The boom in cosmetic surgery, driven by our performance ideology

After a first week of debates devoted to international justice, this week we return to addictions, a theme coordinated by guest journalist Malka Gouzer.

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I practice a specialty that gives freedom to be, the power to deal with the accidents of life, genetics and the passage of time. From dad’s nose to aunt Monique’s saddlebags to genetic sex, plastic surgery gives us a margin of power over fatalities. If “anatomy is fate,” as the saying goes, plastic surgery helps us deal with fate and lends a little play — and I — to our appearance. From when does this will to dominate one’s own nature become pathological? And if there is an addiction to plastic surgery, what ailment could it be a symptom of?

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