The Travel Channel’s former hit show Man vs. Food was basically one giant eating competition for host Adam Richman, and in the end, food obviously won out over man, because when he retired from the show in 2012, he was a whopping 70 pounds overweight. Once he ditched the show though, Adam says he overcame his bad habits and took control of his body, and you’d never guess that he was the same guy as the one posing nude in the July 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. In the photo spread, a rather buff-looking Adam Richman is lying on his back, wearing nothing but soccer cleats and socks, a giant smile and one very strategically-placed USA soccer ball.

Adam Richman’s spread in Cosmo after losing a ton of weight:
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When all is said and done, Adam lost a total of 70 pounds in 10 months, and every bit of that weight loss was done the all-natural way, i.e. without any plastic surgery. “To combat the monotony of gym workouts, I started playing soccer,” Adam said during a recent interview. “My soccer training includes squats, pushups, resistance-band work, and sprints.” And not only did the TV host strip down for Cosmo to show off his hot new bod, the photo shoot was also an effort to raise awareness about male cancer for Cancer Research UK. Healthy living is an important part of Richman’s new lifestyle, and that is the most important message he wanted to share with the world.

There’s no doubt that Adam has come a long way from 10 months ago, when he got on the scale and cringed. “It was depressing,” Richman has said about his “before” body. “But it wasn’t just my appearance – airplane seats felt cramped, I was wearing an XXL jacket, and I had less energy.” The TV host’s amazing transformation and the steps he took to turn his life around raises an important point about natural vs. artificial weight loss. Too many people today turn to plastic surgery to drop excess weight or alter their appearance, when the only way they’ll enjoy long-term results is if they go all in and really change their habits and overall lifestyle. Now that Adam has lost those 70 pounds, he feels healthier and his energy levels have skyrocketed.

Adam Richman before losing 70lbs:
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“If you’re a guy who’s always been the fun-to-be-around teddy bear, then all of a sudden people are viewing you as sexy, it’s nice,” Adam said about his weight-loss transformation. “It’s great not having to be the plucky best friend, or the comic relief anymore.” Now, the biggest challenge the 39-year-old faces is staying on track health-wise, especially in social situations where he’s faced with plenty of temptation. “Do I miss the food? Sure…but not as much as I enjoy the benefits of being at a healthy weight,” Adam says. Looks like in this version of man vs. food, the man wins!

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botched_promo_backdrop1920x1080You get plastic surgery because you are feeling insecure about a certain part of your body. Now imagine you go under the knife to seek these improvements only to end up with a botched plastic surgery job. Leaving you wishing you’d never gone under the knife in the first place.

After you have a bad plastic surgery experience, are you willing to go under the knife again, in attempts to fix the botch job? Many people are willing and ready to give it another go, some of which will be starring on the new E! Reality Show, Botched. The show will feature two of the most well known plastic surgeons around, husbands from The Real Housewives series, Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif. Both have also been on numerous plastic surgery shows in the past.

So what types of plastic surgery blunders are going to be aired on Botched? The official trailer for the show pictures both your neighbor next door and famous faces that need something fixed. One woman has an implant that is up side down, and another claims she went to get “nip-tucked and ended up getting nip-fu**!$” As for celebs you know, Janice Dickenson is supposed to make an appearance—one that should be thoroughly entertaining. According to Dr. Dubow, “…you’re going to get a real dose like I did, like we did, of Janice Dickenson…I had a couple of tough nights taking care of Janice Dickenson, I can tell you!” In other words,  Janice Dickenson needs help both inside and out–how will these doctors stand up to the  challenge? After blowing hundred of thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, Janice Dickinson recently filed for bankruptcy and stiffed her plastic surgeon. I guess free plastic surgery in exchange for appearing on yet another reality show is exactly what she needs to get her plastic surgery fix?

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It will be up to these two men to fix plastic surgery blunders considered “un-fixable.” And the great part is, we get to watch the whole thing unfold without taking any risks ourselves! Many people undergo plastic surgery every year; most are simply lucky that everything turns out good. It’s just as easy for the results to go badly. This is why everyone can relate to the possibility of a botched surgery. Even though cosmetic surgery is all about ‘plastic,’ I have a feeling this show is going to actually pull on your heartstrings some. If Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow can do great work, many people are going to get another chance to feel really good about their appearance.

Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow:
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Botched will air June 24th on E! The show is like a train wreck, you simply can’t look away and my TV is already set to record 😉

 

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Zsa Zsa Gabor is a 97-year-old socialite known for her appearances on Broadway, television, and even on the big screen. Given the title Miss Hungary in 1936, Zsa Zsa can now claim another title: being married to a man with botched plastic surgery.

This close up of Prinz’s eyes shows him before (left) his botched surgery and after (right). 

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Her husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt has just become a victim of facial surgery gone wrong. Of course, Prinz is not Zsa Zsa’s first husband. The couple was married back in 1986, making Prinz her latest (and longest lasting) squeeze. Zsa Zsa is well known for having 9 husbands in total, including hotel mogul Conrad Hilton. She has been quoted saying, “Men have always liked me and I have always liked men. But I like a mannish man, a man who knows how to talk to and treat a woman – not just a man with muscles.”

We hope Zsa Zsa likes her men with very small, barley visible eyes. After all, that’s what’s happened to her poor husband Prinz, who is ready to peruse legal action after his routine surgery went wrong. Causing his face to look worse after surgery than before! Prinz Anhalt claims, “They made me look like a monster!” While doctors are likely telling him to wait and see how the procedure heals, if it doesn’t start looking better soon he will be taking legal action. He spoke with TMZ and said he is not happy with the surgery because it has left him “looking like s!**!”

The faux “Prince” before plastic surgery:
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Prinz has made media headlines before, including back in 2007 when he stepped out after the death of Anna Nichole Smith, claiming to be the father of her child, Dannielynn. Of course, paternity tests proved otherwise but now we know him and Anna were close. So is the victim of botched plastic surgery really a Prince? That’s a no; in 1980 (at the age of 36) Germany’s Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt adopted him.

Prinz’s lawyer has already jumped on this most recent case, claiming that they will sue for $10 million if need be, after all Prince claims his face is his “moneymaker.” Many have stepped out and said it looks like Botox gone badly caused Prinz’s facial deformities. Although his lawyer refutes these comments, saying the actual problem is much more serious. At least with Botox the unwanted changes would dissipate over time. On the other hand, when you go under the knife and it ends badly, the results are far more permanent. Prince is hoping doctors will be able to reverse the surgery; after all he’s a busy party animal. Even with his wife Zsa Zsa on bed rest he has been known to keep the parties going, throwing a $68,000 extravaganza back in 2012 for the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary. While he claimed the party was all about Zsa Zsa, she was behind closed doors for the majority of the celebration. It’s the thought that counts… right?

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Nicole Kidman has slowly made her way from being famous for her acting, to being famous for her bad plastic surgery, so it’s really no surprise that people are talking about her latest plastic surgery procedure, more than they care about her latest movie. But, can it be? Did Nicole Kidman finally get good plastic surgery?! After her recent appearance (in a low-cut gown) at Swisse Celebrate Life Ball in Australia, everyone is talking about Nicole’s bountiful bustline and wondering if she’s gotten breast implants. Well yes, obviously Nicole Kidman has breast implants, but the good news is that she has had the wonky breast implants she got in 2010 fixed!

Nicole Kidman before and after fixing her botched breast implants:
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Back in 2010, Nicole got her first set of breast implants and they ended up looking horrible. After walking the red carpet, in a dress that showcased her new implants (that looked like lopsided, orange halves shoved underneath her skin), Nicole apparently was alerted to the fact that her fake breasts looked ridiculous, because she immediately started covering them up…Until now! Nicole is back to wearing cleavage bearing gowns, and this time she is showing off her plastic surgeon’s best work.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the Swisse Celebrate Life Ball:
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Nicole’s first set of breast implants were too round, too far apart and one was obviously higher than the other. She has since had another breast augmentation surgery and the results this time are much better and look more natural looking. Her newest set of implants are not as high profile (less round looking) and the gap between them is not nearly as wide as before. While she’s not exactly fooling anyone with her fake boobs, at least her breast implants look more like boobs and less like unidentified silicon objects, or chest tumors.

