PSHE KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Breast enlargement and body image

Lucy has a poor body image; she thinks that breast enlargement will solve her problems.

As she prepares for surgery, she discusses her options with her surgeon.

There follow scenes of Lucy's surgery and afterwards Lucy explains the stages of her recovery in the form of a video diary.

Sian, who at 18 also experienced breast enlargement, she talks about her body image and the effect that the surgery had on her both in the short term and in the longer term.

This clip is from the series Body Matters.

Teacher Notes

The clip could be used when introducing aspects of body image or cosmetic surgery and provides the opportunity to stimulate discussion.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching PSHE at KS3 and GCSE Level. This topic appears in KS3/ KS4 and National 4/5 in Scotland.

More from Body Matters:

Binge eating – Hayley’s story
How do crash diets affect the body?
What makes people attractive?