For some, dreaming of that new nose or set of “assets” is just that – a dream. The cost of plastic surgery does not exactly go hand in hand with a struggling economy. So, what's a girl/guy to do? Gamble for it, of course.
Two Atlantic City Trump casinos recently announced a “Plastic Surgery Give-away” to one lucky gambler – up to $25,000 worth of nip/tucking to be won. Potential entrants will be chosen from a pool of lucky casino visitors who register for a player’s card at the Trump Taj Mahal or the Trump Plaza in October. So don't stress if you eat too much Halloween candy -- Trump and co. will pay to have those extra lbs sucked out.
Some people don’t just love their cosmetic enhancements, they love, love, love them. I looked for RealSelf reviewers who showed triple love for their procedures, and it turns out injectables (like Botox and Juvederm) make up the majority of the ultra-beloved treatments:
- Peacepup "love love loves" Dysport wrinkle-removing injections for not only rejuvenating her, but eliminating her tension headaches...
In the world of plastic surgery, Kim Kardashian's butt is often seen as the pinnacle of perfection. She's constantly accused of having butt implants, but the Kardashians put that rumor -- heh -- behind them.
Kim had a booty X-Ray to end the debate. Her sister Khloe posted this photo on her blog with the title
"She's All Natural Baby!"
A man in the Philippines has had multiple cosmetic surgeries in order to look like Superman.
Reporter Marie Lozano of Bandila news Tweeted this picture earlier as a teaser to her upcoming story:
At an average cost of $4,700, chin implants certainly aren’t for everyone. But among those who decided to go under the knife, over half of them decided their chin implant procedure was worth it.
If you don't feel the need to change your body, it can be hard to understand why someone else would. But seeing the results of a cosmetic procedure can show skeptics what a difference it make's in one's appearance.
We've selected 10 of the best doctor-submitted before and after photos to highlight how different an augmented chin can make a face look...
When comedienne Wanda Sykes, best known for her roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm and The New Adventures of Old Christine, got tired of having her large boobs leaving her with an aching back, she decided to have a breast reduction surgery. Following the procedure, doctors spotted cancer in its earliest stages in one of her breasts.
Many people want to insure their assets, but when you're a former Playboy Playmate starring in a Vegas burlesque show, what do you insure first? Holly Madison, famous as the ex-girlfiend of Hugh Hefner, has insured her breasts for $1 million.
Seattleites show a greater interest in cosmetic procedures for the face than for the lower body, according to new RealSelf data.
The top 5 procedures Seattle shows an above average interest in, when compared to the rest of the nation:
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin seems to appear more “refreshed” versus his days of yesteryear – or in this case, literally last year.
The 58-year-old former KGB officer recently spoke at the United Russia Congress over the weekend to accept his party’s presidential nomination. His face caused a stir amongst his country – and on the internet globally.
Last week we talked about how any MD, even a psychiatrist, can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon.
This week, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is launching campaign with the same message, and encouraging patients to “Do their homework” because “anyone can wear a white coat.”
A recent UK survey says a shocking percentage of women first consider cosmetic surgery as young as 10-years-old. This clearly could correlate to the rise in teen surgery if it is any indication of how early a young woman actually thinks about having something done.
The research was done in February 2011 and conducted by One Poll for British plastic surgery practice Liberate Cosmetic Surgery. Out of 3000 British women surveyed (ages 18-30), 25% answered they first thought of having work done between the ages of 10-15. One-third or 33% of the women answered 15-18-years-old.
There's a widespread curiousity about who in Hollywood has had work done. But, is the pressure to achieve "Hollywood standards" via cosmetic surgery real? According to Minka Kelly, it is.
Recently, Minka Kelly appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman to promote her new series, the revamped Charlie's Angels. She recalled a story when she was younger regarding another starlet's advice to "make it" in Hollywood.
"Beauty lasts five minutes. Maybe longer if you have a good plastic surgeon."
Here are last week's 10 funniest tweets about plastic surgery (in no particular order):
"So my neice is 3 and about to have a birthday and says she needs botox because she doesn't want to look 4."
Rock out before you’re knocked out? Dr. Anthony Youn recently wrote an article about the music he listens to while in the operating room, citing a study that found that music helps surgeons do their jobs better, as well help patients to relax more.
