The Power of Seduction
Conceptions of Beauty and Cosmetic SurgeryBook - 2005
This engaging work demonstrates that beauty truly does come from within. PLASTIC SURGERY IS NOT A MAGIC WAND, DECLARES DR. Jean-Claude Hagege in his critique of the dangerous confusion between beauty and seductiveness. Having seen, spoken with, and operated on hundreds of patients, Hagege offers a unique perspective on the important distinction between formal beauty and true seductive power. Although it can improve our external appearance, the surgeon's scalpel, Hagege cautions us, can do little to enhance our power to seduce. This important warning comes at a time when formal beauty and youth have become an imperative, making our appearance a commodity to be purchased on the marketplace. As Hagege relates the successes and failures of his practice, we learn that our misconceptions about how we should look are informed by the rational part of the brain, the cortex."
Publisher: New York : Other Press, c2005
Branch Call Number: 306.7 H12p 2005
Characteristics: xiv, 183 p. ; 23 cm