Quite often, we see far too many people who become hyper fixated on one particular facial feature that leads to their insecurities. For many, it is often the lips or the nose which leads to a downhill spiral of elective cosmetic surgeries as an avenue of a fix rather than seeking psychological help to treat the underlying body dysphoria. In this episode, we discuss the potential pitfalls of too much elective surgery and why this is often a result of a lack of understanding of facial harmony, and how features are actually evaluated by a human rater in principle application.
References Mentioned In The Podcast:
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Rhodes, Gillian. (2006). The Evolutionary Psychology of Facial Beauty. Annual review of psychology. 57. 199-226. 10.1146/annurev.psych.57.102904.190208.