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Annie Lennox
Plastic surgery: The price of (eye) baggage
Plastic surgery: The price of (eye) baggage

For years, I walked untouched among the ranks of the surgically enhanced — all those nips and tucks, wondrously wider eyes, graceful noses and chiseled cheekbones. But all that changed when I moved to a cosmetic surgeon's dreamscape: South Korea. In that high-pressure society, where improved looks provide the edge in the elbows-out race for jobs, education and spouses, plastic surgery procedures are as common as haircuts. One reason is affordability. Doctors there charge a fraction of the rate of their American counterparts. I can't say Koreans are vainer than other ethnicities, but just about every other woman I ogle on the street seems to have had some type of...

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