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Kosmetisk turism: en kvalitativ studie om konsumtionen av kosmetisk turism
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The object of the study is to examine the consumption of cosmetic tourism from the consumer's and the producer’s viewpoint and to examine what factors help individuals choose to travel overseas to consume cosmetic surgeries. The method used in the study was a qualitative examination, where we interviewed seven individuals. Five of the individuals have gone through the process of surgery overseas, one is a Swedish surgeon that’s working on Akademikliniken and lastly we interviewed one person who runs a company in Sweden that arranges trips overseas with the purpose of going through a surgery. The collected data was analyzed with support of the consumer society and Gidden's theory about modernity and self-identity. The final discussion shows that cosmetic tourism is a growing phenomenon and the extent of it is growing in today's society and that the main factors that have shown to affect the choice is trust and competence within the clinic and the surgeon, and women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka konsumtionen av kosmetisk turism utifrån ett konsument- och producentperspektiv samt att se vilka faktorer det är som styr individen utomlands för att konsumera kosmetiska ingrepp. Studien genomfördes med en kvalitativ undersökning, varav vi intervjua sju personer. Fem av dem har utfört kosmetiska ingrepp utomlands, en av dem är en svensk kirurg som arbetar på Akademikliniken och slutligen intervjuade vi en kvinna som driver ett bolag i Sverige som arrangerar resor utomlands med syftet att genomgå kosmetiska ingrepp. Det insamlade materialet analyserades med bland annat stöd av utgångspunkten från konsumtionssamhället och Giddens teori om modernitet och självidentitet. Den slutliga diskussionen visar att kosmetisk turism är ett växande fenomen och vad fenomenet innebär samt att de utmärkande faktorerna som visat sig påverka valet av resan är tilliten, kompetensen hos kliniken och kvinnors missnöje med kroppen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 36
Keywords [en]
Cosmetic tourism, cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery
Keywords [sv]
Kosmetisk turism, kosmetiska ingrepp, plastikkirurgi
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-36021DiVA, id: diva2:1234140
Subject / course
Tourism Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2018-07-23 Created: 2018-07-23 Last updated: 2018-07-23Bibliographically approved

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