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America has labeled itself the melting pot and Los Angeles is known as a city of cultural diversity. Perhaps, that is why an exhibit called ”Beauty CULTure” on display here is such a treat. According to CNN correspondent Alana Dawson, our beauty icons have become more diverse, a topic she wrote about after visiting the “Beauty CULTure” — an exhibit of more than 170 images by renowned photographers at the Annenberg Space in L.A. According to an article in Psychology Today, the writer saw something very different. Surveys may reflect politically correct answers to difficult questions about beauty, but we have a long way to go to widen how our culture views women, their bodies and faces,Vivian Diller, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in New York City wrote. Dr. O’Toole explains to his patients that a good plastic surgeon understands the patient desires. Plastic surgery is not usually chosen as an option to erase cultural identity.Many of Dr. O’Toole’s patients choosing either traditional liposuction or Smart Lipo are not doing so because they are unhappy with their curves. As a matter of  fact , many patients are adamant about preserving their curves and shape that they strongly feel display their ethnicity. Dr. O’Toole is careful to explain to patients that erasing cultural identity through plastic surgery rarely results in a happy patient who has had their expectations met.

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