Barbra Streisand recently said that if she had ever had a nose job, she never would have had a singing career. However, I didn’t have the wherewithall to resist the prodding of others.
Madison Margolin’s decision to forego the omnipresent nose job separates her from fellow Los Angeles Jewish women — including her mother.
Once upon a time, the nose job was a peculiarly Jewish rite of passage, celebrated and satirized in equal measure. These days, people are still getting nose jobs, but on their own terms. Naomi Zeveloff traces the evolution of rhinoplasty.
The human body is the canvas in I Am Art — An Expression of the Visual & Artistic Process of Plastic Surgery, an exhibition at Apexart, a nonprofit space in downtown Manhattan. The exhibit presents plastic surgery as work that often requires “a great deal of artistic skill,” depending on the type of procedure, the level of difficulty and the needs of the patient. Rhinoplasty (nose job), for example, demands a sharp artistic sensibility in the surgeon, since no two noses are the same and the procedure often yields dramatic alterations, the show’s Web site notes.