The exhibition Skin Deep at the Surgeons’ Hall Museums in Edinburgh runs from the 6th August 2010 to April 2011.
It explores the effects of cosmetic changes and disfigurements to the face and looks at the historic attempts to reconstruct or alter the face to make people ‘acceptable’ in society. The influence of war and punishment, and the resulting injuries and innovations are also charted in this exhibition and this includes McIndoe’s Guinea Pig Club. An attempt is made to discover the personal reasons behind surgery and what effect surgery can have on the psychology of the patient. The Saving Faces art exhibition is featured as an electronic presentation. The stories and images bring out the psychological impact on patients and represents the patients’ view of facial surgery.