Cosmetic surgery is growing more popular in Japan with an increasing demand for palm surgery. The people who want this procedure are doing so with the hopes that it will change their future in accordance with the ancient art of palmistry, with women wanting longer marriage lines and men opting for longer financial lines.
What is Palm Surgery?
Mya.co.uk explain that Palm surgery alters natural palm lines through cosmetic surgery and is performed with an electric scalpel that burns the skin. The procedure reportedly costs ¥ 100,000 (£700) and is growing popular in Japan at an increasing rate. Many Japanese people are strong believers of the ancient art of palmistry which is the reading of someone’s destiny based on the lines on the palm of their hands. Those who are unhappy with what their current palm lines can them opt for palm surgery in an attempt to alter their destinies.
Palmistry is hugely popular in Japanese culture and palm readers can charge well over £50 to their customers. The rise in palm surgery however indicates that people are standing up to their supposed destinies and are altering the lines of their palms with the hope that this will sway their future. MYA have released an article that thoroughly explains palm surgery further and explains why it has become so popular, particularly in Japan. The surgeon Dr Matsuoaka says that the surgeon doing the operation must “make a shaky incision on purpose, because palm lines are never completely straight” which proves just how serious surgeons are taking this new craze.
Can it Change your Destiny?
An interesting trend has sprung up regarding palm surgery with men and women both opting for longer lines but for very different reasons. Women tend to want their love or marriage line made longer whereas men wish to have their money and success line extended. Despite the different alterations their motive remains the same, to change their future, but does it work?
The effect of the procedure altering your fortunes, is of course uncertain but many people who have undergone the surgery claim that their luck has changed since their palm lines have been altered. It will be intriguing to see what 2014 has in store for the cosmetic surgery industry and whether or not these latest trends continue to spread worldwide.