» plastic surgery celebrity plastic surgery at its worst Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:03:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 NY man admits unlicensed plastic surgery Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:03:40 +0000 webmistress

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a man who did liposuction and other cosmetic surgery without a medical license faces six months in prison and payment of $8,700 in restitution.

Carlos Arango pleaded guilty to a single felony count Friday for procedures he performed on several New York women in 2011.

The attorney general’s office said Arango has admitted recruiting women from a spa in Queens and doing the procedures in Stamford, Conn., and Manhattan.

In a criminal complaint filed in April, authorities accused Arango and William Ordonez, who are not licensed doctors, along with Dr. Marlon Castillo of performing cosmetic surgeries without general anesthesia and leaving some women disfigured.

Castillo has pleaded not guilty to charges including fraud and assault. Authorities say they are still looking for Ordonez.

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Girl Comes to Miami for Treatment of Facial Growth Fri, 21 Sep 2012 03:40:24 +0000 webmistress

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It’s hard to see 2-year-old Adiah Despot’s smile. The growth on the bottom of her face is called a hemangioma.

“It’s an overgrowth of basically the blood vessels in her lip and her chin,” said Seth Thaller, Chief of Plastic Surgery at University of Miami.

If the growth becomes ulcerated and starts to bleed there is a chance of a life-threatening bleed, Thaller said.

When Adiah was born she didn’t have any growths on her face, but a week later Stacy Despot noticed what she thought was a bug bite.

“Actually, it started with a little dot on the corner here it started to spread and after a while it started to swell, with the swelling the lip cracked, got infected and the infection ate away the whole bottom lip,” Despot said.

Doctor’s in her native Trinidad tried non-surgical treatments, which failed.

Children don’t want to play with her they’re afraid of her, Despot said.

This little girl will have plastic surgery for a facial deformity.

This little girl will have plastic surgery for a facial deformity.

Not able to get what she needs in Trinidad, the International Kids Fund brought her here to UM Jackson.

“This is a really very difficult case because of where it’s located. If it’s excised and removed now she would have to undergo very extensive reconstructive surgery,” said Thaller.

So it will be removed in stages beginning with the growth under her chin and small part of her lip.

Adiah’s mother lives in fear it could rupture.

“If it happens to burst I don’ t know what to do. It would just start bleeding and don’t know how to stop the bleeding,” she said. “She means everything to me. I’m a single mom. I’m a young mom and she gives me strength to go on with life.”

Doctors say Adiah will need at least three or four surgeries. The International Kids Fund is hoping to raise $85,000 to over the costs.

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Plastic surgery for girl, 7, savaged by dog at village fun day Fri, 21 Sep 2012 02:42:42 +0000 webmistress

Child bitten by dog undergoes plastic surgery

A seven-year-old girl has had to have plastic surgery after she was savaged by a dog at a village fun day.

Chloe Smith had been enjoying herself at Keinton Mandeville and went to pet the dog, which was tied up next to a bouncy castle.

The dog lunged at her and tore a piece of flesh out of her mouth. Chloe has had to have two operations to repair her wounds.

She was rushed to Yeovil District Hospital by her parents immediately after the attack and taken to Frenchay hospital in Bristol for plastic surgery later that night.

Chloe’s mum, Nurgul Smith of Keinton Mandeville, said: “All of a sudden I heard screaming and Chloe appeared covered in blood. My first thought was that something had happened on the bouncy castle.

“I was shaking. All Chloe could say was ‘dog’. The other children with her said a dog had bitten her face. She was bitten on the top and bottom lip and had scratches on her face.

“We took her straight to A&E in Yeovil and got there about 6.30pm. We waited an hour or more before they even cleaned her face.

“She was seen by a doctor at around 7.30pm who said her top lip needed plastic surgery which couldn’t be done in Yeovil.

“He made her an appointment at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol that night. We came home and my husband took her to Frenchay that night while I stayed at home with our four-year-old son.

“Chloe was given intravenous antibiotics and needed a general anaesthetic before surgery the following morning. I got to the hospital at 6.30am and she went into theatre at around 9.30am. She was in for about an hour while they put sutures in her lip.

