Facing Myself: An Introspective Look at Cosmetic Surgery


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Have you ever thought about having cosmetic surgery? It is a very personal choice. Over 15 years ago, at age 16, I had cosmetic surgery on my face—a nose reduction and chin implant.

I always wanted to be open about my surgery, but I felt as if I had to hide it, especially from church people. As the stigma against cosmetic surgery changes, more and more people are having procedures—1.7 million cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. in 2015 alone—but a lot of people are still keeping quiet about it.

I believe it is time for safe and authentic conversations about cosmetic surgery. How does cosmetic surgery impact life and relationships? This book examines the issue from a Christian worldview.

I weave my personal story throughout the book as I share what I’ve learned, along with research, history, and statistics. I also offer discussion questions at the end of each chapter.

If you or someone you love are considering cosmetic surgery, this book can give insight, and provide tools to make a well-rounded, mature decision about your body. If you are like me and have already undergone cosmetic surgery, this book can assist you as you process the experience.

How does your understanding compare to mine? Maybe we are more alike than we know. I respect you, your decisions, and all you’ve experienced. I admire your courage for taking the time to consider your options and weigh them out.

Join me in examining this important topic that our generation faces.

About the Author: Rachael Hartman has an MS in Human Services Counseling. She speaks to groups about writing, life, and living for Jesus. Facing Myself is her third book. RachaelKathleenHartman.com


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