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Nov/Dec 2009

Cultivating a Global Aesthetic Consciousness

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Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2009

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009;11(6):420-421. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2009.84

Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.—Thomas Carlyle—Scottish essayist and historian (1795-1881)

We are in the midst of exciting times as the United States experiences growing diversity and changing social attitudes toward race, culture, and ethnicity. For the facial plastic surgery community, this can be a watershed moment when we openly celebrate the complexity of humanity with a renewed aesthetic consciousness.

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