Now before I get started, this isn’t a post against plastic surgery. I have no problems with plastic surgery, what I do have a problem with is women changing their faces and bodies so much that they become totally different people. People have the right to do whatever they want to their bodies, but when is too much…too much?
We see it all the time with celebrities. They are already beautiful, yet they feel the need to change their skin color, facial structure, and morph their body parts into something that is bigger, but not necessarily better. If we look at Lil Kim, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and Heidi Montag, we can see that something much bigger and dangerous is going on here.
What I think we need to do is look at the reason people and celebrities decide to do this to themselves. Is it all worth it? Apparently not. When a fan told Kim Kardashian earlier this year that she was getting plastic surgery to look like her and please her man, Kim told her and her other fans not to do so, yet we can track her plastic surgery through the many pics of her on the web. It seems as though she regrets her surgeries, yet she continues to have them.
Poor Heidi Montag. We have seen her go from enthusiastic before surgery to remorseful and ashamed post-op. But has she really changed? She used her new body and surgery to make money in the press, and now she is using the same things to make more money. She says she feels bad about her surgeries and wants to warn women on the dangers of plastic surgery, but every picture and interview she does on the subject, she gets paid for.
We don’t know their back stories, but we can assume, something I hate to do but have to for the sake of this post, that they morphed their bodies to outrageous proportions for men, fame, fortune, and some strange psychological reasons. I am not a mental health professional, so please bear with me for the sake of this post.
I just feel like we need to examine our society and the world we live in to figure out why we allow this and why this is OK in the first place. We need to figure out how we can raise young girls to see their bodies in a new light where they are happy with themselves. We also need to figure out how we can stop plastic surgeons from taking advantage of women and teach them how to treat body dysmorphic disorder.
What do you think?
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