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October 6, 2015

Plastic Surgery, Business and Men

The Plastic Surgery Channel –

Our society places a high value on looking young and fit. Today, men of all ages and all walks of life are requesting plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. Some looking for a balanced nose, eyelid lift or the removal of a muffin top.

October 6, 2015

Why This 6-Year-Old Got Plastic Surgery

Yahoo Parenting –

A 6-year-old boy who was getting bullied over his ears went under the knife to permanently change his look.

Gage Berger told Inside Edition that kids at school picked on him, saying “that I look like an elf and I have weird ears,” he explained. “I just don’t want to be made fun of.”

October 6, 2015

15-year-old loses 100 pounds to reach bodybuilding dream


At 15, MacKenzie Walker has accomplished more than most people twice her age. She's written a book. She's started a business, training and coaching clients online. She's amassed nearly 60,000 Instagram followers.

September 30, 2015

ASAPS Press Center - Are We Victims of "Scienceploitation"? New Study Shows Portrayals of Anti-Aging Stem Cell Tech Exploits Science to Market Products

New York, NY (September 30, 2015) – Cosmetic and anti-aging products and treatments that make claims regarding stem cell technology are increasingly popular despite a lack of evidence for either the safety or efficacy of such products. Given the size of the personal care beauty industry, (expected to generate $265 billion by 2017,) and the high-profile nature of stem cell research, this is part of a larger trend whereby the language of newer areas of science is leveraged by marketers.

September 21, 2015

Researchers: Consumers should be wary of stem cell products ‘scienceploitation’ –

Patient education needs to improve on the use of stem cells in the aesthetics industry, to ensure an understanding of relevant science on the topic, according to a study in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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