Did you know that plastic surgery used to be a sin?
The seven deadly sins: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. Where does plastic surgery fit in? Nowhere. But that didn’t stop people from seeing it as a sin.
During the Middle Ages, the odds that you’d know someone who went under the knife is low to none. Because plastic surgery was considered sinful, no one dared to have it done in fear of becoming a social outcast.
What makes it so sinful in the first place? They believed that the very act of spilling your blood to change your appearance is defying god. Some even equate it to black magic! 😬
But when doctors started to perform procedures on wounded soldiers, how people viewed plastic surgery changed as well. This paved the way for further developments in the field that brought us the procedures we know today.
Good thing we’re not in the Middle Ages anymore, right?
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