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Shocking Amount Americans Spent On Plastic Surgery In 2011

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.18.2012 | Money

Call it the new Reconstruction era. Americans spent $10.4 billion on cosmetic surgery in 2011. That's more than the gross domestic product of nations ...

A New Breast Implant for Women

Steven Teitelbaum | Posted 06.12.2012 | Style
Steven Teitelbaum

After years of stagnancy at the FDA in which the newest implants enjoyed by women outside from the U.S. were kept from American women, those needing reconstruction after mastectomy or wanting an augmentation will have more choices.

WATCH; 'Gummy Bear' Breast Implants Are The New Thing

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 04.17.2012 | Style

Have you ever pinched a gummy bear and thought, "that's what I want my boobs to feel like?" Neither have we. But apparently, the "gummy bear" brea...

Does The TSA Have A Breast Fixation?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Amy Strand's little breast pump problem is just the latest in a long line of gaffes by the men and women of the TSA. But mostly, the men.

Why You Shouldn't Judge A Hairdresser By Her Cup Size

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I sit in a salon chair with each one of those large breasts beside my two ears as Crystal stands behind me checking my current hair color under the light.

The Not-So Secret Life of an A Cup

Anne Sobel | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Anne Sobel

At 30, being an A-cup is something I hardly ever think about. But when I read that Denise Richards regrets getting breast enhancement surgery, I had to say something.

Radio Station Gives Away Breast Implants

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago classic rock radio station WLUP "The Loop" on Sunday announced the two winners of their "Breast Year Ever" contest, a breast augmentation give...

The PIP Affair and Trust in Health Care

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2012 | Health News
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

There has been a great deal written recently about the now-banned silicone breast implants made by Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), a French company which has since closed down. It was found that PIP substituted industrial grade silicone for medical grade silicone, which led to the closing of PIP's manufacturing facility in the spring of 2010.

Breast Implant Saves Stabbing Victim | Posted 01.25.2012 | Crime

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A Brevard County woman said on Tuesday her breast implant saved her life after it absorbed the blow when she was stabbed with ...

The Breast Obsession: Gateway To Anxiety And Fantasy

Debra Ollivier | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

You'd think that by the time we hit our 50s we'd have made peace with our breasts. Not so. Breast augmentation is on the rise among all age groups and so are its risks.

The Deeply Rooted Parallels Between Female Genital Mutilation and Breast Implantation

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

What makes women voluntarily cut open their bodies to permanently implant foreign objects to the potential detriment of their health?

Dutch Told To Have Implants Removed

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Dutch health authorities said on Wednesday women who had breast implants made by a French company at the heart of a gl...

Faulty French Breast Implants Should Be Removed, Czech Health Ministry Says

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

LONDON — European health authorities issued widely different recommendations Friday in dealing with potentially faulty French-made breast implan...

Brazil To Ban Sales Of Faulty French-Made Implants

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living

SAO PAULO -- Faulty French-made PIP breast implants will be permanently banned in Latin America's biggest country, Brazil's Health Ministry said Frida...

Venezuela Offers Free Surgery To Women With Faulty French Breast Implants

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela is offering free surgeries for women to remove faulty French-made breast implants, the country's top health offic...

What Are The Risks Of Getting Breast Implants?

Reuters | Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent | Posted 02.26.2012 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - The Internet and women's magazines are filled with enticing adverts...

FDA Warned French Firm About Breast Implant Safety Issues In 2000

Reuters | Anna Yukhananov | Posted 02.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As early as 2000, U.S. health authorities raised concerns about the French breast implant make...

Bethlehem, 'Perfection' and Our Birthmark: Why Perfect Is the Enemy of Good!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a new year looms, we might consider abandoning the quest for superficial perfection -- and embrace the pursuit of humbler, but deeper good. The particular advantage of good over perfect is... We could actually get there from here.

France's Toxic Breast Implants Scandal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.15.2011 | Style

Today in scary plastic surgery news: more than 30,000 women have apparently received defective breast implants in the last decade. And we're not j...

Boob Jobs: Could Lesbians Teach the Rest of Us Something?

Melissa Carter | Posted 02.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Melissa Carter

"It's not for him, it's for me." That's the common response I hear whenever I ask a woman why she chose to have breast enhancement surgery. Honestly, I don't buy it, because in all my years, I have yet to meet a lesbian who has ever gotten a boob job.

Giant Breast Implant Saves Woman's Life

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.04.2011 | Style

Breast implants save lives. No, it's not a puerile frat house chant. It's a true news story, ripped straight from the headlines as of yesterday. Ru...

Woman Shot In Chest With Paintball Suffers Breast Implant Blowout

Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

A 26-year-old woman is recovering from a ruptured breast implant after taking a shot to the chest during a Saturday round of paintballing. The woma...

WATCH: Breast Implants At 75

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.24.2011 | Style

The younger generations are often criticized for seeking body perfection, but what about the older generations? The "Today" Show investigated the l...

PHOTO: Which R&B Singer Got Breast Implants?

Media Take Out | Posted 10.16.2011 | Celebrity

Click through to find out which R&B singer got breast implants......

WATCH: Transgender Woman Wins Breast Implants From Calgary Radio Station

Posted 09.20.2011 | Women

Last week Calgary's 90.3 Amp radio station launched its "Breast Summer Ever" contest offering listeners a chance to win a "brand-new set of breasts." ...