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He Paid $75K to Get 3 Inches Taller
He Wanted to Be Taller.
Agony, $75K Got Him There

He Wanted to Be Taller. Agony, $75K Got Him There

Inside the world of surgical leg lengthening

(Newser) - For the next five years, John Lovedale will be paying $1,200 a month back to SoFi bank to pay off the loan he got in order to pay for cosmetic leg lengthening. The procedure is what it sounds like: one's femurs are broken and adjustable titanium nails are...

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...

Popular Cosmetic Surgery Has a 'Bewildering' Context

'The Guardian' takes a look at the Brazilian butt lift

(Newser) - It's called the Brazilian butt lift, or the BBL, and as Sophie Elmhirst writes in a deep dive at the Guardian , it just happens to be the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery in the world. The flip side of that? It's also the deadliest, with 1 in 3,000 of...

Floridians Can Get Drive-Thru Botox in Building's Garage

'Just wear a mask, put your head out the car window'

(Newser) - Floridians who want to get rid of worry lines but are worried about COVID-19 now have the option of drive-thru Botox injections. Celebrity plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer, also known as "Dr. Miami," has been offering the procedure for $600 in the garage of his Miami building. "The...

She's Accused of Dancing During Surgery. Now, Repercussions

Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte defends herself: 'I'm a surgeon, I'm supposed to be able to multitask'

(Newser) - She boasts on her site that she's "[discreetly]" a "doctor to the stars," but there was nothing discreet about what Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte allegedly did while operating on some of her patients. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the dermatologist's...

Dancing, Rapping Doc Facing Malpractice Lawsuits

Atlanta plastic surgeon is accused of unsafe, unprofessional procedures

(Newser) - Since-deleted YouTube videos of Dr. Windell Boutte dancing and singing around exposed patients in her operating room are sending chills throughout the patient community, reports CNN . The Atlanta plastic surgeon can be seen rapping, dancing while holding surgical instruments (minus gloves or mask), and cutting into an abdomen to the...

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...

Mary Jo Buttafuoco on Amy Fisher: 'She's Kind of a Waste'

Buttafuoco also shares with Dr. Oz how life has been since she had facial surgery

(Newser) - It's been a quarter of a century since Amy Fisher (aka "the Long Island Lolita") showed up on the doorstep of Mary Jo Buttafuoco, and shot the wife of her lover Joey Buttafuoco in the face. This week, the 62-year-old Buttafuoco, who survived the 1992 attack, spoke...

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...

Surgeon in Hot Water for Doing Liposuction in a Barn

Michigan authorities suspend license of Bradley Bastow

(Newser) - It had the fancy-sounding name of the Body Laser Sculpting Medical Spa, but when Dr. Bradley Bastow's patients showed up for liposuction surgery, they saw the reality: It was actually a pole barn. On Tuesday, state health officials in Michigan suspended Bastow's osteopathic license after concluding that he...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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