She loves the knife life

Times reporter gets nipped, tucked, sucked, frozen, poked, lifted, injected, plumped and stuffed with fetal foreskin.

Published July 11, 2006 9:31PM (EDT)

Good golly, Ms. Kuczynski. New York Times Styles reporter Alex Kuczynski is at last publishing "Beauty Junkies," her long-awaited book about plastic surgery, and according to a Women's Wear Daily piece, she has devoted 30 pages of it to her own dalliances with the needle and scalpel. According to WWD reporters Jacob Bernstein and Sara James, Kuczynski writes that she started getting work done by plastic surgeon Michelle Copeland when she was only 28 years old. Behold the WWD list of what she reportedly writes about having done to herself:

"An eye lift; injections of collagen 'derived from cadavers' and 'fetal foreskin cells'; treatments with Juvederm, 'a form of hyaluronic acid available in Europe,' which Kuczynski paid a friend to smuggle into the country; Botox 'at least twice a year'; a Restylane lip plump that went so horribly wrong it prevented her from attending a post-funeral dinner for her friend ... and liposuction."

Kuczynski told WWD that she has quit the knife, hasn't had Botox for a year and, as a result, "has wrinkles." She is now 37. My eyeballs are bleeding.

By Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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