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plastics and "the gaze"

Discussion in 'Plastic Surgery' started by BlondeDocteur, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. BlondeDocteur

    10+ Year Member

    Sep 10, 2007
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    Back in my literature days in undergrad, we talked a lot about "the gaze"-- the critical eye with which one looks at one's self, and the world. I wonder, how does being trained in plastic surgery change the way you view yourself, and your body? One thing I most admire in PRS people is their fine sense of the aesthetic, of balance and of proportion... can you avoid turning that around on your own body?
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  3. MossPoh

    MossPoh Textures intrigue me
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    Apr 24, 2006
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    There are plenty of people in this world that don't have that sense of aesthetic and hate their body or want to change things. I'll wait for the surgeon to answer, but I wonder if is more of a counterweight to that feeling. You've seen the best, but you've certainly seen the worse. Hmm. It is an interesting question though...the burden of knowledge can be pretty deadly sometimes. Whether one is aware of it or not.

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