cosmetic surgery - updates

Rappler's latest stories on cosmetic surgery


Downsides of beauty: The risks of cosmetic surgery

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:44 PM

Sometimes there's a costly price to pay in efforts to be beautiful and to remain young-looking

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Beauty comes with a price, plus tax

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions on the new excise tax on cosmetic surgery

'Very strong lobby' vs cosmetic surgery tax in bicam, says Drilon

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:49 PM

The bicameral conference committee on the proposed tax reform bill is yet to finalize the issue, which is only present in the Senate version

Senators exchange green jokes during debate on cosmetic surgery tax

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:15 PM

'Mr President, Senator [Richard] Gordon wants the exclusion of certain procedures which are related to his name,' Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says in jest, referring to Gordon's nickname

After heated debate, senators approve 10% tax on cosmetic surgeries

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'I cannot accept this, that we will not impose tax, especially when we read about some extravagant wedding abroad,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon during the debate, apparently referring to the lavish wedding of Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho

File Photo by Senate PRIB

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Xander Ford

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Formerly known as Marlou Arizala, Xander Ford talks to Rappler about his transformation, how he's been since surgery, and his plans for the future

Busting fat: What you need to know about liposuction

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Is lipo the easiest way to get a beach-ready body year-round?

The fairest of them all: What you need to know about skin whitening

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:45 PM

A look into the world of whitening products and procedures

The nose knows: all about rhinoplasty

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:00 PM

A plastic surgeon and a patient tell us all about this controversial procedure

'Marlou is dead': Xander Ford trends worldwide

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Marlou Arizala's transformation into Xander Ford shocks netizens and sparks discussions on bullying and acceptance

Ex-Hasht5 member Marlou Arizala unveils new look, new name

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Bye Marlou Arizala, hello Xander Ford

Imposing vanity tax 'discriminatory’ vs women – Quimbo

Jan 11, 2017 - 5:25 PM

House Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says excise tax is usually imposed on luxury items or those that pose health risks neither of which apply on beauty products and services

NO TO VANITY TAX. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo does not think the DOF should impose excise taxes on beauty products and services. Photo by Rappler

Matangos o pango: Picking one’s nose in the Philippines

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Lasco: Colonialism changed the way we looked at our faces and noses

'Modern Family' star Reid Ewing on struggles with cosmetic surgery, body dysmorphia

Nov 21, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Reid best known for his role as Dylan on Modern Family speaks up about his regrets about getting cosmetic surgery and struggles with body dysmorphia

REID EWING. The actor says he suffered from body dysmorphia and regrets his past cosmetic surgeries. In the photo, Reid is doing an interview in 2012 for the show 'Dating Rules from my Future Self.' Screengrab from YouTube/AlloyEntertainment

Vietnamese surgeon jailed for dumping patient's body in river

Dec 05, 2014 - 9:12 PM

The patient died after undergoing liposuction and a breast augmentation operation at the private Cat Tuong Clinic

Brazil overtakes US as cosmetic surgery world capital

Aug 04, 2014 - 9:59 PM

What were the popular procedures?

Rio to ban cosmetic surgery... for dogs, cats

Mar 13, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Dogs and cats are now safe from tail docking claw removal and ear cropping among other cosmetic procedures in Brazil

The Internet, beauty, and obscured perceptions

Jun 20, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Perception sadly is wholly dependent on how information that makes a claim possible is represented and spread online