More than 1,000 South American women who have breast implants made by a bankrupt French company are taking legal action to get money for replacement surgery, attorneys said Tuesday.
When Rowena Macintosh was deciding on whether or not to get breast implants, she told the operating surgeon that she was concerned about leaking silicone from the implants.
CNN's Atika Shubert reports on one woman's ordeal after receiving defective breast implants.
French government to pay for the removal of potentially defective breast implants if the surgery was for reconstruction.
The French government will pay for tens of thousands of women to have silicone breast implants removed over concerns about a possible link to a rare form of cancer, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday.
Makers of silicone breast implants have not followed up on thousands of women who received them as required by the Food and Drug Administration as a condition of approval, agency advisers said Wednesday.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks a new FDA report that says breast implants are safe, but will likely require additional surgery.
Chimp attack victim Charla Nash receives a full face transplant, but her hand transplant fails.
As the U.S. economy gets a lift, so do faces.
While the search for inner beauty is this month drawing Muslims to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage, a different kind of search -- this time for beauty of a more obvious kind -- is drawing many from the Middle East to another location.
CNN's Brooke Anderson explains a new reality show that pits bride-to-be against bride-to-be for plastic surgery.
Money, husbands, record deals or a free stay at a celebrity sober living house.
Nicole Kidman's nose. Angelina Jolie's lips. Plastic surgeons say they get these very specific requests regularly and usually oblige.
Kim Kardashian pleads with a fan to not get plastic surgery to look like her.
The world's first full face transplant recipient appeared in public for the first time Monday. The patient, identified only as Oscar, appeared at a press conference at University Hospital Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, Spain.
Thinking about having a nose job or facelift? You may be more pleased with the results if you're older--or if you're being treated for depression, a new study suggests.
A new California law named for rapper Kanye West's late mother requiring a physical exam and medical history before cosmetic surgeries isn't likely to lead to better patient safety, some cosmetic surgeons said.
Fans will be forgiven if they don't recognize Heidi Montag.
Following the death of a former Miss Argentina after complications arising from plastic surgery, questions are being raised about the risks of cosmetic surgery.
The talk host reveals how she sat down with her 9-year-old son to discuss plastic surgery
When Argentine beauty queen Solange Magnano approached Dr. Guillermo Blugerman in 2004 about helping her achieve a flatter stomach, the plastic surgeon says, he obliged with liposuction. But when she returned five years later requesting silicone injections for a higher, firmer rear end, he turned her away.
The recent death of former Miss Argentina and model Solange Magnano is raising a lot of questions about the risks of cosmetic surgery. But even non-surgical beauty procedures can carry with them serious risks -- especially if the doctor performing them isn't a specialist.
CNN's Brian Byrnes explains why Argentina has become a magnet for cosmetic surgery tourism.
James Brandon is concerned about getting old and looking older. So the 44-year-old events planner from Canada decided on plastic surgery to help bring his boyish looks back.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why the 22 hour face transplant is so extraordinary.
Doctors chose a woman who survived a shotgun wound to her face as the first recipient of a face transplant after treating her for nearly four years.
In 2004, a bullet ripped away Connie Culp's nose, cheeks and upper jaw. Metal fragments sprayed into her skull and stripped her face away, leaving nothing except for her eyes, her chin and forehead.
Annabel Newell has grown used to people complimenting her breasts.
Usher's wife went into cardiac arrest while under anesthesia for liposuction, a Brazilian surgeon confirms to PEOPLE
The former tennis phenom enjoys being out of the limelight – and with Enrique Iglesias
Plastic surgery, once the domain of the well-to-do female in her fifties, has become the obsession of the least affluent segment of younger Internet users
She calls claims she had a second nose job and breast augmentation "ridiculous"
CNN's Phil Black reports on Miss Bimbo, an online game for young girls that has triggered outrage in Britain.
A Web site that encourages girls as young as seven to give virtual dolls breast implants and put them on crash diets has caused concern among parents and children's activists.
