Talking Point: Vanity and the Knife

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A woman standing behind an open book

In a perfect world we'd all be beautiful, or would we? Wouldn't the world be a boring place if we all had pert little noses and perfect boobs or pecs?

So why is plastic surgery so popular? Should we try to change our god-given features? Are we all too vain?

Tell us what you think.

  • Are supermodels too thin?
  • Is there an idealised view of beauty?
  • When does the need for plastic surgery become an obsession?
  • Under what circumstances is it acceptable to go under the knife?
  • Is personality really more important than first impressions?
  • What can we do to avoid going under the surgeon's blade?
  • What would you have done?
  • Why are some people so vain?
You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you, don't you, don't you? ...

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