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Is there something you wish someone told you before your breast augmentation, like how fun it would be to go bra shopping for the first time? Or perhaps you wouldn't have waited so long for a nose job if you knew just how much the procedure would improve your self-esteem and confidence.

Share your self-improvement stories and photos with our new online community, and give others the insider info you wish you had before your breast, body, face or skin care procedures. We also have sections devoted to male plastic surgery and injectables such as Botox and Juvederm Voluma.

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15.1 Million

The number of cosmetic procedures
performed in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012.

Source: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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Go Green Go

You may have noticed lots of people enjoying frothy green beverages lately, and we're not talking about green beer for St. Patrick's Day. Veggie-rich green smoothies are all the rage, and are available at many juice, health food and fitness center bars. "Greens" do more than taste great — they also pack a potent antioxidant punch. Here's an easy breezy green smoothie recipe that contains kale and avocado for healthy, glowing skin.
 

Goddess Gossip's Glowing Skin Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 3 cups of kale
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 cup of ice

Directions:

Blend until smooth. Enjoy. It's that simple.

[Original recipe seen on the Bethenny show]

QA

Are breast implants tax deductible?

It depends on what you do for a living. Breast implants have been allowed as a business deduction in certain situations. For example, an exotic dancer named Chesty Love claimed her breast implants as a business expense, stating that they would help her get bigger tips. The IRS agreed. In general, however, the cost of elective cosmetic surgery is not deductible. Discuss your situation with your accountant.

In the Neck of Time…

Neck lifts are on the rise, largely because people are realizing that the late comedienne and writer Nora Ephron was correct when she wrote that necks betray our real age. Ephron was famous for shielding hers under a black turtleneck, but there are other options. The FDA has cleared a noninvasive neck lift that tightens and lifts the jowls, without any downtime. Learn more about Ultherapy here:
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