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  • Will Nancy Pelosi Be the Next to Retire?

    01/30/2014 3:18:38 PM PST · by seanmerc · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | 30 Jan 2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    With Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement announcement, many of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's top lieutenants are abandoning ship. Waxman joins his California colleague, Rep. George Miller, and Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia as close Pelosi allies to retire after this Congress. And after last year's 2012 elections, Pelosi's leading in-house strategist Jen Crider left her office, later announcing she was working for Microsoft. Their decisions are as strong a signal as any that veteran House Democrats hold little hope of taking the House in 2014, and they probably are pessimistic about their long-term prospects for a congressional majority. Miller and...
  • Connecticut insurers ordered to provide sex-change coverage

    01/01/2014 5:55:10 PM PST · by Salman · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Any health insurer providing coverage in Connecticut will now have to include sex-change surgery and hormone therapy in their plans, as ordered by the state insurance department. The Hartford Courant reported that the state agency sent out a notice to insurance companies, ordering that “individuals with gender dysphoria … are not denied access to medically necessary care because of the individuals’ gender identity or gender expression.” Now state officials are advancing on that notice with active campaigns. Deputy insurance commissioner Anne Melissa Dowling told the Courant that the state wanted to “go out and affirmatively make [the policy] very clear.”...
  • Plastic surgeon turns daughters into Barbie dolls (Video included)

    12/14/2013 9:34:40 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 | QMI Agency
    Dr. Michael Niccole takes pride in his profession and the spoils of his work can be seen in his children. The Orange County plastic surgeon has operated on his adopted 25-year-old daughters multiple times over the years, according to a video by Barcroft Media. Daughter Brittani says in the video her first surgery was breast augmentation after she finished high school at 18. Then she got a nose job right before her 21st birthday and started Botox injections at the age of 22. Meanwhile, her sister Charm got her navel changed from an outie to an innie when she was...
  • Justin Bieber fanatic undergoes plastic surgery to look like pop star

    10/21/2013 8:28:30 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 20, 2013 | Chiderah Monde
    A Los Angeles man named Toby Sheldon took being a "Belieber" to another level. The 33-year-old songwriter reportedly spent his life savings on surgeries to look like his idol, 19-year-old pop star Justin Bieber.
  • Kerry refuses to rule out U.S. ground troops in Syria, then backtracks

    09/03/2013 1:22:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Updated: 3:49 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry refused Tuesday to rule out putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, saying the president needs to retain the ability to send in forces in very select circumstances as the Obama administration officially began to make its case for retaliatory military strikes on the Assad regime. Testifying to the Senate, Mr. Kerry accused critics of “armchair isolationism” and said there are risks to acting, but that the risks of inaction are even worse. But asked whether President Obama would accept an authorization from Congress that specifically banned putting U.S. troops on the ground...
  • Man who thought he was a tiger has killed himself

    11/29/2012 7:49:40 AM PST · by juliosevero · 48 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    <p>Dennis Avner, a 54 years old man who spent years trying hard to make his body look like a tiger, has committed suicide. According to DailyMail of November 13, his body was found November 5. He lived alone.</p> <p>The problem of Avner began when a Native chief, guided by spirits, said that Avner should “follow the ways of the tiger.”</p>
  • Yet another secret about Obama's life (Plastic Surgery?)

