More People Turning to Social Media to Find Plastic Surgeons

More People Turning to Social Media to Find Plastic Surgeons
​ Where do you go to select a plastic surgeon? You should go to a reputable accrediting society first, but a growing number of patients are turning to social media sites like Snapchat and Instagram to find a plastic surgeon. But is this a good idea? "The problem with using social media to select a practitioner is, patients have no way to know if wh...
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Cosmetic Surgery Experiment Causes Backlash

Cosmetic Surgery Experiment Causes Backlash
​ A popular Instagram celebrity and drag queen named Elliott Joseph Rentz, who goes by the drag name Alexis Stone, is speaking out against a barrage of bullying he endured after posting what has been referred to as performance art. The experiment occurred when Rentz pretended to undergo major facial plastic surgery, revealing his new face to his le...
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Patients Duped into Hotel Room Plastic Surgery in Houston

Patients Duped into Hotel Room Plastic Surgery in Houston
It's becoming more and more common here in America: Innocent men and women being fooled by unqualified and fly-by-night persons posing as plastic surgeons. They promise big discounts over board-certified plastic surgeons - and they're literally making a killing doing it. The latest crime originated in Houston, where an anonymous woman has stepped f...
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Allure Magazine Lists Top Plastic Surgery Trends for 2019

Allure Magazine Lists Top Plastic Surgery Trends for 2019
The new year means plenty of annual lists. Whether they're commemorating the year past or welcoming the year that's about to begin, annual lists give us pause to reflect and to get excited for what's to come. In that spirit, Allure magazine has released its list of "Biggest Plastic Surgery Trends for 2019," and the winners may surprise you. "The bi...
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More Reasons to Avoid Plastic Surgery Tourism

More Reasons to Avoid Plastic Surgery Tourism
For years, Western patients considering plastic surgery have been cautioned against going abroad for trips dubbed "plastic surgery tourism." Though drastically less money than some domestic procedures, foreign plastic surgery can be a big risk, often with unaccredited doctors and substandard care metrics that have left patients dead or seriously di...
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What’s Behind the Beauty Boom in India?

What’s Behind the Beauty Boom in India?
A country known mainly for its rich culture and delicious food, India is becoming known for something quite different: a burgeoning beauty market. But what is behind this new interest in beauty? If sources are to be believed, it's a combination of several factors. Dr. Ryan Mitchell is a plastic surgeon based in Henderson, Nevada, who has been follo...
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BAAPS Calls for British Ban on Brazilian Butt-Lift Procedure

BAAPS Calls for British Ban on Brazilian Butt-Lift Procedure
A quick internet search of the phrase "Brazilian Butt-Lift" is not for the faint of heart – and it has nothing to do with graphic descriptions or before-and-after surgery photos. The scariest thing about the popular derriere-enhancing procedure is not the results, but the surgery itself. That's because, as the headlines show, the Brazilian Butt-Lif...
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Can Plastic Surgery Videos on YouTube Be Trusted?

Can Plastic Surgery Videos on YouTube Be Trusted?
A recent study by Rutgers University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association publication JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery has revealed that a majority of the most popular, so-called "educational" plastic surgery videos on YouTube are more marketing material than actual education. But while this may not be surprising, experts argue i...
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Another Travel Surgery Warning

Another Travel Surgery Warning
Experts are warning plastic surgery patients once again to beware of foreign plastic surgery trips after a 29-year-old woman from Leeds, England, died while undergoing a Brazilian Butt-Lift procedure in Turkey recently. The procedure removes fat from areas around the body such as the stomach and thighs, and then transfers that fat into the buttocks...
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Lip-Lifts Are the New Trend in Plastic Surgery

Lip-Lifts Are the New Trend in Plastic Surgery
In 2018, it's safe to say if there's something you don't like about your appearance, there's a product - or a surgery - that can fix it. Don't like your hair color? Dye it. Don't like your weight? Diet. Don't like the philtral length between your upper lip and the bottom of your nose? Well, there's a fix for that, too, and it's called a lip-lift. M...
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Is Kybella Facing a Backlash?

Is Kybella Facing a Backlash?
Chances are, if you have tried to lose weight before, you are all too familiar with the notion that some deposits of body fat are easier to lose than others. One area that many people struggle to shed excess fat from is the chin. Called submental fullness, extra fat in the chin (also known as a double chin) was once nearly impossibly to lose. That ...
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