Perhaps you’ve heard of the boob lift, a surgical procedure that hoists up your sagging breasts. Now there’s the internal bra, which also does this, but goes one step further by putting a reinforcing structure in place, so that you don’t actually have to wear a bra. Ever. The product used is called Breform—a firm mesh cup that’s implanted under a layer of breast skin, effectively providing a support to lift and hold them. While this kind of sounds like a miracle procedure, some of the details are not so pleasant. A plastic surgeon who performs the technique explains, “Over time, the mesh gets incorporated into the breast as the body produces a fibrous tissue that holds the structure in place — like a permanent bra under the skin.”
The procedure is relatively new, but so far, none of the 600 women to participate have had any complications. What do you think? Something you’d be interested in after some more time and research has passed? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Many moons ago, I worked at a women’s magazine (the sadly defunct Jane) that did an annual naked issue. For a prank one year, my editor dared me to go into a conference room, take off my shirt and bra, and then call in another co-worker (a good friend of mine) for a meeting and proceed like it was totally normal that I would be topless, just to see how she would react. The whole thing was completely ridiculous—and ended up being very funny in print because it took her a full minute to say anything. But, uh, I’m glad no one called human resources on us—I could have been fired on the spot. After all, according to the New York Post, a very similar thing just happened to an editor at Brides magazine. After the jump, her side of the story. Keep reading »
“I gagged when my son came and asked me about the implants. It was, ‘Where did you hear that?’ But it was on my own show. Our son did not know I had breast implants, so I sat down and went through plastic surgery with him. And it was great, because I was able to let him know that when his dad met me, I was completely natural. The beauty of my story is that ‘Your dad met me as a frog and I have transformed myself, because I wanted to, into a swan.’”
—Wendy Williams, on her son asking the question “Mommy, are your breasts real?” after watching an episode of her show where she talked about getting fake ones 14 years ago [People] Keep reading »
A woman in Texas successfully scammed
a bunch of people into paying for her breast implants by, get this, faking breast cancer! Twenty-four-year-old Trista Joy Lathern told everyone she didn’t have health insurance and needed money to pay for her breast cancer treatments. In August, 100 people showed up to her all-day fundraiser at Waco’s Hog Creek Icehouse Saloon and donated an estimated $10,000. Trista used $6,800 of the donations to pay for a new set of boobs. According to the local sheriff’s office, it was later discovered that Lathern never even had breast cancer. Keep reading »
“No, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting breast implants as a Christian. I think it’s a personal decision. I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where it says you shouldn’t get breast implants.
—De-throned beauty queen Carrie Prejean may also be surprised that the Bible doesn’t say anything about airplanes, the polio vaccine, pasteurized milk, or electricity, either. [Christianity Today] Keep reading »
Another week, another Carrie Prejean eyeroll-worthy drama. The latest dirt? Our beloved ex-Miss California still owes $5,200 for a boob job paid for by pageant organizer K2 Productions, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday. K2 said it foot the bill for plastic surgery at Prejean’s behest, so she could “be more competitive” in the 2009 Miss USA pageant, and she hasn’t honored a verbal agreement to pay them back. (Verbal agreement? Get it in writing, people!) Keep reading »
Be afraid … be very afraid. Just in time for Halloween
, the scariest thing any woman can imagine has happened. On MTV’s “The Real World/Road Rules Challenge,” contestant Shauvon busted her breast implant after cannon balling into a lake. Aaaarrrrggghhhhhh! I’ll pretend like the splash heard ‘round the world was not an awful idea in the first place, because the real takeaway from this moment is that an implant can
actually rupture. Shauvon was rushed to the ER where she discovered she had nerve, muscle, and tissue damage. I’m thinking no more challenges for Shauvon. Worse? The other contestants think she is exaggerating the pain or making up some cockamamie story. My real boobs are in pain just thinking about it! If you ever needed a reason to forego those implants you’ve been dreaming of, check out the clip above. [BuzzFeed
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Plastic surgeons have reached a truly DIY medical breakthrough in Britain: cutting fat from a woman’s thighs and tummy and pasting it on her titties. Ladies who allow surgeons to play Mrs. Potato Head with their breasts can potentially shoot up three cup sizes. The “two-in-one op,” as it’s being called, will be widely available in Britain next year for around $13,000 and is currently being tested in the U.S.
It’s true that these so-called “natural breast enlargements” don’t involve the dodgy silicone used in most boob jobs, which has been known to harden over time and feel fake. But it’s still plastic surgery, which isn’t “natural” at all! Besides, how much would it suck if the layers of fat that the doctor redistributed from your thighs turned out to be the dreaded cellulite and it made your tits all wrinkly and pucker-y? Is that really worth a C-cup, ladies? [Times Of London] Keep reading »