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Plastic Surgeon: This Is the 'Perfect Face'

Others beg to differ

(Newser) - Combine Keira Knightley's eyes with Kate Middleton's nose and Penelope Cruz's lips and you have a beauty overload—and also the world's most desirable face, at least according to one plastic surgeon. Julian De Silva from London's Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery... More »

Real-Life Face/Off Fugitive Caught in Thailand

Lawyer nabbed by immigration cops who noticed something ... off

(Newser) - A Japanese lawyer who police say altered his appearance through plastic surgery to escape arrest for an alleged stock share manipulation scheme more than a decade ago has been captured, Thai police said Friday. Thailand's Immigration Bureau announced that Yasuo Tsubaki, sought by Japanese authorities for securities fraud amounting... More »

WV Mom Dies While Getting 'Brazilian Butt Lift'

Heather Meadows, 29, traveled to Miami area for the procedure

(Newser) - A West Virginia mom who traveled to Florida to undergo cosmetic surgery died Thursday after police say she suffered medical complications during the procedure, WSVN reports. Heather Meadows, 29, who has a 6-year-old and a newborn, was rushed to a Hialeah ER from Encore Plastic Surgery and pronounced dead after... More »

Where People Get Legs Lengthened on the Cheap

But specialists in India are divided over the procedure

(Newser) - Wish you were a little taller? Well, doctors in India have been lengthening limbs for years at relatively low cost—but the industry is unregulated and the procedure pretty gruesome, the Guardian reports. For a few thousand dollars, patients have a bone broken in each leg (usually the tibia) and... More »

Cosmetic Trend for Teen Girls: Labia Surgery

Blame yoga pants?

(Newser) - Adult women can choose to have their labia reshaped as part of a "vaginal rejuvenation" surgery, in which the muscles of the vagina are tightened. Now teenage girls apparently want in on the action, too. Doctors say they're increasingly getting requests from young girls to have their labia... More »

First Post-Op Question: Where's My Belly Button?

Woman has unhappy surprise after cosmetic procedure

(Newser) - "I said, 'Well damn … wait, where is my belly button?'" That's Lori Jones describing her reaction to her post-surgery discovery that her navel was no more. Hoping to don a two-piece bathing suit this summer, the 45-year-old Houston woman in December underwent the removal of... More »

Justin Bieber Lookalike Found Dead

'True Belieber' spent $100K to look like his idol

(Newser) - Reality TV star and Justin Bieber superfan Tobias Strebel, best known for having dropped $100,000 on plastic surgery to make him look like his idol, was found dead in a California Motel 6 on Friday, the Hollywood Reporter reports. The 35-year-old Strebel, who was also known as Toby Sheldon... More »

Injection to Fix Double Chin May Be Available Soon

FDA advisory panel gives it the green light

(Newser) - A biotech company thinks it has the answer to double chins—an injection, of course. An FDA advisory panel has cleared a treatment from Kythera Pharmaceuticals called ATX-101, reports the Wall Street Journal . If the FDA goes along with the recommendation, as it usually does, the injections could win final... More »

Uma Thurman Looks Different

'Daily Mail' thinks she's had some work done

(Newser) - Uma Thurman is looking a bit different these days, prompting the Daily Mail to ask, in a nearly 1,000-word treatise on the matter, "What has Uma Thurman done to her face?" Her forehead was smoother, her smile was tighter, and her face was puffier and more taut than... More »

Star's Near-Death Kills Brazil's Plastic Surgery Buzz

Andressa Urach now preaching gospel of not being ruled by vanity

(Newser) - Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans. "There are plenty of ugly women,... More »

Teen Mom Star Posts Images of Lip Surgery Gone Wrong

Farrah Abraham is joking about her 'new look'

(Newser) - Former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham seems to have become a walking PSA about the dangers of plastic surgery. The 23-year-old posted photos online today of her own botched lip enhancement, reports E! Online . She thinks she had an allergic reaction to the anesthetic used before the implant procedure, reports... More »

Man Shells Out $150K to Look Like Kim Kardashian

Haters just inspire him to get more work done, he says

(Newser) - The latest person in the news for spending oodles of money to look like a female celebrity ... is a man. Jordan James Parke, a 23-year-old Brit, has spent more than $150,000 on plastic surgery and other procedures in an attempt to resemble Kim Kardashian, the New York Daily News... More »

Temporary 'Vacation Breasts' May Be Here by 2016

Doctor working on augmentation that lasts just few weeks

(Newser) - Offering women the ability to test-drive breast implants first led plastic surgeon Norman Rowe to invent the InstaBreast —a "lunchtime lift" offering "instant breast enlargement" that lasts 24 hours, as ABC News puts it. Now he's hard at work on "Vacation Breasts." The NYC... More »

Zellweger: 'Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

Even if all the talk on her appearance is 'silly'

(Newser) - After a change in her appearance garnered much discussion , Renee Zellweger says she's happy with the opinion of some. "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows," she tells People... More »

This Is What Renee Zellweger Looks Like Now

Actress has detractors, defenders out in force

(Newser) - Renee Zellweger showed up at an Elle magazine event last night and immediately stole the show by not looking much like Renee Zellweger. "Is that you, Renee Zellweger," reads the headline at CNN . The Daily News , meanwhile, interviews plastic surgeons to weigh in on what work the 45-year-old... More »

Woman: I Added 3rd Breast to Be Unattractive

And also to get an MTV reality show

(Newser) - There are people who have plastic surgery to correct birth defects , those who go under the knife to look more like their favorite celebrities , and then there's a Florida woman who goes by the name Jasmine Tridevil. The 21-year-old massage therapist—who's now being compared to the three-breasted... More »

Hey, Kids: Botox Could Hurt Your Emotional Development

Researcher fears 'blank-faced' generation

(Newser) - People under 25 are increasingly seeking Botox injections, and the phenomenon could threaten their emotional development, researchers say. A theory known as the "facial feedback hypothesis" holds that recreating others' facial expressions could be central to adolescents' emotional growth, says aesthetic nurse practitioner and researcher Helen Collier. But a... More »

Boy Gets New Ears Made From His Ribs

British 9-year-old had microtia of both ears

(Newser) - An operation in London has given 9-year-old Kieran Sorkin a pair of ears—made from his ribs, no less. Born deaf with no ears, Kieran was able to hear because of an implanted hearing aid, but he still wanted ears. "I want people to stop asking me questions,"... More »

Woman Sues Surgeon for Posting 'Cocaine Nose' Pics

She says photos were meant to be kept confidential

(Newser) - Next time you think a photo being taken of you is confidential, maybe you should assume the worst. A woman who went to a plastic surgeon for a nose job back in 2004 says that private before-and-after photos of her face have appeared on the doc's website with only... More »

7 People Who Had Surgery to Look Like a Celebrity

Or something even weirder than a celebrity...

(Newser) - It's one thing to dress like a celebrity or even get your hair cut like a celebrity—but in a few extreme cases, people have taken their obsession with a star much, much further than that. Here are seven examples of people who've had plastic surgery in an... More »

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