Should Advertisements for Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty Practices be Banned? Join the Debate!

surgeonsIn anticipation of the second BeautyDemands workshop, ‘Professionals, Practitioners and Beauty Norms’, we asked participants to consider whether they would be in favour of banning advertisements for cosmetic surgery and beauty procedures. To contribute on the topic and post on this discussion please email your responses to Jan Kandiyali.

Question for Consideration:
Would you be in favour of banning all advertisements for non-invasive beauty treatments and/or cosmetic surgery? If you are not in favour of banning all advertisements would you be in favour of banning some - for instance for certain types of procedures? If so can you explain why for some and not all and how you would determine which should be advertised? Would you differentiate depending on where adverts were placed; for instance would you accept adverts in women's magazines where the intended audience is adult women, but not in public places where they would be seen by children? Alternatively do you think that any banning advertisements would be wrong and why?


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