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Tom Shakespeare is concerned by the growth in cosmetic surgery and the pressure more and more women and girls in particular feel to conform to a face and body type.

Tom Shakespeare is concerned by the growth in cosmetic procedures and the pressure more and more women and girls, in particular, feel to conform to a face and body type.

"My anxiety is about the society that first generates body dissatisfaction and then provides surgery as the solution to that cultural problem".

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Sun 24 Jan 2016 23:50

A Point of View: Does cosmetic surgery really make people feel better about their bodies?

A Point of View: Does cosmetic surgery really make people feel better about their bodies?

Cosmetic surgery is a booming industry. Tom Shakespeare worries about people's urge to alter their bodies.

Read Tom Shakespeare's article on the BBC News website

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