This week’s edition highlights stories by Megan Greenwell, Kerry Howley, Jeremy B. Jones, Marian Bull, and Ava Kofman.
“How a doctor’s two-decade quest to grow the penis is leaving some men desperate and disfigured.”
“Plastic surgery is changing, and for an obvious reason: When in history have rich women ever wanted to look like regular ones?”
Brick had gotten a new jaw, nose, and cheekbones from a surgeon in California, costing him around $30,000, and still he was furious at women and the world.
Nell Boeschenstein reflects on the culturally fraught discourse around post-mastectomy reconstruction.
Nell Boeschenstein, writing almost seven years after her prophylactic mastectomy, examines how breasts — whether real or fake, attached to or removed from their original owner — carry an overabundance of personal and cultural meaning.
More actors, filmmakers and execs are using human growth hormone (H.G.H.) in an attempt to reverse the aging process. But is it really doing what its Beverly Hills evangelists are claiming? He has been giving himself H.G.H. injections for more than 20 years. And he does look terrific, with smooth skin and a lean body. […]