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January 17, 2018

There have been several reports in the media of women undergoing buttock augmentation, or Brazilian butt lift (BBL), and dying shortly after the procedure.  Some of these happened after the patients sought out cheaper surgery in another country such as the Dominican Republic; others simply had industrial-grade silicone injected into their buttocks in a friend’s kitchen or in the back of a nail salon. 


These were mostly young women, many...

October 31, 2017

Studies show that having an aesthetic intervention (surgical or non-surgical) can improve your self-esteem. Even more, it may enhance your first impression you impart on others, whether it be on a job interview, or at the grocery store.  Specifically, double-blinded clinical trials have shown that Botox or Dysport rivals mainstream antidepressant medication in its ability to improve one’s mood.   Wow!!  That is something I can get behind.  So how exactly mi...

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