| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48 and am considering having blepharoplasty surgery to remove the excess skin on my eyelids, which has bothered me for years. What does this procedure involve? What are the risks? Is the change permanent, or is there a...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:24 AM
It seems like magic: a surgeon uses a wand and poof! Away goes that stubborn fat through liposuction. The procedure has become popular as people look to contour what diet and exercise can’t smooth. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Have you ever been curious about Botox or other injectable treatments, but shied away from using them to help you look your best?
Botox and soft tissue fillers are among some of the most popular minimally invasive procedures with more than 8 million...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Maybe you just want your clothes to fit better, make a slight improvement to your current shape or revamp your shape after weight loss or pregnancy. The reasons for getting breast augmentation are as varied as the women who choose this deeply personal...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The typical plastic surgery patient fights traffic and sits in a waiting room to discuss an upcoming facelift or breast augmentation with a doctor.
But one class of clientele is taking those appointments in style — by welcoming a private-duty...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Images of an expertly sculpted nose on a Chinese man's forehead may be shocking to many, but plastic surgeons say the use of forehead tissue for nasal reconstructive surgery dates back thousands of years.
The practice of using flaps of tissue from...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:01 AM
With each cute baby Crystal Neilson delivered, she found her body more unattractive.
Her breasts sagged a little more. The skin on her stomach stretched out like a deflated balloon. “There was stuff falling out all over the place,” said...
| Apr 30, 2013
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A slew of nonsurgical body contouring treatments promising to zap inches on your lunch hour has taken off recently, ushering a flood of new patients — many of them men — into doctors' offices.
However not all of these treatments, touted on...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:47 AM
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-...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Blow-out salons, lash bars, hair conditioning studios and makeup lounges that offer express takes on a single beauty service are popping up all over the city. One of the latest — and arguably most novel —concepts in the pamper-and-go...