A new plastic surgery clinic opened by the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem several months ago has created a unique problem for the hospital's religious visitors: The simulation clips presented in the waiting room are immodest.
The most problematic video is the one about breast enlargement surgery. According to Yael Inbar, the manager of the new clinic, the clips were purchased from the United States, but "after we got them we began editing them to remove offensive segments.
"For example, there's a part showing fat being injected into a woman's breast. Instead, we'll show fat being injected in other places and explain that it can also be injected into the breasts."
A clip demonstrating lipid suction from the lower abdomen area has also been removed "as the upper part of the groin can also be seen", Inbar explains.
The censorship work was entrusted upon religious women working in the clinic, who are aware of the sector's level of strictness. However, patients wishing to watch the original clips will be able to do so.
"We have rooms in which one can watch all the uncensored videos," says Inbar. "Men who want to have a breast reduction, for example, will be given their own room to watch the simulation videos, and we'll invite them when the clinic is closed to prevent any embarrassment on their part.
"Everyone was skeptical about the haredi and religious sector's arrival at the clinic, but I can already say that I see no difference," she adds. "They visit just as much as anyone else."
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