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Cosmetic Surgery

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.

Homogenized Beauty Goes Global

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.27.2011 | Style
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Asia's obsession with beauty has been creeping up close behind that of the United States. Dr. Park Sanghooh, who founded a popular surgical clinic in South Korea says most Asian women are very open about it all.

Elfin Ears The Newest Cosmetic Surgery Craze (VIDEO)

Posted 06.07.2011 | Style

"Good Morning America" brought us up to speed on the latest in cosmetic surgery: elfin ears -- a life decision we'd vaguely heard about before, entire...

The Beauty Paradox: When Feminism And Vanity Collide

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

When you reach 50 or 60, feminism can feel like a directive to let looks go, while caring about one's looks can feel narcissistic or anti-feminist -- a dilemma many Boomers were not prepared to face.

What Is Beauty? A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

The word "beauty" is the most overused, misunderstood, poorly defined word in the English language. What makes a woman beautiful? The Holy Grail of beauty has never been completely understood.

The Lost Art Of Growing Old Gracefully

Katharine Quarmby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katharine Quarmby

My pledge to my daughter, and to all the other daughters in this world is this: You will see me grow old. You will see my hair turn grey.

Ethnic Cosmetic Surgery

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Fridkis

Cosmetic surgery is no longer just about fitting into your adopted culture, it's about fitting into your ethnic group. Sometimes I forget I got plastic surgery. I don't feel like someone who would do it.

How to Do Botox and Not Look Like a Weirdo

Courtney Cachet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Courtney Cachet

As a designer and media personality, I am in the public eye-specifically on camera-a lot. With a full schedule of TV appearances this spring and a July trip to Europe, I decided it was time to make myself over a little.

Gender And Aging: Challenging The Double Standard

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Where does this leave the woman "of a certain age?" In a bit of a quandary, to be sure; society has two attitudes on aging: one for men and one for women. Men are "allowed" to age and women are not.

Aging Gracefully In Hollywood

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

My eye caught something about the 2011 Globes that goes slightly underneath the surface and that I haven't seen discussed, written or blogged about, as of yet.

New Year's Resolutions: What Would You Change If You Could Do Your Life Over?

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

While the New Year naturally lends itself to valiant attempts at fresh starts, makeovers and do-overs, long-term fulfillment is not so easy to achieve.

Narrowing The Generational Beauty Gap: What Baby Boomers And Millennials Have In Common

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

While Baby Boomers envy the youth and beauty of 20-somethings, it's these younger women who feel like whirling dervishes spinning out of control. Once women realize they are in this together, they can be helpful to one another.

Under The Knife Or On The Couch? When Narcissism And Plastic Surgery Collide

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

Cosmetic surgery is not the treatment for people with severe narcissistic tendencies, and they must be referred to qualified mental health professionals to deal with the abnormality.

Beauty 2.0: The Next Frontier of Non-Invasive Products

Anna De Souza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anna De Souza

2010-11-11-beauty2.0.jpgThe latest trends include micro-needling via a face roller that delivers serums deeper, and the blushes featuring collagen boosting peptides to keep your rosy cheeks plump long after you wash your face.

Taxpayers Paid $9M For NY Teachers' Cosmetic Work

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo teachers rang up nearly $9 million worth of taxpayer-covered cosmetic surgery in 2009, according to the state-appointed ...

Beauty Is in the Wallet of the Beholder

Adrien Field | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Adrien Field

What age is too young to start getting cosmetic work done? I'm hoping that by taking action now, I'm warding off future need for more intensive (and costly) operations like a face-lift.

10 Reasons Cosmetic Surgery May Not Be For You (PHOTOS)

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

It is vital to properly screen all perspective patients to be certain that they are safe candidates for this surgery.

Is 40 the New 50?

Anna De Souza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anna De Souza

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, last year cosmetic procedures in the U.S. decreased nine percent from 2008.

Surgery, Identity and the Body

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

Multiple-surgery seekers and Body Integrity Identity Disorder patients both aim to improve a feeling about themselves -- they are pursuing a surgical treatment for a psychological state.

Accepting Your Genetic Destiny

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

We must stop obsessing about physical characteristics and consider all those other traits that we inherit -- wonderful attributes like compassion, empathy, intelligence, sense of humor, wit.

Selling Perfection

Beth Weinstock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Weinstock

Women have been sold on the idea the perfect body. Mass marketing has created an image of perfection, and sold women on the idea that if they diet, or buy a product they will achieve the ideal.

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.

Botox Maker To Pay $600M To Resolve Investigation

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Allergan Inc., the maker of wrinkle-smoothing Botox, has agreed to pay $600 million to settle a yearslong federal investigation int...

Teen Toxing?

Katherine Schwarzenegger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Katherine Schwarzenegger

Teens getting botox to change their "too gummy" smiles? Or teens using botox to change the shape of their face and jaw structure? Seriously?!?

Weekly Pulse: Insurance, Dispersants, and Teen Botox

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Is the IV Bag half-empty or half-full? Theda Skocpol, the author of a forthcoming book on President Ba...