| Feb 9, 2011
"You know that's permanent, right?"
"Have you thought about how that'll look when you get old?"
These are two comments people who want tattoos hear from those who think tattoos are pointless. I specialized in ignoring the anti-tattoo folks, but after...
| Feb 18, 2009
| 2:12 PM
People are cutting back on cosmetic surgery and other elective surgeries in response to the dismal economy, reversing the booming popularity of tummy tucks, eye lifts, and breast implants, which have soared in popularity in recent years, particularly...
| Feb 18, 2009
| 2:45 PM
Every so often, I open an E-mail that makes me cringe. A press release titled "How Botox can help you get a new job" brought out those frown lines. It detailed a study published in the June issue of the journal Dermatologic Surgery in which 300 volunteers...
| Mar 11, 2009
Angel Howard, 32, lay motionless on an examining table in a La Jolla fertility clinic last Mother's Day, her delicate features bathed in the blue-gray glow of an ultrasound screen as she watched a doctor try to impregnate her with someone else's embryos....
| Mar 13, 2009
Q: I would like to have my tummy tucked, but my best friend disagrees with me. What are your thoughts on this?
A: You are not alone in considering plastic surgery. But you should wisely weigh the pros and cons first.
About 1.9 million of the 11...
| Feb 11, 2011
When considering plastic surgery, it's hard to know what questions to ask.
First, you have to decide whether to have the surgery at all. Then you must choose a surgeon.
We asked two experts, Fort Lauderdale cosmetic surgeon Paul Wigoda and Miami...
| Feb 21, 2011
The Oscars are just around the corner, which means many Hollywood stars are getting nipped and tucked. But did you know you could make yourself "red carpet ready" without having to go under the knife?
"We sometimes call them 'lunch hour procedures,' "...
| Sep 13, 2010
When doctors, researchers and celebrity lobbyists talk about the amazing potential of stem cell therapy, their discussions usually center on big-ticket items such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, cancer and spinal cord injuries. They don't, as a rule, talk...
| Sep 20, 2010
Despite how aesthetic plastic surgery is portrayed on reality shows, there isn't always a happy ending. A study released today in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery finds that people who want revisions on their nose jobs may do so because they don't...
| Oct 21, 2010
Between acceptance and defiance there's a middle way of relatively small tweaks that will make an old face look younger.
Age affects every nook and cranny of the body, but nowhere are the consequences on such open display as on our faces. Dozens of...