My note (A diary)–unit 3

Patient 1:
Patient and surgeon:
Surgeon: you have asymmetrical faces due to asymmetry in your face, joints, and curvature of the spine. Teeth occlusion asymmetry. And you can see by CT pictures that you have a tertiary level of teeth protrusion and asymmetry.
Patient: I have very little confidence in my teeth and want to have a normal face.
Surgeon: the chin is too prominent and needs improvement. We need to do an X-ray to avoid injury to the nerves. First, you need to correct your teeth and get plastic surgery. Your surgery requires general anesthesia, which lasts about five hours. During the recovery period, you will have a swollen face.
Patient: I’d like to have double eyelids because my eyes are too small.
Surgeon: that will take a long time. You can’t brush your teeth in the recovery period, you can only rinse your mouth, and you can only eat liquid food and nutrients.


I and the patient:
1:What part of their appearance they want to be perfect?

Patient: my jaw and teeth need to be corrected, but I also want to have double eyelids to make my eyes bigger and more powerful.

2.Which stars you might want to look like ?

Patient: I like liu shishi and liu yifei, very pure and lovely.

3.Are you happy for these images to be used in my art or documentation of my research? Are you happy for me to record u speaking?

Patient: I don’t mind recording.

4.Will you choose plastic surgery or microsurgery again to change your beauty?


Patient: I should get plastic surgery later, work hard to make money, make myself more beautiful, and make myself confident.

5。Do you think you’ll rely on plastic surgery in the future? Do you think it will have side effects?

Patient: there should be side effects, but I don’t know exactly what it is.


6.Why do you want to change your appearance?

Patient: because of myself, I am very ugly, in fact, there will be discrimination at work, so I am not confident. I choose plastic surgery so that I can have a better future.


Patient 2:
Patient and surgeon:

Surgeon: your face shape can only be done with a large operation to correct your face shape. We need to remove your mandible and do a stereo operation. We need to give you general anesthesia. You also need to do double eyelids and redo your nose.
Patient: it will take a long time to recover.
Surgeon: yes, you need a lot to accept your new look, and you need three months to recover.

I and the patient:

Q1.I want to have a feminine look and feel too masculine. Mainly want to make face shape.
I don’t know much about it, but I really want to be a feminine woman. I feel like a beautiful girl.
I wouldn’t mind.
This is my first plastic surgery. If it works well, I will definitely return.
I don’t know, I guess there will be.
Because some people say I look like a man, and there will be people.








short conversation with the patient(Questions)

I’m going to have a short conversation with the patient.
I want to ask and interview patients:
1.What part of their appearance they want to be perfect?

2.Which stars you might want to look like ?

3.Are you happy for these images to be used in my art or documentation of my research? Are you happy for me to record u speaking?

4.Will you choose plastic surgery or microsurgery again to change your beauty?

5。Do you think you’ll rely on plastic surgery in the future? Do you think it will have side effects?

6.Why do you want to change your appearance?

Interview with Plastic surgeon (record)unit 3

Me: how’s business in London? Do you have more local customers or Asian customers?

Surgeon: not bad. You know I have a clinic in Manchester. London is a newly created shop. There are many asians in London, especially the Chinese. And now it’s getting more and more popular, and there are a lot of students, basically students coming to me for plastic surgery. Our price is the same as ours. You have also been to my shop in Shanghai, which is the same price as Shanghai.


Me: now the customer has the trend of younger age, you think British girl and Chinese schoolgirl have what distinction?

Surgeon: it’s true that cosmetic surgery is at a younger age. Many girls between the ages of 16 and 20 are doing plastic surgery during the holiday to make themselves more beautiful. British women generally do more anti-aging and wrinkle-free programs. Because of their prolonged exposure to the sun, their skin is ageing, and women in Asia generally don’t look older because they don’t like the sun. Local women in the UK prefer a more sexy style, with fuller lips, breasts and hips. Chinese girls prefer a less elegant style.


Me: what do you think is the objective of the plastic surgery customers now? Why plastic surgery?

Surgeon: I think there are fewer and fewer people who used to have plastic surgery for accidental injuries or deformities, because social life is good now, and there is a reduced demand for this kind of demand. At best, it is beautiful. Some girls, especially Asian girls, are keen on plastic surgery, mainly because they can bring confidence to themselves, and they can find a better boyfriend and even have a good career in the future. After all, the world is looking at the outside world, you have a good appearance to attract others to see your heart.



Me: now male customer ratio?

