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  • How to Dress to Flatter Your Shape

    Every woman has a different shape. Most of us try to hide those areas we don’t like and forget about using clothes to flatter our attributes. There are some simple things that women can do to ensure that the clothes they wear do both! Here are a few tips on how to dress to flatter your shape.

    The first step in knowing what clothes will work best for your body type is to figure out exactly what your body type is. There are four basic body shapes.

    * The apple body type makes up about 14% of the female population. This shape is characterized by a bust that is at least three inches larger than the hip. Keys styles to wear that will flatter your shape will emphasize your legs, rear, neck and bust. You will want to avoid drawing attention to your waist and arms.

    * About 46% of women have a rectangular or straight body type. These women typically have waists that are about the same as their hips and bust. One way to flatter this shape is to belt the waist so to show some curves.* Women with a larger bottom than top are called pear-shaped. There are some simple […]

  • How to Choose the Right Shade of Foundation

    Foundation is essential to creating a flawless face. Even women with great skin usually have a few areas of darkness or redness that can be evened out with foundation. If you can create a smooth, flawless look with foundation, you will need only minimal makeup to look gorgeous.

    The first step in choosing a foundation is to decide what type would be best for your skin. There are generally four types:

    1. Tinted MoisturizerThis is best for women who have skin with minimal flaws, such as a little redness around the nose or a slight darkness under the eyes. This formula is very sheer and will not cover bigger flaws such as acne or severe redness. Tinted moisturizers leave a dewy finish.

    2. Cream-to-PowderThese formulas have a medium coverage and leave a smooth matte finish. These are best for women who have a little more to cover, such as dark circles or moderate redness. If you have dry skin, a cream-to-powder foundation may get a little cakey. Instead, choose a regular liquid foundation labeled for mature skin. Even if you are young, these formulas work well on dry skin because they offer extra moisture

    .3. Full CoverageThese foundations are thicker and cover a multitude […]

  • Non Surgical Tummy Tuck

    If you’ve been thinking of getting a tummy tuck but you’re not sure if you want to go through surgery to do it, you’re not the only one—which is why a non surgical tummy tuck has been developed. The non surgical tummy tuck isn’t all that common yet but it is gaining ground and more and more surgeons are offering it. This procedure only involves a very small incision. The fat is removed using an ultrasonic probe, which is why a non surgical tummy tuck is also known as laser or ultrasonic liposuction. It’s a much less invasive option than a traditional tummy tuck.The procedure is quite simple. The surgeon performing the non surgical tummy tuck makes a very small incision in the skin which can be easily concealed later.

    With a traditional abdominoplasty, a fair amount of scarring is common. Only needing to make one small incision prevents future scarring. The surgeon inserts an ultrasonic probe through the small slit in the skin, and directs it toward the region of fat which you would like to have removed. Then a laser is sent through the ultrasonic probe into the fat. The laser targets only the fat but protects the surrounding […]

  • 29 Jul 2016

    How to Dress to Flatter Your Shape

    Every woman has a different shape. Most of us try to hide those areas we don’t like and forget about using clothes to flatter our attributes. There are some simple things that women can do to ensure that the clothes they wear do both! Here are a few tips on how to dress to flatter your shape.

    The first step in knowing what clothes will work best for your body type is to figure out exactly what your body type is. There are four basic body shapes.

    * The apple body type makes up about 14% of the female population. This shape is characterized by a bust that is at least three inches larger than the hip. Keys styles to wear that will flatter your shape will emphasize your legs, rear, neck and bust. You will want to avoid drawing attention to your waist and arms.

    * About 46% of women have a rectangular or straight body type. These women typically have waists that are about the same as their hips and bust. One way to flatter this shape is to belt the waist so to show some curves.* Women with a larger bottom than top are called pear-shaped. There are some simple tricks that will help you make your rear slimmer. However, some of us rather like a bigger booty!

    * Only about 8% of all women are blessed with a symmetrical hourglass type figure. Curves are made to show, so flatter your figure.If you want to accentuate your waist, the best way is with belts. For the straight shape this will give the look of pretty and soft curves. But if you are apple shaped don’t try this. You will look better in longer, flowing tops that cover your extra waist. Empire waists are also a good way to emphasize your good points while hiding those not so flattering areas.

