Girly Body Parts: Why do you embarrass me so?

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Nearly 80 percent of all cosmetic surgeries or procedures in the United States are performed on women.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it's more than 90 percent.

Men are increasingly turning to plastic surgery as they age.

The number of men undergoing cosmetic procedures has been increasing, and it may be due to the large number of aging baby boomers.

Women's sweat glands are more active than men's.

Men have more active sweat glands than women.

Women have more sweat glands than men.

Women have more sweat glands, but they're less active than those in men.

"Saddle bags" are lumps of fat on the inner thighs.

"Saddle bag" is the term that is often used for the excess fat or tissue on the outer, upper thighs.

About 25 percent of women are unhappy with their bodies.

It's closer to an estimated 40 percent of women.

Halitosis is an embarrassing condition causing foot odor.

Halitosis is bad breath.

Someone who is smaller on top, for instance in the breasts and shoulders, than on the bottom is considered pear-shaped.

And when their breasts and shoulders are larger than the hips and bottom, they're often called apple-shaped.

Bromhidrosis is the medical name for foot odor.

The second half of the term, hidrosis, is from the Greek <i>hidros</i>, meaning "to sweat" or "perspire."

Sweat, just as it comes out of the body, doesn't smell.

It only smells as it comes into contact with all of the bacteria on the outside of the skin.

Spider veins are more serious than varicose veins.

Varicose veins can cause more pain and are more likely to lead to other health problems.

Only women get varicose veins.

About 40 to 45 percent of men in the U.S. have some kind of vein issues in their legs.

Melasma is a problem in women that causes embarrassing loud breathing.

Melasma a skin condition often known as "pregnancy mask" because it can cause brown patches to form on the face of pregnant women.

"Wings" is a term used to refer to a woman's back fat.

It's actually a term used to refer to the loose skin that hangs from the upper arms -- hence "wings."

Expensive creams help get rid of stretch marks.

Stretch marks are simply scars, and most scars fade some or a lot over time, but don't respond much to topical creams.

A "muffin top" on a woman is kind of like a spare tire on a man.

Both tend to roll out or puff from the waistline.

Breast reduction surgery is purely cosmetic.

Many women undergo the procedure to get relief from back or related body pains.

Breast lift surgery often involves not just lifting the skin, but also cutting and moving the nipples.

Yes. Ouch!

Deodorants decrease sweating by blocking pores.

Antiperspirants do this, but deodorants mask odor by killing some bacteria that cause odor.

You almost always look better in old pictures than you thought you did at the time they were taken.

Maybe not so much a measurable fact, but doesn’t it tend to happen that way?

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Whether you or the woman in your life deals with sweating, sagging skin, a belly lapping over a belt or other joys of having a physical body in a gravity-bound world, see how much you know about causes and relief for embarrassing bodies, next.

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