Future Career Paths in the Field of Cosmetic Surgery

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Future Career Paths in the Field of Cosmetic Surgery

        People are becoming very interested with enhancing their bodies in order to fit the current beauty standard being set by Hollywood, the media, and the pop culture these days. More and more of them from all walks of life are now turning to the cosmetic surgeons to improve their appearance, which a lot of them believe may enhance career prospects or improve social opportunities. That’s one of the main reasons why cosmetic surgery has become popular in recent years. Many new techniques have been developed with the potential for multiple applications in this field. Interesting, mathematics and computer imaging start to play important roles in cosmetic surgery. In this section, we are going to look at how mathematics and computer science students would actually get involved in this field and how cosmetic surgery can lead to the future career paths in the area of mathematics and computer science.

Cosmetic Surgery--- “The Mathematics of Beauty”

      “Beauty may well be in the eyes of the beholder. But in the future in could be in the realm of mathematics.”

                  --- By Professor Tony Fitzpatrick (Washington University)

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        Suppose there is a patient comes to a cosmetic surgeon’s office and asks for surgery to make him look like William Bradley Pitt. Can the surgeon just simply lead him the operation room and give him a surgery to make the patient look at whoever he wants to be? The answer is no. Cosmetic surgery is far more difficult than we can expect. It is not only a surgery, but also an art appreciation. There is a great emphasis on balance and perspective behind cosmetic surgery (Struss 56-52).

        Cosmetic surgery has been practiced since the days of ancient Egypt (56-53). ...

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