On the ‘official’ worst day of the year, just when we are (allegedly) all feeling as miserable at it’s possible to feel the Daily Mail publish a shocking article (nothing unusual there then?). If your quick fix fantasy has ever been to have boob job, a face lift or a tummy tuck, then you should read this article, When Looks can Kill.
It’s not often I direct people to the Daily Mail but this article stated something I have believed for a long time and gave some very convincing data to back it up. Here are just two excerpts:
‘the suicide rate is up to three times higher in women who have had breast implants’.
And suicide is not the only negative outcome: ‘cosmetic surgery patients had a three-times higher rate of death due to self-destructive acts, such as binge-drinking, drug ¬overdoses and reckless driving’.
The article concluded that many, many people are deeply disappointed by the outcome. And that most of them would have benefitted from therapy not surgery.
In the light of this Daily Mail article, a Christian Radio station rang me up and asked me ‘do I think plastic surgery is intrinsically an unchristian thing to do?’ Interesting question! What do you think?
Should we just accept ourselves as we are? Or, if we are prepared to diet to improve out appearance why not go under the knife, if we can afford it? In what circumstances do you think plastic surgery is justified? Have you had plastic surgery? Would you be prepared to say what you’ve had done and why? I would be so interested to hear from you.
Given that a recent study done for the Girl Guides revealed that half of secondary school girls plan to have plastic surgery, these are important questions. What would you say to your daughter if she cried herself to sleep every night over her appearance and you had it in your power to ‘fix’ the problem?
I would love to hear your thoughts. ( No pictures for this post, I searched for a few moments but began to feel queasy)
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