This article has been making its rounds on the internet recently, and I can see why. Plastic surgeon David Matlock has created his ideal woman, and married her. David met Veronica during a consultation for a vaginoplasty procedure, which David is quote well-known for (he rocketed his Los Angeles Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute to fame on “Dr. 90210”). David described the experience as “Love at first sight.” Or maybe not, because David quickly persuaded Veronica to get his “Wonder Woman Makeover”, which entails liposuction on the chin, arms and thighs – all of which Veronica agreed to. Love hurts, I guess. David and Veronica insist that their love is genuine and more than skin-deep. David says he’ll care for Veronica “for richer or poorer, till death do us part!” Then Veronica adds: “But not fat!”
Sounds like “true love”, doesn’t it? Ugh. Here’s a video of this ridiculousness: Veronica prides herself on being “a walking advertisement for him.” Ten steps back for feminism. On a side note, David has had some legal issues with his practice in the past. He was sued for malpractice 10 times in just a decade and has also been disciplined by the Medical Board of California, which tried to revoke his license in 1998 for negligence, fraud and dishonesty. He settled with the board and was given four years of probation. I don’t know if I would trust this guy with laser “rejuvenating” my vagina or sucking fat out of my body parts. Anyway, on with the love story…. David proposed to Veronica on their first date (which was after the “Wonder Woman Makeover), and has been giving her plastic surgery procedures to make her “more beautiful” ever since.
In addition to the liposuction, Veronica did actually go through with the vaginal procedure she’d originally come for. I’m sure David was happy to oblige. Not surprisingly, many doctors question the ethics of aesthetic vagina surgeries, like the ones David pioneered. According to a 2007 statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the procedure is “not medically indicated.” To this day, the committee stands by this statement and elaborates:
“Women should be informed about the lack of data supporting the efficacy of these procedures and their potential complications, including infection, altered sensation, dyspareunia, adhesions, and scarring.”
(By the way, aesthetic vaginal surgeries are something that really gets me worked up. So, you can read all about why your vagina is perfect, a variety of bodies that are also perfectly normal, why the vaginas you see in porn and magazines all look the same, why we’re obsessing over our vaginas and last but not least: The Barbie, the newest and worst vaginal procedure.) Now back to the program. Doesn’t it sound like David is body-shaming Veronica a bit? Luckily, he is an equal opportunity kind of guy. To be “fair,” David has also taken advantage of his procedures to sculpt his own “perfect” man-body. To me, it sounds like both of these people might have cases of body dysmorphia – which is common for people who repeatedly get cosmetic surgery procedures because they never seem to be satisfied with their appearance. If you’re wondering what those close to the couple have to say about this, Veronica happens to have a nine year old daughter named Isabella. So far, she seems unaffected:
“I would never really wanna get surgery, cause it’s not really you. I’d want to be myself.”
Let’s hope it stays that way, especially through the awkward teenage years. Although from the video, it sounds like her mother wants her to be more accepting of surgical procedures. I guess to each his (or her) own, but this just doesn’t sound like a genuine relationship to me. It was centered around appearance from the beginning, and there seems to be an unhealthy obsession with finding flaws in both partners. I can’t imagine it being a very emotionally secure marriage. What do you think? Source: The Huffington Post