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* JustForFun/{{Egregious}}ly [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Sideshow Bob uses plastic surgery in a way that lets him ''switch faces with another man'' in such a seamless manner that everyone mistakes Sideshow Bob for the man whose face he stole and vice versa -- and without causing any permanent damage to either of them. He does this even though he's a self-taught non-professional.

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JustForFun/{{Egregious}}ly [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Sideshow Bob uses plastic surgery in a way that lets him ''switch faces with another man'' in such a seamless manner that everyone mistakes Sideshow Bob for the man whose face he stole and vice versa -- and without causing any permanent damage to either of them. He does this even though he's a self-taught non-professional.


** An earlier episode had Mr. Garrison going through plastic surgery and ending up looking just like David Hasselhoff.

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** An earlier episode had Mr. Garrison going through plastic surgery getting a nosejob and ending up looking just like David Hasselhoff.Creator/DavidHasselhoff - as in a photoshopped image of Hasselhoff's head on Mr. Garrison's body.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'': [[spoiler:Lynch]] attributes being OlderThanTheyLook to this, as well as some ''actual'' magic.

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* Plastic Surgery plots are common in ''Website/GoAnimate'' videos, however all of them very firmly fall under this trope; the patient simply lies on a bed, still conscious, and in a flash of light they're changed to a new design.


* The humorous series ''WesternAnimation/AvezVousDejaVu'' has several episodes based on this, all rigorously PlayedForLaughs. These include a chicken who becomes an elephant, a bull who becomes a snail, two twins who want to become [[ConjoinedTwins conjoined]], and an egg who wants to become a chicken [[spoiler:({{Subverted}}: the doctor proposing the surgery outs himself as a quack because [[CaptainObvious eggs don't need surgery to become chickens]])]].

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* The humorous series ''WesternAnimation/AvezVousDejaVu'' has several episodes based on this, all rigorously PlayedForLaughs. These include a chicken who becomes an elephant, a bull who becomes a snail, two twins who want to become [[ConjoinedTwins conjoined]], and an egg who wants to become a chicken [[spoiler:({{Subverted}}: the doctor proposing the surgery outs himself as a quack because [[CaptainObvious eggs don't need surgery to become chickens]])]].chickens)]].


Magic Plastic Surgery rarely seems to take into account the character's height, or voice, or scent, and may make an EasySexChange even easier.

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Magic Plastic Surgery rarely seems to take into account the character's height, height or voice, voice or scent, scent and may make an EasySexChange even easier.



* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Several bounties were captured using a device that could show how probable a target was the bounty with plastic surgery. The bounty of episode 2, Stray Dog Strut, had plastic surgery so extensive that he didn't even look like the same race. Spike only found him because he was given a picture of what the guy liked post plastic surgery.

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Several bounties were captured using a device that could show how probable a target was the bounty with plastic surgery. The bounty of episode 2, Stray Dog Strut, had plastic surgery so extensive that he didn't even look like the same race. Spike only found him because he was given a picture of what the guy liked post plastic looked like post-plastic surgery.



* Christopher Chance, Franchise/TheDCU's ''ComicBook/HumanTarget'', has made a career of impersonating people with dangerous lives. He's had plastic surgery more times than should be possible in a single issue alone, and much more. He's used plastic surgery to become ''black'' before. He's had his face altered to look like a man for a short time, then returned to his normal face, then altered to resemble the same man ''again'', ''then'' back to his regular face again, with no ill effect. Cosmetic surgery is used as a magic wand. At least some of Chance's transformations are done with latex masks, body suits, makeup and suchlike. [[LatexPerfection The masks are as suspiciously convincing and easily removed]] as those in ''Scooby Doo''.
* In one storyline of {{the Punisher}}, from Creator/MarvelComics, the scarred villain Jigsaw decides to get revenge on Frank by carving up his mug to scar ''him''. Frank escapes and uses his knowledge of the underworld to dig up a talented plastic surgeon. This one was forced to quit because of prescription drug abuse. And she is hot. But anyway, to make a somewhat believable story insanely goofy, the un-licensed surgeon not only un-scars Frank (why couldn't Jigsaw find her) but turns him BLACK.

