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I never understood why Dolly was so worried about Jolene ‘stealing her man.' Dolly Parton is a fabulous creation and with her planned 75th birthday makeover she is going to tower over the Jolenes of this world.
According to the Globe, Dolly Parton is planning to “splurge” on a “$2 million” plastic surgery makeover in anticipation of her 75th birthday in January. Sources for the outlet insist Parton “intends to wow the world with her new younger look” as she promotes her new Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, as well as her new Netflix flick, Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square, which will air late in November. A source tells the outlet,
Dolly is no stranger to the surgeon's scalpel. She has had a whole range of tweaks and surgeries over her glorious career.
Her surgeon Dr. John Grossman has said: “She has a generous bosom, which I augmented some years ago.
“She’s had her face rejuvenated on a number of occasions, [but] not a full face- lift.”
Dolly has opened up about the inspiration behind her striking look.
Dolly told CBS Sunday Morning in September: “It is true that I look artificial, but I believe that I'm totally real.
This is a from a woman who famously said: “it costs a lot of money to look this cheap”.
During a round of quick-fire questions, she joked about her breasts after being asked: “Are they real?”
The singer retorted: “They're real expensive. They're real big.”
She told The Guardian in a 2011 interview: “If something is bagging, sagging or dragging, I'll tuck it, suck it or pluck it.”
But Dolly Parton is unique in that she can get away with all the bling and surgical modifications. It is rarely mentioned but Dolly also had her eyelids tweaked. the package though is blingy, camp and totally credible. As Dolly told CBS Sunday Morning in September: “It is true that I look artificial, but I believe that I'm totally real. ” Your 75th birthday is going to quite an event! BestCosmeticsurgeons salutes you!
Whilst much of the world has been tying itself into knots over COVID-19 transmission rates and whether Trump will recover ground in tonight's election debate we turn our focus to Molly-Mae Hague and her lip fillers.
For those not fully invested in the UK Reality TV loop, Molly-Mae Hague was a late arrival into the Love Island villa, but influencer Molly-Mae Hague was quick to make an impact with her fellow Islanders. After going on a date with Tommy Fury, the pair hit it off and finished in second place on Love Island 2019.
Molly-Mae has made quite the transformation since her early Youtube days; after leaving the Love Island villa she got jaw filler and added more filler to her lips. She's since announced that she's removed her filler and has opted for a more natural look.
All this big reveal is on YouTube along with a promotion for her Prettylittlething launch.
On her Instagram stories the ‘star' covered her mouth in a teasing manner, as she told fans in a video: “So, guys, someone may have had their full lip fillers dissolved today. That someone may have been me.”
“I don't know how to feel about it,” she added. “But I have vlogged the whole thing, so you're going to see very soon.” This is the latest we know on this trending news item. Just as soon we have more information or Molly's update video we will post it here. In the meantime we would like to wish Molly luck with her other – more serious – surgical concerns. She revealed that she had a mole removed and that she has a follow-up operation scheduled shortly.
Molly Mae Hague has revealed that further surgery on her leg will take place next week – and that she is devastated the surgery has ruined her Halloween.
The Love Island star, 21, has received a shock diagnosis after having a potentially cancerous mole removed from her leg last month and revealed she would go under the knife once more in a Q&A with fans on Monday.
She wrote: ‘The mole has already been removed but my further surgery is next week. I feel it coming around so quickly and I'm really b***dy nervous but fingers crossed.
Over the previous twenty years, the lifestyle and visual appeals of Korean music heroes and television actors have become more and more popular around the world. The K-pop talent pool has been generating picture-perfect boy bands and porcelain princesses since the 1990s. And it's still going strong going by the popularity of bands like BTS and Blackpink and SixBomb. K-Pop and cosmetic surgery have long been entwined in this cultural explosion.
In a pair of videos called “Getting Pretty Before” and “Getting Pretty After,” members of the K-pop group SixBomb giddily went for manicures between appointments at a plastic surgeon, where their faces were prodded and poked. “Getting Pretty After” presented them wearing pink bodysuits in an operating room, prancing out later with changed faces.
