Race and Rhinoplasty

More non-caucasians are having nasal surgery to look more caucasian. http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130706/Embodying-racism-Race-rhinoplasty-and-self-esteem-in-Venezuela.aspx

That Nose, That Chin, Those Lips

That Nose, That Chin, Those Lips With Plastic Surgery, a Makeover to Look Like a Celebrity JAN. 15, 2014 Skin Deep By ABBY ELLIN When Nino Dean looks in the mirror, the face staring back at him is eerily evocative of Vanessa Paradis, the French chanteuse and former paramour of Johnny Depp. This is not a lucky roll of the genetic dice. Mr. Dean, a freelance fashion stylist in Manhattan, had surgery 13 years ago to have his visage molded to resemble, at the very least, Ms. Paradis’s second cousin, if not her identical twin. “I wanted her baby face,” said Mr. Dean, who is 37 but said most people guess he is in his mid­20s. “I still find her my favorite beauty of all.” Magazines and websites routinely publish photographs of people who have altered their faces to look like a movie star, pop singer, Mattel product, Egyptian queen or, in the notorious and perhaps unintentional case of the socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein, a wild animal. While requests for these sorts of utter transformations do not take place every day, doctors say they do happen regularly. “About once a month, someone comes in who wants to look like a family member, friend or celebrity,” said Dr. Sam Lam, a facial plastic surgeon in Dallas. “One guy wanted to look like his cousin who was a2/6/2014 With Plastic Surgery, a Makeover to Look Like a Celebrity – NYTimes.com http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/plasticsurgery/ […]