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* Christopher Chance, Franchise/TheDCU's ''ComicBook/HumanTarget'', has made a career of impersonating people with dangerous lives. He's had plastic surgery more times than should be possible in a single issue alone, and much more. He's used plastic surgery to become ''black'' before. He's had his face altered to look like a man for a short time, then returned to his normal face, then altered to resemble the same man ''again'', ''then'' back to his regular face again, with no ill effect. Cosmetic surgery is used as a magic wand. At least some of Chance's transformations are done with latex masks, body suits, bodysuits, makeup and suchlike. [[LatexPerfection The masks are as suspiciously convincing and easily removed]] as those in ''Scooby Doo''.
* In one storyline of {{the Punisher}}, from Creator/MarvelComics, the scarred villain Jigsaw decides to get revenge on Frank by carving up his mug to scar ''him''. Frank escapes and uses his knowledge of the underworld to dig up a talented plastic surgeon. This one was forced to quit because of prescription drug abuse. And she is hot. But anyway, to make a somewhat believable story insanely goofy, the un-licensed unlicensed surgeon not only un-scars Frank (why couldn't Jigsaw find her) but turns him BLACK.



* Dwight from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has plastic surgery in order to hide from the authorities. That's not too farfetched. The crazy part comes form the fact that [[spoiler:he got the plastic surgery from underground surgeons in Old Town, a neighborhood populated by hookers. This was after he got shot in the face by his ex-wife.]]

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* Dwight from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has plastic surgery in order to hide from the authorities. That's not too farfetched. The crazy part comes form from the fact that [[spoiler:he got the plastic surgery from underground surgeons in Old Town, a neighborhood populated by hookers. This was after he got shot in the face by his ex-wife.]]



* Parodied in a ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons Comics'' story when Sideshow Bob is released from prison yet again, but has to get plastic surgery after being run over by a truck as soon as he steps outside of prison. Bart and Lisa panic on finding out about this and try digging up dirt on new Springfield residents to discover which one of them might be Bob, but come up empty. Eventually, Bob shows up at the climax... and turns out to look exactly the same as before, and is even amused at the notion of plastic surgery doing anything more than just repairing the injuries he got in the accident.

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* Parodied in a ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons Comics'' story when Sideshow Bob is released from prison yet again, again but has to get plastic surgery after being run over by a truck as soon as he steps outside of prison. Bart and Lisa panic on finding out about this and try digging up dirt on new Springfield residents to discover which one of them might be Bob, but come up empty. Eventually, Bob shows up at the climax... and turns out to look exactly the same as before, and is even amused at the notion of plastic surgery doing anything more than just repairing the injuries he got in the accident.



*** Colonel Moon, thought to be dead, disguises himself by using [[AppliedPhlebotinum groundbreaking gene therapy]] to alter his entire ethnicity, to change from a North Korean colonel into a snobby British playboy, with the new identity of Gustav Graves. The Graves identity supposedly hailed from Argentina, and moved to Iceland where he found diamonds and built a mine (it's actually a phony mine, used to launder African conflict diamonds obtained as payment for illegal arms trading.) It's actually one of the more convincing examples, as the process requires a battery of painful gene therapy (replacing bone marrow from substitutes harvested from unwilling donors) and causing no end of side-effects, including chronic insomnia. It's ''almost'' within the bounds of plausibility that one could be made to look like the other with RealLife facial reconstruction surgery, albeit only after multiple surgeries with long recovery periods in between.
*** Zao, Moon[=/=]Graves's second-in-command, is in the middle of such a procedure, and is left with no hair, pale skin, ice-blue eyes, and a bunch of diamonds stuck in his face (they'd been put there by a C4 explosion, but you'd think taking them out would have been the ''first'' thing the surgeon would do). Bond interrupts his operation in Cuba, forcing him to make do with the Sinead O'Connor look.

