Cosmetic Medicine

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Taylor Swift Nose Job? Penelope Cruz Diastatsis Recti? Expert Available!

    One of the joys of my job is being continually pitched experts who want to talk on the record about some hoohaha in the gossip news so they can offer their wisdoms while enhancing their brands. Here are three recent pitches that came my glorious way on the heels of celebrity stories that made some ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Chill, Guys, No One's Trying to Scalpel Your Pup

    Have you seen these Puppylift ads on the subway recently? From a distance, they appear advertise plastic surgery for dogs, asking, "Is your dog a 'total dog'?" They also display pre- and post-facelift pics of a client's furry friend. It's enough to make sleepy commuters double-take. On closer exam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    NBC Ignores 9/11 To Chat About Boob Jobs With Kim Kardashian's Mom

    Kim Kardashian's mom, Kris Jenner, is sooo busy right now! And her busy schedule -- which includes boob jobs and getting her kids pregnant -- apparently is more important than shutting up for a few seconds to remember the very moment when an airplane first crashed into the World Trade Center 11 year ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Stomach-To-Ass Fat Injection Earns Queens Spa Owner Presumed 2-Year Prison Sentence

    If your plan to achieve Kardashian-booty is to take fat from your stomach and have it injected into your ass, do yourself a favor and have an actual doctor perform the procedure. Or at the very least, don't let 29-year-old Barbara Nieto do it -- she pleaded guilty yesterday to charges that she unlaw ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 7, 2012

    Genesis P-Orridge On Pandrogyny and Surgery

    Genesis tells me about losing Lady Jaye, as a new film about them appears

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Pilates Ate a Breast Implant

    ​This is reason #137 that we don't quite trust Pilates. (Yes, we know, some swear by it, but when we work out, we want to do more than make those weird little flappy motions with our hands, and "make a corset with our ribs," not to mention, there's the distinct sense that we're doing it all wr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 19, 2011


    A Halloween party for those tragically hideous

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Plastic Surgery as Revenge: Cutting Your Nose to Spite Your Ex

    The latest trend in getting over your ex is, guess what? Plastic surgery! Because looking good is the best revenge. Even if it means diets, Botox, boob jobs, recovering from surgery, and hardly recognizing yourself in the mirror. Surgery is way easier than loving yourself, take it from those who kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Cindy Jackson Has Had 52 Plastic Surgeries; Looks Shockingly Sort of Human

    ​All hail Cindy Jackson, a 55-year-old woman who's spent more than $100,000 on 52 rounds of plastic surgeries and "artificial enhancements," and actually doesn't look like a scary mush-faced cat lady...yet. The New York Post breathlessly chronicles her journey, correction, "transformation" of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Mom Gives 8-Year-Old Botox and 'Virgin' Waxes So She'll Be Famous

    Britney and Mom, via The Sun​I'd suggest we take this story with a grain of salt, though who wants even a grain of salt to dilute any of the Internet crowd-rage related to this story? Britain's The Sun tells the tale of the worst mom of all pushy, awful stage moms, a mom who is, without a hin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    Justin Bieber and Usher: What's With That?

    Is anyone else getting a little embarrassed by all the mutual loving displayed by Justin Bieber and his mentor Usher, as seen on tonight's Grammy awards? We were gushily told it's a "beautiful relationship," then watched the two eye each other as Usher remembered, "I saw you in the parking lot..." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Man Who Received World's First Full Face Transplant Shows New Face on TV

    ​The world's first full face transplant patient appeared on TV today for the first time since surgery to thank the donor's family and his doctors. His name is Oscar, and "he spoke with difficulty," which is only to be expected considering his extreme surgery, which took 24 hours during which d ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2010


    Playboy centerfolds and a scary look at the beauty industry

  • Voice Choices

    July 6, 2010


    HERE presents Candy Tastes Nice

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Omarosa to Bethenny: Your Husband Is Gay, and You Had a Tummy Tuck!​Bethenny Frankel and Omarosa "the mean one" Manigault-Stallworth must be trying to promote their next self-branded cocktails, or something. First, Frankel told the View ladies that she couldn't be compared to Omarosa because she had a "real career," with a show and two books an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    So, Did Sarah Palin Get a Boob Job?

