| Jun 22, 2010
Twelve years ago I wrote the story of my lifetime.
And it was all about me. Of course.
Actually, it was about my face lift - a 7 1/2-hour procedure that changed my life. Or at least my appearance.
I still get calls and e-mails. Questions like "Are...
| Jun 23, 2010
25-year old Joanna Laufer is mildly sedated and under local anesthesia this afternoon. She's having liposuction. It's a procedure that will take 4-6 inches off her outer thighs in under an hour.
Laufer said, "I've lost quite a bit of weight since...
| Dec 30, 2009
Ah, to rid your face of its aging blemishes.
To cut or not to cut?
Plastic surgery? Botox? Or anti-aging cream?
Dr. Howard Murad, Los Angeles dermatologist and an associate professor at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, says whatever is done on...
| Jan 20, 2010
Is Houston the new cosmetic surgery capital?
It's a booming business, even in this economy, with patients packing doctors offices in search of a new and improved you.
So why does it seem this once "hush-hush" industry is now the talk of the town?
| Jan 13, 2010
| 1:05 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Reality television star turned aspiring pop singer Heidi Montag has nabbed the cover of People magazine after admitting an addiction to plastic surgery.
The 23-year-old model says she had 10 procedures recently, including rhinoplasty and...
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2010
It's glitzy, it's informative, it's TV on the Internet -- and it's produced in a Lewisville strip mall.
Plastic Surgery Channel president Craig Thompson said it's nip and tuck, 24/7.
"We want the information to be available to the consumer so the tail...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 8:16 AM
BEVERLY HILLS -- A woman who was wounded in a deadly shooting inside a Simi Valley dental office last summer may have died if it weren't for her size-D breast implants, her doctor claims.
Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, says Lydia...
| Mar 24, 2011
Former Chicago indie rock drummer Laura Ann Masura has made — and gotten into — an awful lot of jams since moving to Echo Park nearly seven years ago. But those first watery blueberry-Meyer lemon experiments and fussy crystallized...
| Mar 27, 2011
"Trout pout" — overly plumped lips that are ubiquitous on Hollywood's red carpets — can afflict any woman who has tried to enhance naturally thin lips.
But a technique from Europe that's rolling out across cosmetic surgery practices in...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Breast cancer research advocate Nilo Ghandehari began eight years ago with a small backyard fundraiser, about $400 in donations and a goal to give young people a way to get involved.
Now in its eighth year, the annual OC Breast Cancer Fundraiser aims...