Breast augmentation has long been one of the common types of plastic surgery. In Hollywood, the number of women who haven’t had breast augmentation probably dwarfs those who have chosen larger, fuller breasts. Still, when a star of the magnitude of Taylor Swift reportedly gets a boob job, the Internet gossips go into overdrive.
Swift, 26, who is making more news with British movie star boyfriend Tom Hiddleston, is neither confirming nor denying surgery reports. She’s petite, and has always been flat-chested. Recent photos show a somewhat larger bust – but nothing outsize – and cleavage. Plastic surgeons viewing the shots have commented it appears Swift has undergone breast augmentation surgery changing her bra cup size from an A to B. That’s hardly earth-shattering, and gives her a chest size about the size of the average, non-enhanced woman. One plastic surgeon states the minor increase in Swift’s chest could result from a new type of bra, rather than surgery.
Women born with small breasts no longer feel they have accept what nature gave them, but many feel pressured into breast augmentation surgery. The pressure might come from boyfriends, but it also comes from a media preoccupied with breast size. Women with smaller breasts are made to feel they aren’t feminine or sexy enough, and don’t meet some idealized standard. Young actress Ariel Winter, who at 18 has had breast reduction surgery, believes women should accept their bodies, but do whatever feels right for them.
Social media has given rise to body shaming. Although keyboard warriors typically target those they consider overweight, any part of the body is fair game. Winter has been criticized for wearing a gown at a red-carpet event that revealed her surgery scars. She’s been body-shamed when her breasts were too large, and body-shamed after the reduction surgery. Winter’s retort to critics is that her scars are part of who she is, and she’s not ashamed of them. Winter possesses exceptional wisdom for a girl not yet out of her teens.
If you’re thinking about breast or other cosmetic surgery, do it for the right reasons. If it’s something you truly want and think will improve your life, go for it. If you’re under pressure and think that life will magically change post-surgery, you’ll likely face disappointment. It’s never a decision to take lightly.
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