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Mommy explains her plastic surgery

In Dallas (naturally), a parenting magazine discusses how easy it is for mommies who don’t like their post-child bodies to get surgery — and to have it financed! — to reverse the effects of time and childbirth. Don’t like what nursing has done to your na-nas? Doc has just the solution:

Doctors say some women, especially with breast augmentation, can see results very quickly. “It’s instant gratification. They wake up a different person,” offers Thornton. In fact, research shows that the five-year satisfaction rate for breast augmentation is 94 percent, reports Wilcox (80 percent of the implants he places are silicone-gel, which was approved again by the Federal Drug Administration in November 2006).
Bogdan also dispels a common misconception that implants need to be replaced every 10 years. “Implants are not perfect, and there are some issues that can occur with time, but if the breasts look good and feel soft, there is no reason to undergo implant exchange surgery,” he stresses.

In Austin, there’s long been a bumper sticker and t-shirt campaign saying, “KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD”. Some clever Dallas person came up with the Big D answer to that: “KEEP DALLAS PLASTIC”.

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Chuck Bloom

posted July 21, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Farrah Fawcett’s last movie, with Richard Gere, made in Dallas, called “Dr. T. and the Women,” was about … a plastic surgeon. And the movie stunk to high, high heaven like that Loudon Wainwright song, “Dead Skunk.” (Start singing THAT tune and you’ll not get it out of your head for days) … :-)
But it was typical Dallas.

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posted July 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I’m not going to sneer at a woman trying to restore her figure after giving birth. There are a lot worse things in the world than indulging a bit of vanity. If they insist on adding cup size after cup size, then it’s a problem.

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Captain Noble

posted July 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Maybe it’s easy to say since I’m a guy, but why can’t women (okay, people in general) learn to like their bodies as they are. I mean, exercise, eat well, take care of yourself; but why do we put such an emphasis on artificiality? I’ve got two daughters, twelve and thirteen, and it’s hard to instill in them the self-confidence to love their bodies as they are. My youngest especially has some serious self-esteem issues when it comes to how she looks. It would be hard enough to deal with this in a vacuum, but everywhere you turn, you’re bombarded with media telling you that how you currently look isn’t good enough.
This angers me.

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posted July 21, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Having started balding at 21, I can sympathize with someone losing a body feature. Ideally, of course, it’d be great if everyone overlooked physical features, but they don’t, and that there’s a fix that gives women a few more years of self-assurance isn’t the worst thing in the world. It certainly beats all the kooky diets and exercize trends that create more frustration and misery, while lining the pockets of quacks who almost never deliver desired results.

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