What happens when you and your doctor can't say "no?" You could end up horribly embarrassed by your face.
We've all heard of Lisa Rinna's battle with her years of lip injection use. The actress finally reversed the effects via surgery last year. Recently, one California model discussed how her overzealous use of collagen on her lips ruined her life.
If only it could be that easy, right? Infamous West Hollywood Fat Whisperer Mary Ascension Saulnier prescribes strict calorie counting, detoxing and ultrasound technology when sending fat packing. Yea, so what else is new? Well, she actually talks to the fat...but not in the same “I loathe you” kind of way that most of us talk to our muffin tops.
“I command you to get out!” orders the raw food chef and Pilates instructor to her clients (most of whom are celebs). But first, an ultrasound emitter zeros in on problem areas and then the client is slathered in an herbal paste, wrapped with an Ace bandage and packed into an inflatable rubber suit.
“I listen to what emotion is in the cell membrane, and then I talk to it,” she said during an interview with Elle magazine. Once a student at The Santa Fe Academy of Natural Healing, she explains that her technique gets her close to the emotional heart of her clients’ over-eating issues.
While traditional weight-loss docs don’t necessary speak directly to blubber, conventional wisdom does point to seeing a therapist in case there are issues that go beyond calorie intake and output. “It would not be unusual for mild depression to go undiagnosed and contribute to difficulty in any form of change of habits, whether it is smoking, dieting, drinking, etc,” offers Philadelphia plasic surgeon Dr. Theodore Katz.
Saulnier’s clients do indeed lose weight whilst under her council. But then again, most of them are vegetarians, don’t drink, and eat way under the 1,500 calories per day that Saulnier allows. And, they can afford the hefty price of about $230 per session.
Apparently reality TV icons such as Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton are believers, unless they’ve been spotted visiting Saulnier’s studio for Tupperware parties. Hey, if a fat whisperer is behind these two ladies’ rockin’ bods, it’s all good in this blogger’s opinion. In fact, if it weren’t for a calorie count low enough to deprive a fruit fly, I’d gladly say, “I’ll have what she’s having.”
Alright, I don't know many people watching Jerseylicious, a reality show about New Jersey salons that look perfect for Snooki. But it's pretty funny to see a tall, buff, testosterone-spiked guido freaking out over needles. Check out what happens when Filippo seeks injections for excessive sweating:
Want abs like Ryan Phillippe’s? Who wouldn’t? While being thin looks nice, being toned looks even better. This desire to have six-pack abs without giving up the six-pack of beer has both men and women curious about abdominal etching.
Women inject poison into their faces to freeze wrinkles. They get wrapped in mud to remove toxins and they even straighten their hair with chemical compounds that can be found in industrial plants. While all this sounds exotic and extreme, there’s a few more baffling beauty treatments from around the world that are as crazy as they are commonplace.
It takes a lot of anxiety and thorough research to make a cosmetic surgery decision. Potential patients don't usually over-analyze the "what ifs" vs. positive end result. But, botched surgery unfortunately happens. A UK woman was recently awarded $10 million for her "facelift faux pas."
Why are people mad about Kate Gosselin being happy with her tummy tuck?
Kate famously received a tummy tuck on national TV during an episode of her hit TLC show. She hasn't been shy about how pleased she was with the results, but is now being criticized for "advocating plastic surgery."
This week’s episode of Pretty Hurts is all about time. Apparently, while registered nurse Rand might be able to reverse aging in his patients, he can’t seem to manage his own time well...
Remember Nadya Suleman, the "Octomom" who hijacked American media in January 2009? Well she's back, and this time it's to show off her post-14-babies body...
Ever since it's introduction, millions of people have used celeb-faved Botox as both preventative and maintenance from unsightly frown lines, crows feet and the like. But, according to one British doctor, starting Botox early may may you look older sooner.
The recipe for old age might sound something like this: drooping eyelids, dragging jowls and lots of lines and wrinkles. If going grandma makes you want to run and hide but you're not ready for Botox or scalpels, you might consider an acupuncture facelift.
Playing vanity police isn’t exactly the kindest endeavor in the world, but if it’s in the name of shoring up one’s own self-esteem, it’s all good right? If a weekly exfoliation, plenty of water and eight hours a sleep a night just aren’t helping you maintain the look you’d like, you’re clearly in good company. The April issue of MORE Magazine showed some familiar (fresh-looking!) faces and various doctors ponied up their best guesses on what “refreshers” had likely been done:
Are you watching Pretty Hurts, Logo’s new show about a Beverly Hills injectionist? The show stars Rand Rusher, a registered nurse who performs non-surgical cosmetic enhancements on Hollywood’s A list, B list, and wanna-Be list stars. While Pretty Hurts primarily focuses on Rand’s office life, we also get a glimpse of some of his personal life, particularly his unusual relationship with his former life-partner and current business-partner, Curt. The cast also features three female staffers who seem to spend more time obsessing over Rand’s love life than with clients.
American males have a message for plastic surgeons: Been there. Done that.
Nose jobs for men are down 45 percent from their peak nine years ago, according to one survey, down 60 percent according to another.
Eyelid surgery for men? Same story.
Botox might just prove to be the answer for migraine sufferers if the results from a recent clinical trial hold up. The muscle-relaxing power of the bacterial toxin in Botox gave women with chronic migraines two or three fewer days of pain per month.
