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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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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...
  • Cosmetic surgery: Think first

    Cosmetic surgery: Think first
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Enhance your look

    Enhance your look
    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...
  • Stem cell face-lifts on unproven ground

    Stem cell face-lifts on unproven ground
    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...
  • Find a reputable plastic surgeon

    Find a reputable plastic surgeon
    There's more to finding a reputable plastic surgeon than simply looking at advertisements or going through business listings. Whether you're looking for a plastic surgeon for reconstructive or elective surgery, do your research before making your final...
  • Too young for cosmetic surgery?

    Too young for cosmetic surgery?
    Cosmetic plastic surgery at any age offers benefits while carrying risks. Are the risks worth taking when you're still a teen? Why Teens Get Cosmetic Plastic Surgery According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), teens who request...
  • Nips & Tucks After Weight Loss

    Nips & Tucks After Weight Loss
    If you have sagging skin due to extreme and rapid weight loss—for example, following gastric bypass surgery—you may want to consider body contouring surgery to help you reduce, tighten, reshape and tone the excess flab and fat. What is Body...
  • Taking Metrosexual to the Next Level

    Taking Metrosexual to the Next Level
    What do business men, actors, newscasters and other celebrities have in common with the boy next door? They're increasingly turning to plastic surgeons to improve their looks. Men and boys' cosmetic procedures in 2009 numbered 898,379. Compared to...