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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Plastic Surgery

I am a firm believer in being happy with what you were born with. When I was younger, I toyed with the idea of getting breast implants but as the years passed and I finished fully developing, I found that I was just the right size. I would never dream about getting any type of plastic surgery now. Of course, I can only speak for myself on this issue.

There are a number of girls out there who have had plastic surgery in the hopes of being more successful in modeling. In my opinion, if you are thinking of getting plastic surgery for any reason other than a pre-existing condition, to correct a deformity, or because you genuinely want to feel good about yourself, then you are going about it for the wrong reasons. You should never go under knife for a career boost. To me, it just isn't worth the time or money.

It can seem easy for younger girls to think about getting breasts implants because their chest isn't growing to the size that they want but it's also dangerous to try and speed up nature. If you're underage, the last thing you should be worrying about is how big your breasts are.

Smaller chested models are common in fashion, runway and editorial modeling so this may hurt your chances of making it, if this is the part of the industry you want to get into. For the young girls: wait until you're at least 18 and done growing to decide if this is something you seriously want to pursue.

If you want to be a glamour model, adult model or stick to men's magazine print work, then breast implants may serve you well. But keep in mind, for every modeling gig that requires models to be very busty, there are many more that specifically request natural and unenhanced models.

And if you do end up getting breast implants, for God's sake be realistic about it! There's nothing sexy about a woman who has obviously fake boobs that are so big, they smack her in the forehead when she runs. Keep it simple and don't go overboard.

For all other plastic surgery procedures, such as liposuction, laser surgery, etc., it's always best to try and achieve the results you want the old fashioned way through exericse and proper diet. Don't use plastic surgery as a shortcut. Always be smart about the choices you make and do all your research.

There is life after modeling. Don't undergo plastic surgery without thinking about the maintenance and possible consequences for your health. Teens shouldn't even have the words "plastic surgery" in their vocabulary. Model with what you've got and be proud!

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