Category: Cosmetic Surgery

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If you decide to have cosmetic surgery, there are numerous decisions to make, including choosing your surgeon and procedure. Deciding how to pay for your cosmetic surgery procedure is also important to determine. While there are some rare instances when insurance covers the costs, such as after an accident, most of the time it is… Continue Reading »

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Cosmetic surgery is more accepted than ever before, but that doesn’t necessarily make it polite to ask someone if they’ve have work done. Mary M. Mitchell, who has written several etiquette books, recently wrote a Reuters story about what she views as proper etiquette regarding cosmetic surgery. For instance, if you run into a friend… Continue Reading »

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Couples have found a new activity to share—cosmetic surgery. There’s anecdotal evidence from surgeons that this is a growing cosmetic surgery trend. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mitchell Chasin says, “Years ago, we would see a wife come in and she would say, ‘I can’t let my husband know what I’m doing.’ And then the husband would… Continue Reading »

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Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular among African-American women, reports ABC News. The program spoke with black women who have undergone breast augmentation and nose surgery and featured a Botox party in Beverly Hills attended by African-American women. One guest, Phyllis Jackson, said that culturally she feels there is pressure from the community that “African-American… Continue Reading »

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A new president was elected by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) at its annual meeting in January, during which scientific sessions focused on cosmetic surgery advances. Dr. Gerald Edds, MD, FACS, was officially inducted as the 2012 president at the meeting in Las Vegas. “To be elected president of the leading organization for… Continue Reading »

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With advances in the beauty industry, more knowledge about healthy lifestyles, and freer attitudes, Gen-Xers are redefining middle-age, says the Los Angeles Times. Gen X, the 46 million Americans born from 1965 to about 1979, is more than willing to spend money on anti-aging products and procedures. Gen-Xers rely on preventive anti-aging beauty regimens to… Continue Reading »

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons Respond to USA TODAY article Last week, USA TODAY ran a front-page story and series of articles that explored controversy about surgical complications and even deaths occurring among people who had cosmetic surgery at “low cost, high volume cosmetic surgery clinics.” A quote from the article in USA TODAY: “While these… Continue Reading »

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Some patients seeking cosmetic surgery know exactly the look they want, and sometimes that look is inspired by their favorite celebrity. Here are some of the current popular requests for cosmetic surgery to look like a celebrity, according to the Toronto Sun. Facial Procedures Some cosmetic surgeons report that Lady Gaga’s face is popular for… Continue Reading »

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More people over age 65 are having cosmetic surgery in an attempt to turn back the clock, according to The New York Times. The article featured several seniors who shared their surgery experiences, including an 83-year-old woman who wanted to improve her figure and had a breast lift with implants. Experts say that this trend… Continue Reading »

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, a new survey shows that today’s moms want their pre-baby bodies back and are open to cosmetic surgery to get there. The survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that 62 percent of mothers said they would consider a “mommy makeover,” which includes procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation… Continue Reading »

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