    10/25/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    After 4 years in White House, the surprises keep coming It’s becoming increasingly clear, just days before Barack Obama’s bid for re-election, that America still doesn’t know much about the man who has lived in the White House for the last four years. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s challenge to Obama to release his college and passport records in exchange for a $5 million donation to Obama’s charities, here’s another secret from Obama’s life of mystery and make-believe. Filmmaker Joel Gilbert contends President Obama has altered his facial profile for the national stage of American politics, citing two nationally...
  • Jenna Talackova: Transgender Beauty Queen Places in Top 12 [Wins "MIss Congeniality"]

    05/20/2012 10:02:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 19, 2012
    May 20, 2012 Jenna Talackova: Transgender Beauty Queen Places in Top 12 Jenna Talackova, the transgender Canadian beauty queen, placed in the top 12 at the Miss Universe Canada pageant, but fell short of the crown. The 6-foot-1 blonde bombshell was a crowd favorite as she strutted down the runway in the evening gown and swimwear portions of the competition. Talackova also seemed to be a favorite among her fellow contestants and was one of four women voted “Miss Congeniality.” The 23-year-old was originally disqualified from the competition because she was not a “naturally born female.” After threats of a...
  • Miss Universe pageant will allow transgender women

    04/10/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT · by TSgt · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/10/2012 | AP
    Transgender women will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year, officials announced Tuesday, a week after they ruled a trail-blazing 23-year-old could vie for the crown this year. Pageant officials said they are working on the language of the official rule policy change but expected final word to come soon. Trials for next year's Miss Universe pageant begin this summer.
  • 'Smoking can make your nipples fall off': Plastic surgeon warns of gangrene following breast lift

    12/09/2011 8:41:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 6, 2011 | Claire Bates
    Smoking can make your nipples fall off - this is the astonishing claim by Dr Anthony Youn, one of American's top plastic surgeons. The practitioner from Detroit, Michigan, was quick to point out this applied to patients who underwent breast lifts to perk up their chests. He said the nicotine and carbon monoxide taken in during smoking can disrupt blood flow to different parts of the body and so disrupts the healing process following surgery. The toxins can act as a 'virtual tourniquet' and effectively kill a body part by stopping blood from reaching it. Speaking to CNN Health, Dr...
  • Police: Fla. woman posed as doctor, injected cement and tire sealant into patient’s backside

    11/20/2011 3:20:29 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 29 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | 11202011 | AP
    "A woman who wanted to work at a nightclub started searching for someone who could perform plastic surgery at a cheap price to give her a curvier body. Police say what she found was a woman posing as a doctor who filled her buttocks with cement, mineral oil and flat-tire sealant."
  • Nancy Pelosi Accused of Undergoing Plastic Surgery and Injections After TV Appearance

    11/03/2011 7:41:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Mail Online ^ | November 3, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    She is without doubt one of the most senior members of House of Representatives. But now Nancy Pelosi has been forced to face down claims she took steps to make herself look more junior.The House Minority Leader, 71, has been accused of undergoing a face lift to shave a few years off her appearance. It has also been suggested the grandmother of eight had Botox fillers injected into the side of her mouth to keep her looking fresh. In a recent interview with CNBC, Pelosi's face looks noticeably stretched around her mouth area. The lines around her cheeks appear smooth,...
  • Pyongyang waitresses sliced to perfection

    07/22/2011 2:16:52 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 40 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | July 23, 2011 | Sunny Lee
    BEIJING - A mixed group of Chinese and foreigners recently dined at a North Korean restaurant in the Chinese capital. Surveying the female waitresses, one Chinese guest remarked: "Wow - how beautiful! They all look like models!" .... South Korea media often tout North Korean women as "natural beauties", comparing them favorably to women in the South who increasingly turn to plastic surgery. However, lately North Korean women seem to be catching up in the surgery stakes, with the North seeing a boom in various operations. ...."Upper eyelid surgeries and cosmetic tattoos on eyebrows, lips and the corners of eyes...
  • Samantha Shaw, 7, Gets Plastic Surgery to Avoid Bullies

    04/14/2011 8:49:09 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 67 replies
    Gather.com ^ | April 14, 2011 | Kate James
    A 7-year-old girl named Samantha Shaw got plastic surgery because her mother feared bullies. The young girl has cup ears that protruded, and one of which also exhibited the condition known as lop ear. Did the family go too far? The little girl had been teased over her ears, and her parents finally decided that surgery to 'fix' the issue was the only solution. The procedure is called otoplasty where the ears are pinned back. This is extreme at such a young age, and going under the knife is not exactly completely safe. There are many complications that can occur,...
  • DMV worker who warned of hell for gays quits job

