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Health Implications of Cosmetic Surgery, Makeovers, & Body Alterations

Health Implications of Cosmetic Surgery, Makeovers, & Body Alterations

by Autumn Libal
     
 

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If you're like most people, you probably wish you could change at least one part of your body. Perhaps you think a makeover, a new you, will make all the difference in the world. Maybe you think that changing your looks will change your life. And if you believe the advertisements you see on television and in magazines, you might think it will be easy to achieve

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If you're like most people, you probably wish you could change at least one part of your body. Perhaps you think a makeover, a new you, will make all the difference in the world. Maybe you think that changing your looks will change your life. And if you believe the advertisements you see on television and in magazines, you might think it will be easy to achieve your beauty goals. But when it comes to makeovers, there's more to success than meets the eye. In this book, you'll learn about current trends in the makeover industry and the promises and risks that come with them. You'll also explore why we as a culture are so beauty-obsessed. Finally, you'll learn about the many options available that can help change the way you feel about yourself and others-not simply the way you look!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Kruk
America has an obvious obsession with beauty and body perfection, and this unattainable standard seems to fall heaviest on teens and young adults. Perfect for the middle and high school years where one’s self confidence can be fragile and maturing, Health Implications of Cosmetic Surgery, Makeovers, and Body Alterations does a great job highlighting and explaining America’s fixation on, causes of, and handling ideas of perfection. This book clearly discusses the risks, chemicals, and abuse associated with chasing “perfect beauty” and offers healthy and practical alternatives (such as a balanced diet instead of crash dieting or moderate exercise instead of over-exertion and steroids). The text maintains a theme of a “total makeover” throughout, dispelling the myth that a beauty makeover will make one happier while helping teens realize that true happiness (and beauty) come from a sense of self-worth and self-love. The extensive glossary and highlighted words throughout make this text a perfect tool to use in a classroom setting. This book is highly recommended for selection—it is written in an easy-to-read style, is extremely informative, and helps teens deal with pressing body image issues without shaming them. Reviewer: Mary Kruk; Ages 12 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422228111
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Guide to the Science of Health Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
NC1260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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