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Etiquette of Plastic Surgery
Shafer Plastic Surgery
When our writer Natalie Fasano told me she wanted to interview a plastic surgeon she had met at a function I was at first reticent but at the same intrigued. On one side I thought ‘plastic surgeon?’ We only do celebrities and auteurs here. Then I thought ‘wait a minute he is the first one celebrities are so often running to…’ That said I demurred and later insisted that she go and interview her plastic surgeon- Dr Shafer. I think you will find the read very provocative….”
Why is plastic surgery so endemic in our culture?
Image and Style are two driving forces in our culture. I’m not suggesting that a facelift should be viewed as a fashion accessory, but we are a body conscious society. People have the opportunity to alter their bodies in an easy, safe and effective way. We’ve come a long way from 20 years ago.
The idea of Beauty has always been there, though the definition of “beautiful” has radically changed over the centuries. The Romans had a very different ideal than, let’s say, American’s in the 80’s. I look to enhance features that the person already has, rather than to recreate a transient aesthetic. Youth, for example, is considered beautiful, so I try to replace what my client has lost over the years. It
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