19th March 05:08
NewBeauty finds ideal home in Boca (liposuction)
Thanks to Gina for sending us the following article. . .Myrl
NewBeauty finds ideal home in Boca
Quarterly 'nip and tuck magazine' debuts today with circulation of
Published Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 1:00 am
by By Sean Salai
A trendy cosmetic surgery magazine on the finer points of "nipping
and tucking" debuts today from Boca Raton, where local observers say
it has found the perfect publishing home.
The plastic surgeons and patients said it was only natural that the
500,000-circulation NewBeauty magazine was being published nationwide
from Boca - a city recently named the "vainest place to live in
America" by Self magazine.
"It's absolutely appropriate that this is coming out of Boca,"
said Dr. Lawrence Korpeck, a leading Boca plastic surgeon familiar with
NewBeauty. "We've got affluence combined with a huge public
interest in cosmetic surgery that makes it very timely. It actually
looks like a good quality magazine too."
Korpeck, practicing in Boca for 18 years, said recent television shows
like "Extreme Makeover" and "Nip/Tuck" had made "botox,"
"breast implants," and "liposuction" into household names and
fueled public interest in dermatology and cosmetic surgery to the point
where a specialty magazine like NewBeauty was inevitable.
"Years ago, it was just the elderly who thought about cosmetic
surgery," Korpeck said. "Now we're starting to see people in
their 20s to 40s looking for it. Why? First of all, people are much
more open about it nowadays. Secondly, they don't want to wait until
they're older to feel good about themselves."
Recent statistics show plastic surgery on the rise among the young. The
number of girls under age 18 who had breast implants nearly tripled
between 2002 and 2003, from 3,872 to 11,326 according to the London
"Plastic surgery is definitely more accepted now, especially in our
community," said Dr. Cristina F. Keusch of the Boca Raton Plastic
Surgery Center. "In the past, people wouldn't even discuss it with
their closest friends. Now we're seeing more men, more young people,
more educated individuals. Cosmetic maintenance is not just for the
rich anymore and this sort of magazine is absolutely appropriate in
One Boca housewife named Tracy, a breast implant recipient who wanted
to remain anonymous, said she was looking forward to the first issue of
"I'm going to be thinking about facelifts and Botox as I get older,
so this magazine sounds perfect for me," said Tracy, 33. "I will
definitely buy it."
Tracy said she got her implants seven years ago and "had them
lifted" in September after giving birth to her second child, adding,
"It's definitely a self-confidence thing. It's about making
myself feel better. I wish this magazine was on newsstands seven years
Vicki, a Boca saleswoman, also expressed interest in NewBeauty. She
received a facelift from Dr. Korpeck on Sept. 1.
"As I get older, I work out and eat right. But I'm always looking
for competitive ways to stay young-looking, through skin products or
new techniques, so I'll definitely buy it," said Vicki, 44, who
also wanted to remain anonymous.
According to publisher Sandow Media, NewBeauty's debut issue started
hitting newsstands a few weeks ago and would be at full distribution by
the end of today's official launch date.
With a record-setting 650 national and regional advertising pages, the
quarterly magazine is heavily saturated with marketing. Advertisers in
the first issue include BMW, London Jewelers, Robert Coin, Bergio, the
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Ziering Medical, Doctor
D. Schwab, and the Cosmetic Enhancement Expo 2005.
Adam Sandow, president of Sandow Media and the magazine's publisher,
said the reason for NewBeauty's good advertising is its high quality
- he uses a 70 lbs. glossy paper stock - and a smart marketing
campaign that offers different editions in 14 markets.
"We're trying to bring publishing talent from all around the
country here to Boca Raton," Sandow said. "It's not common for a
national publisher to be in Boca, since everyone is in New York, but I
love it here and it's a fantastic market."
Sandow plans three issues of the magazine (the newsstand price is
$9.95) this year and four in 2006. To maximize its impact, he's
publishing NewBeauty in a national edition and 13 local editions for
markets such as L.A., Florida, the Northeast and the Midwest.
"You get more magazine in the major markets," he said. "The
magazine's 320 pages in South Florida, but just 240 pages in places
Sandow, 36, recently opened a new headquarters building for Sandow
Media - which he started in Boca in early 2002 - at the Florida
Atlantic University Research and Development Park.
"It's actually pretty coincidental that we're starting the
magazine here in Boca," he said. "We're mostly interested in
places where the cosmetic surgery market is still emerging. For
instance, we tested the magazine in Atlanta because we already knew it
would work well in Boca."
Sandow said his marketing strategy is newsstand-heavy and targeted at
the general public. NewBeauty is thus available primarily at airports,
grocery stores, Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, Borders and B. Dalton's.
About 20 percent of the issues from each production run are being set
aside as free copies for health clubs, beauty salons and physicians'
clinics. Subscriptions, meanwhile, sell at two issues for $19.95 and
four for $29.99.
NewBeauty touts itself as "the first magazine devoted exclusively to
providing a comprehensive guide to the latest advances in plastic
surgery, dermatology and cosmetic dentistry as well as revealing the
best non-surgical beauty secrets, must-have products and expert
Editorially, the magazine divides its coverage of all things plastic by
body parts - face, smile, skin, body and mind - and includes a
special section (the first one: "NewMan") in every issue. Regular
sections include beauty brief, innovations, Frederic Fekkai's Hair
Apparent, Rx versus Retail and Service with a Smile.
The debut issue, a copy of which was provided for this article,
features an illustrated "before and after" section on breast
augmentation as well as a two-page glamour spread on young Boca plastic
surgeon Albert Dabbah. One story, "All About Injectables," covers
"Cosmetic enhancement is almost as old as civilization itself, with
references dating back to Egyptian papyri and Sanskrit texts as early
as 800 B.C.," states an unsigned Beauty Brief editorial. "Cleopatra
reportedly bathed in milk, benefiting from the exfoliating qualities of
the lactic acid."
Several physicians sit on the editorial board of the magazine, which
also spills ink in each issue on finding the right doctor.