In our wild world of plastic surgery, people go under the knife to look better, feel more confident, and perhaps squeeze into that 2-piece bathing suit stuffed at the back of the closet. But sometimes surgery is far more necessary; in some cases surgery can save a life.

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Meet Christina, one of the women featured on TLC’s reality show, My 600-lb Life. At the time of the show Christina was only 22-years old and she weighed 673 pounds. With her pretty, youthful face swollen, she admitted to camera crews, “I never thought I’d get this big.” At over 600 pounds leaving the house was next to impossible, she couldn’t drive a car, and she relied completely on her husband and mother for everything.

Consuming over 7,000 calories each day, Christina knew that if she continued to live life like this, she wouldn’t be around for much longer. Doctors warned her she had about 5 years left at her current pace. When given the opportunity to have gastric bypass surgery on TLC’s reality show, My 600 Pound Life, Christina jumped on board.

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Gastric bypass includes tying off a section of the stomach so that the body can only handle eating normal portions of food. If a patient relapses and overeats, the stitches can rip, causing the surgery to be all for nothing. Just like with any other weight loss surgery, say for instance liposuction, going under the knife must be aided by hard work and dedication, otherwise the results won’t last.

This required a lot of dedication from both Christina and her family. Originally the clan lived in South Haven, Mississippi, but in order to have the surgery, everyone had to relocate to Texas for an entire year.

While at first Christina struggled to eat the low-calorie diet her doctor prescribed, her motivation to live a normal life pushed her to take control. She admits, “My family doesn’t realize how hard it is to watch them eat what I want.”

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Her family has always been a large part of Christina’s weight problem, after all her mother and husband helped add each pound to her frame. Continually bringing her some of the unhealthiest foods, and in super size quantities. Feeding both her addiction and eventual death—if she hadn’t turned her life around.

Before Christina’s weight ballooned totally out of control she developed a lymphedema on her leg, this is a collection of fluid that causes swelling due to poor flow of the lymphatic system. Christina’s lymphedema swelled up so huge she lost most of her mobility, which only caused her to pack on more weight.

Not only did Dr. Nowzaradan perform gastric bypass, he also removed Christina’s lymphedema during a second surgery in order to increase her mobility and help further enhance her weight loss. In the future, Christina will need more surgery to remove excess skin, since after extreme weight loss stretched out skin can’t bounce back.

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Not only did Christina need these surgeries to feel better about herself, but she also needed them to live. Without the surgeries performed by Dr. Nowzaradan, Christina might not have lived to see her 28th birthday. Thanks to the wonders of surgery, she gets a second chance at life!

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Christina is incredibly motivated to keep up with her hard work and to continue shedding pounds. She looks forward to driving, running her own errands, attending nursing school, and simply living a normal, mobile life.

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Jodie Foster looks amazing, then again what wealthy celebrity doesn’t? With all of the money to do as she pleases, it seems Jodie can go to any length to retain her youthful glow. Including plastic surgery.

At 52-years old, Jodie has a very plump and tight face, which hints to all types of cosmetic work—although nothing too extreme. For the most part the popular actress has a very natural look. Although experts admit she only looks to be around 40, thanks to whatever work she’s had done.

Then and now, Jodie has aged very well… with some help of course!
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In proof that Jodie is a human, and not some non-ageing alien—she was spotted on July 2nd leaving a plastic surgeon office in Beverly Hills. While this seems a clear enough sign the star was getting her share of plumps and fillers, the more curious part of the equation is that she left the building with a bag held directly over her face.

The bag was thought up and created before Jodie ever left the office, you can see that the reusable bag was sliced down the center and made to perfectly fit over her face. Perhaps the doctor inside helped her craft the makeshift mask, which even included a small hole in the center so that Jodie could still see where she was going—and not run into any crazy paparazzi on her way to her chariot in waiting.

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Jodie was solo as she hit up the cosmetic surgery clinic, without her wife Alexandra Hedison or her 2 sons Charles and Christopher—although neither of her sons could have driven her anyways, at only 15 and 14 years old.

The fact that she was driving herself home means her procedure must have been rather minor. Botox is a very likely possibility, as her face would appear puffy or even bruised, causing her to want to hide from the media. But, since Botox does not entail any anesthesia or medications, she could have instantly driven herself home afterwards.

