| 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 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...
| Nov 20, 2007
Good doctors used to be identified by fairly standard measures: where they trained, whether they were board-certified and if they were in good standing with the state medical board.
But the explosion of reality TV shows in the last four years has upset...
| Jun 1, 2010
If you have sagging skin due to extreme and rapid weight loss—for example, following gastric bypass surgery—you may want to consider body contouring surgery to help you reduce, tighten, reshape and tone the excess flab and fat.
What is Body...
| Jun 1, 2010
What do business men, actors, newscasters and other celebrities have in common with the boy next door? They're increasingly turning to plastic surgeons to improve their looks.
Men and boys' cosmetic procedures in 2009 numbered 898,379. Compared to...
| Apr 26, 2009
Dr. Efraim Gomez-Zapata advertised himself as a pioneer in laser liposuction in the Hispanic community — at a discount rate, no less.
But state health officials say the Stamford doctor's cut-rate surgeries came at a steep price.
Twice in two...
| Apr 10, 2009
LA JOLLA, Calif. - If you're thinking of heading to Mexico to save money on plastic surgery, you might want to think twice. When it comes to going under the knife, cheaper isn't necessarily better.
Anna Lisa Tournahau described her experience...
| Dec 28, 2008
Image is a slippery creature, and one month's style sensation is the next month's tasteless trend. For those keeping score, we offer the 2008 Image Index, a sliding scale of the people, places, ideas and trends that moved up -- and down -- the pop culture...
| Feb 18, 2009
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People are cutting back on cosmetic surgery and other elective surgeries in response to the dismal economy, reversing the booming popularity of tummy tucks, eye lifts, and breast implants, which have soared in popularity in recent years, particularly...