1 July 2014 WomenAgeingSociety Feminist blogger Danielle Leigh and filmmaker and former model Susan Hess Logeais go head to head. DanielleI am a feminist. I believe that, although our patriarchal society does place an extraordinary amount of pressure on women to look a certain way, there is nothing inherently oppressing or wrong about having plastic surgery, whatever your gender. Plastic surgery can be liberating, assuming that the person undergoing the procedure can be sure that they are doing it for their own reasons and not because they feel as though they have to, just to fit in, in a society that favours the white, cisgendered* norm.Of course, some would argue that particular surgeries, such as breast implants, are the result of a male-dominated, sexualized society that sees women as nothing more than objects created for men’s sexual pleasure. However, is this really all that there is to the debate? Even with procedures such as this, and the ever-controversial … [Read more...] about Can plastic surgery be liberating?
Plastic surgery gone wrong
A PLASTIC-SURGERY obsessed reality star has asked cosmetic surgeons for implants in her HEELS to make her taller. Appearing on E!'s reality series Botched, 5ft 3in Sallie Axl - who first shot to fame on Big Brother - is no stranger to cosmetic surgery. The 31-year-old has had several cosmetic procedures, including two breast augmentations and three nose jobs. However, her latest request has got to be her most outrageous yet. Her first consultation with plastic surgeons Dr Terry Dubrow and Dr Paul Nassif left the professionals speechless. She told the medics: "I would like to have implants in my heels. They're from Korea." DJ Sallie Axl talks about how she got a sausage nose after three rhinoplasties went wrong on Botched The DJ then admitted that she "didn't know which Korea" her implants come from as "one of them haven't got internet". But while Sallie is convinced the operation would give her the extra inches she wants in height, Dr Dubrow claims this type of procedure doesn't even … [Read more...] about Plastic surgery-obsessed reality star Sallie Axl asks Botched doctors for HEEL implants to boost 5ft 3in height
Chloe Khan has called the widespread phenomenom of young people getting plastic surgery “crazy” and asked “what are we doing?” The Instagram model appeared on Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC show today to discuss the problem of social media stars promoting cosmetic surgery - and especially the issue of what happens when it goes wrong. Chloe, 26, admitted getting three nose jobs, two breast implants, a Brazilian bum lift (BBL) and bum implants. She defended her decision to go under the knife and said: “It’s a lot but everyone I know my age has the same or more. “Everybody’s getting surgery. If i’m in a hair salon, the hairdresser is like “oh, I’m getting a BBL next week”, then Jane down the road is getting it. too “People are so blase about it, myself as well, it just doesn’t seem as a serious as it used to be anymore, which is worrying. The ex-X Factor contestant continued: “Someone like my mum … [Read more...] about Chloe Khan says plastic surgery is ‘crazy’, despite having seven major surgeries
SINGAPORE: Dr Woffles Wu’s name often sparks vivid imagery of people undergoing nose jobs, face lifts, botox treatments and a whole range of aesthetic procedures. Indeed, it has become synonymous with plastic surgery, not just in Singapore, but around the world.After all, the prominent Singaporean plastic surgeon invented a procedure named the Woffles Lift that is being used by surgeons everywhere. It’s a non-surgical procedure for face lifts which involves injecting self-retaining threads into the face and out through the scalp, eliminating the need for stitches and cutting recovery time from several weeks to just several days.But Dr Wu is more than a plastic surgeon as he has proven over the years.For instance, the flamboyant doctor who often used to be seen wearing garish multi-hued shirts, also co-produced a film- Singapore Dreaming - in 2006.“It’s just to have a full life and to experience different things,” he says.The 58-year old arrives … [Read more...] about Poverty, plastic surgery and a traffic offence that hit the headlines: Dr Woffles Wu goes On the Record
WITH scars covering large parts of her chest, head, stomach and ankles, a teenage Michelle Elman used to be desperate for plastic surgery to "fix" her body. Speaking to Fabulous Online, the 24-year-old body confidence coach, who was born in Hong Kong and now lives in London, reveals why she ditched her teenage plans to go back under the knife - and how she learned to love her scars... When you grow up with scars like mine, there is a point in your childhood when you realise your body is different to everyone else’s. My moment was when I was aged 10. Up until that point, I didn’t notice the difference between my stomach and my brother’s. I would look at his and I would look at mine and, of course, I could see my scars - but didn’t consider they were worth noting or even thinking about. That all changed when I was 10 and I wore a bikini for the first time at my friend’s pool party. My scars suddenly became something that wasn’t just worth thinking … [Read more...] about Woman left covered in scars from 15 childhood operations reveals why she ditched plans for plastic surgery… and learned to embrace her ‘flaws’ instead