Cosmedic Blog

By Ann Kaplan Mulholland

Celebs Come (Proudly) Clean About Cosmetic Work

It often seems, plastic surgery’s massive modern prevalence notwithstanding, that much of the energy swirling around the subject is expended in efforts of denial. Most everyone upon whom speculation about possible plastic surgical dalliances is cast works muscularly to deflect the stuff. That they do is a sincere mystery. Plastic surgery is terrifically commonplace now. All told, there were 15.9 million surgical...


Teens Worried How “Normal” Their Genitals Are Seek Help

By Ann Kaplan More young women than ever are worried about the aesthetics of their genitals and, says a new study out of Australia, are approaching their GPs to explore their options for addressing them. Girls as young as 15 are seeking advice about genital cosmetic surgery, says the new study from the University of Melbourne. Published last month in the British Medical Journal, it is the first to extensively...


North Korea Loosens its Grip

It’s ironic that cosmetic surgery, a procedure ostensibly designed to improve people’s superficial appearance, can have so many layers beneath the surface. Consider, for example, an ascending trend in North Korea that’s seeing demand for such surgery increase in response to its apparent correlation with overseas job opportunities. According to online North Korean publication DailyNK, young women in that country are...


Muffin Top Shaming Poster Draws Ire

It was, to be sure, a sign of the times. In an entirely conventional overture for this day and age, a Michigan plastic surgery clinic recently erected a billboard above the streaming lines of traffic that traverse the Interstate 94 of downtown Jackson, a little town in the centre of the state. A photo of two giant muffins, their yellow cakiness spilling over the blue paper cups that struggle to contain them,...


ISAPS Just-Out Stats Show Plastic Surgery on the Climb

More individuals had plastic surgery in the US in 2013 than anywhere else in the world, knocking the country up to a top-spot post that beat out its next closest contender by almost 100 percent. But for the first time, Brazil edged out the States for number of surgical procedures performed (the same country that hosted the most posterior enhancements in 2013). So says the International...