Monday, January 20th, 2014
The Bethenny Show had a very interesting series of segments this past Wednesday on Extreme Plastic Surgery. They interviewed a plastic surgery enthusiast, who was previously seen on the TLC special Plastic Wives, and a woman who regretted her previous plastic surgery. They also brought up the question of how young is too young for breast implants?
Below is the first clip from the show. You can catch the other ones on her site HERE.
What do you think about this subject? Do you think Frances is overdone? Although I think Frances looks overdone, her counterpart Shae comes across as a spiteful, judgemental person. Live and let live, Shae!
Saturday, November 30th, 2013
This is an interesting segment from local CBS News about a website called MyFreeImplants.com. They interview a patient of mine who used this website to have her breast implants paid for. No, the site isn’t a hoax, although the idea behind it is pretty… out there.
Monday, June 24th, 2013
Amanda Bynes is at it again. The young actress tweeted that she just underwent a rhinoplasty two days ago (Saturday), after having her breast implants removed a couple weeks ago. Some of her comments from Twitter:
I made it out of the surgery alive! Haha! I’ll post the video soon! I need one more procedure to thin out the bridge<blessed!
My doctors are heroes who also correct kids who have cleft lip – something as traumatic as webbing in between your eyes!I wanted to share my story with you to prove that I’m not crazy, I was just embarrassed. Surgery is a complete miracle for me – nothing…can hold you back from living out your dreams. There’s a surgery for everything that’s wrong with you!
This whole situation is concerning, because according to the media reports I’ve read, Amanda Bynes appears to be a very troubled soul. I question whether she is in a reasonable psychological state to be a good candidate for plastic surgery. And there is not “a surgery for everything that’s wrong with you,” especially is that thing wrong is in your head. I hope that she gets professional help, and not of the plastic surgery kind.
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Did you watch the Billboard Music Awards the other night? I enjoyed the show, and even noticed some plastic surgery on the screen. Some are, I believe, pretty obvious, like Wayne Newton’s face. Others, like Kelly Rowland, just look fantastic. This photo was taken Sunday night at the show. Some of you may have known that she underwent a very tasteful breast augmentation a few years ago (check out this post from 2008 for before-and-after photos). Today it looks like her breast implants have always been a part of her. I believe she’s an example of great celeb plastic surgery.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
So you have probably all heard by now that Angelina Jolie was diagnosed with the BRCA1 gene and has undergone a double mastectomy with reconstruction. The actress and director wrote a very poignant, well-written op-ed for the New York Times. Here is a segment of it:
On April 27, I finished the three months of medical procedures that the mastectomies involved. During that time I have been able to keep this private and to carry on with my work.
But I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action.
My own process began on Feb. 2 with a procedure known as a “nipple delay,” which rules out disease in the breast ducts behind the nipple and draws extra blood flow to the area. This causes some pain and a lot of bruising, but it increases the chance of saving the nipple.
Two weeks later I had the major surgery, where the breast tissue is removed and temporary fillers are put in place. The operation can take eight hours. You wake up with drain tubes and expanders in your breasts. It does feel like a scene out of a science-fiction film. But days after surgery you can be back to a normal life.
Nine weeks later, the final surgery is completed with the reconstruction of the breasts with an implant. There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful.
I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options.
Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
I applaud Angelina for coming forward and revealing her diagnosis and treatment. Hopefully this helps to inform people not only about the potential diagnosis and treatment options for breast cancer, but also inform women about their reconstructive options. Studies show that women who undergo immediate reconstruction after mastectomy benefit psychologically a great deal.
To read the rest of Angelina Jolie’s op-ed piece, click HERE.
If you’ve ever wondered how plastic surgeons reconstruct a woman’s breast after mastectomy, there is a very well-written article in CNN.com HERE. I’m quoted in the article, which also describes how Angelina’s reconstruction was likely performed.
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Friday, April 12th, 2013
I’ve liked actress Hayden Panettiere ever since she debuted as the indestructible cheerleader on “Heroes.” The star of “Nashville” has been photographed wearing a bikini with a suspiciously larger chest. Some photos even appear to show wrinkling that is consistent with saline breast implants. You can see a photo of it, along with my comments on Radar Online.com HERE.
So what can Hayden do to reduce her possible implant wrinkling? Implant wrinkling is typically improved by switching to a silicone implant, injecting fat into the breast tissue, or placing a sheet of Alloderm (acellular dermal matrix – radiated cadaver skin) over the implant. Or she could gain weight, which would thicken the fat on her breasts.
Wrinkles or not, Hayden looks great.
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Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Here is my latest article in the Huffington Post:
The statistics are in. 2012 is officially the year of the silicone breast implant.
