Human “Ken doll” Justin Jedlica has spent more than $100,000 on plastic surgeries to transform himself into remarkably plastic-like man he is today. Jedlica appeared on the UK talk show, “This Morning” to talk about his plastic surgery. He told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that he doesn’t think of his multiple plastic surgeries as an addiction rather he sees it as “being artistic,” The Daily Mail reports. Comparing himself to Picasso he said to the hosts, “It’s creative, would you ask Picasso not to paint? Why is it any more offensive because I choose to be creative through surgery?”
It is funny in a way how philosophy makes such a difference in the land of cosmetic surgery. Most plastic surgeons are taught in residency to aim for natural looking enhancements. Some clients however aim for results others would find freakish. The Barbie and Ken Doll phenomena are evidence that in this society in which “judgment” is a bad word and a lack of standards have become the order of the day that we have opened a door. The door now leads to wherever a client wants whether or not the rest of society might secretly gag.
I do not deny that people have the right to do whatever they want with their bodies, but I do not always seek to be a part of it. This is much to the chagrin of my accountant at times.
John Di Saia MD