Three people associated with an Orange surgery center that was known at different times as Empire Surgical Center, Vista Surgical Center and Princess Cosmetic Surgery ripped off health insurance companies for $50 million with medically unnecessary procedures for patients who were paid off with new n ... More >>
Orange County prosecutors dropped their medical insurance fraud case against popular Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Jay W. Calvert. "I am satisfied that this thorough investigation into my practice has yielded a favorable, complete and just result," says Calvert, who also has an office in Beverl ... More >>
Lynne Curtin is apparently down to a state not depicted on her former hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Orange County. It's not that she's divorcing her husband Frank, as break-ups are quite normal on the hit Bravo show. Nope, it's Curtin claiming she has less than $100 to her name.
A Laguna Beach plastic surgeon has weighed in on the pros and cons of silicone "gummy bear breast implants." I'd never read those words together either, but apparently this "fifth generation cohesive-gel implant" was approved by the FDA earlier this year. Wonder if it came with a warning about dev ... More >>
Every Monday, adult superstar/OC girl Tasha Reign gives us her thought on life, sex, politics, and everything else in-between. Today, Tasha weighs in on OC's breast. Enjoy! Don't Be Tardy to the Boob-Job PartyBy Tasha ReignThe invitation arrived via snail mail last November in a delicate blue env ... More >>
A plastic surgeon we've written about who, at age 83, performed a vaginal reconstruction that left a 39-year-old woman dead, has finally surrendered his medical license.Dr. Lawrence H. Hansen, who is now 87 and lives in Cypress, had in 2011 accepted 35 months of probation to settle Medical Board of ... More >>
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After a slew of substandard procedures and allegedly offering one patient hush money, the state medical board let a Newport Beach plastic surgeon keep his license, but gave him a three-year probation term.Dr. H. George Brennan's probation was slated to end last year, but didn't, because he hadn't ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Dermalogica, Keratosis and Clarins are essentials for the season
So here's the long and short of it: Biotab Nutraceuticals in 2006 settled for $300,000 a consumer lawsuit brought by the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA), which alleged the maker of ExtenZe falsely claimed without any substantiation that the boner pills would enhance a man's peni ... More >>
Bob's bitch tits were his claim to fame in Fight Club. Turns out the general public isn't too keen on male chest chub, though. The removal of man boobs is just one of several surgeries performed frequently at CosmetiCare, a local plastic surgery joint that says its seen a roughly 200 pe ... More >>
The latest bikini photos released by Octomom Nadya Suleman to supposedly save her La Habra home from foreclosure has sparked the interest of the RealSelf Blog.The community of netizens who share their expertise on cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, weight loss, baldness and vision correcti ... More >>
They give awards to movie stars, schoolteachers and even rodeo ropers, so why not your friendly neighborhood cutter?Why not, indeed. They handed out hardware to plastic surgeons Saturday night in Las Vegas, site of the first Aesthetic Awards.The big winner of the night hailed from Orange County.
Local plastic surgeon Sayed Jalil "Sid" Mirrafati made OC Weekly headlines in 2009 for his own headline, "Newest Trend in Fashion This Season . . . Ready-To-Wear Breasts," which easily grabbed our attention in a press release. (The pitch: quickie boob jobs--get 'em done Friday and head back to wo ... More >>
Eighty-five-year-old plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Hansen has agreed to accept 35 months of probation to settle accusations of negligence in a vaginal reconstruction that left a 39-year-old woman dead.The California Medical Board says Hansen failed to check on Marcia Garcia's medical history or pe ... More >>
BravoBring your shades. There's an opportunity to see the blondes from the Real Housewives of Orange County up close at a workshop/luncheon on--what else?--plastic surgery. Queen plastics Alexis Bellino, Gretchen Rossi and other cast members will attend the free event, held this Saturday from no ... More >>
Before or after?Two Newport Beach plastic surgeons offer dueling "Mommy Makeovers."Dr. Semira Bayati of Dr. Bayati Cosmetic Surgery on Birch Street provides a combo package of such procedures as a breast lift, liposuction and tummy tuck to combat "the toll pregnancy, childbirth, and child-rearin ... More >>
We pointed you earlier this month to the excellent reporting of the Los Angeles Times' Molly Hennessy-Fiske, who has exposed the non-regulation of California cosmetic surgery centers, including some in Orange County. Now comes word that one plastic surgeon under the unfriendly glare of the media ... More >>
It's enough to put a permanent frown in your forehead.After a plastic surgeon through the courts successfully challenged the state's authority to regulate surgery centers, California in 2007 stopped licensing such facilities that are at least partly owned by a licensed doctor. According to the ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsFox's Glee star Lea Michele is happy to say that despite the advice, she has resisted getting a nose job. To those who think she should have gotten the surgery, she has one thing to say:"Fuck those people."
