Book Explains to Children Why Their Moms Go Under the Knife

by Kaavya on  April 19, 2008 at 4:18 PM General Health News
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Book Explains to Children Why Their Moms Go Under the Knife
A leading US plastic surgeon has written a book that explains to kids why their mothers would undergo plastic surgery.

Dr. Michael Salzhauer is set to release his controversial book My Beautiful Mommy, the first book to describe cosmetic surgery to children, this Mother's Day.

Dr. Salzhauer revealed that he had the idea after seeing women bring their children with them to consultations.

"Parents tend to go into this denial thing. They just try to ignore the kids' questions completely. But kids fill in the blanks in their imagination. With the tummy tucks, mums can't lift anything. They're in bed. The kids have questions," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

The book, aimed at kids under seven, features a superhero surgeon called Dr. Michael and a girl whose mother gets a tummy tuck, nose job and breast implants.

Before she goes for the chop, the mum tells her daughter: "As I got older, my body stretched and I couldn't fit into my clothes anymore. Dr Michael is going to help fix that and make me feel better."

Her nose surgery, she explains, will make her look "not just different, my dear -- prettier!"

After the operation, mum emerges "even more beautiful" than before.

Source: ANI
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