| 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...
| 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 27, 2013
| 12:52 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2012
A bunch of plastic surgeons are in town as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons convention gets underway at the Convention Center. One of the topics of conversation: quick alternatives to fight the aging process. It's what one Metairie doctor has...
| Oct 30, 2012
Have you heard of Gummy Bear boobs? With more than $1-Billion spent on cosmetic breast surgery a year in the United States it's no surprise manufacturers keep coming out with the next best thing. Vanessa Bolano has the story.
Ask for gummy bears at a...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Ever wonder how long that artificial finger joint will last? Or how about that cheek implant? What's the recovery time from surgery for a new elbow? What's the hospital bill going to look like if you get a new hip?
Such questions frequently come up, as...
| Jul 20, 2011
Demand for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures showed a three-digit increase over the last decade, with Botox leading the way for those seeking to look younger or better.
As of last month, would-be patients can consider a new product that uses their...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Apparently Americans aren't happy with their chins.
Chinplants are the fastest growing plastic surgery, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. And both men and women are getting the procedure.
The chin and jawline are among the first...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Breast augmentation may be as popular as ever, but what really has heads turning at the plastic surgeon'soffice is the surge in lifts: upper arm lifts, lower body lifts, butt lifts, breast lifts — some of these procedures have experienced growth...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2012
Like 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...