| Sep 30, 2008
| 3:59 PM
Every year, trend spotter Faith Popcorn and her firm, Brain Reserve, releases a list of their predictions about cultural and societal trends in the upcoming year. While she just gave her thoughts on the future to Rachel Abramowitz, we thought we'd go back...
| Jul 31, 2009
Washington lawmakers are thinking about putting a tax on the price of beauty. The 'Botox Tax' as some are calling it would impose a 10% tax on every tummy tuck, nose job, hair plug or teeth whitening procedure - some say it's a tax on our vanity. The plan...
| Feb 17, 2010
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...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2009
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...
| Apr 10, 2009
LA JOLLA, Calif. - If you're thinking of heading to Mexico to save money on plastic surgery, you might want to think twice. When it comes to going under the knife, cheaper isn't necessarily better.
Anna Lisa Tournahau described her experience...
| Dec 28, 2008
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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2010
Disney's classic character Dumbo was all ears, and quite self-conscious about it.
Ironically, there are many children who would like to be able to fly away for the very same reason. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that...
| Jun 7, 2010
Bald is beautiful. Really? Says who? Obviously, for the millions of men, and in some cases, women, who struggle with " hair issues," bald is not an option.
A research study cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in seven...
| Jun 22, 2010
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup (micropigmentation) is a type of tattooing in which dye is embedded beneath the skin to add permanent color to eyebrows, eyes, lips, cheeks and other parts of the body to simulate makeup or restore lost...