“Within a couple of days the bruising disappeared and the swelling went down but she still can’t eat properly and has to drink through a straw.

“The surgeon said there will be a scar but they can operate again in a couple of years.”

Choe’s mum added: “She is affected more psychologically. She can’t sleep and is terrified of closing her eyes. She keeps getting flashbacks.

“Chloe’s younger brother Jake was close by when the dog attacked her and saw it all. He keeps waking up at night screaming too.

“Chloe said she had to push the dog really hard to get it off her face. We’re lucky it was not worse. I am really surprised they didn’t put the dog down.

“The police told my husband there was nothing they could do as the dog was tied up and the injuries were not more serious. They said they would come and see us but never did.

“The dog’s owner came to see us and apologised. He said he was really shocked and hadn’t thought his dog capable of biting someone.” The dog was a Springer Spaniel cross.

Mrs Smith said: “It was a really hot day and the owner had left his dog tied to the fence from around 2pm until 5.15pm when it bit Chloe.

“My daughter loves dogs. She had stroked it earlier in the afternoon and I warned her to be careful.”

A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset police said: “Police were informed about a seven-year-old girl being bitten in the face by a dog in Keinton Mandeville on Saturday, September 8 at around 9.50pm.

“The girl was taken to hospital but her injuries were not life threatening or changing. Inquiries were conducted and both the dog owner and the child’s parents have been spoken to.

“The dog was not a banned or dangerous breed and it was established that no criminal offences had been committed.”

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Bradley Cooper had teenage plastic surgery Fri, 21 Sep 2012 02:34:41 +0000 webmistress

The Hangover star was goofing around and not watching where he was going, when he collided with a glass lamp, which shattered and left the then-15-year-old hunk with several deep cuts and gashes on his face.

As a result, the Limitless actor opted to undergo corrective surgery to minimise the long-term effects, and Cooper admits it was a disaster: “I couldn’t move part of my face for six months!”

Despite his best attempts, some of the scrapes have turned into permanent scars – the largest of which stretches over his left eyebrow, according to the National Enquirer.

Bradley Cooper

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Forehead Lift Procedure Gets Thumbs Up Fri, 21 Sep 2012 02:18:24 +0000 webmistress

Most patients undergoing an endoscopic procedure to eliminate forehead furrows indicated they were highly satisfied with the long-term results, researchers said.

Among 98 patients who underwent the procedure from 1994 to 2007 and were contacted an average of 38 months later (range 9 to 108 months), the mean satisfaction score on a 0-10 scale was 7.1, reported Nikolaos A. Papadopulos, MD, PhD, of Munich Technical University in Munich, and colleagues.

Because the procedure lifts the eyebrows along with smoothing wrinkles in the forehead, measurements of midpupil-to-eyebrow distances before and after surgery provide a means of quantifying results, the researchers explained in their report in the Sept./Oct. issue of Archives of Facial and Plastic Surgery.

“Long lasting results are achieved [as evidenced by] a mean midpupil-to-eyebrow elevation of 5.6 mm in a relaxed position after 5.5 years,” Papadopulos and colleagues wrote.

The endoscopic procedure was first introduced in 1992, when coronal lifts were then the dominant way to eliminate forehead wrinkles.

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Colombian drug lord had undergone plastic surgery to change look Fri, 21 Sep 2012 02:09:30 +0000 webmistress

One of Colombia’s most-wanted drug lords changed his appearance through repeated plastic surgeries before he was captured in Venezuela while making a call from a public payphone, Venezuela’s justice minister said Wednesday.

Daniel Barrera was handcuffed as he was led from a truck to a waiting helicopter Wednesday to be flown from the southwestern city of San Cristobal to the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.

The 50-year-old Barrera was captured Tuesday after Colombian officials, who had been working with U.S. and British authorities, notified Venezuela that Barrera was making a call from one of dozens of public phones being monitoring in the area, Venezuelan Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said at a news conference.

The arrest of the man known as “El Loco,” or “The Madman,” was announced Tuesday evening by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who called Barrera “the last of the great capos.”