The article made us curious as to what kind of music other RealSelf doctors listen to while enhancing their patients. Their varied responses were both humorous and insightful...
When it came out that red wine could help your heart, winos everywhere celebrated with - what else? - a glass of red wine! Well forget the adding calories for a healthier ticker. A new study shows that liposuction may help your heart health, too.
Does this really happen? It did.
"Went to a new clinic and just 'knew' after the injections that they weren't done right. Find out that the dr is a Psychiatrist, with very little facial Botox experience," wrote RealSelf member...
Where there is an in-depth interview of any 30-something-year-old celeb, there is always the "plastic surgery" question. This week's comments come from Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C/Sporty Spice, the former Spice Girl turned solo singer, who recently shared her views on the subject - as well as her thoughts on her numerous tattoos.
Did current Secretary of State and former First Lady Hilary Clinton have a facelift? That’s what Fox News is “wondering”, without actually reporting it. While Clinton’s eyes do look a lot less puffy in the recent photo, the fact that the side-by-side photos being compared were taken years apart makes it more difficult to judge.
I don’t want to call anybody a sucker, but did any of you women who paid for implants even TRY to slap your breasts around first? That’s one of Thailand’s approaches, anyway, where Khemmikka Na Songkhla promises to smack patients’ bosoms at least a couple of inches larger.
Let's face it: some of us have a hard time deciding what we want to eat. So when it comes to something as permanent as breast implants, it's easy to get stuck in a quandary. Especially because they will look slightly different in your body vs. your bra. But for the indecisive or uncertain, there is a solution: adjustable breast implants.
If you follow celebrity news at all, you'll probably remember in June when Megan Fox posted photos of herself on Facebook to prove she didn't use Botox.
Plastic surgeons everywhere started suggesting that she Photoshopped the wrinkles into one of the more wrinkly-faced photos -- because the lines were in an unnatural pattern. Now Dr. Nicholas Vendemia, one of the first surgeons to accuse Megan of this, is admitting misjudgment.
Did Ali Lohan have work done on her face? That is the million dollar question of the past week. Mother Dina recently went on the Wendy Williams Show to deny what the naysayers can't stop gossiping about - that Ali had something done.
My friend found this poster in her mother's basement, but no one will admit how it got there. Though it seems likely that this old advertisement is a joke, it looks like the ideal product for women who want larger breasts without resorting to surgery. Plus, who wouldn't want boobs that double as a life preserver?
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As the editor for the RealSelf blog, I get a lot of interesting press releases. So when one came in for a breast pillow that reduces chest wrinkles, I had to ask our doctor community about it.
That's right -- you put the Intimia Breast Pillow on at night and wake up with a smoother, less-wrinkled decollete. Sounds fantastic right? Well, don't get too excited.
Heather Morris made her mark by impersonating Britney Spears in Season 2, and just like Britney, 24-year-old Heather says she got breast implants early in her career. Even more like Britney, she removed them -- recently.
Ali Lohan, the sister of troubled tabloid star Lindsay Lohan, has been making headlines of her own recently due to her rapid change in appearance. While many suspect that plastic surgery is responsible for the sudden transformation, Ali’s family and representatives deny that anything other than a “normal teenage growth spurt” has occurred.
Because of society's beauty ideals, people often think that the characteristics that make others seem perfect would be perfect for them, too. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes having plastic surgery to realize that they were happy with their original appearance in the first place.
Eccentric designer Betsey Johnson showcased her Spring 2012 collection at New York's Fashion Week. The designs were as wild as ever (think baby-doll dresses with exposed leopard print push-up bras), and said inspiration came from what seems like an unusual source: her breast implants.
"You know, let's put it this way, if all the people in Hollywood who have had plastic surgery, if they went on vacation, there wouldn't be a person left in town. "
Here are last week's 10 funniest tweets about plastic surgery (in no particular order):
"He'd like a nose job and I'll be taking the six-pack ab implants. Do we get mimosas with that? Free surgical socks? Something...?"
Last week an Illinois woman died shortly after injecting her own face with beef fat -- but that's not what killed her. None-the-less, her DIY wrinkle remedy leaves many wondering "what was she thinking?"