In the topic “Body Modification – or Mutilation?” written by Dr. Anthony Youn which discusses the implications of body modifications and considering under the light of whether its use is justifiably good or bad. The author goes into great length talking about the various body modifications that people are interested in these days. These modifications, in the author’s opinion, are gruesome and involve the use of unethical and unconventional surgery practices. On closer inspection, these modifications can be seen as surgeons getting the opportunities to perform unbelievable operations on patients, especially a majority being from the youth group. These modifications are not only limited to the United States, but its effects can be seen on a global scale. One such example of bizarre modifications can be found in Japan.
The Japanese people have started following the trend of getting the “doughnut Forehead” which involves injecting saline into the forehead and then pressing in the middle to give it a doughnut’s appearance. Sickening isn’t it? Although this along with the tattoos is merely the tip of the iceberg, what lies underneath it, is more horrifying than acquiring a lousy tattoo or walking around in public with a doughnut forehead.
People have been found with a weird craving for changing their physical appearances to match those of reptilians or felines. Although, none of the surgeons can vouch in for giving out an extreme makeover or extensive body modifications to people. It is because it will require the patient to undergo extensive surgery and without the involvement of actual doctors, there will not be any real atheistic involved. Numerous body modifications, however exciting or thrilling it may seem, is merely an indication of youth trying to gain acknowledgment from their peers or to acquire a unique identity. These modifications, being mere means to become uniquely identifiable, are actions that contribute to acts of mutilation.