    12/16/2010 1:14:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/16/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Department of Motor Vehicles employee who sent a letter to a transgender woman warning of eternal damnation after she sought to record her sex change on her driver's license has quit his job, the DMV said today. Thomas Demartini, who had worked as a customer service representative at the department's San Francisco office for about two years, submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday evening, DMV spokesman Michael Marando said. The department placed Demartini on administrative leave, with pay, shortly after the woman reported the incident in late October. Marando said the DMV has nearly completed an...
  • The smile that defies the Taliban

    10/12/2010 4:00:45 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 17 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12th October 2010 | Claire Bates
    Afghan teenager whose mutilated face shocked the world unveils her new image. An Afghan teenager who was horribly mutilated by her husband under Taliban rule was all smiles as she unveiled her new prosthetic nose for the first time. Aisha, 19, shocked the world when she appeared on the cover of Time Magazine to lift the veil on the plight of many women in Afghanistan. Yesterday, she bravely faced the public wearing a prosthetic nose - one that gives her some idea of how she will look after having reconstructive surgery.
  • Teenage singer Charice gets Botox for 'Glee' debut

    07/19/2010 6:32:44 AM PDT · by Callahan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 7/19/10 | AP
    MANILA, Philippines – Filipino teenage singer Charice Pempengco says she prepared for her debut on the hit TV show "Glee" by getting Botox and an anti-aging procedure "to look fresh on camera." The 18-year-old Charice, whose singing career rocketed after appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' and Oprah Winfrey's talk shows, underwent a 30-minute Thermage skin-tightening procedure and Botox to make her "naturally round face" more narrow, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo told ABS-CBN television.
  • Elena Kagan demanded sex-change operation benefit for Harvard students.

    07/01/2010 10:21:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 99 replies
    Congress.org ^ | June 30, 2010 | Constituent letter
    <p>Breaking: Elena Kagan demanded sex-change operation benefit for Harvard students.</p> <p>Kagan's team forced Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield to pay for sex-change operations as a benefit for students as Dean of Harvard Law.</p> <p>Our breaking news report by Amy Contrada and Peter LaBarbera, just published this morning at MassResistance.org, contains links to 2006 and 2008 articles from the Harvard Crimson newspaper, proving Elena Kagan teamed up with the Lambda "Trans-gender Task Force" as Harvard Law Dean overseeing the administrative team that forced Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield to provide sex-change operations as a paid benefit, including breast enhancement or breast-removal (but not yet genital mutilation) for students or faculty who suffer from "gender identity disorder." The partial sex-change operations must be fully covered by insurance premiums, as Kagan's administrators demanded they be funded as an "equal right."</p>
  • Elena Kagan Demanded Sex-Change Operations and Bathroom Access as ‘Equal Rights’

    06/29/2010 10:50:25 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 1+ views
    canadafreepress.com ^ | June 29, 2010
    Chaplain Klingenschmitt has contracted with a team of investigative journalists including Brian Camenker, Amy Contrada and Peter LaBarbera to investigate and report breaking news about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. While serving as Dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan’s administration demanded and forced Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield to cover sex-change operations as an “equal right” paid benefit, harming gender-confused students, as confirmed in 2006 and 2008 by Harvard Crimson newspaper articles. Kagan also offered sympathetic ear to lesbian group Lambda’s Transgender Task Force demand to force all women to share public bathrooms and locker-rooms with cross-dressing men, which is now part of...
  • Dead squid gets plastic surgery