    A larger bust looks well with a top that crosses over your chest. But if you are pear or square shaped this type of top or dress will make you look even smaller.

    Longer legs are flattering for any body type. For those that are apple or straight shaped, pants with a flair will look better than a straight-leg style. Mini-skirts and brightly colored tights can show off great legs too. Shorter or pear shaped women will want to do the opposite. Tight pants that hug your ankle will give you the look of longer legs, especially when wearing heels. Resist to urge to wear flared pants because they can make your legs look fat. Pants with stripes that go vertically can also lengthen your leg.

    You don’t want to forget to shape your bust properly. If you have been well-endowed, it is extremely important to wear a bra that properly supports you. Take the time to visit a shop with a professional who can fit you. You will be amazed at what this can do for you. Not only will you feel better, you will look better. For this, you will want to have […]

  • 29 Jul 2016

    How to Choose the Right Shade of Foundation

    Foundation is essential to creating a flawless face. Even women with great skin usually have a few areas of darkness or redness that can be evened out with foundation. If you can create a smooth, flawless look with foundation, you will need only minimal makeup to look gorgeous.

    The first step in choosing a foundation is to decide what type would be best for your skin. There are generally four types:

    1. Tinted MoisturizerThis is best for women who have skin with minimal flaws, such as a little redness around the nose or a slight darkness under the eyes. This formula is very sheer and will not cover bigger flaws such as acne or severe redness. Tinted moisturizers leave a dewy finish.

    2. Cream-to-PowderThese formulas have a medium coverage and leave a smooth matte finish. These are best for women who have a little more to cover, such as dark circles or moderate redness. If you have dry skin, a cream-to-powder foundation may get a little cakey. Instead, choose a regular liquid foundation labeled for mature skin. Even if you are young, these formulas work well on dry skin because they offer extra moisture

    .3. Full CoverageThese foundations are thicker and cover a multitude of blemishes, including acne, scars, severe redness and dark circles. These formulas are usually labeled as full coverage and often come in a stick form.

    4. Oil-freeThis is the best type of foundation for oily skin. These formulas don’t clog pores usually contain pimple-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid to keep your face fresh and clear.

    Once you decide on a formula, you’ll need to choose a shade.If you are purchasing foundation in a department store, or a specialty store such as Sephora or Ulta, you will be able to test shades to ensure the best match. You should decide on a color that looks close to your skin color, and then take one shade lighter and one shade darker. Swipe each shade across your jawline or lower cheek and check the mirror. One of the shades should blend right in with your skin, so that you cannot see it. If not, test more shades until you find one that disappears into your skin.If you are purchasing foundation at a drugstore, it is a little more difficult to find your perfect shade, but not impossible. First, decide if your skin color is pale, medium or dark.

    If you’re pale, your skin can have either pink or yellow undertones. A quick way to tell is to take a look at the veins on the underside of your wrist. If they look blue, you have pink undertones, and if they look more green, you have yellow undertones. If your skin has more pink, stay away from shades that are labeled beige or buff, since they are usually yellow based, while shades named Ivory are usually pink based.

    If you’re medium, with beige, olive or tan skin, choose foundations that have warm yellow undertones. They are usually labeled as warm, honey or golden.If you have darker skin, […]

  • 29 Jul 2016

    Non Surgical Tummy Tuck

    If you’ve been thinking of getting a tummy tuck but you’re not sure if you want to go through surgery to do it, you’re not the only one—which is why a non surgical tummy tuck has been developed. The non surgical tummy tuck isn’t all that common yet but it is gaining ground and more and more surgeons are offering it. This procedure only involves a very small incision. The fat is removed using an ultrasonic probe, which is why a non surgical tummy tuck is also known as laser or ultrasonic liposuction. It’s a much less invasive option than a traditional tummy tuck.The procedure is quite simple. The surgeon performing the non surgical tummy tuck makes a very small incision in the skin which can be easily concealed later.

