cosmetic surgery


The Stigmas Around Botox and Fillers for Black People Are Changing

The age-old saying 'Black don't crack' feels less relevant to a new generation of Black and brown folks who are embracing cosmetic procedures.
Stephanie Smith-Strickland

Woman Who Ran Illegal Butt Injection Clinic Charged With Manslaughter

After one of her clients died, 44-year-old Whalesca Castillo was arrested by NYPD officers early Wednesday morning on suspicion of illegally administering silicone butt injections.
Sirin Kale
reality tv

What It Was Like Being a Contestant on a 2000s-Era Cosmetic Surgery Makeover Show

Reality shows like "The Swan" and "Bridalplasty" were staples during the mid-2000s. But what was it like having surgeons transform your body in front of TV cameras?
Annie Lord
plastic surgery

I Got Butt Surgery for Instagram Likes

In this episode of Plastic Planet, we talk to three women with very different stories about their journeys towards a bigger butt.
Broadly Staff
plastic surgery

Disfigured WWI Vets Were the First Plastic Surgery Patients

A British veteran was afraid to eat in public because his torn-up face made such an unappetizing sounds while he was chewing.
Emmelie van den Wall Bake

How Three Asian Women Dealt With Their Eyelid Insecurities

Eyelid surgery is the most common cosmetic procedure request in Asia and the third most common cosmetic procedure worldwide.
Carson Kessler
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Unlicensed Surgeon Filmed Rap Videos While Operating on Her Patients

Videos show Dr. Windell Boutte singing and dancing to everything from "Bad and Boujee" to "Brick House" while her patients appear unconscious on the operating table.
Drew Schwartz
cosmetic surgery

The Never-Ending Quest for the 'Perfect Vagina'

With labiaplasties becoming the world's fastest growing form of cosmetic surgery, we explore the arguments for and against the procedure.
Milly McMahon

People Reveal the Moment They Decided to Get Plastic Surgery

We spoke to the recipients of breast augmentations, hair transplants, top surgeries, and ear pinnings.
Chris Bethell

The Dangerous Business of Hymen Reconstruction Surgeries

In Germany and the Netherlands, the majority of women seeking hymenoplasty are young Muslim women. We speak to doctors about the rising demand for the controversial procedure.
Franziska Knupper

Woman's Upper Lip Almost Falls Off After Unlicensed Filler Injection

Siobhan Phelan learned the hard way that you shouldn’t get your fillers done by someone you met on Facebook.
Sirin Kale
Pop Art

Weijue Wang’s Plush Pink Boob Sculptures are Deceptively Precious

The artist's 'Boobroom' debuts at StARTup Art Fair in San Francisco.
Kelsey Lannin