The Search for Beautiful
Cosmetic surgery is no longer just for white women. Now record numbers of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Hispanics are lining up for a nip here, a tuck there. Are they chasing a Caucasian ideal of beauty? Or are they aiming for racial and ethnic ambiguity?
At left, Tamar Williams, 24, a bank teller, reduced the width of her nose and got a perkier tip. On her results, Williams said I was always confident. But now I can show off my nose.
At right, Mei-Ling Hester, 43, a hairdresser, had excess fat removed from her eyelids, plus gets regular Botox injections into her forehead. On her naturally sharp nose, Hester said I just got lucky, because if you look at my sister, shes got a fl at nose. (Photos by Tanit Sakakini) Photos by Tanit Sakakini
For almost a century, the women who have turned to cosmetic surgery to achieve beauty or some Hollywood-meets-Madison Avenue version of it were of all ages, shapes, and sizes but almost always of one hue: white. But now, when there seems to be nothing that a few thousand dollars cant fix, women of color are clamoring in skyrocketing ... (Full article: 3114 words)
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