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July 11, 2004 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Not so long ago, it would have been difficult to imagine Naomi Wolf ever contemplating plastic surgery. Her 1991 bestseller, "The Beauty Myth," argued that women, no longer restricted by traditional roles of homemaker and wife, were constrained by another kind of social control, equally as stifling: the struggle to fulfill Madison Avenue's definition of beauty. "I'm 41 now, but when I was 26 cosmetic surgery was a fringe activity," Wolf says today.
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July 11, 2004 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Not so long ago, it would have been difficult to imagine Naomi Wolf ever contemplating plastic surgery. Her 1991 bestseller, "The Beauty Myth," argued that women, no longer restricted by traditional roles of homemaker and wife, were constrained by another kind of social control, equally as stifling: the struggle to fulfill Madison Avenue's definition of beauty. "I'm 41 now, but when I was 26 cosmetic surgery was a fringe activity," Wolf says today.
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May 6, 2004 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Forget watching them on TV. Extreme makeovers will soon be available at one-stop beauty shops offering everything from pedicures to tummy tucks, highlights to Botox injections. Richard Rakowski, the venture capitalist behind the Advanced Aesthetics Institute, the West Palm Beach, Fla.
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