The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Kyle Richards, recently tweeted a freaky-looking pic while she was receiving an “electric facial” (see right). This little known procedure using electric stimulation is gaining popularity amongst the celebrity set.
Doctors are prescribing this method for ladies who overuse or have been on neurotoxins such as Botox over long periods of time (so there may be big business here for all the Real Housewives...). They say the "overuse" of injections can cause your face to lose its fullness when freezing the muscles to not wrinkle, by eventually flattening the muscle fiber.READ MORE
1 in 50 weight loss patients die within a month of surgery -- that's what one RealSelf member thought to be true when they approached our doctor community. Another member thought that weight loss patients typically die 10-15 years after surgery. With all the attention the media gives cases like this when they do occur, it's no suprise people will believe it to be commonplace.READ MORE
Heidi Montag has been voted the "most changed" celeb after her massive amount of plastic surgery.
We ran a poll last week to find out who readers thing looks the least like their former pre-surgical self, and Montag came in first with Carrot Top and Donatella Versace close behind. Check out the other nominees here.READ MORE
How much of difference does Invisalign make? Just check out the photos. Except that I'm going to shuffle around the photos to make it a bit more challenging for you. On the left hand side are the before photos, while the right hand side features the pictures of mouths after having Invisalign.
Can you match the original teeth to their straightened versions?READ MORE
Whenever we write about kids undergoing cosmetic surgery, it generates a lot of discussion amongst adults. But how do kids feel about it? That’s exactly what journalist Linda Ellerbee sought to find out when she hosted the Nick News special “Minor Adjustments: Kids and Cosmetic Surgery.”
Would Breast Cancer Awareness prompt you to get Botox? One doctor seems to think so. So, he is having a "donate your wrinkles for charity" day.
California reconstructive and plastic surgeon, Dr. Jaime Schwartz created the "Rejuvenate for the Cure" event that is being held tomorrow at the Bright Health Physicians of PIH Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Center in Whittier, CA. It is the first event of it's kind that we have heard of that donates proceeds from cosmetic procedures such as Botox or Juvederm injections to a mammogram fund that benefits women who would not be able to afford the important screening.READ MORE
Would you have surgery to fit a pointy, narrow shoe? Would you surgically create a heel to mimic a stiletto? One writer ponders the thought process of physically changing yourself to just be fashionable.READ MORE
The latest celebrity to speak out over the subject of plastic surgery is surprisingly a man - Antonio Banderas. The actor shared his views while discussing his new role of, ironically, a plastic surgeon.
In Banderas' new film, The Skin I Live In, he plays a plastic surgeon who becomes a psychopathic killer to seek revenge of a crime close to home. His character also attempts to create a synthetic skin that does not burn, an alternative to skin grafting. His research is fueled from ANOTHER tragedy.READ MORE
Dr. Grant Stevens is playing a neat game over on his Facebook page, asking readers to identify which side of his face was treated with Botox and which side was treated with Dysport. The game looked so fun, I wanted to make a comparable one using before and after photos. In the pictures below, each patient had the same area treated with either Botox or Dysport. Read up on what RealSelf doctors say are the minor differences between the two products, then write down your guesses before checking the correct answers at the bottom of this post.
1. Forehead Wrinkles
2. Crow's Feet
4. Scowl Lines
Were you savvy enough to spot the differences or maybe just a good guesser? Check the answers below and let us know how well you did in the comments section.
Answers (No Peeking!): Botox - 1b, 2a, 3b, 4b | Dysport - 1a, 2b, 3a, 4aREAD MORE
October is the month designated to “bring awareness” to breast cancer. But what does it make people aware of? Simply that it exists? A woman goes through so many different trials during the journey, and unless you’ve had intimate experience with the disease, many of us are oblivious to the worst of them.
I’ll admit that until a doctor passed along some info, I had never given thought to the fact that many women who opt for reconstruction have no nipples when the initial expander/implant procedure heals. How they regain that final feature happens afterward.
So far I’ve discovered 3 ways that women make up for the loss of nipples...READ MORE
Last week ABC News covered the story of 13-year-old Nicolette Taylor and her rhinoplasty. Apparently she was not only bullied in school, but the hardest part was bullying on Facebook.
"This one kid was like 'Hey, Big Nose! Hey, whatcha doing Big Nose?" Nicolette says.
