5 Crazy Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Dogs
Amy Spagnola on 28 Apr 2011 at 10:00am
Pursuing personal perfection often leads people to the office of a plastic surgeon, but now people are visiting the doctor with leashes and cages in tow. The reason? They want to give their pets a more natural and comely appearance. Pets are considered part of the family, as important as children, and pet parents want their kiddos to look good.
5 Craziest Cosmetic Surgeries for Dogs:
1. Testicular Implants:
Real or Fake? Many women receive comments about their lovely lady lumps but could you believe that more and more people are asking dog owners who this same question. Testicular implants (or neuticles) for male dogs are considered a way to neutralize any negative neutering effects. Dog owners insist that it affects their pups psychologically and it also gives Fido the appearance of never having been fixed.
2. Canine Rhinoplasty:
Pugs, bulldogs and terriers are often ideal candidates for rhinoplasty as many breeds suffer breathing problems.
3. Canine Breast Reduction:
A floppy bosom after pregnancy or saggy skin can create a doggone difficult situation. Surgeries can be performed to restore the undercarriage of a barking beauty or even reduce breast size as a result of weight gain and loss.
4. Doggy Facelift:
Crinkly faces and those where eyes are covered by droopy skin can be given a “new leash on life” with a wrinkle reducing facelift.
5. Eye Replacement:
Injury and disease can damage eyes and create empty sockets. If owners want to avoid eye patches and the look of a Jack Sparrow, they can opt to give pooches a terminator eye replacement.
Sometimes these procedures improve the dog's health. But there are those who simply want an aesthetically pleasing pooch. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Toby Mayer shared once that "Beverly Hills is home to many very wealthy residents. A request I’ve had from such individuals is to remove things on their pets! This could be anything from removing a fatty tumor on their dog, or even a scar."
Would you ever consider aesthetic surgery for your pet or know someone who has? Would you judge those that do?