Surgeon pushes marriage with grants for nose jobs

A Jewish plastic surgeon in Miami has offered scholarships to Orthodox Jewish singles for nose jobs to help them land a spouse.

Dr. Michael Salzhauer, who is under an ethics investigation after commissioning a Jewish band to write a song about a Jewish teen with a big nose, recently announced his outreach program to help bring couples together — a program CNN dubbed “nose jobs for nuptials.”

Salzhauer, 40, says applicants must be referred by their matchmakers or rabbi, who must verify financial need. He told CNN that he has 15 potential scholarship patients lined up.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons called the promotion “offensive and inappropriate.”

A recent column in the Jewish Press in Florida calling for women to have plastic surgery in order to increase their marriage chances sparked a lively conversation in the Orthodox community. — jta