The internet is full of ads for Gynexin, a pill that promises to reduce the size of man boobs. Though enlarged male breasts, also known as gynecomastia, are a problem commonly treated by plastic surgery, who wouldn’t prefer to fix their physical flaws in the form of a pill? Alas, if it sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is.
If you haven't seen Dr. Donald Brown's breast implant infographic (below) floating around the web yet, you will now. It has some pretty fascinating facts surrounding a subject everyone loves or loves to judge, and I'm surprised it hasn't made a bigger splash. Did you know that all the implants created in the U.S. since 1997 would fill an Olympic swimming pool? But there's something else we learned from one of the stats on here...
A recent survey says one in four adults in America would go under the knife - if they had more money. Looks like saving for the "next big thing" just took on another meaning.
Although these results were paraded as shocking in mainstream media, there weren't too surprising to the community on RealSelf. More on that in a minute.
You’ve got a big event coming up, and you want your teeth whiter. You know Patty Picture Taker will be snapping plenty of shots to embarrass you with on Facebook the next day. Of course, the best way to address this issue would be to bail on the event all together - but you promised your best friend you’d go. So here are some whitening tips from a girl who’s tried almost everything:
The recent appearance of Bruce Jenner at a Lakers game with wife Kris had tongues wagging that the former Olympian had even more face work done. Not so fast, people. That's not a facelift scar.
If only the gossip sites had asked the experts first. As news spread that the once-vain celeb had another facelift procedure, it was soon reported that Bruce actually had a biopsy - for skin cancer.
Tummy tucks are popular amongst women, but there are plenty of males who are self-conscious about their beer bellies. Men who exercise their way to significant weight loss seem particularly fond of the procedure, looking to lose the excess skin and show off the physique they've worked so hard to attain. In fact, a whopping 93% of men posting on RealSelf declared their tummy tucks Worth It.
It's no surprise why when you see the before and after photos. Here are six guys who have undergone some fantastic transformations...
Last week our Facebook Photos of the Day featured rhinoplasty results -- due to a study making the national news circuit which said nose jobs may make people look an average of 1.5 years younger.
But there's an important part of this "revelation" that the story glosses over: frequently in "after" photos, patients have more make-up, better hair, and a cheerier disposition.
Though a cosmetic procedure can mean time off the court or field, many professional athletes have had a little work done on their appearance.
We rounded up some of the more famous examples, bringing you eight reasons athletes have seen a cosmetic doctor:
A British woman has chosen to share her PIP implant experience and the process she has undergone to get them removed through a video diary.
Her name is Abbie. Her story is being told by the the Aurora Clinic in the UK. She speaks of how she initially received her implants, her failure to directly contact the PIP company in regards to the implants' status, and the decisions she made to get them removed and replaced.
A New York state teenager with Down's Syndrome was given the gift of plastic surgery to correct the "floppy ears" he was born with - which caused him years of torment and bullying.
Bullying has become so prevalent these days, parents are taking drastic measures to protect their children and offer them a better life emotionally. But, the discussions with teachers or changing of schools has moved over to another trend - plastic surgery.
The recipient of the first full face transplant in the US is now talking about his experience since the surgery and the overwhelming feeling of being able to finally show emotion.
Dallas Wiens, 25, received his face transplant ten months ago after a horrible freak accident. He was electrocuted by a power line when the cherry picker lift he was working from accidentally drifted into a live wire, burning his entire face off.
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Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to looking old. Sure, a facelift can help conceal some wrinkles, but your best bet is to try to address the problem before it starts.
Straight from the RealSelf doctors, here are 7 tips for maintaining healthy, younger looking skin:
It’s true, men are having a bromance with Brotox. Brotox isn’t any different than typical Botox, but I suppose the terminology helps to add a touch of masculinity to the procedure. And why should Botox be a feminine thing? Men get wrinkles, too, and now, in greater numbers, they’re finally doing something about it.
The Golden Globes mark the beginning of the "how to get that red carpet look" season (guilty as charged). We've previously reported that the #1 celebrity patients ask their plastic surgeons to help them look like is Angelina Jolie. But most people don't want to go under the knife to get there -- which is why we love these videos by makeup artist Promise Tamana Phan.