    Palin, pre alleged boob job.​Wonkette recently posited the question of whether the former vice presidential candidate did or didn't buy herself "a couple of luxury items," based on a certain white tee Palin was wearing and a photo comparison of that with other non-white zippy-uppy shirts she' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Debrahlee Lorenzana's Big (Boob) Mistake: Ever Going Into Banking

    ​The problem with ever being on a reality TV show is that if anything happens to put you in the public eye again (or if you put yourself there on purpose), people are gonna dig up clips of that old show -- where, say, you professed your love for plastic surgery and your desire for 32 DD-breast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    New York City Cares about You and Your Butt Implant

    ​Thanks for caring, NYC! Yesterday we got a nice little note from the Health Department, warning us that going to unlicensed, non-medical providers for cosmetic surgery or body enhancement procedures is probably not so good for your health, or your face. Apparently, this is a trend:

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Heidi Montag's 3-D Boobs: The Movie, Hopefully With a Dolly Parton Cameo

    Reality star and plastic surgery victim Heidi Montag tells People she's "writing" what appears to be a sci-fi action-adventure movie about her magical 3-D breast implants saving a small beach community from shark attacks. It's unclear just how Montag, who says she will play a lifeguard named Summe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Maria Alaimo Wins Bad Boob Job Settlement: $3.5 Million

    Staten Island's Maria Alaimo went to trial this week against plastic surgeon Keith S. Berman, whose breast augmentation work on her went tragically awry, leaving her with what was described in court as a "double-bubble" effect, suggestive of four breasts. "Maria Alaimo is horribly and permanently di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Andrew Cuomo Cracks Down on Fake Internet Reviews, Medicaid Fraud

    As you can tell by our commenters, we appreciate the free exchange of ideas at Runnin' Scared even when it runs (as it inevitably does) critical of us. Some villains, however, would rig the internet game with sock-puppetry and fake praise for themselves. But they need have a care for Andrew Cuomo w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    From the Voice Archives: Stanley Crouch on the Cross-Cultural Continuity of Michael Jackson in 1987

    In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Stanley Crouch, writing in response to twin hit pieces on Jackson (by Greg Tate and Guy Trebay) published in the Voice two months prior. Man in the Mirror By Stanley Crouch November 17, 1987 Because Afro-Americans have presented chal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Inside Michael Lucas

    The most loved and hated man in porn, gay icon Michael Lucas has really big lips and he loves to flap them around. Click here for this week's column and you'll get a long and dirty q&a with Lucas, who uncorks his thoughts about the mob, Viagra, penis enlargement, hustling, flatulence, and why his bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Add Inches To Your Ding-Dong

    I was semi conscious the other night when I could swear I heard a commercial for Extenze, the badly spelled pill that supposedly makes men's woo-woos magically grow without surgery. My dick shriveled as I bolted into submission and watched the rest of the ad, in which various straight-faced people t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 9, 2008


    Musicals that will make you cringe

  • Voice Choices

    March 11, 2008


    A retrospective that tests your threshold for gore

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007
  • News

    September 18, 2007

    No More Scars

    A notorious boob doc is shut down with finality. The lawsuits, however, are still ballooning

  • News

    September 4, 2007
  • News

    August 21, 2007

    Plastic Surgeon to the Scars

    Brad Jacobs went from shaping Playboy bunnies to defending himself against charges of butchery

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    It's a Good One: Plastic Surgery Make-Believe

    A small confession: we here at Threadster have complicated feelings about plastic surgery. On the one hand, we would never alter our own quite bumpy nose, nor have we ever desired big hard fake tits. We are saddened when we look at Courtney Love.

  • Books

    October 24, 2006

    Nip/Tuck Everlasting

    Cutting remarks from the queen of the silicone scene

  • NYC Life

    July 11, 2006

    A Breakfast of Botox

    Maker of the wonder toxin shills its latest product

  • People

    November 22, 2005

    Dr. Santa

    Giving the gift of Botox, lipo, and laser resurfacing this holiday season

  • Theater

    November 1, 2005

    Nose Job

    A normal-schnozzed Cyrano update is nothing to sneeze at

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    Tits for Tat?

    Bush's FDA moves forward on approving silicone breast implants but still stalls on emergency contraception

  • Columns

    January 4, 2005
  • Columns

    April 13, 2004

    The G Shot

    A new medical procedure enlarges a woman's G-spot

  • News

    October 21, 2003

    Silicone Rally

    Panel Says Breast Implants Safe

  • Columns

    September 9, 2003
  • NYC Life

    July 16, 2002
  • Columns

    May 7, 2002
  • NYC Life

    February 26, 2002

    Face Time

    Botox Is the Latest Craze for the Appearance-Obsessed. Wrinkled?

  • NYC Life

    July 27, 1999

    Beach Blanket Surgery

    Summertime Blues

  • News

    March 9, 1999

    Elective Collective

    The plastic surgery industry launches a new magazine