In this exploration of Western culture’s fixation with beauty, personal stories shed light on the positive and darker sides of cosmetic procedures.
S01:E01 - Addicted to Cosmetic Surgery/Corsets & Waist Training
Mothers and daughters share a very special bond. Elaine Young, who has had over fifty surgeries, claims that she is "not really addicted," but just wants to get it right.
S01:E04 - The Jazzmyn Braxton Story: Industrial Silicone Injection
Transformation is ingrained in the human soul. And sometimes, the need to become someone other than ourselves is so profound that we will pay any price to get there.
S01:E07 - The Liposuctionator: Dr. Bruce Nadler
Bruce Nadler, a bodybuilder specializing in male surgery, defines his work as “body sculpting” or “body contouring.” Liposuction is called “blind subcutaneous sculpturing.”
S01:E10 - The Julie Rubinzer Story: Lethal Anesthesia
Julie Rubinzer went in for a “routine” breast augmentation upgrade from which she never woke up because her doctor decided to do the anesthesia himself.
S01:E20 - Anti-Aging Convention: Dr. Jean Carruthers
When Botox was developed by researchers seeking a way to control a rare type of rapid eye twitch, patients reported that the injections also made them look younger.