    06/02/2010 1:52:43 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 360+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2010, 7:00AM | NATE TRAYLOR
    The patient needed just a nip and a tuck — nothing three experienced plastic surgeons couldn't handle. But the patient in this case was a 12-foot Pacific giant squid, and already dead. On Friday, surgeons hunched over a gelatinous carcass, laid out like a wet dress on a stainless steel table outside the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Their mission: Stitch up its battle wounds and reattach its head. OIMB's director, Craig Young, said the goal was to make the creature a presentable attraction at the future Charleston Marine Life Center. Plans call for a 6,000-square-foot, two-story public museum and...
  • FBI places Bulger ad in plastic surgery newsletter

    05/12/2010 1:48:13 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 796+ views
    hosted. ^ | May 12
    BOSTON (AP) -- The FBI is hoping vanity could help in its search for fugitive New England gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur). The bureau took out a full-page ad featuring photos of Bulger's girlfriend in the April edition of Plastic Surgery News. It says 59-year-old Catherine Greig had cosmetic procedures including breast implants, a nose job and a face lift before going on the lam with Bulger in 1995.
  • McKay Coppins: The plastic surgery question

    04/30/2010 10:04:08 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 27 replies · 850+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | McKay Coppins
    The day before Annie and I moved out of our apartment in Provo, a couple in our ward came over to serve us dinner, help us pack and engage in some slightly awkward conversation about a very touchy subject in the Mormon world: plastic surgery. The wife was writing a persuasive paper for a class about the dangers of nip-and-tuck procedures and her husband asked us our opinions. I answered with what I imagine is the standard LDS dinner party default: "I think it's a bad idea." But our guest wasn't about to let me off that easy. "Why?" he...
  • No sex for me, please! Ex-transsexual Australian Norrie May-Welby is first legally genderless person

    03/16/2010 9:16:33 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 75 replies · 3,593+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, March 16th 2010 | Maria Fugate
    Census-takers may soon have to add a new check box for gender. And the thanks for the confusion goes to Norrie May-Welby of Australia, who has passed as a man — and a woman — and is now the first person legally designated neither, London's Telegraph reports. The genderless 48-year-old was born male in Scotland, and moved Down Under at age 7. Twenty-one years later, May-Welby underwent a sex change, but really wasn't happy living life as a woman either, according to Telegraph.co.uk. Which left neuter, naturally — and that seemed to fit. "The concepts of man or woman don't...
  • 6 Newark women hospitalized after getting backsides injected with caulk mixture

    03/07/2010 9:37:02 AM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies · 522+ views
    NJ.com ^ | March 07, 2010, 8:40AM
    Six city women seeking backside enhancements have been hospitalized in the last two months after getting injected with mixtures of hardware-grade caulk, silicone and petroleum jelly
  • Beauty Queen Solange Magnano 'Died For A Firmer Behind'[Former Miss Argentina]

    12/01/2009 9:41:25 AM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1,438+ views
    December 1, 2009 Beauty Queen Solange Magnano 'Died For A Firmer Behind' Solange Magnano [Pic in URL] A former Miss Argentina has died after undergoing cosmetic surgery to get firmer buttocks. Solange Magnano, 38, died of a pulmonary embolism after undergoing a gluteoplasty in Buenos Aires, a normally routine procedure which involves placing implants in the buttocks to give them a firmer outline. The mother of eight-year-old twins, who won the beauty crown in 1994, died on Sunday after three days in a critical condition. Roberto Piazza, a close friend, claimed that the procedure also involved injections and the liquid...
  • Labioplasty: Risky cosmetic genital surgery for women

    11/12/2009 9:35:12 AM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 179 replies · 7,649+ views
    BBC ^ | November 11, 2009 | BBC News
    Women are undergoing surgery to create perfect genitalia amid a "shocking" lack of information on the potential risks of the procedure, a report says. Research published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology also questions the very notion of aesthetically pleasing genitals. Operations to improve the appearance of the sex organs for both psychological and physical reasons are on the rise. But surgeons said the report overplayed the risks of an established procedure. Researchers from University College London reviewed all the existing studies on cosmetic labial surgery - which generally involves reducing the amount of tissue that protrudes from...
  • Obamacare will cover sex changes?