The SixBomb girls show us how it's done.
Check out the results!! And love the choreography.!!❤️❤️👍👍
With Hallyu (Korean Wave) becoming more well-known, it's not surprising that it's not only the Korean-Americans who are loving this trend. The energy of the Korean Wave has moved outside Asia and has acquired a deep grip in public awareness in the United States, Australia and to a lesser extent in the UK. This is amongst enthusiasts of different ages, genders, and ethnic cultures.
So what is the K-pop look? It can be summarised as doe-eyed with delicate features. A crisp jawline and willowy body. Fair skin so translucent it practically shines. A challenge for the fans of K-Pop and cosmetic surgery.
With many South Korean pop heroes meeting that description in their sleekly produced pop videos, their mass attraction has many of the country's young persons desiring to look just like them.
But in an attempt to reduce their effect in a beauty-obsessed country where cosmetic surgery is rampant, South Korea's authorities are trying to limit the superstars' visibility on television, saying they look too much alike.
“Are all the singers on television music programs twins?” the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family wrote about the stars of K-pop, as their music is known, in broadcast guidelines released this month, according to The Korea Times.
Nearly a third of South Korean women have undertaken aesthetic surgery between the ages of 19 and 29, a Gallup Korea poll has found– a trend that echoes the narrow aesthetics standards exemplified by K-pop stars.
Some South Koreans have candidly celebrated having cosmetic surgery, chronicling their physical transformations as a rite of passage. So it seems that K-Pop and cosmetic surgery are an integral part of Korean teen life.
So what are the procedures to achieve the K-Pop and cosmetic surgery look?
Double eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty, better known as “double eyelid surgery,” is one of, if not the, most popular Korean cosmetic surgery. It is also very controversial. It involves reshaping the skin surrounding the eye so that a crease is created. Recipients have been accused of undergoing this procedure to look more “Western”.
Many female K-Pop stars really like the extra makeup potential this extra skin provides. It is a signature operation to the world of K-Pop.
The Oval Look
Shifting from the Euro-centric look comes the “oval face” craze. This aesthetic is distinct to Korean culture and lauded by K-pop fans. While everyone wants a slimmer appearance, this look kicks it up a notch. To achieve this look, surgeons shave down the patient’s chin to create a pointy, elfin-eared effect. This procedure is known as “v-line” surgery. Face contouring is a boom area in Korean cosmetic surgery. Our in-depth article explains the risks involved to get that ‘look'.
Anime is a big attraction because of its freedom of expression and imagination. It provides a realm in which the consumer can escape Korea’s fast-paced lifestyle. Along with the pointed jawlines earlier mentioned, its characters are known for their dainty, high noses. Both fans and celebrities often undergo precise rhinoplasties to obtain this look. The closer one resembles these dream-like characters, perhaps the closer one is to live in their dream worlds. Never has there been so much synergy as between K-Pop and cosmetic surgery
Lip filler is one of the most-searched terms on the internet since many of us are exploring ways to make our lips appear bigger on a semi-permanent basis. But it looks like there might be a new lip-enhancing procedure sweeping cosmetic clinics in the form of lip threading. So what is this trending treatment all about?
Lip threading is also referred to a lip thread lift. This non-surgical procedure uses small dissolvable threads to level out fine lines around your mouth and increase collagen production.
Lip threading consists of passing “threads” through the skin to accentuate the outer edge of the lips, mainly the Cupid's bow, making lips appear more defined — unlike regular fillers, which plump the area from within.
Lip threading appeals to people who want a natural look, instead than the classic ‘pouty' look that lip fillers give.
Upper lip threading method
The process takes around 30 minutes: 15 minutes to get the area numb and 15 minutes for the procedure itself. Here's how the procedure is done:
Your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist will make a small puncture hole at the corner of your mouth, flush with your lip line. Using a cannula (a thin tube) that's prepackaged with a thin thread, your doctor will insert the thread. The thread may also be prepackaged in a needle with a point, which would remove the need to create a puncture hole at all.
