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June 25, 2010 12:15 AM

Cosmetic surgery in China increases as icon of beauty evolves

He Zen's path to cosmetic surgery was fast and simple. Her mother saw an ad in a Shanghai newspaper and figured that more Caucasian-looking eyes would make it easier for her unmarried 28-year-old daughter to find a husband. She made an appointment for her daughter the next Saturday morning. When He Zen went to the clinic and saw some examples of the doctor's work, she agreed to have the $290 operation that afternoon.

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