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A Remarkable Fusion of Art, Fashion and Plastic Surgery

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2014) - For the first time a living art presentation put a new face on plastic surgery when triple-board certified Park Avenue plastic surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassir presented his art -- figurative clay sculptures created from life -- and the living faces he has sculpted with precision, authority and artistry at The Faces Of Beauty event, held on September 9, 2014 at prestigious Tribeca gallery, One Art Space located at 23 Warren Street. Among the "faces" who were presented in this remarkable fusion of different art expressions, were patients and celebrities representing more than 32 countries to include Cuba, Zimbabwe, South Korea, Pakistan, Morocco, Germany, and Russia to name a few.

Dr. Kassir is particularly well known for his Ethnic Rhinoplasty procedures performed on patients of African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern descent. "Rhinoplasty in ethnic patients requires a different approach than in Caucasian patients," says Dr. Kassir. "While individuals vary dramatically, there are some characteristics common to the different ethnicities that can make Rhinoplasty more challenging. But underlying the wish for physical improvement is a sense that altering one's ethnic expression can be an empowering change. However it takes skill and sensitivity to achieve a cosmetic result that beautifies the face while respecting and preserving ethnicity; race is not erased but the overall look is enhanced and of course, from the patient's point of view, significantly improved." Visual enhancement was the theme of this year's FACES OF BEAUTY, which showcased Dr. Kassir's "art" in multiple genres.

"My art and my work will seamlessly meet in Faces of Beauty 2014," Dr. Kassir explains in an interview before the presentation. "We host this annual event to allow our patients to have their moment to proudly acknowledge their plastic surgery and the positive value it has brought to their lives. Surgery like sculpture, is for me an artistic process which requires balancing aesthetics with individual goals -- the goals each patient identifies when they seek to improve their appearance and my goals as a surgeon dedicated to achieving the best possible result." Patients, both men and women of exceptional beauty from Western Europe, Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, France, Iran, Peru, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia and other countries around the world attended the event to celebrate their individuality and newly found confidence. 

FACES OF BEAUTY 2014, a fusion of art, fashion and plastic surgery, included a living art presentation, an extraordinary visual tableau designed to contrast art forms highlighting the work of Dr. Ramtin Kassir and demonstrating the pride his patients take in his technique. This second annual event was by invitation only at One Art Space at 23 Warren Street (between Church and Broadway) from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.