Brandi Glanville isn’t shy about coming forward and admitting that cosmetic procedures have been her friend for a good 15 years.
Her most famous surgery may be the $12,000 vaginal rejuvenation she charged to ex-husband Eddie Cibrian, but the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star is now opening up about the other tweaks she has had to her appearance in this week’s Life & Style.
“I’ve been getting injections since I was 25,” Brandi, 40, reveals to Life &Style,on newsstands now. “And I got a liquid nose job after I broke my nose in 2009. But I haven’t had anything else done to my face.”
After two kids, Brandi tells Life & Style of her B-cup breast augmentation, “I didn’t want them porn-style or anything crazy. My breast implants made me feel like myself again — womanly and secure.”
Insisting she limits Botox to twice a year and would never have a face-lift, Brandi does estimate that her shots, vaginal refurb and $12,000 boob job have totaled around $30,000!
The star recently showed off her laser burnt face on Twitter
The stars were out in force in London on Wednesday night for the BRIT Awards 2013, and Simon Cowell was among them.
He sure did have a jolly good ol’ time as he got cozy with blonde Caroline Stanbury.
But British newspaper The Mirror zoomed in on a photo to reveal that the music mogul had little marks behind his ears.
Cowell, 53, has previously confessed to being a Botox fan, so what gives?
We consulted plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Fodor, past president of ASAPS, to get his take.
“Scars behind the ears are a typical give-away for a facelift. However, we cannot be certain unless we see the area in front of the ear and the temple, where sometimes scarring can’t be hidden.” Dr. Fodor explains.
So much like the initial stages of the “X Factor”, we’ll hand it over to you to decide;
Last week, on Valentine’s Day, Inside Edition ran the story about Cassandra Martinez who was about to give her fiancé a Valentine’s Day gift he will never forget – new breasts.
“It will definitely be a Valentine’s Day to remember, she revealed. “My boyfriend gave me a ring so I’m going to have surgery.”
This recent IE segment came to the attention of Dr. Peter Fodor, past president of ASAPS, who explains this unusual sort of ”gifting” is becoming a common and growing trend.
Dr. Fodor says, “It was interesting to see this piece. It is not common in our practice to have relatives and significant others cover charges for a cosmetic surgery procedure as a gift. When this happens, it is essential to make sure that the recipient is determined and motivated to have the surgery based on her own desires, as opposed to an attempt to please the other person.”
“There is nothing worse than someone receiving a gift of plastic surgery who did not anticipate that others assume that a certain “flaw” was bothersome enough to do this. It’s different if the person asks for this directly as a gift, but to assume and surprise someone with a surgery as a gift is fraught with all kinds of problems, the very least are terribly hurt feelings,” says Dr. Fodor.
A woman who posted a clip of her botched butt surgery on the internet is speaking out for the first time of the dangers of plastic surgery gone terribly wrong.
The woman, who is known as Renee, posted a video last year on YouTube, which showed her buttocks literally flipping up and down. She quickly became an internet sensation, with more than one million people viewing the disturbing clip.
Now three months later, Renee is speaking out about the ordeal in an interview with Trisha Goddard.
“Renee’s dream of having the perfect body was shattered when she realized something wasn’t right. Her quest for the perfect butt nearly cost her her life,” the accompanying caption on the clips reads.
During the teaser clips, the audience is seen gasping in horror as she shows off her over-sized implants.
And she details the moment she knew the something was terribly wrong.
“I was showing my girlfriend how I could reach up under the implant and it just kind of flipped and freaked me out,” she said. “I started getting really sick, I couldn’t breath.”
According to Radar Online, who were the first to post the clips, Renee issues a stern warning for those looking for the cheap way out when it comes to plastic surgery procedures.
“Love the skin you’re in. Please don’t go and do this stuff to yourself. If more people would come out and tell their stories then less women would go and do this,” she says.
This is a sentiment that Dr. Peter B. Fodor, a Century City, CA plastic surgeon and past president of ASAPS, loudly echoes, warning women to stay away from the “wild west” of aesthetic enhancement industry.
Many people undergoing an aesthetic procedure believe the doctor performing the procedure is a board certified plastic surgeon. Just because a doctor advertises a cosmetic procedure does not mean the doctor is qualified. Unfortunately, In most states, any licensed medical doctor is legally allowed to perform any procedures including plastic surgery without certification, and they are increasingly doing so, according to Dr. Peter B. Fodor.
