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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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  • Lifts on the rise among plastic surgery procedures

    Lifts on the rise among plastic surgery procedures
    Breast augmentation may be as popular as ever, but what really has heads turning at the plastic surgeon'soffice is the surge in lifts: upper arm lifts, lower body lifts, butt lifts, breast lifts — some of these procedures have experienced growth...
  • Plastic surgery boosting careers?

    Plastic surgery boosting careers?
    The media, and its consumers, generally keep conversation about plastic surgery and careers pegged on a couple of figures: The aging Hollywood idol and the would-be Hollywood idol. Cosmetic surgery is de rigueur in the movie and TV business--pretty...
  • Plastic surgery increasingly is a couples activity

    Plastic surgery increasingly is a couples activity
    When Margaret first met her boyfriend, she weighed 105 pounds and wore short crop tops. But after 13 years together, the 55-year-old retiree from Torrance developed a "muffin top" that she just couldn't eliminate. So she did what so many other women do...
  • Good plastic surgery, bad plastic surgery

    Good plastic surgery, bad plastic surgery
    Like it or not, plastic surgery is here to stay. Sure, some people will tout the virtues of self-acceptance and aging gracefully and lament that the rise of cosmetic procedures (including fillers, Botox and the like) signifies the swift decline of...
  • Express beauty service: Sure, it's fast, but are the results long-lasting and cost-effective?

    Express beauty service: Sure, it's fast, but are the results long-lasting and cost-effective?
    Blow-out salons, lash bars, hair conditioning studios and makeup lounges that offer express takes on a single beauty service are popping up all over the city. One of the latest — and arguably most novel —concepts in the pamper-and-go...
  • Too young for cosmetic surgery?

    Too young for cosmetic surgery?
    Cosmetic plastic surgery at any age offers benefits while carrying risks. Are the risks worth taking when you're still a teen? Why Teens Get Cosmetic Plastic Surgery According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), teens who request...
  • Operation Smile

    Operation Smile
    It all begins with a smile. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, it is, and it isn't … and here's why. Sadly, more than 200,000 children are born with cleft lips and cleft palates each year. In fact, every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft...
  • Mythbusters: The Skinny on Liposuction

    Mythbusters: The Skinny on Liposuction
    It seems like magic: a surgeon uses a wand and poof! Away goes that stubborn fat through liposuction. The procedure has become popular as people look to contour what diet and exercise can’t smooth. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons...
  • Wrinkle fillers in demand

    Injectable substances to fill facial wrinkles are among the most popular cosmetic procedures. Each filler product has fans, but the most popular substance is hyaluronic acid. A new hyaluronic acid filler called Perlane was approved by the Food and Drug...
  • Find a reputable plastic surgeon

    Find a reputable plastic surgeon
    There's more to finding a reputable plastic surgeon than simply looking at advertisements or going through business listings. Whether you're looking for a plastic surgeon for reconstructive or elective surgery, do your research before making your final...
  • Cosmetic surgery: Think first

    Cosmetic surgery: Think first
    Q: I would like to have my tummy tucked, but my best friend disagrees with me. What are your thoughts on this? A: You are not alone in considering plastic surgery. But you should wisely weigh the pros and cons first. About 1.9 million of the 11...
  • Cutting Back on Beauty Procedures?

    Cutting Back on Beauty Procedures?
    In the fall season opener of "Nip/Tuck," the sleek Los Angeles office of McNamara/Troy sat forlorn and empty, a voice-over reminding that when times are tough, one of the first things to go is the luxury of elective cosmetic surgery. That same scene...