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*** Colonel Moon, thought to be dead, disguises himself by using [[AppliedPhlebotinum groundbreaking gene therapy]] to alter his entire ethnicity, to change from a North Korean colonel into a snobby British playboy, with the new identity of Gustav Graves. The Graves identity supposedly hailed from Argentina, Argentina and moved to Iceland where he found diamonds and built a mine (it's actually a phony mine, used to launder African conflict diamonds obtained as payment for illegal arms trading.) It's actually one of the more convincing examples, as the process requires a battery of painful gene therapy (replacing bone marrow from substitutes harvested from unwilling donors) and causing no end of side-effects, including chronic insomnia. It's ''almost'' within the bounds of plausibility that one could be made to look like the other with RealLife facial reconstruction surgery, albeit only after multiple surgeries with long recovery periods in between.
*** Zao, Moon[=/=]Graves's second-in-command, is in the middle of such a procedure, and is left with no hair, pale skin, ice-blue eyes, and a bunch of diamonds stuck in his face (they'd been put there by a C4 explosion, but you'd think that taking them out would have been the ''first'' thing the surgeon would do). Bond interrupts his operation in Cuba, forcing him to make do with the Sinead O'Connor look.



* There was a 1970s drama where a gang of criminals hold everyone in a plastic surgeon's office hostage while the boss gets a new face before leaving the country. [[spoiler:Since he didn't care what the new face was, he let the surgeon pick it. The surgeon used a magazine article to give him the face of a wanted Nazi war criminal.]]

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* There was a 1970s drama where a gang of criminals hold holds everyone in a plastic surgeon's office hostage while the boss gets a new face before leaving the country. [[spoiler:Since he didn't care what the new face was, he let the surgeon pick it. The surgeon used a magazine article to give him the face of a wanted Nazi war criminal.]]



* In ''Film/TheStepfather III'' the killer has plastic surgery performed by a backalley surgeon to disguise himself from the authorities; Terry O'Quinn (yes, John Locke) who played the killer in the first two movies refused to participate in this one so they replaced him. Also, he undergoes the surgery ''without anesthesia''.

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* In ''Film/TheStepfather III'' the killer has plastic surgery performed by a backalley back-alley surgeon to disguise himself from the authorities; Terry O'Quinn (yes, John Locke) who played the killer in the first two movies refused to participate in this one so they replaced him. Also, he undergoes the surgery ''without anesthesia''.



** The reason for this is that Bogart plays the same character both before and after the surgery, but he did not in fact undergo plastic surgery in real life; the character cannot be shown in his "before" appearance because the "after" appearance is that of a man who [[MarqueeAlterEgo looks just like Bogart]]! Arguably a case of extended ActorAllusion.

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** The reason for this is that Bogart plays the same character both before and after the surgery, but he did not not, in fact fact, undergo plastic surgery in real life; the character cannot be shown in his "before" appearance because the "after" appearance is that of a man who [[MarqueeAlterEgo looks just like Bogart]]! Arguably a case of extended ActorAllusion.



* In ''Film/ProblemChild 2'', Junior tried to avert a wedding by having the woman get plastic surgery to get the world's biggest nose. The woman woke up and discovered her new nose. Then, just a few hours later, she reappeared with her original nose and she said that she had some emergency plastic surgery. So, she had two surgeries on the same body part in the same day with no scars.
* Not surgical, but ''Film/{{Innerspace}}'' has Tuck ([[ItMakesSenseInContext in a microscopic experimental craft in another guy's bloodstream and needing to outsmart an international arms dealer so he can return to normal size]]) disguise his host as said arms dealer by applying electrical charges to his facial nerves. Apparently all you need to change Martin Short into Robert Picardo is tweak a few nerve endings. Justified by {{Rule of Funny}}.

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* In ''Film/ProblemChild 2'', Junior tried to avert a wedding by having the woman get plastic surgery to get the world's biggest nose. The woman woke up and discovered her new nose. Then, just a few hours later, she reappeared with her original nose and she said that she had some emergency plastic surgery. So, she had two surgeries on the same body part in on the same day with no scars.
* Not surgical, but ''Film/{{Innerspace}}'' has Tuck ([[ItMakesSenseInContext in a microscopic experimental craft in another guy's bloodstream and needing to outsmart an international arms dealer so he can return to normal size]]) disguise his host as said arms dealer by applying electrical charges to his facial nerves. Apparently Apparently, all you need to change Martin Short into Robert Picardo is tweak a few nerve endings. Justified by {{Rule of Funny}}.



* In ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', nanomites are used to change Zartan's face into that of [[spoiler:the President of the United States]]. It goes into detail about modifying eye color, hair color, and his bone structure is being rearranged. Presumably he just happened to be around the same height, or Mindbender simply hadn't gotten to that point by the cutaway.

