What I’m Learning from Valeria Lukyanova, the “Human Barbie Doll”

Before we dive into today’s article, I feel like I should be really clear that the purpose of this blog post is not to bash or talk about how off-the-wall Valeria Lukyanova is.

There are plenty of those out there, and it’s just not my style to go there.

For those who aren’t familiar with Valeria, she is commonly referred to as the “Human Barbie Doll” because of her Barbie-like proportions and make-up style. Here are a couple quick photos...

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As you can imagine, there are plenty of people who have lined up to tell Valeria exactly what they think about her. And while she is a fairly extreme example of what I want to talk about, I think it will help make the point...

For whatever reason, when it comes to breast augmentation (and pretty much every other cosmetic surgery) there are always going to be haters.

There’s always going to be people who want to argue about why you want the procedure, why you weren’t happy with your body to begin with, why you “went as big as you did,” or why you think God is ok with your decision.

And whether you are in the spotlight like Valeria Lukyanova or living a perfectly normal life, I can promise that you'll run into at least a few people who want to hate.

They can show up in all kinds of ways such as obnoxious comments on Instagram, gossiping co-workers, or family members who just don’t get it. And that’s why I’m encouraging you not to have the expectation that everyone is going to understand your procedure or be as excited about it as you are.

And if we’re being honest, why should they?

It’s your body, your desires, your story, and your decision, right?

So whether you’re just exploring or already enjoying breast implants, take a deep breath and remind yourself that this procedure is primarily for you. If people are supportive of your decision, awesome—but if they aren’t, that’s ok too.

Ignore the haters, and save your energy for the folks who love you well.

Thoughts from Dr. Jeremy Pyle

I just don't get making fun of people. I don't understand trolls. I don't understand bullies.

I think I'm going to make a rule that says: If I have time to think about and then sensibly weigh in on the very personal decisions of someone I've never met, someone needs to remind me to get back to work.

We only get one life, there must be a better way to live it than in judgement of others.