Lately, it seems everywhere I turn I’m bombarded with images and stories of celebrity plastic surgery. I gawked at the TV incredulously as Heidi Montag revealed her plethora of cosmetic procedures to her flabbergasted mother on “The Hills.” I shook my head at the pages of coverage on Kate Hudson’s alleged boob job. Now, even Courtney Love has a new face?!?!
Our culture is obsessed with plastic surgery and it’s only getting worse. Women get “routine” liposuction and face lifts with the same nonchalance as going to the dentist for a cleaning. As my high school graduation present, my parents bought me a video camera; some of my classmates got new noses. On TV, you’re able to choose between a number of plastic surgery reality shows, and on the web, you can browse through before-and-after surgery pictures.
Obviously, we all want to look our best and be confident in our appearance. If you are one of the rare individuals who are absolutely satisfied with their entire physical form, then I salute you. For the rest of us, there are non-surgical ways to enhance and minimize areas that we are insecure about. After the jump, check out our five favorite ego-boosting quick fixes. Keep reading »
We’re sure that after reading this news, Heidi Montag will run to her plastic surgeon to go under the knife yet again. Apparently, lipo and breast enhancements are so over, and the new surgery of choice is dimpleplasty, which accents your smile with one or two little indents. We’ll admit that dimples are adorable on little girls with pigtail curls, but despite trend news, it’s hard to imagine that grown women and men are spending thousands of dollars to update their smile. This outpatient procedure requires only local anesthesia, and even though doctors are cutting into your face, technically adding imperfections, hundreds of people are hot to get a few dents. If you’re desperate for dimples, a dimpleplasty will only cost you 10 minutes and $2,000 to $5,000 in cash. What’s next, permanent faux freckles? [Lemondrop] Keep reading »
Say hello to a plastic surgery commercial stirring up … controversy. But is the ad actually controversial — or not? I’m not entirely sure what the deal is, but it sounds like this commercial for Park Avenue Smart Lipo ran as an actual ad on Gawker last week. According to another sponsored post featuring the commercial that ran on Gawker today, “some readers of our sister site Jezebel were outraged by it, and the post was pulled after an hour.” So, this is a commercial, a paid spot, claiming that the commercial itself is controversial, which would increase views of the commercial. So, real controversy, or not? I am not entirely clear what the controversy would be, other than the women are asking the men what the men think of various parts of the women’s bodies and such. Which I guess is controversial. If you want it to be. And Park Avenue Smart Lipo sure does. What have we learned here? PASL FTW. [Gawker] Keep reading »
Courtney Love has been known for making transformations, but this one seems to be a little more permanent. By the look on her new face, she is just about as thrilled with it as we are. Or perhaps that’s all the Botox? After the jump see some before shots of Love and counts that changes yourself. Keep reading »
“I prayed about it for a long time and said, ‘God, if it’s wrong, then I won’t do it.’”
—Heidi Montag on talking to God before signing on to get 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day. Kind of sounds like she was looking for a sign, no? Why couldn’t someone burn a bush on the girl’s lawn? [New Yorker]
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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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The thought of swapping the fat from your love handles or thighs for a fuller, firmer bust line sounds like a woman’s ultimate fantasy.
Except plastic surgeons are now making it a reality.
At the recent American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting in Washington, DC, breast augmentation fat transfer was one of the most controversial topics discussed by the gathering of the country’s top plastic surgeons. Read more … Keep reading »
You know how everyone in the universe basically agrees that Jennifer Grey’s nose job was the worst decision she ever made, because it changed the look of her entire face and no one recognized her anymore, even though she played Baby in “Dirty Dancing”? That is the way I feel about my beloved NeNe Leakes’ new nose. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star — and I do mean STAR — was so beautiful the way she was! Whyyyyy did she have to go get her nose chipped away to oblivion?! Ugh. [Young, Black & Fabulous] Keep reading »
As we saw on “The Hills” this week, there is no way in hell that Heidi Montag‘s mom would’ve joined her on the operating table. But apparently, lots of mother/daughter pairs are getting plastic surgery together. Prime example, Christie Brinkley and daughter Alexa Ray Joel, the new Prell girl. Alexa checked in to have a nose job earlier this month and Christie checked in for (people think) a facelift the next day. A spokesperson for the family said, “Alexa had breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum and decided to correct the appearance of her nose at the same time. As far as Christie is concerned, she was at Lenox Hill to support her daughter, and throughout her career people have speculated that she’s done this or that, which she always chooses to take as a compliment.” Riiiiight. And her face just happens to look much younger now. [NY Post]
But these two aren’t nearly the only ones doing it. Keep reading »