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March 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
An increasing number of middle-aged men who feel threatened by their younger colleagues are turning to cosmetic surgery to stay in the game. The trend worries activists fighting age bias in the workplace. Some critics of plastic surgery say this drive for youth often overpowers safety concerns, particularly in Silicon Valley, with its legions of highly skilled young workers. "The fastest-growing segment of my practice is men in their late 30s, 40s or early 50s," said Dr.
A general economic rule of thumb is that when the price of something goes up, the demand goes down. The exceptions to the rule are certain luxury goods such as high-end cars, designer clothes and, according to a new survey, cosmetic surgery. A team of surgeons and an economist surveyed members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery about the frequency and fees of four common cosmetic procedures in 1989 and 1999.
November 30, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
Two years ago Maria Garcia, a 39-year-old mother of five, came to a suburban office park in Anaheim Hills for outpatient plastic surgery. By day's end, she had bled to death from a puncture wound. FOR THE RECORD An earlier online version of this article incorrectly gave Maria Garcia's first name as Marcia. Garcia did not know that the widely advertised Hills Surgical Institute Inc., recommended by a friend, had opened only 90 days earlier. Family members said she had no idea that one of her doctors was under investigation by the California Medical Board.
January 26, 1994
Dr. Michael M. Gurdin, 83, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who headed national medical societies. Gurdin was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., studied at the University of Arkansas and Tulane School of Medicine, and did his residency at Los Angeles' Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, where he was later chief of plastic surgery. Gurdin served in the Navy during World War II. Establishing his own practice in Beverly Hills after the war, he also taught plastic surgery at UCLA.
December 25, 1988
George V. Webster, 77, a veteran surgeon who helped establish the department of plastic surgery at the UCLA Medical School in 1955. Webster, a Stanford University graduate, was chief of plastic surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., during World War II and established a practice in Pasadena shortly after the war. He established a residency program in his specialty at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and served on the staffs of several area hospitals.
May 8, 1985 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Two Orange County women filed separate lawsuits Tuesday against a Santa Ana doctor whose license has been suspended, claiming the plastic surgery he performed on them at his office caused serious medical problems that are requiring treatment from other doctors. The women claimed that Dr.
Rarely does the world of nose jobs and liposuction meet that of initial public offerings, or IPOs. But here they are in a business called Plastic Surgery Co., which hopes to raise up to $31.7 million through a June IPO. Appropriately enough, the company plans to trade on Nasdaq under the symbol NUYU. The Santa Barbara firm says it will provide business and marketing services for plastic surgery practices, which in turn will pay membership fees. Plastic Surgery Co.
March 17, 1998
The husband of a La Habra woman who died after 10 1/2 hours of plastic surgery has sued the anesthesiologist and several doctors at the medical center where she was rushed when her condition deteriorated. The suit brought by Ruben Fernandez does not name as a defendant the plastic surgeon himself, W. Earl Matory Jr., because Matory has filed for bankruptcy, instituting a stay of any civil proceedings against him.
April 23, 2001 | Shari Roan
Americans are not shying away from cosmetic procedures, according to new statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The number of adults having some type of cosmetic procedure increased 25% between 1999 and 2000, to 5.7 million procedures. Botox injections have become the most popular cosmetic option, increasing 120% in one year. About 1.1 million shots of botox were given last year.
October 23, 1988 | PADDY CALISTRO
THREE TRENDY middle-aged women are eating at a West L.A. Japanese restaurant, and the conversation switches from sushi to surgery, specifically cosmetic surgery. "I wish it didn't exist--except for people who have serious problems. I resent the idea of face lifts and liposuction," one of them says. "I resent it, too," another agrees. "I just want to get old gracefully the way my mother did. She didn't have to look through magazines and see ads for plastic surgeons.
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