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Contributions By: Sophie Bartsich, MD, FACS

Sophie Bartsich MD, FACS incites a bra-volution by discussing the problems with traditional bra sizing. Follow her tips to find a better-fitting bra.
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Why There’s No Such Thing As a Standard “B” Cup

You’ve probably heard the statistics: 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, and they don’t even know it. But many of these women have been wearing bras every day for decades. Read more

implant-types
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Breast Implant Types And How To Choose The Right One

Since their inception in the 1960s, breast implants have gone through many variations. What started as either a water balloon or silicone gel in a rubber sac has evolved into a highly advanced technology, both in terms of packaging and filler material. Read more

Is The New Ideal Implant Better Than Saline or Silicone?
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Are You Gelling With The New Ideal Implant? It’s Not Just About Saline Vs. Silicone Anymore

Breast augmentation surgery might seem straightforward and uncomplicated. It just involves placing an implant into a pocket on the chest wall and then closing the skin, right? Read more

Dr. Sophie Bartsich explains how you can forego the bra drama and be free.
Body

How To Lose Your Bra In 10 Days (Or So)

What do women want? What do they really want? What would make every day brighter, better, more comfortable? Not needing a bra, that’s what. No matter how beautiful, bolstering, or bedazzled they might be, women hate their bras. Read more

This is what the doc should ask you at a breast augmentation consulation
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What The Doc Should Ask You During A Breast Augmentation Consultation

Most routine breast augmentation consultations include a thorough discussion of breast size, cosmetic preference, and implant type. There are several other issues that can become very relevant to selecting the appropriate operation for a given patient, and to prepare her for the postoperative recovery and the resulting lifestyle changes. Read more

What are the best supplements for hormones?
Expert Q/A

Is It Possible To Regulate Hormonal Imbalances With Supplements?

Q—CHARLOTTE’S BOOK READER

I suffer from a wide range of hormone-related issues. Is there anything I can take—any supplements—to rectify these problems?

A—CORINA CRYSLER, CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST

Hormonal imbalances can cause many problems in the body and aging process in general. Read more

How Your Breasts Are Revealing Your Age
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How Your Breasts Are Revealing Your Age

Everybody knows that your face tells a story. It tells the world a little about how old you are, how much sun you’ve gotten, and maybe even how stressed you’ve been. Read more

How to heal your post-surgery scars
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Lotions, Potions, And A Hat: A Plastic Surgeon’s Scar Management Plan

Any time you cut through skin, you will end up with a scar. Scars are the body’s way of gluing tissue back together. They happen to everyone, and they are there forever. Read more

Natural looking breast implants: the ultimate guide about natural looking breast augmentation
Body

Are Those Things Real? Breast Implant Sizing 101

You have a size for almost everything. A shoe size, a pant size, and yes—a breast size. While you can probably sneak your way into something a little off-size if you really want to (like those purple suede boots that you just can’t live without), things will always look a little wrong if the fit doesn’t match. Read more

Interest in men's aesthetic procedures is on the rise.
Face

Your Man’s Makeover: Subtle Aesthetic Adjustments For Today’s Rugged Male

Charlotte’s Book founder and editor Robin Shobin discussed the rise of men’s interest in dermatology and plastic surgery in this recent article. Read more

What is the best scar treatment after surgery? – Post-op tips and best scar cream
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What’s The Best Treatment For Post-Op Scars?

The emotional and physical investment in surgery, whether aesthetic or medically required, is huge: any changes made to your body are big ones. Inevitably, that emotional and physical investment will manifest itself in a scar—even the most skilled plastic surgeon is still cutting skin, and therefore creating a scar. Read more