Is Celebrity Plastic Surgery Speculation Ethical?

Is Celebrity Plastic Surgery Speculation Ethical?
​When model Hailey Bieber and her husband, singer Justin Bieber, recently made headlines for threatening to sue a plastic surgeon over some TikTok videos, it raised some interesting questions. It all happened when a Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon made a TikTok video suggesting which plastic surgery procedures Hailey Bieber may have had over the ...
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Patients Requesting In-Home Plastic Surgery

Patients Requesting In-Home Plastic Surgery
​There's no doubt that quarantine life has thrown us all for a loop, and for some of us, it has created a lot of free time. While many Americans have used this newfound time to take up a new hobby, flood social media and reconnect with friends and family from a safe distance, for some people it has created the perfect time for healing from plastic ...
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Doctors Caution Against Foreign Plastic Surgery Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Doctors Caution Against Foreign Plastic Surgery Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
​Despite the spread of COVID-19, Japan has recently experienced a boom in patients requesting plastic surgery. But experts are concerned that the time is still not right to get back into the swing of things. With the coronavirus somewhat stabilizing in Japan, many patients are looking for things to get back to normal and booking plastic surgery pro...
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Will Web Conferencing Usher in a New Era of Plastic Surgery?

Will Web Conferencing Usher in a New Era of Plastic Surgery?
If you've been following plastic surgery trends, you may have already heard of Snapchat Dysmorphia, the condition that causes people to compare their actual appearance to the appearance they achieve using filters on social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram. But now, a new trend has emerged from the use of technology, and this time it's hitting...
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China Sees Surge in Plastic Surgery Popularity

China Sees Surge in Plastic Surgery Popularity
Plastic surgery isn't just becoming increasingly common in the United States, it's also growing in popularity in places like Korea and China. China in particular is seeing a surge in young people wanting plastic surgery, especially on their faces. "They want to look more Western in many cases," says Dr. Ryan Mitchell, a plastic surgeon from Henders...
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How to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

How to Reduce COVID-19 Risk
With COVID-19 (aka the coronavirus) spreading quickly around the world, many are ramping up their efforts to prevent this serious illness. The coronavirus began in Wuhan, China, but has since spread across the globe, with pockets of the illness now forming in the United States. Though some cases have proven to be fatal, it is not known exactly how ...
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Is Workplace Competition Fueling an Increase in Male Plastic Surgery?

Is Workplace Competition Fueling an Increase in Male Plastic Surgery?
​You've probably heard of the "Mommy Makeover," but there's a new wave of plastic surgery in town, and it's turning the tides on who is getting cosmetic procedures done in America. The "Daddy Do-over" is growing in popularity among men, who, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, have increased their rate of cosmetic and s...
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How Accurate Are Online Surgery Videos?

How Accurate Are Online Surgery Videos?
​When you research a topic online, where do you begin your search? For an increasing number of Americans, the answer to that question is YouTube. The video-hosting site is said to have over 2 billion users worldwide, and that number isn't going down anytime soon. From unboxing videos for kids to how-to videos on just about anything, YouTube is a on...
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Instagram Bans Plastic Surgery App

Instagram Bans Plastic Surgery App
​A lot has been said about those plastic surgery-themed "selfie" apps that have crept up on social media in the past few years. Some argue they're good and can help potential surgery patients visualize what they could look like with a surgical procedure. Others are vehemently against them, saying they create self-esteem issues in those who use them...
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Rushing Recovery Is a Bad Idea

Rushing Recovery Is a Bad Idea
​Hockey players are made of some tough stock. After all, you have to be to take all that roughhousing and stick swinging, all while maintaining your speed and balance on thin metal blades. But recently, one hockey player, Rocco Grimaldi, showed just how tough he is when he took a hockey puck to the mouth during team practice. In the incident, the 2...
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Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation

Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation
​Are you unhappy with the look, feel or shape of your breasts? Have you noticed changes over time that include a drooping or sagging appearance? Have you considered surgical options but shied away because of fear of scarring or looking unnatural? The good news is that advances in both implant design and modern medicine have made breast augmentation...
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Correcting Injuries with Plastic Surgery

Correcting Injuries with Plastic Surgery
​We all know that in life, accidents can happen. Whether it's a slip of the knife when making dinner or a fall from a bicycle or other vehicular accident, even the most careful individuals can easily injure themselves in the right circumstances. Thankfully for those who have suffered certain types of physical injuries, there are treatment options a...
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Groundbreaking Surgery Could Provide New Hope

Groundbreaking Surgery Could Provide New Hope
For many veterans, returning to daily life can be extremely challenging. For those who also happen to have severe combat injuries, that return to normal can be nearly impossible. But thanks to a crew of gifted plastic surgeons and urologic surgeons, a wounded veteran who lost both legs, portions of his stomach and his entire penis and scrotum is no...
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Should Plastic Surgery Be Tax Deductible?

Should Plastic Surgery Be Tax Deductible?
When Queensland, Australia-based model Jasmin Shojai lobbied her local government to allow models to deduct plastic and cosmetic procedures from their taxes, her request was denied. Much like lawmakers here in the United States, Australian lawmakers do not feel that cosmetic enhancements are medically necessary or required to fulfill the duties of ...
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Some Plastic Surgery Procedures May Require Maintenance

Some Plastic Surgery Procedures May Require Maintenance
​Plastic surgery is a significant investment for most people. That's why when selecting a cosmetic or plastic surgeon, reviews are so important. You want to be sure you're getting the best results for your money. But even under the best circumstances, there are things you should know about plastic surgery: namely that the results will change over t...
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When Weight Loss Isn't Enough

When Weight Loss Isn't Enough
​For the millions of people who lose weight in America each year, getting to their goal is often the end of a difficult journey. But for some, even despite the loss of hundreds of pounds, the journey is never quite complete. That's because, despite losing body fat, some people are left with hanging, excess skin. That skin can add bulk where there i...
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Boomers and Plastic Surgery

Boomers and Plastic Surgery
​If you read the headlines, you're probably already aware that when it comes to plastic surgery trends, millennials and generation Z are leading the pack. With their desire to be selfie-ready at any moment along with the trend of preventative plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures to prevent the signs of aging, younger generations also don't see t...
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Changing Attitudes Toward Male Plastic Surgery

Changing Attitudes Toward Male Plastic Surgery
 A new report by the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed some interesting new perspectives on male plastic surgery. Procedures on men have skyrocketed nearly 30 percent over the past 18 years, with some procedures growing in popularity by 671 percent. With those rising rates in mind, JAMA examined people's thoughts behind ...
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Fashion Trend May Be Inspiring Surgery

Fashion Trend May Be Inspiring Surgery
​Historically speaking, plastic surgery has always been a field of medicine influenced by popular culture trends. Angelina Jolie's lips inspired many women to seek collagen fillers, and Kim Kardashian's backside has been credited with an increased number of Brazilian Butt-Lifts. But now, a new trend may be influencing plastic surgery, and it has mo...
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Male Plastic Surgery on the Rise Again

Male Plastic Surgery on the Rise Again
​Cosmetic surgery is a field of elective medicine that once seemed to be reserved for the very rich and famous in society. For the rest of the population, it was too expensive, vain or stigmatized. But the times, they are a-changing - so much so that plastic surgery rates have increased year after year for decades, and it's not just among the 1 per...
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