UPDATE: She'll apparently be back on the campaign trail tomorrow (see end of post) . . . The Carly for California campaign issued a statement Wednesday morning indicating cancer survivor Carly Fiorina was hospitalized due to an infection tied to her past reconstructive breast surgery.While Fiorin ... More >>
More of upper crust Orange County's narcissistic side is about to get more airtime--or basic cable broadcast time--with the impending arrival of the E! Network's Bridalplasty. The reality show has a Newport Beach plastic surgeon guiding brides-to-be as they compete for nose jobs, tummy tucks and ... More >>
Katy Perry fires the first volley of Boob War in this screen shot from her "California Gurls" videoIn the past week, Katy Perry has claimed the summer as hers. Not with the inexplicable success of her single "California Gurls," nor her inexplicable romance with the inexplicably charming Russell ... More >>
Jay BrockmanYou want a brand spanking new set of breasts to replace your old implants, with a little liposuction on the side, but you don't have the $12,000 to pay for the surgeries. What do you do?
A Newport Beach plastic surgeon is boasting about his ability to reduce man boobs. (Note to surgeon: Can you sneak Clockwork in before 10?) But any old cutter can take care of man boobs these days. Dr. Joseph T. Cruise is carving out a niche with the barely 18 man-boobed crowd.
Remember our recent post about Ready-to-Wear Breasts? The Costa Mesa cosmetic surgeon who performs the quickest boob job in the West now wants to blog for the Weekly.
Did you really think an email with the headline "Newest Trend in Fashion This Season . . . Ready-To-Wear Breasts" was going to escape the Devil's spawnin', snark-inducin', back-page escortin' Weekly? Surely, you jest. And stop calling yourself Shirley. Nope, you could have knocked us over wi ... More >>
These Real Housewives' are real!Fox News has just broken this jaw-dropping exclusive: Gretchen Rossi will not get a boob job. REPEAT: NO NEW BOOBS FOR GRETCHEN ROSSI! Oh, the humanity! Seriously, what happened to humanity?
Whenever they's a wrinkle eating away at vain people, I'll be there. Whenever they's a cop not doing a double take as a pair of hooters goes by, I'll be there. . . .. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're in a gentleman's club an' I'll be in the way trophy wives laugh when they're gossiping abou ... More >>
Well here's an interesting take on Mardi Gras. This Thursday, the Long Beach night club V20 is giving club goers a chance to win two new best friends in a Naw'lins-style bead collecting contest. The event is hosted by Pure Evolution Productions, a resident band of party promoters that are usually ab ... More >>
Orange County? Postponing implants and Botox? The New York Times is reporting that in Orange County, "where plastic surgery is a part of [our] culture" (sigh), business is down 30 to 40 percent. The story chalks it up to both financial constraints and, surprisingly, even a "Botox backlash"--men ... More >>
We knew it was too good to be true. But much like Jay Z's rap career, the series end of the "Real" Housewives of OC was a big fat lie. Their fourth season premiered last night and it is destined to be shittier than the last... if that's even possible. Two major changes: Tammy is gone for good and Qu ... More >>
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Many of Dr. Brian West's patients didn't know he was in the state medical board's substance-abuse-diversion program. At least six of them claim they're paying the price
Make sure those D cups runneth over
Even for battle-worn sluts, genitals are a difficult thing to contend with
No. 4: Life is beautiful, just like you
March 15 - March 21
We heard it out of the mouth of one of the Bravo reality program's OC bimbots last night: "Eight-five percent of the women around here have had boob jobs." Goodness, gracious, someone inform the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Because their median income numbers are WAAAAAYYYYY off if 85 percent ... More >>
Dr. Laura Schlessinger comes to town. Irvine, actually
One mans story of becoming a woman
Beauty by the book
The gift that keeps on giving milk
Amazingsurgeries.com plays hide the virtual salami
It's two, two, two weeks in one as Clockwork plays catch-up after the hiatus brought on by last week's boffo Best of OC issue.