Every year the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) publishes annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the year before. The numbers released on Tuesday, March 12th reveal that breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. In 2012, 0ver 330,000 women underwent this procedure. Of these patients, 72% chose silicone gel breast implants and 28% selected saline-filled implants. The number of women choosing silicone has skyrocketed since the FDA lifted the moratorium on these implants in November, 2006.
So what will 2013 bring?
This February the FDA approved the Allergan 410 form-stable, shaped breast implant for general cosmetic use. This implant, also known as the “Gummy Bear Implant,” is considered by many plastic surgeons to be superior due to its firm composition. It literally feels like a gummy bear. Plastic surgeons and patients have been waiting over ten years for this implant to be approved. I suspect that the number of women undergoing surgery with these implants will boom in 2013.
What else is on the horizon?
To read the rest of the article, visit Huffington Post HERE.
Monday, March 4th, 2013
There have been several websites that have claimed that American Idol judge Nicki Minaj has had plastic surgery. In this interview with Extra, she refutes these rumors, claiming that changes in her face are due to makeup, not plastic surgery. Missing in this interview is a question of whether she’s had work done to her body, though. Breast augmentation or Buttock enhancement maybe?
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Monday, December 17th, 2012
Strange story from CNN.com:
She arrived on a suspicious flight. Her story didn’t sound right. And then there was the blood … under her breasts.
An airport security check in Spain led to an operating table for a passenger — where, authorities said, they found she had tucked packs of cocaine in her breast implants.
The Panamanian citizen landed at Barcelona’s Prat airport on a so-called “hot flight,” one that came from a destination known for drug trafficking — in this case Bogota, Colombia.
Ninety percent of cocaine trafficked into the United States, for example, comes from Colombia, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The passenger came under the scrutiny of security agents, who weren’t satisfied with the vague answers she kept giving about why she was in town, Spain’s interior ministry said.
Her behavior aroused the suspicion of officers that she might be carrying drugs either in her luggage or on her.
When a female officer patted down the woman, she found bloodied bandage material under the passenger’s breasts. The gauze, the officer found, was covering incisions. And the breasts were hiding “a white foreign material.”
Fresh breast implants, the suspect mustered an explanation. Must not have healed up right.
The story didn’t convince police, who hauled her off to a hospital.
“There, a medical team extracted a bag-shaped prosthesis from each breast containing a white pasty substance,” the ministry said.
Cocaine. Nearly 1.4 kilograms (3 lbs) of it.
Pure cocaine goes for about $35,000 a pound, according to the DEA.
The expensive implants landed her in jail.
– This is definitely NOT the way to enhance your breasts! And no, I’ve never had anyone ask me to do anything at all like this. Had they given her a few days to heal – provided she didn’t develop an infection- she probably would have gotten away with it!
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
I was recently interviewed by Radar Online about the legendary actress Sophia Loren. Has she had plastic surgery? Although she officially denies it, I think it’s very unlikely someone can look as good as she does at the age of 78 without the help of a plastic surgeon. I suspect that she’s had quite a bit of work done, including at least one facelift, upper and lower eyelid surgery, fat injections to her cheeks, filler injections to her lips, and a breast augmentation.
It’s just my opinion, since I am not her doctor and am not privy to her medical history. That being said, my grandma looked nothing like her when she was 78!
For more of my analysis, check out Radar Online HERE.
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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Sofia Vergara recently discussed her boobs and plastic surgery during an interview with Health Magazine. From The Celebrity Cafe.com:
My publicist [at the time the star moved to America] told me, ‘I think you should just reduce your boobs because nobody’s going to take you serious here,’” Sofia Vergara said in Health magazine.
In a land where 34 DD cups are typically silicone, those who are blessed with the extra curves are lumped in with the rest of the plastic surgery crowd.
Sofia’s mother was not in agreement with the publicist about the reduction surgery. In fact, she went as far as saying that “God is going to punish you! You can’t cut your boobs!”
In the end, Vergara says she’s happy with the decision she made to not go through with the surgery. She admitted that the large boobs have even become a huge part of her character on Modern Family.
I LOVE Modern Family. I think it’s the best show on TV. Cam and Phil Dunphy are freakin’ hilarious.
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One of my favorite Phil Dunphy quotes:
Phil: Luke, I am your father. That’s what I said to you when you were coming out of your mom’s lady parts.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Here is a revealing interview with Sharon Osbourne on her CBS show The Talk. Sharon shares that genetic testing revealed she carried a gene for breast cancer, and therefore underwent a double mastectomy for prophylaxis. She has also sworn off any further plastic surgery, due to seeing photos of herself looking like she’s had work done.
I think it’s great that Sharon is so open about her health and plastic surgery. It sounds like her genetic testing wasn’t all that planned, so it’s good that the circumstances occurred as they did. Some genes carry a nearly 100% risk of developing breast cancer, so it’s important that anyone with a major family history of breast cancer talk with their doctor about whether genetic testing might be important for them. Technology has really gone a long way in saving lives that could have otherwise been lost. It’s good that Sharon brought this topic up.
