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Renee Zellweger is Totally Unrecognizable

We reported back in March that the Bridget Jones’ Diary star Renee Zellweger had plastic surgery which really changed her appearance. Well now it looks like Renee has taken things even further and she is now completely unrecognizable! It’s hard to believe this is even the same woman, but it is! Renee has been out of the spotlight for the last several years but that has all changed with her new appearance. Renee’s new look is so different it’s scary.

Take a look at these before and after pictures of Renee. Are you as shocked as we are?


Jessica Simpson: The Definitive Boob Job Pic?

She’s back folks! Jessica Simpson, she of “Newlyweds”, “Price of Beauty”, and all sorts of chicken and tuna jokes fame, has finally made her return to celebrity plastic surgery! The famed singer (she’s sold over 20 million album), model, actress, and fashion designer is no stranger to our pages because of somewhat extensive plastic surgery portfolio, but we haven’t heard from her in quite some time. In the past, we’ve reported on the possibilities, and often realities, of her having undergone a nose job (a rhinoplasty that changed her nose from a very unique flat look to a smaller, thinner, and more generic sniffer), a chin re-sculpting (she used to have a little bit of a butt chin that she either grew out of or had surgically altered), Restylane and Juvederm injections in her lips (her lips were pretty puffy for a while), and of course a breast augmentation or two. Her seemingly perfect breasts have always been a point of contention amongst plastic surgery critics, and rumors have ranged from her having had implants put in, to her have her natural breasts reduced. Well now we may finally have proof that there’s something rotten in Denmark…or fresh in Simpson, depends how you look at it…Jessica recently threw a Hawaiian themed bachelorette party for her sister Ashlee (Ashlee with the nose job and the lip syncing scandal), and in a picture from the event, her chest is looking a bit suspect. Now we’re not saying that this proves of disproves any previous rumors, but we’re saying that it looks like Jessica currently has implants. She’s lost a lot of weight recently (on purpose) and looks great, but we can’t help but notice that her breasts are a little uneven and look a bit too round, like implant round. She doesn’t look bad at all, and we really can’t get over how great she looks, but her breasts just seem a little too round and perky when you consider that she’s a mom and just dropped a bunch of pounds. Take a close look at the picture, she’s got a good amount of space in her cleavage too, another tell tale sign. What do you think folks: is Jess showing off some new assets? Or is she just pushing up what nature gave her?

Facial Transplants: How Do They Work?

No folks, that rabbit isn’t starring in a Muppet version of “Phantom of the Opera”, it’s a great idea and I plan on writing the script first thing tomorrow, but it’s still not the case. Nope, that fuzzy little ball of bunny is the proud recipient of a face transplant. You see, Chinese doctors originally practiced the procedure on rabbit before moving onto humans, so the rabbit in the pictures on this page was one of those test subjects (as far as we know, the rabbit went on to live a pretty standard life…for a rabbit…they kind of just sit around a lot). Now they didn’t just go straight for the big time with this procedure, surgeon’s originally only did facial reattachment procedures, like the one that a doctor performed in 1994 on Sandeep Kaur after then 9-year-old Sandeep had her face ripped off by a thresher. The successful surgery was the first of its kind, and even though she never regained full mobility in her face, Sandeep is living a happy life twenty years later, However, the idea of a full transplant from someone else was still a bit scary. Facial transplant surgery involves a lot of reattaching of arteries and nerves, and doctors feared the patients bodies rejecting their new skin; in organ transplants, that’s always a huge concern. Medical science braced on though, and the first successful partial face transplant from a donor was performed on France’s Isabelle Dinoire in 2005. She had lost a large part of the lower half of her face during an animal attack, but the surgery left her with a fully functioning and pretty face, and more importantly, with an unaltered quality of life. The first full transplant wouldn’t take place for another five years, as a man in Spain was given someone else’s grill after being injured in a shooting accident. So now face transplants are a thing, but how do they work?

