There was a shocking article in the Daily Mail today. (Nothing unusual there then?) It stated something I have believed for some time but backed it up with actual data. It was the data that was shocking. Here are just two excerpts
‘the suicide rate is up to three times higher in women who have had breast implants’.
And suicide is not the only negative outcome: ‘cosmetic surgery patients had a three-times higher rate of death due to self-destructive acts, such as binge-drinking, drug ¬overdoses and reckless driving’.
The article concluded that more people should have therapy rather than surgery. And that many, many people are deeply disappointed about the outcome.
In the light of this Daily Mail article, a Christian Radio station has asked me ‘do I think plastic surgery is intrinsically an unchristian thing to do. Interesting question!
What do you think? Do you think we should accept ourselves as we are? If we are prepared to diet to improve out appearance why not go under the knife, if we can afford it? Have you had
plastic surgery? Would you be prepared to say what you’ve had done and why?
Given that a recent study done for the Girl Guides revealed that half of secondary school girls plan to have plastic surgery, these are important questions. What would you say to your daughter if she cried herself to sleep every night over her appearance and you had in your power to ‘fix’ the problem?
I would love to hear your thoughts
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