When you say that someone, in this day and age, has spent over $100,000 on plastic surgery you’re unlikely to even turn an eyebrow.
Dennis Avner, known to most people as Stalking Cat or Catman, has undergone countless hours of plastic surgery at a great expense to attempt to achieve a oneness with his spiritual totem animal, the tiger.
Doctors quoted in the Seattle Times have suggest that Stalking Cat suffers from a form of body dysmorphic disorder; an obsession with the appearance of one’s own body and how it must be changed.
People who suffer from this mental disorder are rational, and they can explain themselves and their desires in ways that make sense.
However, according to these doctors, plastic surgery is based on the idea of informed consent, and it is the opinion of some in the medical community that Stalking Cat has been medically maimed in ways that cannot be reversed, and that this was an irresponsible action on the part of the surgeons that performed some of the more extreme body alterations on Avner.
If you watch interviews with Avner though, he seems content. But he does have other changes in mind as well.