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Plastic Surgery: Meet The New New Face

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Women have been availing themselves of new faces since the dawn of plastic surgery, but suddenly it seemed that there was a better new face to be had. There is a New New Face, very different from the old one, and both my friend and Madonna now have it. Once I starting thinking of it in these terms--the face as the new handbag, say--I started seeing New New Faces everywhere: Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Liz Hurley, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour. They all have it! Even the Olsen twins seem to have a starter version of the New New Face, with their big crazy doll eyes and plush lips. Just to be clear, I don't presume to know exactly what any of these women have done to their faces, if anything at all. It's possible (though in some cases before-and-after pictures would seem to suggest otherwise) that this face is occurring entirely naturally--after all, these are women who are famous for being beautiful. The point is that there is a noticeable aesthetic shift happening in the face, and that it's dovetailing with quantum leaps in plastic surgery and dermatology.

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