While we are scoring one for Nicole Kidman for finally having a successful cosmetic surgery (hopefully her new plastic surgeon can fix the rest of her botched plastic surgeries?!), we kind of wish that she would have never started with all of the weird plastic surgery to begin with. It certainly hasn’t furthered her career and Nicole Kidman at 46-years old is unrecognizable when compared to photos of her in her 20’s. And that’s just sad. Especially for someone who started out so naturally beautiful to begin with…

Nicole Kidman at age 23, before having plastic surgery:
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Can you change your body in only 4 weeks? It might seem like a task reserved for plastic surgery. But according to the Twitter of Ronnie Magro from MTV’s Jersey Shore, it appears you can change your body without surgery in only one month. If you had seen Ronnie over a month ago you might have wondered what happened to his fit body, perhaps too much partying Jersey Shore style? On the contrary, Ronnie doesn’t blame his weight gain on a series of wild and fun parties. Instead the reality TV star says, “I really let myself go after I got sick last year. It’s been a long road. I am nowhere I want to be shape wise, but I feel better than I ever did.”

Ronnie Magro before and after weight loss:
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Recently Ronnie has been battling some rather painful health problems caused by kidney stones. Like the rest of his very public life, he shared with fans the pain he had been going through in and out of local hospitals. The pain was incomparable to any muscle burn from lifting weights. His kidney stones even kept him away from his usual gym-rat habits. It all started when Ronnie was out traveling to promote his new alcohol line, Smush Cocktails. He began to feel “uncomfortable” at which time he was rushed to the nearest hospital. The big-time Twitter-user tweeted to fans about what turned out to be  kidney stones, “Wouldn’t wish this feeling on anyone! #KidneysFML” He also mentioned he’d rather break a finger than have kidney stones. A finger huh? Regardless of what Ronnie would rather endure, he was likely freaking out about his bulky body taking a turn for the worst. As he started to pack on the pounds he couldn’t wait to get back to the gym. His wish was finally a reality here recently, proof via photos that reveal Ronnie’s newly reshaped body. Although, he still hasn’t secured the same bulky build he was known for when Jersey Shore was at all-time popularity. I’m sure it only be a matter of time before we get some updated tweets, showing off an even more sculpted Ronnie.

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He might be on TV but Ronnie is still human and doesn’t have big muscles naturally, just like the rest of us he must put in the hard work to maintain his good physique. It’s not just working out that has turned Ronnie’s flabby gut into rock solid abs in only 4 weeks, he has also been using hash tags such as “DietingIsKEY.” Apparently, hard work and avoiding too many burgers has helped Ronnie get back the body he prides himself on.

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Ever wish you could get a bra permanently inserted under your skin so you would never have to wear one again? Well now you can! Sort of. Thanks to recent advancements in cosmetic surgery, you can now undergo a procedure to have silicone cups inserted under your breasts, so you can go au naturale without sacrificing the lift you get from a traditional bra. Called the Internal Bra, the plastic surgery procedure involves fixing a silicone sling or bracket under the breast tissue and, get this, anchoring the sling to the ribcage with fine silk straps and titanium screws. And you thought a strapless bra was uncomfortable…Yikes!

The basics of the Internal Bra:
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Don’t get too excited about the idea of an invisible bra though. According to cosmetic surgeon Dr. V. Sudhakar Prasad, “In this procedure, the quantum of surgery is reduced, but that doesn’t rule out the side effects.” And because the Internal Bra is a brand-new procedure, the longevity of the procedure is what doctors are questioning. “In the case of silicon implants, it is embedded in an immobile zone. But here, the sling is placed underneath the breast, this is a mobile region, because we are constantly breathing. Due to this, there is constant movement against the sling and this could cause thinning of the skin over the years.”

Some believe there could be benefits to the Internal Bra though, which has become popular in the UK recently, especially when compared to breast augmentation surgery with silicon implants. The invisible bra procedure is minimally invasive, which means less scarring and less severe post-operative pain, and the sling only uses 50 mL of silicon, compared to a minimum of 300-350 mL of silicon for each individual breast implant, so the risk of silicon leakage is also reduced. But titanium screws?? That just sounds awful. According to plastic surgeon Dr. Murali Mohan, “The surgery could be tricky. The ribcage is not very strong and the titanium screws too could get loose over a period of time.”

In short, a promise of firmer breasts, a longer-lasting lift and minimal scarring may convince some women to take the bait and get themselves an internal push-up bra, but is the controversial procedure worth it? As always, there are concerns about introducing synthetic materials into the body, which could cause an inflammatory reaction or interfere with cancer diagnosis, when breast augmentation procedures that utilize biological tissues can be equally as effective. It should also be noted that, despite the name, the Internal Bra isn’t actually intended to replace a traditional bra, and patients who undergo the procedure still require external support. So close!

