One more reason to believe that women who get breast implants and/or are otherwise overly conscious about their appearance have psychological problems and should spend their money on a good psychotherapist rather than on unnecessary operations and overpriced cosmetics.
There's a lot to be said about that, but in the society we live in I think it's almost impossible for a woman to get thru unscathed.
Wow. You've gotta wonder -- is it just that they have such low self esteem, such stressful lives, they feel such peer pressure, that they get breast implants and they just happen to be depressed and despairing? Or is there some chemical side effect inducing depression/despair? I'll be interested in the results of studies on cause and effect.
I think there are a lot of factors weighing in to it. It's a mess, no matter if it's because of chemical changes, depression, or anything else that might be part of it. So sad. :(
I totally posted the REST of the article. Now I have to track it down again. Damnit all. I'll get there, promise.
And now my LJ cut isn't working.
Oh well. It posted, that's better then nothing ,I guess. Sorry if it clogs your pages!!!
dude, a friend of mine just posted that surgery article on myspace - she's always wanted to get tons of cosmetic surgery.
but i figure, if a woman who gets a boob job commits suicide, its not because of the boob job. But who thought up this study? wow, women who aren't happy with their bodies might be suicidal? its good they spent all that money on med school to figure that out ;-)
lol. Not a bad point, surely.
It's sad though.
2007-08-16 08:24 pm (UTC)
My younger sister is contemplating implants because one breast is way, way smaller than the other one. She's always felt very self-conscious about it, too. Like marguerlucy wrote, I think it's more of the underlying image problems that cause the suicides.
(When I've finished losing weight, I might get my boobs lifted so they aren't hanging to my belly button! Of course, that's a big 'might' since I no likey serious pain. ;P)
See that's a little different too though, I think to get breast implants if your breasts are not the same size or after a masectomy or something is much different then "I want bigger boobies!"
that's interesting. low self-esteem doesn't surprise me, but i wouldn't have imagined it went as far as suicide rates. sad.
It's not the implants. It's the person.
Also, the supposed link between implants and various ailments has been proven to be false. There is no difference statistically in women with implants and women without them.
That being said, I'll take a natural B cup over a fake C, D, or any size cup.
I've heard about that. :( Sad stuff.
2007-08-16 11:07 pm (UTC)
It Ain't All the Women's Fault
No one has considered whether or not the women could have become suicidal BECAUSE of the implants.
The fact of the matter is, women who get implants are very likely to experience complications. There are untold numbers of women who are experiencing complications so severe that they lead to multiple operations, chronic illness and disfigurement. These women can’t work, are pushed to bankruptcy as they struggle to pay for treatment, and their families fall apart from the stress. Of all these women, some are bound to become suicidally depressed. Read more here (http://beautyandthebreast.org/?p=52).
Incidentally, that studied was paid for by Dow Corning.
2007-08-17 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: It Ain't All the Women's Fault
VERY interesting! Thank you so much for posting! I figured there had to be a lot of problems with the actual implants themselves too.
The ten most recent comments I got on any entries since I looked and saw that I had ten free pepsi's to give out are those that received them. :)
Just one little perk of ya'll rockin'.
Miss Randomness, you are the awesome! Thank you so much for the virtual gift. That was so sweet of you!
You're welcome babe! :)
If I could afford it i'd get you guys the ones that actually cost money. lol.
So when these little free offers come I pounce on them. :) Glad you like. I was afraid some people might get annoyed because "Down with the corporations!" etc. I just thought it was cool... :)
I love that 100 movies clips! I like how it wasn't just the utterance of the number but it had some significance in the majority of those movies. Good movies!
Isn't that cool!? I was totally pumped when I found it on Maudelynn's page.
Funny you should mention that- I work at Vanderbilt, and I actually saw that article on the front page of the Medical Center homepage the other day.
Very sad article. :(
they do it because they're obviously already unhappy trying to pay their way into the sex kitten mould.
i really wish people would just embrace who THEY are. not what other people want them to be/look like.
but we're all taught as children, subliminally, to want to be just like everyone else.....
some people are just not as strong as others....
Exactly. I wish it was as easy as recognizing it as a trend and our society making something better of it, instead of embracing these destructive, and expensive behaviours.