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  • Plastic surgery procedures increase among Hispanic population

    Despite the economic downturn that financially affected millions of Americans over the last several years, a recent report shows that the number of plastic surgery procedures is up in nearly every ethnic group, with the largest increase happening among the Hispanic population. 

  • South Korea introduces tax on plastic surgery procedures

    South Korea's Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced last week that it will apply a tax rate on plastic surgery procedures performed in Seoul, the nation's capital that has become known as the unofficial "beauty belt" for cosmetic surgery. 

  • Germany pushes plastic surgery ban for minors

    The German government is moving forward on legislation that will outlaw elective plastic surgery for minors, reported The Local, an English-language German news outlet. The potential ban, which excludes cosmetic procedures done for medical reasons, has bipartisan support from the nation's current leading parties, the Christian Democratic Union and the Social Democratic Party of Germany. 

  • Plastic surgery impacts beauty standards in Venezuela

    Many women might choose to get breast implants or other enhancement procedures to boost their own self-confidence, but are the results of plastic surgery reflecting what the world thinks about beauty as a whole? 

  • Bullying: Does it get better with plastic surgery?

    Little kids in the schoolyard might go around chanting, "Words will never hurt me," but we all know that excess teasing and bullying can have a damaging impact on self-esteem, classroom performance and relationships. In some cases, cyberbullying has even led to the tragic suicides of middle- and high-school students. 

    What if you could end bullying once and for all with a plastic surgery procedure? Recent news reports and trends suggest that this is exactly what American children and teenagers are doing. 

  • Plastic surgery and Marilyn Monroe: What is the real truth?

    "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," next to her plastic surgeon. Many have wondered if Monroe relied on plastic surgery to fill in nature's gaps and lately that speculation has increased. 

    X-rays of the Monroe's skull and medical records, alluding to cosmetic surgery on her chin and nose, will be auctioned in Beverly Hills on Nov. 10. Of note is that the right to medical privacy ends 50 years after a person's death and Monroe died 51 years ago. 

  • South Korea sees increase in 'Gangnam Style' face lifts

    Seoul has become the unofficial beauty belt for Asian women looking to enhance their facial features - particularly in the Gangnam​ district, an affluent neighborhood popularized by Korean pop star Psy's viral hit, "Gangnam Style." According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the South Korea capital has seen a spike in women traveling to the city to receive plastic surgery procedures.  

  • Federal court upholds the right of plastic surgeons to promote ABPS board certification

    A billboard depicts a tearful woman saying, "I didn't know my cosmetic surgeon wasn't a plastic surgeon." This is the most visible part of an ad campaign launched by the Utah Board of Plastic Surgery to increase public awareness that all plastic surgeons are not created equal. Basically, there are those with board certification in plastic surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and those that label themselves "cosmetic" or "plastic surgeons," but come from different specialties and are certified by different boards. 

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