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This week was all about weddings and proms! Because it’s spring! We saw Karl Lagerfeld in the flesh, celebrated Kanye‘s bold fashion choices, and speculated about John Galliano‘s replacement. There was also a whole lot of plastic surgery talk.
55-year-old Cindy Jackson has gone under the knife a total of 52 times in 23 years, making her the woman with the most plastic surgery in the world. This morning, she sat down with Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford to talk about her quest for aesthetic perfection and, in a surprising turn of events, she may just make the best case for plastic surgery we’ve ever heard.
This morning, Good Morning America aired a segment on 7-year-old Samantha Shaw whose mother flew her to New York from South Dakota in order to pin back both her ears and fix a fold on her right one. The segment, as we’re sure you can imagine, has garnered the ire of the blogosphere. But in a rare departure from our editorial stance on childhood plastic surgery, we’re about to go to bat for this mother.
Here’s a question we’ve been pondering for months: What’s the right season to get the tops of our ears sliced open to have the cartilage sculpted into a point to make ourselves look more like elves? OK, we’re kidding — we’re not actually pondering that, but there are people out there who are willing to pay as much as $600 to have such a procedure done, ostensibly because it’s not just enough to watch movies like The Lord of the Rings or stare at the various people who have portrayed Vulcans on Star Trek. People are actually emotionally connected to the idea of looking like they belong to another form of reality, or worse: like they’re extras in Fern Gully.
A New Jersey woman is suing her plastic surgeon after an eyelid procedure in 2005 left her unable to close her eyes. Marilyn Leisz‘s surgeon Dr. Paul Parker says she came to him to correct bumps on her eyelids from a previous cosmetic surgery — and says that he warned her of this potential side effect.
So it turns out that having a lot of elective surgery and cosmetic procedures done isn’t just limited to the Real Housewives. According to a fresh set of numbers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of breast implants (and buckets of Botox) we’ve been shelling out for has increased over the past ten years.
Model Anivia Cruz-Dilworth is facing a minimum of five years in jail after it was discovered that she posed as a medical professional and told women she could make their butts look bigger with injections of filler. And then she pumped them full of bathroom caulk and sealed their wounds with Krazy Glue. We wish we were making this up.
Until pretty recently, Jocelyn Wildenstein‘s face served as a cautionary tale to people considering plastic surgery the world over. We even made a joke about “Wildenstein territory” last week when discussing the elective operations of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But we just saw some photos of her, and it looks like she’s gotten some big time corrective plastic surgery.
Not that we have anything against elective surgery or whatever, but The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have had a lot of it. And we’re not just saying that because they’re wealthy and kind of pretty and live in the world capital of tummy tucks and butt lifts — we’re just reporting what a few of them said on Judith Regan‘s Sirius XM radio show last week.
Lisa Rinna got a lip reduction, and we can’t tell much of a difference. Can you? We guess her upper lip is a bit more subtle now, but it still looks rather plump!
We’re going to go ahead and admit what we know everyone else has been thinking: Lea Michele has lost weight — and a fair amount of it. In addition the obvious health risks, it made us lose a little bit of faith in the actress, whom we thought would remain unscathed by Hollywood’s judgmental glare. Which is why we were a little bit relieved when we found out that she loves her look — “Jewish nose” and all.
It’s been a week full of highs (Emma Watson‘s new hairdo), lows (Teresa Guidice‘s local tanning salon ad) and weirdness (fly legs turned into fake eyelashes). If you’ve missed any of this week’s fashion news, read on and get caught up.
Excessive plastic surgery is always a hard topic to talk about But the sad reality is that those addicted to plastic surgery will go to any length to get the face or body they think they want. Even if it means undergoing unhealthy, illegal procedures.
We could write a book on ways to help make your feet not hurt after hours of wearing a great pair of 5-inch heels, but the truth is, heels hurt. No matter what. What’s a heel loving fashionista to do? Shockingly, some women are taking to the knife to make their feet more high heel friendly.
Not an episode goes by where viewers of The Real Housewive’s Of New Jersey are not shocked by the behavior of Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter, Ashley. And yet we were still surprised when pictures surfaced of the 19-year-old with a brand new nose.
We’ll admit, even with the fact that Cindy Crawford is 44 with two children, we’re still no match for her – I mean, did you see her March spread for UK Harper Bazaar? Cased closed. But the “multi-million-dollar body,” as dubbed by The Fashion Book, is not a title that’s easy to maintain. In a vanity-obsessed with beating the clock, not pondering the thought of going under the needle or the knife is tough. According to Crawford, who once went through the very phase, succumbing to cosmetic procedures is okay – just don’t change your face.
Even though I may not readily discuss that I watch “The Hills” and know every character arc and plot twist, I have to admit that this final season is one to watch if you’ve never brought yourself to sit through an entire episode. I am not endorsing the show as a revolutionary concept in reality television. What I am interested in is the amazing exploration into self-hatred, body dysmorphic disorder, and addiction to plastic surgery that are the backbone of this show.
Fashion might be titillating, but on the list of things that are tasteful, cartoon-like fake boobs are right up there with tramp stamps, platform flip-flops and Ed Hardy t-shirts. Thankfully, it seems Pam Andersons’ plasticized proportions are on their way out.
It’s hard to ignore the fact that as Heidi Montag grew further away from Lauren and closer to Spencer, her shorts got shorter, her dresses got tighter, and, well, her boobs got significantly larger. In today’s edition of Fashion Wars, we take a look at Heidi’s almost 180 degree style evolution. Which Montag do you like better?
I know, I know – we’re a fashion site! But plastic surgery certainly falls under our provenance and, as such, so does Heidi Montag. (The reasoning there should be obvious.) In any case, this is also a hilarious video. Ms. Montag courageously teamed up with the Funny or Die crew to make a PSA against plastic.