Plastic surgery is a maneuver developed during wartime and morphed into a beauty pursuit. The popularity of plastic surgery should not be a surprise—it’s astonishing how much modern human beings do, especially females, as everyday routine, to keep our “natural state”: daily shower, shaving, hair dying and curling, eyebrow threading, facial lotion, body cream, manicure, and complicated makeup techniques—none of those available to our ancestors yet commonly accepted by us as “standard”, “healthy” and “natural”. Plastic surgery is merely an upgrade of those procedures. Why are we so painstakingly embellishing ourselves? Truly, we are pursuing things we don’t have: we are born with curly hair, but we straighten it; we naturally have short eyelashes, but we put on fake ones; our skin loosened, but we lift it, pretending that we’re still young and attractive. Maybe we’ve found the essence here: attractiveness. Or, digging deeper, through plastic surgery, we’re living a life as if we’re having a different set of genes: a set of genes that is healthier, younger, and more reproductively effective. Even the simplest daily routine, like curling our hair, is changing gene expressions without actually changing the gene, to make us more attractive. Humans are so smart that we deceived the fundamental natural law of evolution: as we’re choosing partners, it’s no longer fighting for the strongest gene game, it became fighting for the optimal appearance modification game. Is this beneficial to the human race? Only time could tell.