Do looks matter? The Australians who collectively spent more than half a billion dollars on cosmetic procedures last year seem to think so.
While demand has been booming for surgical and non-surgical work done in the name of improving one’s appearance, plastic surgery is hardly new. In fact, it goes back many centuries. And, according to Melbourne-based plastic surgeon Dr Bryan Mendelson, our reasons for getting it done often go beyond mere vanity.
Dr Mendelson’s book In your face: the hidden history of plastic surgery and why looks matter explores the history of plastic surgery, and offers insight into why people take the risk and burden the expense of going under the knife.
In your face: the hidden history of plastic surgery and why looks matter is written by Dr Bryan Mendelson and published by Hardie Grant Books.