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* In ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', nanomites are used to change Zartan's face into that of [[spoiler:the President of the United States]]. It goes into detail about modifying eye color, hair color, and his bone structure is being rearranged. Presumably Presumably, he just happened to be around the same height, or Mindbender simply hadn't gotten to that point by the cutaway.



** [[spoiler: When Kruger gets his face reconstructed, the process ends up removing the distinct facial implants, and ends up de-aging Kruger significantly. He's no longer weathered and wrinkled, and it ends up removing a lot of the gray hairs out of his his beard and mustache.]]

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** [[spoiler: When Kruger gets his face reconstructed, the process ends up removing the distinct facial implants, and ends up de-aging Kruger significantly. He's no longer weathered and wrinkled, and it ends up removing a lot of the gray hairs out of his his beard and mustache.]]



* In ''Film/ArsenicAndOldLace'', Jonathan Brewster gets away with his murderous rampages by keeping a plastic surgeon as a sidekick, who changes his face whenever the heat is on. Unfortunately said doctor is also an alcoholic, and after watching a horror movie performed the surgery while drunk, giving Johnathan the face of Creator/BorisKarloff. In a sad case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, Karloff himself played the role on stage, but was unable to get out of his commitments to do the film version, and Jonathan is played by Raymond Massey in Karloff makeup.

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* In ''Film/ArsenicAndOldLace'', Jonathan Brewster gets away with his murderous rampages by keeping a plastic surgeon as a sidekick, who changes his face whenever the heat is on. Unfortunately said doctor is also an alcoholic, and after watching a horror movie performed the surgery while drunk, giving Johnathan the face of Creator/BorisKarloff. In a sad case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, Karloff himself played the role on stage, stage but was unable to get out of his commitments to do the film version, and Jonathan is played by Raymond Massey in Karloff makeup.



* In ''Film/{{Predestination}}'', [[spoiler: John gets plastic surgery where his face is being completely replaced after getting severely burned, and the character goes from being played by Sarah Snook to being played by Creator/EthanHawke]]. There are no scars or oddities visible after the surgery wounds have healed.

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* In ''Film/{{Predestination}}'', [[spoiler: John gets plastic surgery where his face is being completely replaced after getting severely burned, and the character goes from being played by Sarah Snook to being played by Creator/EthanHawke]]. There are no scars or oddities visible after the surgery surgical wounds have healed.



* In ''Creator/JohnRingo'''s ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' (starting in Cally's War and going through Honor of the Clan), Cally undergoes full body modification to infiltrate a base, necessitating the kidnapping of the person she is replacing. Plot ensues, and she is stuck in the new body (blonde with [[Main/MostCommonSuperpower an excellent figure]]) for a long time. Eventually she goes back in to get her old body back, and is told to report to the officer who is handling the scheduling of the body modification system. Guess who the officer is...

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* In ''Creator/JohnRingo'''s ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' (starting in Cally's War and going through Honor of the Clan), Cally undergoes full body modification to infiltrate a base, necessitating the kidnapping of the person she is replacing. Plot ensues, and she is stuck in the new body (blonde with [[Main/MostCommonSuperpower an excellent figure]]) for a long time. Eventually Eventually, she goes back in to get her old body back, back and is told to report to the officer who is handling the scheduling of the body modification system. Guess who the officer is...



* Used for comedic effect in ''Series/JustShootMe'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'' and other {{sitcom}}s. Long-lost male friend of cast member returns after plastic surgery, now looks like hot girl (played by an actress). Inverted in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' where Charlie's ex-girlfriend comes back after F>M sexual assignment surgery and is played by Chris O'Donnell... who then gets involved with Charlie's mother!

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* Used for comedic effect in ''Series/JustShootMe'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'' and other {{sitcom}}s. Long-lost A long-lost male friend of cast member returns after plastic surgery, surgery now looks like a hot girl (played by an actress). Inverted in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' where Charlie's ex-girlfriend comes back after F>M [=FtM=] sexual assignment surgery and is played by Chris O'Donnell... O'Donnell...who then gets involved with Charlie's mother!



