Couple Spends $15,000 on Plastic Surgery --- For Their Dog!


A British couple has just spent £10,000 (over $15,000) on cosmetic surgery. Though this bill would seem high for any patient, it's actually surgery for their pet dog, Junior the Bloodhound. Over the past two years, Junior has undergone several plastic surgeries, including a facelift and tummy tuck, according to the Daily Mail.

Though the idea of doggie plastic surgery may seem absurd, actually in this case there is a very real medical reason for the procedures. The five-year-old bloodhound has a rare condition causing excess skin to droop all over his body. Extra skin on his belly was keeping him from running, while skin on his eyelids came close to blinding him.

Owners Denise and David Smart say they had no reservations about getting surgery for their dog, and Denise even noted that the surgery had cosmetic benefits, too, saying "It's taken years off him and he does look like a young man again." Of course, the procedure was performed mostly to improve his quality of life; Denise reflected on the results, explaining "Now he's more mobile and he's got a new lease of life." The family's vet referred the case to a specialist who performed the plastic surgeries on their pet in two operations, each taking several hours of delicate surgical work.

What do you think? Would you ever get plastic surgery for your pet?


The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute the practice of medicine. We encourage all visitors to see a licensed physician or nutritionist if they have any concerns regarding health issues related to diet, personal image and any other topics discussed on this site. Neither the owners or employees of nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.


Why Did You Visit This Site?
I am looking for a nose job surgeon
A friend or family member is looking for nose job surgeon
Just Looking for Information
Total votes: 420