ABC News / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Pippa Middleton Butt Lift Craze: What’s Behind Plastic Surgery Fixation? September 28, 2011

September 28, 2011

Pippa Middleton Butt Lift Craze: What’s Behind Plastic Surgery Fixation?

Pippa Middleton stole the show at the royal wedding of her big sister, Kate, to Prince William.

Now she is stealing the hearts of plastic surgery patients everywhere. Or, rather, her rear end is.

The sister-in-law of Britain’s apparent future king is the inspiration behind the latest trend in cosmetic surgery, called the “Pippa butt lift.”

The name Pippa Middleton held marginal significance until the April 29 wedding of William and Kate, when Middleton, 27, wowed the crowd in a form-fitting bridesmaid dress by Alexander McQueen that left royal wedding watchers asking two things: could her gown have been padded and, if not, how do I get that back?

Facebook groups and blogs dedicated to Pippa’s posterior soon popped up, earning Middleton the moniker, “Her Royal Hotness.”


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Bloomberg / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Miami’s Hip Larry Land Quarter Thrives on Art Deco Fever: A. Craig Copetas September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011

Miami’s Hip Larry Land Quarter Thrives on Art Deco Fever: A. Craig Copetas

The monarch of Larry Land has survived malls, condos and the rise and fall of Florida‘s plastic pink-flamingo population.

When others lost their heads to the whims of greater Miami’s $230 billion real-estate industry, 79-year-old Larry Mizrach, president of Mizrach Realty Associates, so resolutely kept his focus on Art Deco and other historic design properties that locals decided to rechristen the city’s blossoming Wynwood quarter in his name.

Mizrach arrived in Wynwood in 1944, a 12-year-old New Yorker whose family drove south to open a clothing factory under the Miami sun. The $1,972 Art Deco Series 62 Cadillac Club Coupe was the tropical car of choice then, and Al Capone was living in a 6,103-square-foot Mediterranean Revival mansion on Palm Island that cost the mob boss $40,000.

Life magazine dubbed neighboring Miami Beach “Babylon U.S.A.,” with snapshots of showgirls hopping the Miami Biltmore Special train down from Broadway for “chance meetings with thick-walleted gentlemen,” who in 1947 poured $220 million into the local economy.

“Nabisco, Coca-Cola, RC Cola, all of the big postwar companies played on the Beach and rushed across the rail tracks to Wynwood to build factories and warehouses in the architectural style of the day,” Mizrach recalls on a stroll through the former Puerto Rican slum that decades of Miami boom times had left alienated and anonymous.


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Kraze Magazine / Dr. Constantino Mendieta The Quest for a Bootylicious Bod September 13, 2011
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Fox News / Uncategorized Young Stars Getting Prematurely Plumped Up, Experts Say September 8, 2011

September 8, 2011

Young Stars Getting Prematurely Plumped Up, Experts Say

Although they have youth on their side, it seems a slew of young Hollywood beauties are still opting for knives, needles and not-so-subtle plumping procedures, and as a result could be ruining their God-given good looks.

This week the blogosphere has been abuzz with 17-year-old Ali Lohan‘s “new face,” sparking speculation as to how her cheek bones suddenly became so high and her lips so inflated.

And according to surgeons cited by the New York Post, big sister Lindsay Lohan, 26, had massive lip and cheek injections just prior to Kim Kardashian’s big wedding a couple weeks ago.

But its not just the Lohans who are in premature-plumping news.


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Philadelphia Business Journal / SignatureMD Concierge medicine coming to blue-collar neighborhood August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

Concierge medicine coming to blue-collar neighborhood

Another local physician is converting his practice over to a concierge, or retainer-based, style of medicine, but this time the doctor making the switch isn’t located in an affluent neighborhood.Dr. Brian Stein, a private practice family physician in Northeast Philadelphia, serves a largely blue-collar community. Stein decided to change to the concierge model in large part because of concerns he has over health-care reform, which he thinks will result in 35 million new patients “flooding the system” and not enough primary-care doctors to care for them. The result, he said, will be patients receiving care in “five-minute increments” from anonymous providers.
“What I want to do is have a more personalized model of health care,” Stein said.


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