I had my days when I was in the model world. Weighing in at 118 pounds at the height of 5 feet 10 inches, my model agent once told me that I should lose five pounds at that time.
The main reason why I got into modeling was because a boyfriend of mine was doing it too. I had a lot of fun doing it and when I was in my late teens and early 20s I did not ever think of getting cosmetic surgery – nor did I plan to in the future.
As the years rolled by and friends that knew me for a long time starting telling me I was gaining weight – those were the brave ones – I must admit that once or twice I did think about going under the knife. It is a good thing I am afraid of knives though because this is probably one of the main reasons why I have not considered cosmetic surgery.
I really do think many people need to be thankful for the looks and the body they have. A lot of weight issues for example can be solved through exercise, rather than cosmetic surgery. Perhaps in some cases if there is a grave deformity I can understand why cosmetic surgery would be done. In cases where twins are born joined, I can completely understand why this kind of plastic surgery needs to be done for the health of the children. Or in other cases where a facial situation or body situation at birth will make it difficult for the child to manage in life and surgery will solve the future problems.
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. This is often said because it is so true. There are even some models that others find unattractive where if you asked someone else, they would think they are the most beautiful people in the world.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery, think carefully about it and look deep within. There may be other things that need to be changed such as your confidence level before going under the knife. If you are one of those people where your identity is really tied into the way you look – then cosmetic surgery may be the right thing for you.