How Brands Are Using Editorial Content To Take the Stigma Out of Beauty Procedures

When pharmaceutical company Allergan, the maker of Botox and Juvederm, decided to launch its first editorial content site, TheSpotlyte.com, in mid-September, the goal was to create a halo effect for readers interested in learning more about cosmetic beauty procedures and the medical-aesthetics industry at large.

The digital educational content-meets-provider opportunity Spotlyte has banked on is also becoming more important for community-based review website RealSelf.com.

Why Cosmetic Surgery Can Be Complex When You’re Muslim

From a young age, most of us either experience directly or observe around us the societal value placed on beauty. As a Muslim woman, these notions of beauty and self-worth can become even more complex. A core concept within our religion is that of modesty, not just in terms of how we present ourselves but also in regard to our interactions with people, our manners and our humility about our own achievements.

Both Muslim men and women have physical requirements of modesty, such as covering certain body parts in public. The idea is generally not drawing *too* much attention to our beauty, thus letting our character define who we are to the world. Things like plastic surgery are thought to be haram (impermissible in Islam) unless for medical reasons such as disfigurement.

The Dangerous Rise Of Instagram Cosmetic-Surgery Giveaways

Increasingly, the Instagram accounts of beauty businesses, clinics, and salons are being used to advertise and give away free cosmetic surgery. To enter for a chance to win, followers simply have to regram, like, and share posts. In return, brands receive free advertising and promotion as their posts circulate.

With companies and clinics on Instagram making cosmetic surgery even more accessible, it poses the question: In a world where beauty enhancements are becoming normalized, are young women under more pressure than ever to consider surgical and nonsurgical treatments?

Woman Who Has Spent $20,000 On Plastic Surgery Now Claims She Cannot Lie On Her Front Or Take Public Transport

A surgery enthusiast and self-proclaimed Kim Kardashian lookalike has revealed that her 34JJ breasts are so big that she is unable to lie on her front and are so uncomfortable that she cannot take the tube in case someone bumps into her.

24-year-old Nadia Sofia Nahir from London is fascinated by ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashian’ star Kim. She has been very taken up with the ‘fake’ look despite the fact that her 1100cc bust prevents her from doing many things.

Are Your Breast Implants Poisoning You?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is still the number one surgical procedure for women. The problem is that surgeons who administer breast implants often minimize the risks associated with this procedure.

Consequently, the majority of women don’t realize that a few years after the procedure, they may need to have their implants removed. Additionally, they are unaware that removal costs at least as much as implantation.

Can This “Drybar of Botox” Disrupt the Cosmetic Injectables Biz?

On Los Angeles’s trendy West 3rd Street, between the fancy donut shops and designer boutiques, and not far from The Grove, you’ll find a space that looks like what I imagine Kim Kardashian’s private quarters to look like.

But this is no trendy spa or beauty salon—no one is getting their hair done or a makeover. It’s where those obsessed with keeping the effects of aging at bay come to get their face injected with Botox, facial fillers, or plumping agent. It’s essentially a glamorized medical office.

Why More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery Right Now

Historically speaking, the majority of plastic surgery patients are women. But the number of men interested in undergoing cosmetic procedures is surging — and creating a new trend in plastic surgery that’s changing the landscape.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed among men was 1.2 million in 2015 — that’s just under 10 percent of the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures, but more than triple the number of men going under the knife in 1997, when ASAPS first began its annual statistic reports.

Why Using Instagram to Find a Plastic Surgeon Is Unreliable

In 2016, U.S. consumers spent more than $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgeries, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast augmentation procedures, usually breast implants, accounted for the largest number of cosmetic surgeries that year: nearly 300,000.

Despite the high cost of such procedures, many consumers fail to do their due diligence in finding the right physician for their operation. In recent years, a growing number of doctors who aren’t board-certified in plastic surgery have started doing cosmetic procedures, and many of them are good at marketing.

The TripAdvisor of Boob Jobs and Botox Landed $40 Million in Funding

Very few people these days will buy beauty products, go to a restaurant, or travel without checking online forums like Makeup Alley, Yelp, or TripAdvisor. So why would you think about getting Botox or a boob job without doing a little research first? That’s the premise behind RealSelf, an online community for cosmetic procedures that launched in 2006.

The company just landed $40 million in funding. Following an investment of $2 million in the first two years, this round is one sign that noninvasive cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery are having a moment.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive (meaning things like injections and lasers) procedures were performed in the US, a 2 percent increase compared to 2016. More than 7.2 million of these were Botox injections. But prices and individual experiences can vary wildly, so consumers get real talk, and pictures, at RealSelf.