The Plastic Surgery debate has been in the blogosphere lately with several of Babble’s contributers weighing in on the issue and sharing their personal stories. Since then, a few other bloggers have shared their own stories, criticisims, or salutes to the women that have undergone a procedure or two themselves.
To say that reactions have varied among commenters probably is not a surprise to many of you. The cosmetic surgery debate can get as heated as a conversation about politics or religion. And as bikini season approaches, and pictures of hot pregnant mamas like this one surface all over magazines and the web, many women may be exploring their options and perhaps consulting with a surgeon to determine the cost of liposuction or breast implants to see how much work their budgets will allow them to have, if any.
And since I love a healthy debate, I figured why not discuss the topic myself and see what you all think about the issue.
So here I go. Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with plastic surgery. I think the decision to undergo the surgery is certainly a personal one and totally up to the man or woman considering it. Some people do it for health, others just to look better. Whatever the reason, if it makes YOU happy, I say go for it! Some women can spend hours and years in the gym trying to get rid of that baby pouch leftover from pregnancy. Why not snip off that pouch if your mind and money allow it? I think that where I draw the line, however, is excessive plastic surgery. Women like Heidi Montag from the MTV series The Hills comes to mind. She went form 0-60 with her breast implants and all the other work only to look, well, plastic and no longer attractive. After her first procedure pictured above, I thought she looked young and fabulous. Unfortunately for her, she became the example of going overboard. I think that if anything, women like Heidi are the narrow exception to the other women that decide to undergo a little nip, tuck, or suck here or there.
So what do you think? Is plastic surgery a good idea, bad idea, or do you prefer to plead the fifth on the issue?