The OC Register / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Deadly desire for bigger buttocks February 15, 2011

February 14, 2011

Deadly desire for bigger buttocks

ocregisterlogo

Buttocks-boosting shots have become one of the most conspicuously dangerous of cosmetic procedures, but patients keep getting them.

News stories of patients dying in a quest for a bigger booty keep turning up. The deaths tend to occur in patients seeking low-priced alternatives to more costly treatments such as buttock implants.

The latest fatality was a British woman who traveled from London last week to get buttocks-enhancement injections of silicone in a hotel room at a Hampton Inn near the Philadelphia airport.

(more…)

Read More
BBC News / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Big buttocks: Where does our obsession come from? February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011

Big buttocks: Where does our obsession come from?

Surgeons are warning of the risks of DIY buttock enhancement after a 20-year-old woman died in the US from silicone injections. Why do so many women now want to be big-bottomed girls?

For some people, bigger is better.

But tragically, for Claudia Aderotimi, it was the desire for a more shapely behind which ended in her death.

(more…)

Read More
Philadelphia Daily News / Dr. Constantino Mendieta A trend to watch: Building up the backside February 2, 2011

February 2, 2011

A trend to watch: Building up the backside

phillynews-logo

BOOTIES are a-popping. And they aren’t all natural.

Thanks to celebs like Nicky Minaj, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Angel Lola Love, Buffy the Body and the rise of the urban model, bubble-shaped derrieres are all the rage and not just in hip-hop music videos or on the red carpet. The designer backsides in demand are exaggerated almost cartoonishly as fashion stylist Phillip Bloch described them last week.

“We see them everywhere. They are particularly sculpted and firm,” Bloch told me.

Be clear, this isn’t about just having a big booty. There are plenty of those around. It’s all about having the right shape. Women – and some men – are going to great lengths to get the desired dimensions, obtaining a Brazilian butt lift, getting dangerous, unregulated injections of silicone and other fillers in salons and apartments, or buying padded panties.

(more…)

Read More
RTL German TV / Uncategorized Khalili Center for Bariatric Care is featured on RTL German TV February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011

Khalili Center for Bariatric Care is featured on RTL German TV

khalili-RTL-German-TV-01

(more…)

Read More
MonstersAndCritics.com / Uncategorized Lap Band surgery, a check list of five recommendations from Dr. Ted Khalili January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011

Lap Band surgery, a check list of five recommendations from Dr. Ted Khalili

monstersandcriticslogo

Lap-band surgery has gone under intense scrutiny as cases have surfaced of botched operations, and other recent media reports associated with lap-band surgery have caused consumers to question the safety of this procedure.

Dr. Ted Khalili, M.D. of the Khalili Center for Bariatric Care, whose team of surgeons has performed over four thousand weight loss operations says in the right hands, the operatrion is the safest of the surgical options for patients.

He is quick to note that not every doctor who offers lap-band or other weight loss procedures is qualified to do so.

(more…)

Read More