Your surgeon will then repeat this procedure on the other side of your upper lip. After each thread is placed, its end will be trimmed with a surgical scissor if there's any excess thread beyond the insertion site.
If you wish to get extra height or volume, more threads could be added. This is done by placing an already threaded cannula through the original puncture site or by making extra punctures with pointed-tip needles prepackaged with threads.
The final look you hope to achieve and the sort of thread used will determine whether this is a one-off treatment or something that you will need to book extra sessions for.
Lip threading – what are the advantages?
Lip threading provides a more natural look compared to the pouty and plump effect achieved with fillers.
This non-surgical procedure also stimulates collagen production around your lip area, which may reduce wrinkling in the future. The advantages of collagen production are disputed by quite a few aesthetic surgeons (see below).
Is lip threading truly safe?
As with most cosmetic procedures, the safety and security of a lip thread lift will be largely determined by the expertise of your service provider. Because of that, it's imperative you use only a fully qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist to carry out the procedure. This is not suitable for doing at a local ‘pop up' spa.
The well known UK surgeon Dr Esho says in an interview, “This is a medical procedure and all medical procedures will carry risk, but within the correct, experienced medical professional's hands, this can be a safe procedure,” he says. “I pioneered something known as the ‘Cupid’s bow lift,' where small threads are used to lift and define the Cupid’s bow.”
If the procedure isn't done properly, your lips may appear lopsided. You may also see visible threads after the procedure is complete. Scarring may also result.
There are, however, 2 sides to the story. Some cosmetic surgeons are unconvinced by the threading procedure. According to a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Ben Talei, lip threading is a substantial “don’t-do” procedure. saying that lip threading is an old process that fell out of favour years ago but has been re-introduced with the advent of dissolvable threads. As for the collagen production argument, Dr Talel says ” Patients are forming fibrosis, which is a type of scarring where type I and type III collagen are interchanged in a very negative way. ”
More common side effects of lip threading include:.
A temporary pulling or tugging sensation while smiling, eating, or talking. minor swelling or bruising. Also slight asymmetry due to swelling, which should subside within 2 weeks.
How much does lip threading cost?
Lip threading costs are largely determined by how many threads are used and where you live. In general, you should expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1,500 for one to three lip threading sessions.
You do, however, have to consider the pros and cons of lip threading and whether it will work better for you than fillers. This is something that you need to discuss with your surgeon since I am not qualified to give a medical opinion.
For women seeking a perfectly formed, full voluptuous butt the BBL has been the goto procedure for some years now. But along with the increased number of women choosing this surgery, there has been a significant number of women getting unwelcome side effects.
In a standard surgical BBL, fat is harvested with gentle liposuction from another area of your body with excess, such as love handles, thighs, waist, or back. Once harvested, it is purified, and the fat cells carefully injected at various levels into your buttocks to create a rounder, more voluptuous bottom.
Unfortunately, Injecting fat into the buttock can easily lead to serious problems if done incorrectly. These include a fat embolism when fat enters the bloodstream and blocks a blood vessel. In the lungs, for example, it blocks oxygen from entering the bloodstream, while in the brain it can cause a stroke – both can be fatal.
The volume of fat is also important. Most surgeons consider 300ml – slightly less than a can of Coke – to be a safe amount. However, some more experienced surgeons use a much larger volume of fat that may be measured in litres. If it is performed correctly and all goes fine with the patient then the results can be quite spectacular and add a sexy sway to your body.
But with the risks inherent in the traditional procedures clinics have been promoting other options.
In a surgical butt lift, silicone implants are placed in the buttocks to create more volume. Some slimmer, fit patients do not have sufficient excess fat to harvest and will require implants to create a more attractive butt.
A non-surgical butt lift is another option available in the market place. Basically, It involves adding volume and lift to the buttocks with dermal fillers.
