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Denise Mann is a contributing health and beauty writer for Zwivel. She resides in New York City. Her work appears on WebMD, Everyday Health, CNN, HealthDay, Newsday and many other outlets. She was awarded the 2004 and 2011 journalistic Achievement Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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Wish you had a pair of dimples on your face, but detest the ones on your butt? You’re not alone. Love them or hate them, dimples matter. Cheek dimples can light up a smile (think Miranda Kerr, Bar Rafaeli, and Princess Kate Middleton), and if you weren’t lucky enough to be born with them, there’s a procedure for you. Speaking of…

Uneven Breasts

Symmetry is something of a myth when it comes to breast size. All breasts, including those that are symmetrical, fluctuate in size during ovulation, pregnancy, and menstruation. Surgical options for uneven breasts include fat transfer, mastopexy, and breast implant surgery. Maybe one of your breasts appears perkier than the other, or perhaps one sags a bit more or one nipple…

'Cankles' is not a medical term or a medical condition, and there really is no golden calf-to-ankle ratio that we all aspire to There are both non-surgical and surgical treatments for cankles. Cankles can be surgically fixed through either liposuction or calf augmentation. What are cankles? A cankle is a somewhat kitschy and slang term for oversized, swollen ankles that…

Male enhancement surgery

Penile lengthening may be a locker room goal for many men, but it isn't the only game in town. Vaginas are having a moment, largely because of the availability of energy-based feminine rejuvenation devices, and it seems to be turning into something of a movement. What was once talked about only in hushed tones (namely vaginal laxity, incontinence, and other…

What stretch mark treatments work, and which ones are a waste of time and money? Can anything be done to prevent them? We asked the doctors. Kim Kardashian's Televised Stretch Mark Treatment ICYMI reality star, wife of Kanye West and mom to North and Saint, Kim Kardashian, copped to having her stretch marks removed. Radar.com, TMZ.com and all of the other…

Breast Reconstruction

These days we know so much more about breast cancer than we used to that people really can make empowering choices to dramatically reduce their risk of someday developing the disease. The first thing to evaluate is just how vulnerable you actually are to breast cancer, as some people are more susceptible to the disease than others. For example, you…

Chin Hair Removal

There are many different methods to get rid of chin hair—each with its own set of pros and cons. Here's what the experts have to say about the effectiveness of these various techniques. I'm a woman -- why do I have hair on my chin?! If you've ever asked yourself that question, rest assured -- you are not alone. Millions…

Skin Cancer Awareness

Despite tireless public awareness campaigns aimed at encouraging sun-safe behaviors and advances in skin cancer detection, the rates of this all-too-common, but highly preventable cancer continue to rise. Nearly 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each day, and fully one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. What’s worse,…

Plastic Surgery Apps

Do body-morphing and other plastic surgery apps do more harm than good? We’ve all become a little bit “app”sessed of late. Want to know the name of a song? There’s an app for that. Need to know which route is least congested for your commute home? There is an app for that. Want to post photos of you with your BFF’s…

Facial Rejuvenation

Technology and our understanding of facial aging's root causes are ever-improving, with plastic surgeons combining multiple techniques to achieve unprecedented facial rejuvenation results. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) reports on these trends and more in its latest annual survey. Two plus two makes much more than four. This is among the main takeaways from the annual statistics recently released…

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