    11/06/2009 1:03:53 PM PST · by radioone · 14 replies · 591+ views
    Don Surber blog ^ | 11-6-09 | Don Surber
    Move over abortion. Here comes sex-change operations. Republicans may call for a vote on an amendment that would keep Obamacare (Pelosicare) from covering sex-change operations.
  • Plastic surgeon builds his ideal wife

    11/01/2009 7:49:48 PM PST · by myknowledge · 52 replies · 4,447+ views
    Nine News ^ | November 2, 2009 | Ninemsn staff
    A German plastic surgeon has told how he built himself the perfect wife after wedding a "dowdy" woman "for her potential". Reza Vossough sculpted his 33-year-old bride Cany with eight surgeries to change her chest, thighs, eyes and face, The Sun newspaper reports. In pictures: Plastic surgery obsessions"It's almost like being God — you have the ability to change nature," the newspaper quoted him as saying. "When I first met Cany, she had physical deficiencies, but I could see there was something there ... she had big hips and big thighs, so we made corrections, then did a little bit...
  • (Plastic Surgeon) Doctor: I built myself a wife

    11/01/2009 12:15:59 PM PST · by llevrok · 61 replies · 8,840+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 11/1/09
    PLASTIC surgeon has told how he chose a dowdy girl as his bride - so he could sculpt her into his ideal wife. Reza Vossough hated 33-year-old Cany's body, but they tied the knot anyway after he spotted her "potential". He performed EIGHT operations to change her chest, thighs, eyes and face. Vossough spent five years pumping 1,600g of silicone into her body, boosting her size A chest to a giant F cup. He also enhanced her lips, lifted her eyelids and de-creased her forehead. The former waitress also had nip-and-tuck ops to her bum, tummy and thighs and countless...
  • Miss Plastic Surgery: Cosmetic surgery is centre of Hungary pageant

    08/27/2009 11:09:52 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 38 replies · 2,836+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 27, 2009
    Breast implants, facelifts and liposuction have taken the place of swimsuits and talent competitions as criterion on which contestants will be judged in a beauty pageant in Hungary. Women competing in the "Miss Plastic Surgery" pageant, which celebrates beauty achieved through cosmetic surgery, must submit their medical records along with their vital statistics. The contest is open to women between 18 and 30 years old who have undergone at least one cosmetic procedure that involved general or local anaesthesia. The contest was started to boost the plastic surgery industry in Hungary, where cosmetic procedures still carry a stigma of artificiality....
  • Slain Swimsuit Model ID'd by Breast Implants: Officials ($25K Reward)

    08/21/2009 7:01:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies · 47,784+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | XANA O'NEILL, GILLIAN FLACCUS, PAUL ANDERSON and OLSEN EBRIGHT
    U.S. Marshals offer $25K rewardA district attorney's office spokeswoman says that an ex-model found dead in a suitcase and missing her fingers and teeth was identified through her breast implants. Jasmine Fiore, 28, was identified using the serial number from her implants because detectives couldn't use fingerprints or dental records, said spokeswoman Farrah Emami on Friday. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information on Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a reality TV show contestant who was charged Thursday with Fiore's murder and may have fled to his native Canada. Fiore's nude body was found in...
  • Nip and tuck in Saudi Arabia: Does Islam allow nose jobs? Ask a cleric

    08/04/2009 3:52:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 1,669+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 2, 2009 | DONNA ABU-NASR ,
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Does Islam frown on nose jobs? Chemical peels? How about breast implants? One of the clerics with the answers is Sheik Mohammed al-Nujaimi, and Saudi women flock to him for guidance about going under the knife. The results may not see much light of day in a kingdom where women cover up from head to toe, yet cosmetic surgery is booming. Religion covers every facet of life in Saudi Arabia, including plastic surgery. Al-Nujaimi draws his guidelines from the consensus that was reached three years ago when clergymen and plastic surgeons met in Riyadh to determine...
  • Plastic Surgery Tax Eyed As Revenue Raiser

