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Cosmetic Surgery

The No Plastic Pledge

Christie Mellor | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty
Christie Mellor

I hereby pledge to not shoot botulism toxin into my forehead two inches from where my brain is housed. I will solemnly pledge to not have chunks of plastic inserted under the skin of my cheekbones and my chin.

Trump Casino Offers $25K Plastic Surgery Prize

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 11.29.2011 | Weird News

By Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The latest casino promotion in Atlantic City gives new meaning to "going bust." The Trump Taj Mahal C...

Mirror, Mirror: Enough With the Face Patrols

Mel Walsh | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Mel Walsh

I can't tell you how to fly over the rainbow, but I do know one way to make yourself miserable as mud. Here's how: Get a magnifying mirror.

Does Beauty Bring Happiness?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Style
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

"Does happiness come from looking younger or looking better? Does it provide short term or long term happiness? For some people or most everyone?" So many questions!

57-Year-Old Mom Looks 56!

James Napoli | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

James Napoli is an author and humorist. More of his comedy content for the web can be found here. ...

Back-To-School Surgery?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Today, more and more teens are spending their summer days -- and savings -- preparing to start this new chapter in their lives with surgically refreshed bodies and faces.

Confessions of an Extreme Makeover Plastic Surgeon

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2011 | Style
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

In 2003, Extreme Makeover traveled to NYC from LA and I was one of the plastic surgeons who participated in that episode. I would like to share the experience with you.

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...

The Culture Of Anti-Aging

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Condemning Ms. Kolstad is to condemn an entire anti-aging culture. But is our only recourse the surgical alteration of our faces and bodies? What happened to aging gracefully by focusing on the qualities that accrue with maturity and that make us attractive at any age?

Kate & Rachel Say NO To Plastic Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.17.2011 | Style

Plenty of celebrities go under the knife, but Kate Winslet is not one of them. The 35-year-old actress told the Telegraph that she has formed a “...

Stars Form Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League

Posted 10.17.2011 | Celebrity

She's spoken about body image in Hollywood in the past, and now actress Kate Winslet is railing against plastic surgery too. The Oscar-winning act...

What Does It Mean To Be 'Beautiful?'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Is blonde and bubbly Jennifer Aniston your ideal of beauty? Or is it sultry Angelina Jolie? What about Serena Williams, America Ferrera or even Betty White?

Plastic Surgery Tourism: Buyer Be Aware

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

Medical tourism is an established element of the international medical landscape. But buyer be aware: Plastic surgery tourism is a reflection of both the best and worst of our global society.

Dangerous? Keeping An Eye On Trendy Cosmetic Surgeries

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

So my mantra when it comes to cosmetic products and procedures is: show me the science! And I am not talking about fake testimonials or anecdotal experiences.

Thai Transsexual 'Ladyboys' Feel Marginalized In Elections

Posted 08.31.2011 | World

BANGKOK, July 1 (Reuters) - Thai election officials manning voting booths were ordered on Friday not to laugh at "ladyboys" who this week said the...

Bristol Palin's Jawline Surgery: Reconstructive or Cosmetic?

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

Bristol Palin had an underdeveloped lower jaw with a resultant malocclusion and overbite that could not be treated with braces.

The Quest for Beauty: a Troubling Trend

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 08.16.2011 | Women
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

There has been a flurry of stories lately about the possible benefits of multiple surgical procedures to attain "Classical Beauty". Beauty described ...

Is Authenticity Becoming Passé?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Does anyone else question authenticity the way I do these days? Does doubt about what is "real" versus "enhanced" interfere with the trust we once had in the people we admire and applaud?

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.