[PDF] Cosmetic procedures : ethical issues

Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Publication date:
22 June 2017


The report was produced by an expert Working Party, with contributions from many others through their responses to an expert call for evidence and a public online survey; participation in deliberative events; and engagement in group and one-to-one meetings with Working Party members. Those contributing included: • people who have had a cosmetic procedure, would think about doing so, or would never contemplate it; • young people; • practitioners, ‘provider’ companies, regulators, and insurers; • academics exploring the nature of the increasing pressures in relation to appearance, and the experiences and attitudes of those having procedures; and • academics interested in visual culture and social media use.