Event Summary: Absolutely Safe Screening

On October 9, 2012, WGH and the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) co-sponsored a screening of the documentary “Absolutely Safe” by filmmaker Carol Ciancutt-Leyva. This film investigates the multibillion dollar cosmetic surgery industry and its complicated — and sometimes thorny — relationship with women, who make up more than 90% of its consumer base. The screening was followed by a lively discussion moderated by STRIPED Program Assistant Grace Kennedy and HSPH doctoral student Allegra Gordon on the public health implications of the growing industry in cosmetic surgical procedures.