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Simon Cowell had a facelift that made him look like George Michael being suffocated with clingfilm. Frankie Boyle’s 2022 New World Order
Once he [Michael Jackson] started on that road to altering himself, I think he became addicted. Faking It Special: Michael Jackson, Kerry Daynes, DiscoveryPlus 2021
I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor’s office was full of portraits by Picasso. Rita Rudner
You need a plastic surgeon, dear. Not a doctor. Fawlty Towers: The Germans s1e6, Basil to hospital Sister, BBC 1975
This plastic surgery addiction syndrome is not that uncommon. Dr Rod Rohrich, past president American Society of Plastic Surgeons
I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware. Joan Rivers
I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I’d look like without plastic surgery. Joan Rivers
I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don’t want to be an old hag. There’s no fun in that. Scarlett Johansson
This is a film about a new type of cosmetic surgery that has become the fastest growing in the UK. But it isn’t a facelift or a tummy tuck, this is virginal cosmetic surgery. The Perfect Vagina, 2008
Even teenage girls are seeing their GPs as they are convinced they need to go under the knife. ibid.
Shockingly, she’ll be awake while she has her labia sliced off. ibid.
It can take up to three months for the vagina to completely recover. ibid.
Restoration of the hymen: oh my God! Hymenoplasty: this restorative and reconstructive surgery repairs the hymen as though penetration has never occurred. ibid.
I was in Beverley Hills about to have a plastic surgery operation. For several weeks I’ve been meeting the people of southern California for whom looking their best involves regular trips to the surgeon. Louis Theroux: Under the Knife, W 2017
I’m Annie Price and I’ve lived my whole life with burns’ scars … I’m in Seoul, South Korea – this is a city where 60% of people in their twenties have had plastic surgery. Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, BBC 2017
People come here from all over the world to be operated on – and Koreans have had more procedures than anyone … The doctors here specialise in face surgery. ibid.
What I’ve never understood is why some women use plastic surgery to make themselves more attractive to men. The most beautiful woman is someone who's happy and is always smiling. Irina Shayk
I’m proud of myself. I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven’t chosen to do that because I know I’m a great person. I’m pretty damn hot, if you ask me. Khloe Kardashian
When you look at women who have had plastic surgery, they have lost something – usually an expression, something unique to their face. Bo Derek
It’s a world that’s remarkably revealing, sometimes shocking, and often very painful. Times are a-changing and today for many, plastic is fantastic. There are more cosmetic procedures available than ever before. Sex, Knives & Liposuction s1e1, W 2018
There’s a more affordable option just a flight away … I’m going to Turkey. ibid.
A Brazilian butt-lift which is where fat gets sucked out of her body and then injected into her bum. ibid.
Cosmetic tourism is now rising especially among younger women. ibid.
It will take at least three months for the swelling to go down. ibid.
I’m going to watch a video of a labiaplasty … I’m surprised that women as young as Shannon are putting themselves through this. Labiaplasty is the fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the world. ibid.
Is happiness just a nip and tuck away? Sex, Knives & Liposuction s1e2
‘I know I will be more popular with my new breasts.’ ibid. lady Russian DJ
It’s just like Pecs and Boobs and Bums everywhere. ibid. re Miami
I’ve found young women are having procedures like Brazilian butt-lifts to keep up with the latest trends. While women around my age are having entire body revamps called mummy makeovers. Sex, Knives & Liposuction s1e3
Brazil: A country where plastic fantastic is totally normal and no-one raises an eyebrow … This country has more plastic surgeons per capita than just about anywhere else in the world … Of the 2.5 million cosmetic procedures carried out every year a growing number are done on the working poor. ibid.
Non-cosmetic surgical procedures, things like Botox, fillers and non-invasive skin-tightening treatments, are rising faster than ever. ibid.
‘It’s all about empowerment.’ ibid. beautician
In our fast-moving world young people are being tempted with new ways to better their lives … LA is home to a growing number of social media stars. We now live in the era of the influencer, young creatives uploading videos on everything from shopping to make-up tips or just sharing their lives on-line. These influencers promote their perfect lifestyles and flawless looks uploading their content daily to millions of followers around the world … Why are so many young people prepared to go under the knife? Reggie Yates Meets World s1e4: Influencers, MTV 2019
The truth about his ever-changing face remains a mystery … ‘I would estimate between twenty and thirty procedures’ … Throughout his life, Michael Jackson vehemently denied having extensive plastic surgery The Ten Faces of Michael Jackson, Channel 5 2020
His coroner’s report confirmed what had always been suspected. ibid.
The cute kid had now become an unhappy teenager. ibid.
The agonising burning of Michael’s scalp and face affected his hair and face for the rest of his life. ibid.
Michael never publicly disclosed whether he had body dysmorphia but as the ’80s drew to a close it was the colour of his skin that had become the real talking point. ibid.
We’ll blow something up. It’s more fun. Face/Off 1997 starring John Travolta & Nicolas Cage & Joan Allen & Alessandro Nivola & Gina Gershon & Dominique Swaine & Nick Cassavetes & Harve Presnell & Colm Feore et al, director John Woo, Cage to Travolta
I want to take his face off. ibid. Travolta as Cage
I’ve reported on black market surgeries overseas but now a series of suspicious deaths have led me home to America where young women are checking in for plastic surgery and never checking out. Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller s2e2: Black Market Surgery, National Geographic 2021
Celebrities and influencers with the kind of curves that are inspiring a generation of young women to buy the look with cosmetic surgery. ibid.
In this community, pumpers are underworld figures who carry status, cash and guns. ibid.
Cosmetic surgery processes the bodies of woman-made women, who make up the vast majority of its patient pool, into man-made women. Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
Have you noticed what’s happened to plastic in the last ten years? It’s become something in its own right … It’s not so long since the word plastic was an insult … It’s a plastic world. Connections s1e8: Eat, Drink & Be Merry, BBC 1978
The credit card: This is you coded into that magnetic tape … The world’s newest virtue: credit worthiness. ibid.
Boobs can be big. Really big. Boobs get in the way. Are heavy. Leave shoulder dents. Cause back pain. Sweat. Leave rashes. Gain unwanted attention. But lots of us have big boobs. Untold: My Big Boobs, Channel 4 2023
Four women are having private surgery to reduce their boobs … The number of breast reductions done privately is booming. ibid.