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Before she underwent breast-augmentation surgery last summer, Melissa Wohl said she felt self-conscious about her body, especially at the beach.
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Atlanta, GA

#1 Apr 8, 2008
Fake body parts really make you hot.

Raleigh, NC

#2 Apr 8, 2008
And having to get them replaced every 10 years or so and then starting at 18 gives you lots to look forward to. Start saving!!

United States

#3 Apr 8, 2008
What a sorry set of women coming up in the 21 century! Better realize that God made humans with hormones to keep the species going. So, that means that women have the prize on them already and keep forgetting it! You do not have to do anything to make a man want you - they have to want you - it is God's will for the species!

United States

#4 Apr 8, 2008
Its sad when insecure young women try to turn their implants into confidence. Why can't people just learn to accept and love the way they are? Who cares what their friends look like.

Carol Stream, IL

#5 Apr 8, 2008
this is a sad article...
counseling sessions are cheaper and help with the scars rather than leave them.

Redwood City, CA

#6 Apr 8, 2008
Tragic story - just really, really sad.

Elgin, IL

#7 Apr 8, 2008
meme wrote:
this is a sad article...
counseling sessions are cheaper and help with the scars rather than leave them.
It depends on the individual and if they really feel self-conscience about it. AA to a C might would help self-esteem, D to DD, not necessary. Any D that wants larger SHOULD go for counseling.

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 8, 2008
What happens when the flapper trend from the 1920's comes back in style? Then all these women with fake implants are going to want their implants removed. Beauty, trends, and fashion vacillate all the time. These women will be sorry they were so fickle with their bodies...

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 8, 2008
Also, can I just point out that these plastic surgeons who condone surgery to young girls with still-developing bodies are just money-grubbing scumbags?

Peoria, IL

#10 Apr 8, 2008
These girls need to wait and see what their bodies do. I was a rail-thin A cup until my mid-20s. Then my metabolism slowed a bit, I gained a few pounds, and now I'm rocking an awesome C-cup. And I've found that guys aren't really that picky about boobs, so long as you have SOME, so these girls are really just doing it to impress their female friends.

Chicago, IL

#11 Apr 8, 2008
This is really discouraging - we haven't come a long way, baby, if surgery is young women's answer to insecurity. And what are these doctors and parents thinking? Many women don't completely stop developing until after age 18. I don't see any connection to putting on a uniform and going into battle. What we're seeing here is surgically altering bodies that haven't even stopped growing yet, and using major surgery to fix a failure to "fit in." Both are indications of shallow, careless thinking.

Brunswick, GA

#12 Apr 8, 2008
It would be easier to augment a brain. Wait. That would involve opening a book. Nevermind.

Since: Sep 07

Kihei, HI

#13 Apr 8, 2008
Awesome. I heartily endorse this. Also, tattoos. Makes an quick lay easier to spot.

San Diego, CA

#14 Apr 8, 2008
As others mentioned, what a sure indicator of low self-esteem. Give me a small-breasted over-achiever anyday. She's likely to be more fun anyway.

And we think womens' lots have improved in this age? Think again!

Des Plaines, IL

#15 Apr 9, 2008
Men generally prefer natural breasts, no matter what the size. Women, we are doing this to ourselves! We have managed to convince ourselves that the only standard of beauty is what Hollywood, the fashion industry and porn have jammed down our throats.

Only when we start to accept that beauty does come in ALL shapes and sizes will we truly become liberated.

100 years ago there was no boob jobs or other plastic surgery. People had wrinkles, they sagged, they aged. And guess what? Women were still beautiful. And men thought so too.
fake boobs are gross

United States

#16 Apr 9, 2008
I wouldn't want to touch a fake breast ever they are really gross and in certain positions you can actually see the implant. It doesn't look good at all. Its also a sign of really low self esteem. These women are losers and fake boobs won't change that fact.

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Apr 9, 2008

Since: Dec 07

Willowbrook, IL.

#18 Apr 9, 2008
My ex had fake boobs, I was afraid I would poke my eye out on them. I prefer the real thing no matter the size.

Skokie, IL

#19 Apr 9, 2008
To bad they can't augment their brains.
Mary Lane

Spencer, IN

#20 Apr 9, 2008
They don't play gymnastics? I hate to break it to the doctor but in competitive gymnastics once an athlete develops breasts its pretty much over.

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