Wacky Plastic Surgery

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.

13 thoughts on “Wacky Plastic Surgery

  1. lacochran

    Amen! Have surgery if you have a deformity that you want to fix. Otherwise, leave yourself alone!

    Funny, everyone could identify Jennifer Grey before her nose job. Now, she looks so generic I couldn’t pick her out of a crowd. It certainly hasn’t helped her career.

  2. Pauline Post author

    Lacochran- Sounds like Jennifer Grey was pressured by Hollywood big wigs, but she shouldn’t have listened to them. Lots of other women in Hollywood have larger noses and great careers. Its really unfortunate.

  3. artman2112

    ack! i thought her nose was one of her most attractive features, seriously!
    this whole obsession with plastic surgery is so far out of whack it isnt funny. i see pics of Arnold and Maria and they look like automotons! Sharon Stone doesnt even look like her self anymore! so many other examples and now we have elves among us?? that’s just plain stoopid!!
    but even that cant rate as high on the “WTF is wrong with you” scale as messing with your eyes!

  4. Blueberry

    I am old-fashioned too. I think permanent “enhancements” are a bad idea. Tattoos are not as dangerous as some of this surgery, but even those are things that you might not really want to have forever (no matter what you are thinking at the time).

  5. Pauline Post author

    Artman-“Automotons” LOL. The overuse of botox is so prevalent! I hate how obsessed society is with youth and vainly trying to look young, like getting old is a disease or something. Maria and Sharon need to embrace themselves as sexy, mature women. And yes, I also wonder WTF is wrong with people who trust someone to screw around with one of their most precious senses-their vision.
    Dr. Monkey-LOL.
    Blueberry-Yep, you definitely want to make sure that that tattoo design is something you can live with forever. I have two tats and gave them ALOT of thought before getting them done. But people can get them lasered off, lost cartilage is not as easily replaced.

  6. Pauline Post author

    Robin-Its a slippery slope to crazy land when you start modifying your appearance that’s for sure.

  7. Pauline Post author

    Marie-Honestly, I really don’t know. You think people can’t get any dumber/crazier, but then you read about whole new horizons of idiocy. Awful!

  8. Pie

    Jennifer Grey should’ve looked to Barbra Streisand. She didn’t ‘fix’ her nose and it certainly didn’t do her career any harm.

    Throwaway coloured contact lenses should be good enough, surely. There are plenty of people who have lost their sight through disease or other means and they would love to be able to see again, whatever colour their eyes are. Truly some people have more money/ego than sense.

    As for the elf ears, I think it’s no surprise to find people who watch LOTR six hundred times and believe they’re Frodo would be up for this kind of thing. Total and utter nonsense.

  9. Pauline Post author

    Pie-Or Sarah Jessica Parker, she has a generous nose and is obviously very successful. For the billions of Barbie dolls in Hollywood, there are some very talented actresses out there who don’t want to completely change their look and more power to them!
    That’s also what pisses me off about the whole eye change colour thing. They take their perfect vision for granted and think that because their eyes aren’t “different” looking enough, that they should change them. Stupid! Same goes for the elf ear thing. As much as I love LOTR, its fantasy, not reality!

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