Cosmetic Surgery: GIMLIN READING (Review)


Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course Code
KINE 1000
Professor
Hernan Humana

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Winter term tutorial discussion slides
Gimlin reading - Cosmetic surgery

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Gimlin: Cosmetic surgery
“Today, aesthetic operations make up 45
percent of all plastic surgery….Cosmetic
surgery is one of the fastest-growing
specialties in American medicine” (Course
reader, p.290). “Ninety percent of
these operations are performed on
women…” (Course Reader).According to
the author, what is a common conception
of those who choose to undergo cosmetic
surgery?

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Gimlin: Cosmetic surgery
Answer:
“…those who undergo cosmetic surgery appear to
many observers…to be so obsessed with physical
appearance that they are willing to risk their very
existence to become more attractive” (Course Reader,
p.289).
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