Two hundred and seven years ago this September, novelist Fanny Burney—whose works include Evelina and Cecilia—had a mastectomy. She wrote about the experience in detail that can only be described as excruciating.
Modern hospitals are supposed to be gleaming, scrubbed places, with hand sanitizer dispensers every few feet for maximum germ killing. But once upon a time, hospitals were filthy. Surgeons wore blood-encrusted aprons and didn’t even clean their operating tables between patients.
Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike’s well-hung teddy bear and recent cameo delight in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, has been hospitalized for complications related to appendicitis. As of Sunday, April 17, he had not yet been discharged.
The first successful uterus transplant in the United States failed after the patient developed a yeast infection. Lindsey McFarland, the 26-year-old patient who received the uterus at the Cleveland Clinic, had hoped to undergo IVF to become pregnant once she recovered from the transplant.
A 35-year-old man from New York is currently loving his new penile implant, which he got after hearing his ex-fiancée complain about his dick size.
Ten-year-old Lamaya Sakales, a survivor of three open heart surgeries, has penned a Change.org petition that asks American Girl to make a doll resembling her: one with a scar down the center of its chest.
Janet Jackson has postponed her worldwide UNBREAKABLE tour for the time being, after doctors told her she required an unspecified surgery. As the queen of pop promised to reconvene the tour when she can, the devastated gasps of Janet stans could be heard echoing across the nation, as they wondered if their efforts to…
From 2001 to 2013, 1,367 American soldiers suffered some kind of genital injury while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Some time in the next year, one of these men will receive the first penis transplant ever performed in the United States.
It’s so hard to be a woman in 2015, always wondering if you’re too fat (or too skinny!), if your boobs are the right size and shape, if your pussy is too big. Thank God there is a procedure that can take care of that last headache.
Music, one of the oldest forms of entertainment, has also been shown to positively affect learning and memory. New research from a study of 7,000 patients now shows another added health benefit: listening to music during surgery can aid in post-operative recovery.
But how was the sex?
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…
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…
Today in That’s Impossible!, a woman gave birth while having open heart surgery because the human body is a limitless masterpiece.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Steph, who had a preventative mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer, welcomes Angelina Jolie to the sisterhood.
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…