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What’s Up With Mothers Who Encourage Their Daughters To Get Plastic Surgery?

Five years ago, British mum Deborah Higley had a boob job, increasing her bust from a 32A to a D. Her teen daughters, flat-chested themselves, shared a bedroom and would chat before sleep at night about how they, too, wanted breast implants. This year Deborah arranged for her 19- and 21-year-old daughters, Harriet and Rose, to increase their cup sizes as well — and their father covered the bill for all of this. For reasons completely unknown to me, the Higley ladies and their new bosoms posed together for the U.K.’s Daily Mirror newspaper. Keep reading »

Kim Kardashian’s Thoughts On Plastic Surgery

In news that should be a shock to absolutely no one, Kim Kardashian is now ready to admit that her picture-perfect look is not totally natural, and we’re not talking about concealer and beauty products here. So far, no scalpels have come near her body, but she’s dabbled with Botox:

“I’m totally not against plastic surgery. I’ve tried Botox before. That’s the only thing that I’ve done. I’ve never had my nose done. What’s funny about my nose, it’s my biggest insecurity. I always want to get my nose done. I went to the doctor, I had them take the pictures, he showed me what it would look like and it just didn’t — I wouldn’t look the same.”

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Can Botox Make You Look Older?

Oh, the irony. New research shows that fans of Botox injections might experience backwards results. Reports the Daily Mail, “… if you use [Botox] a lot, or have it injected by an inexperienced practitioner, Botox can actually give you wrinkles.” Here’s the creepy bit: because Botox was originally employed as a prescription treatment to help twitchy eyes and other neurological conditions, it works by essentially freezing certain nerves (hence the post-Botox perma-grin). When used repeatedly to paralyze wrinkled areas, other surrounding nerves in your face may become active so you can still achieve facial expressions. By awakening these areas and putting them to use, you may create more wrinkles by doing so.

We were scared about the idea of sticking needles into our face in the first place … but now the notion that the injection could really make you look worse has us thinking that we’ll stick to a healthy diet and preventative sun protection to keep our skin looking as youthful as possible. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Quotable: Hollywood’s Plastic Surgery Backlash

“I think everyone either looks like a drag queen or a stripper.”

— FOX casting agent Marcia Shulman, on celebs who get Botox or plastic surgery [New York Times] Keep reading »

Quotable: Jennifer Aniston Doles Out Blunt Beauty Advice

“I could do [botox], and I mean these lines are getting deeper every day, but when I tell you what’s happened to me — these lines are just about living. Look, I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don’t starve myself in an extremist way. You’re not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I’d be devastated. My advice: just stop eating s**t every day.”

— Jennifer Aniston explaining to UK Harper’s Bazaar how she stays in such phenomenal shape at 41 (yes, 41!) [via Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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