In my mind it's simple; cosmetic surgery isn't to be taken lightly, and giving it away as a prize or reward is frankly just irresponsible. I can't even begin to express my horror after reading about an American ophthalmologist who was in the news this week for offering cosmetic procedures to anyone who can set him up with his 'dream woman'.
Websites such as Wowcher and Groupon offer heavily discounted treatments in return for signing up to their newsletters. Every day members receive enticing offers ranging from half price holidays to laser hair removal. From the outside these beauty deals may seem like a great way to look better on a budget; but at what cost?
This is the story of an aspiring model who received a purported £4,800 breast enlargement on the NHS (enlarged to 36DD if you're curious) because her 'flat chest' was ruining her life... In terms of resources, £4,800 could buy 590 pairs of disposable gloves, 126 catheters, and - in a touch of morbid irony - four months of Herceptin treatment.
The pain was starting ease which meant I could, at long last, get some good sleep. Not having sleep really does send you truly bonkers. C-Monkey loves it when I don't sleep, he's like a three-year-old who's just eaten a bag of Skittles. Not good. I'd also been doing my exercises and noticed each day that I could do a little more. After a few days we had to come back for my first reconstruction appointment. My adrenaline was running on overtime. I wasn't quiet sure what to expect and couldn't decide if I was terrified - potentially more pain... or excited - here comes my new boob!
We're all probably getting sick of hearing about breast implants, but they are big news right now, pardon the pun. The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Pope is understandably upset about having the potentially dangerous PIP implants.
You'd have been forgiven for thinking The Sun had taken over the national press this week what with all the column inches devoted to British women's breasts... As thousands of women counted down the days and hours to discover the official line on the potential ticking time-bombs sitting within their bodies, arguments raged over whether it was fair the tax payer foot the bill for the removal of the PIP implants and in amongst it all we appeared to gloss over the more important issue at hand: why so many thousands of women, year after year, feel compelled to have surgery in the first place.