Topic: Lip Injections

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 »

Real Talk: What Kind Of Plastic Surgery Would You Get?

Real Talk: What Kind Of Plastic Surgery Would You Get?

Plastic surgery has been a bit of a popular topic around the office today, probably having something to do with Courtney Stodden, who hit the beach this weekend to prove once and for all that she probably had plastic surgery*. Anyway, cosmetic procedures on our simple brains, we decided to ask a bunch of ladies what kind of plastic surgery they’d get. Don’t be fooled by the post’s title, though, as plenty of them expressed fear of or disdain for “the knife.” More »