OK, I know I have given plastic surgery a bit of a hard time here at HealthyConcerns. You know, pointing out plastic surgeries gone awry, grossing out over certain procedures. I'm not trying to judge, I just think in many cases the patient seems worse off from before.
Halley Suitt wrote a great and provocative piece about plastic surgery, in which she had quite a different response to Andrew Weil's disdain for the concept of "anti-aging" efforts than I. Key excerpt:
"Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder after a certain age, but rather in the eye of the employer -- any woman over 35 has seen it. To tell people they shouldn't get plastic surgery to look younger is as good as telling them they shouldn't bother trying to keep a job, or (consulting) jobs. How you look matters very much and it is a make-it-or-break-it proposition in the world of work.
All well and good for you, Doctor, to parade around with white hair and a white beard, but the majority of us don't have a medical degree, book royalties and public speaking engagements to pay the rent."
She has a point. I think this impacts men and women. My mom has an across-the-street neighbor who dyed his white hair black...well he did until he realized he looked like Elvira or Vampira, but not a younger man!
Anyway, to each their own, but honestly, when I read about this next trend in plastic surgery I had to wonder if this signified the decline of our civilization...
I'm talking about a re-hymenization. OK, that's my word, but basically womena re going in and surgically having their hymen re-attached, and some of them are having their vaginal walls "tightened."
Yikes. Let me say it again...yikes.
And these women are doing it as a special "gift" for their husbands. Like on a milestone anniversary.
OK. I'm just gonna say: I don't get it. I don't want people and medical instruments down there any more often than is necessary...and certainly not cutting and snipping and whatever else they have to do to re-hymenize someone.
And wouldn't all that work be for one night only?
I'm not even going to bring up the money, because I suppose there are people who have thousands of dollars to throw away as they see fit. But doesn't it seem kinda cavalier to view what sounds like a significant medical procedure as something to do as a special gift for someone else?
Yes, I know I sound judging.
Someone tell me why this is totally cool and not a sign of some kind of deeper-seated issue, if not within the couple, than within the woman who does it.