This book explores an invative study of women who undergo cosmetic study and the doctors who carry it out. It situates cosmetic surgery as a personal choice made by women against the social and cultural reality of the way women's bodies are scrutinised in Western countries.
RHIAN PARKER is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University. She is a health sociologist with diverse research interests that include women's health, body image and the delivery of primary care. She has previously worked at the University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, Monash University the University of Canberra, Australia.