When any medical professional gets to be licensed they are required toto be there for everyone and anyone and never do damage to the person unless it is needed to increase the quality of life... or extend it.
[Please note this is not the place to discuss human euthanasia]
Quality of life is something that is 100% subjective. Meaning that if somebody wants to alter their body in a way that usually humans try to avoid (BME) who are we to stop them? Is that not increasing their quality of life?
Let's take for example gender corrective surgery and hormone adjustment therapy. This is body modification to the utmost extreme. Completely changing almost the entire physiology of the human body to the opposite physical gender, or perhaps something in between. While this has become accepted as increasing the quality of life... what about other forms of body corrections?
Why is there still an aura about it?
We now know that the human mind develops different from others. Each human's life is uniquely their own; as such everyone has their own definition of quality in their body and life. Case in point lifetime ABs, or Nearly all the time ABs... such as myself being the latter. This is something that crosses my mind often, considering I have altered my body in ways that others don't like (tattoos, piercing, scarification, body hair removal). What makes any other form more or less extreme?
Yes that includes voluntary amputation, paralysis, limb reworking or splitting, implants, color changes... etc.
While many of us including myself don't think that one should damage themselves to cause disability in any retrospect... it is their body and their life... (lets cast aside Social Security and Disability assistance for a bit)
Should a doctor under a patients request actually be fined for preforming such operations?
Should we regard extreme body alterations the way we do gender correction ( A psychological trial, and one year living a simulation of the correction) if the person in question decides to go through with it?
There are more questions and elaborations one can place here... thats for you guys!