Posted by: Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 07, 2013
Eliezer Álvarez, owner of a small mannequin factory in Valencia, Venezuela, has created the kind of woman he believes the public desires—one with, as the New York Times reports, “a bulging bosom and cantilevered buttocks, a wasp waist and long legs, a fiberglass fantasy, Venezuelan style.”
With the introduction of his new mannequins, Álvarez witnessed an incredible surge in sales, and now, these horribly ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Brittany J.
on Aug 17, 2010
Juan Carlos Calamar hated his nose. He was made fun of day in and day out; it was seriously affecting his self-confidence. But now, Calomar has gotten an operation, a new nose at somewhat of a discount.The BBC has posted this story about how some Bolivian plastic surgery businesses are marketing toward people of indigenous origin, some using the words “nose deformities.” Apparently there are even ads on the radio offering ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Stephanie V.
on Dec 07, 2009
How would you feel if you were going for a surgical procedure and had to pay taxes on it? It may just be the case. This issue is stirring up in the media with supporters and protestors alike. The subject with taxes on elective surgeries are included in a provision in the Senate Health Care bill. (You may have heard of this referred to as the "Bo-tax.")
So, what's the deal? The bill includes a 5% tax on these elective ... Read More