Syringe injection on lips (GETTY Images/Philippe Regard)

 

Tuesday, December 17 at 19:30 GMT:

Lebanon has long held a reputation for being a regional destination for plastic surgery. But is "going under the knife" changing the face of Lebanese identity? As procedures like nose jobs and tummy tucks become more normalised, what is it about Lebanese society that allows plastic surgery to be so widely accepted? And how does it affect body image issues for men and women? Join the conversation at 1930 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to: 
 
Cynthia Ghazali @cyn0318
Independent Filmmaker
 
Naji Hayek @najihayek
Plastic surgeon, Lebanese American University Hospital
 
Roula Mouawad @rolamouawad
Journalist