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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its latest cosmetic and resconstructive surgery statistics on Monday. Many of the trends were familiar. In all, the group reported, Americans underwent 1.6 million cosmetic surgeries, including face-...
Los Angeles TimesWhen 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...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesLike it or not, plastic surgery is here to stay. Sure, some people will tout the virtues of self-acceptance and aging gracefully and lament that the rise of cosmetic procedures (including fillers, Botox and the like) signifies the swift decline of...
All The RageMore men are going under the knife for plastic surgery, according to a report released Monday by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. increased 5% in 2010 compared with 2009,......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGood doctors used to be identified by fairly standard measures: where they trained, whether they were board-certified and if they were in good standing with the state medical board. But the explosion of reality TV shows in the last four years has upset...
Injectable substances to fill facial wrinkles are among the most popular cosmetic procedures. Each filler product has fans, but the most popular substance is hyaluronic acid. A new hyaluronic acid filler called Perlane was approved by the Food and Drug...
Tags: Surgery, Restylane (drug), Plastic Surgery
Image is a slippery creature, and one month's style sensation is the next month's tasteless trend. For those keeping score, we offer the 2008 Image Index, a sliding scale of the people, places, ideas and trends that moved up -- and down -- the pop culture...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEvery year, trend spotter Faith Popcorn and her firm, Brain Reserve, releases a list of their predictions about cultural and societal trends in the upcoming year. While she just gave her thoughts on the future to Rachel Abramowitz, we thought we'd go back...
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Times Staff WriterSociety may not be quite ready for the day when a dead person's face is recycled for the living — but that day is coming nonetheless. Such an operation would give new life to someone severely disfigured by burns, cancer or an accident, allowing the...
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In South Florida — land of sun, surf and bare shoulders — women are going under the knife to clip their "bat wings." Those sagging flaps of skin have made upper-arm lifts, or brachioplasty, more popular at a time when consumer confidence in...
Maryland is moving to toughen regulations on the fast-growing medspa industry — a move designed to narrow a "loophole" and prevent deaths such as one last year following a liposuction treatment at a Timonium facility. Regulations being discussed...
The U.S. plastic surgery industry, which performed $11 billion worth of cosmetic procedures last year, issued a report Monday that highlights a growing trend: operations to get arms like first lady Michelle Obama's. The American Society of Plastic...
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