Her parents are totally supportive, with her mother saying "If that's the one thing that makes her so insecure, I don't have a problem with [her having a nose job]."
I could recap everything, but you've got to watch this video to get the full story. It's worth the watch, and then let us know your opinion!READ MORE
Another celeb has admitted Botox use. Courtney Thorne-Smith likes it SO much, she is now a spokesperson. That's one way of letting everyone know you use it.
The former Melrose Place star, 44, recently went on a media tour touting the virtues of Botox.
"It's never been a secret in my personal life – I've just never been asked by the press," Courtney told People. "I found I've been able to use it and have full expression and look really normal."READ MORE
Are stem cells the future of plastic surgery? They've been the talk of the medical community for years because of their potential in find a cure for disease such as cancer. More recently, they have also earned the focus of cosmetic surgery professionals who view stem cells as a way to more naturally enhance their patients’ bodiesREAD MORE
Hair transplants are for men going bald, right? Not quite. Florida hair restoration specialist and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Epstein regularly performs chest, eyebrow and beard transplants, and the occasional pubic procedure. He notes that they "are good procedures for the properly motivated patient."
And then he shared his weirdest requests with us, so your jaws can drop too...READ MORE
Sharon Osbourne recently returned to her show The Talk. And while her fellow co-hosts thought she was enjoying herself on a sunny vacation with Ozzy, she was really busy getting her implants removed. She shared her experience with the other women and The Talk audience.
Sharon had suffered a leak in one of her silicone implants, and admitted that the time away was actually spent at home. The only time she left her house was to get implants removed.READ MORE
One of the most prestigious actresses in Hollywood, Michelle Pfeiffer, has voiced her opinion on the highly-asked celeb question, "How do you feel about plastic surgery?" Her answer will surprise you.READ MORE
RealSelf members know that online reviews are influential when choosing a health-care provider. Invisalign (the “invisable” braces) tries to guide potential patients to “better” providers, but do their ratings benefit the consumer, or the company?
They classify providers as: Preferred, Premier, or Premier Elite.
The qualifications are based on quantity of cases only -- and nothing related to the quality of the outcome.READ MORE
Could plastic surgery help prevent breast cancer? Recent research seems to suggest that’s the case, finding that women who undergo breast reduction procedures are less likely to develop breast cancer, perhaps cutting the risk by 50 – 70%. While it’s premature to recommend that women downsize their busts, with 1 in 8 American women having breast cancer in their lifetimes, any news that may contribute toward decreasing this figure is welcome.READ MORE
Celebrity masks are a big-seller for Halloween costumes, but some stars have such extreme plastic surgery you’d think THEY were the ones wearing the mask.
Whether or not you think they look good now, who has had biggest surgical makeover? Check out the photos and vote at the bottom.
If figuring out how to improve your running time wasn't enough for long distance runners, now there's another worry out there - fixing your "runner's face."
New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Glatt, recently noted that dedicated runners, ones that train long distance, marathons, etc., tend to develop "Skeletor-like," gaunt hollow faces (derived from the He-Man, Masters of the Universe character). He calls this the "runner's face." According to Dr. Glatt, runners usually do not even notice the condition as they are too distracted in their training regimen.READ MORE
Got cellulite? Even celebs like Katherine Heigl or J.Lo have to deal with the unsightly dimples. Apparently, a relatively unknown laser treatment called Cellulaze can zap that spongy problem away in just an hour.
Nashville oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Brian Biesman told RealSelf that Cellulaze can "improve skin thickness by 25%" and "skin elasticity by 29%."
Women have reported that the appearance of cellulite disappeared from anywhere between one to two years, which, for some, may justify the $5000 cost.READ MORE
Nearly 300,000 women enlarged their breasts in 2010*, but there are ladies out there who suffer the plight of overabundance - resulting in back pain, breast sagging, and skin irritation. When one’s cup “runneth over,” there is a an option for reduction that won't leave the telling "lollipop scar."
Liposuction for breast reduction is a little-discussed procedure recently covered in the UK's Daily Mail. They say you can get similar results to traditional breast reduction without having to slice open the breast.
"It’s similar to the technique used to remove so-called moobs [man-boobs] in men, where excess tissue means they appear to have breasts," says Dr. Puneet Gupta of London's The Private Clinic, where it is called Microlipo.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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:READ MORE
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...READ MORE
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.READ MORE