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AA Men Weigh In: Plastic Surgery

Japanese Pop Star Ayumi Hamasaki rumoured to have undergone multiple plastic surgery procedures.
May 22, 06:43 am

           In 2011, nearly one in five women living in Seoul, South Corea were carved in some fashion. More than ever, women are weighing in that pain is worth it: the beauty, the praise, and ultimately, the men. But how do Asian American men really view women of the sculpted variety? Could these drastic procedures not only incur damage to your wallet, but cost your credibility?

          We asked four Asian American males to weigh in on the debate of tuck and tighten to find out if plastic surgery continues to be an advantage outside of the nightclub:

Los Angeles, CA

“Where’s Her Self-Worth?”

          “I don’t like ugly women so I’m all for it! Just kidding. In all honesty, I’m not a big fan of aesthetic changes or manipulations. However, I do think there are exceptions, like if you had a major accident or need prosthetics. Something along those lines.

          I guess to sum it up, to get plastic surgery for the sake of aesthetics on an otherwise normal body begs the underlying question of self worth. It makes me wonder how this person values herself and whether or not she is a stable, sustainable or happy person. But, overall, the motivation comes from the individual’s own reasons. I merely question the decision.

          To be frank, I have had family members who underwent plastic surgery and it kind of bothers me that we aren’t taught to love who we are but the images of who we see and idolize in mass media. It’s frustrating. I have also noticed that Asians do tend to be a lot more image conscious, but what are we pegging that against?

          I don’t know, I do like a lack of eye folds it’s endearing.

          Overall, I guess my initial instinct is to questions ones mental stability and self worth, but ultimately if I got to know them and talk to them and they seemed happy and satisfied, it wouldn’t bother me.

          …But what about the children…how would they look? I guess it’d have to be a crapshoot.”

San Francisco, CA

“No Add-Ons, Please”

          “If a woman is born with a conjoined twin, I’d definitely be rooting outside the operating room. Or if she began life with three nipples, or some other obvious and easily fixable oddity. Or maybe she’s the victim of a disfiguring encounter with some large vicious animal or industrial machinery.

          I may even be okay with a woman going under the knife to tweak a nose that is so prominent as to mar an otherwise normal face.

          But if a woman went under the knife for major landscaping on her face or body, and I learned about it, I would be very uneasy, like, who are you? Is anything about you real? It would be hard to feel comfortable about enjoying any aspect of her beauty.

          The procedure that would turn me off most would be breast augmentation. Any physical contact with that part would become the moral equivalent of playing with a plastic doll.

          In general, I guess getting rid of something is less objectionable than adding something fake, but neither would enhance a woman’s attractiveness if I knew about it.”


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