Posts tagged "cosmetic surgery"

Tongue Patch Makes Eating So Horrific You Get Mad Skinny

Just can't stop yourself from eating the three solid meals a day that are totally making you F-A-T? Can't afford costly stomach stapling and/or Courtney Love's favorite detox spa? Have we got a solution for you! California cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nikolas Chugay (interesting name) has developed a wildly innovative weight loss tool. He'll sew…
By: Erin Flaherty / September 24, 2009

Would You Date—Or Marry—A Plastic Surgeon?

Imagine you're getting dressed in front of your boyfriend and you ask the cliché question: "Do I look fat?" (We hope not, but just for the sake of argument here...) And his response is, "Well actually, do you want to do something about that?" What would it be like to date a plastic surgeon—someone…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 17, 2009

Should Boob Jobs Help Fund Health-Care Reform?

Obviously, money is a huge hurdle when it comes to Obama's trillion-dollar health-care plan, but here's one revenue source government officials may consider: tax on plastic surgery. The excise "bo-tax" (no we didn't make that term up, but wish we could take credit) allegedly being floated around by the feds would be placed on cosmetic…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 11, 2009

British Teen Gets Eyelash Transplant

You've heard of cosmetic surgery procedures where fat from your butt goes into your boobs, but would you take hair from your head and put it into your eyes? Louise Thomas, a 19-year-old UK resident, was the first person in the country to undergo the process in which doctors removed hairs from the back of…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 10, 2009

Miss Plastic Hungary Pageant Seeks “Body Work” Contestants

"Ever had plastic surgery to become beautiful? Are you proud of your body? Would you like to put yourself to the test?" These are all questions most beauty queens would be too embarrassed to answer, but one Hungarian company isn't afraid to ask. The website MissPlasticHungary.hu is seeking contestants for what it say…
By: Annika Harris / July 22, 2009

Shopping For A New Face? Read A Magazine.

Looking for a new face? Glance no farther than the pages of your bedside reading. Lifestyle Lift and Quicklift, two “minimally invasive” facelift procedures, have been branded and advertised as if they’re comparable to L'Oreal and Nivea.
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 4, 2009

Mom Gives Daughter Botox As Present, Daughter Becomes Addicted

Teenager Jodie King had tried several expensive anti-aging creams, but none would smooth the "wrinkles" on her forehead. So her mom, Margaret, gave her Botox injections for her 18th birthday. "Jodie's forehead is like mine - she gets pronounced lines when she makes a facial expression. I knew Botox would solve the problem," said Margaret.
By: Annika Harris / May 26, 2009

Nancy Pelosi’s Plastic Surgery Debacle

Sandra McElwaine at The Daily Beast wants to know, "Who Did Nancy Pelosi's New Face?" The Speaker of the House (who just turned 69) has been sporting a, uh, much tighter looking mug, causing many to strongly suspect she's had a heavy dose of plastic surgery. The slideshow of images does make for…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2009

Lunch Time Liposuction!

We are all a little strapped for time nowadays. It seems there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. But there's always time to squeeze in a few errands during lunch. Drop off dry cleaning; run to the bank; pay the cable bill; get liposuction! No seriously. Now you can get…
By: Persia Ali / February 17, 2009

When I Die, Can I Get Botox?

There's nothing wrong with wanting to look your best and taking pride in your appearance. But looking your best has been taken to a new extreme, as more people are opting to get cosmetic surgery and enhancements -- after they're dead. Morticians are getting an increase in requests in cosmetic procedures when it comes to…
By: Persia Ali / February 3, 2009

Will Recessionistas Budget For Botox?

The New York Times has an interesting story in today's Style section about how the recession and tanking economy will affect the cosmetic surgery and beauty industries. Will people, specifically women, start scrimping on beauty products and cut spending on Botox, boob jobs, pricey gym memberships, and fad diets? Indeed, a few indicator…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 18, 2008

Poll: Would You Ever Snip Down Below?

Now that you've read "Girl Talk: I've Had Labiaplasty Surgery" (doesn't that sound like a future episode of MTV's "True Life"?) we want you to weigh in on the somewhat controversial cosmetic procedure.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 28, 2008

As Budgets Tighten, Skin Sags

Every cloud has its silver lining and, in this case, that silver is going gray gracefully! The bottom isn’t just dropping out of the economy, in American’s cases, it’s spilling over pants proudly. Due to the falling economy, people are willing to let their skin sag rather than pay a plastic surgyeon to fix u…
By: Simcha / October 4, 2008

A Match Made In Saline-Soaked Heaven

Wednesday's episode of The Colbert Report had a segment about MyFreeImplants.com, a website started by Jason Grunstra which "brings together two groups of people: women that have a strong desire to enhance their physical appearance through cosmetic surgery and benefactors who wish to help these women improve their self esteem and confidence through cosmetic surgery."…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 7, 2008

Botox: Looks That Can Kill

Joan Rivers, a big fan of Botox, is poking fun at herself and laughing all the way to the bank in a new Geico commercial. While it may give you a career, a new report shows the wrinkle reducer could make you loose more than just facial expressions -- it’s a look that ca…
By: Simcha / January 25, 2008
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