Palmistry is the ancient art of predicting the future through the reading of palm lines. …

But and now for those not content with the fortune lines that nature gave them there is a drastic new way of trying to be master of their own destiny: by altering their palm lines through cosmetic surgery.

The surgery, which has also been known to be carried out in Korea, is performed with an electric scalpel which burns the flesh leaving a semi-permanent scar.

A report on The Daily Beast found that between January 2011 and May this year, 37 palm plastic surgeries have been performed at one clinic in Japan.

Shonan Beauty Clinic offers the surgery for £662 but no longer advertises the treatment because they couldn’t keep up with demand.