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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Vanity insanity: How far would you go to change the way you look?

Vanity insanity: How far would you go to change the way you look?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

This is a digital-only ThinkIn.

The new frontiers of cosmetic surgery include jaw chiseling to adjust your face to match your favourite Instagram filter, visiting a “smileologist” to get the perfect teeth and popping out for a non-invasive procedure in your lunch break. Is widespread vanity really as rampant as all these new treatments suggest, or is this sort of cosmetic procedure still the preserve of a wealthy few? Is over-use of digital photography causing low-level body dysmorphia in lots of us? Are we losing our grip on reality when it comes to the way we look?

editor and invited experts

Basia Cummings
Editor

Dr A. Shadi Kourosh
MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School

Louiza Tarrasova
Attorney, Founder of LOU | LAW

Oli London
K-Pop singer