Plastic Beauty… If You Can Afford It
For some reason, I’m incapable of watching plastic surgery shows on television without turning away. But to write this article I actually stood in the operating room, mere inches from the slicing and dicing. The nurse had smelling salts for me, just in case, but I’m proud to say I didn’t droop one bit. We even listened to a little Frank Sinatra as this brave woman got herself a fresh face.
On the corner of Dr. Csaba Magassy’s desk in his McLean office stands a miniature statue of Venus. The plump, fleshy icon, Roman goddess of beauty and love, is an anachronism in today’s Barbie-doll slim ideal of proportion and beauty. For Ann Boyer, neither the mythological nor societal vision of beauty makes any difference to her. “I want to be who I am,” she says.
Originally from Britain, she is a 59-year-old educational consultant who lives and works in McLean. She is also a devoted patient of Dr. Magassy, one of the region’s most highly-regarded plastic surgeons.
On the first of November, Boyer indulged in an $11,000 birthday gift from her husband.
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