I would also convey to Sharon that I think the majority of her plastic surgery looked very well done! I wouldn’t recommend that she swear off ALL plastic surgery. In general, it’s served her well!
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Monday, September 24th, 2012
Modern Family and Ed actress Julie Bowen recently revealed her thoughts on plastic surgery in an interview with Health Magazine:
“I’ve had lasers leveled at my face, and I would like to do Fraxel…I do find it odd that people choose to do stuff that makes them look like crazy Hollywood faces but I’ve got zero judgment about it…I’ve worn some ugly shoes,” she told the magazine.
While Julie admits to fractionated laser treatments, there wasn’t a mention of the possibility of her having breast implants. A couple years ago it appeared that her chest increased in size from an A to a nice B. Whether she admits to breast augmentation or not, she’s a classic Hollywood beauty and a great actress. I’m looking forward to the premiere of Modern Family!
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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Wow. Is that really the famous adult film actress Jenna Jameson? She looks terrible!
Jenna looked a lot better just six years ago. Here is a photo of her from 2006:
After hooking up with MMA legend Tito Ortiz, she appears to have gone overboard with the plastic surgery. Probably the worst change is the blowing up of her lips. They look like two Kielbasa. Her face appears to have changed shape as well, possibly from placement of cheek implants combined with overdone Botox injections. She also appears to have undergone removal or down-sizing of her breast implants. Although this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, her breasts look quite uneven. This could be due to excessive scar tissue or a capsular contracture.
The last few years haven’t been kind to Jenna’s appearance. I’ve never treated or met her, but if I did, I’d recommend that she stop any plastic surgery and let it wear off.
For a previous post on Jenna’s downsizing of her breasts, click HERE.
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Friday, August 17th, 2012
“After nursing both my kids for a year each, my boobs were deflated,” mom of
two Trista Sutter, 39, reveals exclusively in the new issue of Life & Style.
“And I had a droopy eye. It was something that I noticed in every picture I’ve
She decided to move forward with getting plastic surgery on her eyes and
breasts — a blepharoplasty to lift her eyelids and remove the bags under her
eyes, and breast augmentation with an internal lift that increased her cup size
from a small B to a full C — all in one day.
“I realized that the surgery was something I had to do for myself, just for
my own self-confidence and to feel good again about being in bathing suits and
being intimate with my husband,” Trista, who fell in love with her husband,
Ryan, on The Bachelorette, in 2003, tells the mag.
“He wanted me to be happy, so he said, ‘Whatever you need to do to make
yourself happy, go for it,’” she says with a smile.
“I wanted to feel pretty again — and I do!”
You can check out a before-and-after of Trista HERE.
As you can see, she looks fantastic. Her breasts fit her frame nicely, and her eyelids look great. This is definitely an example of great celebrity plastic surgery. Kudos to her surgeon for the great work, and kudos to Trista for being so honest about her plastic surgery.
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Did Twilight star Kristen Stewart undergo a breast augmentation last month? Photos are circulating in magazines and the internet that she has new breast implants. You can read my analysis and see the B&A photos in Star Magazine and Hollywood Life.com HERE. The photo posted here was taken at the beginning of June, 2012. Therefore, if she did undergo a breast augmentation, it occurred very recently. She was quite flat-chested last month.
Women have been using padded bras ever since the beginning of the 19th Century. It’s possible that the subtle enhancement in Kristen’s bust size is due to a couple of strategically placed socks. Or it could be that she had breast enhancement surgery. Either way, the surgery unfortunately hasn’t removed the constipated look she often seems to have on her face.
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Monday, July 16th, 2012
Now I’ve seen everything! An Ohio woman was recently videotaped panhandling for money to buy breast implants! From WUSA9.com:
Dressed in a bikini, Chrissy Lance of Rittman, staked out the corner of Manchester Road and Carnegie Avenue to collect money with a sign that read “Not homeless. Need boobs.”
Rittman, who says she has the required license to panhandle in Akron, says she has raised about $90 and isn’t leaving her spot until she reaches her goal.
She works as a barmaid and says the implants will go far to “help improve her self esteem.”
This is pretty funny. If she wants free implants, you’d think she’d go to myfreeimplants.com instead. This is a website where benefactors donate money to women to help pay for their breast implants. In return, typically all the receiver of the money and implants does is send photos of their new breasts to the benefactor. It sounds sleezy, but people are actually getting their breast implants paid for this way. I had one patient who had her breast augmentation completely covered by the benefactors on this site!
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Reality star Bethenny Frankel has a new talk show in limited syndication this summer. She recently spoke quite a bit about her breasts and the reason why she underwent a breast augmentation. She mentions several statistics, including a RealSelf.com survey that found that 70% of women with breast implants felt their sex lives improved post-procedure.