Françoise Brullmann: The origin of a request of aesthetic surgery at adolescence

Apparently quite simple, the request of aesthetic surgery at adolescence is often far more complex than it seems. Under the requests of breast plastic surgery and nose plastic surgery for example, the pain that has appeared at adolescence and thus centering on a given organ (e.g. the nose or the breasts) is correlative to the very same pain linked with the psychical rehandlings often inherent to that age. Through a few examples surging from her own history, Claude’s analysis will enable one to trace such a desire for aesthetic change upwards towards its origin and will show the difficulties in identification and filiation directly with reference to her desire of a surgical metamorphosis.