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Should we embrace cosmetic transformation as a way of becoming closer to who we really are, or who we might wish to become?
We think being authentic is about remaining true to who we are, and many of us consider plastic surgery as a the preserve of tabloid celebritis rather than people like us. But from Caitlin Jenner to Chelsea Manning, plastic surgery is now seen as a means to ensure our bodies reflect authentic inner lives. Should we embrace cosmetic transformation as a way of becoming closer to who we really are, or who we might wish to become? Or should we be seeking to end society’s obsession with appearance?
Julia Long: Dr Julia Long is a radical lesbian feminist activist and the author of Anti-Porn: The Resurgence of Anti-Pornography Feminism
Heather Peto: Heather Peto is trans activist and 2017 Labour parliamentary candidate for Rutland and Melton.
Miles Berry: Miles Berry is an aesthetic surgeon and one of the field leaders in reconstructive surgery. His expertise is in abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, face lift, blepharoplasty, mastopexy, breast reduction, secondary breast surgery, liposuction, labiaplasty and transgender surgery, as well as a host of other non-surgical treatments.
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