Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Would You Get Plastic Surgery?
Would you get plastic surgery to advance your career? That’s the question today on Working Mommy Wednesday.
This is an easy answer for me.
Now, before you conclude that I’m a spiritual giant who is only interested in inner beauty (and believes plastic surgery is only for the vain and shallow people among us) think again.
My objection to plastic surgery has more to do with my aversion most types of medical procedures. I can’t stand the sight of blood. I don’t tolerate pain very well. And most medication makes me ill.
The last time I stayed overnight in a hospital I tried to sneak out early. The only problem? I had a newborn with me, and it was pretty hard to keep her quiet. So the nurses almost called security….
Sure, there are other reasons to avoid plastic surgery – like the time and money that could be better spent elsewhere (like on starving children across the world!) – but I really try not to judge other people who sign up for tummy tucks and liposuction. After all, if I made a living on stage or in front of a camera I might feel differently.
As much as I tell my daughters “God only cares about what you look like on the inside” the fact of the matter is we live in a society that is driven by appearances. While our security and identity shouldn't rest on how we look, ever the research shows that appearances can affect the way people treat us (and even our ability to earn a living).
If plastic surgery was cheap, fast, and easy I just might do it. After all, I dye my hair on a regular basis and I’m not opposed to wrinkle cream.
What’s the difference?
Posted by Susan DiMickele at 10:48 AM