    With a traditional abdominoplasty, a fair amount of scarring is common. Only needing to make one small incision prevents future scarring. The surgeon inserts an ultrasonic probe through the small slit in the skin, and directs it toward the region of fat which you would like to have removed. Then a laser is sent through the ultrasonic probe into the fat. The laser targets only the fat but protects the surrounding tissue. The fat literally melts and is then drained out of the body through a thin tube. Meanwhile the surrounding tissues aren’t damaged. The skin is tightened over the area and the probe is withdrawn. The surgeon closes the small incision with sutures, and the procedure is over.

    One of the many reasons why traditional tummy tucks are so invasive is that not only do they leave large scars, but they also can disturb nerves and other tissues. The non surgical tummy tuck is less damaging since it doesn’t endanger those other tissues and nerves. There is less collateral damage when the procedure is performed. As a result, healing afterward is also a much simpler affair. It takes less time and can involve fewer complications. The side effects of bruising, swelling, and soreness are reduced, and there is a reduced risk of infection. Since the healing process is swifter, this generally means that you will be able to return to work sooner. As such, a non surgical tummy tuck can save you money.

    Since the procedure is not so invasive, you can have it performed with local anesthesia. For some people it can be pleasant not to have to deal with general anesthesia or sedation. The whole procedure is more comfortable and far less dramatic. You can also opt to do other body contouring procedures simultaneously, which saves you time and money. Laser liposuction can be used on many areas of the body, and can even be used safely in some spots where surgeons cannot safely perform traditional liposuction.

    Before you have a non surgical tummy tuck, you’ll go in for a consultation with a surgeon. This gives you a chance to meet the person who will be performing the procedure and to explain what you hope to gain from the tummy tuck. […]

  • 29 Jul 2016

    Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck

    If you’ve had a tummy tuck, you may be wondering what will happen if you become pregnant—or whether you should consider getting pregnant again. Or perhaps it’s already happened and now you’re wondering if you and your baby will both be safe and if you’re in for any discomfort. What does pregnancy after a tummy tuck entail? Should you be concerned about the future?

    Pregnancy following a tummy tuck can cause complications, but usually those complications will be for you and not your baby. When you get a tummy tuck, there are usually several steps involved. If you have excess fat, it’ll be removed with liposuction, and your underlying muscles may be tightened up using sutures. Excess skin will be trimmed away before the incisions are closed up. The result is that you have muscle groups which have been unnaturally tightened in your abdomen. Naturally this is going to have an impact on any future pregnancies.During pregnancy your muscles and surrounding tissues expand to make room for your enlarging uterus. Since your muscles have been tightened up using sutures, however, they will have a much harder time expanding. To a great extent, they will actually be prevented from expanding at all. The result is that visually, many women who are pregnant and have had tummy tucks don’t look pregnant at all, even fairly far along in their pregnancies. It’s also a lot less common for women to develop stretch marks if they have had tummy tucks.

    While this may seem like a plus, the downside is that you will probably be in a great deal of pain—even if your pain tolerance is naturally high, and even if you’ve been pregnant before. Many women report that their muscles feel like they are tearing and like they are stretched to the maximum. This is because your muscles are being restrained from expanding, and in a sense you will have reached that maximum. Nonetheless, few women report actual injury. The feeling, however, can be similar to having been punched in the gut. Some women also liken it to the feeling of having done hundreds of crunches. The sensation can be fairly persistent and can interfere with everyday life. Not every woman experiences this level of heightened pain since every woman is different. The majority of women do, though.

    Babies of pregnant women with tummy tucks usually have no problem growing normally. Your internal organs will simply rearrange a little differently to make room. If however your doctor thinks that there will be problems for you or your baby at the end of your pregnancy, your doctor may induce labor a week early or perform a C-section instead of having you give birth naturally. This can prevent your baby from developing abnormalities and keep you from getting injured or losing your tummy tuck. Sometimes babies in this situation will come out on their own pre-term, which can cause some concerns for the baby’s development.Will you need to get another tummy tuck after your pregnancy? Maybe, maybe not—a […]