After a high profile court verdict in your favor with a significant part of the population against you, plastic surgery may be one of the most viable options to escape and start over. Florida's George Zimmerman now joins the notorious group of individuals put in this position.
"He's a free man in the eyes of the court, but he's gonna be looking around his shoulder for the rest of his life," Zimmerman's brother Robert told CNN's Piers Morgan.
Another Central Florida resident, Casey Anthony, found herself in a similar position in 2011 after being acquitted of murdering her child when her advisors offered plastic surgery for her protection during her life after the trial.
"There even have been discussions about cosmetic surgery, but Casey has rejected that out of hand," an insider was quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times at the time. "Casey really does not completely understand the depth of hatred out there."
Acquitted of murdering 17-year old Trayvon Martin by using justifiable deadly force, the former neighborhood watch volunteer faces a world where his safety, like Anthony, will be a security challenge with death threats against him and his family, according to media reports, including several 'Kill Zimmerman' Facebook pages.
It's not a common practice to have plastic surgery to change identity, according to Inland Empire's Dr. Ben Childers. In fact, even the secretive Witness Protection Program run by the U.S. Marshall service has admitted that they don't use plastic surgery to keep their participants safe.
Still, it is possible. "If it's dramatic facial transformation a patient wants, he or she may opt for rhinoplasty, chin implants or a facelift," Dr. Childers recently wrote. In the Dominican Republic and with links to illegal activity, operations to eliminate fingerprints and significant changes in the face became "two of the most sought procedures."
He will definitely need some kind of security plan that may include body guards, an armored car, or even moving across the country, according to experts who spoke to USAToday. His attorney Mark O'Mara on ABC News said, he's already wearing a protective vest, carrying a weapon and dressing in disguise. Like Anthony, might plastic surgery be the next option for Zimmerman's security plan?