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Cosmetic Surgery

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....

Oh, You Beautiful Doll: Plastic Surgery Risks and Rewards

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The cover of People this past January was about 23-year-old reality star Heidi Montag's 10 plastic surgery procedures in one sitting. I mean, how bad could she have looked before?

Cosmetic Surgery Cutbacks (for Women)

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Americans are cutting back on cosmetic surgery during the recession, the NY Times reports. It's not just a money crunch, but the drop in real estate v...

Plastic Makes Perfect: Has Cosmetic Surgery Reached a Tipping Point?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

I don't judge anyone who wants to improve their appearance. I mean, who doesn't? But as a society, I think we've gone far enough with the obsession to make plastic into perfect.

Surgical Cosmetic Procedures Dropped 17 Percent In 2009 Due To The Recession

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The number of "cosmetic-surgery procedures" in America dropped two percent last year, the Wall Street Journal reports, with 10 million surgical and no...

Big Deal... I Got Breast Implants!

Diana Falzone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diana Falzone

Even though I knew I would encounter many mixed reactions to my decision to get breast implants, I'm frustrated by people who are so rattled by my choice. It was my journey. I did it for me; no one else.

Heidi Montag's Spiritual Void

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Suzette Standring

In a world where surgical sculpting is considered an investment in one's career, what exactly is too much, over the top, the absolute back of beyond?

Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeons Think "Outside the Box"

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Angela Bonavoglia

The best ideas are born of necessity. The same can be said about the history of cosmetic vaginal surgery.