Covering her face lends to more suspicion than if she had left with her face showing. Still, no one can guess just exactly what Jodie had done because the puffy regions of her face could not be identified.

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Jodie Foster is no C list actress, this A-list celeb known for her incredible acting talents is a pro in the business—at both pretending to be other characters, and hiding from the hungry paparazzi.

Jodie Foster is by no means a plastic surgery addict, she has gracefully aged throughout the years, and while she might enlist some help from surgeons, she does let some of her wrinkles show.

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It seems the type of work Jodie Foster underwent is anyone’s guess, what do you think she had done?

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Tulisa Constostavlos can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that she has been cleared of the serious drug charges that where brought against her…But, don’t expect her expression to change, thanks to the plastic surgery that she’s had done on her face!

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After several denials, where Tulisa adamantly claimed that her new look was not the result of plastic surgery, the 26-year old singer has finally come clean and admitted to having lip and cheek augmentation procedures from a local plastic surgeon.

Tulisa Constostavlos before and after plastic surgery:
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Although Tulisa formerly tried to pawn off her swollen lips, protruding cheekbones and waxen expression, on weight loss and different makeup techniques, she has just changed her tune and has confessed that her new look is indeed the result of plastic surgery…And she loves it!

In a new interview with The Mirror, Tulisa Constostavlos admits that plastic surgery is the real reason that her face looks so much different than before:

Yes, I’ve had my lips done, and I’m happy with my lips. And I also had a tiny bit of filler in my cheeks. Pictures of me where my face was swelling. I had water retention – where you have filler your face draws up a load of water. So my face began to swell like a balloon…So losing a stone, filler in my cheeks, my lips done and the contouring – and people do think, oh gosh, you so different.

So, what’s stranger: A women in her 20′s having multiple plastic surgeries on her face, or a women in her 20′s having plastic surgery on her face and wondering why people think she looks “so different”?

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During Katy Perry’s Prismatic tour, fans were left scratching their heads after backup dancers dressed as big-bootied mummies took the stage to perform with the starlet. While many media outlets overanalyzed the display, and called Katy Perry a racist for dressing up her back up dancers as “hypersexualized caricatures of black women”, the reasoning behind the mummy costumes is actually much simpler…

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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Katy Perry reveals her inspiration behind the much talked about costumes, and the mummies, with their over-exhaggerated butts and breasts, simply represent our societal obsession with plastic surgery. Katy insists that it’s not a race thing and it has more to do with the new trend of looking completely over-the-top fake after having plastic surgery. Katy even drops a couple of names, when it came to explaining her stance, even though the women that she mentions, swear up and down that they’ve never had plastic surgery!

According to Katy:

As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together. It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people.

Katy Perry isn’t the first artist to target Hollywood’s plastic surgery obsession either. Nor is she the only one that is taking flak for pointing out the obvious. Lily Allen also took some heat after releasing her popular video for “Hard out Here”, which opens with a scene depicting Lily having liposuction.

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Ellie Goulding has been getting her fair share of fame-worthy credit, meaning the 27-year old has been working extra hard. In honor of her award winning lyrics, Ellie recently embarked on a well-deserved break. The singer was seen vacationing with friends off the port of Miami, aboard a luxury yacht. To be exact, the Never Say Never yacht. Yes, the same one Justin Bieber has rented in the past.

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Ellie Goulding isn’t usually in the media for plastic surgery, but photos of her in Miami wearing a revealing black bikini have caused many to wonder if the star had plastic surgery before shipping off to vacay-land.

Ellie Goulding then and now:
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Even better, with her breasts looking larger than ever, her one-piece bathing suit read: Sex on the Beach—how appropriate. Especially since she was also spotted frolicking in the waters with her semi-new boyfriend, Dougie Poynter from the band McBusted.

In certain photos it looks like the singer undeniably has gotten breast implants, her breasts appear unnaturally firm and very round, especially for someone with such little body fat.

No matter how logical breast implants seem looking at these photos, Ellie Goulding laughs the rumors off. And maybe she has good reason to, after all any woman can understand, sometimes your breasts just look larger! Ellie also tells curious fans, she blames being a couch potato lately on her added weight gain. Don’t we all wish that we could sit on the couch and stay the same size, but get larger, rounder breasts?

