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Los Angeles TimesIn better economic times, some in search of youth and beauty thought nothing of plunking down thousands of dollars for a cosmetic procedure. These days, tummy tucks are on sale. What's more, recent figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic...
Booster ShotsIt's good to know the economic downturn isn't leaving Americans down in the mouth -- or thick in the thigh, for that matter. Statistics released Tuesday by two cosmetic surgery groups found no lack of takers for Botox, liposuction, face-lifts......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGood doctors used to be identified by fairly standard measures: where they trained, whether they were board-certified and if they were in good standing with the state medical board. But the explosion of reality TV shows in the last four years has upset...
Tags: Death, Surgery, Television, Tuck (tv program), Oprah Winfrey
McClatchy NewspapersQ: I would like to have my tummy tucked, but my best friend disagrees with me. What are your thoughts on this? A: You are not alone in considering plastic surgery. But you should wisely weigh the pros and cons first. About 1.9 million of the 11...
Tags: Surgery, Health, Drugs and Medicines, Liposuction, Breast
The Hartford CourantDr. Efraim Gomez-Zapata advertised himself as a pioneer in laser liposuction in the Hispanic community — at a discount rate, no less. But state health officials say the Stamford doctor's cut-rate surgeries came at a steep price. Twice in two...
Tags: Connecticut, Surgery, Crimes, Drugs and Medicines, Liposuction
When the nurses wheeled Ana Rodarte into the operating room at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, she was already dopey from the sedative she'd been given in pre-op. A heart monitor began to capture her drowsy rhythms. The anesthesiologist covered...
Daily PressAmanda Wroten, 27, had two surgeries that dramatically changed her life. In '06, she had abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck that removed seven pounds of extra skin after her weight dropped naturally from 240 to 125 pounds. Now her knees feel and act better and...
Here are average national costs of selected cosmetic surgeries and procedures. Numbers are the physician/surgeon fee; facility fee, anesthesia and other surgical costs are not included. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck): $5,263 Silicone breast augmentation:...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBeirut Forget getting behind on your payments. Maysa, a 31-year-old accountant, is making payments on her behind. For years the Beirut resident felt uncomfortable with her derriere. She tried dieting, exercise and weight-loss pills, to no avail. Then...
Tags: Surgery, Liposuction, Breast, Rhinoplasty, Public Relations
Body Contouring by Dr. Dennis Nigro MD, FACS, FICS Body contouring in plastic surgery mirrors the evolution of plastic surgery in general. Early reconstructive efforts that were done for posttraumatic or post delivery changes paved the way for an...
Tags: Surgery, Aging, Plastic Surgery, Liposuction, Breast
Sometimes after multiple pregnancies or large weight loss, abdominal muscles weaken, and skin in the area becomes flabby. Abdominoplasty, sometimes called a Tummy Tuck, can tighten the abdominal muscles and, in some instances, improve stretch marks. In...
Tags: Health, Hospitals and Clinics, Muscle, Abdomen
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