April 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.
February 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.
September 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.
June 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.