Surgeon: now there are more and more men. You know that many Asian boys are gay now, and want to have a feminine look like a girl. And men are more and more concerned about their appearance.



Me: do you think the trend of cosmetic surgery has been changing? How should we keep up with The Times?

Surgeon: I think it’s changing all the time. For example, eyebrows, our tattoo eyebrows are very popular, but the shape and color of the eyebrows have been changing, causing many customers to change the shape of their eyebrows. And with the development of science and technology, we constantly upgrade our plastic surgery equipment and technology. We should always learn new techniques to meet the needs of our customers. I think fashion is hard to follow. But I feel I have to choose the right one. If you choose the right look for yourself you can have your features and don’t need to be trendy.



Me: is there a difference between Asia and Europe? What’s the difference?

Surgeon:Asia’s plastic surgery industry is dominated by South Korea, where the appearance of koreans is not good across Asia. And their entertainment industry is very developed, which leads to the development of this industry. Half of Asia’s favorite features. Likes to play the whitening needle, and likes lovely type and now popular charm type. European cosmetic surgery is good for wrinkles, probably because europeans and asians have different bodies, and europeans are more prone to aging. They don’t like white skin and feel unhealthy. They also like sexy features. But because of the popularity of Korean love dramas in Europe, many people are beginning to like the exquisite shape of Asia.



Me: do you think plastic surgery is addictive? Do you think it hurts? Psychologically or physically?
Surgeon: yes, but it requires everyone to control their own desires. The harm I think is less and less, because the technology is developed, I think in the future our industry is like a facial mask to buy cosmetics the same simple. So do you think cosmetics are bad for you? Expensive cosmetics may protect your skin, but cheap cosmetics can ruin your skin. So in the same way, don’t opt for cheaper products.

data collection about plastic surgery.-Unit 3

1.  Changes in the number of people undergoing plastic surgery.

The number is growing by 20%.

Changes in the number of people undergoing plastic surgery.

2. The contrast between Asian markets and global markets.

Asia’s plastic surgery market is growing six times faster than the global market.

More than 34 million people are expected to undergo plastic surgery in 2017, up 7 percent from 2016.

China has 14 million people who have undergone cosmetic surgery to become beautiful, up 42 percent from 2016.


3.The younger age trend of the plastic surgery group.


European  America

In 2017, 60 percent of every 100 cosmetic users will be under 28 years old. Asia begins to have plastic surgery at age 20, and European America begins to do plastic surgery at the age of 30.


Male and female proportions.

Women are the main consumer group, and men are growing.


4.The change in consumer spending is in the cosmetic surgery market.

Market size: RMB 100 million.

More and more people are choosing to spend money on cosmetic surgery, which is becoming more and more prosperous.

Orlan 2

She work is sensual and worldly, and she sees the body as a privileged material. Behavior around their transformation and regeneration on the surface of the body to do, in many cases try to challenge for clues, starting from the emotion of artists were enslaved, the inner exposed to public space with close illicit, also make the audience experience pleasure from peeping until it is presence. Her works are constantly making vigorous questions about the power of destruction and subversion, of traditional ideas, religion, social culture, the exploitation of male power, political games, and the ugliness of identity. The artist has become a champion of women’s human rights and social tolerance by changing her identity and sacrificing herself.
In 1970, the radical Orlan works is called the literature research, the head of medusa, will she bleeds vulva through a magnifying glass to present to the audience, half of the pubic hair was painted blue, with next to Freud’s words, the women’s pubic hair evil thoughts can be modified in a short time. Exposure, secular feedback, offerings, blow mood or sex toy these words mean filthy comments challenges the old adage, challenging the norms of the public, through the monitor, see work confronted with two kinds of a live audience, peep and watching.

“Come on, come closer, to my base: mother, bitch, and artist.” — Orlan in October 30, 1977, the grand palace FIAC contemporary art fair in Paris, Orlan in the form of the virgin like sculpture, will be topless device image converted into ATM coin-operated machines, wrote to kiss automatic vending machines, with five francs to sell her kiss to the audience. The five franc COINS from the audience fall from the breast, and the artist jumps and kisses the customer. Works cause strong public opinion at that time, men under the social status of women, in the business of the employer’s relationship with the provider, by rights, desire, and obscene services and selling this provocation of dirty words, artist indicating the audience to participate in her works in the form of touch. For the fair’s interior, Orlan defrauded and evaded world art institutions and galleries to sell herself, and her works brought together the extremes of two western women — the Madonna and the bitch.

