on Dec 12, 2010 @ 07:49 pm|
Has anyone heard about this? In case you haven't, here is a link:
Seriously? A 'wish list' of plastic surgery? Competing for it?
I don't know-this seems a bit extreme to me....what do you think?
|Well, Extreme Makeover pretty much already went there on Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:23 am|
It never ceases to amaze me (1) what these producers dream up, (2) how many people are desperate to participate, and (3) how we spectators gawk and tune in every week - and that is why these kinds of shows are even out there: because they have an audience.
That said, I would not watch this show.
Ali de Bold
|So sad on Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:30 am|
I totally get people wanting to change a thing or two about themselves but to completely alter your appearance through multiple surgeries is really sad to me.
|Crazy on Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:38 am|
This is the first I've heard of this show and I can't believe it's even on. What ever happened to loving someone for who they are, not how they look? I think it's sad that there's that many women that feel that bad about them self that they’re willing to go on a TV show just for a chance to change their appearance. I guess it’s for the other goodies as well, but the main idea seem to be winning a new face, or body. It's crazy!!!
|agreed! on Dec 14, 2010 @ 07:53 am|
I was really shocked when I saw one of the 'Biggest Loser' Participants (Alexandra) on the show as well. I was suprised #1 because I didn't think NBC would let her do another show-I would think that would be in the contract. #2 suprise is that I actually met her over the summer (and her fiance who was also on the show) and she still has a ton of weight to lose but she didn't sound like the type of girl that was into the plastic surgery stuff at all. I mean if that was the case, wouldn't she have gotten gastric bypass instead of working out?
She claims it's the excess skin she is concerned about (and that she can't afford it) but then I watched the show and she looks like a complete idiot!
I guess it's just part of the 'I can fix anything with a pill/surgery' mentality that is (partially) defining our society today. This show really makes me ill, and I won't watch it. I would like to know who the creative mind was that came up with the concept though. I think I remember another show besides Extreme Makeover called 'The Swan' that was similar. It got cancelled because of all the backlash and public outcry. If I remember correctly, several of the participants became extremely depressed (one of their children couldn't even recognize them).
|Wow... on Dec 14, 2010 @ 10:01 am|
It's really sad how this phenomenon is happening in America, but plastic surgery has long ago plagued the Asian community. I remember asking my friend what she wanted for her 16th birthday, and she said a nose-job. It seemed so ridiculous to me because she was one of the prettiest girls in school, but according to her many girls in Korea get plastic surgery as birthday presents.
Here are some crazy statistics from Korea in particular, but it happens all over North East Asia, especially with double eyelid surgery:
"- 76 percent (!) of Korean women in their 20s and 30s have undergone plastic surgery. Most of them were epicanthoplasty (i.e. the "double-eyelid surgery".) (So does this mean that 24 percent of Korean women are naturally hot? Something to think about.)
" The researchers found that eight out of ten Korean women over the age of 18 feel they need cosmetic surgery, and that one out of two has undergone cosmetic surgery at least once. 69.9% of the respondents said that they suffered stress because of their appearance. In addition, 81.5 percent of women between 25 and 29 felt the need for cosmetic surgery and 61.5 percent of that group said they have already had it. Only 20.4% of respondents felt that surgery should be avoided if at all possible. Asked to identify which areas of their appearance they were most dissatisfied with, 17.1 percent said their lower body, followed by the abdomen (14.6 percent), body weight (12.5 percent), height (11.6 percent), skin (11.1 percent), face (9.6 percent), and upper body (9.5 percent). 55 percent of those surveyed agreed that “external factors, rather than internal factors, are more important in defining a person’s beauty.”
|good grief! on Dec 14, 2010 @ 10:06 am|
I have no idea what the statistics for Canadian and American women are, but I'm guessing they are nowhere near these - 76%! I really hope that statistic is not accurate.
I could imagine perhaps 76% of women contemplating some form of plastic surgery, not actually going through with it.
|Going Through With It on Dec 14, 2010 @ 10:22 am|
Sadly, they actually go through with it. It's usually double eyelid surgery to make their eyes look bigger and more Americanized. To be honest, I've actually gone through eyelid surgery, but it was because I had an Eyelid Ptosis condition that was bothering me. Below is an example of before and after pictures of someone undergoing double eyelid surgery.
|I have heard about the eyelids.... on Dec 14, 2010 @ 11:03 am|
When I lived in Korea and would go into the makeup stores there, the women would always want to put makeup on my eyes because of my eyelids. I asked them why and they told me that its better to have 'big' eyes.
It made me sad to hear that-the girls that were saying this to me were so pretty....
Ali de Bold
|Differences are a good thing on Dec 14, 2010 @ 11:52 am|
We were just talking about this in the office how sad it is that each culture doesn't appreciate their own natural beauty. We all want what we can't have.