The main providers of these fillers are Sculptra, which is a poly L-lactic acid that boosts your rear by stimulating your body’s own collagen production. Other fillers can also be used for this procedure, but Sculptra is usually best suited for buttock augmentation because you can get a fairly significant augmentation without actually using much of the product. This treatment involves the use of Sculptra injections at targeted areas under the skin. This thickens the skin and stimulates deep collagen growth, resulting in a firmer feeling and more voluptuous buttocks. Sculptra started its therapeutic life at the other end of the body to plump out the face. As far as I know, the FDA has yet to approve Sculptra for regions other than the face but surgeons are certainly using it for non-surgical BBL.
So how much does a Scultra-style BBL cost?
A minor butt lift will take four vials of Sculptra. To see more dramatic results, you'll need more of the ingredient. That puts the average range for this procedure between $4,000 and $7,000. This is way cheaper than a traditional BBL and removes many of the accompanying risks. On the other hand it is not a permanent fix. Most patients enjoy the results of a Sculptra non-surgical BBL for up to two years, though some have reported benefits that last much longer. Touch-up injections will most likely be required to prolong the effects of your treatment.
And unlike any surgical procedure, the non-surgical butt lift doesn’t really have downtime. You might get a little sore but that’s it. Apart from heavy Gym workouts, you can return to normal active life pretty much immediately. This is a ‘trending procedure' this autumn.
A passage from Matt Haig’s memoir ‘Reasons to Stay Alive‘ got me thinking this morning. “The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn’t very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more?”
How do advertising agencies sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? They make their target audience worry about ageing. How do you get people to vote for a political party? You make them worry about immigration. How do you get them to buy insurance? By making them worry about everything that could possibly go wrong. How do you get them to have cosmetic surgery? By highlighting their physical flaws. How do you get them to watch a TV show? By making them worry about missing out. How do you get them to buy a new smartphone? By making them feel like they are being left behind in the technology stakes.
“To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence. To be comfortable with our messy, human selves, would not be good for business.”
So it is with our world of cosmetic surgery enhancement. Having our physical flaws pointed out to us is the strongest marketing tool out there. And, to have those flaws remarked on by your peer group, whether at college or in the office set down a call for action. The COVID pandemic has brought this to the foreground in our lives. Previously it was only celebrities and people with a public persona who felt a daily need to look at their best. Now we are all TV stars on our Zoom meetings and Facetime chats.
Whilst we can filter our static Instagram images and Facebook profile pics we are in the full glare of the camera when we are out there on Zoom or facetime. We are pixellated every week of our working life and the young generation are pixellated on their distance learning courses.
Imagine you are an 18-year-old student just starting in university and you are locked down in your student room. The first time most of your fellow students will meet you is in a virtual lecture space rather than over a casual drink at a ‘freshers' evening. How insecure will that make you feel? So, stuck in your lonely student room with just your laptop for company you are subjected to perfectly curated images of women of your generation who have sculpted their faces and torsos to Photoshop perfection. Their youthful faces are not stuck in some kind of weird ‘Botox freeze' that your parents joked about. No, they look like you, just better. Implicit in many of the postings is the subliminal message that this could be you.
Not only can you enjoy pain-free, uncomplicated cosmetic tweaks you can finance them with low-cost loans.
Rather than obsessing over what we perceive as flaws, maybe for once, we could appreciate the wrinkle or the grey hair that we see on our Zoom screens. It's a revolutionary act to notice those tiny moments of beauty so we can stop stuffing the pockets of beauty brands and plastic surgeons and those pesky social influencers. Cosmetic surgery and happiness – is this an oxymoron? Can cosmetic surgery bring real happiness or are we just chasing a marketeer's dream? Which is, after all, a pretty revolutionary thought from a cosmetic surgery site.
All the cosmetic surgery celebrity chat this week is about the new look Khloe Kardashian and the endlessly attention-seeking Katie Price with her ‘deformed boobs' and her vow to keep going forever on her cosmetic surgery ‘journey. As Katie Price explained to the UK media ‘Last year I had my boobs done abroad and basically one of my boobs looked deformed so yet again I went back to the B Clinic, Dr Plovier. ‘And don’t know why I went anywhere else when he’s done an amazing job before on my boobs and he’s the one who looked after me during my Big Brother stint so he’s rectified it and my boobs look absolutely amazing now.’
