Plastic surgery

Mental Illness is not an Alternative life style choice

Tuesday, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported that 23-year-old Anna Teshu of Staten Island, New York, has gone missing. Teshu’s 15 minutes of fame began in 2015 when she was featured on the internet because her boyfriend was walking her around on a leash in public. Her boyfriend said: “The collar is like a ring for most couples. They use rings, we have a collar.” Teshu reportedly enjoyed spending time in a puppy cage, as well. She explained, “The first time I put on a collar I thought, ‘Now I need to find someone for the other end.'”

That same year, she was arrested for animal cruelty after allegedly leaving a dog in a hot car. Her attorney said, “She’s a disabled person.” She was found mentally unfit to stand trial and escaped conviction.

…All of this makes headlines because the media and the public decided to treat a mentally ill person as a mentally healthy person making “alternative choices.” Instead of Teshu receiving the help she so obviously needed, the media chose to treat her as a unique flower blooming, and the public nodded along in order to appear tolerant — all the while laughing.

-Dailywire.com

We seem to have reached peak insanity with the number of new “Lifestyle choices” growing by the day. Some seem relatively harmless (though strange) like men who call themselves Bronies because of their fixation with the cartoon series My Little Pony.

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As stories about successful medical tourism rise, NZ surgeons start a scare campaign [POLL]

As stories about successful medical tourism rise, NZ surgeons start a scare campaign.

Scores of women are returning from overseas with problems after cheap breast implant surgery, a top plastic surgeon says.

New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery founding co director Janek Januszkiewicz has warned of the dangers of medical tourism trips to places like Thailand for cosmetic surgery.

Speaking at the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons’ annual scientific meeting, at Queenstown on Saturday, Mr Januszkiewicz said the trend was effectively undermining years of painstaking improvements in the field in this country.

In some cases the resulting hospital bill is then picked up by the New Zealand taxpayer through ACC.

”We’re striving to get the best results through having highly trained surgeons, really good nursing staff and reputable implant manufacturers,” Mr Januszkiewicz said.

”Our challenge is people are going overseas because it’s cheaper.”    Read more »

Photo Of The Day

KARIM SAHIB / AFP-GETTY IMAGES (LEFT); COURTESY OF KAREN YAHIA

KARIM SAHIB / AFP-GETTY IMAGES (LEFT); COURTESY OF KAREN YAHIA

Uday Hussein’s Body Double

Left: Uday Hussein.; Right: Latif Yahia.

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Photo Of The Day

Photo by Rachel Beth Anderson/VICE News

Photo by Rachel Beth Anderson/VICE News

After Genital Cutting in Somalia

A Woman Chooses Reconstructive Surgery in America

The decision to undergo reconstructive surgery wasn’t easy for a Somali woman who describes the weeks following surgery as being ‘by far the hardest of my life.’

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Face of the day

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A younger looking face looking back at you in the mirror has some appeal I must admit. What about a face that that is completely unrecognisable? What is is like for the families and partners of today’s face of the day, the plastic surgery altered face? We often discuss the pros and cons of getting ‘ work done’ but we rarely consider the effects of a new face on those who love us. Isn’t our face a huge part of our identity? Is this one of the risks of plastic surgery that no one considers or talks about?

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Photo Of The Day

Photo: J. Ross Baughman

Photo: J. Ross Baughman

J. Ross Baughman

The Sausage of Photography

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Teacher Union boss arrested on Corruption Charges

Elba Esther Gordillo

Elba Esther Gordillo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not here…in Mexico…but can’t be far off happening here. Nevertheless, anywhere in the world that unions exist, corruption soon follows:

Union head Elba Esther Gordillo, known as Mexico’s most powerful woman, has been arrested on corruption charges.

Ms Gordillo, who runs the 1.5 million-member Mexican teachers’ union, is alleged to have diverted about $200m from union funds to personal accounts.

No-one from her legal team has responded to the allegations, but in the past she has denied any wrongdoing in handling the funds.

The arrest came after major reforms to the education system on Monday.  Read more »

People are Stupid, Ctd

I mean really, really stupid, like getting plastic surgery on your toes so that you can better wear Jimmy Choo’s:

“I’ve had three toes shortened – a portion of bone removed between the joints and fixed together with metal rods. I like to wear Jimmy Choo’s, three-inch heels with a pointy toe.”

Foot X-ray. Toe reduction surgery. Kristina Widmer, 36.

New York, USA

Let us be the judge

Stuff.co.nz

I would have thought she already felt “inadequate, humiliated and insignificant” before the surgery, which was why she was getting a facelift in the first place.

Surely this was a story that warranted a photos so we could judge properly:

A plastic surgeon has been ordered to apologise to a patient after a botched facelift left her feeling “inadequate, humiliated and insignificant”.

The names of the patient, surgeon and clinic have all been suppressed, but a decision released today by Health and Disabilities Commissioner Anthony Hill found the surgeon failed to give adequate information on the procedure before asking for the patient’s consent.

The 49-year-old woman, known as Mrs A, visited the surgeon, Dr B, in July 2008, after seeking help for premature aging.

In a 45-minute consultation the surgeon examined the woman, talked of the risks and recommended she be a candidate for a facelift.

No longer vain for men to go under the knife

It’s no longer vain for men to go under the knife. Even political party presidents are having botox and metrosexual preparations:

According to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 69,812 cosmetic surgery procedures performed in 2011, and a further 31,000 non-surgical procedures, such as Botox injections and laser treatments. (This represented a hefty drop on 2010, when a total of 164,000 procedures were performed – a decrease the ASPS blames on the GFC.)

The traditional market for this has, of course, been women. Increasingly, however, men are following suit. ASPS doesn’t categorise procedures by gender, but the society’s NSW president, Dr Graham Sellars, says he sees more men every year. “Across the board, cosmetic procedures are more socially acceptable, probably because of reality TV and glossy mags that broach the subject more openly and frequently. And that acceptance is extending to men. The fact that Gordon Ramsay and Mickey Rourke have both admitted to having surgery certainly hasn’t hurt.”

Sellars has performed most of the common procedures men undergo: Botox, ear corrections, eyelid surgery, tummy and arm tucks, “moob jobs” (breast reductions for men) and, most popularly, rhinoplasty. The only ones he hasn’t tackled are calf and buttock implants, penile enlargements and the terrifying-sounding scrotal lift, for guys who want to tidy up their dangling testicles.

Som politicians need surgery to give them some balls.