There are rare conditions, deformities and cancerous diseases that require innovative reconstructive surgeries to help patients restore their appearance and function in life. In a case of osteosarcoma, a 21-year-old African American male that had a history of the cancer was able to undergo to restore function and form.
Maybe it was just a few of us who have grown up watching sports newscaster icon Bob Costas who noticed, while watching the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, how good he looks for 60. It would be hard not to acknowledge how he withstands time, or is he getting help from a cosmetic or plastic surgeon. The TV news, network industry is hard on its hosts. It can be competitive and catty for men and women, so maybe he did get some work done, like a facelift or eye lift. Regardless, he looked fantastic and his plastic surgeon should be commended for producing natural results. Thanks to the skilled hands (if in fact Costas did have surgery) Bob still looks like Bob.
Many of us have seen or heard on the news stories of people ending up with horrible outcomes from a plastic surgery procedure, gone bad. In many of these cases, the person performing the surgery is either unqualified (and perpetrating a surgeon with the right credentials) or it is actually a surgeon who may be under-qualified. It is vitally important be informed. Dr. Anthony Yuon urges prospective patients to do their homework before cosmetic surgery. Research the surgeon’s background, specialties and certifications, and confirm if he or she has hospital privileges, which is mandatory in some states.
There are a lot of ways to get hurt while on vacation. So why is everyone making such a big deal about Chris Jenner’s fat lip? It seems that every day, there is a new story where the media is trying to vilify a celebrity for having ‘secret plastic surgery’.
So, it comes as no surprise that Chris Jenner’s fat lip has caused speculation that she had a reaction to lip augmentation. How possible is that? What did the plastic surgeons say? What did the readers think? What do you think? Read more and see who you agree with…
Who was that who showed up, professing to be Lil Kim, at the LA Pride festival? It certainly didn’t look like the the Lil Kim we are used to seeing. Has she become ‘Raps answer to Heidi Montag’? Were there complications with her surgery, or has she simply ‘gone overboard’? Read about Lil Kim and the lessons we can take from her latest round of plastic surgery addiction.
Imagine being contacted after being diagnosed with mouth cancer and undergoing life-changing surgery – where your jaw has been cut out and your leg has been used as a donor site for bone, tissue and blood vessels. Then an infection develops, causing additional problems and limiting your ability to walk…only to be contacted, after-the-fact, with an apology for a ‘biopsy swap’. Similarly, imagine being diagnosed with breast cancer, and undergoing mastectomy surgery – only to find that you are perfectly healthy. NOW…imagine being the other SIX people who actually have cancer, that is spreading, while you walk around with a clean bill of health. Lastly, imagine being one of the surgeons who removed healthy tissue from a patient, convinced that you are saving their life. In world news, this is exactly what happened in New Zealand. Read more, in this advance-breaking story (it’s June 11 in New Zealand) – to understand the serious ramifications of laboratory mistakes…and to remind ourselves why getting a second opinion is crucial.
Moms are always innovating – especially when it comes to saving money in the pursuit of looking great. Here is an interesting success story, Kimberly Aschauer, developed a widget that can actually help produce some similar effects to a facelift. It all began when her plan to get a facelift before her son’s wedding failed. In an attempt to look her best and impress on the big day, Mrs. Aschauer invented the precursor to what would become a revolutionary and budget-saving alternative to facelifts, by hooking a piece of rubber band in the middle of two little hair combs, then latched these combs to braids located at either sides of her head. Automatically, as the hairs on her head were pulled by the combs, so did most of her facial tissue. Upon wearing the “Facelift Bungee” she stated that she looked a decade younger.
Imagine being born so handsome / beautiful that you could proclaim you will never have it. Making millions of dollars, based upon genes that you did not personally shop for and ‘pick out’ yourself. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? It sure would! So, when certain celebrities seem judgmental toward people who have cosmetic surgery, it has a tendency to seem rather unfair…and a bit snarky. Hey, it would be great if everyone started out looking perfect. What if we were all equally beautiful, and gene pools were something we could choose? Well…actually, that might cause a bit of a problem. If that were the case – supermodels, reality TV personalities and actors wouldn’t be commanding the high salaries they do,,,because they wouldn’t be that special. Those who make very high salaries as a result of their looks, are probably not the best spokespeople against cosmetic surgery. After all, they got lucky. Find out who is anti-plastic-surgery (including one who brags about the surgery they are famous for…but, is against it, otherwise…Huh?) and why it isn’t exactly ‘impartial’.
Melissa Dohme was a 20-year-old college student and neonatal nursing assistant with her entire future ahead of her. But, that changed drastically on January 24, 2012 – when her ex-boyfriend bothered her incessantly, until she finally met him (to make him stop calling and texting all night long). Robert Lee Burton, Jr, 21, convinced her that he just wanted a hug. When she started to give him a hug, Burton launched into a murderous attack with his fists and two different knives that left Melissa with 32 stab wounds, a cracked skull, missing / loose teeth and in need of 12 pints of blood. A young couple, who bravely intervened against the 265 lb Burton, saved her life. Melissa, at her young age, should not have had to endure attempted murder. Nor should any of the women who are disfigured, daily, all over the world. Read about Melissa, Melissa’s Law and / or pledge to help victims of savage, disfiguring attacks, here. We are here for Melissa, and those who have shared similar fates…Together, we can send a message!
After a self-inflicted gun shot wound was sustained to the face during a suicide attempt in 1997, there was very little left to Richard Norris’ face. Over the years he had many surgeries, but more recently underwent the world’s most comprehensive face transplant during a 36 hour procedure performed at Maryland Shock Trauma Center to repair Mr. Norris’ neck, jaw, teeth, tongue, scalp and all tissues and muscles located in those areas.