Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Price of Beauty

Since Fred and I have been watching Nip/Tuck on dvd and Heidi Montag just admitted that she's addicted to plastic surgery, I thought I'd touch on the subject of plastic surgery.

First off, I do not see anything wrong with plastic surgery if you want to reconstruct or enhance yourself, especially when you're older. I don't think I could ever do it, but I don't judge people who do. Well, maybe I won't want to look at ALL of my wrinkles at 75, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. :) I'd love to have the "quick fix" of lipo, but I think it's better for me if I work it off and try to eat better!

It is just so sad that these 20-somethings are going in and getting all of this work done and completely changing the way they look. Heidi was a beautiful girl. Now, she just looks, well, plastic. It's really sad. And to be "addicted" at such a young age (23) is not a good thing. Well, at least I don't think it is. She had 10 procedures in 1 day. That can't be good for your body and the recovery must be horrific!

According to Fox News, she has had: a nose job revision, chin reduction, mini brow lift, Botox in her forehead and frown area, fat injections in her cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, neck liposuction, ear pinning, liposuction on her waist, hips, inner and outer thighs, buttock augmentation and breast augmentation revision.

What?! She is a stick and she got liposuction. So, ladies all of this hard work that we've been spending at the gym or at home doing our "Shred" to get bodies like her's might not get us that Heidi Montag body because her's is fake. In order to have Heidi's body, we too need to go and have plastic surgery. I wonder how many other coveted celebrity bodies are fake?

Do you think she's gone too far? Would you consider this?

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The Holmes said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

I 100% agree with you...getting plastic surgery at a young age is a horrible idea. But I'm not against getting liposuction after I have a baby! (That is only if I can't to were I want to be by working out!)

Chris and Danielle Lenz said...

I must admit there is only one thing that I would love to have done and that is a nose job. But to be addicted to plastic surgery at such a young age is soooo sad. I am not a big fan of Heidi at all but she was never ugly and now I just don't think she looks that great anymore.

Cee said...

Ugggg...she looks freakish. I don't get why young people get plastic surgery either. I am not against a little bit (maybe a breast reduction/lift or some botox) when I get older/after I have kids but not until I am in my 30s or 40s! I actually could get a nose job now (paid for by insurance) b/c I have a deviated septum and minor breathing problems, but I don't feel like having a needless surgery. Why go under the knife if you are healthy? My nose is a little crooked but it is hardly noticeable and someday I will probably just do it. I have a friend that just good a boob job and spent 7k (on a credit card.) That's just stupid to me.

Sorry this was such a long comment...this topic just gets me fired up!

Stephanie said...

To me - it's the guilt of what the money is going for - how do others not feel such guilt? How many starving children could that money feed?

On the flip side - geeze, I could totally cut back on the luxuries I buy and feed many starving children as well - so torn!

In the end - it's just scary. Not just that she looks scary - which she does now, but the fact that you may never wake-up from some vain elective surgery or that follow-up complications may arise like the pulmonary embolism Kanye West's mother died from after breast augmentation! So sad...

Laura Brown said...

She does look like she is made out of plastic! And I love your puppy! I too have a dachshund, except mine is really fat!

Brown Girl said...

This is sick. I have no comments on Heidi, hate her and her douche husband/boyfriend, whatever.

Jen said...

This is just awful. She looks heinous. And she used to be decently cute. I can't believe that list of the 10 things she got done - just horrific!
I'm with you on the plastic surgery views!

PaigeR530 said...

I definitely thing she's gone too far...she looks so fake. Have you seen a picture from the first season on The Hills? It's incredible how different she looks even from her first plastic surgery "session."

Alison said...

That girl is a freak. Seriously. I actually really feel sorry for her. What has gone wrong in her life that she feels the need to change her entire body with plastic surgery??? It's sad.

allison @ designing woman said...

i am a big fan of plastic surgery because a. i know i will need it one day and b. i reallllly hope i can afford it. BUT, I don't want to EVER look like i've gone too far... i would just like to be "well preserved". I need to see a close up before/after of heidi...
i think the botox has gone to her brain

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

She is a foolish foolish girl! I don't think she looked bad before. I bet Spencer is pumping these crazy thoughts about her body in her head.

Erin said...

I really can't even handle her anymore. This is OVER the top. I am not scared to "fix" what is broken, but seriously. She had liposuction to her neck????? Hello- that is crazy at 20 years old. She needs HELP.

Lady Bubble Pop World of Joy said...

I am all for plastic surgery
but there s a point that shouldn't be crossed.
Mainly God made you the way you are.
I just think that she went a bit to far.
I am all for having breast implants, nose jobs, getting one or two face lifts and some liposuction....etc
but I am not for is as a way of "staying fit"
I think that when you young (up to 50 ;)
you should be able to upkeep your looks with a healthy life style.
I think that it should be the doctors job to tell their patient when they have had enough.
People see plastic surgery as a way of staying fit what is wrong.
It's a way of changing one or two things and that's that.
I mainly blame doctors for allowing people to get addicted to plastic surgery.