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    Group of Friends Working Out Together to Reduce Stress

    Can Working Out With Your Friends Reduce Stress? Research Says Yes.

    According to a 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, working out in a group lowers stress by 26% and significantly improves one’s quality of life compared to those who exercise individually. We’re all for busting stress and having fun, so these statistics piqued our interest. To understand exactly why working out with friends can be better than going it alone, we dove into the science behind stress and exercise. Why is stress so bad for us? When we’re stressed, our body releases cortisol, a hormone response to the “fight or flight” feeling all humans experience. Frequently producing too much cortisol can cause adrenal fatigue,...

    Heard All the Buzz About the BOTOX Lip Flip? Here’s What it Can and Can’t Do.

    Heard All the Buzz About the BOTOX Lip Flip? Here’s What it Can and Can’t Do.

    Lip fillers have become ubiquitous over the last few years, and Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Kysse™ have become household names. As a result, injectors have begun to pay more attention to the very delicate lip area. The cosmetics world even found a way to enhance the lips with BOTOX®, the injectable usually used to treat wrinkles. This procedure is known as the Botox lip flip. You have probably heard about the lip flip, a specialized injection of the popular toxin that gives the upper lip a little extra zhuzh. While it’s no substitute for lip filler, the lip flip is a useful nonsurgical option that can help achieve many...

    Woman Gets Girl Boss Advice from Maningas Cosmetic Surgery

    Be a Boss Lady: Tips from the Maningas Cosmetic Surgery Team

    Our team at Maningas Cosmetic Surgery knows what it takes to be a Boss Lady. This majority-female squad is all about knowing what we want, making the dream a reality brick-by-brick, and being true to ourselves in the process. (Not to mention shattering a glass ceiling here and there!) We collected some tips from our fabulous team and boiled the advice down into a list of inspiring boss lady habits that we hope will prove useful for all of the blossoming bosses out there! 1. Walk with confidence. People read body language, and how you enter a room makes a difference in how you are perceived as the boss. Walking...

    Woman Loves her Youthful Neck thanks to Anti-Aging Neck Technology at Maningas Cosmetic Surgery

    Nora Ephron Hated Her Neck. We Bet She Would Have Loved this Technology.

    In the 2006 book I Feel Bad About My Neck, Nora Ephron writes candidly about the tribulations of aging—specifically, the neck. “There are scrawny necks and fat necks, loose necks, crepey necks, banded necks, wrinkled necks, stringy necks, saggy necks, flabby necks, mottled necks,” she writes of herself and her fellow women friends who she meets for lunch, all of them outfitted in neck-concealing turtlenecks and scarves. And then she points out what was, at the time, a hard truth: “[S]hort of surgery, there’s not a damn thing you can do about a neck.” Nora Ephron, we have good news: There’s a brand-new, minimally-invasive procedure that will tighten the...

    Woman Gets Results from RF Assisted Liposuction at Maningas Cosmetic Surgery

    6 Ways RF-Assisted Liposuction is Better than CoolSculpting

    Liposuction can do so much: we can use it from chin-to-toe to achieve body contours our patients didn’t believe were possible. Radiofrequency (RF) increases the effectiveness of this ever-useful body contouring tool: it allows us to sculpt with more refinement, tightens skin, and reduces recovery time, making RF-assisted liposuction our go-to for sculpting six packs and hourglass shapes. It’s not uncommon for patients with persistent fat pockets to weigh RF-assisted liposuction (RFAL) against the nonsurgical fat-freezing technology, CoolSculpting®. But while CoolSculpting may be a catchier, more “newsworthy” body contouring procedure, we advise our Joplin body contouring patients to go with the one that works every time: BodyTite™ RF-assisted...