Just finished watching Louis Theroux: Under The Knife. It featured several people (three) who completely changed their appearance. One man had liposuction, a tummy tuck, every possible facial surgery, bicep implants, pec implants and another man had at least the same, if not more procedures. Then there was a woman who split up with her boyfriend and the next day she had hired an "image consultant" who recommended all these surgeries to her. Admittedly she did look very attractive after the surgeries (before that she was a bit plain looking). She described herself before the surgery as a "cute girl" and after the surgery as "a beautiful woman". Notably when she was crying (she said tears of happiness) - when asked about how she felt - there was no expression in the face at all. No screwing up around the eyes or anything. Then her boyfriend came and said she looked "beautiful" and "amazing". And that he was so much happier with how she looked. Which prompted me to wonder 'if she was so unattractive before why was he with her for 8 years?'. Anyway the main point of this thread is to ask: Does plastic surgery hurt or heal? One of the men who had completely changed his appearance (and even name) said that he had been called an "ugly bastard" for 15 years by his stepdad and basically that was why he had all the surgeries. Now to me that suggests a psychological problem. Although this guy did say he had been to therapy and that the physical changes he made have improved his self image. But he looked unreal and his pec implants looked more like tits than pecs. Personally I think that anyone who feels they need cosmetic surgery has psychological or self esteem issues which require a relevant treatment; not surgery. The problem is vanity and the definition of beautiful or the pursuit of Beautiful (I think it's somewhere in California? :tongue Who decides what beautiful is anyway? I just think its very sad that some people feel so lowly of and in themselves that they feel they need surgery and in a way a new identity to be happy. And I think that often they are left without happiness and left with a hefty medical bill. Is there anyone that really thinks plastic surgery does some good (excepting cases where people have been in terrible accidents etc)? I just don't think you can solve psychological problems with physical treatments.