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6 Ways to Lose the Baby Weight Without Hiring a Babysitter

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 3/4/15 8:30 AM

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extrababyweightlossIf you take quick glance at any grocery store newsstand, you’re likely to find some headline proclaiming a celebrity’s amazing “body after baby,” complete with before and after photographs. Unfortunately, not all of us can afford to hire babysitters, nannies, personal trainers or chefs to make losing our baby weight a headline-worthy achievement.

While no mother should feel the need to succumb to societal pressures to look a certain way so soon after giving birth, it’s also perfectly understandable if you want to lose your baby weight as soon as possible. Even though you’re busy falling in love with your new baby, it’s okay to set a goal to feel a little more comfortable in your own skin.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to lose weight while still spending as much time as possible with the newest member of your family. Here are six ways to drop the extra baby weight without having to hire a babysitter.

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How Dermablade Can Improve Your Skin

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 2/18/15 8:30 AM

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skin_dermabladeSmooth, radiant skin is everyone’s goal. We all want to wake up in the morning and be ready to leave the house without applying concealer, blush, moisturizer, suntan lotion, wrinkle cream, or any number of products we keep in our bathrooms and on our nightstands.

That’s not realistic, though. We all have our own problems with our skin. Some products may be useful, as well as fix issues temporarily, but you may want something more permanent to be done.

A doctor who uses Dermablade, a non-invasive surgical scalpel blade, may be able help improve your skin. 

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Dying to Be Perfect: A Story of Liposuction Gone Wrong

Posted by Donna Mazzarella on 2/16/15 8:30 AM

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liposuctionThe winner of the Queen of Durán beauty contest in Ecuador, Catherine Cando, 19, died as a result of a liposuction procedure she did not want or need. Catherine initially refused the liposuction which was one of the prizes for winning the contest. It was reported that she was not interested in having the procedure and felt confident that the toning her body needed could be achieved through a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Unfortunately, she was persuaded by the judges and the plastic surgeon, who happened to also have been a judge, to have the surgery. Sadly, Catherine, who was a part-time model and aspiring doctor, died of complications from her botched liposuction procedure.

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Winter Skin Care: Rituals to Keep Skin Soft and Moisturized

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 2/11/15 8:30 AM

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winter_skin_careWinter is the time for fun in the snow, ski trips, cups of hot cocoa and giving gifts to the ones you love. Unfortunately, it’s also when dry skin and chapped lips return, leaving you feeling itchy and uncomfortable.

You don’t have to dread the winter weather anymore, though. By taking up the following habits, you can fight back against the cold, snow and wind and keep your lips, hands and skin smooth all season long.

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Find the Perfect Red Lipstick & Go Red for Women

Posted by Kara Cocco on 2/5/15 10:00 AM

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the_perfect_red_lipstickI don’t know about you, but when it comes finding the perfect red lipstick, the task of picking out the right shade can be daunting. I have been through it all. I’ve tried everything from basic drugstore to expensive beauty brands, and they almost always end up at the bottom of my purse never to be found or used again. I’ve tried all sorts of lip colors -- mattes, creams, stains, and even sheer lip glosses.

Flipping through the latest style magazines, you can’t deny that the classic red lip is making a comeback. It can take you from your normal daytime look to sexy and sophisticated nighttime glam in a matter of seconds.

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What Skin Care Ingredients to Use (and Avoid) When You Have Acne

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 2/4/15 8:30 AM

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skin_care_2One of the most common skin care issues is acne. There are many factors that cause it, and it can either be chronic or appear at different points throughout your life. No matter which kind of acne you’re experiencing, there are a number of prescribed and over-the-counter products that can lessen its occurrence or eliminate it altogether.

However, when you’re strolling through the aisles of your local supermarket or pharmacy, you don’t always know what to look for in skin treatment products. Some contain ingredients that you should specifically avoid if you have acne, while others can be extremely beneficial.

Here are some suggestions for which ingredients you should steer clear of if you have acne.

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The Importance of Exercise after Liposuction

Posted by Donna Mazzarella on 2/2/15 8:30 AM

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exercise_liposuctionAre you thinking about liposuction? As you start to research more about the procedure and which plastic surgeon will best fit your needs, there is something that you can start doing right now.

The best candidates for liposuction procedures are people who maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that liposuction is a body contouring procedure that can target areas resistant to exercise and dieting. Most patients are encouraged to be a healthy weight before surgery and to maintain a healthy lifestyle after.

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What Conditions will be Discussed at a Skin Care Evaluation?

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 1/28/15 8:30 AM

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skin_consultationYour skin is one of the first things people notice about you. You obviously want it to be radiant and look its best at all times.

As hard as you try to keep it healthy and looking gorgeous, your skin doesn’t always want to cooperate. You may have tried different products, changed your diet, and modified your lifestyle habits. You’ve realized, though, you can’t do it all on your own.

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Winter & Your Skin Health – You Don’t Have To Suffer

Posted by Christina Smith on 1/26/15 9:00 AM

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winter_skin_care_tipsCold winter weather can take a toll on our skin. Between the frigid temperatures, harsh winds, low humidity, and dry air from indoor heating sources, it seems impossible for us to keep our skin moisturized. This winter, keep your skin healthy, comfortable, and soft and supple by following these simple guidelines:

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4 Winter Beauty Trends to Pursue this Winter

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 1/21/15 8:30 AM

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winter beauty trends Baby, it’s cold outside. Temperatures are low, and snow is beginning to blanket the land. However, just because the winter is harsh, it doesn’t have to affect your beauty routine.

Since winter is a time for staying indoors, it’s actually the perfect time to test out new looks. Your hair won’t become damaged by ocean or pool water, your skin tone will stay even, and you won’t sweat away your makeup.

The following are four winter beauty trends straight from the runway that you may want to pursue from now until springtime rolls around.

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