The mystery of FINAL CUT will involve plastic surgery (and murder, natch).
So I’ve already started researching the world of cosmetic procedures. I should also mention that, as a card-carrying resident of LA LA Land, I have already had “a bit of” cosmetic work done. Several bits of work, in fact.
All of which should prepare me to better understand some things I’m learning about life under the beauty knife:
According to the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery ™, the top ten plastic surgery operations in 2006 (for women) were:
For men, nose reshaping was number one, hair transplants were in the top three, and breast reductions in the top five.
Women had 9.9 million cosmetic procedures in 2006, a number that jumped 55 per cent from the year 2000 to 2006. We spent more than two billion dollars on Botox treatments. Two billion!
Those numbers don’t really surprise me. In Los Angeles, we practically have a botox spa on every corner.
It’s a fascinating world to explore for the new book—our obsession with youth, plus our willingness to pay big bucks and risk multiple operations to hang onto it.
How about you? Are you okay with the idea of having cosmetic surgery? Against it? Myself, I was always against it.
Until the day I saw the first crow’s feet in the mirror.
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