• Title: Lift: Wanting, Fearing and Having a Facelift
  • Author: Joan Kron
  • Released: 2000-01-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 272
  • ISBN: 0140278036
  • ISBN13: 978-0140278033
  • ASIN: 0140278036
From Publishers Weekly "I had hoped that a face-lift would make me recognizable to myself again and lift my spirits. And it did. It also gave me something I hadn't bargained forAa new careerAor, more precisely, a new niche in my old career." A seventy-something veteran of two face-lifts, Kron (Home Psych) has written a highly informative guide for men and women considering whether to "prune the treeAstop the skin, fat, and muscle from heading south." Kron offers sound practical advice on how to find "Dr. Right," choose types of anesthetic and navigate the hospital, as well as emotional guidance on how to decide if one is really ready for a lift, dealing with disapproving family and friends and coping with the post-op carnage. She paints a full picture, incorporating a limited historical and sociological overview of aesthetic surgery, interviews with noted plastic surgeons, sociological studies and, most compellingly, her own experiences under the knife. However, Kron, who covers plastic surgery for Allure, clings to a largely positive and uncritical stance that may not convince a skeptical audience, failing as it does to challenge the reasoning that youth and beauty are essential to happiness and success. Author tour.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author Joan Kron is an award-winning journalist who has covered plastic surgery for Allure for the past seven years. She has been a staff reporter for the New York Times, New York magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Her previous books include Home-Psych and High-Tech. She lives in New York City and East Hampton, New York.

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