Surgery Junkies: Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Culture

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Index
abdominoplasty, 3, 27, 41, 49, 55, 68, 130–131, 133
addiction to cosmetic surgery, 9, 18, 29, 35; as distinct from BDD, 120–121; media as cause of, 65, 111; terms for, 5. See also Body Dysmorphic Disorder; feminism fears of addiction
Adler, Alfred, 26, 115
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 60
American Board of Medical Specialties, 59
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 59
American Medical Association, 63
American Psychiatric Association, 105
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 12, 27–30, 35, 59, 67, 117–18, 148, 150– 153
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 9, 12, 27, 59–65, 67, 130, 141, 152–153
Ancheta, Rebecca Wepsic, 90–91, 92, 93
autoethnography, 4, 9, 14, 163, 164–180
blepharoplasty, 5, 57, 87, 130, 137, 166
Blum, Virginia, 74–76, 78, 80, 84, 114, 165–167
body lift, 1, 54, 68
Body Dysmorphic Disorder, 2, 6, 10, 19–20, 24, 100, 104–127; as complication to informed consent, 131–142, 143–144; cosmetic surgeons' reactions to, 12–13, 29, 114–123; and depression, 119, 132, 136–137, 139, 152, 153; DSM definition of, 105–107, 110, 111, 119, 150, 156; and feminist beauty ideals theory, 111; and litigation, 2, 10, 108, 123, 124, 128–157; media as cause, 111, 120, 121; media reporting on, 12–13, 107, 109–114, 125–126, 136, 145, 150–152; prevalence of, 106–107, 117; screening for, 19, 108, 109, 116, 117–121, 145, 151–153; treatment for, 2, 105; usefulness of, to cosmetic surgery industry, 124, 182–183; and vanity, 111, 113; and violence, 108, 112–113. See also addiction to cosmetic surgery, psychiatry
Bordo, Susan, 81, 84
Botox, 3, 4, 79, 96, 136, 137, 172, 178
Bouknight, Hayward, 147
breast implants, 1, 21, 42, 45, 46, 78, 136, 171–172
breast lift, 41, 130
Butler, Judith, 93, 159, 163, 176–179
buttocks implants, 3
chemical peel, 41, 57
chin implant, 3, 4, 42, 47, 169. See also skin resurfacing
Collini, Susan, 30
Conrad, Peter, 106, 109–110
consumerism, 15, 24, 28, 34, 35, 36, 168

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: Visible Pathology and Cosmetic Wellness 16
  • 2: Normal Extremes Cosmetic Surgery Television 39
  • 3: Miss World,Ms. Ugly Feminist Debates 73
  • 4: The Medicalization of Surgery Addiction 100
  • 5: The Surgery Junkie as Legal Subject 128
  • 6: The Self and the Limits of Interiority 158
  • Notes 187
  • Bibliography 195
  • Index 201
  • About the Author 205
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