Is cosmetic surgery merely a 'quick-fix' for problems of low self-esteem and body image? Join the debate!

Following the second Beauty Demands workshop, ‘Professionals, Practitioners and Beauty Norms’, we asked participants to consider the complex relationship between cosmetic surgery, self-esteem and body-image. To contribute on the topic and post on this discussion please email your responses to Jan Kandiyali.

Question for Consideration:
Cosmetic surgery is regarded by some as a 'quick fix' for more deep rooted problems of self-esteem and body-image. How far do you agree with this assessment of elective cosmetic surgery? If surgery is undertaken for reasons of self-esteem and/or body image do you think this is problematic?


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