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Cosmetic Surgery

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 ...

Which Countries Get The Most Plastic Surgery?

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

It's been almost three years since Drs. Troy and McNamara hung up their scalpels, yet the plastic surgery craze is showing no signs of slowing down. ...

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.

12 Celebs Saying No To Plastic Surgery

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.12.2012 | Fifty

Actress Kim Basinger may have turned 59 this month, but she's being praised by her daughter Ireland for her youthful appearance and for her apparent d...

I Spent $70,000 On Plastic Surgery Because of Bullies

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.28.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Nancy Redd hosted a segment on HuffPost Live that explored the link between teenage bullying, low self-esteem, and plastic surgery. She spoke with Lau...

Mother-Daughter Plastic Surgery Is A Thing, Guys

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.18.2012 | Style

For families that like bonding over intense pain.

6 Extreme Body Enhancements to Expect in the Next 10 Years

Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS | Posted 12.15.2012 | Science
Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS

In the next 10 years, I suspect that today's 'extreme plastic surgery' treatments will seem like run-of-the-mill procedures. The future is likely to bring us astonishingly advanced, and increasingly unusual ways to enhance our bodies.

Acupuncture for Beauty: Facelift and Health Lift

Dr. Jingduan Yang | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jingduan Yang

Because acupuncture does not act on a superficial level like Botox, fillers, or plastic surgery do, it really improves the health and wellness of your face and body. It energizes you physically, mentally, and spiritually. It brings true health and true beauty to a person.

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.

Understanding Liposuction -- Four Ways to Make It Safe, Effective and Long-lasting

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Style
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

The safety, efficacy and even longevity of liposuction depend on an educated patient. Here are frequently asked questions that, when answered, will best position you for a desirable outcome.

WATCH: Nip Tuck Vacations

Karen Schaler | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

The hot topic right now is what I call "Nip Tuck Vacations," in which people are going abroad in search of cheap plastic surgery in destinations where they can also get in a vacation at the same time.

Bullied Teen Who Had Free Plastic Surgery Ready To Forgive But Won't Forget

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

Nadia Ilse, the 14-year-old girl from Georgia who went under the knife to counteract years of bullying for her looks, had a great first day at school....

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?

Get Full Lips Without Plastic Surgery

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

While there are at least 25 reasons why plastic surgery isn't smart, that hasn't stopped Americans from spending billions to go under the knife. Howev...

A Solution To Bullying: Where Do We Draw The Line?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

A solution to bullying that involves surgical procedures is a terrible message to give both bullies and their victims. We need to be encouraging young people to admire and embrace differences -- and that starts from an early age.

PHOTOS: Aspiring Celeb Suffers Botched Lip Injections

Posted 07.31.2012 | Style

"From the age since I can remember I have always wanted to be [a] celebrity," Laura Summers writes on her splashy website, "Why ?!?! Because I wanted ...