You have probably read about the news that I want to mention in my diary today: in France, the government is now ready to pay for the removal of about 30000 silicone breast implants. Why? Because all these implants were made by a company using wrong material, making the implants more prone to rupture and leaking which increases the risk of cancer in the body. Two deaths of women have already been associated with their implants and you can imagine the situation of those women who have implants in their bodies. The producing company, which decided to use silicon usually used in electronic devices for breast implants, has sold their implants to countries all over Europe and South America. Hundreds of thousands of women are affected. My big question with this topic is always why these women actually have breast implants?
There are a few, very few, situations in which I can say that I could actually understand it: for example if a woman had breast cancer and had to have one of her breasts removed. If she can, with the help of medicine, have an implant and keep her outer appearance and with that avoid a lot of mental pain, I believe it is something good.
What I cannot understand or approve of however is reason that 80% of those women had for getting those implants: their beauty.
Is it really beautiful to do this to your body? You know about the possible side effects, you know that these implants can break after a certain amount of years and that there is always a risk that they might leak. Nevertheless you voluntarily go into surgery and have doctors put a foreign material into your body, to one of your most delicate body parts! Is that not abuse of your body? You may be against tattoos, branding and other modern ways of embellishing your body but what exactly is different in this? It is unnatural!
If you think you are not beautiful to men and that a breast augmentation with silicone implants would help you, let me ask a general question first: Do men really like this? I can tell you that most men really don’t! It is not a nice and natural feeling! Maybe a man could like seeing it but not touching it. So for whom do you make your breasts look bigger? For those who look at them, not for the one who gets close and intimate with you and who will actually touch them in the end.
Now these women live with the knowledge that there is something extremely dangerous in their body. They are afraid of doing extensive sports or sleeping on their belly or accidentally rolling around and breaking their implants in any way. They are in incredible mental stress due to this. Tests are being done whether their implants are leaking but there are stories about tests which were negative and doctors who removed the implants nevertheless discovered they had already leaked. So they cannot trust, they have to have them removed.
If you are thinking about a breast implant, a breast augmentation, a liposuction or any other form of plastic surgery, first of all realize that you change your body from being natural to unnatural. This is you! Why can’t you accept who you are? See that you are beautiful! Realize that you are just fine as you are! Don’t abuse yourself, don’t put anything artificial into your body or have something removed artificially. You are you and you are just great as you are.