Mainlining Cosmetic Surgery


Guests:

Pam Davis
*She works at a cosmetic surgeon's office in St. Louis, Missouri (she recently got a breast augmentation procedure and liposuction)

Deborah Sullivan
*Associate Professor of Sociology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
*Author, Cosmetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge of Commercial Medicine in America (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2001)

Daniel Hamermesh
*Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin

Phoebe Ellsworth
*Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Mich.

Keith Richburg
*Paris Bureau Chief, The Washington Post
*Joins Neal Conan to discuss French presidential race

The fear of growing old is not a new phenomenon, but today there are more ways than ever to combat the signs of aging. Botox, an injectable drug used for reducing frown lines and other wrinkles, has been formally approved by the FDA. Surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures have become more accessible and popular. Mainstreaming cosmetic surgery. Join Neal Conan in this hour of Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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