Extreme Plastic Surgery: Beauty Or Butchery?

Socio-political photographer Phillip Toledano’s new series, A New Kind of Beauty, seems to suggest that beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder, but also in the hand of the scalpel-holder. The images — all of men and women who’ve undergone extreme plastic surgery in the pursuit of what they consider beautiful–are shot against a stark black backdrop and appear at once awkward and arresting. From men with breasts like we’ve never seen to lips Angelina would covet, there’s a certain dedication to perceived perfection that keeps us enthralled. Check out more after the jump and tell us: Is this beauty or butchery? [Refinery29]

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