Due to a slew of cowardly reasons, including legal bullying, this article has been redacted from it's original form. Nevertheless, the principles I originally hoped to communicate have been preserved...
For those who have been following me for a little while, you know that I don't go around picking fights. The way I figure it, there is enough controversy around the topic of breast implants as it is, and I decided a long time ago that I wasn't going to be a voice adding negativity to the conversation.
But I'm a little upset, y'all. Mama-Bear upset.
A few days ago, I came across a tweet that really rubbed me the wrong way. The thing is, I couldn't figure out why this one was different than all the others I'd seen. I mean, I see the, "women with breast implants are airheads" stuff all the time, but this one was different.
After processing my emotions for a few minutes, I realized why I had to jump in... this lady had a decent-sized following and she doesn't typically cover the topic of breast implants. In other words, she was entering into the conversation I've dedicated myself to.
She came to play in our sandbox, and she announced her arrival with an insult...
She said it was a sad reflection on society that breast augmentation is the #1 cosmetic surgery.
A "sad reflection on society?" What?? Why?? I watched the interview included with the tweet, and as with most conversations about breast implants it was completely one-sided. I said that I would love to come on her show and represent the positive side of implants, and I added that calling high rates of breast augmentation "a sad reflection on society" was simply irresponsible & uninformed.
I'm just getting tired of personalities taking their audiences such one-sided messages.
But then I got the absolute WORST argument for not getting a breast augmentation that exists...
She said it's "sad" that women who get breast implants aren't happy with their bodies the way they are "naturally born."
Here's the deal... if anyone ever says something to you like, "we should be happy with our bodies the way we were born," take a good look at them. Especially if they:
Are wearing eyeliner, lipstick, or any other kind of makeup.
Have dyed their hair.
Are wearing a push-up or shaping bra.
Have ever had braces.
You get my point... Nobody is 100% happy with their "naturally born" looks.
And there is zero shame in wanting to enhance ourselves as long as we aren't doing it feel valuable or loved. Whether it's with makeup or breast implants, as a matter of principle, there is absolutely no difference.
Do some enhancements have a higher risk than others? Yes. Are there horror stories? Of course. But that's not the point someone is trying to make with rhetoric like this. Their comments are almost always birthed from a place of insecurity, fear, or jealousy.
Ladies, I'm telling you... You are going to come across countless people who's objective, whether conscious or not, is to spread their own fear, insecurities, and anxieties, in hopes that you will adopt them yourself so they don't have to feel so alone in their brokenness.
Do not buy it.
You can know your innate value and worth and still get a breast augmentation. I've absolutely loved my additions. They have greatly enhanced my quality of life, and I'm connected to thousands of women who have had the exact same experience.
Thoughts from Dr. Ben WoodThe stigma associated with plastic surgery and breast augmentation in particular is usually linked with some of the more extreme examples. It's much more common now to use a smaller implant for natural appearing results.
I think you're always the best judge of what you'd like to do to help with your self-confidence, and it's not really anyone else's right to tell you whether or not they think it's the right thing. Jenny Eden has seen first hand how much of a positive impact this surgery can have and I'm sure that's one of the reasons that she's so passionate about it.