Topic: Breast Implants

Portraits Of Extreme Plastic Surgery Ask: “Can Humans Create A New Kind Of Beauty?”

Portraits Of Extreme Plastic Surgery Ask: "Can Humans Create A New Kind Of Beauty?"

Photographer Philip Toledano‘s series “A New Kind of Beauty” raises some interesting questions about the relationship between plastic surgery and beauty–questions we’ve wrestled with on this very blog. Can altering oneself cosmetically be a form of self-expression? Or is it always, at least in part, determined by prevailing opinions about beauty? Opinions, of course, that are often sexist, racist, classist and all kinds of barbaric. Toledano’s strange, unsettling images concern those who have taken plastic surgery to extremes, but depicts them in classical portraiture. More »

The Editors Debate: Is Plastic Surgery ‘Immoral’?

The Editors Debate: Is Plastic Surgery 'Immoral'?

On Monday, we asked some ladies what kind of plastic surgery they’d get. Responses varied, but a few expressed extreme disdain for the practice, even the word “immoral” was thrown around. Plenty of commenters cried foul but more than a few agreed that it was, indeed, immoral. Now Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Wright and Deputy Editor Ashley Cardiff must debate to the death. Loser has turkey neck forever. More »

Real Talk: Men Tell Us If They Like Fake Breasts

 Real Talk:  Men Tell Us If They Like Fake Breasts

After our poll on plastic surgery yesterday, we thought “but wouldn’t it be weird to be all breast-squeezing and such and then come upon… whatever fake breasts feel like? Bags of sand, maybe? That must be so weird!” We have a hard time describing “foreplay.” But there seem like there are women who want to make a point out of how their breasts are real, so we asked male friends whether or not encountering fake breasts would bother them. Also, whether they feel like bags of sand More »

This Woman Stayed Awake For Her Breast Implants

This Woman Stayed Awake For Her Breast Implants

On purpose.

You know, there’s an urban legend that Roy Cohn – the lawyer responsible for the deaths of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg in the 1950′s – requested only local anesthesia for his face lift. Supposedly he did it to show that he could withstand anything (except wrinkles!) The legend goes along with a lot of comments about him being bereft of feeling, and, generally, the devil. I think Tony Kushner uses it Angels in America as an example of how Roy Cohn was just one scary, twisted wombat. More »