Le baiser de l’artist




“I don’t want to look like… . It is not easy to be a narcissist. The problem is not to take care of your image, but to reestablish yourself through intentional ACTS of alienation. – Orlan since 1987, Orlan behavior art is completed her nine times between surgery plastic surgery, in the form of a series of video and broadcast through the media to broadcast in many countries in the world. Each time she was presented with a different face, dressed in gorgeous clothes, joking prologue, directing the staff, and the doctor cooperating with her performance. She plays music on the spot, reads poetry aloud, and moves into elaborate dance routines that allow viewers to see photos of her early performance art filled with exhibits. Stay awake during surgery Orlan for only a local anesthesia, people can see the surgeon remove grease from her thighs, then injected into her facial location specified, cut the knee, ankle, hip, waist and neck. She was there to control the atmosphere, explain the operation and answer the public question. After the bloody performance, the blood, body fluids and meat were displayed on the scene, while Orlan continued to perform with a trident, skull, and her manservant. In 1990, after her third operation, she was shown with a portrait of the eccentric bride with a wig to show the fact that women who love beauty receive attention for the pleasure that men define. On November 21, 1993, she cut open her face, uncovered the flesh, inserted the stuffing into the muscle tissue and stitched it up, and the forehead looked like a horn. Orlan after surgery with the remains of the work life, Christian think her works blasphemous, but she thinks that art must be causing interference between artist and audience, therefore her legacy will endure for a long period of time. In these plastic plans, she is not in order to achieve beautiful young or secular go plastic under the pain, but as a typical female to classical mythology in the men’s cognitive, will change features one by one, in the form of patchwork reproduce the facial features of the patriarchal world desire (typical women in the mythical symbols: Diana’s nose represents fertility, positive enterprising spirit of adventure; Europa’s mouth, foresight; The Mona Lisa’s forehead, hermaphrodite; Venus’ chin, rich and elegant; Psyche’s glasses, the need for love and the beauty of the spirit… ). Later, her body was not only the material of the work, but also the public opinion of the public. Orlan using plastic surgery as a medium to express her ideas and standards of beauty, emphasis on symbolic meaning of female beauty, aesthetic standards, trying to mix different class eager to achieve perfect external after the limit of beyond the senses, cause to the patriarchal world conquest, to discuss the feminism, they constantly changing new identity to please place in male social norms. The impact of the work is terrible surgery this process by acting exposed to the public space, but a woman after a painful transformation process, completely abandoned the outer ego, but whether can achieve personal ideal?

 La Re-incarnation de Sainte Orlan











Post Human

Jeffrey deitch, an American contemporary art theorist, claims that our time is the beginning of the end of the old man and the beginning of the human race. He believed that “the existing concept of” human “, that is, the “nature” of human appearance and human nature, is being replaced by a growing concept. The new idea is that people can reinvent themselves. The reason for this trend is the rapid development of human biotechnology and computer science, and new technology has caused a series of possibilities. It is possible for man to enter the era of artificial evolution beyond the traditional natural evolution. First, the exploration of mechanical and digital alternatives makes human beings no longer completely organic. Second, the future of artificial evolution is not only physical evolution, but also a concept of evolution, which makes the mixture of human and non-human being the norm. In addition, when humans began to have the ability to transcend the genetic code and to reconstruct their own flesh, reorganization and internal spirit remodeling will make the body appearance, which affect the behavior, life style, identity cognition, the heart of belonging, and so on, which changed the social structure and consensus.

Early humans based on the tremendous power of the nature, including their own do not understand and fear, for their strong like some animals, such as a large number of people in the ancient Chinese shanhaijing animal parts. In ancient Greek mythology, there were also large Numbers of people and animals, the “god” who could call for rain. It is as if children are often unable to perceive the integrity of their bodies through self-perception, according to jac-marie-emle-lacan. Lacking the relevant sense of time, space, and movement, he even sees his body as a bunch of broken objects and fears. Children who grow up to six to eighteen months are able to take advantage of the image reflected in the mirror and gradually acquire the overall image of their body’s basic structure. The “mirroring phase”, as lacan calls it, refers to a more profound way of providing a whole to the body through its mirror image, thus clearly defining the cognitive style of the self. At that time, human cognition belongs to the primary “mirror stage”.

However, today’s human and non-human efforts are not based on the inferiority and weakness of early human beings, not understanding and fear. It is the increasingly abundant means of human control and transformation of nature, and the new technology enables the human body to extend and strengthen its functions, thus resulting in a new self-concept, which becomes a kind of eugenics of the spiritual form.