There has been a global rise in demand for plastic surgery, which represents the simultaneously growing believe that fixing the outside will fix the inside.
A growing interest in plastic surgery reflects growing ideas that 'fixing' your body will fix your life.
Reconstructive surgery carried out between 1916 and 1918.
Medical advances were the only positive things to come out of the Great War.
Large scar after surgery on the abdomen young woman.
When kids get injured their skin heals fast, but usually with nasty-looking scars. Now scientists studying the genes of old mice have figured out how they regenerate skin and block scars.
The number of people going under the knife for a big bum is increasing – but it carries the highest risk of death in any cosmetic surgery.
Is the scale telling the truth?
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
What to expect when you're expecting an operation.
A plastic surgery-themed magazine is displayed in a Brazil storefront.
Who's really benefiting from a health care system that provides free or low-cost plastic surgeries for the poor?
The nose isn’t going under the knife like it once did.
People who’ve gotten nose jobs are also trying to revert to a more natural look.
The film Wonder tells the story of a boy with severe facial defects.
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People with facial difference often develop strategies for smoothing over social awkwardness, such as ways of introducing the issue into conversation early or using humour to deflect attention.
Images from Plastic Surgery of the Face by Sir Harold Gillies, 1920.
Scars shouldn't be a shorthand for evil.
The highest rates of body dysmorphic disorder are found among people seeking help from cosmetic surgeons, cosmetic dermatologists and other such specialists.
To not screen, and then deliver cosmetic procedures to people who may have body dysmorphic disorder, goes against the medical dictum "first do no harm".
Australian rates of labiaplasty – sometimes called ‘the Barbie surgery’ – have doubled since 2001.
Although women like how their genitals look after labial surgery, self esteem and sexual confidence may not improve.
Visionary: Ivo Pitanguy.
The Brazilian who transformed the face of plastic surgery.
New cosmetic surgery guidelines need to go further in specifying qualifications required to call yourself a cosmetic surgeon.
The use of the title cosmetic surgeon and the facility in which the surgery is performed remain untouched in new cosmetic surgery guidelines for doctors.
Man in the mirror.
The potential of stem cells is everywhere in medicine - from growing new tissue that could go on to provide replacement organs, repairing damage from disease or injury and in reconstructive surgery. And…
The liquid filler can be injected directly under the skin.
Scientists have invented a new pliable implant that can be injected in liquid form, massaged into shape and hardened up through…