Promises Treatment Centers & Rob Weiss - Time Magazine
The Truth About Sex Addiction
By John Cloud / Malibu
A difference between an addict and a recovering addict is that one hides his behavior, while the other can't stop talking about it. Self-revelation is an important part of recovery, but it can lead to awkward moments when you meet a person who identifies as a sex addict.
For instance, within a half-hour of my first meeting Neil Melinkovich, a 59-year-old life coach, sometime writer and former model who has been in Sex Addicts Anonymous for more than 20 years, he told me about the time in 1987 that he made a quick detour from picking up his girlfriend at the Los Angeles airport so he could purchase a service from a prostitute. Afterward, he noticed what he thought was red lipstick on himself.
Dr. Constantino Mendieta - Philadelphia Inquirer
Chasing shifting body ideals: Homework still a must
By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Blame it on Jennifer Lopez.
She and other entertainers with bodacious backsides - Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian among them - have helped make many women feel insecure about yet another part of their bodies: their butts.
Once a piece of real estate that almost no woman would want to enlarge, the ideal butt for some now must be round as a balloon, perky, and well-defined. That's hard to achieve naturally when you're also striving for the anorexic look or fighting the sags and realignment that age and gravity inevitably bring.
Hence a new demand for butt-enhancing medical procedures - a desire that had tragic consequences last week when an English medical tourist died after black-market butt injections she received in a hotel room near Philadelphia International Airport.
There are legitimate ways to plump up a bottom, but this isn't one of them. Doctors said there have always been cut-rate cosmetic procedures, and publicity about plastic surgery is lulling more women into thinking it's no big deal. As last week's case proved, you're better off with a pro. A big clue: Board-certified plastic surgeons don't work in hotel rooms.
Dr. Constantino Mendieta - CNN
Dr. Constantino Mendieta discusses Butt Augmentations with CNN
Dr. Constantino Mendieta, one of the world's true great butt augmentation experts, appeared on CNN to explain butt augmentation techniques and warn viewers about the issues surrounding the death of an English woman who flew in to Philadelphia to receive illegal injections from a non-licensed person.
Dr. Constantino Mendieta - BBC News
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.