Oh, the things we do to be beautiful! Or at least some of us that is. We will never fail to be astounded at some of the extremes human beings will go to in order to impress others with their looks. The following steps won’t fail to shock and amaze, either. Here we will cover ten extreme lengths people go to for the sake of beautification, but let’s not forget that no matter what we do to ourselves, beauty will always be in the eye of the beholder.
1. Breast Implants
In Houston, Texas, USA in 1962 the very first breast augmentation surgery was done, and since then this form of surgery has become the second most popular cosmetic alteration in existence. While it may serve to enhance the breast, this procedure has a variety of issues that may accompany it, including rupturing of the implant. Breasts often also harden and cause dimpling, not to mention the fact that the surgery itself can result in ugly scarring.
2. Eating Arsenic
Arsenic is a dangerous poison which has been used to murder people for centuries. In the mid-19th century, however, the poison was self-administered by people referred to as ‘toxicophagi’, who would dose themselves in ever-increasing amounts to build their tolerance. Supposedly it would improve their complexions and helped them to breathe better.