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Check Out Allure’s Guide to Tummy Tuck Surgery

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While non-surgical procedures continue to rise in popularity, they typically can’t provide the dramatic results of surgical lifting procedures. One irreplaceable procedure is abdominoplasty, colloquially known as a tummy tuck. For decades, tummy tuck surgery has topped the popularity charts, helping millions feel more comfortable and confident after weight loss, pregnancy, or the natural aging… Read more…

Double chin fat-melting injection might be the next big non-surgical breakthrough

Some serious buzz is growing around a fat-melting injection called ATX-101, a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs within the body that breaks down dietary fat. 1600 people participated in the clinical trial, which according to The Daily Beast and other sources, yielded positive results for reducing submental (under the chin) fat. The ATX-101… Read more…

Your Botox secret is safe with us

Because of the confidential nature of many DC-area jobs, most of us in Northern Virginia area understand why someone would want to keep their Botox (or any appointment with a cosmetic surgery professional) under wraps. Northern Virginia, if you want a little Botox, we’ll keep your secret safe. Video: Plastic Surgery Confessions: I Hide Botox… Read more…

A cautionary tale about old breast implants

File this one under “WTF.” Sometimes the stories are really scary. A surgeon in Houston put these breast implants with no serial number or manufacturer on them in a patient decades ago, and was sued for malpractice many times before losing his medical license in 2001. The surgeon died in 2011, but many patients are… Read more…

Girl Bullied Due to the Shape of Her Ears

This family shared their story about their daughter’s struggle with her ears. For much of elementary and middle school, Samantha was taunted and bullied about the shape of her ears. She finally decided she’d had enough and went to see a plastic surgeon about an otoplasty. Plastic surgery isn’t always about face lifts and breast… Read more…