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Plastic Surgery Games and Virtual Plastic Surgery.

Updated on January 24, 2013

Cosmetic crazy.

It seems the whole world is obsessed with plastic surgery, from breast enlargement to toe amputation and everything in between. The original idea behind plastic surgery was as a medical aid, to enable reconstruction and correction, helping patients to appear as they once did before an accident or as corrective surgery due to an abnormality. However cosmetic surgery is now synonymous with aesthetics, the pursuit of artificial beauty and in some cases  unobtainable physical perfection. With society placing such a heavy emphasis on image and looks it's not really all that surprising cosmetic surgery, has become as popular and sought after as it is today.

A rising interest.

Plastic surgery games are a weird phenomenon with a rising interest and popularity among young game players. This oddly fascinating, yet slightly disturbing new trend is finding it's way into the consciousness of youth and is rapidly growing into a regular past time for some. These types of games, are springing up not only online but in P.C. and games console format also. So why are they capturing such attention and what do they involve?

Virtual surgery.

The majority of these games involve rather graphic cutting, slicing and sewing up. With copious amount's of blood, fat and pus thrown in for good measure. This particular take on the plastic surgery game allows you to play virtual plastic surgeon, with a touch of Frankensteins monster about it, it is not for the faint hearted or weak stomached. On the flip side of virtual surgery is putting your character forward for improvement work, in one particular game your character is knowingly assigned an illegal surgeon because it allows you cheaper surgery. However the results could go horrifically wrong and often do, demonstrating the element of chance that is always present when undergoing surgery. As we know cases of plastic surgery gone wrong are as relevant In reality as they are in the virtual world.

The gameshow.

Cosmetic surgery the game show, a creation of the plastic surgery channel. This is a recent U.S. pilot called fake or real, pretty self explanitory. A panel of three celebrity Judges, Deborah Shelton, Katie Cleary and Dr Robert Rey attempt to guess who's assets are the result of surgery and which are natural. Although this concept has been done to a lesser degree in one way or another before, it is worth taking a look if only for it's comedy value.


Surgery simulation.

Ever wondered what you would look like with a new nose?  Bigger breasts? Smaller waist? Well there's a game for that too! You can download your picture onto the game and give yourself the features you always dreamed of. This is a fairly useful tool if your seriously considering surgery, although as mentioned before plastic surgery can and does go wrong and due to the complexities of any medical procedure, the results will not always be entirely accurate. This game can all so be a bit of fun and rather surprisingly more often then not, you prefer the way you looked before anyway.

Celebrity and surgery.

Celebrities associated with surgery and even those that are not, both feature on these games. You can mould, change, inflate and deflate their varies parts as you please. Because these games cover celebrity and cosmetic enhancement, they feed are fascination two fold. With more young people then ever harbouring the desire to become famous, this type of game in particular reinforces what the media portrays and accounts for why these are the most popular of all plastic surgery games, especially among females. Micheal Jackson and Jordan have several games assigned just to them, with the real photos of their before and after surgery and comparisons with your take on their plastic surgery. Due to Micheal Jackson's death and Jordan's recent divorce, player numbers have also increased quite significantly over the last few months.

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      wrenfrost56 4 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you so much Green Lotus, I am very much enjoying your work too. :)

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      wrenfrost56 4 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for taking the time to comment jaymelee23. :)

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      Hillary 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Plastic surgery games! At first I was dubious, but then after reading this I can see the attraction for some. It's amazing what some people think of as entertaining. Thanks for an interesting read. Rated up!

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      Dr Farella 5 years ago

      A good cosmetic surgeon will tell you what is possible to do and what is not. Plastic surgery per se is not bad but some of cosmetic surgeons may not be good enough or may not handle case properly. In very few cases things might go wrong despite waste knowledge and care of the surgeons. Always consult a good cosmetic surgeon when you decide to go under the knife.

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      anu 5 years ago

      ithank this game

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      kiuhg 5 years ago

      iwant to get plastic surgery

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      jessie 5 years ago

      cccccccccccccooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllll

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      seena 5 years ago

      plasric dam dam inside !!!!!1!