** ''Series/AnotherWorld'' had a set of identical twins, Vickie & Marley, who went through a couple of recasts over the years. Near the end of the show's run, the role of Marley was recast with the actress who originally played the roles, while Vicky was still played by the actress who'd been doing it over the last few years. The explanation for the change in looks was that Marley had had plastic surgery after being burned in a fire. True to this trope, the surgery not only completely restored Marley's appearance with nary a scar, it also made her taller and gave her longer hair. (as the new actress playing Marley had these characteristics as compared to the actress playing Vicky.

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** ''Series/AnotherWorld'' had a set of identical twins, Vickie & Marley, who went through a couple of recasts over the years. Near the end of the show's run, the role of Marley was recast with the actress who originally played the roles, while Vicky was still played by the actress who'd been doing it over the last few years. The explanation for the change in looks was that Marley had had plastic surgery after being burned in a fire. True to this trope, the surgery not only completely restored Marley's appearance with nary a scar, but it also made her taller and gave her longer hair. (as the new actress playing Marley had these characteristics as compared to the actress playing Vicky.



* ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' sees this happened to crime boss Al Hawke, who was badly burned at the nd of his debut episode, "Sons of the Mother". This trope is invoked in his return episode, "Nature of the Beast", where it's explained he got plastic surgery, going from Creator/StephenMcHattie to Mitch Pileggi.

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* ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' sees this happened to crime boss Al Hawke, who was badly burned at the nd end of his debut episode, "Sons of the Mother". This trope is invoked in his return episode, "Nature of the Beast", where it's explained he got plastic surgery, going from Creator/StephenMcHattie to Mitch Pileggi.



* The premise of ''Series/BulletInTheFace'', itself a parody of John Woo's ''Face/Off''. Gunter Volger loses his face in a shootout and reawakens with a full transplant taken from a cop he'd murdered. Not only does the new face fit him perfectly, he's even swapped hair with the donor as well. (Another dig at ''Face/Off''.) The show takes pains to remind viewers that facial transplants require a strict drug regimen, which Gunter flagrantly ignores in each episode.

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* The premise of ''Series/BulletInTheFace'', itself a parody of John Woo's ''Face/Off''. Gunter Volger loses his face in a shootout and reawakens with a full transplant taken from a cop he'd murdered. Not only does the new face fit him perfectly, but he's also even swapped hair with the donor as well. (Another dig at ''Face/Off''.) The show takes pains to remind viewers that facial transplants require a strict drug regimen, which Gunter flagrantly ignores in each episode.



* In ''Series/DreamOn'', the hero, Martin Tupper's BlackBestFriend, Eddie Charles, is [[TheOtherDarrin replaced by a different actor]] partway through the first series. This is explained away by having him get surgery to change his eyelids. So he gets a whole new face and several extra inches of height! Devillishly clever, these eyelid surgeons!
* In ''Series/{{Ezel}}'', Ömer's face is repeatedly slashed by a sadistic warden during the prison riot in which he "died", requiring major reconstructive surgery. The process aids his transformation into Ezel, the alter ego through which he extracts revenge against those who betrayed him.
* A failed pilot called ''Series/{{Fugly}}'' begins with a radical plastic surgery that turns one of a pair of identical twins that looks like [[HollywoodHomely 5-foot-nothing, 150 pound]] Creator/MarissaJaretWinokur with ugly prosthetics into 5'7'' bombshell Nikki Cox. Yeah.

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* In ''Series/DreamOn'', the hero, Martin Tupper's BlackBestFriend, Eddie Charles, is [[TheOtherDarrin replaced by a different actor]] partway through the first series. This is explained away by having him get surgery to change his eyelids. So he gets a whole new face and several extra inches of height! Devillishly Devilishly clever, these eyelid surgeons!
* In ''Series/{{Ezel}}'', Ömer's face is repeatedly slashed by a sadistic warden during the prison riot in which he "died", requiring major reconstructive surgery. The process aids his transformation into Ezel, the alter ego through which he extracts exacts revenge against those who betrayed him.
* A failed pilot called ''Series/{{Fugly}}'' begins with a radical plastic surgery that turns one of a pair of identical twins that looks like [[HollywoodHomely 5-foot-nothing, 150 pound]] 150-pound]] Creator/MarissaJaretWinokur with ugly prosthetics into 5'7'' bombshell Nikki Cox. Yeah.Yeah...



