*Excuse me one sec, while I attempt to wrap my own securely attached head to this lastest rather scientific occurrence. A neuroscientist in Italy had promised one day he would perform the first head transplant surgery. Everyone within earshot most likely replied “Ha!” and went about their business. The neuroscientist most likely just shrugged off the haters and kept it moving. No doubt secretly looking for volunteers.
Well the joke is on the haters now, because a volunteer has sho’ nuff stepped up.
I can just imagine Dr. Sergio Canavero sticking his tongue out singing, “Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah!”
He had promised that his procedure would take place in December 2017, and it looks like everything is on schedule. His volunteer is 30-year-old Valery Spiridonov, a Russian man who hopes that the historic operation will help him to live a normal life. Continue reading →
*This chick goes straight into my “Bat Shit Crazy” file.
25-year-old Pixee Fox (and if THAT’s not a stripper name, I don’t know what is), has undergone 15 total surgeries, in her quest to look like Jessica Rabbit or a Disney princess — and she’s not done, yet.
“I’ve always been inspired by cartoons and Disney movies — all the curves and tiny waists,” Fox said.
What Fox seems to have missed is the fact that the “curves and tiny waists” she covets are drawings on a page — NOT REAL PEOPLE.
She HAS managed to achieve a 14 inch waist. Yes, she had ribs removed — six of them, in fact. She’s had surgeries on her eyelids, her brow, her butt, her cheeks, her lips, and she’s endured a fat-melting procedure to help her further trim what was left of her original body.
The picture up top shows you what Fox looks like now: the bastard child of Dolly Parton and Michael Jackson.
Just in case you’re curious, here’s how she looked before the surgeries: Continue reading →
*And here I am just trying to get the eyeglass marks on my nose erased. That’s so last week. What the hell was I thinking? Apparently, women who are unsatisfied with the size and shape of their vajayjay are doing something about it.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery(ASAPS), there has been an increase in the number of women who have chosen to reconstruct their honey pot.
This, to the tune of 49% over a one year period.
Dr. Jennifer Walden, a spokesperson for ASAPS, says labiaplasty is “one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in women.”
Where the hell have I been?
And lets not even talk about wrapping your brain around the fact that women scrutinize their coochie so closely that they even think about “customizing” it!Continue reading →
*A 21-year-old man who lost his organ due to an amputation after a botched circumcision in South Africa has been the successful recipient of the world’s first penis via transplant, according to Reuters.
The nine-hour operation took place in December and was part of a pilot study by Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch to help the 250 or so young South African men who lose their penises each year after coming-of-age rituals go wrong.
Doctors said the patient, a 21-year-old who was not named, had already recovered full urinary and reproductive functions, and that the procedure could eventually be offered to men who have lost their penis to cancer or as a last resort for severe erectile dysfunction.
“Our goal was that he would be fully functional at two years and we are very surprised by his rapid recovery,” Andre van der Merwe, the head of the university’s urology unit who led the operation, said in a statement.
Nine more patients are now in line to have the operation.
Each year thousands of young South African men, mainly from the Xhosa tribe, mark their passage into manhood by shaving their heads and smearing themselves with white clay from head to toe, living in special huts away from the community for several weeks, and then undergoing ritual circumcision.
But many young men die after the initiations rituals. In May 2013, more than 20 youths died in the northerly Mpumalanga province, prompting rare cross-party calls for reform of a traditional practice.
A few months later, several arrests were made by police who suspected murder after 30 young died in coming-of-age rituals in rural Eastern Cape. Unlawful circumcisions have been known to injure up to 300 young men across the province in the space of a week.
Medical circumcisions have been promoted by the South African government over the less safe traditional practices. In 2015, the Department of Health began to study a non-surgical, disposable circumcision device that it believed could also provide a safer alternative.
Though it has yet to be introduced in government hospitals, there is an Israeli device called PrePex that has been endorsed by the World Health Organization. It has been piloted at several non-profit sites across South Africa.
The world is full with rare diseases that prevents millions from having a normal life. Getting up each morning is a battle, but they do it. But just think if you suffered from one of these rare, debilitating diseases and you were extremely poor. That adds another unbearable level of difficulty because there isn’t any access to resources to help with the illness.
According to a report in the New York Daily News from Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Meng Weixin 14, was born with congenital neurofibromatosis. It’s a rare disease that caused his feet to grow and grow until they resembled balloons. He hasn’t been able to wear shoes because of the condition and now he is being given the ultimate gift. Continue reading →
No one would’ve known that this child would become the poster child to support pro-lifers in their crusade to end partial birth abortions. But, while the picture was meant to tell a story of a child having a phenomenal surgery in utero to prevent a debilitating disorder, that miraculous story was lost. Continue reading →
A model and mother of twins, Solange Magnano, 38, appears to have died from complications to a butt enhancement. According to the Associated Press, “sheremained in critical condition with acute respiratory deficiency for three days after her surgery in Buenos Aires.” A friend of hers stated that injections in the procedure “went to her lungs and brain.” Continue reading →