In a Hairy Job Market, Can Transplants Aid the Balding?
from Los Angeles Times
The recession has caused patient volume at cosmetic-surgery facilities to fall by a third, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. With money so tight, it's hard for many people to contemplate spending thousands of dollars on face-lifts or boob jobs.
Nine Cosmetic Treatments to Rethink
'Non-surgical' doesn't always mean safe. Why these nine procedures and drugs could leave you disappointed—or worse.
Are Teens Mature Enough to Elect Cosmetic Surgery?
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
As more teenagers express interest in undergoing cosmetic surgery, researchers are asking critical questions about their motives, issues and whether young people are even equipped to make informed decisions regarding what are often permanent changes to their appearance.
from The Huffington Post
Everyone's doing it. Having their faces cut, sewn and injected so that they, too, can look as young as Jennifer Aniston ten years ago. With all the cosmetic tinkering going on - from stalwart injectables like Botox and Restylane to plastic surgery - just finding a natural 50 year-old- face in any urban area seems a near impossibility. Especially in today's non-existent job market where older women, not to mention men, have to compete with someone half their age simply to hold onto their job or find a new one. But cosmetic interventions are a major expenditure, compared to say, groceries, with surgery costing from $2,500 for a cheek implant to more than twice that much for a basic face lift and injectables running upwards of $500 a pop--all rarely covered by insurance. In the face of nose-diving portfolios and little disposable income to go around, should ridding the face of wrinkles really be a priority? For that matter, should it ever be a priority?
Give Yourself a Lift?
from Yorkshire Evening Post
Is it the recession or just male vanity that's to blame for the latest trend in cosmetic surgery for men? What do Dragons' Den millionaire Duncan Bannatyne, heart throb George Clooney and U2 front man Bono have in common? All three have undergone the knife in recent years to remove tired-looking eye bags. And it seems it's catching on.
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Over 60s Turn to Plastic Surgery
from This is Essex
Silver surgery looks to be booming as more and more over 60s get comfort from the surgeon's scalpel. New figures have shown a huge rise in the number of elderly men and women opting for a no-nonsense answer to defying the laws of gravity. In the past five years Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood has seen the number of older women, particularly those in their 60s and 70s, opting for some sort of cosmetic surgery increase by 303 percent. The number of men in the same age bracket has increased by 168 percent.
Enhancing Genitals the Latest Cosmetic Surgery Trend
from The Sun Daily
Women are showing more interest in having their genital area surgically enhanced, according to the authors of an article in a medical journal on midwifery and gynecology published in Stuttgart, southern Germany. Cosmetic surgery to alter the labia is the third most sought-after operation after facial and breast augmentation surgeries, the authors, psychologist Ada Borkenhagen and gynecologist Heribert Kentenich, said.
A Boom in Busts for Scottish Cosmetic Surgeons
from The Scotsman
In these times of belt-tightening and cutbacks, you would have thought cosmetic surgeons would be left twiddling their scalpels. But it seems the credit crunch is actually providing an unexpected boost for the industry, with the number of people in Edinburgh, Scotland undergoing expensive cosmetic surgery – particularly breast enlargements – on the rise.
Get a Prescription for Long Lashes
from NBC News – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Some women are putting down their mascara and picking up a drug that promises longer and thicker eyelashes. Lumigan was originally produced to treat glaucoma. But after patients noticed it also grew their lashes, Allergan got the Food and Drug Administration to approve the drug for lash treatments. "We finally have a cosmetic drug that will give us the benefits that we wanted to have -- longer lashes, darker lashes, thicker lashes," Dr. Fiona Wright said. "But we also have the safety to back it."