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Month: April 2012

Does Plastic Surgery Make People Happy?

Plastic surgery is sometimes branded as an addiction or just generally stigmatized by the media. This is probably in large part due to the popularity of celebrities like Heidi Montag, who have taken cosmetic surgery to an extreme level. We are all defined by the worst of our group – for plastic surgery, it’s wacky celebrities who don’t know when to quit.

But those negative images in the media aren’t a good representation of typical results for a plastic surgery patient. In fact, a recent study has countered previous studies in finding that plastic surgery can actually help with depression and make patients feel better about themselves.

The study was presented earlier this year at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery conference in San Francisco.

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Jewish Doctor Busted for Music Video

A Jewish plastic surgeon who commissioned the creation a music video called “Jewcan Sam” is facing an ethics investigation. Whatever that means. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has also deemed the video “inappropriate and offensive.”

Is the music video offensive? You can view it here and decide for yourself.

A representative from the Anti-Defamation League, Andrew Rosenkranz, said the video, which makes light of large Jewish noses, dehumanizes Jews and opens old wounds. He sort of has a point – exaggerating physical features and thereby making Jews seem less than human was an integral part of a certain notoriously horrifying and successful propaganda campaign.

But with a name like the “Anti-Defamation League,” you can’t help but wonder if there isn’t just room full of people sitting around waiting for a trivial reason to get upset.

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