Cosmetic Surgery Narratives

A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Women’s Accounts

  • Debra Gimlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Debra Gimlin
    Pages 1-25
  3. Debra Gimlin
    Pages 153-166
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 167-197

About this book


This book examines British and American women's narratives of cosmetic surgery, exploring what those narratives say about the contemporary status of cosmetic surgery and 'local' ideas about its legitimate and illegitimate uses.


cosmetic surgery health surgery women

Authors and affiliations

  • Debra Gimlin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36804-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-28478-5
  • About this book