“I’ve been working out really hard and I’ve been through a lot so I’m very ready for this moment,” said Heidi Montag, before shimmying off her cover-up at the opening of Liquid pool over the weekend. Looking like a fem-bot is a full-time job, folks. [People] Keep reading »
It doesn’t surprise us when we hear of some wacky plastic surgery procedure to hear Heidi Montag‘s name come up as well. (Seriously, the girl should have a new type of boob job named after her.) We reported earlier this week that the reality TV star wasn’t into hugging people at the moment because she’s still recovering from her “back scooping” procedure. What, pray tell, is that? Visions of a doctor taking an ice cream scoop to your body. Shudder.
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There’s a growing trend in how breast implant procedures are being conducted, reports the New York Times—awake surgeries. Instead of putting you out under general anesthesia, doctors and patients are electing to use local anesthetics in the breasts instead. On the patient’s side of thing, the reason is clear: She wants to make sure she’s happy with how her boobs look in order to avoid another corrective surgery. Says one doctor who works this way: “They are talking to me the entire time.” (About what, we’d like to know!) “Once the new implants are in, his patients are propped up on the operating table, look in a mirror and have their say.” Keep reading »
“I’m very weird about hugging people now—I’m very fragile. … I had my back scooped. I might be the first one to try it. It carves out your back a little bit. … I have the footage of my ten procedures. I’ve watched a little bit.”
—Heidi Montag dishes to Ryan Seacrest about her zillion plastic surgery procedures. Uh, why’d she do this again? Also, back scooping? I am gonna barf. [PopEater] Keep reading »
What do you do when you’re athletic and muscular and, well, small-chested? If you’re 30-year-old Susan Combs, you sock money away. “I started a ‘boob fund,’” says Combs, who lives in New York City. “I own my own business, and I said to myself, when I get enough money, that’s going to be my executive bonus for the year. I’m just going to do it.” Read more … Keep reading »
Not that you’d know if from the Heidi Montag Freakshow, but fewer Americans had plastic surgeries last year than four years before. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, operations dropped 19 percent from 2005 to 2009, from 2.1 million procedures to 1.9 million. Unfortunately, the ASAPS hypothesizes the recession is the reason why fewer Americans went under the knife — not because we collectively got a healthier body image. Even Dr. Elliot Jacobs, a Park Avenue plastic surgeon interviewed by the London Guardian newspaper, said (gleefully, we can assume), “As long as a woman or a man has a mirror available, there will be a continued interest in plastic surgery.” Depressing. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »
“Do you think 50 years ago in America they would have been considered icons of beauty?” Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Russell Kridell asked this question at a recent conference, pointing to photos of Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lucy Liu. While a seminar exploring surgical techniques deep in the heart of Texas hardly sounds like a font of female empowerment, one fascinating and pertinent finding emerged: Thanks to the international embrace of multicultural beauty icons, our standards of what is considered the aesthetic ideal is evolving dramatically.
This isn’t a completely new concept. A 2006 paper by evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry “projected that by the year 3000, human beings will interbreed to become a single race of coffee-colored beings with a genetic upper class of tall, slim folks with even features.” Like Beyonce, with some extra inches added to her petite frame. Keep reading »
Hey, Brittany Daly of Steubenville, Ohio? You need to give Maria Alaimo of Staten Island — the woman whose plastic surgeon accidentally gave her four boobs — a call stat. Y’all need to start a club or something for victims of boob jobs gone wrong! On Friday, Daly filed a $300,000 malpractice lawsuit claiming Dr. Beverly Carl, of Bridgewater, PA, caused her “physical and emotional discomfort” when she gave her the wrong implants in a 2008 boob job. Keep reading »
It’s nuts what people will do to look good, but sometimes it’s even weirder what people think looks good to begin with. And with plastic surgery addiction becoming a growing problem, these people need to be stopped. Starting with ear pointing. I’m down with a sexy elf just as much as the next girl, but there are prosthetic ears that look pretty real. It’s not really necessary to have the top of your ear sliced and sutured together. Give it 50 years and see how you feel about being a withered old elf, OK? [BMEZine]
Here are 7 other plastic surgeries we think should be made illegal. Keep reading »