com reveals the seasons top trends in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Cosmetic treatments keep hands looking youthful

When it comes to maintaining a more youthful appearance, plastic surgeons say cosmetic procedures go far beyond the face these days. In fact, many are seeking cosmetic treatments such as injectables and laser treatments on the hands,...

Are breasts getting bigger?

The author of a new book about breasts says that the average breast size is getting bigger. Florence Williams, who wrote "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History," reports that the average cup size is now a C and that many lingerie stores routinely carry KK-sized bras.

Experts disagree with study suggesting hysterectom

Patient safety should always come first. Individuals who are considering a tummy tuck surgery on its own or combined with another surgery, such as a hysterectomy or hernia operation, should discuss their options with a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon.

Multiple winners awarded for plastic surgery news

While the internet has made finding stories and information about various plastic surgery procedures easier than ever, the public must often take what they read with a grain of salt, as there is a lot of misleading and false information out there.

Lunchtime boob jobs banned in the UK

A procedure known as the "lunchtime boob job" will no longer be available in the United Kingdom. According to BBC News, Macrolane has been banned as it could affect mammogram readings and make diagnosis more difficult.

How To Choose a Plastic Surgeon

The popularity of plastic surgery is soaring— and more and more doctors are trying to meet the demand for this specialty that has become an integral part of mainstream medicine. A Guide to Choosing the Right Surgeon for You

New weight loss procedure seeks FDA approval

While many people turn to cosmetic surgery procedures such as liposuction, body contouring and breast reduction to improve their appearance, others seek surgeries that will help them shed unwanted pounds. A new procedure that's not approved in the U.S. is causing some Americans to cross borders.

Detox diets: Do they work?

Do detox diets offer any health benefits? Detox, or detoxification, diets are popular, but they're not scientifically proven.

Plastic surgery's link to psychology

A recent study presented at the 30th Anniversary Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) finds that individuals who undergo various plastic surgery procedures enjoy a positive psychological effect, improved quality of life and increased perceptions of well-being.

Researchers seek unwanted fat from plastic surgery

While most people who undergo cosmetic plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks are happy to get rid of their unwanted fat, they probably don't think about - or care - where it ends up.

Sun Protection: Tips from the Food and Drug Admin

The best way to protect your skin from the dangerous effects of UV radiation is to make sun protection part of your daily routine.The sections below outline the basic methods of sun protection and offer several tips for integrating sun protection into your daily routine.

Sleep and weight gain: What's the connection? Is t

It may be. Recent studies have suggested an association between sleep duration and weight gain. Sleeping less than five hours — or more than nine hours — a night appears to increase the likelihood of weight gain.

Male plastic surgery: Vanity, thy name used to be

There was a time when men were allowed to age gracefully and CEOs had grey hair. Now men are competing with 20-something entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and trying to live up to the “six pack” ideal of male attractiveness and masculinity.

Doctors warn against do-it-yourself treatments

While the high cost of some plastic surgery procedures has caused some people to seek dangerous alternatives such as using unlicensed individuals and potentially dangerous ingredients, others have chosen to perform them on their own at home

When undergoing lip augmentation, shape is as imp

If you've been following the news lately, you already know the meaning of “trout pout.” Inspired by the irresistible lips of Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson, celebs and wannabes have been asking plastic surgeons to duplicate this look.

Disclose herbal and dietary supplements to your do

While many people undergoing a plastic surgery procedure are sure to tell their physician about the prescription and over-the-counter medications they take, they may not tell them about the herbal, homeopathic or natural remedies they use on a regular basis.

Secondhand smoke: Avoid dangers in the air

Exposure to the toxins in secondhand smoke can cause asthma, cancer and other serious problems. Know what you're breathing — and consider practical steps for clearing the air.