NPR logo

People of Color and Plastic Surgery

Only Available in Archive Formats.
People of Color and Plastic Surgery

People of Color and Plastic Surgery

People of Color and Plastic Surgery

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In the past, plastic surgery was seen as something of a taboo procedure in the African-American community. Now, more and more blacks, Asians and other people of color are opting for cosmetic surgery, including face lifts, "tummy-tucks" and nose reductions. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Dr. Julius Few, professor of plastic surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine near Chicago.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.