"Personally, it's sad that in our society that we don't spend more time teaching our children that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. (Luckily the people I love and who love me are quite content to realize I've got a few wrinkles - after all, I've earned them - gentle grin!)." MaraM
Well said MaraM.
I watched a t.v. show a year or so ago about Jocelyn Wildenstein and all of her surgeries. It was very sad honestly because I thought she was just beautiful before she had her first surgery and I couldn't imagine why she couldn't see it. I don't think she had planned to have as many surgeries as she has but I think on like her second surgery the surgeon screwed up and paralyzed a portion of her face. And from that surgery on she just kept trying to fix the damage until finally becoming addicted to surgeries altogether. In the interview she said that she moves from doctor to doctor now and pressures them, bribes them, begs them pretty much to do more to her poor face. She also said that she wouldn't be honest with these doctors as to the dates of her last procedures etc and after all of the "good" surgeons refused to treat her further she moved on in search of any surgeon that would. The thing that shocked me the most about the whole interview was that she had a very beautiful daughter who was, even after all her mother had been through, planning to have a few surgeries soon herself. Eeeks.
I have known three people that have had some type of plastic surgery done and two of the three regret it totally. One of these women had facial surgery done, she had been so pretty before the surgery and I think she got way too much done, she doesn't even look like the same person. After the surgery she went into a deep depression, wouldn't even go anywhere but to work and is still I think, trying to sue the plastic surgeon. She looks just, really fake (it's hard to explain), like it's obvious she had work done and she isn't now near as pretty as she had been.
Another woman I know that regrets having surgery had her BOOBS done. LOL And she isn't happy because one seems bigger then the other although, I don't notice any difference. But they feel funky (edit: to the touch), and she has virtually no feeling in them at all.
The third woman also had her boobs done and she's 100% satisfied and so is her hubby I'm sure.
All three had been through something really traumatic shortly before having their surgeries. The first had been in a car accident a few months before the decision to have surgery and the second had lost her husband about a year before. The third chic had recently lost her mother to cancer but she had always been very materialistic and kinda selfish. She has to have the best of everything and I guess she thought that she needed the best boobs too. Now that she has what she thinks is better she's happy and prolly will be until she flies somewhere and they explode. Er, sorry. I don't know what kind of psychological screening is done but none of these women in my opinion should have been permitted the surgery, at that time anyway.
I'm not against plastic surgery if someone is having it done for themselves. Like they are totally "with it" in making the decision and they are not doing it for anyone other then themselves. But the idea of plastic surgery for someone else makes me sick. I know that men have surgeries too but to me it's mostly women gettin' bigger boobs and they are doing it to attract men. I feel sorry for these women. I'm sorry but I am not willing to alter my body, give up all feeling in my breasts and not even be able to nourish my future babies just so some jerk will look at me a bit more. What's next? Retractable teeth for better blow jobs?
I think that plastic surgery should be available to anyone that wants it, although I think these people should be screened first and it should be thought about for a long time, like having a year waiting period or something.
I feel that it's societies fault the people feel the need to change themselves. T.V. tells us all what's sexy and beautiful and "in" or not cool. It used to be aimed mostly at making women want to change but lately I've noticed more and more commercials and movies aimed at making men feel like they are lacking somehow as well. It's like these money making powers that be feel like well, we've gotten all we're getting out of the women so lets move onto the men. Can you imagine a male " erectile dysfunction" commercial aired in the 80's? OMG! Now it's every other commercial. I have been with my better half for almost 18 years now so I can honestly say if it "dysfunctions" every now and then, or when it finally starts to, cool! LMAO
I don't think that wearing makeup is anything like having plastic surgery, to me it's a temporary I dunno, highlighting of one's natural features.
For those that say god would disapprove of any alteration to ones natural self, have you never gotten a haircut? I'm not exactly a religious person although I do believe in a god and I think he/she would not go for plastic surgery or any other physical harm done of one's "temple". At the same time I don't think he/she would hold it against someone who was mentally not able to make the decision.
Boy, I talk too much. IMHO The doggie plastic surgery is just going WAY TOO FAR! Poor puppies, that should be considered animal abuse! Apparently those money powers I mentioned aren't getting rich enough off of those poor men, they've moved on again.
Edited by yoopergirl, 09 January 2007 - 04:55 AM.