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The Skinny on LASIK, Botox, and Butt Lifts

Why we sanction some body modifications and not others

Photo: Inés Castellano/Unsplash

The headlines don’t get much stranger: “Two Charged With Murder in Illegal Butt Lift Operation.” The story broke September 16, with a mother and daughter arrested for injecting liquefied silicon into a woman’s buttocks. They had promised a cheap means of replicating the “Brazilian butt lift,” a…

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Brandy L Schillace

Brandy L Schillace

(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her