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Cosmetic Procedures

Why The 'Human Ken Doll' Has Undergone More Than 150 Plastic Surgeries

OWN | Posted 08.04.2014 | OWN

Thirty-three-year-old Justin Jedlica has been on a mission to achieve physical perfection -- but he isn't simply devoting his efforts to exercising an...

WATCH: Why Are These Men Tattooing Their Lips Pink?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Black Voices

Earlier this month we learned that some Senegalese women were tattooing their gums black to enhance their smiles. And if that wasn't shocking enough, ...

Beauty That's Here To Stay: It's About Time

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Rather than fighting the aging process, more women seem to be coming to terms with it. They are redefining what it means to be beautiful -- at age 50, 60 and beyond -- and are wearing that new definition proudly on their faces.

YIKES! You'll Never Believe What This Woman Did For A Beautiful Smile...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There's a new page in the ever-growing book of bizarre beauty procedures. Joining the list of treatments like extreme butt implants and Japan's "bagel...

When Is More Not Always Better? Advances in Science That Raise Important Questions

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

While advances in science no doubt help us in countless ways, and in no way am I suggesting we impede the development of medicines that improve the quality of our lives, we need to keep a watchful eye on the cultural pressures some unwittingly create.

Hey Justin: Aging Isn't An Illness That Has To Be Cured

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Perhaps it's my sensitivity to these kinds of issues, but did anyone else interpret Justin Bieber's offhand remark about Prince Williams' thinning hair, as a reflection of larger cultural issues?

Plastic Surgery Is Like Most Things in Life -- Let Moderation Be Your Guide

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

Unfortunately, some people will never heed Cicero's warning when it comes to plastic surgery. For everyone else, always ask if the benefits outweigh the risk, and above all else, educate yourself.

Appreciate Your Body -- Or Alter It with Caution

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

I find it ironic -- and sad -- that cosmetic procedures intended to perfect people's bodies and improve their self-esteem too often lead to the opposite outcome.

This Country's Poor Get Free Plastic Surgery

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Want a nose job but just can't afford one? Head to Brazil. In Brazil, the second biggest consumer of plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures have beco...

Total Number Of Male Cosmetic Procedures Surging

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Everyone wants flawless skin, flat abs and a fab rear. But men don't always admit it. So, companies that sell products promising to help ...

Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson And Rachel Weisz Don't Want Cosmetic Surgery -- And They Don't Want You Getting It, Either

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Is an Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League the best antidote to a beauty and youth obsessed culture gone wild? Need we condemn women who opt for dermatological or cosmetic procedures?

Mirror, Mirror: Enough With the Face Patrols

Mel Walsh | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Mel Walsh

I can't tell you how to fly over the rainbow, but I do know one way to make yourself miserable as mud. Here's how: Get a magnifying mirror.

Does Beauty Bring Happiness?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Style
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

"Does happiness come from looking younger or looking better? Does it provide short term or long term happiness? For some people or most everyone?" So many questions!

Dangerous? Keeping An Eye On Trendy Cosmetic Surgeries

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

So my mantra when it comes to cosmetic products and procedures is: show me the science! And I am not talking about fake testimonials or anecdotal experiences.

The Changing Face Of Men: The Slippery Slope Of Cosmetic Surgery?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a total of 1.1 million men underwent cosmetic procedures in 2010, representing a 2 percent increase over the previous year.

A New Face: What Are The Psychological Risks?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Cosmetic changes may seem superficial, but they are permanent, can have far-reaching emotional consequences and deserve careful examination.

Too Young To Look Old? Dealing With The Fear Of Aging

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Why was this teen thinking about facial lines and wrinkles? How early does this all start? Were fine lines indications of imperfections that needed fixing? Or did these changes foreshadow the inevitable vulnerability that comes with age?

The Beauty Paradox

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

We were brought up to strive toward being authentic and true to ourselves, but our culture encourages us to denying the reality that we are aging. It's the Beauty Paradox.

The Psychological Factors Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As a psychologist who works with women about their desire to look good at any age. I encourage them to think about four issues: Safety, Affordability, For Whom and Expectations.

Self-Image in the City of Airbrushed Angels

Erin Mahoney Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Erin Mahoney Harris

I'll admit it: I'm as susceptible as any woman to the pressure to be perfect. I read magazines. I watch television. And most perilous of all, I live in Los Angeles.

Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeons Think "Outside the Box"

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Angela Bonavoglia

The best ideas are born of necessity. The same can be said about the history of cosmetic vaginal surgery.

Dueling Docs

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

In the face of nose-diving portfolios and little disposable income to go around, should ridding the face of wrinkles really be a priority? For that matter, should it ever be a priority?