Barrera had been in Venezuela since 2008 and owned ranches worth millions of dollars, Colombia’s National Police director, Gen. Jose Roberto Leon, said at a news conference in Washington.

Leon said Barrera had been posing as a cattle rancher and when detained was carrying a fake passport with the name Jose Tomas Lucumi that also said he was a resident of the Colombian city of Cali.

Daniel Barerra

Daniel Barerra

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Chinese Couple To ‘Undergo Plastic Surgery So They Can Look Like Twins’ Tue, 28 Aug 2012 02:10:50 +0000 webmistress

In Communist China, some couples are very “envious” of other couples who look alike, because they “are more likely to get married and live a happy life” reports ChinaNews.

According to Yahoo News, Xiao Ya, 25, says he and his new wife will undergo cosmetic surgery “so that they look like twins.”

The couple, from Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, decided to undergo cosmetic surgery to mark their last Qixi Festival, the Chinese Valentine’s Day. Their wedding is slated for October, Shanghai Daily reported, citing the Chutian Metropolis Daily.

Cute couple wants to have surgery to look like twins.

Cute couple wants to have surgery to look like twins.

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Raw Extreme Plastic Surgery Footage Released From the Shocking Mini-documentary “Aesthetic Facial Balancing” Tue, 28 Aug 2012 02:00:21 +0000 webmistress

Last week a compelling short documentary was released that challenges preconception about plastic surgery, particularly the cause of the rampantly growing examples of ‘plastic surgery gone wrong.’ Dr. Rian A. Maercks, a pioneering mind in this world and a secret weapon of discreet stars and socialites throughout the world, thought up a unique way to give the outsider a glimpse at his world. Dr. Maercks decided to gives his patients and the world a guided tour into the experience of being his patient. The most interesting part of this tour is that Dr. Maercks bears all as he relates to the camera as doctor and patient simultaneously. The initially compelling aspect of the film is that this preeminent plastic surgeon of outstanding rapport appears T-shirt clad as he enters the roll of aesthetic patient for the first time. The video of course continues to draw in the viewer with unique insight and perspective that may raise more questions and compels the viewer to re-watch.

Yesterday, one week after the documentary’s initial realease, raw clips of the doctor injecting his own face were released. Totally uncut and unedited these clips show Dr. Maercks surprising reactions as a patient being treated by himself.

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Bullied Teen Who Got Facial Plastic Surgery Ready to Forgive Tormentors, But Won’t Forget Tue, 28 Aug 2012 01:57:03 +0000 webmistress

Nadia Ilse, a teen bullied into plastic surgery - before and after

Nadia Ilse, a teen bullied into plastic surgery – before and after

Nadia Ilse, the 14-year-old Georgia girl who underwent radical facial plastic surgery after being bullied for years about her looks, said she is more confident than ever now and is ready to forgive her tormentors.

“I believe in forgiveness, but I will never forget the times that they did that, the times they made fun of me, and the times they hurt me,” she said. “You have to make them earn it.”

While most teenagers may get a new wardrobe before they head back to school in the fall, Ilse got a new face. In June, she went under the knife, getting a nose job, a chin implant and had her ears pinned back.

On her first day of ninth grade, Ilse was all smiles as she wore her hair up, showing her ears for the first time years. She even received compliments on her new look from a former bully.

The Cumming, Ga., teenager was born with bilateral lop-eared deformities on both ears, a condition where the person is missing the folds within the ear and the bowl of the ear sticks out. She said school used to be a nightmare because she was constantly taunted about her appearance.

“They said I have the biggest ears that they’ve ever seen, they called me Dumbo, elephant ears,” Ilse said. “I act like I didn’t care though I really did. It hurt a lot.”

She said the was bullying so bad that she often had to stop herself from crying in front of her tormentors.

“I tried to hold it in as much as I could, and when I got, usually when I’m walking home from the bus stop, I usually start to cry or I usually cry myself to sleep sometimes too,” she said.

The teenager tried to keep the bullying a secret from her mother, Lynda Ilse, because she said she didn’t want to burden her. Having recently been laid off, Lynda was already coping with mounting medical bills for her 9-year-old son, Josh. He has cerebral palsy and will have to undergo heart surgery soon.

