There is no doubt that these people love their pets a lot if they agree to spend huge amounts of money on them, but their love is not that safe and makes no sense in my opinion and it gets close to animal cruelty. But it appears that this is a growing trend right now in South Korea: cosmetic surgery for pets, as well as botox implants to make them look better. My opinion? Horrible!
South Korea is really the place where the best plastic surgeries in the world happen, but extending them to animals who certainly have no desire to change their looks (as far as they know) is similar to getting plastic surgery done to your kids… but apparently that doesn’t matter for the pet lovers. And fortunately, they are not going very far with this practice right now as the results of the plastic surgery on pets are barely visible, as you can see for yourself in the photo below:
The “before and after” photo you can see above seems to be that of a dog that just got a much needed haircut, but in reality, it got an eyelid cosmetic surgery done to make its eyes look better. Because dogs with bigger, more expressive eyes are preferred to “regular” ones because, well… they look better in the photos and they seem cuter. Horrible!
One anonymous veterinarian told Chinese newspaper Chosun Ilbo: “Plastic surgery for pets in the past were for medical reasons but the result also brought better looking dogs, so there is a growing customer base getting a plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons on their dogs.”
According to the report, although the most common surgeries are tail shortening and ear trimming (which are still widely used on a global scale), they also do stuff like straightening wrinkles, double eyelid surgery, removing stomach stretch marks, removing fat, and even botox.
Fortunately, most of the people in South Korea are against this cruel practice: following a survey made by a local veterinarian magazine, 63 percent of those who answered wanted this practice to be banned. But one vet said that it’s an owner’s right to want a pet to look better so… people definitely have different opinions on this one!
What do you think? Do you think that plastic surgery on pets – just to make them look better and not something actually useful – is something that more people should do?