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Young Women In Hollywood: Love Your Real Boobs, Don’t Get Fake Ones

Thu, May 3, 2012 5:53pm EDT by 2 Comments

It seems like fake ta-tas are on the rise again in Hollywood — especially with young women! But is it sending the wrong message to their peers? Shouldn’t we be loving our boobs, no matter what size they are?

It’s tough being a young woman these days. We’re unsure of our futures, ourselves, boys — and yes, our bodies. And despite all the money and fame young women in Hollywood have, they still have the same insecurities as regular young women do. In fact, they are faced with far greater pressures to look good for the cameras.

But I don’t think plastic surgery, like a breast augmentation, is the solution to stop a young woman from feeling self-conscious about her body — and LA psychiatrist Carole Lieberman, author of Bad Girls! Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets, agrees

“Although there is nothing wrong, per sé, with a woman getting breast implants, if her body image really disturbs her, it is not something to be taken lightly and is not a cure for low self-esteem,” she says.

Instead of young starlets like Teen Mom 2‘s Jenelle Evans getting breast implants and being so public about it, they should be promoting loving what you got.

What’s wrong with an A cup? Maybe if these women were more comfortable with their own assets, then real women wouldn’t feel pressured to go under the knife to achieve a “perfect” body. And no matter what a women’s breast size is, big or small, medium or extra-large, I can guarantee men will still love your boobs — because, well, they’re boobs!

Women go under the knife for various reasons. Dr. Marcel Daniels, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Long Beach, Calif., says his youngest patient was 17 and came to his office with her mother. Dr. Daniels says, like any surgery, a breast augmentation has its risks.

“It’s a commitment to an eventual surgery,” he tells us.

Saline breast implants which are filled with salt water usually need to be replaced 10 to 15 years. The more modern breast implants — gel “Gummy Bear” implants and the round cohesive type — don’t have an exact life expectancy because they are still so new, Dr. Daniels says.

And of course, like any surgery, a breast augmentation can involve serious risks.

“The worst case scenario is you could die from the anesthesia,” he tells us. “The worst non-fatal would be that the implants get infected and it has to come out.”

Triple board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ramtin Kassir, suggests that women wait to get breast implants until they are finished having children and breastfeeding. “Women with any kind of breast surgery are at least three times as likely to have an inadequate milk supply for breastfeeding,” says Dr. Kassir. “A small number of women with silicone gel breast implants found that their offspring had higher levels of a toxic form of platinum in their blood than offspring born before the same women had breast implants.”

Aside from the medical risks, a breast augmentation is also a huge financial investment: The average breast implant procedure costs between $4,000 and $8,000.

I think young women who are self-conscious about their breasts should be saving their time, money and pain and focus on appreciating the boobs they were born with! So, Jenelle, stop tweeting pics from your plastic surgeon’s office! And Taylor Swift, if you really did get a boob job, please admit to it and tell your fans why!

What do you think, HollywoodLifers?

— Nicole Karlis

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