Category Archives: Cosmetic Surgery

New Book Examines Relationship Between Economy and Plastic Surgery

Though President Ronald Reagan is often credited with ending the Cold War and having a hand in bringing down the Berlin Wall, in her book American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection, author Laurie Essig asserts that The Gipper’s trickle down economic theories have made plastic surgery more readily available to […]


Cosmetic Surgery Gives Some Unemployed a Boost

With unemployment rates still lingering around 10%, many people are working hard to give their professional lives and resumes a lift. Some savvy individuals, however, are turning to a somewhat less conventional method for getting back into the workforce—cosmetic surgery. According to the Chicago Tribune, older workers are considering a “nip and tuck to stay […]


Aussies Check Plastic Surgery Off To-Do List

  As the Christmas holiday approaches, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has seen a spike in cosmetic surgery procedures, according to a story in the Herald Sun. Since the holiday season is often an artificial deadline for some people, says Peter Callahan, the president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, people are increasingly […]


Best Time for Plastic Surgery? Early 50s, Says Survey

One in three women said they are concerned enough with their appearance that they would consider plastic surgery, according to a UK survey covered in the Daily Mail. The sample from the survey included 3,000 women ages 40 to 65 and asked questions about specific procedures as well as the ideal celebrity appearance for women […]


Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: What Matters to Patients?

A recent study published in Annals of Plastic Surgery examines patient behavior when looking for a plastic surgeon. Doctors at the Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute of University of California said they wanted to “evaluate the relative importance of attributes that influence the selection and decision-making process when choosing a plastic surgeon.” To better understand […]

  • Posted on: Nov 12 2010
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ASPS Plastic Surgeons Gather This Weekend for Annual Meeting

Friday, October 1st will kick off the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Held in Toronto, Ontario, the conference will be attended by plastic surgeons and physicians from all around the world. Presentations will focus on the hottest plastic surgery topics, technologies and current research.  Attendance could surpass 5,000 plastic surgeons, […]

  • Posted on: Sep 27 2010
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Worldwide Plastic Surgery Trends Uncovered in Survey

The first international survey of plastic surgeons has been completed, providing data on the worldwide number of cosmetic procedures performed by board certified plastic surgeons in 2009. Thanks to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we can now better understand the growth of this medical specialty. Liposuction was the single most popular cosmetic surgery, […]

  • Posted on: Aug 16 2010
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Reality Television Viewers Show Greater Interest in Cosmetic Surgery

At Rutgers University, professors of psychology found correlations between interest in plastic surgery and viewing of “surgical makeover” reality TV shows.  According to results of their research, people who watch these reality shows are more likely to be interested in changing their appearance through cosmetic surgery. In one study, the authors surveyed 170 participants and […]

  • Posted on: Aug 16 2010
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Survey Reveals Motivating Factors for Specific Procedures

The latest issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery includes a study about psychosocial predictors of interest regarding specific plastic surgery procedures.  According to authors of the study, certain physical, social and psychological factors can predict interest in breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and abdominoplasty. The results were based on a survey conducted of 3500 (1862 respondents) […]

  • Posted on: May 24 2010
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Moms Inspire Daughters to Undergo Cosmetic Surgery

This mother’s day, we found several stories about moms influencing daughters to change their appearance.  More mother-daughter pairs are apparently choosing get cosmetic surgery. If your mother had a successful rhinoplasty, would you do the same?  One young woman gives her compelling nose-job story to Elle, discussing the years she spent deliberating about the operation […]

  • Posted on: May 10 2010
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