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The Price of Beauty: How Far Would You Go?

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The Price of Beauty: How Far Would You Go?

Ladies, how many times have we heard men utter the words, “Damn, she got a fat ass!”, and wished they were talking about us? The fact of the matter is some of us are definitely more well-endowed than others. When it comes to beauty, we are all not treated equally. In today’s society though, anything can be bought for the right price. A woman can get rid of her sagging gut with a simple tummy tuck, get bigger boobs, and even get a bigger booty. That’s right, many celebrities are now admitting to getting more junk added to their trunks. Countess Vaughn is among those who have recently had a little adjustment to the rear. The actress said that the surgery has given her more confidence about her appearance. Unfortunately, these stories don’t always turn out as happy or as glamorous as Countess’ did. We’ve all heard the tragic story of Ex-Miss Argentina, Solange Magnano, who died from a pulmonary embolism following cosmetic surgery on her buttocks. She was a 38 year old mother of seven month old twins who lost her life just to have a firmer, tighter behind. One has to ask, how far is too far when it comes to beauty and cosmetic procedures? Is it really worth risking your life?

Just this month, six women in Essex County, New Jersey ended up in the hospital after receiving buttock-enhancement injections by unlicensed providers. According to Steven M. Marcus, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, the women were injected with “the same stuff you use to put caulk around the bathtub”. Are you kidding me? When is it ever okay to let someone inject your booty with bathtub caulk? Women are also having Botox injected in their rears to achieve a butt lift without the implants. Like all of the others, this procedure is also illegal and has to be performed on the down-low. Shouldn’t the fact that someone has to perform this procedure in the backroom of some shop be a stop sign? Sometimes we just have to accept that we were all made differently and move on. Everyone can’t be Buffy the Body or the countless other video chicks that the media is constantly throwing in our faces. Pretty soon, it becomes an issue of self-esteem and learning to love yourself just the way you are. To all of the men who have ever uttered the words, “Damn, she got a fat ass!” I hate you, but it’s all good.

—— By: Tiffany Haggerty

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