The current economic downturn could give a nip and tuck to the $10 billion cosmetic surgery market, but simple consumer vanity may outweigh recession fears.
The death of Heath Ledger has drawn attention to the dangers of legal prescription drugs. CNN's Alina Cho has more.
The Food and Drug Administration may have caused pandemonium on Park Avenue and Rodeo Drive with its announcemenet late last week of a safety review of the famed cosmetic therapy, Botox. But on Wall Street at least a few financial analysts are advising investors to buy shares of Botox maker Allergan while they're cheap.
Allergan's stock took a dive on Friday after the Food and Drug Administration said its Botox had been linked to severe side-effects, including death in children being treated for cerebral palsy.
Dr. Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon who performed liposuction and breast reduction surgery on Kanye West's mom one day before her Nov. 10 death, says the repercussions have nearly ruined his practice.
TIME's Andrea Sachs talks with the style-and-fashion authority about her new book
Colleen Hiltbrunner spent two years researching her dream trip to South Africa. But she wasn't looking for the perfect safari lodge. She was hunting for the right cosmetic surgeon.
Michele Trobaugh regrets the day she heard a radio advertisement for Dr. Jan Adams.
Ashley Tisdale made her first public appearance Friday night since undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure on Nov. 30.
High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale had a rhinoplasty procedure on Friday in Los Angeles, the actress confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
"If it sounds too good to be true, it is." Remember that axiom if you're considering cosmetic surgery. A nose job, tummy tuck or breast lift may change your appearance, but it probably won't fundamentally change your life.
Know what you're getting into before you choose plastic surgery. CNN's Judy Fortin explains.
The plastic surgeon who operated on hip-hop star Kanye West's mother the day before she died abruptly walked off the set of CNN's "Larry King Live" Tuesday, saying he was honoring a request from her family.
Kanye West has pulled out of performing at the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, due to the death of his mother, Donda West, Entertainment Tonight reports.
Doctor for Kanye West's mother great on camera, but what about the operating room? CNN's David Mattingly reports
The Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West's mother a day before she died is in trouble with the Medical Board of California over several DUI cases and has had judgments against him in at least two malpractice cases, according to legal documents filed in California.
Capt. Ed Winter of the L.A. County coroner's office has the latest in the investigation into the death Kanye West's mom.
CNN's Brooke Anderson has the latest on the death of Kanye West's mother Donda.
An autopsy on the body of Donda West, mother of hip-hop mogul Kanye West, was inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner said Tuesday.
AH, VANITY, THY NAME IS...BOOMER?
It's been around for years, but Botox is still one of the most popular anti-wrinkle products on the market. Its manufacturer reports more than 3 million procedures were performed in 2005. CNN Medical Correspondent Judy Fortin found out how it works from Dr. Harold Brody, a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia.
With, oh, maybe a little touch-up around the edges, you can be the30-year-old you still think you are. (Well, almost.) Here's what it will cost.
Seekers of eternal youth get collagen injections every few months, but the newly public company Artes Medical has a longer-lasting wrinkle remover in the works.
Vacuuming fat from more than 455,000 patients - and some $1.2 billion out of their wallets - made liposuction the No. 1 cosmetic-surgery procedure in the U.S. in 2005. Like many operations, standar...
Two very handsome male cosmetic surgeons slice and dice up a female client on an operating table as classical music drifts from an expensive sound system.
Stock prices for breast implant makers surged on Monday, following the FDA's decision on Friday to approve silicone implants, ending a 14-year ban for most women.
The FDA is allowing silicone breast implants to be sold again, 14 years after they were removed from the market by the same agency over questions of safety.
FDA approved silicone implants Friday, ending America's 14-year hiatus.
In December 2004, Dr. Bruce Brown and his wife, Bridget, got a call around seven in the evening from a man who had seen the sales listing for their Columbia, S.C., house. He asked if he could come ...
The market for injectable wrinkle removers is about to get bigger, but it's also about to get crowded.
Imagine having had the good fortune to buy Stryker shares in 1990, before artificial joints became the standard of care for worn-out hips and knees and the stock soared 20-fold over ten years. Well...