Well, Katie, whilst we are all relieved that your boobs are all happy and perky again I preferred watching Naomi Campbell's quality interview with James Charles on her ‘No Filter‘ Youtube channel.
James Charles talked all things plastic surgery in a revealing new interview with supermodel Naomi Campbell. The makeup mogul sat down with the OG model for a virtual chat on her YouTube channel on October 6 and revealed just how much cosmetic work he’s had done to his face. “I have lip filler. I have Botox. I’m very open about it,” the YouTuber began. “I don’t have too much of it, but for me, my dad has literally the worst forehead wrinkles you could literally imagine on anybody ever. So for me, my Botox was very much just preventative, because my dad and I have a very, very similar face.”
James Charles is everything an influencer should be, interesting, chatty and physically captivating. That he could equal if not ‘outshine' Naomi is a trick that would be beyond most other Youtubers or Instagrammers.
The beauty guru, who is no stranger to scandal, made headlines when he underwent two surgeries in May. He joked that he got an “ass reduction,” but later shot down the rumours, tweeting, “it has come to my attention that people actually believed that my surgery yesterday was an ass reduction…. baby… I would never get rid of this thicker than a snicker juicy caboose.” Cool comment from a cool celeb.
When you take a selfie you may be one of the millions of people that then go on to edit your face; high cheekbones, bright eyes and clear skin are all edits that you can perform with one of the many facial edits apps available today. However, this desire to look ‘better’ is causing repeated and significant harm to people who feel that they do not measure up. The good news is that Google and its digital wellbeing lab is trying to do something about it!
The Google Digital Wellbeing Lab
Google recognises that we often use our phones in a way that is detrimental to our health and wellbeing and has set up their Digital Wellbeing Lab to help us develop a healthier relationship with our tech. One of the latest things to come out of the lab is a new way to use selfies, and they are updating their phones to reflect these exciting changes.
This project has been in the pipeline now since 2019 after a shocking report shared that more than 70% of people sought cosmetic procedures to change their look so that they could produce better-looking selfies. This percentage had risen by a massive 15% in just one year!
The Selfie Conundrum
In the vast majority of countries, selfies are used as a form of self-expression, and people use editing tools to help show themselves in a way that they feel is acceptable. Sadly, many young people explain that they have suffered at the hands of bullies because of the way they look in their photos, leaving more of us feeling concerned at the effect of selfies on the mental health of others.
What Has Google Done To Selfies?
By producing new guidelines, Google aims to help people enjoy a healthier relationship with their selfies. Firstly, they have made it an expectation that all retouching options should be turned off as a matter f course, with users needing to activate them to be able to use them.
Next, they have removed any instances where there is language or icons that refer to a judgment of your looks. For example, by removing terms such as ‘slimming’, ‘correction’ and more, they hope to help users to have a healthier outlook. To replace these judgmental terms, they have replaced them all with a single ‘face retouching’ term. They have also taken away any filters that refer to them as being natural and switched them up to be called ‘subtle’.
When it came to considering the iconography that was being used, Google has made changes to reflect their new ethos. The new icons provide a more technical look, with users being reminded that they are accessing tools to change their looks in comparison to the old version that hinted at a promise to look better if you press the button.
What About Other Companies?
These new guidelines are only in use by Google, and they hope that others will take their lead and amend their policies accordingly. To date only Snap has taken the changes and offered their own version; they will not ever add a filter when you first enter the app, and they have also worked to change the language choices they use so that people are not being told that their tools will beautify them.
Whether or not other companies will heed this action remains to be seen. Still, when you consider that more than two-thirds of all photos taken on smart devices use the front camera, then you begin to really gain an insight into the magnitude of the problem.
Do These Changes Go Far Enough?
