Heidi Went Under the Knife: Would You?
Today, my friends, is a monumental day– Heidi from The Hills has been spotted frolicking on the beaches of Malibu, revealing her new chest and nose to the world. And how does it look? Well, she looks elated, her chest looks inflated, her nose looks the same and her boyfriend is still ugly.
I suppose it’s the “she just looks so happy” part that gets me. Obviously, that happiness will fade and her boobs will start to sag and she’ll be considering a chin lift in no time.
Or will she? Getting plastic surgery today is easier than your local section of Bio for Nonmajors. You’re in, a little nip here, tuck there, you’re out. In New York City, two plastic surgeons are opening a “Botox-on-the-go” store for women who want some body modification on their lunch hour.
I have little things I do to keep myself happy– why else would I have spent $75 on nail polishes this year?– but plastic surgery still stands in scary territory. After having four children, the writer Ayelet Waldman considered a tummy tuck after her plastic-surgeon friend told her she could fix her portruding stomach. She considered the surgery, but eventually decided that she “didn’t want to be remembered as the woman who was so vain she died on the operating table, leaving four motherless babies but a really nice-looking corpse.”
I may not have children, but I take her point seriously. And why spend thousands for new boobs when you can paint your own nails for free, and live to tell about it?
Would you go under the knife for beauty?