September 20, 2010
Despite how aesthetic plastic surgery is portrayed on reality shows, there isn't always a happy ending. A study released today in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery finds that people who want revisions on their nose jobs may do so because they don't like the way their nose looks--most sited an asymmetrical tip--or functions. The study surveyed 104 people (83% women) who had undergone at least one or more rhinoplasties (also known as nose jobs) and were interested in redoing them.
July 12, 2009 |
There was a time when Baghdad's reconstructive surgeons were rushed off their feet trying to repair the terrible disfigurements caused by war. These days, they're just as likely to find themselves giving Botox injections or performing nose jobs, as Iraqis take advantage of the calmer conditions to enhance their looks.
July 7, 2009 |
In 1908, on hearing about a young man in Vienna who wanted a nose job, Sigmund Freud made a quick diagnosis: The man clearly suffered from an "anti-Semitic persecution" and did not want to be Jewish. When he was informed that "the patient is an ardent Jew" and a committed Zionist, Freud was flummoxed. In the end, he concluded that the patient was conflicted about his father and did not want to look like him. So what would Freud have made of Michael Jackson?
April 9, 2008 |
JAGUAR'S reputation for luck -- which is not to have any -- continues with the 2009 Jaguar XF, the company's new and utterly pivotal midsize, V8-powered sedan. In the best of times, launching a luxury sedan against the likes of established winners such as the BMW 5-series and Audi A6 would be a scary proposition, and these aren't the best of times. The XF lands just as the U.S. economy is in a flat spin, premium gas is hitting $4 per gallon and the luxury car market is falling on its posh butt.
December 2, 2007 |
High on prescription drugs and four days without sleep, Michael Berke raced his Harley to the megachurch where he'd found a home. He barged into the church office, cursing loudly and wearing a mesh shirt printed with profanity. In his hands he held a picture of a woman with long, red hair and pouty lips. "This is who I used to be," he said. "And this" -- he gestured to his breastless chest, bald head and red goatee -- "is who I've become." He was born a man.
April 7, 2007 |
To claim its place in the pantheon, every great story about the Jackson showbiz family needs the following elements: tragedy, litigation and rhinoplasty. Check, check and check. A Manhattan auction house called Guernsey's announced Thursday that more than 1,000 lots of Jackson costumes, correspondence and gold records will be auctioned off at the Las Vegas Hard Rock hotel resort on May 30 and 31.