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Courteney Cox: Cosmetic Work Made Me Look 'Horrible'

She admits she 'regrets' some

(Newser) - Courteney Cox admitted recently that she regrets some of the cosmetic procedures she's had done, Time reports. Cox was appearing on Running Wild with Bear Grylls on Monday, and while trekking through Ireland in the wind and rain, she said, "I have done things that I regret, and... 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 »

Woman Develops 'Temporary Kleptomania' After Surgery

Brazilian went in for a tummy tuck and boob job, came out with a desire to steal

(Newser) - A woman who went under the knife for a little nip-and-tuck in 2013 ended up with a case of pocket-and-run as well. Per Live Science , the 40-year-old Brazilian had cosmetic surgery on her stomach, arms, and breasts, but just a few days after the procedure, she started having "recurring... 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 »

Graham Jabs at Pelosi's 'Surgeries,' Is Sorry

Sees 'complete disgust' if 'you get through all the surgeries'

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham may have just lost the Botox vote in his maybe-quest for the White House : Speaking yesterday to a private fundraiser after Benjamin Netanyahu's speech, Bloomberg reported that the South Carolina Republican made a joke about how the GOP stands more solidly with Israel: "Did you see... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Newly Engaged Women Getting $1,200 'Hand Lifts'

Yes, this is a thing

(Newser) - So you just got engaged, and you want to show your fancy new ring off to the world ... but what to do about the sad state of your hands? That's apparently the thought process that goes through some women's minds, because, as the Daily Dot reports, "hand... More »

Women Have Surgery So Designer Heels Fit Better

When Hitchhiker's Toe and Christian Louboutins clash

(Newser) - How far are women willing to go for fashion? According to the New York Times , pretty far. The newspaper walks a mile in the shoes of a handful of LA- and NYC-based podiatrists who perform procedures specifically designed to help women fit comfortably into designer heels. What types of surgery... 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 »

Woman Spends $25K to Look Like Jennifer Lawrence

Gets a whole raft of procedures to look like the actress

(Newser) - In the Bad Ideas Dept.: A 30-year-old Texas woman has spent $25,000 on plastic surgery to look like Jennifer Lawrence. Kitty, who says people often told her she resembled the actress, went through a number of procedures last month including facial and body liposuction, breast augmentation, a nose job,... More »

New Big Thing: Beard Transplants

Weird procedure is growing in popularity in New York

(Newser) - It's hard out there for facial-hair-challenged men: Beards are in, and some guys who are less fortunate are turning to a popular beard transplant procedure to spur some growth and cheat mother nature. According to DNAinfo, more and more New York doctors are seeing men—from Brooklyn hipsters to... More »

4 Stars Who Reversed Their Plastic Surgery

Those DDs aren't always a good idea

(Newser) - We all know that Heidi Montag regretted her plastic surgery, but she's not the only one. Fox News rounds up eight stars who had their implants removed. (In Heidi's case, she went from an F cup to a C cup because her implants started to feel "like... More »

Julie Chen: I Had Surgery to Widen 'Asian Eyes'

Reveals decades-ago cosmetic surgery on 'The Talk'

(Newser) - When CBS anchorwoman and Big Brother host Julie Chen was told years ago that she would never make it in front of the camera because she “looked Chinese,” she took drastic measures to change her appearance. Newsy reports: More »

11 Stars With Crazy Excuses for Their Cosmetic Surgery

One of them involves Miss Piggy

(Newser) - Celebrities have come up with some pretty interesting explanations for why they succumbed to plastic surgery over the years, and some are definitely harder to believe than others. Wonderwall rounds up 11 of the best excuses. Check out the gallery for a sampling, or click here for the complete list—... More »

Plastic Surgery Won't Make You Look Much Younger

Or much more attractive, according to strangers: study

(Newser) - Think plastic surgery will make you more attractive while shaving a decade off your appearance? A new study says that's bogus. Thanks to the honesty of strangers, researchers found plastic surgery makes a person look only 3.1 years younger on average, and only very slightly better looking, NBC... More »

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