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Cosmetic Surgery

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 ...

Charity Pays For Teen's Plastic Surgery To Fight Bullying

Posted 07.28.2012 | Education

Nadia Ilse is looking forward to the new school year, when she will no longer be called "Dumbo" by her peers for her "elephant ears." To ward off s...

Reflections on 'A New Kind of Beauty'

Steven Teitelbaum | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts
Steven Teitelbaum

It is clear to me that these photos do not demonstrate a "new beauty" as the show title suggests, but rather an unwavering attempt to create historic standards of beauty in those who do not have that potential.

Surgeon Secrets to Reduce Bruising and Swelling

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

While bruising and swelling is a normal part of healing, there are methods to limit that bruising and swelling while still supporting healing.

From Dildos To Cyborgs: The History Of Human Enhancement In Pictures

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

What does it mean that there are over 5,000 cosmetic surgeons in the United States when there are acute shortages of primary care physicians? What...

Surgeon Helping Fight 'Toe-Besity,' One Foot At A Time

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Drastic cosmetic surgery has been around for some time. Now, America's obsession with beauty has reached a new level, with surgery for toe slimming on...

Does Plastic Surgery Change Your Identity?

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

When my friend decided to have plastic surgery on her face and breasts, I couldn't hide my shock. I was caught off guard -- she had always been one of those cute, perky moms, dressed in the latest trend.

Honesty and Intimacy Are Not Always the Same

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

A successful long-term relationship means being willing to share your vulnerabilities and strengths, but requires sensitivity to the consequences that sharing brings.

Discount Cosmetic Surgery Anyone?

Harmon Leon | Posted 08.11.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

Walking to the bathroom mirror, I stare deeply at my face. What would I change about it if I could? Then it occurs to me that my unstable and borderline psychotic alter-ego might be interested in a very large, plush and cushiony new forehead. Time to go shopping for my new face!

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.

Meet The Botox Botticellis (NSFW)

Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts

Phillip Toledano's latest exhibition, titled, "A New Kind Of Beauty" is heading for Los Angeles. The photo series captures classical portraits of subj...

Are 'Chinplants' The Newest Must-Have For Prom?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.30.2012 | Style

Prom season is upon us again and high school girls are busying themselves to prepare for the epic annual event. But picking a dress, scheduling salon ...

Women Are Still Getting Risky Foot Surgery To Fit Into High Heels

Posted 04.26.2012 | Style

As summer slowly approaches, so does our favorite summer ritual: whip out our pretty high heels, get warned that they're totally dangerous for us, wea...

Our Image of Body Image

Suki Kramer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Suki Kramer

Do we really believe our young girls are capable of processing the information they get handed on a moment to moment basis, every day, to know that these cut and photo-shopped actresses don't exist? Don't we owe them a chance? It's out of control.

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 ...

The Beauty Paradox: A No-Win Situation For Women?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

What do women really feel when celebs today get 'work' done -- or choose not to? Curiosity? Disappointment?

Reevaluating Ownership

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business
Jennifer Hamady

Trademarks are becoming as common as commas, yet with a far greater impact than overused punctuation. While the legal lockdown of conversational language is progressing, the copyright law and rights are being thoroughly challenged.

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...