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Plastic Surgeon Charged After Young Patient's Death

Emmalyn Nguyen suffered cardiac arrest during surgery, died 14 months later

(Newser) - Update: A plastic surgeon has been arrested in Colorado after an 18-year-old patient died following breast augmentation surgery. Emmalyn Nguyen died 14 months after the August 2019 surgery left her in a vegetative state. After a "lengthy criminal investigation," the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said it issued...

His Bizarre 1970s Plan Involved Elvis, Plastic Surgery

'Rolling Stone' has the story of 'rogue '70s promoter' Danny O'Day

(Newser) - If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Danny O'Day is ... well, he was in a category all his own. In a lengthy piece for Rolling Stone , David Browne digs into the "rogue '70s promoter," who decided to try to make a living by putting...

Mom, Daughter Charged With Murder Over Illegal Butt Lift

'These individuals have no medical training'

(Newser) - Police say aspiring adult film star Karissa Rajpaul posted video on social media of herself receiving a buttocks augmentation procedure. It's now evidence in a murder investigation. The 26-year-old South African woman died in a hospital on Oct. 15, 2019, the day of the unlicensed procedure, and mother and...

What You Don't Know About the Brazilian Butt Lift

Rebecca Jennings digs in for Vox

(Newser) - Rebecca Jennings promises to delve into "How the Brazilian butt lift went mainstream" in a lengthy piece for Vox , though it's not the how, but the what, that ends up being the most fascinating part of her story. The how isn't that surprising—social media, in large...

Once Worth Billions, 'Catwoman' Is Bankrupt

'I often turn to friends and family in order to pay my ongoing expenses'

(Newser) - Jocelyn Wildenstein—better known as "Catwoman," the "Lion Woman of New York," and the "Bride of Wildenstein" for her surgically created cat-like countenance—has filed for bankruptcy. At one time Wildenstein spent at least $1 million a month on a lifestyle that included Gulfstream jets,...

5 Most Popular Plastic Surgeries
5 Most Popular
Plastic Surgeries

5 Most Popular Plastic Surgeries

Tummy tucks are back in

(Newser) - Tummy tucks are back: They dropped out of the top five most popular cosmetic surgeries last year, but are back this year, with more than 2,000 more of the procedures done in 2017 than 2016. In a press release , the ASPS says cosmetic procedures overall were up 2% in...

Jane Fonda Shuts Down Megyn Kelly's 'Weird' Question

Today host asked about plastic surgery

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly is less than a week into her tenure as Today host but she's already getting a reputation for asking inappropriate questions. On Wednesday's show , Jane Fonda appeared with Robert Redford to discuss new movie Our Souls at Night, but Kelly wanted to discuss plastic surgery instead,...

In Reported First, Case Study Says Penis Enlargement Killed

Patient was a 30-year-old Swedish man

(Newser) - Penis enlargements can kill, or so confirms a case study published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences . "Autologous fat transfer" is the process by which fat is removed by liposuction and then re-injected elsewhere in the body: commonly the face, breasts, behind, or—as in the case of the...

Woman Stops Breathing During Plastic Surgery, Dies

She was visiting Florida from Chicago

(Newser) - A 30-year-old woman visited a Florida clinic for a cosmetic procedure and ended up dead, CBS News reports. Lattia Baumeister, who was visiting the Miami area from Chicago, stopped breathing on the surgical table at Seduction by Jardon's Medical Center in Doral, police say. She was taken to a...

Nude Photos Leaked After Plastic Surgery Clinics Hacked

Hackers tried to blackmail clients

(Newser) - Police in Lithuania say personal data and more than 25,000 private photos—including nude pictures—were made public Tuesday following the hacking of a chain of plastic surgery clinics. Police said a hacking group called Tsar Team broke into the servers of Grozio Chirurgija clinics earlier this year and...

Most Likely to Go Under the Knife? Bullies, Their Victims

Scientists find connection between plastic surgery, bullying

(Newser) - There's a link between bullying and plastic surgery, but it's not just among those who've been bullied. Researchers say that the bullies themselves are also more likely to long for cosmetic surgery, reports Refinery29 . It's a finding shown among 2,800 adolescents in the UK interviewed...

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...

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...

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...

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 Teen Girls Want Cosmetic Genital Surgery

 Cosmetic Trend 
 for Teen Girls: 
 Labia Surgery 
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Uma Thurman Looks Different
 Uma Thurman 
 Looks Different 

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...

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