As a result of the decline in insurance reimbursements many doctors are trying to find other ways to increase their income. Many are attracted to cosmetic procedures because they can set their own fees and are paid directly by the patients. The result is an onslaught uncertified medical doctors from ER doctors, internists and dentists to gynecologists and ophthalmologists opening medical spas and clinics offering non-surgical and even surgical cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Peter Fodor urges women to beware of the cheap plastic surgery
“In my practice, redo surgery represents about 50 percent of the surgeries I perform,” said Dr. Fodor. Many of my colleagues report a significant increase in “redos” as a consequence of unskilled people performing cosmetic procedures that demand training and experience. In many cases damage has been done and, unfortunately, not all patients can be improved upon significantly enough to justify another operation.
“Many of my redo patients divulge that they have failed in their research when they selected their initial plastic surgeon and now, and as a result they are paying the price. Just as in playing tennis, other sports or music, it is not the racquet, musical instrument that plays the primary role in the quality of the performance; it is the person in control that matters the most.”
Dr. Fodor insists that women should adopt a “Buyer Beware” attitude when it comes to plastic surgery.
“Many people spend more time and energy getting quotes, recommendations, or opinions about an appliance they want to purchase than they do when choosing a plastic surgeon with whom they will have, in many cases, a life changing surgical procedure. Performing the due diligence required may be time-consuming but it is well worth the effort.”
Watch Renee’s account of botch surgery in the two clips below. The interviewed aired Wednesday.
Remember when everyone wanted the “Rachel” haircut from Friends? If it didn’t work for you, no problem, you just waited for it to grow out, but you can’t do that with a celebrity look-a-like nose. You are stuck with it, even after it isn’t fashionable any more.
Does Kate Middleton have it by a nose over Showtime “Californication” star and fellow Brit Natascha McElhone? The never-ending trend in fashionable body parts has gone from Pippa Middleton’s rear end to sister Duchess Kate’s pug nose, with one British cosmetic surgery company recently claiming that Kate’s nose was the most requested procedure they came across last year.
The best nose for any face is one that fits the surrounding features and is proportionally correct, thereby enhancing beauty instead of the dreaded Beverly Hills cookie cutter noses that reveal the uninspired work of lesser plastic surgeons.
Which is why what Los Angeles plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter B. Fodor - among the top 1% of U.S. Plastic Surgeons according to U.S. News and celebrity surgeon to the stars – has to say is so important. Dr. Fodor rules out surgery for about 50% of the people who want to engage his services and he is intent on giving his patients the tools to be able to make an informed rational decision.
“Diana Princess of Wales had a rather strong nose, not at all pug and perky like her son’s wife,” says Dr. Fodor. “Her face was beautiful, and her nose worked with her features. Beauty is measured in millimeters, and often times what seems like a detriment in the looks department is often a women (or man’s) greatest ally. Imperfection can be an exquisite thing taken in context with the whole picture.”
People are swayed to style and resemble what they see in tabloids spotlighting the latest celebrity surgical blunder. At the same time, there are many people with surgical success stories who feel better about themselves after a well thought out procedure. They report improvement in self-esteem and confidence in a way that enables them to enrich their quality of life. These are the people who have a healthy realistic relationship with themselves and what surgery can and can’t provide.
However, Dr. Fodor warns that chasing trends in plastic surgery can be disastrous for your looks. Think Jennifer Grey!
She is only 21, but “Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham has already shelled out $21,000 on three plastic surgeries including a rhinoplasty and a chin implant.
And to say she is thrilled with the results, is an understatement.
“I finally feel gorgeous,” she tells In Touch, where she exclusively reveals the results of plastic surgery after recently going under the knife…again!
“I’ve hated my nose since I was 13,” the single mom, who had her first plastic surgery procedure, a breast augmentation, in 2010, tells In Touch. Now, after her latest surgery — performed Oct. 7 in Bal Harbour, Fla., by Dr. Michael Salzhauer, Farrah says she’s thrilled with the results. “I don’t have to hate anything on my face ever again,” she says.
And even after spending a total of $21,000 on altering her body ($16,000 on her face and $5,000 on her breasts) Farrah tells In Touch she has no regrets: “I hate that my surgeries cost this much, but it was worth it.”