    07/27/2009 4:30:30 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 24 replies · 977+ views
    Face-lifts, tummy tucks and hair transplants could be hit with a new tax to help finance the trillion-dollar healthcare overhaul plan, according to sources familiar with the Senate talks. The Senate Finance Committee has discussed imposing a 10 percent excise tax on cosmetic surgery deemed unnecessary for medical purposes. The idea was broached in a meeting with OMB Director Orszag in mid-July, after which Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus told reporters he had heard some "interesting," "creative," and "kind of fun" ideas. The tax, which has not been officially scored, would plug some of the revenue gap senators are seeking...
  • Michael Jackson 'rebuilt his nose to ease breathing problems' [Jacko built new nose for tour]

    07/09/2009 9:25:07 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 50 replies · 5,406+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/10/2009 | James Bone in New York
    Michael Jackson rebuilt his nose before his death because extensive plastic surgery had left him with breathing problems, his doctor has disclosed. Arnold Klein, Jackson’s dermatologist, said that he stopped him from going to a plastic surgeon and began rebuilding his nose and cheeks using fillers last year. “I thought he had a nice-looking nose . . . but it got to the point where it was far too thin. It didn’t look natural to me,” Dr Klein told the CNN programme Larry King Live. “I rebuilt it, using fillers. He was beginning to look like the nose was normal...
  • What If? (Michael Jackson Age Progression Without Plastic Surgery)

    06/29/2009 4:41:33 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 53 replies · 10,138+ views
    Here is a forensic artist's drawing of what Michael Jackson would have looked like at age 45 (and presumably today) without all that plastic surgery and skin bleaching: What a difference!
  • Bruce Jenner Gets a Second Face Lift to Correct a Previous Botched Job

    05/11/2009 1:26:42 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 103 replies · 5,343+ views
    ONTD & US Magazine ^ | 2009-05-11 12:17:00
    After hinting that someone in her family will have plastic surgery, Kim Kardashian is now revealing that her step-dad, Bruce Jenner (dad to Hills star Brody Jenner), is the one who went under the knife. "Ever since I revealed in recent interviews that one of my family members would be going under the plastic surgeon's knife on the show, I've been inundated with emails and calls asking who it is!!" she blogs. "I can reveal that it was my stepdad Bruce!" "Twenty five years ago, Bruce was ill-advised by a doctor to have a partial facelift and a nose job,"...
  • How Not to Do Plastic Surgery

    05/11/2009 12:39:29 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 87 replies · 7,818+ views
    How Not To Do Plastic Surgery There’s a part of us, deep down, that enjoys looking at the somewhat negative effects that plastic surgery can wreak on the human visage. Just as some people slow down on the road when they pass a car accident, so do we stop and stare when we observe the car-crash results of plastic surgery gone wrong. Hang Mioku For some reason, this surgery-obsessed Korean woman decided to take it upon herself to INJECT COOKING OIL INTO HER OWN FACE. The story was that after many surgeries, doctors would refuse to operate on her...
  • Economy Blunts Korea’s Appetite for Plastic Surgery

    01/02/2009 6:21:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 753+ views
    NYT ^ | 01/01/08 | MARTIN FACKLER
    Economy Blunts Korea’s Appetite for Plastic Surgery By MARTIN FACKLER SEOUL — A grim frugality has settled over this export powerhouse that once burst with optimism — and silicone. Cosmetic surgery took off here after South Korea’s spectacular recovery from its currency crisis a decade ago. Rising living standards allowed ever-growing numbers of men and women to get the wider eyes, whiter skin and higher nose bridges that define beauty for many here. Improved looks were even seen as providing an edge in this high-pressure society’s intense competition for jobs, education and marriage partners. But turmoil coursing through the financial...
  • Gay men lead surge in demand for plastic surgery (BARF ALERT!)