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Ellie says, “I ran every day for seven months, maybe too obsessively, and when I stopped I became curvier.” She goes on to explain, “My boobs look bigger because my waist is smaller. People underestimate how you can shape your body. Since I stopped eating meat and fish, my body’s better than ever.”

Yet aside from her larger breasts, Ellie doesn’t exactly look very curvy, in fact she looks incredibly lean and toned. In pictures snapped the same day as the infamous “side boob” photos above, Ellie wore a palm-print halter top and cut off shorts that showed off her lean figure.

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Still, Ellie claims that there is no way the rumor about breast implants are true, after all, she claims to be “petrified” of large breast implants.

Ellie admits her sudden fame fills her with anxiety, she is thankful for her Hollywood friends, such as Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, who help guide her through the drawbacks of fame. She still considers life full of “psychological chaos,” but she is getting better about it with time. Could the pressures of Hollywood drive Ellie to go under the knife? And could her anxieties keep her from being honest with her fans? Seems likely enough.

Ellie appears to be a real sweetheart, so while you want to believe her that her chest assets are 100% real—you can’t help but wonder if she’s gone under the knife after looking at before and after photos like these…

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What do you think? Did Ellie Goulding get a boob job?

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The show “Botched” is literally insane, it focuses on reconstructive surgery for men and women that have been left ‘botched’ by cosmetic surgeons in the past. Nicole Sander’s, who is transgendered, had her 5th boob job paid for by the show, and was filmed for an entire 2 months, but you won’t be able to see her story on the series!

Nicole Sanders after spending over $100,000 on plastic surgery and gender reassignment surgery:
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Could it possibly be too crazy for E! Network standards? How could it be- all of the stories on this show are jaw dropping; including one woman that was numbed with ice in place of anesthesia before being cut open. While absolutely horrifying, all of the stories seem to come with a happy ending, as the reconstructive surgery provided by “Botched” doctors is a successful venture. This happy ending is exactly what Nicole Sanders claims missing from her scheduled slot on the show.

Nicole Sanders was born as Jason Torres, but Jason wanted to be Barbie instead. And so over the years Sanders has collected numerous plastic surgeries to look more and more like a female, and like a Barbie doll too. Her surgeries range to include sexual reassignment surgery, jaw surgery, lip filler injections, four nose jobs, chin and calf implants, one brow lift, several breast augmentations and much more.

Jason Torres then and Nicole Sanders now:
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During her cosmetic surgery spree she fell victim to Brad Jacobs, a surgeon sued by many for botched plastic surgery work. Nicole Sanders was just one of his victims, he botched both her breasts and nose. Unfortunately, she wasn’t even able to sue the doctor responsible because he was soon after stripped of his license for taking drugs alongside patients.

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Over the last 15 years Nichole has spent over $100,000 trying to achieve Barbie’s flawless features. On her Facebook page, Sanders admits she is happy that the show “Botched” gave her a free boob job, but she doesn’t think it was worth the pain and suffering she has since endured. She claims that the doctors gave her another bad boob job, and then decided not to air her story on the series after the results turned out poorly. She has since been evicted from her apartment because she was unable to work to make money due to the pain of the surgery and the time she spent filming the show.

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“Botched” sounded like the perfect solution for Nicole Sanders, which is why she is angry that things have turned out so poorly for her.

The production team and some insiders that claim to know Nicole personally have a different take on the story. One reports, “Nicole is someone who has already had numerous procedures and was very difficult to work with on the show. She became more of a diva and a liability from the beginning of her involvement and was very demanding. I am sure she was cut due to how she acted, and treated people on the show, to be honest”. But then again, this is the same show that starred well-known diva Janice Dickinson, whose crazy antics on the show scored ratings gold for the reality show.

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According to Sanders, celebrity plastic surgeons from “Botched”, Dr. Terry Debrow and Dr. Paul Nassif, don’t want to look bad after their attempt to fix her bad boob job failed. Of course, considering Sanders uploads You Tube videos with plastic surgery tips, this show could have really boosted her popularity—just another reason the Barbie-doll diva has a bone to pick with the producers at E!

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In a recent photoshoot, celebrity Photographer Terry Richardson made Mariah Carey look very beautiful. Apparently not beautiful enough though, because the original photos were drastically altered before publication.

