"The thick, flowing beards adorning hipsters from Williamsburg to Park Slope are driving follicly-challenged New Yorkers to a little-known but growing field of plastic surgery — facial hair transplants…. [Plastic surgeon Yael Halaas] said an increasing number of 'hip' and 'fashionable' young professionals in their 20s and 30s are seeking the procedure. 'I get a lot of detail-oriented people — artists, architects,' the doctor said, noting that beard-centric neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Bushwick and Park Slope have each delivered four to five clients to [...]
It's undeniably a historic moment-America stands on the verge of a drastically altered health care regime. Spiraling costs have driven many patients out of the market entirely, and the sluggish economy has forced clients to scale back their expectations for quality care. No, it's not that health-care reckoning; it is, rather, something that strikes much more directly at the national creed of tireless monied self-improvement-a pronounced downturn in the plastic-surgery sector.
Oh God, I had no idea this was a thing, but it has apparently already taken these shores by storm and is now the hot new slice on Knifecrime Island.
The dimples will also not look entirely natural, as they remain permanently rather than appearing only when you grin. The operation, dimpleplasty, involves making a tiny cut in the skin to create a small depression.
A stitch is then used to tack the underside of the skin down to a deeper layer and hold it in place. Once the suture dissolves, permanent scar tissue will remain to maintain the dimple.
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