    11/03/2008 5:40:51 AM PST · by DestinyEagle · 13 replies · 534+ views
    Marie Claire News ^ | 3 November 2008 | Marie Claire
    Gay men in Britain are fuelling a surge in demand for plastic surgery, with a quarter admitting to having gone under the knife already. Despite the current economic crisis, the cosmetic surgery industry in Britain is booming, and a rise in demand for procedures such as nose jobs, liposuction and male breast reductions has been attributed to a surge in male requests. A new survey of 1,000 men, conducted by Gay Times, found that 22% of gay men had resorted to plastic surgery, while 69% claimed that they would like to. Regardless of sexual orientation, men were found to be...
  • Plastic Surgeons See Drooping Business

    10/03/2008 7:44:02 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 18 replies · 751+ views
    Local 6 ^ | October 3, 2008 | Associated Press
    Economy Cuts Face Lifts, Other Procedures...The economy isn't the only thing that's sagging...
  • Comedienne Joan Rivers' cosmetic surgeries leave her looking like The Joker

    She has been more than frank about her multiple cosmetic surgeries, but Joan Rivers penchant for going under than knife has left her looking more and more like a caricature. In fact, some unpleasant observers have said she looks much like The Joker, from the Batman comic series. The 73-year-old actress and comedienne is in London for the opening of her new play 'A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress' at the Leicester Square Theatre. joan rivers But it was her strange appearance which garned most the attention, as her wide mouth and surprised eyes reminded onlookers of...
  • Side Dish: Hillary gets a refresher

    08/18/2008 10:35:37 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies · 120+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 18th 2008 | Rush and Molloy
    Side Dish: Hillary gets a refresher Has Hillary Clinton added volume and smoothness to her skin? A source tells us Clinton visited a New York plastic surgeon early this month and received injections of a "dermafiller" in her face. The senator had appeared tired and wrinkly on a June 23 New York mag cover, but when she made her first solo campaign stop beside Barack Obama in Nevada on Aug. 8, she looked refreshed. After seeing a recent photo of Hillary, Dr. Tahl Humes of Vitahl Medical told us, "It appears that she has restored a youthful look with a...
  • Has Barack Obama Gotten Plastic Surgery?

    07/29/2008 6:43:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 80 replies · 3,774+ views
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    46- year old Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has been compared to that of the Kennedy’s. But would the democratic candidate be quite so handsome without a nose job in his past? Make Me Heal looks at the rumors of an Obama rhinoplasty. Early pictures of law student Barack Obama reveal a geeky kid with a big nose and hair to match. The nose in his early pictures is quite wide and very round. Fast forwarding several years to the current presidential campaign, and Obama’s nose looks more refined at the tip, which is likely the result of a conservative rhinoplasty...
  • Stem Cells Could Replace Plastic Surgery

    06/27/2008 9:12:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 338+ views
    FTABins.NET ^ | Maggie Koerth-Baker
    Stem Cells Could Replace Plastic Surgery Silicone breast implants and botox could one day be things of the past thanks to promising new techniques that would allow doctors to work plastic surgery miracles using only a patient's own stem cells. Traditionally, plastic and reconstructive surgery has relied heavily on fillers. Bags full of saline or silicone are used to plump up breasts. Chunks of fat are taken from one area of the body and grafted into another. These techniques, which like other body enhancement procedures have soared in popularity in recent years, can work successfully but they also have drawbacks....
  • Once-Disfigured Girl Attends Prom After 18 Surgeries

