Feminist Theory Of Cosmetic Surgery

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Cosmetic surgery, also known as aesthetic surgery, is a well-known surgical procedure that modifies or improves your physical appearance, or defects. It started back in the early 20th century during World War I for soldiers whose faces were distorted or scarred due to the limitation of protection provided by the trenches as their defense. As time progressed, liposuction, augmentation, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, rhytidectomy and many more have become accepted as a part of American culture. In the book Venus Envy: A History of Cosmetic Surgery, Elizabeth Haiken “traced the roots for physical perfection by surgery from centuries ago to the present future, portraying wide ranges of sources from medical records, trendy magazines, medical journals,…show more content…
Holding the victims responsible as the executor of their repression to plead the issue of the internalization of repression about which Antonio Gramsci, Michel Foucault, and many feminist theorists have written extensively, but however Haiken does not let any physicians off easily. Moreover, she demonstrates the extent to which medical history is embedded in broader cultural developments, as well as how deeply medical models of behavior, even in a specialty as advertised as plastic surgery, which has overpowered the thoughts of many Americans…show more content…
She reveals how surgeons who were unenthusiastic to be connected to beauticians found medical justification for cosmetic procedures in psychology: They were curing inferiority complexes caused by patients' perceived imperfections while facial surgery receives the greater part of her attention, she also gives a brief history of breast surgery, touches on liposuction and penile enhancement. Perhaps the most interesting thing in her discussion was the use of plastic surgery to conceal or minimize physical signs of

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