Tonight, out of what seemed to be sheer boredom, I found myself watching a program [though I can't remember the name] about one teenager  and one only-just-teenager  planning to have breast implants. I'm gonna cut straight to the chase on this one. It's no longer a question of why do these girls want to have this surgery, it's a question of how! How the hell has society allowed itself to get to the stage where girls who haven't even had their periods yet are planning to spend thousands of pounds on cosmetic surgery. And we ain't talking wonky noses or 6 fingers on each hand instead of 5, those are things that [although surgery isn't necessarily the option] aren't going to change in time. BUT BREASTS? AT THAT AGE?
Well I'm gonna throw in a little bit of my own past experience here. When I was 13/14 I was well into 32A territory. I stood in front of the mirror thinking "I want to be the kinda girl who doesn't care about beauty so why am I so disappointed with my body?" I had it drilled into my head that guys like girls with big boobs, that's what's sexy and most of all that's what makes you a grown-up [a grown-up woman, I'll emphasise that point in case there are any confused boys out there]. I was convinced that this would be my downfall. My flat chest would push the boys away and leave me alone and unloved at the age of 55 unmarried with 27 cats! I WAS GOING TO BE THE CAT LADY OF MY TOWN! I was convinced that guys just wouldn't find me attractive and I was completely embarrassed by the fact that if a guy was to put his hands on my boobs they would just slip right down onto my knees [his hands, not my boobs]! I never took a serious thought into plastic surgery though, I guess I just hoped that some genetics from my muma's side would get to work and give me a little something more in the breast department. I'm glad I had more patience cause even though development was slow I did eventually end up with 34B boobs that I'm damn right proud of. They ain't huge but that's great cause these are the size I wanted =3 I guess, looking back on it, when I was younger it just felt like they weren't gonna grow. People kept saying to give it time and not be so concerned cause I was so young. I never listened but...I guess they were right. I also realise now that boobs aren't everything. They're barely anything. I still had guys interested in me even though I was flat-chested, I can go on a trampoline without fear of knocking myself out with a stray boob and even now I have guys [well...one guy] telling me that he's not interested in big boobs and that I look good the way I am. So, if big boobs aren't everything then...why do young girls think they are?
I think most of this boob envy came about from the stereotypical idea girls get of teen boys watching porn. When you think of porn you do get the image of your average glamour model with giant fake boobs, a pout that could only come from a needle and so much airbrushing that this human suddenly becomes a plastic object of men's fantasies. If that's what turns your guy on then how can you compete? I don't really know how a guy's mind works but I do know that porn stars and glamour models are nothing more than that - porn stars and glamour models. They stay in the pages sticky magazines and sheltered behind the dirty screens of their computers in the land of fantasy but in the real world it's real girls they want. It's even been shown in UK studies that 85% of men wouldn't even know if a girl had a boob job or not and 15% didn't like fake boobs at all, so what's the point? Why are girls as young as 11 still planning the special day where they go under the knife? Is it because celebrities with more money than talent are being praised and adored for being part of the young and rich Hollywood crowd? Is it because they get breast implants then get praised for their brilliant figure? Is it because that is the image that is being portrayed as "success" in the media? I can't honestly tell you what is going on in the mind of every individual teen girl in the world, I can only tell my thoughts and my opinions. But surely if 1/10 teenage girls want breast implants there must be some kind of common theme?
I'm not against plastic surgery and I'm honestly a fan of plenty of people who have admitted to having cosmetic surgery, Holly Madison being one of them [A to D-cup and rhinoplasty]. I think she is beautiful and was beautiful before her surgery but it was her decision, it made her happy and it did her no harm. When it's properly looked into and done correctly it does no harm but isn't 11 a little young to be making these decisions or am I just becoming old fashioned?
In a final note, I’d just like to say that Bebo and sites like that are being littered with groups for “good looking” people. “Truli You Are Beautiful”, “DEFINITION OF SEXY PEOPLE”, “Stunners 09” and “BebosHawtest” to name a few. I can say now that these groups don’t contain pictures of anyone I would ever consider hawt. All I see is utter fakeness, and it isn’t even hawt-fake…it’s the kinda fake that if you leave it out in the sun, go away for 20 minutes then come back nothing would be left other than an orange puddle and bad weave! Those guys with mile high muscles and badly bleached tips in their hair…that just doesn’t do it for me. I’ll take the skinny pale guy with piercing and tattoos ANY DAY! =3