Plastic surgeons can get a lot of business through social media, but some surgeons take the entertainment aspect to extremes: dancing on camera during surgery, for example, or cradling someone’s excised tissue like a baby. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to crack down.
British make-up artist Jordan James Parke spent $150,000 in plastic surgery to look like his idol Kim Kardashian. The 23 year-old confessed he became obsessed with Kim since the first time he saw her on TV. It's been 50 plastic surgeries so far, and Jordan is already saving for the next one: Another nose job.
Yikes. Here's an animation that uses knives, botox needles and liposuction to completely makeover a woman's body until it's unrecognizable. It's terrifying, to be honest. And it's something you see a lot in celebrity culture where beautiful bodies are turned into monsters in the quest for perfection. NSFW.
In a complete reversal of typical plastic surgeries involving Koreans, this time, a Brazilian man of European descent went under the knife and got plastic surgery to look like a Korean guy. Everybody wants to look like anybody but themselves!
South Koreans' obsession with dramatic facial surgery is well known, with entire TV programs dedicated to these radical transformations. This is a weird new twist: A TV program dedicated to revert previous facial plastic surgeries.
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…
I'm truly fascinated by the obsession of some South Korean women to transform themselves into this animesque beauty ideal through extreme plastic surgery. This is not the case of this woman, however. Her story is quite sad.
Except in extreme cases, I don't think plastic surgery is a good idea for any human being. But when someone is attractive to begin with—like this South Korean reporter—I just can't comprehend the reasons. Look at the before and after shots.
For a small pittance of $1,000, the Shonan Beauty Clinic in Japan will burn a whole new fortune on your palms.
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.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the American Association of Plastic Surgeons has seen a meteoric rise in chin implants over the past year. The number of chin implants, where a silicon implant increases the size of the chin, grew 71% in 2011. That's 20,680 chin implants total in the U.S. According to the WSJ:
No—not an Onion article. A Washington, DC-area plastic surgeon is being hit with patients rendered so self-conscious by their video chatting visages that they're asking for phone-specific facelifts. Technology is great except when it's so, so awful.
Last night's episode of 20/20 about plastic surgery featured a segment about two sisters, Brittani and Charm; both of whom, despite being only 23, have undergone multiple plastic surgeries. All of which were performed by their father, Dr. Michael Niccole.
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.
I'm not really sure who needs to be reminded of this, but here it goes. Getting a gray-market silicone injection to improve your body is not a good thing. In fact, it's quite deadly. A group of presenters at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, have all reported death or…
Doctors are testing a new liquid polymer that can be injected under the skin, molded and sculpted, then set in place with a LED array. Ultimately intended for use around the face, it sounds like a plastic surgeon's worst nightmare.
If you're unhappy about the way you look, you can take a picture of yourself with an iPhone app and give yourself virtual tummy tucks, facelifts and any surgery imaginable. You'll end up looking like a Real Housewife and real ugly.
As someone who has never had botulinim toxin injected in my face as a way to prevent wrinkles, it never occurred to me that different strains of the toxin might have different levels of effectiveness. Yet enterprising researchers from San Francisco have studied these poisons extensively, pitting two types against…
Botox injections are the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States, with over 4.6 million people every year being injected with the botulinum toxin in order to paralyze facial muscles and prevent wrinkles. But botox doesn't just make people look younger (or, if done poorly, like a lion) - it might…
Last year, some brave minds realized that, "To the best of our knowledge, there have been no previous studies evaluating the correlation of the US economy and hand surgery volume." I know, I'm shocked too. So they set out to determine whether the amount of hand surgeries could predict the strength or weakness of the…