Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Eyelash Nip & Tuck

Nose jobs, face lifts, botox injections, breast augmentation, liposuction, posterior implants, labiaplasty. What's next? Ready to increase America's 10 million cosmetic surgeries, eylash transplants are beoming the rage. Using procedures pioneered by the "plugs" for balding men method, docs are using these same techniques to give ladies (and some gents) those luscious, lengthy lashes that they formerly had to glue on. Surgeons charge approximately $3000/eye for the procedure: it involves the removal of 30-40 hair follicles from the back of the scalp and their transferrance to the eyelid. Originally, this surgery was meant for burn victims and the like but now has transmogrified to a praxis to give those willowy waifs that pose and model for America's entertainment and Park Avenue's ad that look that may mandate more monthly attention but negates the need for eye lash extensions and daubs of mascara. Hurray for Hollywood!

Cf. http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2006/10/25/003.html.

3 comments:

jharkansas said...

Yuck!

In other news, Tammy Faye rejoices!

piperfromtn said...

eyes of man are never satisfied, are they?
Joe, I've played for Jim and Tammy.  No, I didn't
get a hug(from either!).  July 4, 80' and 81', I believe.
If I'd gotten a hug from Tammy Faye, I'd still be dry cleaning my Jacket!
Met Ellie May though...

jakeho said...

On a more serious note, isn't it amazing that British doctors intend to perform a full face transplant possibly within a few months on a yet to be selected donee? The thought is a bit disconcerting.