Last week I saw two friends whom I hadn’t seen in a couple of months and noticed that both had gotten implants. One girl went from an A cup bra size to a C cup implant, but she was tall enough so that it looked natural. The other one went for DD breast implants which looked slightly big on her 5’6” frame, but I have to admit, she looked great. Both girls were excited about the results and say that they feel younger and sexier than ever before.
I then saw another woman who had Botox done on different parts of her face and she looked like she had just come back from a relaxing vacation. It wasn’t a huge change, but she just seemed calmer and cooler. Maybe because the very fine lines in her forehead were gone.
I was talking to a few friends and we were split in our thoughts about the effects of plastic surgery and whether or not it has gotten out of control. Everyone from high school girls to the sweet old lady next door seems to be getting some work done today. In fact between nose jobs and teenage boob jobs, under age plastic surgery seems to be on the rise. One of the more conservative girls in the group was saying that nature meant for us to age and that we should accept it and move on. Furthermore, we have set ridiculous standards for ourselves and should not have to go through invasive surgery because of society’s expectations of us. While it’s ok to teach our kids to eat right and exercise so that they will live a long and healthy life, we should not tell them that they’re not ok the way they are now.
While I understand her point, I disagree with her stand that it’s completely wrong to get work done to look and feel better. For years now, we’ve known that plastic surgery and self-esteem work hand in hand. You don’t have to have self-esteem issues to get plastic surgery you simply have to want to feel a little better about your nose, tummy or any other area of your body that’s not what you want it to be. After all, don’t we buy all sorts of beauty and body products, exercise and eat right in order to look and feel better? So, if a tuck here and a pull there make us feel better without turning us into Joan Rivers what’s the problem? As for the kids, it’s up to us to teach them that they’re perfect as they are.
How do you feel about plastic surgery?