Thursday 2 April 2009

Plastic surgery - answer to life's problems

A number of local women are suing Cairns plastic surgeon Isolde Hertess over their dodgy operation.
Surely anyone who willingly permits themselves to undergo plastic surgery to look 'better', or get bigger bosoms, accept they are defying nature. They get what they deserve.
Whatever we're handed out by the big guy (or gal) upstairs, we should accept and embrace. The human body is a beautiful and amazing creation. Why do some want to reconstruct themselves?
With the word 'plastic' in the title, you should have twigged.


We all Need Help said...
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T. Asquith said...

Under these circumstances "We all Need Help" should avoid such remarks. And guilt by association carries no weight in court, and neither should it. Maybe a penal enlargement experience with said doctor has clouded his judgement. From a clinical point of view; perhaps these are not "dodgy operations" but "successful operations". However, when you are dealing with fragile people who are unhappy about how they perceive their image, I doubt the mirror will ever refect what they want to see. A psychiatrist is probably a better option than a plastic surgeon when dealing with such problems. Pity Paul Hogan didn't realise this, we might then still recognise him.

Robyn Woollen, Tablelands said...

This is all very interesting.


A quick googlisation shows that the two did have a practice at 163 lake Street some years ago. So perhaps they were married – no mention of each other on either of the websites.

Looks as if he also did a stint in Darwin as plastic surgeon as well.

But looking at the procedures he undertakes – implant, liposuctions etc – it is quite possible that he did tackle tackle (penile) implants!

So I guess that there may be some truth - there is also a musician by the same name – who also has a guitar collection – perhaps a mish mash of facts.

Paul said...

Shame. I worked alongside Mark Doyle in Melbourne around 1990 when he was a Registrar in a big public Hospital (actually first came across him as early as 1985, as a young Resident). He was good. Bit cocky in 85, but matured and thoughtful by 1990. I was sorry to see he'd gone down the elective plastic surgery road. Great rewards I'm sure, but a loss to public medicine.

Eniko K. said...

April 6, 2009

To Tom,
Regarding plastic surgery, you say we need a psychiatrist, and that no surgery will make us feel any better. I say to you Tom, if your body part was smaller than a crayon, you needed a magnifying glass to see it, and couldn’t satisfy your partner, (if you had one), or if it was to big to put it anywhere except the palms of your hands or bent like a boomerang, would you not seek help? Some people are born this way, but choose to do something about it because they want to have what is regarded as a normal relationship and be accepted in our society.
Some mother’s breast feed and the body changes, in some cases a woman’s breasts can look like empty balloons hanging on the chest; we have every right to have the problem or problems fixed up if we please.
Having a face lift does make one look younger, a lot of us feel young but do not look it, if our teeth fall out we get dentures, if our eyes need glasses we choose ones that suit our face.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were all as perfect as you must be, to be so judgmental?

T. Asquith said...

Yes, point taken Eniko. But I mean to refer to "cosmetic" surgery; that which is elective and which would be considered unnecessary by most people, eg: celebrity Michael Jackson is the best (worst?) example I can give you, one who would have definitely benefited from psychiatric intervention. And sadly no, I'm not perfect, plus gravity is inevitably winning the age old battle to drag me back down to earth.

KitchenSlut said...

Is Brazilian waxing the moral or psychological equivalent of a facelift?

Presumably both require some pain to be endured to enhance perceived appearance, albeit many cunnilingus enthusiasts may claim more practical benefits also ‘come’ with the Brazilian!

Tom is correct in his observations of examples of people who clearly display a psychologically unhealthy obsession when it comes to plastic surgery, however is this the stereotype of a typical plastic surgery client, as Eniko has argued? We all engage in some daily ritual, such as shaving or make-up, to modify and enhance appearance so at what particular point does this progress to a moral or psychological issue?

The intersexual Zoe Brain has posted today also on similar issues to do with moralism and stereotypes related to her condition.