Women, Doctors and Cosmetic Surgery

Negotiating the ‘Normal’ Body

  • Rhian Parker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rhian Parker
    Pages 1-12
  3. Rhian Parker
    Pages 103-133
  4. Rhian Parker
    Pages 168-208
  5. Rhian Parker
    Pages 209-213
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 214-238

About this book


This book explores an innovative 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.


communication cosmetic surgery feminism surgery women

Authors and affiliations

  • Rhian Parker
    • 1
  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230246645
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36505-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24664-5
  • About this book