Is plastic surgery addiction
contagious? British great grandma Annette Edwards, 57, has been obsessed with Jessica Rabbit ever since “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” came out. Recently, she went on a stringent diet, got her boobs lifted, opted for cheek and chin implants, bought a red wig, and invested in red sequin dress—all to look like her favorite character. In the end, she spent $16,000 on the transformation. Check Annette out in the clip above from a British morning show this week, and try not to get depressed at the part where she says she can’t stand up after injuring her back. “I just love being Jessica,” she says before explaining that she’s done this to “inspire mature women.” Also, very oddly, Annette is into breeding rabbits and brought one of her record holder bunnies on the show with her. Totally normal. [Asylum
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We’re not usually ones to blow up a celeb’s plastic surgery spot, and we’re not saying “Real Housewife” Danielle Staub actually made a trip to the get-younger-and-slimmer doctor but … Yeah, the next season of table-flipping, shenanigan-fun won’t catch her with a surprised look on her face—well, beyond the one’s she’s got now, and forever more! [NYC, 1/5/10] Keep reading »
The always ingenious Copyranter points us to a couple of super-creepy ads from Canadian plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne R. Perron. In the future, you may need a walker, but, don’t worry, your face will be forever freakishly young. After the jump, check out what weirdness is in store for the dudes. Keep reading »
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Is Tiger Woods hiding from the public eye because Elin Nordegren busted him in the face so bad with a golf club that he had to fly to Phoenix for plastic surgery?
That’s what a letter posted on the gossip blog Hollywood Interrupted is claiming. Blogs Gawker and Deadspin both say the letter is a hoax, as it is supposedly written by a close confidante of Woods’ agent, who also happens to be one of Woods’ neighbors. Probably true—hoaxes are hot right now! Anyway, the dirtiest dirt, after the jump … Keep reading »
You thought health care reform was all about boring stuff like health insurance, didn’t you? Well, it’s far more fabulous than that: Washington, D.C.’s finest are fretting over several medical procedures of interest to the casts of “Jersey Shore” and “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” including Botax and fake baking.
The latest news? A tax on plastic surgery is out, while a tax on indoor tanning is in.
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Design duo Lucy McRae and Dutch Bart Hess call this “low-tech plastic surgery.” We call it freeeeeeeaky. [The Cut] Keep reading »
I try to keep an open mind about plastic surgery, I really do. I try to tell myself that it’s just like dying your hair or wearing a pair of Spanx—a little tweak that can make you feel super slammin’. I try to tell myself that everyone has the right to look their best, and if it’s worth it to someone to drop serious Benjamins on a cosmetic procedure, who am I to object? But then I read a story like the one yesterday about Solange Magnano, the stunning 38-year-old former Miss Argentina who died after the liquid from a gluteoplasty injection made its way into her lungs and brains. It’s horribly sad, especially considering that her butt was enviable just the way it was. And I just can’t hold it in anymore: How have we created a culture in which it’s OK to go under the knife without medical necessity in the name of fixing some “flaw” no one ever noticed anyway? Keep reading »
Solange Magnano, a former Miss Argentina, died days after having a gluteoplasty in Buenos Aires. The 38-year-old, who was the mother of twins, spent three days in critical condition after having surgery last Thursday before succumbing to a pulmonary embolism on Sunday. The liquid injected into her buttocks had entered her lungs and brains, killing her, according to one source. A close friend of Magnano’s, Roberto Piazza, observed: “A woman who had everything lost her life to have a slightly firmer behind.” According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Jennifer Lopez’s derriere is the posterior most requested by patients looking to surgically recreate a bigger, better bottom. In South America, a firm, round butt is a big deal, but it’s not worth dying for, right? [AP] Keep reading »
As the Senate attempts to suck the fat out of the 2,000-plus-page health care reform bill, there is one provision that donkeys are fighting to keep intact. Democrats have proposed a way to nip and tuck a few Benjamins to help pay for the health care reform plan. I’ll give you a hint—it doesn’t have to do with abortions, mammograms, or pap smears—or any procedures women actually need. They plan to raise $5 billion over the next 10 years by taxing 5 percent on all cosmetic surgery procedures. Want a tummy tuck, silicon bubbies, or some warm botulism injected into your face? Under this provision, you’ll have to pay a tax. Reconstructive surgeries due to cancer or injury would not be subject to the tax. Naturally the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is against this “Botax.” So what do you think? Is the “Botax” a good idea? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »