“I have five pairs of boots in my closet I can’t wear. I get them out as workout motivation. I really miss wearing them. I have to say, it is one of the more depressing parts about being a plus size girl. I have one pair of wide calf boots. They work, but the others are much prettier,” one of my friends shared.
While she uses the boots as workout motivation and sought out wide-calf boots, other women are turning to liposuction for their calves. It isn’t an instant fix though; it can take ten months to recover from this trending plastic surgery procedure. It can take months for the swelling to go down after a liposuction procedure. It also isn’t something that is available for everyone. Women who work out or have muscular calves may not have the amount of fat needed for the microliposuction procedure.
“I could lose 80 pounds and I’d still have a 16” calf,” explained another friend.
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For years now, society has placed an emphasis on breast augmentation, making it the top cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S. However, recent trends are starting to show that more and more women are becoming less concerned about having exaggerated breast sizes because they’re more concerned about obtaining the “S-Curve” look…a curvier buttock shape.
The S-Curve Buttock Lift is the latest trending plastic surgery procedure that everyone’s not only talking about, but actually having done. Though it’s not new, it’s recently been altered so that it’s much safer than before and results are much more predictable. The surgery consists of taking natural body fat from other parts of the woman’s body, such as her abdominals, thighs and even arms, and shifting it to her derriere in order to give a more shapely and sexy silhouette. The goal is to mimic famous rumps like those on Kim Kardashian or Pippa Middleton.
So what does yoga have to do with all of this? Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, a global leader in performing and perfecting this operation, works with a trained yoga instructor who has designed customized yoga routines that aid S-Curve procedure patients in continued maintenance of their new and improved curvy buttocks. These yoga routines are designed to help improve the patient’s muscle strength and development that in turn improves blood flow. Patients are advised to start the yoga program before their procedure is done and continue with it afterwards with a more advanced routine. These advanced yoga poses will aid in maintaining, toning and optimizing the patient’s new body shape.
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Ashley Judd speaks out against the harsh words directed at her “puffy” face when she was battling a sinus infection last month.
The actress explains in a Daily Beast essay that she typically ignores anything written or spoken about her, but colleagues and friends urged her to listen to what was being said. What she discovered were cruel accusations that she had gotten plastic surgery because her face appeared to be “puffy.”
She chose to address the speculations and accusations because “they were pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle.”
She was further upset when she realized women were joining the ongoing “disassembling of my appearance.” She feels an additional betrayal from those whom she considered to be professional friends.
She feels the obsession with women’s faces and bodies is abnormal and yet is becoming the norm in society. “We are unable at times to identify ourselves as our own denigrating abuers, or as abusing other girls and women.”
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Blame it on Kim Kardashian, although I would like to think people are actually realizing that a high, tight butt is the ultimate sign of a fit, healthy person, but butt enhancement surgeries have claimed the top spot as 2011’s top cosmetic procedure.
Big butts have long been praised by men as a sexy asset, while women have strived for tiny, tight rear ends for years. Now, it seems women are starting to get the message that big butts are in, and are willing to go under the knife to get one. There are two types of big rears, however: the dimply, flat and wide butt that comes with a sedentary lifestyle and high BMI and the round, pert rear that looks awesome in your favorite pair of yoga pants. While surgery may get you the latter by injecting fat into strategic areas, the only way to get a butt you can be proud of is to put in the work.
The glutes are terribly, horribly, outrageously overlooked in most people’s fitness routines. Many think that your butt is the shape it is meant to be, and you just have to deal with it. Not so. Your glutes are completely under your control, and if you want a firm, tight butt, with no crease below your buns and upper thigh, you gotta work for it, and cardio isn’t going to do jack to get any results.
By putting in just a little effort and focusing on the muscles that give you a more shapely backside, you will be shocked how quickly you see your butt lift and round out. While traditional squats and lunges will hit them a bit, really focus on the glutes with these easy to do exercises you can perform anywhere.
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By Alicia Rose
The body contouring procedure normally follows extreme weight loss due to diet and exercise over the course of one to two years or gastric bypass surgery. Body contouring after weight loss is the combination of a lower body lift around the buttocks, groin, hips and thighs, mastopexy (breast), brachioplasty (arms) and adominoplasty (abdomen), and all of the surgeries are normally undergone in stages. Each of the individual procedures accounts for a anesthesia, facility or hospital, and surgeon’s fee, in addition to post-surgery garments, prescriptions and pre-surgical medical lab testing.
Throughout these procedures, the patient’s loose and sagging skin will be removed and the surgical areas will be cosmetically restructured and contoured. The skin is surgically cut away and remaining skin is connected and closed with dissolvable internal sutures and external stitches that are removed about a week or two after your surgery, or skin adhesives and surgical tape. Often, a drain is applied by inserting a tiny tube under the skin to collect excess fluid. Following the procedure, bandages are applied to the incision sites. Surgical areas are normally also wrapped to minimize swelling in compression garments.
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