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Cosmetic Changes of the Body

Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands. -- Cathy Better

Since time immemorial humans have modified their bodies for social or personal reasons (not to enhance its function), using clothes, painting, tattoos, scarifications or implants. There is no reason to think that this will end anytime soon, in fact the practice of modifying one's appearance seems to becoming more and more accepted. In a transhuman world, the possibilities of cosmetic changes grows without end, making appearance almost completely arbitrary.


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Body Modification Ezine. About Piercing, cutting, branding, tattooing, surgery, stretching, bodybuilding as art, and any other aesthetic body modifications.
The Future of Cosmetic Surgery (Wired reality check, May 1996).
PLink, the Plastic Surgery Link. Links to various aspects of plastic surgery.
Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery in Yahoo

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