An article in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry (entitled, “Fashion victim: rhabdomyolysis and bilateral perennial and tibial neuropathies as a result of squatting in ‘skinny jeans'”) revealed that skinny jeans are potentially dangerous to your health. An unidentified woman, 35, was treated in the emergency room at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, Australia, for severe nerve damage after helping a family member move, while wearing skinny jeans. Doctors discovered that the repetitive act of squatting in tight jeans had lead to compartment syndrome, a condition caused by extreme pressure on the blood vessels within a muscle compartment, causing swelling and considerable pain. This is also a potential risk to those wearing compression garments such as Spanx, tights, and various forms of activewear. According to the article’s co-author, Dr. Thomas Kimber, a neurologist at Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide, “If she’d been wearing loose, flowing trousers, the muscles could have swelled outward.” However, in this case, the swollen muscles “had nowhere to go, except down onto the nerves and blood vessels.”
BARBIE, MEET KEN!
Brazil’s newest “human Ken doll” is Mauricio Galdi, 27. The actor-turned-model has undergone eight surgical procedures since the age of 17, when told that he was not “beautiful.” While Galdi never pursued the comparison to Barbie’s mate, Ken, Mauricio isn’t the first Brazilian to wear the moniker. His predecessor, Celso Santebañes, gained notoriety for spending nearly $47,000 on plastic surgery and in America, Justin Jedlica, 24, of New York, has undergone more than 190 procedures to achieve his look.
We all know about the Vampire Facial®, made famous by Kim Kardashian, where growth factors from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are isolated from the patient’s own blood and injected into the skin through micro-needling. It seems like a similar treatment, migrating to the nether regions, is gaining popularity in the UK. The Rejuvula procedure promises similar results to the Vampire Facial® when performed on (you guessed it!) the vagina. According to the treatment’s creators, Dr. Daniel Sister and medical aesthetic nurse Claudia McGloin, results include a more youthful vaginal appearance, plumper and firmer texture, enhanced sexual response, a reduction in painful intercourse and, even, incontinence. The procedure, which takes approximately thirty minutes, requires no downtime and claims to last up to 18 months. So what do you think? Clever or Clueless?