Normally people stick to a filter or the occasional photo shop. When you want to take it a bit further you might consider an eye brow lift or some Botox. But this new male cosmetic trend is taking things to a whole new level.
RTL Boulevard, a Dutch entertainment show announced that some men are willing to break their bones to get for instance a stronger and more outspoken jaw line. This picture shown below is only a “photo shopped” before and after creation to give an impression of what these men are prepared and willing to do.
Score a date with a strong jaw line
De New York Times wrote an article with the title “How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid? “Incels” are going under the knife to reshape their faces, and their dating prospects. It describes how men are giving each other tips on how to break bones in their faces, to reshape them. They even photo shop each other’s picture to show them what they could look like:
Cosmetic surgeon Felicia Smits is extremely skeptical. “These men are dreaming of becoming this picture perfect prince charming. They all want to have more “manly features”, a stronger jawline, a nice nose and forehead”. “Yet their expectations are unrealistic”, thinks Smits. “They have extremely high demands and believe that all their problems will be solved with these alterations”.
The Risks Are Not Discussed
On average men pay in Europe about 18.000 Euro for an extreme cosmetic facial procedure. A procedure where bones are broken and the face in permanently altered. And even though the numbers of men who’ve had cosmetic procedures done, has skyrocketed in the last couple years, it’s still not very openly discussed. Which also means that the risks are not being discussed.
This is the fragment from the Dutch tv show RTL Boulevard were this topic is discussed (in Dutch):