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On Instagram, providers such as @therealdrmiami (with 655,000 followers recently), @docvegas (170,000), @dr.bbl (86,000) and others offer cosmetic services with a dizzying array of photos, videos and specials such as “Tummy Tuck Tuesday” and “First person to…

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