The Jolie Effect: Who Should Get a Preemptive Mastectomy?

  When the New York Times famously published the Angelina Jolie-penned op-ed “My Medical Choice” on May 14, 2013, the actress/director/humanitarian’s admission that she underwent an elective double mastectomy came as a shock to many of her fans around the world. As Jolie told it, she underwent genetic testing for the BRCA1 gene following the untimely loss of her mother, … Read More

‘Corpse Bride’ Plastic Surgery Hoax Raises Eyebrows

When Iranian teen Sahar Tabar’s photos began circulating around the internet this past fall, they sent shockwaves far and wide. Tabar claimed to have undergone over 50 plastic surgery procedures to look more like her idol, Angelina Jolie. But more startling than the number of surgeries the young woman underwent were the results. Though she did resemble Jolie, Tabar’s photos … Read More