Vogue delivers the “skinny” on vitamins

On a recent spa visit to Mexico, a Vogue beauty editor underwent a thorough airport bag search because of a bulging Ziploc of vitamins. With humiliation came clarity of vision. Were all these vitamins really necessary? So, she consulted five experts in health and nutrition and pared down her daily vitamin intake.

January 6, 2011


Doctor facing charges due to patient’s death after laser liposuction

A medical commission in California recently charged a doctor at a Bellevue body contouring facility with professional misconduct in the wake of a patient’s death. Officials claim that he failed to perform a laser-assisted liposuction procedure up to state standards resulting in the death of a patient, NBC affiliate KING reports.

January 5, 2011
Categories: Patient Safety


Doctors reconstruct boy's jaw with rib bone

Just six months after a 12-year-old boy underwent ambitious reconstructive surgery on his jaw, the active seventh grader was back on the soccer field and living a relatively normal life. The surgeon who performed the surgery removed a piece of the patient's rib and used it to recreate his jawbone, the California-based Palo Alto Patch reports.

January 4, 2011
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News


Plastic surgery in China has growing pains

Fashion-conscious women add inches to the frame by wearing high heels. Ask any board-certified plastic surgeon in the States to make you taller and he will present choices ranging from Payless Shoes to Manolo Blahnik.

January 3, 2011


Officials warn consumers about cosmetic spa treatments

While spa treatments have grown in popularity in recent years, officials urge consumers to beware of unlicensed and unqualified individuals who may be offering to perform cosmetic procedures. Investigators in Illinois discovered that many spas in the area did not meet state compliance standards, the Chicago Tribune reports.

December 31, 2010
Categories: Patient Safety


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