Watch a video that shows an amazing makeover of a homeless Veteran, Jim Wolf, as he works to turn his life around.
In honor of Veterans Day check out this great time-lapse video which documents a makeover of Army Veteran, Jim Wolf:
According to the Huffington Post:
Jim Wolf's transformation is just another reminder of the importance that our society places on appearance.
The video's creators acknowledge that a makeover such as this is only the beginning of Wolf's journey in turning around his life.
I do see certain parallels in my own Facial Plastic Surgery practice when I see how when my patients improve some aspect of their outward facial appearance they often gain improved self confidence.
For many there can be a troubling disconnect between how energetic and vibrant they feel versus how other people perceive them due to their appearance. Similarly, there can be unfortunate stereotypes made related to a recessed chin, large nose or protruding ears.
Wolf's story is also reminiscent of the probono work I do in treating domestic violence victims, using plastic surgery to try to erase the vestiges of prior domestic violence related injuries.