* In ''Series/TheGreenHornet'' Series, a criminal uses this to take the place of a reclusive millionaire to avoid capture. Unlike most versions, the look of the person is similar enough to be believed. Also the Green Hornet points out that there ''are'' hairline scars that if a person was observant enough would notice.

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* In ''Series/TheGreenHornet'' Series, a criminal uses this to take the place of a reclusive millionaire to avoid capture. Unlike most versions, the look of the person is similar enough to be believed. Also Also, the Green Hornet points out that there ''are'' hairline scars that if a person was observant enough would notice.



* ''Series/ShakespeareAndHathawayPrivateInvestigators: The killer in [[spoiler: "O Brave New World"]], combined with extreme weight loss.

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* ''Series/ShakespeareAndHathawayPrivateInvestigators: The killer in [[spoiler: "O [[spoiler:"O Brave New World"]], combined with extreme weight loss.



** It also won't fool a medical scan or other detailed examination. [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Arne Darvin]] was exposed as Klingon agent because, while he looked human, his body temperature, heartbeat and other vital signs were all wrong. The tribbles helped, too.
** In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Ashes To Ashes", former human and former ''Voyager'' crew member Lyndsay Ballard was given treatments by the Doctor to alter her Kobali appearance so that she looks human, but unfortunately the treatments don't last, as her Kobali appearance reasserts itself.
** Come the ''Kelvin'' timeline, it becomes something of a plot point in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. Khan Noonien Singh is woken up by Admiral Marcus to use in the coming Klingon war, but to keep his identity a secret, he is given extensive surgery to turn him from Creator/RicardoMontalban into Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.

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** It also won't fool a medical scan or other detailed examination. [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Arne Darvin]] was exposed as a Klingon agent because, while he looked human, his body temperature, heartbeat heartbeat, and other vital signs were all wrong. The tribbles helped, too.
** In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Ashes To Ashes", former human and former ''Voyager'' crew member Lyndsay Ballard was given treatments by the Doctor to alter her Kobali appearance so that she looks human, but unfortunately unfortunately, the treatments don't last, as her Kobali appearance reasserts itself.
** Come the ''Kelvin'' timeline, it becomes something of a plot point in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. Khan Noonien Singh is woken up by Admiral Marcus to use in the coming Klingon war, war but to keep his identity a secret, he is given extensive surgery to turn him from Creator/RicardoMontalban into Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.



* Shin Hyun-Woo of the KoreanDrama'' Series/TemptationOfAnAngel'' gets extensive plastic surgery on his face and even alters his voice for the chance to plot revenge against his wife. However, it does come with drawbacks: the operation is life threatening, he spends nights in pain before the bandages come off, and he's forced to take medication even after.

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* Shin Hyun-Woo of the KoreanDrama'' Series/TemptationOfAnAngel'' gets extensive plastic surgery on his face and even alters his voice for the chance to plot revenge against his wife. However, it does come with drawbacks: the operation is life threatening, life-threatening, he spends nights in pain before the bandages come off, and he's forced to take medication even after.



* A very interesting example of this trope can be found in [[Characters/DragonRage Cael Cyndar]] from ''VideoGame/DragonRage'' since he looks distinctly different in the games box art, game play and cutscenes.

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* A very interesting example of this trope can be found in [[Characters/DragonRage Cael Cyndar]] from ''VideoGame/DragonRage'' since he looks distinctly different in the games box art, game play gameplay, and cutscenes.



* You can buy tokens in ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' online store (with real money) that allow you to change a character's apearance (a more expensive version lets you change gender too), making it a ''literal'' example.

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* You can buy tokens in ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' online store (with real money) that allow you to change a character's apearance appearance (a more expensive version lets you change gender too), making it a ''literal'' example.



* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' this is offered at the start of the game, apparently allowing the player to choose any face they want for their version of Big Boss via CharacterCustomization. Subverted as this turns out to be a TrollingCreator moment and the character doesn't doesn't end up getting the surgery at all. After the final mission the player finds out that [[spoiler:this was actually a DoubleSubversion - the player character is not the real Big Boss but one of his closest lieutenants. The lieutenant received a SurgicalImpersonation makeover before the game started, along with hypnotherapy to make him believe that he was the real deal. This drew attention away from the genuine article, allowing him to escape and work on his own plans]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' this is offered at the start of the game, apparently allowing the player to choose any face they want for their version of Big Boss via CharacterCustomization. Subverted as this turns out to be a TrollingCreator moment and the character doesn't doesn't end up getting the surgery at all. After the final mission mission, the player finds out that [[spoiler:this was actually a DoubleSubversion - the player character is not the real Big Boss but one of his closest lieutenants. The lieutenant received a SurgicalImpersonation makeover before the game started, along with hypnotherapy to make him believe that he was the real deal. This drew attention away from the genuine article, allowing him to escape and work on his own plans]].



