Sunday, September 21, 2008

Plastic Surgeons Come Out Against Unrealistic Big Breasts

Kudos go out to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) for speaking out against "unrealistic anatomically impossible" breasts that are being used in advertisements to seduce female patients. The Association, which represents about a third of cosmetic surgeons in the UK, launched its own advertising campaign against parts of the trade because of the ads some clinics had posted showing a woman with a body that was digitally enhanced.

Breast augmentation continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of cosmetic surgery. I've heard reports of young girls receiving breast implants as "sweet sixteen" birthday presents and high-school graduation presents from their parents. That is obscene and entirely too young to be making major decisions about serious and permanent body enhancement. TV and other ads are targeted at young, impressionable women and can make them think these types of artificial bodies are the norm. When they look in the mirror, they see the variations of natural bodies, and believe they need to change. The fact that breast augmentation is now quick and relatively safe is also a lure. Hollywood stars and models are seen with normal bodies one day and enhanced breasts the next.

I never thought I'd see a professional organization of cosmetic surgeons come out against breast augmentation in this way, so hats off the the Brits on this one.


ERP said...

That would never happen in the US. Now with the economy tanking, our cosmetic surgeons are going to be doing anything they can to INCREASE the number of people that get them.

Healthnut said...

I am so glad you wrote this piece.

Alot of women who go for these augmentations have no clue the types risks or the future costs involved. They show up on x-rays, "blurring out" any infections behind. They can't get a mammography because they are afraid they will burst. And men do know the difference between real and fake.

Anonymous said...

Good. The idea of giving fake breasts as a Sweet-16 or graduation present appalls me.

What kind of message does that send to our daughters? That their bodies aren't adequate the way they are? That you have to enhance your natural features to attract men? That attracting men is a high priority? Geez.

This just helps perpetuate the objectification of women as sex toys. Unfortunately, it is primarily something women are doing to themselves, either our of insecurity or vanity. I haven't heard many men complain about natural breasts, whatever size they are.

Anonymous said...

If you feel their are no flaws in nature, stop using toilet paper, deoderant, and toothpaste. God made mistakes that man needs to correct for a level of comfort in this life. Men don't outwardly complain about dissatisfaction as much as they used to because there is a witch hunt against testosterone fueled desires (at least in hippie infested ca). These surgeons spoke against unrealistic breast, not fake ones. Granted the double basketball look is ridonkulous, but under nourishing bug bites on a chest are no better. Ppl are so quick to over analyze something when their intimidated by it. If ur pretty- kudos, if not-remedy, and if ur old-you had your chance. Don't hate, get a mate

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Pss this is just about fashion, estetic works to make ourself stupid for not accepting who we are and I fell sad for that people, I have to say that I'm not supero hot or a model, but I'm not so ugly as mrs beckham haha

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