The plastic surgery patients

Who demands plastic surgery in chapter 1 nip/tuck? Comment on 1 character only so different people can contribute
What don't they like about themselves?
Which patient would be similar to Dorian Gray?
What are other possible patients looking for plastic surgery, do you think?
Jordi Batlle:
In the first episode we saw at class, several characters wanted to have a plastic surgery. One of them was Kimber, Sean’s wife. She wanted to change her breasts to see if she could have the same relationship with her husband. Kimber didn’t like her breasts even if she was told that their symmetry was perfect.
Both were having a big emotional crisis. So, in order to resume the love they had when they were younger, she demanded Sean to have an operation.
Kimber would be similar to Dorian Gray, The Picture of Dorian Gray’s main character. However, there’s a big difference between them: the actions or thoughts that Dorian did weren’t as good as Julia’s.
Some of the other characters that were looking for plastic surgery were the son of Sean and Kimber who wanted a circumcision, the son of the mother who had experienced a terrible accident and the rapist who wanted a facial change.

Anna G.
In chapter one of the Nip Tuck series, one of the characters who demanded plastic surgery was Julia, Sean's wife. What she didn't like about herself was her breast. She thought that she had a small breast and that it wasn't enough perfect. The reason why is because she thought that her husband didn't love her like when they were young, so she decided that she wanted plastic surgery done just that she could look forever young, and her husband would love her again.
She would be similar to Dorian Gray, who also wanted to look forever young, but the difference is that Julia is a good woman not like Dorian Gray who did horrible things. Another character that would look much similar to Dorian Gray is the rapist, because he wanted plastic surgery to scape from aging, but also to scape from the father of a child he ripped, so he has also a mean soul like Dorian Gray.
Some other characters looking for plastic surgery were Sean's son who wanted a circumcision, or the mother of a boy who suffered an accident.


Ballu Touray:

Dorian Gray was a handsome man who at the start of the book didn’t care about getting old but after talking with Lord Henry he changes and gets in love with his beauty and his ugly soul. I think there are some characters in Nip/Tuck that have things in common with Dorian Gray.

The most similar character is the rapist who steal so much money and he was wasting it all on plastic surgeries. So he wants to remain young forever and one of his objectives is having pleasures with a lot of young girls. In addition, he is similar to Dorian because of his bad soul. He raped young girls and I think that’s one of te worst crimes and I don’t know how he could sleep at the night and I ask to myself why there are people like him. However, I wanna be a psycologist to talk with people like him and try to help them to regret for their acts.

Christian, of Nip/Tuck, is only similar of Dorian Gray for his soul. I think he is a man that don’t think for the consequences of his acts and he influence other people, like the model he met, into the hate of themselves by asking questions like “tell me what you hate about youself”.

The mate of Christian, is also similar with the end of Dorian Gray because at the end he regret for his acts and think that he wasn’t doing any good to the life of the others.


Mar Oliva:

One of the characters that demands plastic surgery in the first chapter of Nip/Tuck is Sean’s son, who wants a circumcision, in order to feel more confident with himself, because he thinks girls like it more this way.
There are several reasons of why the characters demand plastic surgery in this chapter. One of the reasons is because they don’t like something about themselves, for example Sean’s son, or Julia, who would like to have bigger breasts. Another is for more practical reasons, like the man who wants to change his face because he slept with his boss daughter, a little girl. He doesn’t want to get surgery to change something he doesn’t like, but for protecting himself.

I think the most similar patient to Dorian Gray would be the blond girl Christian sleeps with in the beginning. She is confident with herself, until Christian talks to her and shows her the things he could improve by operating her. Dorian Gray is also confident, until Lord Henry talks to him about youth and beauty, and he starts to worry about it. So, both characters become insecure because of somebody’s influence. Another thing they have in common is that both of them want to change their physical appearence (well, Dorian Gray actually doesn’t want to chanege it, but let it remain like this forever) in order to look young. They both crave for youth.

Another possible patient looking for plastic surgery, which also appears in the episode, although very briefly is a woman who asks for plastic surgery for his son. He had an accident which caused changes to his body which are striking, so that’s why she wants him to have surgery and to look as similar as possible as he looked before.

Irina:
In the first chapter of Nip/Tuck one of the characters that want plastic surgery is Kimber, she is a pretty girl, but after a night with Christian he told her that for being a 10 of prettier she needs to change a lot of thins of her body, so she decide to follow Christian’s advices because she wants to be perfect.
At the first time Kimber seems good whit her own body, but after the conversation with Christian, she started feeling bad with her body because she thought that she is not enough for other mans.
I think there’s no patient similar to Dorian Gray because Dorian wants to be forever young because he don’t want to be old, but the patients only want look for plastic surgery because they want to seem better, they want to be younger than how they are.