Will George Zimmerman Consider Plastic Surgery for Protection?

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.

Will George Zimmerman Consider Plastic Surgery for Protection?"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?

Further Reading

  • Vanessa Bryant has denied that she’s had plastic surgery to stop her husband Kobe Bryant from straying. Recent rumors are suggesting that Bryant has undergone surgery to improve her appearance and a source has told the press that she “would do anything to keep Kobe happy”.  Rumors spread after recent photos of Bryant at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She has dyed her hair black and her nose appears to be much thinner and narrower. Her eyebrows also appear to be much higher than before, and her skin tone has changed. Pictures of her before and after this alleged makeover have been posted by The Daily Mail.

  • Phillis Diller, a comedy pioneer who was also a trailblazer in her public acknowledgement of having plastic surgery, died yesterday at the age of 95.

  • Heidi Montag is no stranger to plastic surgery, having undergone 10 plastic surgery procedures in a single day back in 2010. The star has had breast augmentation, liposuction, multiple nose jobs, and several other procedures to become what US Magazine describes as, “an over-the-top version of her”. Montag reportedly won’t be going under the knife again and recently told Celebuzz that, “It was a lot more than I could have expected. I really hate talking about it now because it was so long ago.”