When we look at ourselves, we see a human shell that we had zero influence on prior to creation. Since we had no design input, we do our best with what we have. We can dress a certain way, wear certain colours, styles, and textures. We can also exercise, or control our diet to affect our looks a little bit further, but for many people this is still not enough.
At the point when you feel you cannot do any more with your garments and makeup, Plastic Surgery is the next step. Personally, I have no problem with the idea of aesthetic surgery, what I do have a problem with is the sheer unapologetic butchery and eventual deformity that these so-called Plastic Surgeons have unleashed on the world.
These days, thanks to Celebrity endorsements and mass-marketing, Plastic Surgery has become as commonplace as Dentistry. The strange thing is that almost every case of Plastic Surgery is noticeable. From Botox injections to Breast Implants, it is usually the first thing someone will notice about someone else, not because we have some sort of sixth-sense bullshit detector; but because almost every case of Plastic Surgery, botched or successful, is obviously fake. This is due, for the most part, to the Medical Professionals who undertake these physical transformations. Medicine is a science and not an art, and because of this we see mass cases of misshapen, asymmetrical appendages with obvious creases, bumps, lumps and scars. If a Painter & Decorator kept on painting over light switches, or created bubbles behind wallpaper; word would soon spread and they would be out of a job. But for some reason, if a Plastic Surgeon completely ruins the façade of someone’s face; they keep on working, and their inept corrections keep on spreading. Just take a walk in any Western Metropolis (especially in the summer), and you will witness some of the worst man-made creations ever to be seen stuck to, or hanging off a body. This just goes to prove how many Surgeons are totally unqualified for the position they hold.
Even though we all assume Medicine has come a long way, from Nurses, GP’s, Registrars, Surgeons, to Professors; the basic principle of “poison it” or “cut it out” are the two main solutions to every disease and ailment. When we are ill, we are fine with these options, but when it comes to corrective surgery, people should be offered more than a just a caring soul with a knowledge of Biology and Chemistry. Plastic Surgeons usually possess neither. More often than not, they are sharp-suit wearing, money-hungry forgetters of the Hippocratic Oath. After all, giving someone a glute implant does not really require a Medical Degree, and aside from the few who chose to fix deformities, scars or wounds, the rest are happy earning masses of money from customers suffering from vanity or self-loathing.
Aside from Psychology, Plastic Surgery is the branch of medicine that attracts the very basest of all who qualify. Plastic Surgery hides behind the promise of beautification; they offer everything and then deliver almost nothing.
A self-satisfied toff from Plastics is the last person who should be wielding a scalpel. If tissue is to be sliced, diced, and relocated, surely the talents of an Artist, Sculptor, or Tailor is needed rather than those of a scientific underachiever? Maybe it’s time for Plastic Surgeons to become proficient at a few artistic or design based disciplines, before they are unleashed on an unwitting public.
Otherwise, these hacks will continue earning millions and even billions for doing just that… hacking.