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Wait! Seriously? Plastic Surgeons Say ‘Designer Vaginas’ Are ‘on the Rise’


*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

So. African Doctors Perform First Penis Transplant (And It’s Successful!)

Wounded soldier undergoes surgery at a health clinic in south Sudan
Botched circumcisions in South Africa have caused many men to lose their organs.


*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.


Extremely Poor Chinese Boy with ‘Balloon Feet’ Receives Free Surgery

Meng Weixin, 14, awaits a life changing surgery that will give him a chance to walk and finally wear shoes on his feet that have been debilitated by congenital neurofibromatosis.

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

The ‘Hand of Hope’ 12 Years Later

Famous picture of Samuel Alexander Armas at 21 weeks old is working for pro-lifers 12 years later.

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

Former Miss Argentina Dies from Butt Enhancements

Solange Magnano, former Miss Argentina 1994
Solange Magnano, former Miss Argentina 1994

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