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Beauty in Iran: Paradoxical and Comic

I am an anthropologist and have studied cosmetic surgery practices in Tehran, Iran, named as the “nose job capital of the world” (CBS, 2005). Hardly surprisingly, there are intriguing contradictions…

Cosmetic surgery: Knowing your rights if something goes wrong

There is a great deal of confusion that surrounds the aesthetic industry and what procedures within it are subject to regulation. As the popularity of cosmetic procedures, such as breast…

The GMC and Cosmetic Procedures: Slowly Stepping in the Right Direction

In this post, Jean McHale reflects on the General Medical Council’s latest guidance on cosmetic procedures. New Guidance on cosmetic procedures has been produced by the General Medical Council  “Guidance…

Labiaplasty – Female genital mutilation Western style?

A young teenager, Amanda D (not her real name), aged 13, comes with her mother to see her family doctor (GP), Dr Frances C. She looks embarrassed and avoids eye…

Vulvic Thinking

The vulva is a fraught and evolving site that is calling out for dedicated study by feminists. We need to analyse, broaden, and deepen cultural representations and discussions around vulvas.…

Cosmetic Surgery for children

Major influences on children’s development of self-concept include communication from others about the self, comparisons they make with others in their immediate environment and the role assigned to them by…

At Long Last! Guidance from the GMC and RCS finally protects patients from high-risk cosmetic procedures! Or does it?

In this post, Melanie Latham (Manchester Metropolitan University) reflects on new guidance for cosmetic practitioners – does it go far enough? New guidance for cosmetic practitioners published this week by…

Botox

Americans’ burgeoning consumption of cosmetic procedures and anti-aging enhancements such as Botox raises important questions about exactly how and to whom these drugs are being marketed.  Profiting on societal expectations…

Cosmetic Surgery, Embodied Anxiety and the Tension of Self

In this post, Doctoral Researcher Anna Westin (St Mary’s University Twickenham) reflects on the news that cosmetic surgery rates are on the rise in the UK and wonders what this…

From VAT advice to medical devices

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses held their annual conference at ICC Birmingham Saturday 17th September with nearly 300 delegates and up to 50 exhibitors what a resounding success it…