    05/28/2008 3:26:08 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 46 replies · 124+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2008 | Marrecca Fiore
    Cody Hall was born with a hemangioma, a tumorous birthmark that distorted the shape of her face and grew larger as she got older. When she was 1-year-old, her doctors in England told her parents that nothing could be done about her condition, so her parents took her to see surgeons in the U.S. Fourteen years and 18 reconstructive surgeries later, most of them at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, the girl who once had a hopelessly deformed face was flashing a beautiful smile at the prom.
  • Chelsea Clinton Has The Ass Of Life

    04/21/2008 11:03:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 156 replies · 1,097+ views
    Chelsea Clinton was in town Friday night, and boy did she have a fabulous time! And why not: She hit all the gay bars in Center City, along with Ed Rendell and Rob Reiner. She even went to Tavern on Camac and Sisters! (Her pub crawl also included Woody's and Bump. What, no Uncle's?) When Chelsea was little, Rush Limbaugh called her ugly and everybody got mad at him. But nobody's calling Chelsea unattractive now. "Chelsea, the gays love you," shouted one gay person. "We love your highlights -- you're gorgeous baby!" said another, which prompted bisexual hottie Anne Dicker...
  • New children's book takes on mommy's plastic surgery

    04/18/2008 7:31:38 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 60 replies · 107+ views
    AP ^ | 04/17/2008 | LEANNE ITALIE
    Divorce. Bullies. Foster care. There are books for children on just about every tough subject these days. But mommy's plastic surgery? A Florida plastic surgeon has written about just that in "My Beautiful Mommy," a picture book due out April 28 that tries to calm the fears of kids with parents getting tummy tucks, breast enhancement procedures and nose jobs. Dr. Michael Salzhauer said so many moms brought kids to their appointments that he was motivated to stock up on lollipops in his Bal Harbour, Fla., office. In "My Beautiful Mommy," he explains mommy's recuperation, changing look and desire for...
  • Model's Eye Surgery To Look Japanese (36YO Brazilian has had 42 procedures, married plastic surg.)

    01/28/2008 4:19:30 AM PST · by Stoat · 12 replies · 1,906+ views
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | January 27, 2008
    Model's Eye Surgery To Look Japanese Updated:11:24, Sunday January 27, 2008   A Brazilian model is having nylon wires implanted in her eyes to give them an oriental slant.   Bismarchi prepares for surgery Angela Bismarchi will lead her samba group at next month's Rio Carnival and is having the procedure to celebrate 100 years of Japanese immigration to Brazil.It will be the 42nd time she has had plastic surgery and she is closing in on the world record of 47 held by American Cindy Jackson.Bismarchi will dance ahead of a drum group of 300 people, hoping her sculpted...
  • Who Is the Real Face of Plastic Surgery?

    08/19/2007 3:36:15 PM PDT · by paltz · 16 replies · 1,721+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/19/07 | NATASHA SINGER,
    Q: Who Is the Real Face of Plastic Surgery? By NATASHA SINGER, The New York Times .img {border:1px solid #c8e4f0;margin:0 4px 0 0;padding:3px;} M. Simmons / M. Mainz, Getty ImagesAshley Simpson's new look is said to be the result of plastic surgery.Other pop stars that did or didn't? IT was the pale green and pink striped bikini that did it. When Sandra Cornier, a mother of two from Brooklyn, looked at a recent photo of herself taken at Manhattan Beach, N.Y., she didn't like what she saw. She had been nursing her son for 11 months, and now she...
  • Stem Cells Offer Hope For The Future Of Plastic Surgery

    08/04/2007 8:36:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 164+ views
    Spoke Media ^ | OJ Fagbire
    Songtao Shi along with other researchers at the University of Southern California have been conducting experiments utilizing stem cells to grow bone and skin. Shi's newest results could literally change the way cosmetic surgery is performed throughout the world. Shi conducts research in the USC's Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology. Working together with scientists at dental schools in China and Korea, Shi has discovered that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the ability to grow bone and tissue as demonstrated in swine and mouse subjects. Although the studies are still in their early stages, the research published in the Stem Cells'...