Did You Know You Can Get Boob Implants Put in While You're AWAKE?

I'm generally not afraid of doctors and medicine and surgery stuff, and I know it's not uncommon for minor, outpatient, or even significant surgeries (such as BRAIN!) to be performed without general anesthesia. I mean, dudes get their penises vasectomied all the time with just local numbness! No big deal! But there's… » 12/24/13 6:20pm 12/24/13 6:20pm

This Week in Tabloids: Here's a Picture of Taylor Swift's Breast…

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we interpret messages from the tabloids shilling celebrity scandal by analyzing In Touch, Us, Ok!, Life & Style, and Star. This week, we get a look at Khloe Kardashian's real father and what's allegedly a breast implant scar on Noted Love Unicorn Taylor Swift, while reeling… » 1/16/13 2:30pm 1/16/13 2:30pm

Founder of Shady French Implant Company Arrested

Police have arrested Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of the French company that made breast implants with industrial-grade silicone that may leak into women's bodies and give them cancer. Mas was apparently also wanted by Interpol, but not for implant malfeasance — he had a drunk driving charge in Costa Rica. Of the… » 1/27/12 4:45pm 1/27/12 4:45pm

Pageant Mom Explains Necessary Breast Implants

Last night on Toddlers & Tiaras, we spent quite a bit of time with Tricia, SamiJo's mom. Tricia, who has a Jesus fish tattoo and a cross-adorned plaque in the kitchen of her crossy home which reads, "when in doubt, look up" explained to us that much has changed since we saw her earlier this year. For starters, she had » 12/22/11 1:00pm 12/22/11 1:00pm

France May Pay To Replace Leaky Implants, But Only For Cancer Patients,…

Last week some of the roughly 30,000 French women who received faulty breast implants in the past decade protested outside the French health ministry, demanding that the government pay for the removal of the implants. Several of the women have developed cancer, and today officials said that if a link is established… » 12/20/11 10:28pm 12/20/11 10:28pm

Breast Implant Sucked Into Woman's Body In Horrifying Pilates Accident

So, this can apparently happen: a woman's body "swallowed" her breast implant during her Pilates workout. She was performing a breathing exercise called the Valsalva when "the pectoralis [chest] muscle likely contracted and pushed the implant through the space between her ribs." The woman had received the implants… » 12/15/11 4:40pm 12/15/11 4:40pm

Thousands Of Women Given Leaky, Toxic Breast Implants

Recently we've seen an uptick in stories about people injecting everything from non-medical silicone to cement into various body parts they'd like to see bigger. Usually, these procedures are performed by people who don't even play doctors on TV, but in France, tens of thousands of women wound up with a toxic chemical… » 12/15/11 11:10am 12/15/11 11:10am

FDA Insists Silicone Breast Implants Are Safe-ish

In 1992, the FDA banned silicone breast implants over claims that they caused various illnesses, including lupus, cancer, and arthritis. Five years ago, the agency decided to let them back on the market and now they've declared they were right to do so — even though critics say there isn't enough research to prove… » 6/23/11 10:55am 6/23/11 10:55am