Monday, September 17th, 2012
Two famous singers have recently publicly partnered with plastic surgery groups. The singer Jewel has partnered with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS, of which I am a member) to raise awareness of breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer. Studies show that 7 in 10 women with breast cancer are not fully informed as to their reconstructive options. Other studies have shown that breast reconstruction can significantly improve a woman’s self-image following breast cancer surgery.
Jewel has recorded a song (Flower) for the cause, which can be downloaded on iTunes and Amazon.com. She is also planning a benefit concert at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in New Orleans next month. She has been officially named as the national spokeswoman for the Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) campaign. One month from now -October 17th- has been designated official BRA Day USA.
On the flip side, 70′s singer Debbie Boone has become the new spokesperson for the Lifestyle Lift. As you may know, this is the mini-facelift center that has dozens of locations nationwide and several infomercials. Bah. I don’t think Debbie’s lighting up a whole lot of lives with her association with them.
Maybe Debbie should read RealSelf.com to learn more about this procedure.
Kudos to Jewel! Boo to Debbie…
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