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Trends: We Look Marvelous

Joe, 55, suggested to his wife, Marsha, 51, that they get a little work done on vacation--and he wasn't talking about business, but brow lifts. "After he decided to have the surgery, I figured I might as well get some done, too," Marsha explains.

SMOOTH OPERATIONS

Long before Janet Jackson revealed a little too much of her body, Tanisha Rollins was obsessed with having one just like it. After watching the singer strut in a 1993 video, Rollins embarked on a quest for washboard abs.

Nasty Infections

Last week Joseph Connolly, 31, got a call from his surgeon with some unsettling news: a piece of cadaver tendon implanted in Connolly's knee in February was processed by CryoLife, the company ordered by the FDA last week to recall its tissue products for fear of contamination.

Full Stem Ahead

Chances are, someday you will need replacement tissue. More than 150,000 people worldwide are waiting for an organ. Doctors perform 3 million cardiovascular procedures a year and 2.5 million bone and plastic reconstructive surgeries.

Our Quest To Be Perfect

Ten years ago, when she was only 25, Holly Lagalante shelled out $2,500 for an eyelid lift. The tab nearly maxed out her credit card, but the results--more bright-eyed, less droopy--left her absolutely giddy.

Our Quest To Be Perfect

Ten years ago, when she was only 25, Holly Lagalante shelled out $2,500 for an eyelid lift. The tab nearly maxed out her credit card, but the results--more bright-eyed, less droopy--left her absolutely giddy.

Family Matters

WHEN BREAST CANCER struck her family last year, Susan M., as she wants to be called, was no stranger to the disease. Since 1978, she had watched it strike her mother at 46 and kill her oldest sister at 38.

The Hazards Of Silicone

-Questioning the safety of breast implants Like millions of American women, Debra Craft wanted bigger breasts. Seven years ago, at 23, she got them by way of foam-covered silicone implants, "I asked a plastic surgeon what the risks were," she says, "and he told me there weren't any, aside from possible complications of anesthesia.