On the Cutting Edge:. Cosmetic Surgery & the Technological Production of the Gendered Body by Anne Balsamo. Some Statistics. 90% of all cosmetic procedures are performed on women, 10% on men. 87% of Caucasians undergo some form of plastic surgery
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On the Cutting Edge:
Cosmetic Surgery & the Technological Production of the Gendered Body
by Anne Balsamo
Padaung women of Burma
Men vs. Women: Cosmetic Surgery Representation
What are some of the differences?
“. . . cosmetic surgery is not necessarily all about desperate attempts at repairing faded glamour, but often essential in dealing with difficult health problems. With this shift in opinion, men in the UK have particularly benefited, taking a newfound confidence to the exploration of what cosmetic and plastic surgery can do to enhance their lives and, most importantly, improve their health.”
(Judith Butler, Undoing Gender—3).