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Lets talk about boobs. Men and women alike have them, their size and appearance varies depending on the person, and they are revered world wide for their feeding as well as sexual qualities.
Some people are happy with what they were born with, and others want an improved pair by the means of plastic surgery.
Boobs aren’t the only thing society alters through plastic surgery, and what better way to find out what society things than by asking my friends.
A while ago, I approached my instagram feed with the question: would you get plastic surgery, and if so, what would you have done?
The answers ranged from “no way in hell” to “in a heartbeat.” Many moms expressed how unhappy they were with their post baby body, and another set described those opting for plastic surgery as insecure. Those that didn’t want it went back and forth with how they were scared to go under the knife or they didn’t want the stigma associated with being “plastic.”
While I used to be guilty of thinking those that had plastic surgery were plastic, I now know that it was unfair for me to judge. Plastic surgery may not be for everyone, but chances are an unkind comment was said to the plastic surgery patient at some point that prompted that persons want and desire for change.
I have thought about a few things I would like to change; most notably my pixie ears that stick out. Eventually I would like larger boobs, but in all reality will probably never go under the knife. When I was a pre-teen, my mom offered to take me in for my ear pinning, but I never got around to it. Some days I wish I had had it done, but at this point in my life I couldn’t imagine being out of commission for 4-8 weeks.
As far as my boobs go; 32DD would be awesome… Who doesn’t want big perky boobs?! Well, I guess not everyone does, but that’s the size I would choose if I could have any size boobs. When my milk came in, that’s what my cup size was and it was pretty fab! I currently hover between 32C and 32D depending on if Atticus has nursed recently.
I think it’s incredibly important for people to talk about plastic surgery, the dangers and the imperfections that can come with it. I’ve actually found a great resource in a soon-to-be mom, and fellow blogger; Jennifer Stano. In this post about her enviably amazing boobs, she opens up about Symmastia which is a surprisingly common complication of breast implants. It took her FOUR breast augmentations to get her 32D’s and after reading her journey, I really stopped wanting a different cup size. Since I don’t want to say never, perhaps one day after my baby feeding days are over I will go under the knife for a little nip and tuck.
So what about you? What would you change? Are you totally comfortable in your own skin, and wouldn’t change a thing?