“WHO DID YOUR LIPS?” is not a compliment. Because if someone can tell you’ve plumped your pout, that’s a sure sign it wasn’t done well.
Best Face Forward
Back in the day, plastic surgery often meant older male doctors dictating the noses, cheekbones, and breasts of the women who came into their offices. Now a new generation of surgeons puts listening and subtlety at the forefront.
Buccal Fat Removal—and the Debate Dogging the Insta-Famous Fix
Seeing an aesthetic procedure all over social media can breed a strange sort of FOMO. (Hey, we’re not immune.) Yet it may be difficult to distinguish for-the-’Gram fads from truly “Worth It” tweaks. Which is why we’re launching a new series on RealSelf: Everybody’s Doing It. Each month, we’ll explore all sides of an of-the-moment cosmetic procedure, to bring you the uncensored truth about its efficacy and safety, so you can decide if it’s right for you. Here, in our first installment, we’re dissecting the buccal fat removal debate.
Everything You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation
In the world of plastic surgery, breast augmentation—otherwise known as a “boob job”—is consistently the leading procedure year after year. According to an annual report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of the 1,811,740 cosmetic surgeries in 2018, over 17 percent (or 313,735) were breast augmentations. That number increased 4 percent from 2017 to 2018, and a whopping 48 percent from 2000.
Dr. Levine gives us some insight into cosmetic surgery, misconceptions of the industry and what he hopes for the future.
New York City based plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Levine, sat down with V to discuss his practice. He is one of the most accredited and accomplished plastic surgeons in the city and has worked with some of the world’s top models and actresses, making his main goal to increase the self-esteem of his patients. Read below to get his professional opinion and insight into the world of cosmetic surgery.
In Sex Object, Exploring the Fraught Territory Where Gender, Sexuality, and Technology Intersect
The annual tech trade show CES wraps up today in Las Vegas, and this year, the biggest news to come out of the event had to do with a product that wasn’t there: Osé, a robotic vibrator, was banned from the show by organizers who deemed the toy some combination of “immoral, obscene, profane” and/or “not in keeping…
The T&C Insiders’ Guide to Plastic Surgery
These talented surgeons from across the country are the masters of the subtle lift and tweak that will turn back time—without making anyone do a double take.
Her Regimen: Public Relations Queen Alison Brod
In Spotlyte’s series Her Regimen, influential individuals divulge their most trusted resources for every aspect of their beauty, skincare, and wellness regimens. Consider it your pre-vetted primer to all things gorgeous.
Sclerotherapy for Hands Is Now a Thing
If you’ve ever watched a web of spider veins vanish before your eyes, you’re perhaps already familiar with sclerotherapy. (Thank you, Instagram.) During the treatment, doctors inject an irritant solution into offending veins, which damages their linings, causing them to collapse and shrivel, or close up altogether.