Beauty has always been a hotspot for innovations and trends. Whether you were born in the timeless 50’s where rocking a pompadour and a bright red lipstick were the stuff of glamour or if you’re in the era of booming online media where cosmetic and fitness trends are readily available, there’s no denying that beauty innovations will always continue to evolve.
Most beauty trends consist of makeup looks (eg. matte to glass skin, bushy brows, highlights, etc.) and hairstyles, but with the advancing technology that we have, beauty standards are an obvious point of focus for cosmetic and plastic surgery. Notable non-invasive to invasive medical procedures such as body contouring, breast augmentation, and botox immediately come to mind, but there’s one procedure that tugs the interest of many—permanent eye color change through iris implant surgery.
A medical procedure primarily designed to treat eye injuries and genetic conditions such as coloboma (part of the iris is missing) and aniridia (entire iris is missing), iris implant surgery is now being recognized albeit controversial, for its cosmetic purposes.