Jenny Eden: This is a guest post from my friend Serena who runs a wonderful blog called Simple Holistic Girl. One day we were chatting, and even though she doesn't have breast implants, she mentioned that she has a lot of respect for women who get them for the right reasons. I loved that and asked her to share her thoughts with us. Enjoy!
I am so glad to be here with you today to talk to you about self respect with regards to the decisions we as women make when it comes to our bodies.
But, first thing's first, my story.
I’ve always been on the small side of things. Small framed, small chested, small in stature, you get the picture. I never thought about my chest size…that is until I had kids.
I had to get bras that were at least 2 sizes bigger than what I was used to. That was an awakening if I ever had one. Like I said, I never thought about the size of my chest, but I became very aware of them when I had to start going out in public after having a baby.
I got the chance to see what it felt like for someone to talk to my chest and not me. I didn’t like it.
Not. One. Bit.
Three kids later, I actually have gone down a cup size since before my first child. How do I feel about that? Eh…no complaints.
But this brings me to my next thought...
There are women that may feel they want to have a breast augmentation because of the way it makes them feel. If that is the case with you, then I truly respect you for it. I view it the same way if someone feels they're overweight and they lose weight to feel better about themselves. Why should breast augmentation be any different?
If something makes you feel good, especially if it's not harming anyone and it makes you happy then I don't see why you would NOT want to do that for yourself.
If you have made the decision to get a breast augmentation, then I applaud you for it, however, please make sure you are doing it for the right reasons.
What are those right reasons, you ask?
Well, you can't want to do it for anyone else, but you. No friend, parent, boyfriend, or whoever else for that matter should be the reason you have come to this life changing decision (even if they did promise to pay for it). At the end of the day you have to be the one to live with the results. Not them.
Also, don't do it because your friend did it and you want to look just like her! Everyone is different and everyone will have different results, different outcomes.
Good for you for coming to this decision and I wish you lots of luck!