How Do You Know If Your Butt Lift Was ‘Worth It’? Just Ask RealSelf.com

A Seattle-based plastic surgery site that functions like a combination of Yelp and HotOrNot, RealSelf.com claims that it helps “millions make confident health and beauty decisions.” Users of RealSelf, which has been around since 2006, discuss and review cosmetic procedures and the doctors who perform them. From Botox… »8/17/15 4:30pm8/17/15 4:30pm

China's Female Workers Turning to Cosmetic Surgery to Stay Competitive

You know how at the beginning of a Nip/Tuck episode some apparently INSANE person would stroll into the office and explain in a pathos-evoking way how she needed to have roughly the facial bone structure of a Bengal tiger if she wanted to keep her job as the madam of an animorph-themed bordello in Nevada? “These… »8/04/13 2:00pm8/04/13 2:00pm

Going Under The Knife Might Make You Look Younger, But Not Hotter

If you were in the market for a facelift in order to catch the eye of cuties at some Da Club or another, cancel your Troy/McNamara appointment. A new study that asked a group of people to evaluate plastic surgery patients before or after their procedures shows that while they're generally thought to look around three… »8/03/13 2:30pm8/03/13 2:30pm

What K-Pop Has to Do With South Korea's Plastic Surgery Obsession

Almost the entirety of the non-white world is plagued with the never-ending desire to appear as "western" as possible. Whether that means whitening creams in India, blond hair in Egypt, or eyelid fold procedures in South Korea, the western (read: caucasian) beauty standard has permeated across virtually all… »6/25/13 2:20pm6/25/13 2:20pm

I Can't Stop Looking at These South Korean Women Who've Had Plastic Surgery

There's a full-length mirror and a scale on every single floor of the all-girls high school where Julia Lurie works. She's an American teaching English in South Korea, the country with the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery in the world. One in five women in Seoul have undergone some kind of procedure. Most… »1/16/13 6:00pm1/16/13 6:00pm

Stem Cell Facelift Leaves Woman Growing Bone Shards in Her Eyelids

A woman presented herself in Dr. Allan Wu's office with a symptom the cosmetic surgeon had never before encountered: she heard a distinct clicking sound, "like a tiny castanet snapping shut," every time she opened her right eye. The eye was painful and swollen. When Wu operated, he found bone shards growing inside her… »12/28/12 3:30pm12/28/12 3:30pm

Go Figure: Plastic Surgery Websites Are Creepy, Vague About Designer Vagina Procedures

A study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, one of the first of its kind, has used the Internet to take plastic surgery websites' descriptions of hymenoplasty and similar procedures in the U.S. and the U.K. to task for their lack of clarity and... well, their scare tactics. Of the ten websites studied, vaginoplasty… »11/24/12 1:30pm11/24/12 1:30pm

Botox May Actually Help People with Treatment-Resistant Depression

New research suggests that Botox isn't just good for paralyzing the facial muscles that allow humans to communicate unspeakable emotions and bridge the fathomless chasms that exist between ultimately forsaken individuals bound together in the loose and unsatisfying confederacy we call "society" — it may help patients… »10/02/12 9:30am10/02/12 9:30am