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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Breast Implants And Bound Feet: What's The Difference?

We humans come into this world in a totally natural form. We rarely leave it in that condition.

Dyed hair, shaved legs, shaved chins, fake breasts, permanent tattoos, painted toenails, hair implants, bulging biceps, Botox injections, even a splash of cologne: We go to the grave carrying the marks of our pursuits of beauty. In some way -- from the simple plucking of eyebrows to the extremes of cosmetic surgeries -- we all tweak our bodies. It's brushed off as an empty-headed business, best indulged behind closed bathroom doors or in the sanctuary of the hair salon.

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