For the first time since 1992 - the year Bill Clinton was elected, John Gotti was convicted and Los Angeles spiraled into riots - silicone breast implants may once again be available in America.
The market for wrinkle-removing drugs is about to get more competitive, as Allergan prepares to launch a product in the U.S. that could threaten Medicis' dominance.
Allergan, a California biotech, is lucky enough to have a wide-open U.S. playing field free of immediate competitors for its blockbuster drug: the wrinkle remover Botox.
The number of cosmetic procedures climbed to more than 10.2 million last year, most of them office-based, minimally invasive cosmetic fixes such as Botox injections.
Last year, Cheri Isabell decided to do something about the years of sun worship and stress that were starting to show on her face.
Restylane, an injectable facial drug from Medicis that makes wrinkles disappear, could face some wrinkles of its own in 2006.
Breast implant maker Inamed Corp. said Wednesday it received an approvable letter from the Food and Drug Administration, clearing a regulatory hurdle on its path to selling silicone implants in the United States.
As they prepare to make the jump to silicone, Mentor and Inamed have the American breast implant market all to themselves, but they could soon face competition from an industry legend unnoticed by many investors.
The market dynamic for breast implants could swing dramatically over the next year, and it has a lot to do with a new implant with a consistency that's been compared to Gummy Bears.
Silicone gel-filled breast implants moved a step closer to the U.S. market after the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has issued an "approvable" letter to Mentor Corp. for its implants.
Two former employees of silicone breast implants manufacturer Mentor Corp. said the company made defective implants that were prone to rupture and hid the information from customers and federal regulators, according to the New York Times.
The breast implant industry could face a radical shift in coming months if the FDA follows a panel recommendation favoring one company's implant over its rival's.
Nip, tuck and ... tax?
Health officials in Florida and New Jersey are investigating whether four people -- hospitalized in those two states -- may have contracted botulism from Botox injections.
A British firm has announced plans to develop breast implants using a synthetic biomaterial which it claims will make them safer and feel more natural.
Brian Eichenberg is a plastic surgeon with a plan. From his practice in Temecula, Calif., the doctor sees exploding national demand for all manner of cosmetic procedures, from Botox treatments to l...
A German cosmetic surgeon has developed a new procedure for breast implantation using titanium.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Makeover fever pervades the television landscape. From three-bedroom houses to sloppy straight guys, metamorphosis is the prime time name of the game.
The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a manufacturer's application asking to restore silicone breast implants to the market, the firm said in a statement Thursday.
Coming soon to a mall near you: tummy tucks, boob jobs, and booty lifts. With extreme makeovers more popular than ever, plastic surgeons are going retail. The ritziest new entrant: Rodeo Drive Plas...
In the fight against wrinkles and aging, Americans spent $7.7 billion on cosmetic medical procedures last year. Next year they'll undergo 12 million nips, tucks, peels, and plumps of one sort or an...
It started in the late '90s as a rumor, then became a whisper, then a buzz. By last year every cosmetically correct woman on both coasts knew the secret. When you inject Botox--an obscure drug norm...
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DOW CHEMICAL DECEIVED WOMEN ON BREAST IMPLANTS, JURY DECIDES, screamed the Aug. 19 headline on the front page of the New York Times--and if you thought to yourself, "Here we go again," you could ha...
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BY THE SPRING of 1993, the small handful of companies that had once manufactured and sold silicone breast implants were in a bad way. For more than a year, they had been ensnared in a web of litiga...
It usually begins slowly, almost imperceptibly, the first faint gust of wind that signals the coming storm. Somewhere in America, a plaintiffs lawyer files a lawsuit alleging that a familiar and wi...
Allegations concerning faulty breast implants may have sent Dow Corning into bankruptcy, facing $2 billion in claims, but the cosmetic surgery business is still looking as good as ever-particularly...
A few common misconceptions: Beauty is only skin deep. One's physical assets and liabilities don't count all that much in a managerial career. A woman should always try to look her best. Over the l...