Be Honest: Is (This) Your ‘Type’?

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Oh my.  I live in the land plastic surgery heaven, Scottsdale, AZ.  I frequently see people who I would like to ask if they sued the doctor that butchered them. Today’s story though, takes the cake.

Fulvia Pellegrino started out looking “normal”.

Fulvia is the one in the middle. The guy. And yes, it’s a wedding picture.16-0402 Fulvia1

At some point he decided he didn’t like being the guy in the picture. He wanted to be a woman. Sigh. He also wanted to be a “beautiful” woman.

A transgender woman spent over $76,000 trying to attain the ideal female body after hiding the desire to change sexes for 40 years.

56-year-old Fulvia Pellegrino has endured a round of arduous surgeries to attain her current appearance including over 150 lip and cheekbone fillers, four breast implants and two series of liposuction.

I’m not going to drag you through the whole pathetic story, but you’ll get enough of it to understand just how pathetic it is. If you’re a real glutton for punishment you can follow the link above, but I would suggest significant quantities of alcohol before clicking that link.

Here’s the result of $76,000 worth of surgery.

16-0402 Fulvia2

When the kids were still at home we frequently discussed how the costs of plastic surgery kept all but the wealthy from achieving their dreams. Being softies, we considered opening a low-cost clinic where people could get there “work” done at a reasonable cost. The boys and I decided that we could open the “Scottsdale Chain Saw Clinic” and we only charge four dollars per procedure, blood transfusions were extra.

I’m sure we could’ve saved Fulva a ton of money and time and I’m also sure we would have had a better result. I can imagine 150 lip and cheekbone procedures; we could’ve done that in 20 minutes with two foam pillows.

Maybe there’s hope, though.

But despite the hardships, Fulvia is anxious to carry on with her plastic surgery. “I want to look like Allanah Starr, an American transgender porn star,” she says.

“I won’t stop here, I want to go ahead because it’s not perfect. If I reach perfection maybe I will stop.”

Somehow, I don’t think we have to worry about perfection.

… hold on, let’s be honest here for a second:

No one, but no one can look at the photo above and not cringe. No one, regardless of what you think about gender identity or alternative lifestyles. It’s just sad.

There is no way in the world the person who would do this to themselves isn’t have psychological problems, which nearly everyone has from time to time. I don’t pretend to be a doctor or have any expertise in this – but when I see a kid “cutting” themselves, I know it’s bad and comes from a bad place.

It’s no different for adults. Sorry.

Wearing a dress is one thing – I’ve done it myself – but paying someone to slice you up goes into a whole ‘nother category. I’m not sure which, but here’s some thoughts, as seen in the revised fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: 

“A desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex, usually accompanied by a sense of discomfort with, or inappropriateness of, one’s anatomic sex, and a wish to make his or her body as congruent as possible with the preferred sex through surgery and hormone treatment.”

Whereas the former chief psychiatrist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital says; “The transgender craze currently being promoted by the controlled mass media as the next civil rights frontier is in fact a mental illness and its promotion is aiding and abetting mental disorders..”

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, who is currently Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at the world-famous hospital, also said that sex changes were “biologically impossible” and that those doctors who “promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.”

In addition, he said, “transgenderism is a mental disorder that merits treatment” like society would treat other mental disorders, and it should not be catered to by the media or the medical profession in the way that it is.

You’d be hard-pressed to find any doctor, outside of a plastic-surgeon with a mortgage, who will categorically agree you can change your biology with a scalpel and some hormone treatments. At the end of the day, I’m a live and let live kind of person.

But if you stick a branch in your eye – it doesn’t make you a tree.






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