Phan shows that you don't need surgery to get a famous face -- just plain cosmetics. For those who desire Angelina's famous pout but don't want injections, she has impressive Jolie-inspired lip liner tips...
Permanently modifying your body always carries risks.
In a recent medical report, doctors from Iran’s Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences profiled an unnamed patient who developed a condition called nonischemic priapism, more commonly known as a permanent erection. The man developed this condition after he had an Iranian saying (“good luck with your journeys”) and his girlfriend’s initial tattooed onto the, ahem, shaft area of his member.
Did you know that as you evaluate a plastic surgeon, he or she will also be sizing you up as a suitable patient? Your doctor will be alert for red flags like these during your consultation:
#1: You want to be a clone
I was surprised to learn yesterday that the French implants causing a scare all over Europe and South America are not just in women -- apparently PIP made testicular and male pectoral implants as well.
It's no secret that tanning beds are bad for you. Period. Say what you will about getting Vitamin D, but I know I'd be attacked by 100 dermatologists if I said anything different.
Because of this knowledge, California decided to ban the use of tanning beds for minors. In most states minors can tan, but they need a parent or guardian to consent.
Last week, the Daily Beauty blog decided to pose a question to their readers: Should tanning beds be illegal for everyone?
Has Ricky Gervais gone under the knife? The perennial jokester has taken to Twitter to poke fun at Hollywood's obsession with staying young and being perfect.
Gervais recently tweeted a picture of himself jokingly implying he was about to get some work done at an unnamed plastic surgery and anti-aging center with a distorted face to boot.
You know what I don’t believe? Women who say bikini waxing “isn’t that painful.” I truly think they’re full of it. Maybe, MAYBE, they’ve been through something so painful that waxing really isn’t that bad. But come on, someone is RIPPING hairs out of one of the more sensitive areas of your body. Thick hairs.
When I wax I try to do everything possible to minimize the ouch. But I keep getting mixed messages -- some estheticians told me to take Advil or Tylenol, others said don’t take it because you bleed more. Such mixed messages!
So I went to the medical professionals -- skin professionals, I might add. Here’s what the RealSelf docs had to say about making waxing less traumatic.
New Jersey is currently in the process of repealing a law that taxes elective cosmetic surgeries. Since 2004, the state has charged an extra 6% on procedures in order to raise revenues. Opponents of the tax argue that the tax costs New Jersey more money than it brings in, as it drives patients to have their surgeries performed outside of the state instead.
Did you know that laser hair removal for blonde hair is few and far between? Ask any blonde (we mean real not bottle blonde, people) and she or he will tell you that there have been no true laser options for fair-haired individuals. But now a technology emerging from Israel solves that obstacle by using of all things, ultrasound waves.
Mondays: the end of the weekend and the return to work has never been something to look forward to, but all of that has changed with the introduction of MANdays. That’s right, each Monday, you can now look forward to reading a new man-centric post relating to the field of aesthetic procedures.
One of the youngest sex change patients opens up about her life and her experience since becoming a young woman.
Since the age of three Jackie Green has always associated with being a girl. But at the time, she was a boy named Jack. Playing with dolls and wearing girl's clothing was not exactly acceptable behavior for a little boy. Her family knew at the time she was different.
It’s one week into the new year, and we’ve seen a lot of press about the exciting beauty procedures/products to come in 2012.
Here are the 4 things we’re most excited to see --
1. Botox cream...
Originally meant to improve dwarfism or uneven limb growth, limb lengthening surgery is now also offered as a cosmetic procedure. Men (and women) are paying up to $53,000 to purposely saw their legs for the possibility of growing 2-6 inches taller. No, this is not a magic act. It is a real surgery.
Do you suffer from Eyeagra Latissma (eye-AG-ra la-TEES-ee-muh)?
First you bought an eyelash curler, but after a while your lashes still looked too small. Then you tried falsies -- too mush hassle. Now you're a daily Latisse user, but still you wonder if your lashes couldn't be just a little bit thicker.
If that sounds like you, then the answer is yes, according to Mike Albo in W Magazine. He devised some tongue-in-cheek names for increasingly common beauty addictions.
Remember the woman who gave her daughter a boob job gift certificate for her 7th birthday? Well she must've noticed that no one was talking about it anymore, because for Christmas the youngster received another certificate -- this time for liposuction.