Pursuing personal perfection often leads people to the office of a plastic surgeon, but now people are visiting the doctor with leashes and cages in tow. The reason? They want to give their pets a more natural and comely appearance. Pets are considered part of the family, as important as children, and pet parents want their kiddos to look good.
5 Craziest Cosmetic Surgeries for Dogs:
Remember when Gaga said she was against plastic surgery because it "promotes insecurity"? Well on this week's episode of "Glee," Quinn (Diana Agron) admits to having had a nose job, says she is still happy with her choice, and then sings with the group in a rendition of Gaga's "Born This Way." Gotta love that irony!
Much like the bridesmaid wants to look her best as her friend’s wedding, so the Bar-Mitzvah mom wants to shine on her child’s big day. The latest trend? A little B’nai Botox.
We love feel-good stories about plastic surgery, and this one tops the list.
Mitch Hunter, 30, received the nation's second full face transplant last week. In 2001 he got a 10,000 volt electric shock while saving a friend who was hurled onto a power line during a car accident. Even after many surgeries, he lost two fingers, half a leg and his face.
J. Lo and Beyonce have the envy of women everywhere with their stellar rears. But for many, getting the perfect asset can be detrimental -- in the worst case, lethal. Three reasons why you should think twice before seeking a bigger butt on the black market...
Getting breast augmentation is a big decision, but many women can not find sexy bras to fit their new figure. One newly-busted British lady set out to solve this dilemma.
A new study claims wrinkle reversal with Botox may hinder your ability to perceive other's emotions, as reported in the journal of Social Psychology and Personality Science. But not all experts agree.
As the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in 2010, it's no secret by now that Botox works by paralyzing facial muscles, occasionally resulting in a frozen and emotionless appearance (if not administered properly). This inability to show facial emotions is often mimicked and mocked in movies and TV. But this new research suggests it may actually affect how we interpret the emotions of others...
As we've previously written, extreme plastic surgery is extremely rare. But those who go there are extremely captivating!
Dr. Phil speaks with a woman who is addicted to surgery, and Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul S. Nassif weighs in:
The economy is turning around, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported a 9% rise in 2010 for cosmetic procedures. But with a median income of $755/week in the first quarter of 2011, can Americans really afford plastic surgery?
The average costs of the top five procedures in 2010 and the percentage of people (on RealSelf) who thought they were Worth It:
She made headlines last week for being the Guinness World Record holder for Most Cosmetic Procedures (52), and now Cindy Jackson tells Wendy Williams she wants more! She must have heard that Sarah Burge is claiming to have beaten her record...
This will definitely not make any plastic surgeon's "Most requested celebrity" list!
"A Chinese author intends to spend over one million yuan ($153,000) on plastic surgery so that he looks like British playwright William Shakespeare."
The fourth season of Bravo’s hit show is in full swing, so we got curious who’s been nip, tuck and sucking (the fat) to stay flawless for the constant camera.
Here are 5 gossiped about cosmetic procedures of the cast of Real Housewives of New York:
If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, don't reach for that medical marijuana when the clock strikes 4:20.
What our docs want you to know about Mary Jane and your surgery...
Who isn't tired of beauty products that promise "professional grade results" or to be a "facelift-in-a-jar"? Women have heard it all, and there's another miracle product every day.
The Naked Truth, a new skincare line by Dr. Darren McKeown, promises -- well, no promises.
Miami wants to add junk to the trunk like no other city, while Denver couldn't care less. West Palm Beach and Orlando are also within the top 5 big-booty seeking cities, making Florida the unofficial buttocks capital of the United States.
Our calculation of butt-interest is sourced from the hundreds of thousands of searches made at RealSelf for the butt augmentation procedure called the "Brazilian Butt Lift." The procedure involves a fat transfer and often liposuction to enhance butt shape and size.
Has Kim Kardashian started another fad? An aging intervention is developing in today’s late twenty-somethings. Rather than wait for time to etch fine lines, young women are scrapping their anti-aging, re-generating creams for Botox. No longer primarily used to wipe out pesky wrinkles, Botox is now gaining popularity as a way to avoid them--or at least keep 'em at bay a little longer.
On an episode of the latest “Celebrity Apprentice,” La Toya Jackson complained of blurry vision in the morning and blamed it on her recent LASIK surgery. This caused concern for some viewers over the side effects of the highly popular procedure.
Thankfully for those considering LASIK, our ophthalmologists agree that she shouldn’t fret over the issue.
For your education and preparation for your next trivia night, check out five World records in plastic surgery you should know...
Oh no, J Lo isn't perfect? The singer/dancer/actress/American Idol judge says motherhood changed her body - and not for the better.
Jennifer Lopez recently revealed her infamous tummy is not in perfect shape as it once was before babies. The mother of 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme, used to eat whatever she wanted. But, that was then and this is now.
When we started RealSelf we had no idea whether people would post their own cosmetic surgery photos, before and after. Was getting a cosmetic makeover too private of an affair to share in pictures?
We now know that thousands are comfortable posting their pics, often with a complete photo journal (or blogs, as some members call it) of a cosmetic surgery experience.
To bring these photos to life, we now feature them prominently for each topic.
You walk into a restaurant and before you sit down, you’re asked to sign a contract saying you agree to not write any online reviews about them. Do you stay, or walk out the door? What if was a hotel? Your hairstylist?
What if it was your doctor?
DoctoredReviews.com launched this morning to educate consumers about the use of these contracts in medical offices...
Lady Gaga slams plastic surgery in the May issue of "Harper's Bazaar."
"I think promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification," she says in the interview....
Plastic surgery maven Jocelyn Wildenstein was spotted out on a date with her longtime boyfriend last weekend. According to The Daily Mail they were dining in West Hollywood, and looked like any normal couple out for a nosh -- apart from her striking appearance.
First came lasers, then Botox and now bee venom? Apparently the Duchess of Cornwall and celebrities like Victoria Beckham swear by this non-surgical, topical facelift alternative, created in the UK by beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell. Supposedly it does wonders for turning back the hands of time...
Justin Bieber was spotted sporting his Invisalign braces at a Red Carpet event. His orthodontist must be so proud!
We recently reported the growing number of men getting nipped and tucked. This weekend, "The Today Show" discussed some surprising reasons why. From keeping up in the workplace to dating younger women, more and more men are trying to turn back the clock.
See RealSelf doctor, Richard Greco, MD, discuss how this trend has affected his practice:
Check out this video from Good Morning America on how you need to damage your skin via a laser to get rid of signs of sun damage (brown spots, pigmentation, age spots). Interview is with NYC dermatologist Dr Cameron Rokshar.
There was a lot of buzz this week about Cindy Jackson, the Guinness World Record holder for most cosmetic procedures (52 and counting--see photo montage).
We're inundated with the extreme surgery tales of Heidi Montag, "Real Life Barbie" Sarah Burge, and "Catwoman" Jocelyn Wildenstein. They're chronicled by the biggest gossip mags and news programs alike. Throw in "Bridalplasty", "The Swan", plus a handful of Bravo shows and you'd think that women everywhere were trending toward total body makeovers via silicone and scalpels...
Getting teased is one of the worst things to experience in childhood. But, what does a parent do when it escalates to bullying? For some, it’s turning to plastic surgery.
In 2010, there were 218,909 cosmetic procedures performed* on 13-19 year olds by board-certified physicians. That's an increase of 4% over 2009 - and yes, that's a whole lot of nip & tuck for the texting generation.
Teens don't like their noses, want bigger breasts [or none, in the case of males] and are a bit obsessed with their legs [vein surgery and hair removal].