The Surprising Trend Causing Increase in Vaginoplasty

Though it has been around for decades, the vaginoplasty procedure did not become mainstream until around the year 2000. Since then, it has increased dramatically – up 49 percent in 2014 alone. But while women undergo vaginoplasties for many different reasons, one new motivation that’s gaining traction may surprise you.

Travel Surgery Patients Stranded Due to New Look

Plastic surgery tourism, the act of traveling to a foreign country to undergo lower-cost plastic surgery procedures, is on the incline. According to Patients Beyond Borders (PBB), the number of Americans traveling abroad to undergo plastic surgery procedures is increasing by about 15 to 20 percent a year. In fact, PBB estimates 1.4 million Americans will travel abroad for medical … Read More

Do Plastic Surgeons Have a Professional Code of Conduct?

Recently, a New York-based plastic surgeon made headlines when his Snapchat surgery video raised some eyebrows at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The doctor was seen on the social media site dancing around the operating room, joking and making cute videos while his patient lay unconscious on the operating table. But while the … Read More

Handle Post-Op Questions From Family and Friends With Finesse

For many people, the holiday season is a time to reunite with friends and family members you haven’t seen all year. But if you’ve recently had plastic surgery or a cosmetic procedure, the anticipation of these gatherings can leave you feeling anxious and stressed. Will they like your new look? Will they notice? Will they say you made a mistake? … Read More