Rhinoplasty; Liposuction; Buttock Augmentation; Oh my.
Plastic surgery is something that has become ingrained into our society since the first breast augmentation was conducted in 1895.
The idea of changing our appearance is almost considered commonplace nowadays.
One day our friends look how they always have, and the next they have blue hair and a new nose.
In all honesty I see no problem with plastic surgery.
If someone wants to alter his or her appearance then I say more power to him or her.
I believe in accepting one’s inner beauty, but at the end of the day I do not feel it is my place to tell someone not to get plastic surgery.
If that is his or her decision then who am I to judge them?
However, I think that there is a difference between changing your appearance to make yourself happier and trying to impersonate someone.
Recently in the news, fake Barbie sensation Valeria Lukyanova is stirring up controversy in her attempts to emulate a classic American doll.
I feel that this is an extreme case when it comes to cosmetic surgery.
Although Lukyanova said in an article in GQ that she has only ever had a breast augmentation, I argue she has had much more.
The same goes for the human version of the Ken doll, Justin Jedlica.
I am not going for defamation here, but I think that Lukyanova and Jedlica are living in a fantasy world.
During an interview with GQ, Jedlica said the following in regard to his Barbie counterpart, “I don’t really get her.
I do not get why people think she’s so interesting. She has extensions. She wears stage makeup. Shes an illusionist,”
Hey, Ken, go look in a mirror.
According to GQ, Jedlica has had more than 140 procedures, and is currently designing silicon implants that will give men the look of toned and defined, shoulders, pecks, and abs.
This is all well and good, but I question if these two are genuinely happy with themselves, or if they are doing all this in order to make a name for themselves.
For instance, Lukyanova began her claim to fame in early 2012 when she began posting YouTube videos online.
I think she did this in order to get attention from the press.
Her body proportions just do not look real to me.
Over the past couple of weeks Lukyanova has been highlighted by the media for some of her rather outlandish comments regarding beauty, race and feminism.
While she is entitled to her own opinion I feel she only says certain things to generate publicity in her favor.
I question whether or not she will continue to agree with her sensational way of life as she continues to get older.
I think this will be something she regrets.