To Nadia, whatever issues she was having felt superficial so she kept it to herself. When her mother did finally find out about the bullying, she said she was heartbroken.

“I didn’t realize it was that bad,” Lynda Ilse said. “She would mostly say that she has migraines.”

Nadia Ilse became convinced that the solution to ending the bullying was plastic surgery. After a year’s worth of constantly nudging, her mother agreed.

“Every family has to make their own decision,” Lynda Ilse said. “I let Nadia make the decision. She’s been begging me for so long to get her ears pinned back and so that’s what she wanted to do and so I just supported her.”

“It’s no different than somebody having teeth that require braces,” she added. “If you had teeth that stuck out, wouldn’t you go to a dentist and have braces put on?”

In fact, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ear surgery, or otoplasty, is the most common plastic surgery procedure among teens, with over 11,000 surgeries performed last year.

Given the family’s financial constraints, Lynda Ilse turned to the Little Baby Face Foundation, a Manhattan-based organization that provides free surgeries around the world for children with facial deformities who have a financial need.

Dr. Thomas Romo, the president of the organization and the head of facial plastic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said Nadia Ilse’s case met the foundation’s criteria to have the corrective surgery, even though to the naked eye, her deformities may not have seemed so extreme.

“She wasn’t picked to have her surgery because she was bullied,” Dr. Romo said. “She was picked for her surgery because of her deformities and we could correct that surgically. If that helps her from getting bullied, thank you, God. No one is going to get accepted through the foundation because they don’t like the way they look.”

Nadia Ilse originally just wanted her ear pinned back, but Dr. Romo also suggested she get a chin implant to balance her face and a nose job to fix a deviated septum. In total, the teenager received $40,000 worth of surgery for free.

Dr. Brian C. Reuben says that while bullying is a serious issue affecting children of all ages, cosmetic surgery may be a solution for some of them. He performs plastic surgery in Salt Lake City, but only on patients whom he feels are emotionally and physically ready.

“While plastic surgery could help children whose physical deformities make them victims of bullying, it may not be the right answer for everyone,” Dr. Reuben says. “Bullying is a complex psychological situation, so there may be emotional and behavioral issues involved as well.”

Recent news reports ( tell of groups, such as the Little Baby Face Foundation, that provide free corrective surgery for eligible children and teens with facial deformities.

“I am an advocate for helping people who may not be able to afford medical care, especially when it comes to children with congenital deformities,” Dr. Reuben says. “While surgery can be an important component in minimizing bullying and boosting self-confidence, I’m glad to hear that many of these organizations also provide counseling for patients, both before and after surgery.”

He points out that regardless of a person’s age or reason for wanting cosmetic surgery, realistic expectations are as important as the surgery itself.
“This is why the consultation process is so important,” Dr. Reuben says. “I strive to create open and comfortable communication, allowing each person who visits me to develop a feeling of trust before we move ahead with surgery. It is through mutual respect and sharing expectations for surgery that patients are able to create realistic goals.”

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Bank Clerk Accused of Stealing $71K for Plastic Surgery Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:02:28 +0000 webmistress

A Barclays clerk in Britain pleaded guilty to stealing over £46k ($71,957) from the bank to get the body she desired.

Rachel Martin, 24, admitted to the theft in a U.K. court, The Sun reported. She was accused of transferring batches of funds into account that usually ranged between £1,000 ($1,564) and £2,000 ($3,128).

Authorities said Martin spent £4,000 ($6,257) on breast surgery and £1,700 ($2,659) on teeth whitening. Other money was reportedly spent on liposuction, hair extensions, make-up and nights out.

Rachael Claire Martin

The 24-year-old was working at a branch of Barclays Bank in Cornwall when she began dipping her fingers into the till.

Initially she was charged with 25 separate counts of theft from the bank at St Austell, Mid-Cornwall, between September 1 and October 3 2010.

Rachael Claire

Ever since her arrest, Martin has consistently denied the allegations.

However, yesterday on what should have been the first day of a week-long trial at Truro Crown Court, she decided to change her plea to guilty.

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