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My friend Steph posted a video yesterday bringing up the subject of body modification. Not the minor modification that some of us partake in by getting a few extra piercings or tattoos, but extreme body modification. I like her style, since she does it in an entertaining way.

I decided to post a video response to this, since I’ve had a number of experiences with this. I didn’t recount them all in the video, since I was pressed for time, but I’ll do that here.

1) My ex-wife hated her nose. When she went in for sinus surgery, she elected to have her nose fixed. Now, I never thought there was anything wrong with it and didn’t understand why she wanted it altered. I also thought it was a crime the way insurance was duped into paying for it.

2) I’ve seen reports of people getting implants. I just don’t get it. If a woman has suffered through breast cancer and mad a mastectomy, reconstructive surgery is part of the healing process for most. But elective surgery for bigger breasts… I just don’t get. I know the media has a huge part to play in this, but come on – be an individual. On the same note, I’ve seen reports of men getting pectoral and calf implants to enhance their muscular definition.

3) In Korea, many people would get surgery to look more Korean/Asian. In the Philippines, people get surgery to look more Caucasian. It’s just odd!

4) I once worked with a Director of Education that was addicted to cosmetic surgery. Her boss and female peers called her Barbie, she had so much work done. I thought it was really sad that she had such little esteem and felt she needed to artificially change.

What are your thoughts on cosmetic surgery?

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Written by Steve Miller

January 21, 2009 at 6:50 am

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  1. Well, I’ve had not really “surgery”, but have fixed my eyes to caucasian eyes…not that you can really tell the difference..didn’t want anything TOO dramatic.. so I guess I am not one to comment. However, I draw the line with the use of scalpels..etc.. but that is for myself.

    jyankee

    January 21, 2009 at 10:48 pm


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