The Dramatic Ways Plastic Surgery Has Changed Over the Past Century

Plastic surgery procedures have gone from being taboo to documented all over Instagram.

byAriel Wodarcyk| PUBLISHED Feb 21, 2020 10:15 PM
The Dramatic Ways Plastic Surgery Has Changed Over the Past Century
Haiken called the 1960s “the era of bralessness.” It’s only fitting, then, that in 1962, a woman named Timmie Jean Lindsey became the first person to get silicone breast implants. The Texan mother of six went to the Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston to remove a tattoo on her breasts when the doctors asked if she would be a volunteer for the first-time operation. Timmie Jean said she’d rather get her ears pinned back to make them look smaller. “And they said, ‘Oh, we’ll do that too,’” she told the BBC. In two hours, Timmie Jean increased one cup size, from a B to a C cup. “They felt soft and just like real breasts,” she said. “I don’t think I got the full results of them until I went out in public and men on the street would whistle at me.”. Getty Images