Monday 24 June 2013

Plastic surgery for dogs.



How about cosmetic surgery to make a dog look better? More like a perfect specimen of the breed? This is what Dr. Edgard Brito of São Paulo, Brazil, does.  He is the world’s pre-eminent cosmetic surgeon for dogs.
He told Businessweek that his career took its "cosmetic turn" after he began breeding Doberman Pinschers as a hobby.
“I started to play with plastic surgery and began to look for the correct ears,” he says. “It’s important for us as show-dog breeders that dogs have the right expression, the correct proportions.”
How does one "play around" with plastic surgery on dogs? Take Brutus, Brito's first big success.
“One of his ears was in a peculiar place, and wrong, so that was the first time I used Botox to put less tension in the muscle of that ear,” he says. “I use Botox and Restylane to fix some broken cartilage. It’s a very good technique, you don’t need to cut the animal, only injections.”
And it worked. It worked so well that Brutus went on to be a dog-show champion, and today he lives the life of a stud, breeding.
As for Brito, he went on to do plastic surgery on "thousands of other animals, usually costing $500 to $1,000 each time."

1 comment:

Whispering Walls said...

I think we need to see the before and after photos to be convinced, ED