I really have no idea what bothers me more...
The original article I'm rambling on about incoherently is here.
And, as long as I'm at it, the woman at the top of the "Public Education" page of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website really creeps me out for some reason. I know plastic surgeons do some very noble work- there's a friend of my family who, following a car accident, more or less only has a face because of the interventions of such a physician. Strangely, though, I'm not thinking the before-and-after photo gallery of breast augmentation procedures exactly convinces many people of the nobility of the profession.
Especially not when one of the cases, described below, seems like almost the definition of "unnecessary surgery."
This patient is 20 years old. The patient's height is 5'7''. Before the procedure, the patient weighed 123lbs. The patient was a size 34A preoperatively. 375 cc, round, smooth surfaced, saline implants were used, giving the patient postoperative size 38C breasts.
I'm not saying women shouldn't have the option, especially in cases of accident or mastectomy or what-not, but... wow. There's just really something wrong here.