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Are Cosmetic Surgery Taxes on Liposuction, Botox & Mesotherapy Coming?

mesotherapyTaxes on lipo, Botox, mesotherapy, lipodissolve,  breast augmentation, you name it and the Government wants to tax it. Nose jobs, breast enhancements, tummy tucks and liposuction could be hit with a ten per cent tax to help foot the bill of Barack Obama’s $1 trillion overhaul of the health care system.

I guess the government thinks that anyone who gets any cosmetic procedure is rich and can afford it, but that is far from the truth. Most patients are hard working middle class people who make less than 100K per year.  And what about procdures that are medically necessary like breast reductions for back pain, deviated septium for breathing problems, reconstructive surgery and more.

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Breast Augmentation & Liposuction Received with Stolen ID

According to Gary Klien from Marin Independent Journal – A Berkeley California woman was sentenced to state prison Tuesday for using identity theft to steal more than $24,000 in breast enhancement and liposuction from a cosmetic surgeon in Greenbrae.

Rosland Renee Edwards, 37, received a term of 32 months by Judge James Ritchie. Part of the sentence was for the Marin case, and part was for another case in Santa Clara County, attorneys said.

The investigation began in October after a theft complaint by the Kimberly Henry Plastic Surgery Center on Bon Air Road.

Authorities discovered that Edwards used a Florida woman”s American Express card to order $24,319 in body work from the medical office, including $12,999 for breast enhancement and $11,320 for liposuction.

Subsequent investigation also linked Edwards to a fraudulent transaction in San Jose, where $6,570 in merchandise was charged to an American Express card.

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4 Weight Loss Products Recalled by Young You Corp

According to the FDA, Young You Corp. of Tarzana, Calif., is recalling four of its weight loss products because they contain an undeclared drug, sibutramine.

The four recalled Young You products are:

* Slimbionic: 30 capsules per box
* One Weight Loss Pill: 30 capsules per box
* SlimDemand Capsules: 30 capsules per box
* Botanical Weight Loss: 30 capsules per box

Those products were sold online and through Young You’s Weight Loss and Rejuvenation Center in Tarzana, Calif.

Sibutramine is the active ingredient in Meridia, a prescription appetite suppressant for weight loss. But the FDA hasn’t approved sibutramine for use in Young You’s products, so the FDA says the safety and effectiveness of the recalled Young You products is “unknown.”

Read full story at WebMD

Did Kim Kardashian’s Sister Khloe Have Liposuction?

khloe weight lossKhloe Kardashian  has recently lost 20 pounds and looks fanatastic! However we are wondering  did she have liposuction to help her along?

Khloe says that she lost the 20 pounds by doing cardio exercises at least 30 minute a day and by watching what she eats.

Khloe recently told Usmagazine.com, “I try to do just 30 minutes of cardio, mandatory.”

“I eat whatever I want until noon. Then from noon on, I watch what I eat.”

The Kardashian family which includes Kim Kim Kardashian and Bruce Jenner have been very open about their plastic surgery in the past, so liposuction or laser liposuction (laser lipo) wouldn’t be out of the question. It could very well be that Khloe’s weight loss may be a result of both exercise and liposuction.

New York plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “It is hard to tell if Khloe Kardashian has slimed down due to natural weight loss or to liposuction. However, in either case, she needs to maintain good nutrition and have an aggressive exercise regimen to keep from putting the weight back on.”

Find information about fat removal procedures such as laser lipo, Smartlipo, lipdissolve and mesotherapy.

Plastic Surgery Do It Yourself Nightmare (Video)

Economic hard times are causing more and more people to resort to do it yourself (DIY) plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures such as injectable fillers like silicone. The problem is that most patients are at risk with products that can be easily obtained on the Internet as is the story with Mary.

Good Morning America interviewed Mary, a woman who was able to buy silicone and syringes online. After receiving the products, she then injected her lips and face at home.

“Restylane…Botox…that’s hundreds of dollars every time you want to get it done…you know, how many people can afford that?”, she went on to say.

But instead of using medical-grade silicone, Mary used personal lubricant. This is when the nightmare began. The result was that her face became inflamed with infected silicone. Instead of saving money, Mary ended up paying massive doctor’s bills in order to try to have the damage undone.

Mary talks about her nightmare story. Watch video.

Plastic surgery or any medical cosmetic procedure should only be done by a qualified doctor.

Get Meso is a doctor directory where you can find Plastic Surgeons by city and state. Visit Get Meso for more information on cosmetic surgery procedures.

Bruce Jenner Talks About His Plastic Surgery

Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner is speaking out about his plastic surgery.

“If you Google my name, the worst plastic surgeries of all time, or whatever it is… They’ve compared me to Michael Jackson,” Bruce once said on an episode of his reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”

Both Bruce and Michael were called out for going too far. After undergoing a nose job and partial face-lift in 1984, Bruce’s post-plastic surgery face has been ridiculed and attacked in the media.

“‘Because you’re Bruce Jenner, Olympic champ [people said], ‘Oh my gosh, you shouldn’t be doing things like that.’ The media kind of went nuts on that stuff,” Bruce told Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos.

When asked why he underwent surgery, Bruce said he “was just going through a bad time.”

“I don’t think you ever had a lot of self esteem,” his wife, Kris, added.

“I had just gone through my second divorce, lost a lot of money. I was in a little dinky house,” Bruce added. Read Full Story Here

Get Meso is a doctor directory where you can  find Plastic Surgeons by city and state.

