Sunday, March 28th, 2010
I’ve been reading this very interesting book by Alex Kuczynski, called Beauty Junkies: Inside our $15 Billion Obsession with Cosmetic Surgery. I’m about halfway through, and have really enjoyed it so far. The writer is a 30-something woman who explores the past, present, and future of cosmetic plastic surgery. So far she has followed a woman on a surgical safari in Africa, chronicled the history of plastic surgery from World War I to today, explored the boom in non-plastic surgeons performing plastic surgery with its sometimes terrifying results, and detailed how the definition of beauty may (or may not) have changed over hundreds of years.
It’s a fascinating read for anyone interested in plastic surgery and beauty in general. And no, I’m not one of the many esteemed plastic surgeons quoted in the book.
Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.