We were recently talking about plastic surgery and I mentioned floating rib removals done by actresses and models for smaller waists, and was told by a posted that the poster didn't believe such a thing happens.
So here you go:
The plastic surgeon talks about how he only does the rib removal on short-waisted women. Umm.....
It's linked to body dysmorphism:
Mrs Sheyla Hershey, 28, a Brazilian-born singer, actress and model living in Houston, Texas has a bust size of 38kkk after a series of breast implants over many years. She made the headlines in the US earlier this year when she commented that she was contemplating to have further breast augmentation surgery to give her the biggest breasts in the world. With 11 breast enhancements, Mrs Hershey says each of her breasts contains 6,000cc of silicone. She eventually wants 10,000cc per breast.She has already scheduled her next procedure for November, in Brazil. She's also had another 21 procedures done, including liposuction, butt implants, and removing two ribs for a smaller waist. Readers of this news clip might find it bizarre and somewhat amusing. However, doctors and researchers are keen to find out why some women will go through all these surgical procedures for bigger breasts. Besides they are on to another more serious and heavy topic, that of increased incidence of suicide and death in women with cosmetic implants.
Floating rib removal is usually done in conjunction with a tummy tuck.
When I was looking for the link, I was stunned to find out how many women are using corsets today. The damn things are dangerous, and I thought they went out almost a century ago.
Edited by Rhea, 10 June 2009 - 07:42 PM.