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Playing With Knives

Wednesday, June 16, 2004
According to a story in Monday's New York Post ("Teen Breast Quest: Boob Jobs Hot New Gift for Girl Grads" by Jeane MacIntosh), breast surgery has become the must-have gift for the daughters of the rich and neurotic. The numbers of 18-year-olds who underwent breast-implant surgery nearly tripled between 2002 and 2003, jumping from 3,872 to 11,326.

This reminded me of a statistic that my daughter Julie and I stumbled across a couple of years ago when we were researching our book Body Talk: The Straight Goods About Fitness, Nutrition, and Feeling Great About Yourself. We discovered that a former Miss Brazil had undergone 23 separate cosmetic surgery procedures prior to scooping first place beauty pageant honors.

| posted by Ann D @ 4:27 PM