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Plastic Surgery

In a conversation recently with a friend and psychologist about my last article on plastic surgery and self esteem, she pointed me in the direction of this ancient, slightly disturbing and fascinating research. Dr. Maxwell Maltz worked for many years as a plastic surgeon before becoming interested in the problems of perception and negative self-image that continued to plague his patients following their much anticipated surgery. Here is the link to his disarmingly hoakey webpage http://www.psycho-cybernetics.com/about.html. There are also some interesting clips on youtube.

SUPER HUMAN SUCCESS! aside, it is interesting how far back the understanding that a new nose has no relationship to happiness goes.

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