Extreme Plastic Surgery – Jessica Rabbit Lips? Elf Ears?
Remember back in the good ol’ days when people would have plastic surgery to try and look like their favorite celebrity? Angelina Jolie’s lips, Halle Berry’s cheek bones and Natalie Portman’s nose are just a few commonly requested body parts in plastic surgery centers around the world. Nowdays people are taking plastic surgery to the extreme and literally asking to look like cartoon characters.
Russian woman, Kristina Rei (above), has spent over $8000 on painful lip injections in her quest to look like Jessica Rabbit. She admits she is addicted to the injections and endures ridicule from strangers on the street, but Kristina wants to make her lips even bigger.
According to 22-year-old Kristina:
“I want to go more extreme. I want to look like a cartoon character. I am addicted to it, I love it.”
Kristina had her first round of lip injections at the age of 17 and is saving up for additional plastic surgery, such as breast implants, rhinosplasty surgery and she would also like to have her ears surgically altered and pointed like an elf. Yeah. No joke.
As with most technologies, plastic surgery is getting more advanced, cheaper and is made available to just about anyone with a credit card and a crazy idea. Sadly it seems that what plastic surgeons are missing as they make leaps and bounds in advanced techniques is a simple question of ethics. I’m just curious as to where and when the line is going to be drawn. You can get cheek implants on your forehead, breasts bigger then beachballs, you can give your kid liposuction, you can cut off portions of your toes, but you can’t lop off your foot? Who exactly is making up the rules here?