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      fashion 6 years ago

      Very informative hub.I like it.

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      plastic surgery in singapore 6 years ago

      it never ends after the operation, proper diet and healthy life style must be on it.

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      anthony 6 years ago

      makes me want to vommit

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      Rick Rudd 6 years ago

      Turning women into Barbies and frankensteins with copious amounts of clinical gore? I like this.

      In fact, the hub is so interesting I hope you don't mind my hyperlinking it into a short surgery horror story I've written here: http://hubpages.com/t/22766f

      I wasn't aware there was a growing interest in this field of gaming--although I probably should have seen it coming, given the growing rise in doctor and sim games. Good stuff!

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      alicia 6 years ago

      cooooooooooooool games

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      lovesick96 6 years ago

      I don't all way's like the way I look but we all find imperfection's were human we not perfect no one is so don't try to make your self perfect I love me for me no matter what I find wrong and one day when i meet the guy for me I want him to love me for me not just because I got fake boobs, or a nose job no I want him to love the real me inside and out otherwise the person he fell in love with isn't the real me it's me with someone eles's face or boob's or nose love me for who I am not the fake one that you think has great boob's or something cuz thoses aren't real buddy sorry about that so no matter what you may not like it's you so love who you are cuz no one's perfect.

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      hello 6 years ago

      its horrible that is all i can say ok? and on the other hand cherl cole has loads of plastic surgery maybe it is good bcauze she is so pretty and gawjuuss!

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      jaymelee23 7 years ago from United States

      Great hub.. Plastic surgery is a no-no. I think we have seen some fine examples from a few celebrities why.

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment ninjacraze. :)

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      ninjacraze 7 years ago from Pakistan

      Unique topic thnaks

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment Melanie, I think you're on to something there.

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      Melanie 7 years ago

      Interesting topic. Plastic surgery as a game? Hmm. I guess it's only a matter of time before the classic "Operation" game becomes "Your Cosmetic Procedure."

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment PSChannel, I think a video is a great idea thanks, it will have to be family friendly though.

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      PSChannel 7 years ago from TX, United States

      Wow! Plastic surgery has really found itself in games now? haha! I love the way you wrote this and I would love it even more if you had some videos embedded on it with some of the games. Still, thanks for the good read here!

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      Pinkbeauty26, thank-you for your comment. You make some very valid points and I have to say I agree with you. I am pleased to hear you are proud of the way you look, just the way you are. I can only hope others feel the same.

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      pinkbeauty26 7 years ago

      sometimes plastic surgers is neccesairy like when people are involved in fires and get badly burnt but a lot of the celebritys think it is good and makes you look better but really that's not true people should be proud of who they are and should not want to chang what they look like because people are fine the way they are if they were ment to look perfect im sure they would be born like that. i know most celebritys struggle and the always want to look their best but really they don't need to do that people like them because of what they do they don't have to always worry and have the new look they became famous for different reasons than that they should just be themselves and not what anyone else wants them to be like they might think people should just be themselves and act like themselves just because your rich and a celibrity doesn't mean your happy some celebritys get plastic surgery because of abuse in the past people should never get plastic surgery inless they really have to and as a last resort it's a major health risk and causes you to look bad i hope i have made myself clear im sure i have thank you for reading all this.

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment rosita, I am very pleased to hear that your proud of your image I wish more people felt like you.

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      rosita 7 years ago

      ewww that is like totally nasty like for reals i mean im pround of my image and everything and you should be to.... girly girl out

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment flor.

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      flor 7 years ago

      you are weird people

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment Savannah.

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      Savannah 7 years ago

      es'tues, montory.. plastic oms a'i nomefc M'estmanut

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      Thank you for your comment rachel.

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      rachel 7 years ago

      ewwwwww.never get plastic surgry it ruineds your body.

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      rachel 7 years ago

      ewwwwww.never get plastic surgry it ruineds your body.