Mar. 9, 2000
In Iran, the quest for beauty is driving growing numbers of young women under the plastic surgeon’s knife. Restricted by the Islamic dress code from exposing anything other than their faces and hands, young Iranian women are rushing to have their noses smoothed, lifted and generally made lovely by local standards. The CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR reports that the nasal craze has grown so fierce that some teens who can’t afford the procedure will bandage up their noses just for the attention.
More and more doctors are responding to the demand. Some public-spirited surgeons are even offering discount surgery in poor areas for girls who “need it emotionally.”