Many of us believe politicians to be fake and too manufactured; well now this sentiment may well be true as one Australian politician has decided to go under the knife in a bid to improve her confidence and, consequentially, improve her debating skills as well.
Logan City councillor Hanjal Ban has decided to undergo the dramatic and quite surprising procedure of having her legs extended by eight centimetres. Before any of you start rushing out to undergo a similar procedure, take heed of this: surgeons will break her legs in four places and then stretching them by just one millimetre a day for nine months.
“A lot of young females have insecurities about their weight or their nose, mine was my height” commented Ms. Ban. Her insecurities are seemingly so great that they have been affecting her job performance and she will obviously be better placed to serve the public if she has more confidence to speak out about the issues which are affecting them. Ms. Ban may not even be finished with cosmetic surgery after this dramatic procedure. She has commented that she may wish, at some point in the future, to begin to combat the signs of ageing and keep herself looking young. Anti-aging treatments, such as Botox or face-lifts, are much more common than leg lengthening procedures and many politicians all over the world have openly undergone such surgeries. One of the most famous of these people is Silvio Berlusconi who has been very open about his love of Botox; the controversial Italian premier is often in the news for his hiring of “babes” to the top political politicians but his actions are a good example, if a rather hyperbolised one, of the fact that looks really do matter in politics.
After this surgery it is hoped that Ms. Ban will be able to stand tall within the debating chamber and enhance her political power and her ability to advance the causes and concerns of her constituents. Leg-lengthening surgery should not be entered into lightly, nor should any surgery, and if you are considering this dramatic change to your body and life you should talk it through thoroughly with your GP and your potential surgeon. We all want our politicians to be more real but, ironically, perhaps by undergoing plastic surgery, our elected officials may well improve their confidence and thus better serve the public.