| Apr 15, 2012
For years, I walked untouched among the ranks of the surgically enhanced — all those nips and tucks, wondrously wider eyes, graceful noses and chiseled cheekbones.
But all that changed when I moved to a cosmetic surgeon's dreamscape: South Korea....
| Apr 15, 2012
When Margaret first met her boyfriend, she weighed 105 pounds and wore short crop tops. But after 13 years together, the 55-year-old retiree from Torrance developed a "muffin top" that she just couldn't eliminate.
So she did what so many other women do...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
BOSTON — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world's first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died at age 93.
Murray suffered a stroke at his suburban Boston home on Thanksgiving and died at Brigham...
| Nov 11, 2012
Within three weeks of its launch at Barneys in New York and Los Angeles in October, more than 30 jars of 3LAB's new Super Cream had sold — this despite its $875 price tag.
Elsewhere in the beauty market, demand is soaring for a $560 Bee Venom...
| Nov 11, 2012
Fourteen of Doanh Nguyen's patients have died of prescription drug overdoses since 2005, coroner's records show.
But he's not to blame for any of them, he said.
His practice in Orange County's Little Saigon caters to pain sufferers of all kinds....
| Feb 11, 2011
A fourth Southern California patient has died following Lap-Band weight-loss surgery at a clinic connected to the pervasive 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, according to a lawsuit filed by the patient's husband.
Laura Faitro of Simi Valley died...
| Oct 10, 2011
Outpatient surgery centers in California that perform Lap-Band operations and other procedures will face new scrutiny under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The legislation requires private accrediting firms to inspect outpatient centers at least once...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:20 AM
PHILADELPHIA As legalized medical marijuana gains acceptance across the country, a long-smoldering question burns a little hotter.
In the vernacular, stoners ask, "Do doobies make boobies?" Plastic surgeons phrase it more scientifically. "Does...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Filed under: Hybrid, China, Hatchback, Lexus, Misc. Auto Shows, Luxury If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. So goes the saying, and Lexus seems to be taking it to heart. In addition to the hybrid versions of the Japanese luxury marque's...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Jaguar, UK, Luxury Europe's flagship luxury sedans don't go through their lifecycles quite as quickly as other models need to, but with the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class hitting the road, Jaguar must feel it's time for a little...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds The New York Times has a fascinating front page story today about the intersection of industries that thrive off of women hating their bodies. The piece explains how large-busted, small-waisted and long-legged mannequins have become...