Author: Shameena Abdurahiman

Egyptian Mummies had Braces: It is Relevant Even now – I

Reading Time: 5 minutesOur Fashionista Shameena tells us about the history, importance and the type of dental braces, in the first part of her four-part research article. She traces the antiquity of the braces to the ancient Egyptian culture, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” This sentiment could […]

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Dental Implants: Restoring Teeth, Brightening up Smiles – III

Reading Time: 6 minutesBy replacing missing tooth roots, dental implants provide people with the strength and stability required to eat all the foods they love, without struggling to chew. Additionally, they help to stimulate and maintain jawbone, preventing bone loss and helping to support facial features, says Shameena, in the third and final part of her three-part research […]

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Dental Bonding, Teeth Whitening and other Cosmetic Dentistry – II

Reading Time: 10 minutesShameena tells us ways to improve our smiles. In the second part of the three-part story, she tells us about dental bonding, teeth whitening and bleaching, along with its advantages and disadvantages, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Last week, we learned about dental veneers. Let’s now understand what dental bonding is. The […]

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Beautiful Smile and its Management: How Dental Veneers Help? – I

Reading Time: 7 minutesA beautiful smile makes a great first impression. It is one of the key reasons people are perceived as attractive, successful or youthful. Misaligned, badly shaped, gapped, crooked or discoloured teeth, on the other hand, may not only look unattractive and unhealthy but literally drag the face down. A flawed smile can also be one of […]

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The Cult of the Body Beautiful and Growth of Plastic Surgery to Enhance Sex Appeal – III

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe post-war (World Wars) plastic surgery boom and the breaking down of traditional reluctance to undergo plastic surgery, particularly middle-aged, middle-class women, who were affluent and largely finished with raising families. This demographic felt increasing pressure to remain young in a post-war culture often dubbed the “cult of the body beautiful”. Shameena examines the demand for […]

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The Emergence of Plastic Surgery from the Renaissance to the Present Day – II

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the second part, Shameena tells us about the brief rise of plastic surgery during the Renaissance. The two World Wars led to the innovations, making plastic and cosmetic surgery safer and easier. The Renaissance: A Brief Rise in Plastic Surgery Translations of Galen re-entered Western culture during the late Middle Ages as Crusaders encountered […]

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Sushruta, the Father of Plastic Surgery, was its Pioneer in Varanasi, India – I

Reading Time: 4 minutesMost historians agree that the first recorded account of reconstructive plastic surgery on the living is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts. These texts describe procedures to repair noses and ears that were lost either as punishment for crimes or in battle. Sushruta was a physician that made important contributions to the field of plastic and cataract […]

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How the Tanned Bronzed Skin of Gabrielle Chanel came into Vogue!

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe change in attitude towards sunbathing and tanning is closely related to a sartorial shift towards shorter hemlines and less restrictive corsets, as well as the embrace of pleasurable activities such as smoking, drinking, and dancing. Like the rebellious nature of flappers, suntans were another way for people to flaunt newfound freedoms. Here’s our fashionista […]

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The Tradition of the Erogenous Zones of Body Piercing is rooted in History

Reading Time: 7 minutesSome people rely on erotic or intimate piercings to provide sexual enhancement and may enjoy the mere sensation of being pierced. Other people may wear a few select piercings to adorn and enhance their appearance. Our Fashionista, Kuala Lumpur-based Shameena, talks about the erogenous zones of the body that are pierced, in two parts. Here’s […]

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Body Piercings: A Modern Style that is rooted in Ancient Traditions

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhat many seem like a simple puncture wound may have a very emotional and personal significance to the bearer. Body modification is just one way you can express your personality and make a statement. The ancient practice of piercing can mark spiritual rites of passage and liberation. Our Fashionista, Kula Lumpur-based Shameena, delves into the antiquity of […]

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