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Cosmetic Surgery

Why I No Longer Want Cosmetic Intervention

Joan Gage | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

First I heard about all the plastic surgery digs on the social networks during the Oscars, then last weekend I read about Dr. Brandt and saw the results of his work. Finally, after marveling at how Eva Marie Saint has maintained her verve and beauty for 88 years, I think it's time for me to stop fighting.

The Issue with South Korea's Cosmetic Surgery Culture Isn't the Actual Surgery

Alicia Chon | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Alicia Chon

It's not about the type of cosmetic surgery or the motivation behind the decision. It's about the lack of emphasis on one's own beauty.

Why American Women Hate Their Faces and What They Could Learn From the Brits

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We've all seen one famous face after another tumble down the rabbit hole of peer pressure, cultural expectations, show business demands, sheer vanity, fear of death, revulsion of aging and the simple miscalculation that the only beauty is youthful beauty. It's a heavy burden.

Is It CosmeticSurgery-Shaming -- or Ageism?

Lea Lane | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Lea Lane

Yes, it can be appalling to see people aging ungracefully, even desperately. And duck lips and smooth but unmovable faces can look disturbing. But what I find even more appalling is ageism. The dread of losing youth and looks, projected into disgust with those who try to fight it.

Butt Implants Are On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.26.2014 | Style

According to a new American Society of Plastic Surgeons report, plastic surgery is on the rise -- no ifs, ands, or butts about it. Last year, a stagge...

How Fat-Shaming Almost Killed Me

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Amanda Sidwell Smith spent years of her life being insulted about her weight. The words were so harsh and so consistent that she internalized them and...

10 Questions About Facelifts

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Style
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

Facelifts remain popular for good reason. The results can be powerful and last far longer than those achieved with minimally invasive procedures. If you are contemplating a facelift procedure, here are answers to some of the questions I hear most often.

Plastic Surgery Deception: The New Marriage Killer?

Vicki Larson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Honesty is essential in a relationship. But just how honest should you be? That question is at the center of a rather curious legal suit that made ...

Some Brits Find A Way To Make Cosmetic Surgery Part Of Their Vacation

Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel

Medical tourism has long been a thing around the world. India, Costa Rica and Germany, among others, have been offering everything from dentistry to a...

The Beauty Gap Is Closing: 7 Reasons Why

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The good news? Guys have begun to see advantages to enhancing their appearance, a focus once considered outside their domain. The not-so-good news? Men may soon head down a perilous path that women have been traveling for decades.

Breast Implants and Mammograms

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
SidneyAnne Stone

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and what better way to begin the month than by discussing breast health? First and foremost, let this serve as a reminder to perform regular self breast exams and to bring any questionable areas to the attention of your physician.

Why a Facelift Is in My Future

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Kristen Houghton

Let me say at the beginning of this article that I like my face, but that I do intend to get a facelift some day in the future. The older I get the more I'm thinking about it; it's on the list so to speak.

The Extreme Measures Chinese Women Are Taking For Their Careers

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women

Women all over the world routinely invest in their personal and professional success, paying substantial amounts for degrees, impressive wardrobes and...

WATCH: How This Plastic Surgery Addict Looks After 33 More Procedures

OWN | Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

She's the woman Oprah has said looked like a real-life Barbie doll. When mom and plastic-surgery addict Jenny Lee appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"...

Loving Your Reflection

Alyssa da Silva | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Alyssa da Silva

In the end it is humorous to me that a surgery to change my appearance brought my hidden cancer to my attention -- and that this cancer has essentially reversed how I feel about beauty.

Woman Nearly Performed Cosmetic Surgery On Herself

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The quest for beauty has women going to extremes to have a flawless body. Much like breast augmentation, is labiaplasty creating a new standard of per...

WATCH: My 'Designer Vagina' Changed My Life

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The quest for beauty has women going to extremes to have a flawless body. Much like breast augmentation, is labiaplasty creating a new standard of per...

Why I Decided My Toddler Needed Plastic Surgery

Parenting.com | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

People who knew Chloe saw a spunky, smiley, and beautiful kid; strangers just stared at that thing on her head. The pediatrician brushed off my concerns, saying it was just a cosmetic issue. But I couldn't help the nagging feeling that her birthmark would always enter the room before she did.

Dr. Bill Dorfman: He Who Does the Giving, Receives the Greatest Gift

Getrude Matshe | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

Not only does Dr. Dorfman bring smiles to his Hollywood clientele, he also helps women in the community who are victims of domestic violence. Restoring their smiles gives them confidence to go back to work.

Teased About Your Looks? Bullying That Goes Under the Radar

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

How do we distinguish the angst and insecurities felt by most teenagers from the pain resulting from bullying? Does all teasing between kids warrant prohibition, or is there room for some joking and fooling around? When things clearly go too far, who should intervene?

The Asian Face and the Rise of Cosmetic Surgery

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.21.2013 | Health and Fitness
Andrew Lam

Almost 4 decades ago, fresh from the refugee camp of Vietnam, I was first made acutely aware of my own Asian looks by a schoolyard bully in my junior ...

The Present and Future Of Breast Enhancement

Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS | Posted 05.13.2013 | Science
Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS

The statistics are in. 2012 is officially the year of the silicone breast implant.

Thigh Gap A Growing Obsession Online... But Not Necessarily At The Surgeon's Office

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.01.2013 | Style

"I used to think there was just fat and skinny," a wise girl once told us. "But apparently there's lots of things that can be wrong on your body." ...

New Study Shows That Botox Is Not Just For Hollywood Glitterati

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 02.19.2013 | Style

Lest you think that Botox is only for the ageless Hollywood glitterati and "Real Housewives" cast members, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ha...

Boise Bars Bestow Bizarre Prize: A Free Boob Job

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.11.2013 | Small Business

To celebrate Mardi Gras properly, bars in Boise, Idaho, have opted for an unusual door prize in attempt to perk up customers: a free boob job. The ...