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The Global Pursuit of a Bigger Butt The frenzy for curves that replicate — and distort — Black beauty ideals

For years now, the Black plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Boyd has noticed a common request among his white millennial patients. They want bigger lips, yes, but specifically a top lip that is the same size as the bottom, instead of the industry-standard recommendation of lip proportions of one-third to two-thirds, top to bottom...

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20 Questions with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Charles Boyd

Dr. Charles Boyd, founder and owner of Boyd Beauty, tells SEEN about his volunteer work in Kenya, a new cutting-edge procedure he’s excited about and what he would be if he wasn’t a plastic surgeon.

1. Tell us a little about yourself and your professional background? I am a plastic surgeon with offices in Detroit, Birmingham and Ann Arbor...

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Dr. Charles Boyd is Saving Faces Beyond Metro Detroit

Dr. Charles Boyd ‘feeds his soul’ by traveling to Kenya to perform surgery on children with cleft lips and palates.

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Boyd has crafted the smiles of countless men and women around Metro Detroit, however, one of the most memorable smiles he’s seen belonged to a woman in Kenya. She was the mother of a baby on whom he performed cleft-palate surgery two years ago...

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The Serum One Doctor Says Helps Complement Injectable Results at Home

As far as wrinkle-reducing goes, injectables are considered one of the most effective options on the market for achieving smoother, plumper skin. And while we love the effects of these neurotoxins and dermal fillers, these miracle-workers can cost a pretty penny.

It should come as no surprise that a dedicated skin-care routine in addition to injectables will help keep your skin looking smoother than ever.

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EmFace 101: Why Everyone Is Trying This New Needle-Free Treatment

Much like its predecessor EmSculpt Neo, EmFace uses both muscle stimulation and radio frequency. “This is actually a combination of high intensity focused electro magnetic (HIFEM) muscle stimulation plus radio frequency, so it’s a combination delivery,” explains Denver dermatologist Joel Cohen, MD. “You’re actually seeing that bulk tighten up with the radio frequency energy, and with the HIFEM stimulation we’re seeing less jowling, more definition of the jawline and a more contoured lower face,” he explains.

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Just One Thing: Beware of 'Black Don't Crack' Mentality in Skincare

Just a few years ago it was almost unheard of for black women and men to see a cosmetic surgeon, because everybody knows (and as the saying goes), “black don’t crack.”

But black and brown skin truly can sag and bag due to sun exposure, poor nutrition and slacking on your skin maintenance routine.

Charles Boyd, MD, a Harvard-bred, Michigan-based board certified plastic surgeon says that overall, folks of all ages, races, and ethnicities are having more cosmetic work done today than ever before.

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Local plastic surgeon is our Person of the Week for transforming lives in Kenya

Plastic surgery is a billion dollar industry. Women and men flock to surgeons hoping to look younger.

But Dr. Charles Boyd who owns Boyd Cosmetics in Birmingham uses his skilled hands for so much more.

Dr. Boyd has been fortunate, as a graduate of Harvard's Medical School and the University of Michigan's School of Business, his parents taught him as a young man career accolades and money are not what's most important. Instead, it’s about trying to give back and helping others, his motto: "the more you give, the more you receive."

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