Okay I’ll say it: Plastic surgery-my field-tends to attract its share of strange practitioners. I talk frequently about the latest plastic surgeon to get in trouble with the law. This latest news item is not someone who has done anything illegal. He’s just done something bizarre.
He’s created, through plastic surgery, what he considers the “perfect wife.”
This story comes out of London, but involves German plastic surgeon Reza Vossough. According to Vossough himself, the good Doctor Frankenstein-I mean Vossough-spotted a young dowdy lady and began wooing her. Eventually he decided to marry her. However, he admits he did not marry her because he felt she was the most beautiful girl in the world. No, Vossough says he married her for her potential. He saw in her the potential of becoming beautiful with the right plastic surgery procedures.
Following the wedding, the 48-year-old Dr. Vossough spent more than five years pumping 600 grams of silicone into his bride’s body. In the process, he took her from a size A to size F cup. That’s right: A to F. He also enhanced the lips on his human projected, ironed her forehead and lifted her eyelids. He started his work when the former waitress was 27; she’s now 33 and a model. Other procedures in the transformation process included surgery to firm up her tummy, buttocks and thighs, as well as several Botox injections.
Dr. Vossough was quoted in the British press as saying that he almost felt like God, with his ability to alter nature. He noted that his bride, when he first met her, had numerous “physical deficiencies,” but that he saw the potential to be something much better.
So his wife must have been terribly angry at this appraisal of her pre-operation look, right?
Wrong. She says she agreed with the good doctor and that she’s now thrilled with how she looks, even though it cost £18,000 to get her in that state.
Oh and incidentally, Vossough says he was never in love with his wife before the plastic surgery. Only afterward did he fall in love with her.
I’m happy for this couple; I really am. But-I’m also absolutely flabbergasted. I’m amazed at a woman who would marry this guy in the first place, who plainly says he’s not in love with her as is, but only in love with her potential. And I also want to say that this is an extreme exception. It is almost always a bad idea to get plastic surgery if you think this is the key to go from an unhappy life to a happy one. But then, I suppose it was the doctor who was mostly the one unhappy with her appearance. So I guess the third lesson is that it’s a bad idea to let your plastic surgeon talk you into plastic surgery on the promise of a wedding cake and honeymoon.