Posts By Sydney Whalen

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I am a former teacher, current resident of Colorado, and new mom. When I’m not writing and chilling with my son, I’m gaming, watching movies, doing yoga, eating out, taking pictures, and harassing my cats. I love words.

Sleep Deprivation and the skin

Maybe you’re up late, furiously studying for an important exam the next morning. Perhaps you’ve got to make a presentation at work and your nerves are keeping you awake. Or possibly your newborn is wailing at 3 AM, letting you know it’s time for another feeding. Whatever your reasons for not getting enough beauty sleep, you’re in good company. An…

Breast augmentation

There’s no denying it. Breasts are aesthetically pleasing. Accordingly to recent statistics, the demand for breast enhancement surgery has grown steadily over the past ten years, making it the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. But breasts are also functional. So it’s only natural that women who dream of having a family of their own someday might be hesitant about…

led lights

In 1994, tattoo artist Steve Haworth made history by performing what is largely considered the first modern subdermal implant procedure for body modification purposes. On that day, a customer from abroad asked him to come up with something new -- a bracelet, but unlike anything that had been seen before. Haworth, ever the trendsetter, proposed an unusual procedure whereby he'd…

An increasing number of beauty experts are claiming that face yoga can help fight the signs of aging. Medical professionals remain skeptical. If sagging skin and wrinkles sends you running for the hills, you’re probably constantly on the lookout for non-surgical ways to reduce the effects of aging on your face. Unfortunately, the countless creams, facial scrubs, and moisturizers at your local…

Large breasts

A recent study suggests that the type of breasts men actually find most appealing isn’t what we might expect. From Dolly Parton’s famously fake boobs to Christina Hendricks’ all natural knockers, big breasts have long been a heavily sought after standard of beauty. Perhaps that’s why, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 279,143 domestic breast…

Motherhood, as they say, is a blessing. However, pregnancy can leave your body with issues like weight gain and, if you had a cesarean section, the dreaded c-shelf. If you recently gave birth by cesarean section, you might have noticed a puffy pouch of loose skin resting on or just above your surgery scar. This is what's known as the c-section…

So you’ve decided to spring for that facelift, breast augmentation or rhinoplasty you’ve been dreaming about for years. Once the bandages come off, your insecurities will vanish, right? Not necessarily. Sadly, there is a much studied but little talked about phenomenon known as postoperative depression, a condition that can befall anyone, with or without a history of mental illness, and…

plastic surgeon examining patient

Plastic surgery can signify a lot of things for a lot of people. For some patients, it’s a means of achieving the perfect look, mastering their insecurities and taking out a new lease on life, while for many doctors it’s a vehicle for helping people find happiness at the intersection of skill and creativity. Whatever your personal philosophy when it comes…

Teenager_Plastic Surgery

While many teens enjoy a boost to their self-esteem after undergoing a successful procedure, there’s rarely a good reason to rush into plastic surgery. As a parent, you knew your child’s teenage years weren’t likely to be easy. You recall the tornado of emotions and insecurities that mired your own high school career, and no doubt those of your friends…

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