Cosmetic Surgery

Tummy Tuck: Before and After Photos

Submitted by Meg Wilson on June 23, 2009 - 04:52.

Roni had a tummy tuck three years ago soon after her baby was born. These are two of the 'before' pics. She's taken a lot of before and after photos. She's very happy with the results and she doesn't seem to mind the very visible scar - it's a worthwhile trade-off for her.

See her flankpasty before and after photos. (Start from the bottom of the page, rather than the top).

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Why is it Called 'Plastic' Surgery?

Submitted by Meg Wilson on June 22, 2009 - 11:39.

Why do we call it 'plastic' surgery? In the video below, Marina explains that the plastic in plastic surgery comes from the Greek word 'plastikos' which means 'able to be molded'.

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The Best Makeover Sites

Submitted by Meg Wilson on June 11, 2009 - 22:12.

There are a lot of good sites about cosmetic makeovers and plastic surgery makeovers. Our personal three favorites are Before and After TV, In Your Face and Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery.

We are friends and business partners with Before and After TV. They live in the same city as us (Vancouver) and create some of the best makeup tutorials you can find on YouTube. Their cosmetic makeovers cover not just how to put on makeup like a celebrity, but also before and after botox.

We also really like In Your Face. This site has good ethical standards and also very high quality pics of celebrities before and after their plastic surgery makeovers. They encourage reader participation and have a live question and answer hour every Wednesday when you can ask your question in real time, and discuss your concerns with some of the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles.

Our other favorite is Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Youn is a plastic surgeon who worked in Beverly Hills for a few years and was very involved with the whole celebrity surgery clique but has now moved and is now one of the best plastic surgeons in Detroit.

We would really like to meet with Colin Stewart (publisher of In Your Face) and with Dr. Youn (publisher of Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery). If either of you are ever in Vancouver, please call us and we will give you a personalized tour of the city plus really enjoy talking to you!

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Face Transplant Pictures

Submitted by Adriana Rae on May 6, 2009 - 07:42.

Connie Culp was shot in the face five years ago and the blast left a ghastly hole in the middle of her face. She endured 30 operations to try to fix her face.

Five months ago she received a face transplant, a new face from a dead woman. Culp's identity was secret until yesterday. See her story and the before and after transplant photos at The New York Times today.

The photo shown here is Grief via Flickr.

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The Plastic Surgery Channel on YouTube

Submitted by Meg Wilson on May 1, 2009 - 09:09.

The Plastic Surgery Channel claims to be the world’s first television network devoted exclusively to educational and entertaining programming about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Their goal is to provide credible, up-to-date information to people considering plastic surgery or a cosmetic procedure, as well as coverage of the latest news and hot topics from the field of plastic surgery. Here's one of their first 25 videos available on their YouTube channel.

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