I read an article recently that said that the latest body/face augmentation craze is elf ears.
Yes, you read that right. Apparently, certain people are actually paying lots of money to some quack who will mutilate their ears so they can look like their favorite D&D or Lord of the Rings character forever. In other words, one day they will be 80-years-old with chewed up ears. Smart.
Another insane recent development is permanently changing your eye colour with implants. Not surprisingly, this procedure has been causing all sorts of nasty side effects for many people. According to one opthamologist, Dr. Kerry Assil risks include: “Blindness, for starters. The shape of this product, the size of this product, the location that it’s placed in will eventually lead to cataracts, loss of the cornea, inflammation inside the eye and a severe form of glaucoma that will result in irreversible blindness”.
Call me old fashioned, but even if this procedure had no risks and wasn’t causing narcissists to go blind at a record rate, people really shouldn’t be able to change their eye colour permanently. The eyes are a person’s most defining characteristic and it’s ridiculous that people want to change their browns to blues or blues to greens or greens to purple polka dots. I’m not against plastic surgery, per se, when properly researched and with the right doctor, it can do remarkable things for one’s self esteem. But completely changing your appearance, so you look like an entirely different person or an elf or lizard, is bloody stupid. Sure, sometimes I would love to look like Scarlett Johansson, but actually pursuing becoming a celebrity clone, would prevent me from appreciating my own assets. Everyone is beautiful because they are unique and enhancement should be just that-enhancement, not complete overhawl.