The Culture and Science of Implants (Paperback)
Body modification is a widespread cultural practice with a long history. Using implants to alter and augment various areas of the human body represents a contemporary form of this practice with growing appeal for young adults. With captivating photographs, readers will learn about common cosmetic procedures and innovative ways of transforming the body that blur the lines between human and machine, fantasy, and reality. Straightforward descriptions of implant surgery cover tools and methods used as well as the health risks of various procedures. Informative sidebars in each chapter profile practitioners of 3-D body art and provide helpful historical context.