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Under my skin

Join our experts as they reveal how plastic surgery has changed through the ages and examine the place of cosmetic surgery in society today.

We may think of plastic surgery as a relatively new phenomenon but in fact Indian artisans were reconstructing noses using flaps of forehead skin as far back as 600BC. At this event we’ll discover the fascinating history of plastic surgery from Cleopatra bathing herself in lactic acid to give herself a full body peel through to the reconstructive surgery developed in response to the terrible injuries sustained in the two world wars. We will also explore the place of plastic surgery in society today and take a look at the bewildering array of treatments that now exist to keep ourselves looking ever youthful and delay the inevitable passage of time.


Nick Percival | talks
Philip Sykes | talks


Date and Time:

10 June 2008 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
020 7409 2992

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Tickets cost £8, £6 concessions and £4 for RI Members

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