Originally Posted by la_angel
I was finally able to see this and I liked it, but I wish they would have focused more on the surgery rather than body modifications like tongue splitting, piercings, etc. The transgender person really was a basketcase. I don't recall his age (I think it was 19 or 20) and he said that he believed his feminization surgery would "solve all my problems." People that believe any surgery will solve "all their problems" need to see a therapist or psychiatrist. They are not a good candidate for surgery and I can't believe a doctor would do those operations with a patient that says that kind of stuff!
I agree wholeheartedly. I used to do psych evaluations for patients trying to get approved for gastric bypass surgery. I was working in an urban area, and all these morbidly obese people had such skewed views about how this surgery was going to "transform" their lives. Many women said they wanted to look like models or particular celebs and were seriously determined to do it. Although many were required to lose a substantial amount of weight prior to the surgery, they never did, as the surgery was being perceived as a magic bullet.
There is NO magic bullet. I have seen many people over the years have various surgeries including lipo, gastric bypass, fillers, rhinoplasty, etc., and maintain their mindset and lifestyle. Many gastric bypass patients gain their weight back. Many plastic surgery patients sue their surgeons or keep getting surgery after surgery.
The individual la_angel mentions above is not an ideal candidate for surgery, especially such a radical series of procedures and lifestyles changes. In my opinion, the doctor was either performing the surgery as he was being filmed (self-serving agenda). He might have a slew of degrees and cerftificates, but the aforementioned info diminishes any accreditations he may hold. Disgusting!