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www.nbcnews.com: Playwright who lost mother to plastic surgery malpractice explores impossible Vietnamese beauty standards in solo show

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On the morning of Sept. 27, 1996, Susan Lieu was arguing with her mom about trying out for her school’s volleyball team.

Her mom headed to a plastic surgery clinic that day to undergo a tummy tuck, chin implant and rhinoplasty.

Two hours into the surgery, her mom lost oxygen to her brain.

Feminists and scholars have argued that the choice to undergo plastic surgery is empowering for women, Nhi Lieu said.

Since Susan Lieu wrote the first version show in 2017, it has evolved into a full-length, 100-minute production called “Over 140 LBS” that premiered Feb. 6 in Seattle.

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