Twelve may seem young to have plastic surgery, but that didn’t stop Lee Min Kyong from undergoing blepharoplasty. Even though smaller eyes are a common Korean feature, Lee believed that wider eyes would make her look more beautiful. Lee’s mother, Jang, was the one who encouraged the procedure. “This is a society where you have to be pretty to get ahead,” Jang said.
For the past 11 years, follicular unit grafting (FUG) has been the procedure of choice for hair transplants. Requiring a large team of experienced technicians, every graft -- each containing a follicular unit that consists of one to three, sometimes four hairs -- is dissected under microscopes, then planted into tiny incisions in the scalp- in my practice, made with blades 0.5 to 0.8 mm in size. The donor strip incision is sutured closed, healing in the great majority of patients as a fine line scar 2 mm or less in width, usually permitting hair to be trimmed short with a razor. With the innovative plastic surgery trichophytic technique, hairs can actually grow through the scar.
On a recent eppy of Real Housewives of New York, newcomer Cindy Barshop ventured out to the dentist to replace her ‘choppers’. What followed was a pretty funny exchange between gal pal (and cosmetic dentistry aficionado) Jill Zarin and Dr. Marc Lowenberg. Whereas the doc evaluated Barshop’s teeth and offered to make them less “horsey” and more diminutive, Zarin paraphrased for her friend and promised her teeth would soon look “less Chiclety.”
For 25 years women have given themselves a break in their day and tuned in to not only see what Oprah has to say, but how she looks. Be honest…that’s part of it, isn’t it? When she lost 67 pounds in 1988, Oprah captured the attention of overweight women everywhere who were looking for a mentor. You could almost hear “If she can do it, so can I” ring out over the land. Sadly, mighty Miss O put every ounce of that weight back on over the years, lost some, gained more back…and so it goes.
Does anyone know a woman who doesn’t have a list of errands, tasks or projects that boggle the mind? I’m not talking about a thrilling bucket list with items like hang-gliding or flirting with George Clooney, but true chores that need to be checked off before we can finally relax.
Let’s all take a break and think about a list of things we should NOT do in order to preserve our natural beauty as long as possible, as reported by some of the doctors on RealSelf.
Let's be honest. We all want to look younger. If we could find the "fountain of youth" or "miracle cream," we'd try it, as long as it didn't cause death. Apparently, thousands of British women have found such a thing - and US celebs are soaking the product up.
Janice Dickinson, the woman who calls herself the world’s first supermodel, lost her pair of falsies. No, not those falsies (well, perhaps those falsies, too), but a couple of false teeth. After removing the teeth while eating at a restaurant, she misplaced the napkin she put them in, prompting her to cause a scene in Sant Ambroeus, a trendy NYC establishment.
Known for her blonde, buxom and brainless on-screen roles, Anna Faris’ breakout hit was the Scary Movie franchise. Since then, her Barbie meets bonehead persona has allowed her to get more and more roles that capitalize on her good looks....
Have you ever thought about having more prominent "assets" a la Victoria Beckham? Did life get in the way that you never got around to it? Is there a time limit to when you should stop considering it? Let's take a look.
We'll keep this short since there's obviously not much judgement left to make about the situation. Here's where the story of 8-year-old Britney Campbell receiving Botox from her mother stands:
Over 500 organizations and healthcare professionals have banded together to implore Mickey D’s to can the clown.
Apparently they feel that using a clown in their advertising manipulates kids to eat junk food. Also to blame is the word “happy” in “happy meal”. Because Lord knows our little darlings are mindless and they couldn’t find anything to be happy about if not for the nuggets and fries inside a cardboard box with cartoons on it, right? I dunno, it seems to me that the little buggars are pretty darn joyful when they’re eating grapes, goldfish crackers and string cheese too.
Every gossip mag speculates about whether or not celebrities have had plastic surgery. Some stars come right out and admit it, and others are coy. We know that they’re having work done, so how to they keep it so secret when every bit of their lives are scrutinized?
Dr. Grant Stevens is a well-known plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills (and recently voted one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons). He gave us the inside scoop on how even celebs manage to keep this private practice--well--private!
Revenge may be better served cold, but in the case of the scorned ex-wife, serve it up smokin’ baby! Some 25% of all plastic surgeries consultations come hot on the heels of divorce court. Does the newly single woman simply want to feel better about herself before she faces the dating scene? Is it because the names on the credit cards haven’t been changed yet? In any case, the ‘look what you’re missing’ motivation has got to feel better than feeling sorry for yourself over a pint of Ben & Jerry’s right?
As Bravo’s third season of antics by arguably the most outrageous collection of housewives started this week, women everywhere are bracing themselves for a more adult version of bad Jersey girl behavior. While Teresa Guidice and Jacqueline Laurita always provide their share of note/cringe worthy moments, its matriarch Caroline Manzo and her “thick as thieves” pride that has captured this blogger’s attention.
You know which one is Caroline, right? She is the red-headed woman who shaves her face in the shower every morning.
No filling out forms, long office waits or finding time to make it to the doctor. WrinkleMD Eye – Hyaluronic Filler Patch System promises an at-home time machine for your skin.
With a claim of a 41.5% wrinkle reduction after a month, this device from University Medical Professional touts significantly younger looking skin. It offers a way to revive surface skin layers better than an anti-aging cream but less invasively than an in-office procedure.