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Cosmetic Surgery

Gender And Aging: Challenging The Double Standard

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Where does this leave the woman "of a certain age?" In a bit of a quandary, to be sure; society has two attitudes on aging: one for men and one for women. Men are "allowed" to age and women are not.

Aging Gracefully In Hollywood

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

My eye caught something about the 2011 Globes that goes slightly underneath the surface and that I haven't seen discussed, written or blogged about, as of yet.

New Year's Resolutions: What Would You Change If You Could Do Your Life Over?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

While the New Year naturally lends itself to valiant attempts at fresh starts, makeovers and do-overs, long-term fulfillment is not so easy to achieve.

Narrowing The Generational Beauty Gap: What Baby Boomers And Millennials Have In Common

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

While Baby Boomers envy the youth and beauty of 20-somethings, it's these younger women who feel like whirling dervishes spinning out of control. Once women realize they are in this together, they can be helpful to one another.

Under The Knife Or On The Couch? When Narcissism And Plastic Surgery Collide

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

Cosmetic surgery is not the treatment for people with severe narcissistic tendencies, and they must be referred to qualified mental health professionals to deal with the abnormality.

Beauty 2.0: The Next Frontier of Non-Invasive Products

Anna De Souza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anna De Souza

2010-11-11-beauty2.0.jpgThe latest trends include micro-needling via a face roller that delivers serums deeper, and the blushes featuring collagen boosting peptides to keep your rosy cheeks plump long after you wash your face.

Taxpayers Paid $9M For NY Teachers' Cosmetic Work

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo teachers rang up nearly $9 million worth of taxpayer-covered cosmetic surgery in 2009, according to the state-appointed ...

Beauty Is in the Wallet of the Beholder

Adrien Field | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Adrien Field

What age is too young to start getting cosmetic work done? I'm hoping that by taking action now, I'm warding off future need for more intensive (and costly) operations like a face-lift.

10 Reasons Cosmetic Surgery May Not Be For You (PHOTOS)

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

It is vital to properly screen all perspective patients to be certain that they are safe candidates for this surgery.

Is 40 the New 50?

Anna De Souza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anna De Souza

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, last year cosmetic procedures in the U.S. decreased nine percent from 2008.

Surgery, Identity and the Body

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

Multiple-surgery seekers and Body Integrity Identity Disorder patients both aim to improve a feeling about themselves -- they are pursuing a surgical treatment for a psychological state.

Accepting Your Genetic Destiny

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

We must stop obsessing about physical characteristics and consider all those other traits that we inherit -- wonderful attributes like compassion, empathy, intelligence, sense of humor, wit.

Selling Perfection

Beth Weinstock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Weinstock

Women have been sold on the idea the perfect body. Mass marketing has created an image of perfection, and sold women on the idea that if they diet, or buy a product they will achieve the ideal.

The Beauty Paradox

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

We were brought up to strive toward being authentic and true to ourselves, but our culture encourages us to denying the reality that we are aging. It's the Beauty Paradox.

Botox Maker To Pay $600M To Resolve Investigation

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Allergan Inc., the maker of wrinkle-smoothing Botox, has agreed to pay $600 million to settle a yearslong federal investigation int...

Teen Toxing?

Katherine Schwarzenegger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Katherine Schwarzenegger

Teens getting botox to change their "too gummy" smiles? Or teens using botox to change the shape of their face and jaw structure? Seriously?!?

Weekly Pulse: Insurance, Dispersants, and Teen Botox

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Is the IV Bag half-empty or half-full? Theda Skocpol, the author of a forthcoming book on President Ba...

The Psychological Factors Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As a psychologist who works with women about their desire to look good at any age. I encourage them to think about four issues: Safety, Affordability, For Whom and Expectations.

Cosmetics Drugs Gone Too Far: Is Anything Still Real?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Have we created a disease we now call "inadequate eyelashes?" Now yet another feature, characteristic or human natural quality will come under question: what is real and what isn't?

Iran Women Defy Convention With Make-Up, Stylish Clothes, And Cosmetic Surgery

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In Iran, women are required by law to cover their body and hair in public, though that has rarely stopped many women, especially younger ones, from d...

Shoes Wisely: 10 Smart Shoe Shopping Tips for the Ladies

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leora Tanenbaum

There is nothing attractive about a woman who hobbles in shoes that mold her toes into overlapping claws -- even if she is wearing sequined leggings. So choose shoes wisely.

Are Breasts a Right or a Privilege?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

It shouldn't matter whether breast enhancement for GID patients is a "core" medical necessity. What ought to matter is that a human being is suffering and the medical establishment has the technology and resources to help.

Plastic Surgery: Risks of Going Under the Knife

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

When everybody else -- surgeon included -- are swept up in a decision to do a procedure that's not in the best interest of the patient, the anesthesiologist represents one last chance for somebody to say, "not on my watch."

Botox Gel and Internal Bras? The Future of Cosmetic Procedures

Beth Pinsker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beth Pinsker

Despite a daunting 10.7% unemployment rate, America's love affair with cosmetic procedures rages on. While people are spending less on more invasive s...

Iraq Plastic Surgery Boom

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Dr. Abbas al-Sahan's patient wasn't a war victim. She didn't have a scar that needed cosmetic surgery. All she wanted was a cute nose....