Jean-Claude Hagège

The Power of Seduction Publication date : February 1, 2003

In this book, Jean-Claude Hagège presents a surprising point of view for a cosmetic plastic surgeon: he describes what he considers to be “real” seduction — the sort that cannot be obtained through face lifts.
Seduction is not the same as beauty, but the two notions are often muddled, with the result that plastic surgeons are asked to do what they cannot, i.e. reconcile women with themselves. A concerned and indulgent observer of his patients, Hagège tries to reveal the power of seduction that we all possess inside ourselves. It is up to each one of us to recognise and activate the state of grace that is synonymous with a light step, a well-pitched voice and a seductive smile.
“Inside our brains, we all possess a seduction centre, which is too often inhibited by our behaviour and by social conventions. It is in our power to free that centre. Let it express itself. Let it express our passions, our affectivity, our sensuality,” writes Hagège.

Jean-Claude Hagège is a plastic and cosmetic surgeon, a member of the International Society of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, and a consultant for the Paris Law Courts.