Thursday, December 18, 2008

Will the Recession Affect Cosmetic Surgery?

Today's New York Times features a terrific article by journalist Natasha Singer about the effect of the economic downturn on the cosmetic surgery industry:

"But now, as the country plunges into recession, will financial hardship demote the pursuit of physical perfection?

Will the vogue for a smoothed face in which only the mouth moves, or a mix-and-match body of mature breasts atop boyish hips become outmoded? Will aesthetic values loosen up, allowing the occasional wrinkle to take on a certain measure of authenticity?"

Read the article in the New York Times