I’m of the same mind that it sounds like he’s hiding himself behind the image of fantasy. It’s not too far from a beauty queen being dissatisfied with who they see in the mirror and changing themselves through plastic surgery. The other thing for this gentleman to consider is that aging is rough on those that have undergone plastic surgery.
I am sorry to learn that he had a difficult childhood. Wish he would’ve found a different way to cope or work it out.
Indeed. I was going to say in response to an earlier comment that this is not “commitment” it is bordering on a psychological / mental health issue. I am uncertain how ‘ethical’ his surgeons are if they do not also require some mental health / psychological / therapist hoops be jumped before they operate. But I guess ‘elective cosmetic’ surgery is just another ‘buyer meet seller’ market and hang the consequences.
I am afraid I also do not see this story as a positive one about him achieving his desires, at all. I see it as a rather sad story, to be honest.
I have similar thoughts reading this story to when I read/hear about breast augmentation.
Namely: If this is what the person needs to be comfortable in their own body, more power to them… but I can’t help thinking that if it was possible, it would probably be healthier to adapt the mind to accept the body it’s in, rather than change the body to fit.
In certain circumstances, I get how that’s not possible, so again, if that’s what the guy needs, then I’m all for whatever keeps him sane. I just hope that this is what he needs.
Plastic surgery, silicone injections, skin bleaching… expensive, but relatively minor.
Limb lengthening?!? I didn’t see anywhere in the article about what his current height is, but that’s a horribly painful operation that’ll put you in leg-braces for over a year for even just an inch or so of growth. That’s a bonkers level of commitment.
There’s also the bit about removing four ribs to slim his waistline. Gaahh.
…then one day the money ran out, then, once the supplies ran out the horror show began: A pathetic middle-aged guy who once looked sort of like an Elf now just looked sad and wasted. A second rate Gollum who scared children off the street.
So, prior to reading this I had no idea that there even was a surgery to change eye color. Apparently iris implants are a thing that’s done now, and let me just say: Sweet jesus there is no way I’m ever letting anyone fuck around with my eyes like that! The only reason anyone’s taking a scalpel to my eyes is if blindness is the alternative.
It also doesn’t hurt if you start pretty. His before pictures are already good looks & high cheekbones
I don’t know enough about it not being someone that has a different gender identity than what they were born with. I do like to pick people’s brains on it when the opportunity presents itself. If you haven’t had your surgery yet i wish you the best by the way