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i just read an article in slate magazine about an exhibit of photos by Ji Yeo.  the flicks show the not so glamorous life of young women recovering from plastic surgery.  

i know some teens are thinking of doing plastic surgery.  

you don’t like your nose…your arms seem to flabby…if you could only get higher cheekbones?  

it seems like it would be a dream come true.  but the question is, what lengths would you go to get it?  

is is worth the pain?  

wouldn’t it be cooler to learn to be proud of those features and rock them “flaws” like a boss?  

to read and see some of the other images (warning they are graphic!) click on the article below:

Beauty Recovery Room

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many of us ladies look at the ads in magazines or tv and wonder who really looks like that?  the reality is that only a tiny fraction of women are the size of the models that are plastered all over the media.    

Did you know:

– Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.

– Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14.

– 50% of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.

*reprinted from PLUS Model

In the January 2012 issue of PLUS Model Magazine, plus-size model Katya Zharkova is featured in an explosive editorial about this issue.

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