* In ''Webcomic/MissGuillotine'', two major characters have undergone plastic surgery. Callie's is more realistic, limited to minor facial touches and laser eye surgery. Hailey[[spoiler:/Michelle]]'s meanwhile, requires major facial reconstruction, liposuction, elongated limbs, extensive skin treatments and dietary changes...

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* In ''Webcomic/MissGuillotine'', two major characters have undergone plastic surgery. Callie's is more realistic, limited to minor facial touches and laser eye surgery. Hailey[[spoiler:/Michelle]]'s meanwhile, requires major facial reconstruction, liposuction, elongated limbs, extensive skin treatments treatments, and dietary changes...



* In the Creator/TexAvery cartoon ''WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice'', an escaped convict chased by Droopy goes to a plastic surgeon to get a new face. After a few seconds of surgery (which involved hammering and sawing) the convict had a new face -- Droopy's. He asks the doctor to change it back and he does. He thanks the doctor -- only to find that Droopy was the doctor all along!

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* In the Creator/TexAvery cartoon ''WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice'', an escaped convict chased by Droopy goes to a plastic surgeon to get a new face. After a few seconds of surgery (which involved hammering and sawing) sawing), the convict had a new face -- Droopy's. He asks the doctor to change it back and he does. He thanks the doctor -- only to find that Droopy was the doctor all along!



** In "Husbands and Knives", when Marge becomes a famous gym mogul, Homer decides to get plastic surgery so Marge won't leave him for a trophy husband. This causes him to have stylish black hair, buff abs and his tear ducts relocated to his nipples. However, it turned out to be AllJustADream.

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** In "Husbands and Knives", when Marge becomes a famous gym mogul, Homer decides to get plastic surgery so Marge won't leave him for a trophy husband. This causes him to have stylish black hair, buff abs abs, and his tear ducts relocated to his nipples. However, it turned out to be AllJustADream.



** This was actually a {{subver|tedTrope}}sion as the transformations were quite [[GoneHorriblyWrong forcefully demonstrated]] to be far from perfect; but the surgeries to get them back to normal certainly achieve well-nigh magical levels of NoOntologicalInertia for their previous surgeries.

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** This was actually a {{subver|tedTrope}}sion as the transformations were quite [[GoneHorriblyWrong forcefully demonstrated]] to be far from perfect; perfect, but the surgeries to get them back to normal certainly achieve well-nigh magical levels of NoOntologicalInertia for their previous surgeries.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' episode "Old Best Friend", after P.A. fainst from seeing her old friend Brenda everywhere, she wakes up in a surgery room to find that her face has been turned into Brenda's. It was AllJustADream however.
* The humorous series ''WesternAnimation/AvezVousDejaVu'' has several episodes based on this, all rigorously PlayedForLaughs. These include a chicken who becomes an elephant, a bull who becomes a snail, two twins who want to become [[ConjoinedTwins conjoined]], and an egg who wants to become a chicken [[spoiler:({{Subverted}}: the doctor proposing the surgery outs himself as a quack, because [[CaptainObvious eggs don't need surgery to become chickens]])]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' episode "Old Best Friend", after P.A. fainst faint from seeing her old friend Brenda everywhere, she wakes up in a surgery room to find that her face has been turned into Brenda's. It was AllJustADream however.
* The humorous series ''WesternAnimation/AvezVousDejaVu'' has several episodes based on this, all rigorously PlayedForLaughs. These include a chicken who becomes an elephant, a bull who becomes a snail, two twins who want to become [[ConjoinedTwins conjoined]], and an egg who wants to become a chicken [[spoiler:({{Subverted}}: the doctor proposing the surgery outs himself as a quack, quack because [[CaptainObvious eggs don't need surgery to become chickens]])]].

