Study finds that cost deters many from plastic surgery

A new study reveals that nearly a quarter (23 percent) of Americans would get plastic surgery if cost were not an issue.

February 10, 2012
Categories: Plastic Surgery News


Study confirms effectiveness and safety of popular cosmetic procedures

A new study, conducted by researchers at the Northwestern University (NU) Feinberg School of Medicine, confirms that some popular cosmetic procedures are both safe and effective when performed by qualified individuals.

February 8, 2012
Categories: Body Contouring News, Breast Surgery News, Plastic Surgery News


Chris Christie signs bill to cut NJ plastic surgery tax

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has signed into effect a bill that will end the so-called "Botax" in the state, which imposes a 6 percent tax on plastic surgeries and other elective procedures.

February 7, 2012
Categories: Cosmetic Medicine News, Injectables, Plastic Surgery News


Plastic surgeon reveals his innermost thoughts to New York Magazine

“Liposuction is my least favorite procedure. It’s boring. I hate it.” These are the words of a plastic surgeon reporting anonymously to New York Magazine on January 8, 2012.

February 6, 2012
Categories: Body Contouring News, Plastic Surgery News


In South Korea double eyelid surgery is so 90s; so is a nose job

In South Korea, size matters. In a country where double eyelid surgery to get bigger eyes is frequently a high school gift, there is a new plastic surgery trend that is rapidly gathering steam.  No matter that it involves months of postsurgical recovery. South Koreans are undergoing double-jaw surgery, an excruciating process that involves reconfiguring and aligning the upper and lower jaws. The goal: to make their faces smaller.  In the United States, this painful surgery is usually done to correct congenital facial deformities.

February 2, 2012
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News



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