When we first covered the topic of ethnic rhinoplasty, the tale of Los Angeles high school senior and Persian princess Dornaz Maraghehchi, who received a nose job as a gift for the Persian New Year, stirred much controversy.
Now an increase in the number of Asian patients seeking nose reshaping is bringing the hot topic back into the spotlight. Read more … Keep reading »
I first heard the word “labiaplasty” three years ago. Immediately, my interest was piqued. My unruly butterfly wings — otherwise known as my labia — interfered with my sexual activities. Riding a bike for more than 15 minutes? Painful. Camel toe? Obvious. Intercourse? Lube did little to relieve all that smooshing, pulling, stretching, especially when condoms were involved.
And then there were the unsolicited anatomical editorials that I’d received over the years, ranging from the respectfully observant, “You’re very floral,” to the horrifying, “Damn, girl. You got a fat p***y!,” to the complimentary, “Actually, I like it full and lippy … That’s my thing.” Keep reading »
I step into the doctor’s office for a simple checkup and want the highest drugs possible to knock me out. But some women are getting breast implants and staying wide awake during the invasive surgery. Yowza! Said Kelly McCoy of Plano, Texas, a 23-year-old who had her B-cup breasts enlarged to C-cups, “Just the fact that I don’t have to undergo general anesthesia and the fact that I get to have a hand in seeing what the end result is going to be was like a huge selling point to me.” Apparently, not getting anesthesia is worth being able to give “final approval” to your plastic surgeon while you’re under the knife. So, how painful is undergoing plastic surgery while wide awake? Keep reading »
“Bridalplasty,” the only reality show where the “winner gets cut.” Ha … ha? The trailer for “Bridalplasty,” the new reality TV show hosted by Shanna Moakler in which brides-to-be compete in wedding-related contests for plastic surgery prizes, doesn’t actually show us any of the brides-to-be. Or cosmetic surgery before-and-afters. Or crippling self-esteem issues that would lead one to radically change her boobs, lips and nose before walking down the aisle. Guess we’ll have to wait for this brilliant piece of television programming to arrive on the air. [Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
The world laughed when Heidi Montag said that she felt like she was trapped in her own body because of her enormo breast implants. But I totally understand what she’s talking about.
At 25, I had lost a large amount of weight and my body fat percentage was drastically reduced in a short period of time. This worked wonders for my ass, but wreaked havoc on my chest. I remarked to my girlfriends one night after a few too many drinks that I had tiger nipples. This description, complete with claws and roaring noises, was a reference to the stretch marks that cut deep swaths in my once firm skin. I was in an unhealthy relationship at the time and at the urging of my partner, I decided to do something about my prematurely sagging breasts. Keep reading »
“I was one of the only girls in my high school that didn’t get one … And if anybody needed it, I probably did. But my mom always told me, ‘Barbra Streisand didn’t get a nose job. You’re not getting a nose job.’ And I didn’t. I’m proud to be on a positive show and to be a voice for girls and say, ‘You don’t need to look like everybody else. Love who you are.’”
—Lea Michele tells GQ why she never went under the knife. I like how the assumption here seems to be that’s the norm? Let’s be honest, while Lea is no Babs, we’re still happy that she has her original nose. [NY Post] Keep reading »