Warning: This promotional clip contains graphic images of surgical procedures.

Did you know that nearly 11.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2005? Demand for cosmetic surgery and cosmetic surgery products is even expected to grow 11.2 percent annually. Made Over in America (DVD 3188) explores this growth market.

From the Director’s Statement:

“Rather than presenting easy answers and villains, the film focuses awareness on the profundity of the anxieties and the practices that have emerged in growing numbers over the past decade. The film uses archival footage from feature films, advertisements, and educational films from the 1950s and 1960s to showcase the velocity of social change, and the cyclic nature of our beauty ideals. Through the juxtaposition of old and new images we feel the tension between the 1950s, when body images were more fixed, and today, when these images have begun to morph with our flesh.”

The movie weaves together the voices consumers, surgeons, patients, psychologists, theorists, and youth who are coming of age in a culture where bodies seem to be customizable and forms a picture of how American consumer culture responds to the desire to create a better self.

Made Over in America is a must see.

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