Too School for Cool
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: At the Lonely End of the Rink
I have to be honest about this, I am against the idea of plastic surgery.
Reconstructive surgery or surgery that alters your appearance for some sort of medical reason aside, I just completely disagree with the idea of someone getting plastic surgery for purely cosmetic reasons. Again I'm not talking extreme cases, but the general "I wish my [insert body part] was [bigger/smaller/higher...] so I will get plastic surgery so I feel more attractive" concept. I think it's a misrepresentation of ones self. I mean I see how it could improve ones self confidence because we all have parts of our body we don't like, and if it only affected the person who chose to get it I would say knock yourself out. But like it or not, we live in a society where physical appearance matters and in that way I see it almost as cheating, for lack of a better word.
People notice if you're beautiful, or have large yet amazingly perky breasts, or that cute little nose. You get the recognition for it, but they are not your original breasts, nose, or what have you. I don't think it's fair. Other women may be jealous of that trait, men might be attracted to you because of that trait (or vica versa), but it is not the trait that you truly poseses. You might be known as the girl with that smokin bod, but it's NOT your bod, it's just the liposuction. It's not a truthful representation. And yes I know most people do SOMETHING to put their physical appearance in a more positive light, from makeup to lazer treatments to personal trainers, but I see the step of actually going under the knife as just one step too far because it can lead to such drastic changes.
If I'm admiring a trait on someone and I find out it has been altered by plastic surgery, I no longer find it beautiful. The women with that amazing face just...doesn't apply to my view of beauty anymore if I find out her nose is redone. Not that I would find her suddenly ugly, just, her appearance becomes neutral. If I was making a list of women with amazing noses she just would be removed from it.
Yes I'm sure this view will not be appreciated by most, particularily those who have had cosmetic surgery. I hope that for everyone who has had plastic surgery, it has given them more confidence and are content with their decision. I just feel that everyone has physical flaws, and those that have the means/desire to have surgery shouldn't be suddenly exempt to having to deal with theirs.
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