Plastic Surgery by Morticians? Not Really…
- Posted on: Dec 10 2008
I was interviewed recently for an article on MSNBC.com focusing on the procedures morticians are asked to do nowadays to make people look as good as possible after they die. Apparently they perform some pretty complex plastic surgery-like procedures to make people look even younger than they did when they passed on. Here’s my quote from the article:
“Society is unfortunately getting more and more vain as time goes on,” says Youn. “Fifty years ago, no one would have thought about how good they’re going to look when they die, but now that’s probably something the ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ talk about. If they die, they want to look good in their casket. It’ll be one last time to show off their new outfit and their plumped lips.”
It’s funny, my next door neighbor, Dave Temrowski (also quoted in the article) is a prominent mortician in this area, and while we’ve talked about our occupations at length, we never really saw the similarity in what we do. In fact, I probably learned more by talking with the journalist than she did in talking with me!
Thank you to Diane Mapes for contacting me for this article.
Thanks for reading.
Anthony Youn, M.D.