Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cosmetic surgery?

People have wildly varying views on cosmetic surgery-- sometimes wildly varying in their own minds, like my own.

 I mean, I always was against cosmetic surgery but then I began to think about things that you might not like about yourself but which you can't fix on your own, and I started to wonder whether cosmetic surgery to fix those things isn't okay after all?

We can all agree, I think, that cosmetic surgery to fix something that's a problem -- like getting breast reduction to avoid back pains, for example -- is okay, but then I started thinking about things like, say, my chin.

I don't like my chin. I don't like the way it's all flabby and saggy and deflated and all, and I'm not sure what I can do about it, other than get used to it, because when I tried some "chin exercises" for a while they didn't do anything, and how do you lose weight on your CHIN? I can't do chin jogging, for Pete's sake.

That's when I started thinking cosmetic surgery isn't all bad: After all, I wear nice clothes and get a haircut and work out to try to look good, and all of that is changing my physical appearance, so while cosmetic surgery is a big step, it's the next step, isn't it?

Anyway, I started thinking all that because I happened across this Cosmetic Surgery Thailand site that talked about doing face lifts and hair implants and botox and the like, and I can see where people would decide to go and improve the things they can't fix on their own.

1 comment:

Andrew Leon said...

Yeah, I don't know what to say about it. I have the same prejudices about it as you, I think, but I'm not concerned about my chin, at the moment.