Isabelle Dinoire a few months, and then a year after her transplant

Okay, so for starters, the donor in a face transplant has to be a perfect genetic match and be alive but brain dead with no hope of recovery. If the blood and tissue don’t match up with the recipient, the procedure will fail, so doctors use a test called HLA typing; they look for antigens on the surface of the tissue. Each person as his/her own individual pattern of these proteins, but their are similarities between individuals. The close the antigen pattern on the skin, the more likely the match between donor and recipient. During the actual procedure, surgeons remove everything from just skin, to skin, fat, muscle, cartilage, nerves, arteries, veins, and bones. Once the removal is complete, the donor tissue is transported to another operating room where the patient is waiting with the replaced area already prepped (damaged skin removed etc.). At this point, microscopic needle and thread are used to first connect arteries and veins, then nerves and muscles. The the face is fitted and placed on the new “pallet”. Afterwards, th recipient must take immunosuppresant drugs the rest of his/her life to insure prevention of tissue rejection. There’s obviously a lot of room for error, and it’s still an imperfect process, as oftentimes recipients are still left fairly disfigured from the procedure. However, the results almost always represent an improvement in the person’s condition, and the hope generated by it is enough on its own to make the surgery a worthwhile risk for most of those in need of it. It still has a long way to go, but facial transplant surgery is a modern marvel that I’m happy to write about!

Cosmetic Surgery: Which Procedures Are Overrated?

There’s no arguing with it folks: sometimes plastic surgery works. Actually, for a lot of people who aren’t famous, plastic surgery works pretty darn often. When you just have regular rich person money, you’re less likely to overdo it  in the surgeon’s office and you’re therefore less likely to end up with a botched cosmetic procedure. You’re also less likely to be able to afford or get in contact with the best surgeons, but there’s still plenty of solid options out there for you. However, no matter who does it, there’s some procedures that we here at celebrity plastic surgery just feel are a waste of time. So let’s take a look at five of the most overrated cosmetic procedures that are being done these days…Let’s start with Sculptra and its crazy cousin Artefill, two products that have seen success as collagen producing fillers used for dermal injections into the temples, cheeks, and dimples. However, Sculptra (originally used to help HIV patients with facial wasting) and Artefill (a mixture of plexiglass-like beads and cow collagen) don’t do well when injected in the lips and often result in a lumpy appearance. What’s worse, the injected materials then need to be cut out of the patient! Any benefit that one could hope for from these two injection options doesn’t even come close to outweighing the risks, and their desired results can be safely attained with Juvederm or Restylane injections, making them super overrated…but not as overrated as cheek implants.Botox works, so do other facial fillers, so with that said, the questions becomes: why would anyone still want to go under the knife to get silicone cheek implants? Even when anchored below the skin, these implants have a nasty habit of migrating, causing infections, and creating a permanently over-plumped look. If you want proof, look no further than famed plastic disaster Jocelyn Wildenstein. She has cheek implants…how’d that go for her?Speaking of injections being a better option, that’s not the case at all when it comes to breasts. Fat injections as a form of breast enlargement not only yield at most a single cup size worth of growth, but the results often disappear within months of the procedure when the fat is re-absorbed into the body. Just get breast implants if you want a bigger chest, that’s your best option.While fat injections may not last, the scars from brachioplasty procedures sure do! The procedure that people use to reduce the appearance of flab on the back of their arms can only be done well if the patient has a minimal amount of excess skin and perfect skin elasticity. The more common result is an arm with a giant a scar down the back of it. This surgery seems especially overrated when you consider that people could just workout and see a reduction in their “bat wings”. Brachioplasty may be an overrated surgical procedure, but it’s a friggin’ kidney transplant when compared to the last procedure on our list…the foot-lift!Yup, people get surgery to improve the appearance of their feet. There’s a ton of painful side effects, recovery takes forever, and no one ever really sees the results…also…it’s surgery to make your feet look good! That’s like putting expensive rims on a ’89 Civic, it’s unnecessary and it makes you look dumb. That makes the foot-lift the most overrated cosmetic procedure there is! So folks, stop wasting money on these surgeries, they’re not doing you any favors!

Shannon Beador: A Real “Real Housewife”?

