Bleach Nip Tuck: The White Beauty Myth

Tuesday, November 3 on 4

Part of the Race: Science’s Last Taboo season, this two part series examines the emerging trend for deracialisation surgery through the stories of six people who want to go to extreme lengths to westernise their bodies and faces. The second programme, The Face , follows three people who are desperate for ‘whiter’ facial features. It also explores how westernisation surgery is thriving across the globe: from double eyelid and ‘face smashing’ surgery in South Korea, to nose jobs in Pakistan.

Tuesday, October 27 on 4

Michael Jackson’s radical facial transformation was shrouded in secrecy and became a contentious subject for discussion. Many saw him as a sell-out, betraying his ethnic heritage. For others he is a source of inspiration, paving the way for people to use surgery and science to change their race. Part of the Race: Science’s Last Taboo season, this series examines the emerging trend for deracialisation surgery through the stories of six people who want to go to extreme lengths to westernise their bodies and faces. The series also interviews the surgeons willing to make their dreams come true.

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