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Plastic surgery and Marilyn Monroe: What is the real truth?"Diamonds are a girl's best friend," next to her plastic surgeon. Many have wondered if Monroe relied on plastic surgery to fill in nature's gaps and lately that speculation has increased.X-rays of the Monroe's skull and medical records, alluding to...
South Korea sees increase in 'Gangnam Style' face liftsSeoul has become the unofficial beauty belt for Asian women looking to enhance their facial features - particularly in the Gangnam​ district, an affluent neighborhood popularized by Korean pop star Psy's viral hit, "Gangnam Style." According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the South Korea capital has seen...
Federal court upholds the right of plastic surgeons to promote ABPS board certificationA billboard depicts a tearful woman saying, "I didn't know my cosmetic surgeon wasn't a plastic surgeon." This is the most visible part of an ad campaign launched by the Utah Board of Plastic Surgery to increase...
Plastic surgery: Where beauty and medicine coexistIf you’re lucky, you have a hairdresser you can trust. Now it’s time to find a plastic surgeon. About five years ago, I worked as an editor for a plastic surgery journal published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. One of...
South Korea introduces tax on plastic surgery proceduresSouth Korea's Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced last week that it will apply a tax rate on plastic surgery procedures performed in Seoul, the nation's capital that has become known as the unofficial "beauty belt" for cosmetic surgery.The Wall Street Journal...
Germany pushes plastic surgery ban for minorsThe German government is moving forward on legislation that will outlaw elective plastic surgery for minors, reported The Local, an English-language German news outlet. The potential ban, which excludes cosmetic procedures done for medical reasons, has bipartisan support from the nation's current leading parties,...
Plastic surgery impacts beauty standards in VenezuelaMany women might choose to get breast implants or other enhancement procedures to boost their own self-confidence, but are the results of plastic surgery reflecting what the world thinks about beauty as a whole?Venezuelan mannequin manufacturer Eliezer Álvarez has capitalized on the nation's...
Doctor, should I have surgery?At least once a week a patient asks me the question “Doctor should I undergo this surgery?” Early in my career I found this a Hard question to answer.Over the years I have developed a strategy for answering this question, which I believe, helps patients...
Bullying: Does it get better with plastic surgery?Little kids in the schoolyard might go around chanting, "Words will never hurt me," but we all know that excess teasing and bullying can have a damaging impact on self-esteem, classroom performance and relationships. In some cases, cyberbullying has even led to...
Which countries get the most plastic surgery?The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery released an infographic on international cosmetic procedures performed in 2011. The results may surprise those who believe that plastic surgery is ubiquitous in the US. While the US has seen an increase in plastic surgery in recent...
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