Shannon Beador is new to the “Real Housewives of Orange County”, so maybe she doesn’t know this yet, but: if you’re a star of any of the hit Bravo Housewives series, you have to have plastic surgery! We’re not sure if it’s a legit requirement, that doesn’t really sound legal, but we’re pretty sure that when you sign your contract they at least give you some coupons and a free consult with a surgeon. Anyhow, in a recent interview with Bravo Czar Andy Cohen, Shannon was asked about how she feels about going under the knife, and she responded “You know, I’m 50, which is a frightening number, and I am trying to do whatever I can in the natural way to stop the aging process, so, as far as going under the knife. I want to try and avoid that.”.  She was actually asked specifically if she’d be willing to let castmate Terry Dubrow work on her, so her denial will probably ruffle some feathers. Now the question becomes: do we believe her?Yes folks, we do in fact believe that Shannon Beador  hasn’t had any plastic surgery. She seems to be really into healthy eating and healthy living overall, so we doubt that she’s ready to go under the knife. Also, when you look at her body, you can tell that even though she looks good for her age, she’s doesn’t look “good enough” to have had any sort of liposuction or breast augmentation. We’re not going to rule it out in the future though, because she’s admitted before that she’s unhappy with her chest, and she said that she’s trying to avoid plastic surgery, which doesn’t exactly completely rule out cosmetic surgery in her future. It’s very possible the plastic surgery bug will jump off of one of her fellow housewives and nip her in the chest. Also, it’s worth pointing out that she’s never denied having Botox injections, and her skin looks pretty solid for a woman in her fifties, so we wouldn’t be totally shocked to find out that she’s gone in front of the needle. Otherwise though, it’s probably safe to say that she’s certified plastic free!

Claire Stansfield’s Lips Are Out Of Control

Claire Stansfield isn’t the most famous celebrity we’ve ever reported on here at the ole’ plastic surgery shop, but she’s still had a pretty impressive career as an actress (she’s appeared on episodes of shows like “Frasier” and “Xena: Warrior Princess”), model, and fashion designer. What she hasn’t had an impressive career in is getting cosmetic surgery. She’s one of our least favorite types of celebrities; she’s a woman who was born with natural good looks, and she decided to go under the knife and ruin it in instead of allowing herself to age gracefully. Let’s take a look at her failed efforts at dodging father time.For starters, let’s address the elephant in the room: her lips; those things are out of control! She appears to have had multiple lip injections, as Restylane or Juvederm have pumped her lips up to astronomical levels, and then it appears as if she’s tried to ween off the lip sauce, but it’s ;eft her looking deflated in the mouthpiece. Her other surgeries and procedures are less guaranteed to have occurred, but we’ll speculate on them because that’s just how we do things around here. It’s very possible that she’s undergone a facelift that has left her skin looking overly tight and a bit shiny. She’s also most likely had a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) that’s completely changed the shape of her eyes; the procedure took away the smokey look that she once had and left her with a look that’s too wide-eyed for our liking and for her face. Finally, we think that she’s dabbled in Botox injections; they’re contributing to her skin’s smoothness and making her look a bit too puffy. That’s about all we’ve noticed in regards to her plastic portfolio.At the end of the day, Claire Stansfield really blew it. She was dealt a great hand in life and threw it away by going under the knife and in front of the needle way too much. She’s gone from model to a puffy face, and it’s a darn shame. She needs to quit having work done before things get worse, because she’s on her way to becoming a plastic surgery nightmare.

Nothing Real About Reality Stars

Plastic Surgery and reality television go together like peanut butter and jelly…if PB & J tasted horrible but was still always kept together. It’s come full circle too, as the plastic surgeon husbands of some of the fake reality stars have their own show where they do plastic surgery. Yup, my head just exploded too, but people like Doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow (pictured above, they’re the stars of “Botched”, the show that made my head explode)  have been making money off of reality television stars hand over fist for years. Here’s a few of the “celebrities” that we’ve seen have a ton of work done in recent years…Former “The Hills” star Heidi Montag-Pratt is basically the queen of. plastic surgery when it comes to reality show stars, and that’s a lofty title when you consider how much work all of these people have done! She famously went in for ten plastic surgeries in one day; including a brow lift, a nose job (rhinoplasty), having her ears pinned, her chin shaved , two breast enlargements (these were at different times), her back scooped out , fat injected into her cheekbones, and liposuction on her inner and outer thighs. However, that wasn’t the craziest thing that she had done; that honor belongs to her marrying Spencer friggin’ Pratt.

