Convivial Encounters in Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

The Sociological Review has published a blog post by Professor Ruth Holliday documenting the experiences of three ‘patient-consumers’ seeking cosmetic surgery outside of their home countries.

In the article, entitled ‘Convivial Encounters in Cosmetic Surgery Tourism’, Professor Holliday follows the journeys of Lorna, Anita and Sally, who each undergo cosmetic procedures in a Tunisian hospital, which they are initially unaware, is subject to a cross-border healthcare agreement with neighbouring Libya, and where they meet and develop relationships with victims of the ongoing civil war.

Cosmetic surgery tourism is the focus of Professor Holliday’s new book Beautyscapes, co-authored with Dr Meredith Jones and Professor David Bell.

Read the full article at The Sociological Review.