“There was pain,” admits Farrah, although she insists she “wasn’t insecure” before the surgeries. “But it was very worth it.”
But it does beg the question, when is it too young to go under the knife?
See more before-and-after surgery pics of Farrah in this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!
The bond between a mother and a daughter is undeniable. Now, many in America are embarking on a new journey together– that of getting plastic surgery together.
On Thursday, “Good Morning America” featured the story of Los Angeles resident Stefanie, 38, who decided to undergo cosmetic surgery with her 65-year-old mother, Lynda, who lives Montreal.
The pair figured it would be ”a nice thing” for them to do because they “could be a support system” and it would provide a bonding experience.
Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Fodor, appeared on the segment (you catch watch the clip here), and we consulted him about why this trend is gathering steam.
“The phenomenon of family members (husbands/wives, mothers/daughters etc) doing surgery together has been around for quite a while, ” he tells Celebzter. “However it has become more frequent in the last three and four years.”
Comfort within family members, he suggests, could be a major reason.
“As aesthetic surgery is becoming more common and more readily discussed, including complications, patients with close ties to other family members may fee more secure by engendering their support,” he explains.
“These patients are of major emotional support to each other, which is a significant contrast to a situation where family members are less than supportive because of jealousy, having to take up work and other obligations etc. We have seen this quite a bit as well. ”
What do you think, would you rather go under the knife with a family member, instead of doing it alone?
April Brown’s story is a horrific cautionary tale of plastic surgery gone terribly wrong.
Eight years ago she got butt implants from an unlicensed practitioner in Los Angeles.
Today, she is a multiple amputee after suffering life threatening infections following the back-alley cosmetic surgery.
“For five years, I lived in pain. Excruciating pain,” Brown told NBC, adding that she had several stints as a hospital inpatient.
Last year her health deteriorated to the point that she was left with no choice but to have all of her limbs removed.
Unfortunately these horror stories emerging from women using back-alley practitioners are not new and Brown is not the first, nor likely to be the last, to have her life destroyed.
According to leading plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Fodor, these back-alley organizations have long been condemned in the medical community, but alarming, of late, they seem to be enjoying a resurgence.
“This practice has been condemned by the medical community, as well as by the FDA a long time ago, but it seems to be resurfacing in the hands of back alley quacks,” he says. ”It is most unfortunate that patients still subject themselves to these injections which should not take place, even if the recipients were to be paid as opposed to them paying to be mutilated.”
Another point of note: Brown, a mom-of-two, said that the back-alley procedure was carried out at a “pumping party” by the doctors.
“They call it medical grade silicone,” she said, “but a lot of it is industrial grade silicone.”
This, Dr. Fodor says is a common practice among the “quacks”.
“Injection of free silicone (not silicone implants), let alone non medical grade, in most instances will lead sooner or later to horrendous complications,” he explains. “At times, this happens decades later. Infections are not the only problem that occurs. Over the years, I have treated several such patients.”
When it comes to plastic surgery the cheap alternative is not the right alternative because it is your body that you’re messing with…. and quite possibly, your life.
Getting older is something women dread, yet men seem to just take it on their shoulders with a shrug.
Now, The Bachelorette star Trista Sutter is being open and honest about how she has resorted to going under the knife in an attempt to feel good about herself again.
Life & Style magazine has this exclusive report and photos of her dramatic transformation.
“After nursing both my kids for a year each, my boobs were deflated,” mom of two Trista Sutter, 39, reveals exclusively in the new issue of Life & Style. “And I had a droopy eye. It was something that I noticed in every picture I’ve ever taken.”
After visits with her doctor, Dr. Franklin Rose, in Houston, she decided to move forward with getting plastic surgery on her eyes and breasts — a blepharoplasty to lift her eyelids and remove the bags under her eyes, and breast augmentation with an internal lift that increased her cup size from a small B to a full C — all in one day.
“I realized that the surgery was something I had to do for myself, just for my own self-confidence and to feel good again about being in bathing suits and being intimate with my husband,” Trista, who fell in love with her husband, Ryan, on The Bachelorette, in 2003, tells the mag.
“He wanted me to be happy, so he said, ‘Whatever you need to do to make yourself happy, go for it,’” she says with a smile.
“I wanted to feel pretty again — and I do!”
For more on Trista’s surgery, her difficult recovery and all the before and after photos, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style on newsstands now.