I don’t know who Heidi Montag is. I don’t know why I know her name. I don’t know why I know or should know or even should care about whether she’s having another boob job. They’re her boobs, right?
Not knowing anything about her, though, I kind of suspect she might have a bit of a problem. She’s had what? 80 surgeries? And each one gets her more publicity… and each one gets performed by a surgeon. And while I pay very little attention to the whole thing, I have noticed that the public’s reaction is “ZOMG So gross!”
I can’t help but feel like women are damned either way. If you’re not perfect, you’re fair game. And if you have surgery to become perfect, you’re fake… and therefore fair game. And no one says much about the tactics surgeons use to keep their patients coming back. You go in to get your lips plumped and the doc points out that your boobs are saggy and uneven, your thighs are too big and your eyebrows are too low… and those crows feet make you look 10 years older. But he’s just trying to help you. No pressure.
It’s not that we’re all victims of Big Plastic, but is it really so awful that a woman goes in and changes something she doesn’t like about herself?
Is a boob job a bigger deal than changing any other thing about you? What do you think about plastic surgery? Do you think less of people who get it?
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