Elizabeth Taylor Hospitalized Over Michael Jackson Death

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor can’t stop crying and has reportedly been hospitalized in Los Angeles for her grief over the death of her close friend Michael Jackson.

The New York Post reports that Elizabeth Taylor is suffering “weakness, tiredness, exhaustion and emotional draining” following Jackson’s sudden death on June 25. The actress has allegedly not stopped crying since learning of his death.

Taylor was reportedly rushed to a L.A. hospital from her Beverly Hills home on Monday. Details on her condition have not been released. Taylor has not commented.

The 77-year-old didn’t attend Jackson’s memorial last Tuesday, saying she wanted to grieve in private. “I cannot be part of the public whoopla. And I cannot guarantee that I would be coherent to say a word. I just don’t believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others.

Rachael Weisz Wants Botox Banned For Actors

Rachael Weisz

Rachael Weisz

UK actress, Rachael Weisz, compares Botox to steriods and wants them banned for actors.

According to Fox news “Rachel Weisz thinks Nicole Kidman is to acting what Barry Bonds is to baseball.”

At least that’s what the “Mummy” star tells the August issue of the UK edition of Harper’s Bazaar.

“It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen,” Weisz says of Botox. “Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?”

The London-born Oscar winner also says she’s much more comfortable back in jolly old England than she is in appearance-obsessed America.

“I love the way girls in London dress; it’s so different to the American “blow-dry and immaculate grooming” thing,” she says.

But she is comfortable with traditional female roles. Very traditional.  Married to director Darren Aronofsky, she says “I am cave-woman to his man – man.”

You can read the full interview in Harper’s Bazaar UK – if you are in England!

This article was contributed by Fox news.

Hormone Replacement Therapy – Is It Safe?

A recent NY Times article reads, “New Warning on Hormone Replacement.” A clinical study found an increased risk in lung cancer with women who took hormones for menopausal symptoms. The key is, the hormone given in this study was Prempro, a pharmaceutically manufactured hormone and not a “bio-identical” hormone. In part two of a three part video series, Dr. Mahmud, anti-aging specialist and founder of Innovative Directions in Health, Edina, MN, agrees with the NYT article but he also educates on how to safely benefit from hormone therapy with bio-identicals. He also exposes dirty little secrets of big pharma and lets you know the right way to take bio-identical hormones.

 Bioidentical Hormones Video – Part I

Bioidentical Hormones Video – Part II

Bioidentical Hormones Cost Video – Part III

Dr. Mahmud has also authored a book on breast cancer prevention, “Keeping aBreast.” View Dr. Khalid Mahmud profile at GetMeso.com.

Read more about bioidentical hormone replacement

Get Meso is a doctor directory and informational site, and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician, specialist or any other healthcare professional. This information is not medical advice, or is it to be construed as medical advice, medical information, medical diagnosis, treatment or a cure or removal of any condition. You should always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before undertaking any medical or cosmetic procedure or taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, before starting any diet or exercise program, or before adopting any treatment for a health problem.

Plastic Surgeon Threatened by Supermodel Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

July 1, 2009 Paris – Dutch Supermodel Karen Mulder was arrested in Paris on Wednesday after allegedly threatening to attack her plastic surgeon. Mulder is being held at a police station in the French capital following ‘vicious telephone calls’ directed at the female medic. The 39 year old supermodel was thought to have asked for a previous operation to be reversed.

‘She was screaming and shouting about the operation and became extremely threatening. ‘There were repeated calls to the female surgeon who was extremely scared. The suspect is being interviewed, said a detective.’

Mulder was arrested at around 10am and is being kept in a cell in the eight arrondissement, the epi-centre of Paris haute couture.

The stunning supermodel was dubbed ‘The Blonde with Class’ by Vogue magazine, before retiring she was earning up to £10,000-a-day at one point.

Watch video of Karen Mulder earlier in her modeling career. She is absolutely breathtaking.

She became famous for appearances in a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and for doing work for the Victoria’s Secret catalogue.

In 2001 she claimed she and other models had been used as sex slaves by senior politicians and policeman, even falsely claiming she had been raped by Prince Albert of Monaco.

She attended a psychiatric hospital suffering from chronic depression, blaming it on drug addiction during her modeling days.

A year later she attempted suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills and was only saved by friends. She was once a close associate of French first lady Carla Bruni.

In an interview earlier in her career, Mulder said: ‘From the beginning, I  hated being photographed.

‘For me, it was just an assumed role, and in the end, I didn’t know who I  really was as a person. Everybody was saying to me, “Hi, you’re fantastic.” ‘But  inside, I felt worse from day to day.’

Mulder has had a roller coaster love life. At age 20 she married French  photographer Rene Bosne which ended in divorce a few years later.
In 1993 she was engaged to property developer Jean-Yves Le Fur, but that  relationship ended as well.

Two years ago Mulder made a brief return to the runway alongside Campbell, and other supermodels including Linda Evangelista and Helena Christensen.

Before perfoming plastic surgery on any patient,  plastic surgeons not only have to look at the patient’s overall physical history, but mental history as well. If a potential patient has a history of depression, psychiatric care, suicidal attempt, look out.

Visit Get Meso where you can find plastic surgeons and information about fat removal procedures such as Smartlipo (laser lipo) and non surgical procedures such as mesotherapy and lipodissolve.