Vloggers are sharing their stories with millions of viewers. This is what I learned from watching them. I’ve always been intrigued by those who have undergone plastic surgery and are open and even enthusiastic to discuss the procedure with people they scarcely know. My interest may stem from a small but impactful incident that occurred when I was 16 years…

Brandon Liberati

On the latest season of Bravo TV’s “Newlyweds: The First Year”, viewers saw celebrity hair stylist Brandon Liberati and his husband, fitness expert/author Craig Ramsay, deal with Brandon’s gynecomastia surgery. Caused by an estrogen and testosterone hormonal imbalance, gynecomastia (the swelling of the breast tissue in boys and men) affects up to 65% of middle-aged and older men. Zwivel’s Susan Hornik…

 1. Dubai is the plastic surgery capital of the Middle East.   2. “You get the credit, someone else pays for it.” Fortis Plastic Surgery Loans, Turkey   3. Close to 7,000 ear-pinning procedures are performed every year in South Korea...   4. ... but eyelid and nose surgeries are even more popular (108,000 and 103,000 procedures in 2014).   5. The motorized…

Proportionate harmony - that’s the key to getting a body that will turn heads. Breast augmentation has been the most popular procedure in North America for several years, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and I must say that it’s the most requested procedure at my practice as well. I’ve been a plastic surgeon for over 30 years,…

plastic surgery in thailand

In 2014 Americans spent almost $13 billion on surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, and with some procedures at the hands of foreign doctors costing pennies on the U.S. dollar, medical tourism is booming. According to Patients Beyond Borders, the average range of savings for the most-traveled destinations can be of as much as 90%, with countries such as India, Malaysia,…

plastic surgery for superman

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of male cosmetic procedures has more than doubled over the past twenty years. We asked our panel of expert surgeons Dr. Brian D. Cohen, Dr. Robert Brueck, Dr. Jon Kurkjian and Dr. Wayne Wertheim to tell us about their male patients’ motivations, the procedures they’re opting for, and how the…

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In my teenage years I was lucky enough to be blessed with clear skin, and rarely suffered from acne outbreaks. As an adult I started experiencing skin hyperpigmentation, a fairly common condition caused by the overproduction of melanin in certain spots on the skin. Adult acne, which affects nearly 70% of grown women, also became an occasional concern. This made…

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