And then there are the procedures that are really difficult to justify. Namely, stuff like cosmetic facelifts and nose jobs, testicle implants and freaking Botox and Metacril injections. The origins of the trend can be traced back to the insanely competitive dog show circuit, where rumors of surgical appearance enhancement by certain owners have existed for years.
One puppy was facing the end of his show career due to a drooping ear, which would have been tragic for his creepy owner and absolutely nobody else. And then a vet in Brazil injected its ear with so much wrinkle remover that it stood straight up again. And everyone who wasn't the dog, and didn't have a soul, lived happily ever after.
"That's right, jump for it, you little bitch."
Some veterinarians have started openly advocating and advertising pet plastic surgery as totally safe and worth it, and information has started spreading even outside the usual suspects thanks to media coverage.
And that, dear reader, is how we came to live in a world where tummy tucks for cats are a thing (WARNING: Video offers definitive proof that we live in a horrible world).