Many critics feel that these changes are just paying lip service to concerns about how much pressure people feel to look good and suggest that the real answer is to remove the ability to edit photos in this way. Google’s response to this demand is that it is not appropriate for them to remove people’s choice in using the different functions available. They see their role as being a neutral bystander that does not actively encourage you to change the way you look.
The Final Say
In a world that is consumed by the relationship with technology and portraying the best version of yourself through social media, we are left wondering whether the changes go far enough to support a real change in the wellbeing of users all over the world?
While this step is a welcome move by Google and its digital wellbeing initiative, the reality appears to be that it is not enough to provide a meaningful change and that to achieve that, we all need to join in an honest conversation about the pitfalls of being able to change the way we look on a screen.
After the explosive Trump – Biden opening debate the traps are open for all the election runners official and fantasy. Thus far I have not heard of anyone yet doing a Trump or Biden surgical makeover. But enthusiastic Kamala Harris supporter Cynthia Anne, a 33-year-old from Houston has decided to undergo eight cosmetic surgery procedures to be a Kamala Harris look alike.
Cynthia Anne, who is of Black and Asian heritage, plans to undergo plastic surgery operations to look like the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee. She is starting from a good base since Kamala is also of Black and Asian heritage
The 33-year-old's surgeries will include breast augmentation, a liquid rhinoplasty, a “mommy makeover” to include a tummy tuck, liposuction and eyelid lift, along with Botox, fillers and injectable treatments.
The procedures will be done at Utopia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa by Dr Franklin Rose, a board-certified plastic surgeon who is known for his work on MTV's reality TV show “I Want a Famous Face.” He has helped women to look like Meghan Markle, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez and more. A true master in the field of cosmetic fan surgery.
Neither Dr Rose nor Anne said how much the surgeries will cost or how long it'll take. Harris is currently campaigning for Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead of the November election. She's not the most stereotypical plastic surgery model considering the 22-year difference between both women, but do what makes you feel beautiful or in a good political space.
This is the first time I have seen anybody do cosmetic fan surgery. to look like Kamala or indeed any other political female figure. I wonder if she will go out canvassing on the campaign trail. Swing voters might be impressed if they spot Kamala strolling up to their driveway.
Talking to the local Houston media Cynthia said “Kamala is an inspiration and an excellent role model for women of colour, as well as for all women and all people everywhere,”
The body part of the autumn is officially the arms. Toned, lipo-suctioned arms are trending. Marketed by Dr Thomas Su from Tampa Florida – fly in and out the same day with perfectly toned celebrity arms. Sound great but what is Dr Su offering to his enthusiastic celeb clients?
The PR information we received is quite exciting. This is an advanced version of liposuction combined with ‘boot camp' workout of the arm muscles. You remain awake whilst the fat is removed and the muscles are put through their paces. Who says Celebs don't put in the effort to look good? Forget the old, passive sleep while the arms are reduced, this is a new technique. I couldn't hope to compete with Dr Su's copywriter who describes the process thus;
“This advanced control and feel elevate the procedure from suctioning and slimming to the realm of artistic “sculpting.” There is a big difference between making the arms a little smaller, compared to intricately sculpting the arms to show the beautiful shape and contours of the muscles. Dr Su will show patients their new “Celebrity Arms” in front of a mirror immediately after the procedure.”
I just love the immediacy of it all. You see your new celebrity arms in front of a mirror before you hop in the limo for your journey back to the airport. So what does this latest celebrity arms deal cost? Well, it costs plenty. Depending on whether you have small arms or big arms it can range between $7k to $10k.
There are additional charges for doing more extensive areas such as the upper back and bra bulges which also include the armpit fat. These additional areas also vary in cost depending on the size and average between $2000 to $3000 extra. Doing all areas combined often results in a cost of $10000 to $12000. This is a healthy wedge of cash but if you are photographed holding a microphone or an Oscar it is a price well worth paying.
As with so many trends, this exclusive celebrity arms sculpting from Thomas Su will trickle down slowly into the wider cosmetic surgery market as influencers and marketeers promote the niche around social media. But for the moment it looks like Dr Su has the whole celebrity world in his arms.