| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2010
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...
| Apr 15, 2012
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...
| Apr 15, 2012
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...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2010
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...
| Jun 15, 2010
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2007
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...
| Jun 16, 2010
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...
| Apr 14, 2010
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...
| Feb 17, 2010
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...