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Is Your Aging Appearance Keeping You Out Of The Dating Scene?

More Single Baby Boomers Turn To Cosmetic Surgery To Help In Their Search For Romance.

Baby Boomers are turning to plastic surgery in greater numbers than ever, in part because they seek a more youthful look as they reenter the dating scene. The latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that in 2018 nearly 50,000 more cosmetic procedures were performed on those 55 and older than in the previous year, according to a recent report.

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Examining social media’s impact on body image and plastic surgery

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Have a glance over at your teen right now. Is he or she on their phone?

They may even be using a filter to alter their face because they don’t like their pimples or their nose.

But it’s not just teens using social media filters to change their face. It’s also their moms.

One social media platform is pulling the plug on some of its filters over concerns about self-image issues.

Lowcountry therapist Beth Pilcher explained…

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Is It Possible To Look As Great As J.Lo At 50 Without Plastic Surgery?

 
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Has your definition of beauty changed over time?

Are you happy with your appearance? If the answer is no, you are hardly alone.

The rise in gym memberships and cosmetic surgeries in recent years indicates as much, and surveys further underscore Americans’ insecurity with their looks. A study conducted at Chapman University and published in the journal Body Image found that women and men were about equally unimpressed with their own appearance. Out of 12,176 respondents, only 26 percent of women were “extremely satisfied” with their looks, and just 28 percent of men were.

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Are You Less Of A Man If You Opt For Cosmetic Surgery?

While the stereotype says it is women who worry most about body image, in truth men also are concerned about what they see when they gaze the mirror.

They just aren’t always willing to admit it. So, while more men than ever before are turning to cosmetic surgery to improve what they see as defects in their appearance, plenty of others are reluctant to even acknowledge anything that could be seen as a weakness or a flaw.

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Janet Jackson Changed Her Face; Could You To Do The Same?


Dr. Dennis Schimpf – Founder Of Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery – and Author of “Finding Beauty: Think, See, Feel Beautiful” (Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery). Listen to Dr. Schimpf and Ed Greene center their discussion around: “Janet Jackson Changed her face – could you do the same”?

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Are You Less Of A Man If You Opt For Cosmetic Surgery?

While the stereotype says it is women who worry most about body image, in truth men also are concerned about what they see when they gaze in the mirror.

They just aren’t always willing to admit it. So, while more men than ever before are turning to cosmetic surgery to improve what they see as defects in their appearance, plenty of others are reluctant to even acknowledge anything that could be seen as a weakness or a flaw.

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Dr. Dennis Schimpf Interview – Finding Beauty

“Plastic surgery has the potential to change virtually everything about a person on some level,” Dr. Schimpf says. “Few things can single-handedly alter a person in such a way.”

“However, for some people, beauty is only about physical attributes. For others, beauty is about who that person is within, and how that person makes others feel. That’s what any person considering cosmetic plastic surgery must understand: Where is true beauty found?”

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Don’t Set Foot at the Beach or Pool This Summer if You’re Using These Skincare Products

You’re all set for a fun day in the sun with your wide-brimmed hat to shield you from the UV rays, and you have given your waterproof SPF 30 or higher plenty of time to absorb into your skin. To play it safe, you have brought more suntan lotion to reapply after swimming or sweating. You are a dermatologist’s dream – or so you think! Have you given any thought to what you applied to your skin the night before or that morning before your set out for your day? The answer is you probably have not if you have concocted a skincare regimen that works for your skin type. The problem: What is effective for Winter, Spring and Fall, can cause significant photo-sensitivity (read burning) and other skin complications come Summer. We turned to Dr. Manish Shah, a Board- Certified Denver, Colorado plastic surgeon to reveal what types of products/ingredients sun worshippers should avoid and what can serve as safe substitutes.

Dr. Shah explains that “Certain ingredients in products make people photosensitive. Photosensitivity (or sun sensitivity) is inflammation of the skin induced by the combination of sunlight and certain medications or substances. This causes skin redness and may look similar to a sunburn. Both the photosensitizing medication or chemical and light source have to be present in order for a photosensitive reaction to occur. Consumers should understand that it is not brands of skincare that can make one photosensitive but rather the ingredients in those brands.”

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