Supposing you figured out a completely new body modification or some fix that you want done to yourself. It requires some level of surgical skill to perform and a basic knowledge of anatomy. So clearly, you’d like an experienced surgeon doing it.
For this scenario, assume you have significant, but finite financial resources. So you can afford to pay a reasonable medical bill out of your own pocket.
You prefer to avoid self-surgery. Even if you had the necessary skill, some of the angles are awkward and hard to see. And you risk passing out.
You are confident that you can explain the procedure in sufficient detail such that a practitioner skilled in the art can successfully perform the surgery.
How difficult would it be to find your surgeon? Do you just find the person with the best resume, or would most medical folks refuse to do a completely new surgical procedure? Would you have to settle for someone who isn’t a practicing surgeon?
Assume there’s nothing illegal about this surgery – no cloning, no genetic manipulation, no removal of bullets without reporting it to authorities, etc.
Clearly, cosmetic surgery and elective surgeries exist. And people with very little training can get licensed to perform body modifications like piercings. But does custom order surgery present additional difficulties?