Are Those Real?: True Tales of Plastic Surgery from Beverly Hills

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iUniverse, Apr 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
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Americans have long been fascinated by the personal lives of Hollywood celebrities and the over-hyped magic of plastic surgery. In this entertaining memoir, Dr. Norman Leaf, a highly respected plastic surgeon, reveals the complex and all-too-human connection that exists between these two worlds. In his thirty-five years practicing in Beverly Hills, California, Leaf has encountered the great and those aspiring to be great, seeing them in a different light than the general public. This unique perspective contributes to a touching, inspiring, humorous, and eye-opening journey into a world few have the opportunity to see close-up, while debunking the myths and clearing up the misconceptions about plastic surgery. Are Those Real? is not a kiss-and-tell memoir. With the exception of a few iconic figures, Leaf is careful to protect the identities of his patients. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, Are Those Real? paints an intimate portrait of a master surgeon, while shining a light into a little-known corner of modern culture. In this memoir, Leaf appeals to biography buffs and illustrates the good, bad, happy, and just plain funny aspects of plastic surgery.
 

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Contents

DEDICATION
1
CHAPTER
33
CHAPTER FOUR
70
CHAPTER FIVE
89
CHAPTER
111
CHAPTER EIGHT
142
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
157
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Norman Leaf, MD is a thirty-five-year veteran, board-certified plastic surgeon, and educator with an active practice in Beverly Hills, California. Among his other professional credits, he is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He and his wife, Judy, share four adult children.

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