NEW YORK MAGAZINE Journalist MAUREEN O'CONNOR (photo below) was born to a CHINESE Mother and WHITE Father, and recently made a trip to the Upper East Side NYC Plastic Surgery Practice of Dr. EDWARD KWAN!!!
Dr. EDWARD KWAN said;
“You’ve got some nice Caucasian features. You’re half-Asian mixed with what?”MAUREEN O'CONNOR replies;
"Chinese mom and white dad."Dr. KWAN says;
"You inherited a Caucasian nose. Your nose is nice. Your eyes have a little bit of Asian mixed in. You’ve got nice big eyes.”ASIAN BLEPHAROPLASTY belongs to a range of niche cosmetic procedures known colloquially as ETHNIC PLASTIC SURGERY.
In recent years, ETHNIC PLASTIC SURGERY has seen a spike of popularity—and is prone to heated arguments, major misunderstandings, alternating whiplashes of sympathy and disgust, and some intensely uncomfortable reckonings.
The issues at stake are loaded: ethnic identity, standards of beauty, the politics of diversity, what constitutes race, and whether exercises of vanity can reshape it.
MAUREEN O'CONNOR straps up and heads into battle to ask and explore, IS RACE PLASTIC? A TRIP INTO THE ETHNIC PLASTIC SURGERY MINEFIELD.