male chauvinist Pig-malion
The title of this post comes from the last line of Joseph Bottum's blurb in First Things...
When Reza Vossough, a plastic surgeon in Berlin, married his thirty-three-year-old wife Cany, he knew he had a lot of work to do—not on their relationship, but on her body. “When I first met Cany, she had physical deficiencies, but I could see there was something there. She had big hips and big thighs, so we made corrections, then did a little bit more.” Eight surgeries later, Vossough is satisfied with the results and convinced that they are “better than nature could do.”
Sounds like he needs to do surgery on his own soul-- or more likely, to have it done for him by the Great Physician. His heart and soul seem to have the consistency of plastic, so maybe some plastic/heart surgery is in order for the doctor? Biblically, one would say that he has a heart of stone that needs to be turned into a heart of flesh.