the most curious operations in history

DStendhal said that beauty is a promise of happiness, but scientists believe that the exact equation of beauty in its feminine version is: full lips, thin legs, shiny hair, silky skin and a harmonious proportion between waist and hips. Most studies put the emphasis on harmony, but the canon of beauty has been transformed so many times that it is difficult to believe that it adapts to a single mold.

Descriptions of nasal corrections and scar treatments dating back to Ancient Egypt have been preserved.

In history, the ideal of beauty was determined by the upper layers of society. In periods of famine, plump bodies were considered beautiful; When most men and women worked in the fields, paleness was a trait of beauty; In the 1920s, the androgynous appearance was fashionable, very consistent with a hedonistic morality that tolerated homosexuality and bisexuality; around 50, the ideal was busty women, since there was nothing more important in life than finding a husband and having children. Nowadays, beauty has become globalized and individuals try to get closer to the so-called ‘Caucasian model’, that is, Anglo-Saxon beauty, which dispenses with features of individual identity.

Contrary to popular belief, cosmetic surgery is not a phenomenon of the 20th century. Descriptions of nasal corrections and scar treatments date back to Ancient Egypt, and already in the 7th century, the Alexandrian doctor Paul of Aegina developed a system for removing men’s breasts, an aesthetic issue defined by treatises of the time such as medical problem. Liposuction is not new either, since Pliny the Elder, in the first century after Christ, describes a “heroic cure of obesity” to the son of a consul.

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