Using Plastic Surgery To Keep Astronauts Human On Long Space Missions

A brief exchange in the back of last week's issue of New Scientist asks: "I understand that the lines and sagging skin we acquire as we age are due to the sun and gravity. If I lived in a space station in zero or microgravity away from the sun, would I stay looking young?" A perfectly innocuous, if even somewhat… » 4/21/14 5:41pm 4/21/14 5:41pm

Pioneering WWI Plastic Surgery Was Way Ahead of Its Time

What you're looking at isn't three different people. No, it's the progress made by a single patient, Lieutenant William M. Spreckley, who was admitted to Dr Harold Gillies' care in January 1917 with a "gunshot wound nose". Gillies is considered the father of modern plastic surgery—and it's not hard to see why. » 7/13/12 6:43am 7/13/12 6:43am

A Doctor Claims That He Can Magically Transform Brown Eyes to Blue with…

There is something about blue eyes that can pierce another person's soul while also acting as a revealing window into your own. Brown eyes? Not so much. What if you wanted blue eyes, though? Color contacts? Meh. Try this new laser surgery that'll permanently transform your brown eyes to blue. » 11/02/11 6:00pm 11/02/11 6:00pm

'Abdominal Etching' Provides a Six-Pack Without the Exercise

Do you want a hot set of washboard abs to impress the ladies with? Are you also much too lazy to actually do the sit-ups required to get them naturally? Good news, America! You can get "abdominal etching" done, a form of plastic surgery that gives you a six-pack without the work. For a mere $4,000 to $7,000 you too… » 11/09/07 11:20am 11/09/07 11:20am

Adjustable Breast Implants for the Indecisive

Too big or too small breast implants getting you down? Cheer up, Sally or Jimmy (soon to be Jane). The adjustable breast augmentation will ensure that you and your loved ones are completely satisfied with your new chest addition. These breast implants have a port where a control pump can be plugged. Pump up the… » 4/18/07 3:15pm 4/18/07 3:15pm