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 1:10pm2/13/15 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 12:10pm11/14/14 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 12:22pm10/16/14 12:22pm

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

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 11:15am2/22/13 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 9:15pm1/27/13 9:15pm

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 1:00pm8/13/12 1:00pm

'Facelift Bungee' Takes Facelifts to Extremes But Fails to Help Us Cheat Our Inevitable Deaths

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 1:35pm7/23/12 1:35pm