Pwinceth,The concern is if someone is having it done because
they've fallen into the "cult of beauty" and looking for self-worth
in the wrong places. The writer covers all angles and is just
sharing a point of view - not condemning the surgically modified.
I wouldn't mow down the trees in my backyard and replace them with fake
ones, but I certainly don't hesitate to anchor them, trim them, do whatever
makes them most beautiful. The truth is, for some women the only way of having
these figurative "trees" - is plastic surgery. Of course fake is fake,
but that doesn't make it meaningless. If it wasn't meaningful, why did
you chose to have it done?
I had plastic surgery on my ears when I was 19. Great decision.Like other medical procedures, God gives us the ability to make our life
better, in this case, via plastic surgery. Done in MODERATION, this kind of
plastic surgery, like others, can be a blessing.I will say, though,
that perhaps a good rule of thumb would be....if one knows who they are and feel
good about themselves on the inside and would like their physical appearance to
match how they already feel about themselves on the inside, then plastic surgery
(again, in moderation) is probably a blessing. If one feels bad about
themselves/lack self-esteem and seek plastic surgery for THAT reason, ie, they
seek surgery to feel better about themselves, then in that case, plastic surgery
is probably a bad thing. Why? In the latter case, no amount of changes on the
outside of a person's body can REALLY do anything to change one on the
inside. Those 2 attitudes about why one would seek plastic surgery are as
different as night and day.
Love this article. Just absolutely love it! Thank you, Rosemary, for sharing
this. It's totally not judgemental, just another take. Nobody tells you
how painful breast reconstruction is. Good luck on your journey! Thank you.