Nip/Tuck Reality: Live Plastic Surgery [Weekly Round-Up]

Princess 19 on 25 Mar 2011 at 12:00am

Deciding whether or not to undergo plastic surgery is anxiety enough. How about upping the ante and broadcasting the procedure live to the world? It’s strange, but true, in this week’s round-up.

Recently in South China, a breast augmentation was broadcast live over the Internet. The procedure, done at the Huamei Cosmetic and Surgery Clinic, aired via the hospital website. The patient, a part-time model and student, completely supported the idea. "I believe the medical procedure will achieve better results with public supervision," she said. Hmmm.

The live broadcast caused quite a stir in the traditionally conservative country of China. Public nudity is considered “off-limits” and Ms. Liuhan’s breasts were barely blurred. 

Many people were upset and blamed the clinic for doing this just for sensationalized purposes.The live broadcast seemed more for entertainment vs. education. "A video of surgery might be useful for hospitals as a record or for teaching or supervision, but it's improper to show it on the Internet for people of all ages," said Yi Shenghua, at Beijing's Yingke Law Firm.

The clinic defended itself, saying, "The live broadcast was an attempt to give the public a deeper, more rational understanding of plastic surgery," said clinic director, Li Xinsen.

This may not fly in the U.S., according to discussion on RealSelf. 

“In the US, the medical/legal issues would most likely preclude doing a broadcast. In the late 1990's, I was filmed by a local T.V. station a breast aug[mentation] with after[wards] in-studio interviews. I contacted the Board of Medicine and had the chairman present in studio to cover any issues. [It was] Still very difficult to arrange,” said Darryl J. Blinski, MD. plastic surgery broadcasts in the U.S.?  Can the Real Housewives please get in line?

In our celeb "did they or didn't they" news...                                       

Experts weigh in on the changing faces of former Marilyn Manson fiance´and Charmed star, Rose McGowan. On an aside, we saw her on Law & Order last night and had to do a double take. Really. (Popeater)

Fergie's hubby Josh Duhamel claims she hasn't had surgery, she just loves make-up. OK... (MusicRooms)

In other news...

A pig in Australia named Boris will be having plastic surgery to correct a drooping brow that impedes his eyesight.  Apparently, sweet Boris lost a few pounds which caused his skin to hang.  Sounds like a portly problem.  (Fox News)

We covered the subject of Moammar Gadhafi having plastic surgery.  We did not, however, mention that he likes to eat hamburgers during his procedures.  You can't make this stuff up.  (Styleite via the AP)

Rejoice!  A new procedure to get rid of the dreaded "Muffin Top" was reported today.  It uses "aggressive liposuction."  That sounds harsh.  A tad too late, as skinny jeans seems to be on the way out...  (Fox News)

Comments, questions? Join the discussion on RealSelf and let us know what you think!

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