Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Plastic surgery: Should you or shouldn't you?



My mother calls. I can tell she's worried. This is one of those interventionist calls.

The crisis? My youngest sister is planning to have laser resurfacing. It might not be safe. Something could go wrong. And besides, she says, doesn't my sister already know she's beautiful?

My mother prevails upon me to talk her out of it. I am the third such call she has made today. She is getting the other two sisters on board. Each of us responds dutifully, calling our youngest sister to interview her about the research she's done, testing the validity of her answers. Now, explain how they do it, we say. Do they put you under? …

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