Not content with just being in the news for a teen pregnancy and her mother running for office, Bristol Palin went under the knife to have the whole lower half of her face redone. The procedures completely changed her look, and while she’s a bit better looking now, she still didn’t need to have anything done at such a young age (she was still a teen). J…Wow that’s a big change. Jenni “Jwoww” Farley of “Jersey Shore” fame went from punky looking kid to bombshell when she had both a nose job and huge breast implants added to her list of cosmetic improvements. She also seems to have had Juvederm or Restylane injected into her lips and in recent years has started to look like she’s falling in love with Botox dermal injections.She’s got nothing on Kris Jenner though, as the “Keeping Up With Kardashians” star and all around horrible human being has had a nose job, multiple breast augmentations, lip injections, a facelift, dermal injections, and most likely some cheek work done in the last few decades. She looks nothing like she used to, but one thing has never changed: she’s still a crazy person.Speaking of crazy, the “Real Housewives” franchise on Bravo is crazy popular and is filled with crazy people with crazy amounts of plastic surgery. Two of the lesser talked about stars Vicki Gunvalson (from Orange County) and Kathy Wakile (from New Jersey) have had a lot of work done. Vicki recently had a breast lift done, as well as a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and some sort of chin work, while Kathy underwent a drastic nose job that changed her entire look.Reality stars love to have work done, you can tell just by checking out this website. Given the nature of the reality television game, I can’t see this ever changing, but I do see these celebrities changing faces and bodies over and over again. This isn’t the first time I’ve written about them, and it won’t be the last folks.

$30k To Look Like Kim? This Girl Did It!

Claire Leeson apparently got bullied in High School. Despite being a very nice looking girl naturally, the Essex, England native was called ugly all throughout the later grades, enough so that she developed a bit of a complex about it. After graduating, she began to religiously watch “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and noticed that she and Kim Kardashian had the same amount of siblings and similar situations involving said siblings…so of course she decided to dedicate her life to emulating Kanye’s lady and North West’s mommy! How dedicated is she? She’s at least thirty thousand dollars dedicated! Let’s see what she’s spent all of her money on…wait, did we say “spent all of her money”? We meant to say “went into deep debt for”! In her quest to “get her Kimmy on” (her words, not ours) and look as much like the celebrity gossip column queen as possible, Claire has so far only gone through with two plastic surgery procedures. She’s had cosmetic dentistry done to whiten her teeth, and she’s had a breast augmentation with the goal of modeling her breasts after Kim’s own fakes. So she hasn’t had nearly as much work done as Kim herself, but she’s still found a way to drop our yearly salary on butt padded pants, hair extensions, make-up, nails, and clothing. She says that she’s planning on having more work done to get her look closer to that of the pretty half of Kimye, and she’s going to start with butt implants. Kim’s butt is one of the main reasons we’ve ever even heard of her, so it makes sense in the context of the situation. The situation itself obviously makes no sense, but that’s life. The unfortunate truth is that Claire clearly suffers from depression and self-image issues. She’s attempted suicide multiple times in her life, and someone should be pushing her to get psychiatric help rather than cosmetic enhancement, but if this is what keeps her going, we guess we have to be okay with it on some level. After all, it’s far better than the other option. However, we hope that this young lady figures out that she’s pretty (that’s her face without any work done other than her teeth, that’s a good looking girl!) and has a lot to offer the world (she did well in school before dropping out of college) before she goes under the knife too many more times and ruins the obvious good looks that nature already gave her. We hope we never report on her again, but we’re worried that we will.

