"Pumping" is a cheap, fast way to make your lips fuller, increase your breast or buttock size, and smooth wrinkles. It can also kill you, cause horrific infections, and put you in incredibly unrelenting pain for the rest of your life. At best, it'll just permanently disfigure you 10 or 15 years down the line. So what is it, and how can you avoid it? NPR just did a fascinating story on pumping and its victims, and it was incredibly informative as well as terrifying. To find out what pumping is and what the red flags are, just keep reading.
I thought I heard it all, but it turns out there's another on-trend cosmetic surgery according to Dr. Michael Salzhauer called Dimple-plasty. Dimples, which are often associated with looking cute, are apparently on the rise. The outpatient procedure can be done under local anesthesia, costing anywhere between £1,200-£3,000 from your wallet and less than an hour of your time under the knife. The result is a chipper smile with only a tiny incision on the inside of your cheeks, leaving you with minimal recovery time — how precious! What are your thoughts on dimple creation?
Ladies, if you're considering a quick nip and tuck, take heed. It could go horribly wrong if you don't pick the right surgeon or do your homework. That's according to Channel 4's documentary The Ugly Face of Beauty.
I've just seen clips of this from a couple of months ago and it has me seriously intrigued, as the first episode features a host of horror stories from cowboy surgeons to botched operations. It also exposed the dark side of cheap surgery offers and the risks of having operations abroad. By the way, this is not for the faint hearted, let me tell you!
I'm glad that they have explored this topic. Plastic surgery is continuing to become a global phenomenon. In the U.S. alone last year, there were 10 million elective cosmetic procedures performed.
I love television, therefore I tend to watch lots of beauty-related shows like Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty, James Brown's Supermodel Salon and even Beauty and The Beast. Are you a fan of beauty-themed TV?
Celebs have been rushing to pose without makeup or airbrushing, and now the 'natural vibe' seems to have hit Hollywood! Ahh, isn't this refreshing to hear for a change! According to a New York Times article, tinseltown big wigs are actively rejecting actresses with face lifts, fillers and other treatments in favour of natural looking starlets. Execs from Fox Broadcasting are bored of the generic Los Angeles 'look' and started shipping in actors from Australia and Britain with more unique features — who knew our anomalous teeth would come in handy!
Meanwhile, casting directors are telling agents to warn clients off from having surgery, especially if they're older, as so often fillers and taught skin look too obvious. There's no doubt that we've all become wise to plastic surgery. Before it was a bit mysterious, but now everyone can spot the tell tale signs of a face lift or Botox.
Apparently, 10 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2009 alone. Many are still fans, just look at The Hills star Heidi Montag, who went through 10 cosmetic procedures in one day alone to transform her look.
I think the shift is a good thing. Looking great for your age is one thing, but so often plastic surgery misses the mark and looks terrible. It would be great to see more naturally ageing actresses. Would you like to see more of a natural look in Hollywood?