Ethics in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

The status of plastic and reconstructive surgery is debated in the legislative and health policy domains, where the view of plastic surgery as a consumer good vies with the special status of medical procedures; in the social and cultural arenas, where distributive justice is questioned and standards of beauty examined; and in the realm of technology, where new tools and approaches continue to revitalize this ancient practice. This month’s contributors take on each of these debates and more.

Volume 12, Number 5: 357-433 Full Issue PDF