Christina Fulton: Cage’s Ex Looks A Little Cagey

“Why is Christina Fulton a celebrity?” That’s the first question most of you will probably ask when you first come across this article. Well the answer is two-fold: if you’ve ever even heard of her it’s because she was an actress and a singer who appeared in “Snake Eyes” and had a song called “Thank You” (it was apparently on an episode of “Jersey Shore” or because she used to date and later sued Nicolas Cage. It’s most likely the latter of the two, seeing as how she is the mother of his son and she made a ton of money taking him to court after his inability to pay taxes allegedly lost her over a million bucks.  It’s also most likely that used that money to fund some of her plastic surgery, because she’s had a good amount of it. Let’s take a look at what she’s had done…Looking at her before and after photos, it’s pretty obvious that she’ spent a good amount of time in the plastic surgeon’s and dermatologist’s offices. For starters, she’s had a ton of Botox injections, which have left her with a frozen face, a veiny forehead, and an overall “too smooth” look. She’s also very clearly had cheek implants that have left her cheeks looking way too plump and have taken out the natural contours of her face in the eye region. Speaking of her eyes, she also seems to have undergone an eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) that didn’t really go too well, because her left eye looks a but whacky and both look smaller and more almond shaped than they did when she was younger. It looks like she’s had some work done on the bridge of her nose too, as it looks a bit “sleeker” than it did back in the day. We also wouldn’t be shocked if she’s had some sort of breast augmentation, because her chest still looks pretty perky despite the facts that she’s had a child and is getting up in age. We can’t guarantee that last one, but considering the other work that she’s had done, we think that it’d be dumb to rule it out.Overall, Christina Fulton looks a bit rough these days, especially when you consider how naturally pretty she once was. She’s by no means “ugly”, but she’s a classic case of someone getting plastic surgery when they don’t need it and it making them look worse than before. We really hope she quits now before it gets worse, because we don’t want a full fledged disaster on our hands.

Korea Loves Plastic Surgery!

Look, it’s no secret that American celebrities love to go under the knife, but our famous folks have nothing on even the average person in South Korea. Yup, it’s true, one in five women in Seoul (the nation’s capital) have undergone some type of cosmetic procedure, and it’s such a popular practice that no one even tries to hide it anymore. Where as in the United States people usually make an effort to avoid admitting when they’ve had work done, it’s just part of your run of the mill conversation over in that part of Asia. It’s even encouraged in young women, who are often told to have work done while they’re teenagers so that they have more time to grow into their new features. Now we’re not trying to tell you that every single person in the country has gone under the knife, but double eyelid surgeries (double blepharoplasty is used to create a more wide eyed look) and nose jobs (rhinoplasty is done in order to make the nose more long and thin) are now so common that they’re referred to as “the basics”. That’s a little too common for our liking, but that’s not all…

Without sounding too dramatic…no one is safe from the plastic surgery bug in South Korea. We already mentioned that teenagers are having surgery pushed on them (even by some parents, who see beauty as the norm and consider having plastic surgery to be part of the grand competition of life), but men are also being courted by cosmetic surgeons. Men in the United States have work done, but it’s usually considered to be less than masculine and is often frowned upon, but men in South Korea are getting just as into it as women are! Ads for surgery clinics like “Man & Nature” brag that men will find a wife and get hired for a job if they have surgery to change their eyes, nose, and jaws. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention the crazy dangerous surgical procedure that some South Koreans are undergoing now? Yeah, let’s talk about that…

Double jaw surgery is a procedure that was originally developed to create a better quality of life for people born with major deformities. We’ve talked about it on this website before, and we can’t help but point out again that the surgery was created to help people who suffered from constant drooling, inability to chew food, and near constant pain. It’s a big procedure that involves the complete destruction and complete reconstruction of both the jaw and the pallet, so it comes with some major risks that include facial paralysis and major nerve damage. When you compare that to things like breast augmentations (boob jobs are very low risk) and liposuction (also low risk), it seems kind of crazy to go through with it just to look different. It’s a pretty out there procedure.

South Korea is setting a pretty bad example for their future generations, and we worry that they’re headed towards a creepy Sci-Fi future where everyone has had work done and ultra-modification is the new normal. Maybe we’re being a little too dramatic (again), and we have no problem with South Korea (it’s a great country), but there’s a show over there called “Let Me In” that involves people telling sob stories so that a panel of judges can decide which parts of them to fix. Yeah, it’s like that show “The Swan” that only lasted a few weeks on U.S. television, but it’s popular over there…really popular. That’s terrible…really terrible.