Woman Fractures Legs Repeatedly in Order to Become 6-Foot-Tall Model

Alexandra Transer is a 30-year-old Russian woman who dreams of becoming a model. Told by agents that 5'4 was too short, she's undergoing a series of surgeries that will make her taller. But model-quality beauty doesn't come without pain: Raw Story reports that the procedure includes both fracturing and stretching her… » 2/13/15 1:10pm 2/13/15 1:10pm

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Returns to Fox & Friends After Cancer Scare

After mysteriously disappearing from Fox & Friends for a month because she was having an unidentified surgery, Elisabeth Hasselbeck has returned to "the curvy couch," revealing that she had a tumor in her abdomen that turned out not to be cancer. She also shut down rumors she might have been getting plastic surgery. » 11/14/14 12:10pm 11/14/14 12:10pm

"I Still Unload": This Man Is a "Nullo" Who Removed His Penis and Balls

In 1994, a South Florida man who goes by the name Gelding was surgically castrated. In 2011, he had his penis removed as well. He's a "nullo": A cisgender man who removes his external genitalia completely as a form of body modification, and he recently agreed to answer our questions—from "why?" to "what do balls… » 10/16/14 12:22pm 10/16/14 12:22pm

A Medical First: Woman Successfully Gives Birth With A Donated Womb

For the first time in history, a woman has given birth to a baby after receiving a womb transplant. The mother and child, both of whom are said to be doing well, offer hope to women the world over with missing or non-functional uteruses who desire to carry their own children to term. » 10/05/14 2:10pm 10/05/14 2:10pm

Miracle Woman Gives Birth While Undergoing Open Heart Surgery

Today in That’s Impossible!, a woman gave birth while having open heart surgery because the human body is a limitless masterpiece. » 6/24/14 12:40pm 6/24/14 12:40pm

18-Year-Old Girl Gets Liposuction, Ends Up Feeling Worse About Herself

Over at Rookie, Katie McMahon writes about being pressured by her mother into losing weight from childhood until 16, when Mommy Dearest made McMahon an offer she couldn't refuse - paying for her to have liposuction at 18. » 3/25/14 6:15pm 3/25/14 6:15pm

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 2:20pm 6/25/13 2:20pm

Snoutless Hero Dog Returns Home to Philippines for Infinite Table Food

A bona fide hero dog from the Philippines was given a lavish homecoming party earlier today after spending eight uncomfortable months at the vet’s office in the United States. Yes, even hero dogs hate going to the vet, especially when such visits involve reconstructive surgery. » 6/09/13 12:00pm 6/09/13 12:00pm

Haunting, Painful Images From Plastic Surgery Recovery Rooms in Korea

As previously discussed, South Korea has the highest per capita rates of plastic surgery in the world. We've seen plenty of smiley, radiant "after" photos, but artist Ji Yeo has taken "right after" pictures: Haunting photographs of women in recovery rooms, bruised, bandaged, wounded. » 5/24/13 2:40pm 5/24/13 2:40pm

Adorable 2-Year-Old Girl Gets a Stem Cell Windpipe

Three cheers for science! Woo, scientists and stem cells! Two-year-old Hannah Warren was born in South Korea without a windpipe. Facing immense health issues, she wasn't expected to live much longer because of her condition. But thanks to the miracle of science and group of badass surgeons and pediatricians, Hannah… » 4/30/13 6:20pm 4/30/13 6:20pm

Hospital Live Streams C-Section on Twitter, and It's Pretty Damn Cool

This week, a Texas hospital live-tweeted a scheduled caesarean section, from prep to aftermath, sharing information, photos of everything from the tools to the OR staff, and several (graphic) videos. It's the first fully comprehensive, interactive, live surgery of childbirth to be documented by a hospital staff. » 2/22/13 11:15am 2/22/13 11:15am

Fear of Aging Trumps Fear of Fat Asses in 2012 Plastic Surgery Report

Much like Nicki Minaj on Idol, plastic surgery fads are fickle and ever-changing. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS, not to be confused with B*A*P*S) released data on cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2012. The report stated that while the number of procedures was "stable", the actual… » 1/27/13 9:15pm 1/27/13 9:15pm

More Women Are Literally Chopping Off Their Pinky Toes to Fit Into High…

More women are chipping away at their feet — a shortened toe here, a completely amputated pinky there — so they can prance around in spindly heels with ease. » 11/21/12 2:50pm 11/21/12 2:50pm

Hospital Technician Sued for Watching Porn During Open-Heart Surgery

A surgical technician at New York's Mount Sinai hospital is being sued by a former colleague who says he called her derogatory names and regularly watched porn on his cell phone during open-heart surgeries. » 8/15/12 6:20pm 8/15/12 6:20pm

Brazilian Women Taking Back Control of Their Birth Canals

Brazil, the land of talking exotic birds, is wrestling with a childbirth culture that has, in recent years, relied on interventionist procedures such as C-sections. More than half of all babies born in Brazil are delivered via cesarean, a figure, according to the Associated Press, that rises to 82 percent for women on… » 8/13/12 1:00pm 8/13/12 1:00pm

'Facelift Bungee' Takes Facelifts to Extremes But Fails to Help Us…

Youth! That cruel and elusive mistress who, no matter how hard we chase her, will always outrun us. We can pump ourselves full of injectables and have doctors pull our skin so tight that hippies will use our faces at drum circles, yet still, STILL, our bones are slowly crumbling to dust as we march along the steady… » 7/23/12 1:35pm 7/23/12 1:35pm

Two-Year-Old Has Giant Tumor Removed That Weighs More Than He Does

A two-year-old boy in Mexico is much lighter on his feet these days after doctors removed a human-sized tumor from his side. During a 10 hour surgery, doctors in Mexico City were able to completely remove the 33-pound tumor (seen above). The boy, who's from the northern state of Durango, weighs only 26 pounds. The… » 6/27/12 10:00pm 6/27/12 10:00pm

Teenager Has an Amazingly Sweet Talk With His Dad While Looped Out…

It's official: we need a new law that requires all parents to film their children after they have dental procedures done and post them to YouTube. Otherwise we might miss seeing people like Chaddy, who has just had his wisdom teeth pulled. He takes a little while to really ramp up, but boy does he deliver. At one… » 6/12/12 11:15pm 6/12/12 11:15pm

Hilarious Kid Wakes Up From Surgery Acting Like a Drunk and Very Dizzy…

It pretty much never gets old to watch kids coming out of their drug-induced haze after medical procedures, and Matt here is no exception. He has just woken up from having surgery on his arm, and the meds are making him a little bit loopy. His adoption of various characters—from confused frat boy all the way to… » 5/28/12 11:00pm 5/28/12 11:00pm