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WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterWhen you think about botox, eye lifts and laser treatments do women come to mind? These days the new patient isn't necessarily a she but a he. "Number one would be upper eyelids," said Dr. Michael Breiner, a plastic surgeon in Roanoke County. Breiner'...
Anchor/ReporterA doctor well-known for television commercials has been sanctioned by the Virginia Board of Medicine. The board concluded Dr. Gregory Alouf broke state law and medical board regulations. It cites five cases where Alouf had difficulty with liposuction....
In South Florida — land of sun, surf and bare shoulders — women are going under the knife to clip their "bat wings." Those sagging flaps of skin have made upper-arm lifts, or brachioplasty, more popular at a time when consumer confidence in...
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its latest cosmetic and resconstructive surgery statistics on Monday. Many of the trends were familiar. In all, the group reported, Americans underwent 1.6 million cosmetic surgeries, including face-...
Maryland is moving to toughen regulations on the fast-growing medspa industry — a move designed to narrow a "loophole" and prevent deaths such as one last year following a liposuction treatment at a Timonium facility. Regulations being discussed...
The U.S. plastic surgery industry, which performed $11 billion worth of cosmetic procedures last year, issued a report Monday that highlights a growing trend: operations to get arms like first lady Michelle Obama's. The American Society of Plastic...
Maryland health officials may ask state lawmakers for permission to oversee plastic surgery centers, a move inspired in part by the death of a Lochearn woman after liposuction. The state health department had already been considering whether to ask...
Historical societies perform a balancing act between preserving a community's past while connecting the threads to the current social fabric. This is the second in our two-part series on historical societies in Chicago and the suburbs. Ridge...
A bill to give health regulators more oversight of facilities like the now-closed Monarch Medspa in Timonium is making a late surge in the General Assembly after weeks of discussions among state and industry officials. The House of Delegates...
In July, authorities discovered that a radiology technician who had worked in Maryland and several other states had been injecting himself with narcotics-filled syringes, refilling them with saline and leaving them behind for use on patients. More than 1,...
Dr. Nikita Levy and the Johns Hopkins clinic where he worked have no records of complaints against them, according to state health officials. But just who is responsible for oversight of the East Baltimore Medical Center where he is alleged to have...
Ace, a youthful Labrador, bounds across his lawn, fielding tennis balls and hurrying them back to his owner. His tail wags. His coat is thick and shiny. He barks with enthusiasm. To the naked eye, Ace is a strapping example of dogdom. Who would guess...
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