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Cosmetic Surgery

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.

The Merits of a Plas-Tax Over a Bo-Tax

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

The Bo-Tax is being touted as a way to help solve the health care budget crisis, presumably because a very small percentage of cosmetic procedures are covered under some insurance plans (unfortunately, not mine).

Surgery Risk For 'Perfect Vaginas'

BBC NEWS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Women are undergoing surgery to create perfect genitalia amid a "shocking" lack of information on the potential risks of the procedure, a report says....

Last Woman Standing ... In Stilletos

Susan Campos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Susan Campos

In Hollywood they are known as pillow injections, those dermal fillers designed to plump up the skin. But the procedure of the moment doesn't involve the pout or smoothing around the peepers.

Botax: Cosmetic Surgery Industry Faces $6 Billion Levy

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — They call it the "Botax." The White House and Senate Democrats have turned to a proposal to tax breast implants, tummy tucks, wrink...

Former Miss Argentina Dies From Cosmetic Buttocks Surgery

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Associated Press) — A 38-year-old former Miss Argentina has died from complications after undergoing cosmetic surgery on he...

Saving Face: Cosmetic Options for the Modern Man

Nelson Montana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nelson Montana

I had considered surgery, but after some investigation I decided it wasn't the way to go. Face-lifts on men don't fare as well as with women.

Senate To Increase Cosmetic Surgery Costs Through Tax | Sandra Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, the Senate began debate on an $848 billion health care reform bill that includes a 5% excise tax on elective cosmetic surgery, beginning Ja...

Why No One in L.A. Grows Old

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rabbi David Wolpe

Until autumn comes to LA, there will be a culture of perpetual youth, till death does us part.

Home Improvement

Susan Campos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Susan Campos

For the aging beauty, finding the coveted 10 digits to Los Angeles Concierge Aesthetic Medicine is proving harder than getting into Studio 54 back in the day. You have to move in certain circles to get it.

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.