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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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  • After death, Maryland to limit where cosmetic surgeries are performed

    After death, Maryland to limit where cosmetic surgeries are performed
    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...
  • Women opting for surgery to get Michelle Obama's arms

    Women opting for surgery to get Michelle Obama's arms
    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-...
  • Plastic surgery group cites Michele Obama in procedure's growth

    Plastic surgery group cites Michele Obama in procedure's growth
    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...
  • Keep the kids safe around lawn mowers

     
    It's that time of year again — time for kids and adults to start mowing the lawn. And with lawn-mowing season comes another sign of the season: Injuries from mowers. June is National Home Safety Month and five national medical organizations are...
  • The 2008 Image Index: winners and losers

    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...
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  • Cutting Back on Beauty Procedures?

    Cutting Back on Beauty Procedures?
    In the fall season opener of "Nip/Tuck," the sleek Los Angeles office of McNamara/Troy sat forlorn and empty, a voice-over reminding that when times are tough, one of the first things to go is the luxury of elective cosmetic surgery. That same scene...
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  • Stamford Physician Called Into Question

    Dr. Efraim Gomez-Zapata advertised himself as a pioneer in laser liposuction in the Hispanic community — at a discount rate, no less. But state health officials say the Stamford doctor's cut-rate surgeries came at a steep price. Twice in two...
  • Plastic surgery boosting careers?

    Plastic surgery boosting careers?
    The media, and its consumers, generally keep conversation about plastic surgery and careers pegged on a couple of figures: The aging Hollywood idol and the would-be Hollywood idol. Cosmetic surgery is de rigueur in the movie and TV business--pretty...
  • Amid economic pain, Americans cut back on cosmetic surgery

    Amid economic pain, Americans cut back on cosmetic surgery
    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...