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Dr. Beautiful

© Lauren Greenfield

Dr. Steven M. Hoefflin is a world-renowned plastic surgeon to the stars with clients like Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and supermodel Angie Everhart. He believes he has discovered the formula for beauty which he describes in his book "The Beautiful Face: The First Mathematical Definitions, Classifications, and Creation of True Facial Beauty".
According to the Santa Monica-based surgeon Hoefflin, the difference between average people and truly beautiful people is only a few millimeters of correction. Allegations from former nurses that he exposed and fondled his famous patients while they were under anesthesia prompted an investigation from the Medical Board of California.

Hoefflin, 59, is less likely to work on celebrities because they can no longer afford his services. Thirty percent of his patients live outside the United States and are attracted to his reputation as a surgeon who can take a non-Caucasian face and transform it into an attractive Caucasian one.

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