A new exhibit from photographer Phillip Toledano is a series of images of people who have undergone plastic surgery. These men and women have undergone combinations of different facial rejuvenation procedures, as well as breast augmentation and pec implants.

The results of the procedure can be described as “extreme.” The results are obviously not supposed to look natural, and perhaps one of the main ideas of the exhibit is to challenge the very idea of beauty. Portraying subjects in something like Renaissance-style portraiture, Toledano’s work has been called the “BOTOX Botticellis” by some media sources. With resolute facial expressions, the subjects pose in front of a black background, their gleaming bodies or heads often draped with fabric.

In recent years, plastic surgery has become part of the mainstream culture. Previously a cosmetic luxury of movie stars and other entertainers, plastic surgery is increasingly common. Total cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2011 were more than one and a half million, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The widespread presence of plastic surgery may indeed spur an evolution in society’s view of beauty. Results achieved by plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai combine natural qualities with the stunning, ideal symmetry and proportions of fine art.

To learn more about plastic surgery in Dallas, Texas, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai.