Can plastic surgery be an art form?

Though the stigma toward plastic surgery is diminishing by the day, the image that far too many people have of celebrities and other public figures who have allegedly "gone too far" still contributes to a general distaste for nips and tucks. Stars like Joan Rivers and Dolly Parton come to mind as individuals who have returned to the plastic surgeon's again with an almost staggering consistency, and reviews of the results are certainly mixed.

Whatever you may think of regular Botox injections, facelifts and extreme breast augmentation, the fact remains that the decision to get plastic surgery is a very personal one. Contrary to popular belief, it also isn't about the approval of others. Recently, Justin Jedlica, who rose to fame in 2013 for his reputation as a "human ken doll" because of his various procedures, opened up about how he perceives cosmetic surgery in general.

Gawker reported that Jedlica has made an appearance on the TLC show "Strange Addiction" to discuss his penchant for plastic surgery. In the segment, he explains that he views the medical procedures as an "art form" that, for him, acts as an outlet for his creativity. Some may balk at the 125 treatments he has undergone, which range from multiple nose jobs to surgically enhanced biceps, abs and more. Jedlica is proud of the work he's had done, though, and clearly revels in the end results. Yes, you may view his choices as extreme, but if the end goal of plastic surgery is typically to make you feel empowered by what you see in the mirror, then hasn't Jedlica accomplished just that?

If you are considering one of these procedures, it's important to choose a plastic surgeon in Miami who will both respect your desires and keep your expectations in check. Dr. Christopher Craft is a board-certified plastic surgeon who will put your safety and satisfaction above all else.

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