| Jul 27, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Ever wonder how long that artificial finger joint will last? Or how about that cheek implant? What's the recovery time from surgery for a new elbow? What's the hospital bill going to look like if you get a new hip?
Such questions frequently come up, as...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 11:29 AM
When the going gets tough, are the tough getting a little help? A tuck here or a lift there?
With a still tight job market, revamping the resume and work wardrobe isn't enough for some. Statistics show more and more older Americans are getting plastic...
| 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...
| 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
| 2:12 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2008
| 3:59 PM
Every year, trend spotter Faith Popcorn and her firm, Brain Reserve, releases a list of their predictions about cultural and societal trends in the upcoming year. While she just gave her thoughts on the future to Rachel Abramowitz, we thought we'd go back...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 13, 2009
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
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...
| Jul 31, 2009
Washington lawmakers are thinking about putting a tax on the price of beauty. The 'Botox Tax' as some are calling it would impose a 10% tax on every tummy tuck, nose job, hair plug or teeth whitening procedure - some say it's a tax on our vanity. The plan...
| Jun 15, 2009
| 10:26 AM
(WGN-AM)- President Barack Obama called the cost of health care a "ticking time-bomb" that threatens to slow the nation's economic recovery as he pushed a massive reform plan during an appearance in Chicago before the nation's largest doctors group....