Living: The Unveiling of a New Ford

Cosmetic surgery is booming among women — and men

We've had more calls than we know what to do with," says Elizabeth Weil. "The phone has been ringing off the hook. Betty Ford has really started something." Weil, the receptionist at a Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic, is not alone. Across the nation last week, surgeons' offices were under siege by callers who had seen the results of a notable example of cosmetic surgery, evident in before-and-after pictures of the former First Lady in their Sunday newspapers.

Indeed, the new Ford look (the work of...

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