How far would you go for “perfection”?
A dangerous trend has started among women who already have near-perfect bodies. Dedicated to counting calories and regular sessions at the gym, these women are just not having any luck ridding their bodies of the miniscule fat deposits on their lower back, bra lines and knees. They want to be flawless.
The solution: liposuction. Sound extreme?
In some cases, the fat deposits are so small, even the plastic surgeons cannot see them. They ask the patient to wear her tightest jeans or undergarments the day of the surgery so the red imprints on the skin can serve as guidelines. Psychologists are concerned-will these women ever be truly satisfied? Or will they keep coming back, risking scars, pain’even death, in the name of “perfection”?
With the price of this procedure in the thousands of dollars, lipo may not be an option for those of us on a tighter budget (no pun intended). Perhaps as the procedure becomes more common, beauty routines everywhere will have to be adjusted. Picture this as the norm: Diet, exercise and lipo.
Till then, the rest of us will just have to learn to live with our (tiny) imperfections.