Artificial Beauty

“I have a friend who died after a tummy-tuck ! “ whispered my 50 year old BF

“No way !” I shouted.

It was raining during our trip to bandung about four years ago, but until now I still could recall how I was surprised by that story , here in Indonesia, it was not a common thing to hear someone died of a plastic surgery malpractice.

“Why did she do that ? She was the same age like me, but all that she ever wanted is to have a look of thirty years old woman.” said my friend

Time passed by, nowadays having a plastic surgery is not considered like having a surgery…perhaps it’s just like having a beauty treatment in a salon but with some complicated procedures.

Nevertheless, plastic surgery has risks that could threaten our life. Injecting silicon to your breast, lips and nose, sucking fat from your belly or ass, undoubtedly no surgery is risk free….but after plastic surgery has become a common thing, people tend to forget about it.

“As long as it looks good, I don’t care whether it’s real or not !” many people said that. Yeah

Everyday we see the beauty of plastic surgery’s results on tv, magazines and internet…from local celebs, K-pop stars to Hollywood supermodels…and so it no surprise when we’ve heard that nose jobs, tummy-tuck or breast augmentation are the necessities in some people’s life…it is so DAMN very-very important that even banks give loans to people who can’t afford a plastic surgery treatment.

Yesterday I read a woman, somewhere in UK, she had her breast implant leaking, but she couldn’t afford another surgery to remove the leaking implant since the last surgery was paid by loan from a bank….so she paid her plastic surgery by taking loan from bank, surely she couldn’t afford it but because it was a necessity for her, therefore she must had it even if she didn’t have enough money to pay it.

These few months I felt no desire to read women’s magazines again, every picture was fully photoshoped and unreal. Real women, even if they’re twenty-something, have eye wrinkles, smile lines, cellulite, and so on and so on….but in those magazines all we can see is only picture perfect, no flaw allowed.

Fortunately some of down-to-earth senior female celebs had made a stance against getting a nip/tuck ; Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Sigourney Weaver, Meryl Streep are some of celebs who had claimed would never have botox, silicon injection or fat-sucking procedures. I believe we should see these brave women’s pictures everyday in every women magazines with a lot of wrinkles in their eyes and cellulite in their belly :mrgreen:

“Too perfect is not sexy” – Kate Winslet

About two weeks ago I met again with my dearest middle age friend, she has no fair skin and wear only light make-up, but with her big smile and warm bright eyes, I felt comfortable with her, and she was even busier than me, went from one place to another places…. apparently being and old lady never stop her doing anything she love.

So I guess in the end…. Inner Beauty is the Winner 😀


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