May 27, 2002 Issue
"Some of these guys are taking a course and watching -- not even doing -- the procedures. It'd be like me doing brain surgery."
-- Plastic surgeon Steven Victor, "The Cutting Edge"
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The Cutting Edge
By Beth Landman Keil "Why would a guy want to remove someone's gallbladder for $500 when he can get $500 for giving a shot of Botox?" asks one of the city's top plastic surgeons. Indeed, with costs spiraling and reimbursements shrinking, legions of New York doctors are switching (or expanding) their practices to focus on less life-threatening -- and more lucrative -- cosmetic procedures.
Cosmetic Pros The city's top plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and cosmetic dentists.
Biting The Bullet
By Christopher Bonanos This good-guy writer had the teeth of a bad boy. But, armed with a list of the city's best cosmetic dentists, he took control of his dental destiny -- and found something to smile about.
By Katherine Growney A look at the pros and cons of 36 procedures that your co-workers, neighbors, and (probably) friends are having done on the sly. Warning: You may never look at your love handles (or eyelids, or knees, or scalp) the same way again.
This Media Life
The City Politic
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