Alright I know posting on something like this is a cheap way to drive traffic and comments, but a recent conversation Kristen and I had with an LDS friend inspired me to post on the elephant (or two) in the room. What is the deal with so many Mormon women getting plastic surgery which normally includes but is not limited to adding big fake boobs? (Which they of course cover ever so modestly thereafter…)
I wish we had some data on this subject. What I don’t know is if Mormon women are more likely or less likely than their socio-economic counterparts to join in the plastic surgery trend. My guess is that income and region are far greater predictors of plastic surgery participation than religion. If that is true the question is: Should we be surprised about that?
One could argue that if wearing too many earrings or getting tattoos is disrespectful to our “temple” (physical body) then slicing and dicing to look more buxom is even more so. Of course I suppose the counter argument might be that even temples get upgrades from time to time…
I am actually not particularly for or against this widespread practice. It at least seems to be relatively safe these days. I hear it is somewhat expensive but apparently not out-of-reach expensive in many cases or it would not be so common now. So I am not interested in wagging my finger at anyone over the subject. I just figured we could discuss it here. Anyone want to step up and play the role of prophet and declare the mind of the Lord on the morality of plastic surgery?
My prediction is that the trend of breast enlargements/retrofitting, tummy tucks, liposuction, etc will continue to grow in the world and among Mormons as well –particularly as we Americans continue to get fatter and fatter with our horrible eating habits. The thing I am not able to predict is if the President of the Church will ever try to put the kibosh on the the practice among our people.
Any thoughts? Are you surprised that the big fake boobs thing is so common among Mormon women? Do you speculate that the practice is more common among Mormons than their non Mormon counterparts, less so, or about even?