Do you think women getting plastic surgery is an act of empowerment or desparation?

Do you think women getting plastic surgery is an act of empowerment or desparation?

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persianprincess432 asked:

Some women believe that getting plastic surgery empowers them. That altering their body is a way of taking control. However, I think that changing our bodies strips us of our power, we don’t do it for our own well being we do it for the shallow society that judges are worth by our physical appearance. What are your thoughts on this subject?

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Posted in Qns & Ans on Mar 1st, 2011, 9:15 am by plastic_surgery_world   

8 Responses

  1. Drew H
    May 19th, 2010 | 3:43 pm

    btw a guy doesnt want a girl with fake boobs as a girlfriend, just to have sex with

  2. Antony
    May 22nd, 2010 | 6:24 am

    A friend of mine had breast implant recently and my personal view is that if you feel that you need to have surgery to make yourself look better then you are not happy with yourself. I think that you do not need surgery if you are truly happy with who you are. Moreover, if you are not happy with who you are, then you can go to the extreme measure of changing your image via surgery. I kinda lose respect for women that are not happy with themselves because that means that they will never really be happy with themselves.

  3. ⓛⓞⓥⓔ<3
    May 25th, 2010 | 4:59 am

    they’re insecure with their body so they change it.
    it’s sad, really.

  4. Bryan
    May 28th, 2010 | 7:40 am

    It could be either desperation or enpowerment. If it is a case of someone getting plastic surgery to get rid of significant problems (like flabby skin after losing 100 pounds) then it is enpowerment because the surgery is aimed at enhancing her own body image and self esteem.

    If the person is getting surgery to make her look better to men (ie breast implants, pouty lips etc) then that is desperation.

    Its a fine line between the two, and the reason will vary from person to person.

  5. yinyang59
    May 31st, 2010 | 3:03 pm

    D< Hell. If people can’t be comfortable with their bodies until they get plastic surgery, then they truly have no self empowerment.

  6. Butter B
    June 2nd, 2010 | 11:18 pm

    It’s an interesting question. First off all people should be allowed to modify their appearance as they’d like, without fear of being judged. But assuming we are talking strictly about women making themselves look “prettier” by conforming to traditional western concepts of beauty, there is another layer to the scenario.

    Our culture makes compounding ubiquitous implications that women’s bodies have to look a certain way and having that driven into our perceptions since we were born will certainly effect how we observe beauty. Some women can overcome these arbitrary social standards and be proud of who they are. Some women would rather not deal with the daunting task of breaking away from that overpowering stigma and feel they need to enhance their bodies to feel complete.

    But in the end, I believe whatever state makes you feel most comfortable is the one you should be living in. If getting cosmetic surgery makes you feel beautiful, then that’s great. Don’t be ashamed of it. If keeping yourself unaltered feels right too you, that’s great too. Don’t be ashamed.

  7. Jobin
    June 6th, 2010 | 10:30 am

    Cosmetic reconstructive Surgery is also called reconstructive plastic surgery. The plastic reconstructive surgery is a specific branch within the large group of plastic surgeries in general.
    This type of surgery is performed on abnormal structures…

  8. Stephanie
    June 7th, 2010 | 7:19 pm

    Empowerment for those who actually need it because they were born with very visible disfigurements. Desperation when its only for superficial reasons. If you don’t love yourself physically, you change yourself physically; no matter how many people say they were “perfectly” fine with themselves before plastic surgery.

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