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Plastic surgery can change your look entirely. Nowadays, you can change your face (and body) to look like Barbie, or a certain celebrity. Or you can do what Max (now known as Xiahn Nishi) did. Max underwent plastic surgery to make his face look Korean. Originally, the 25-year-old was a blonde hair, blue-eyed Brazilian. Now, if you passed Max on the street you wouldn’t even recognize him, or even his true race.

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After studying as a foreign exchange student in South Korea at Dongseo University, Max decided he wanted to fit in with the locals more. So he sought out a way to change his look.  It took extensive searching to find a plastic surgeon willing to perform the face altering surgery, although persistence paid off and Max now officially goes by “Xiahn”.

Xiahn is only his Internet name, as he doesn’t want to bring any drama to his family or loved ones. He also goes by Oriental Gaucho and lists Korean soap operas as one of his favorite things to watch. No surprise considering Xiahn is trying to become Korean. Xiahn was amazed at how common plastic surgery is in Korea, where it is popular for men and women to have surgery on their eyes to look more Western. Xiahn decided to do the opposite, trading out his western looks for a Korean face.

Xiahn has undergone 10 procedures on his eyes, including having the inner corner of his eyes closed up, and being injected with acid to make his eyes look puffier. He also dyes his blonde hair brown and wears dark colored contacts to cover up his blue eyes. You might think all of Xiahn’s procedures cost a hefty sum of money, although in total Xiahn’s surgeries total around $3,100—sounds like a bargain for changing the look of your entire face.

Xiahn did some modeling about 10 years ago, and already he has been approached about modeling his new look in Korea. What do you think, does Xiahn look better before or after?

Xiahn/Max before and after plastic surgery to look Korean:
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Aside from looks, does anyone else find it bizarre to have plastic surgery to visually change your race? It seems like this procedure should be reserved for bank robbers on the lam, or people that really hate their parents…

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If there was ever a reason not to get dermal fillers, permanent blindness and brain damage has got to be it, right? According to London-based plastic surgeon Dr. Julian de Silva, anti-wrinkle dermal fillers have been linked to at least 30 cases of vision loss and four cases of stroke in patients. These findings follow a previous report that tied the popular filler injections to permanent blindness in three patients, which is believed to occur when the injections block the supply of oxygen to the back of the eye.

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to achieve a more youthful appearance, and, after Botox, are one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures for reducing wrinkles. Unfortunately, because dermal fillers are classified as implants rather than pharmaceutical drugs, they are not subject to the same federal safety regulations, which means they can be injected by just about anyone, regardless of their training. This is what often leads to the dreaded “trout pout,” characterized by over-inflated lips that have a ridiculous cartoonish appearance.

Are those extra pouty lips worth the risk of blindness and/or brain damage?
Jessica Simpson Trout Pout 2013

According to Dr. de Silva, “The problem comes when filler is accidentally injected into an artery. This can lead to necrosis, or death of the skin issue, and if they’re the arteries that supply oxygen to the back of the eye, this can lead to loss of vision.” But that’s not all, folks. “In a worst-case scenario, filler can even block oxygen supply to the brain, resulting in a stroke.” In addition to dozens of cases of blindness and spontaneous, permanent vision loss, filler injections have also been associated with four cases of stroke, in which an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain cause tissue death and brain damage.

You’d think that if people knew about the potential health risks associated with dermal fillers, no one would get them. However, because of a major lack of regulatory oversight, many of the complications are under-reported, and so many plastic surgeons and patients remain unaware of the risks. In 2010, the dermal filler Novabel was removed from the market in the UK just seven months after it was approved, when patients began complaining of side effects like swelling and hard lumps forming beneath the skin. In 2012, the company behind the popular filler Restylane warned that another one of its products, Macrolane, which was designed to be used in breast augmentation procedures, should not be used because it could interfere with breast cancer diagnosis.

Famous faces before and after dermal fillers:

So, what you should take from this is that if the dreaded trout pout wasn’t reason enough to stay away from dermal fillers before, know that every time you get an injection, you’re putting yourself at risk for permanent blindness and brain damage too. Best of luck!

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