This can't be for real...

Oct 18 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Plastic surgery has become increasingly popular in the past decades. Fine. If you can't come to terms with your nose, ears, boobs, what-have-you, and you have the money, why not? Part of me would like to point out that that kind of money would feed a village of AIDS orphans in Africa, and in fact, I can even give out the routing number of a couple, but it's about self-esteem, so I understand.

Less so with people who get plastic surgery on their buttocks. I mean: it's behind you! You don't even see it!

Okay, okay, if I try hard enough, I think I can understand even people having plastic surgery on their butts.

But this? I mean... seriously??

5 responses so far

  • Torbjörn Larsson, OM says:

    Why not? IIRC this is the area where females are most uncertain and dissatisfied, they don't compare easily as I remember it and pornographic photos are a selected "nice looking" category (for whatever "nice" the ideal becomes) that are the most unrealistic selection of body parts you can get hold of.

    To change that you need to change a lot of societal factors. Meanwhile, surgeons gets customers.

  • Vicki says:

    Adding to what Torbjörn said: how many ordinary female genitalia does a woman see, to give her a basis for comparison? Especially since most of the women having this done are/identify as heterosexual. For other areas of anatomy, there's a better chance that a girl or woman sees them on other women, in a locker room or dorm bathroom, if not in more public places (if you live in someplace like New York, you're going to see a lot of calves and shoulders and cheekbones).

    I don't like to think about the sort of person whose reaction to seeing their lover's body would be an unfavorable verbal comparison to porn photos, but I gather they exist. And even an intended-as-neutral comparison (like "gee, I thought most women's were bigger/smaller") can be heard as criticism in a culture whose number-one message on the subject is "your body is flawed."

  • Karen says:

    Why would you continue having sex with someone who thought your cootch was gross? Walk away, ladies. Some other person will be delighted to service your nether regions.

  • EEGiorgi says:

    Exactly! I got stitches after my first delivery and that was painful enough... but I had a baby, it was worth it!

  • EEGiorgi says:

    I should add that I do know of pathological reasons that do need those "areas" to be corrected, but that's not what we're discussing here. We're discussing purely esthetic procedures. I think it's an invasion of the social media into our privacy to make us "believe" in pre-imposed beauty standards. They dictate how thin we ought to be, how firm our buttocks and boobs ought to be, and now how... "that" ought to be? No way. Sorry, I'm opinionated on this.