Sep 27, 2013 — In pursuit of beauty, women around the globe subject themselves to complicated and bizarre, not to mention dangerous, procedures. In the West, that can mean going for darker skin. In Africa and parts of Asia, the opposite is the goal. Seriously, a sister just can't win.
Aug 2, 2013 — There's little research objectively measuring the aesthetic benefits of cosmetic surgery. In one study, people were considered by outside observers to be no more attractive after having face-lifts and other procedures, though they were judged to look a bit younger.
May 28, 2013 — The number of eyelid lifts paid for by Medicare more than tripled in a 10-year span, according to the Center for Public Integrity. The cost to U.S. taxpayers for the surgery rose to $80 million in 2011, the report says. In one year, a Florida surgeon billed Medicare for about 2,200 procedures.
Apr 16, 2012 — A big group of plastic surgeons say that chin enhancement was the fastest growing surgical procedure they performed for cosmetic purposes in the U.S. last year. More than 20,000 chin operations were performed in 2011, a 71 percent increase compared with 2010.
Feb 13, 2012 — The American Society of Plastic Surgeons say demand for cosmetic surgery is rising as at the economy improves. For the second year in a row surgical procedures increased by 2 percent. Nonsurgical procedures, such as Botox injections.
Sep 1, 2011 — Manufacturers of silicone breast implants have done such a poor job of tracking patients that it's impossible to know if the devices have long-term health and safety risks, consumer advocates said a meeting of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration.
Jun 22, 2011 — In research on women who had breast augmentation before 2006, 20 to 40 percent of those who got silicone implants for cosmetic reasons had subsequent surgery to deal with problems. The proportion was even higher for women who got implants after treatment for breast cancer.
May 9, 2011 — Dallas Wiens looks nothing like he did before Nov. 13, 2008, when a horrific accident obliterated all his features and left him blind. Now, he has a new face after a transplant at a Boston hospital. And he's heading home to Texas.
Nov 26, 2007 — Why is it OK to bash people who have plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons?
Nov 26, 2007 — On today's show, what is rich?, Middle East talks, Selling organs, Plastic surgery.