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* In ''Series/{{Ezel}}'', Ömer's face is repeatedly slashed by a sadistic warden during the prison riot in which he "died", requiring major reconstructive surgery. The process aids his transformation into Ezel, the alter ego through which he extracts revenge against those who betrayed him.


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** Speaking of ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond himself undergoes plastic surgery so that he can appear to be Japanese. [[PaperThinDisguise It isn't very convincing]].

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** Speaking of ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond himself undergoes plastic surgery some kind of treatment so that he can appear to be Japanese. [[PaperThinDisguise It isn't very convincing]].


* The titular characters of ''Back Street Girls'' used to be thuggish yakuza members before they were sent off to get their faces changed. Post-surgery, they look cute, stylish, and ''female'', and their appearances could pass for any old idol off the street.

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* The titular characters of ''Back Street Girls'' ''Manga/BackStreetGirls'' used to be thuggish yakuza members before they were sent off to get their faces changed. Post-surgery, they look cute, stylish, and ''female'', and their appearances could pass for any old idol off the street.


* Jack Napier ''wanted'' this in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' after getting a deflected bullet to the face (that split to hit both cheeks) and getting dunked in a vat of unspecific chemicals and/or acid. The concept is [[AvertedTrope averted]], however, in that the best the back-alley surgeon can do is keep him from looking as [[BodyHorror horribly disfigured]] as he should be, so he "just" ends up as [[ComicBook/TheJoker the Joker]]. Still, as bad as the result is, itís a wonder the surgeon was able to close two prominent facial wounds with no visible stitches or scars.

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* Jack Napier ''wanted'' this in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' ''Film/Batman1989'' after getting a deflected bullet to the face (that split to hit both cheeks) and getting dunked in a vat of unspecific chemicals and/or acid. The concept is [[AvertedTrope averted]], however, in that the best the back-alley surgeon can do is keep him from looking as [[BodyHorror horribly disfigured]] as he should be, so he "just" ends up as [[ComicBook/TheJoker the Joker]]. Still, as bad as the result is, itís a wonder the surgeon was able to close two prominent facial wounds with no visible stitches or scars.


* In ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' Series, a criminal uses this to take the place of a reclusive millionaire to avoid capture. Unlike most versions, the look of the person is similar enough to be believed. Also the Green Hornet points out that there ''are'' hairline scars that if a person was observant enough would notice.

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* In ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' ''Series/TheGreenHornet'' Series, a criminal uses this to take the place of a reclusive millionaire to avoid capture. Unlike most versions, the look of the person is similar enough to be believed. Also the Green Hornet points out that there ''are'' hairline scars that if a person was observant enough would notice.


* Jack Napier ''wanted'' this in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' after getting a deflected bullet to the face (that split to hit both cheeks) and getting dunked in a vat of unspecific chemicals and/or acid. The concept is [[AvertedTrope averted]], however, in that the best the back-alley surgeon can do is keep him from looking as [[BodyHorror horribly disfigured]] as he should be, so he "just" ends up as [[ComicBook/TheJoker the Joker]].

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* Jack Napier ''wanted'' this in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' after getting a deflected bullet to the face (that split to hit both cheeks) and getting dunked in a vat of unspecific chemicals and/or acid. The concept is [[AvertedTrope averted]], however, in that the best the back-alley surgeon can do is keep him from looking as [[BodyHorror horribly disfigured]] as he should be, so he "just" ends up as [[ComicBook/TheJoker the Joker]]. Still, as bad as the result is, itís a wonder the surgeon was able to close two prominent facial wounds with no visible stitches or scars.

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* ''Series/ShakespeareAndHathawayPrivateInvestigators: The killer in [[spoiler: "O Brave New World"]], combined with extreme weight loss.


* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. [[spoiler: Yakone]] has plastic surgery in order to escape from prison and lead a more-or-less normal life, but he still looks somewhat similar to how he was pre-surgery. Still, it works - he's able to live out the rest of his life in peace. It helps that he goes far away from the place where he gained his infamy.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. [[spoiler: Yakone]] has plastic surgery in order to escape from prison and lead a more-or-less normal life, but he still looks somewhat similar to how he was pre-surgery. Still, it works - he's works: he is able to live out the rest of his life in peace. It helps that he goes far away from the place where he gained his infamy.

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