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The Boys Star Ditches Insta, Says 'Shame on You, Megyn Kelly'

Erin Moriarty says she's been dealing with harassment following Kelly's plastic surgery remarks

(Newser) - A young Hollywood actor says she's had to ditch Instagram after comments by former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly subjected her to a barrage of harassment on social media. "We're all subject to levels of bullying throughout our lives but I am horrified," Erin Moriarty, the...

Brazilian Butt Lifts Are Killing Americans Abroad

Nearly 100 people from the US have died in the Dominican Republic since 2009

(Newser) - US health officials say 93 Americans have died after cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic since 2009, with many of the recent deaths involving a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift. The operation has grown in popularity recently and has led to deaths in other countries as well, including...

Linda Evangelista Not the Only One 'Disfigured' by Cosmetic Procedure

'New York Times' does a deep dive into CoolSculpting

(Newser) - Linda Evangelista went public in 2021 with her story of being "brutally disfigured" by a cosmetic procedure known as CoolSculpting. Now, the New York Times is out with an exposé on the procedure that alleges the serious side effect suffered by the supermodel appears to be more common than...

More Men Are Having Their Jaws Broken. On Purpose

'GQ' takes a look at the rise in cosmetic orthofacial surgery

(Newser) - It's a somewhat gruesome-sounding surgery: The wisdom teeth are extracted, the mandible—that's the lower jaw—is cut and then detached using a hammer and chisel, repositioned, and kept in place with titanium plates. The process repeats for the upper jaw. The result? A manlier mandible, or at...

Our Cosmetic Surgery Desires Are Shifting

Breast augmentations are no longer No. 1

(Newser) - When it comes to our bodies, those going under the knife are apparently seeking less, not more these days. The most popular cosmetic surgery on the planet is no longer breast augmentation: Liposuction has taken the top slot. The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says in a press release...

People Are Paying Big Bucks to Get Rid of Face Fat
Trendy Cosmetic Fix:
Removing 'Buccal Fat'
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Trendy Cosmetic Fix: Removing 'Buccal Fat'

It involves removing fat from your cheeks, and TikTok has helped make it popular

(Newser) - It's being called this year's "strangest and most secretive beauty trend," though one that's been popping up on TikTok and made its way to the likes of celebrities like Chrissy Teigen. Allow us to introduce you to buccal fat removal, in which the fat from...

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...

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