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Like most celebrities, 44-year old Mariah Carey has had her fair share of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments to look as good as she does. Still, plastic surgery can’t even meet the impossibly high standards placed on Hollywood celebs.

The unedited version of these photos were obtained by Jezebel, granting you access to what superstar Mariah Carey really looks like, compared to what the media wants you to think she looks like.

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Mariah Carey goes from looking like your normal, everyday beautiful woman, to a superstar with the detailed edits only an expert could achieve. Everything about the photo has been dramatically retouched. Volume added to Mariah’s hair, a tan splashed on her skin, creases and stretch marks removed, even her thighs have been toned up.

If you have every wondered why you don’t look as good as a celebrity, the answer is you do! You just don’t have a great Photoshop editor enhancing you into a super human with a few clicks of a mouse– sorry guys, basic Photoshop or paint skills are not going to cut it.

It’s easy to see how celebrities can get messed up in the head based on all of these body pressures. Imagine how stressful it is to go anywhere as yourself if you are used to people loving you for the photoshopped version of you.

Mariah Carey before and after Photoshop:
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Terry Richardson is known for creating images that look like they are “in the moment” instead of in the studio, for a more natural feel. Although what happened to these photos of Mariah Carey before they were published is anything but natural!

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No one can deny that big butts are trendy nowadays, and it all started innocently enough with fans wanting to be curvy like JLo. But now, thanks to plastic surgery, media and marketing, absurdly unnatural curves have become the new thing and women are literally dying trying to achieve these unreal curves. There are three ways that women are currently altering their butts to achieve this look and those are: butt implants, fat transfer and black market “butt shots”.

butt shots amputee loses arms and legsApryl Michelle Brown lost not only the butt that she so desperately wanted to enlarge, but also her arms and legs, which all had to be amputated following two sessions of “butt shots” where she was injected with liquid silicon. Following years of intense pain and trying to find a doctor that could help her remove the toxic substance that was injected into her, Apryl finally had her butt, legs and arms amputated in order to save her life. As a quadriplegic, Apryl is considered lucky, as many women in her position have died trying to remove the toxic substances that were injected into them during back-alley procedures and “pumping parties”.

swollen deformed butt shotsBut don’t be mislead…Pumping parties and industrial grade fillers injected by unlicensed individuals is not the only way you will run into problems trying to achieve that Kim Kardashian booty. There are risks and compilation associated with any cosmetic surgery, even when performed by a licensed and board certified cosmetic surgeon. With the popular fat transfer procedure, or Brazilian Butt Lift, fat is harvested via liposuction, then injected into the butt. Risk with this surgery include, fat necrosis (as seen to the left), puncture of organs, fat emboli, infection and more, including death.

butt shots gone wrong ass amputationMany women that have had cheap, back-alley butt shots, are now dealing with the pain, deformation and complication that can occur immediately or over time, after having industrial grade silicon and other cheap “fillers” injected into their bodies. Doctors are still trying to figure out how to deal with this problem, but the general consensus is that it’s impossible to remove all of the silicon (or other matter) that is floating around in these women’s bodies. Attempts to remove this junk, in order to relieve the pain and suffering that these women are going through, usually results in amputations, disfiguring and/or death.

gross butt shots flesh eating wtfFor many people with a healthy immune system, eventually your body will try to expel foreign matter that had been introduced into the body. Since your body can not metabolize and process plastics like silicon, as a last resort your body will try to push out substances that it feels are toxic in any way possible. This can mean that your body may choose to force these foreign substances out by pushing it through your muscles and skin, causing gaping, oozing sores that can be life-threatening, debilitating and disgusting, at best. Is that extra curvy butt really worth it?

twisted butt implants gone wrongIn 2012, a video of a women with a flipped butt implant went viral after she posted it to Youtube. In the video, she appears with one of her over-sized implants that had flipped backwards, leaving her with one round cheek and one with a bizarre flat edge. She then reaches under the implants and manually twists it back around, commenting, “I don’t think an implant’s supposed to do that…”. The woman, who goes by Renee, had the implants removed, but wants to warn other women to simply “Love the skin you’re in. Please don’t go and do this stuff to yourself. If more people would come out and tell their stories then less women would go and do this.”

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