I woke up one morning and my entire body wasn’t only sore, but was bandaged as well. I couldn’t talk, open my eyes, smile, walk, lift my hands/feet, couldn’t sit or be productive in anyway shape or form. In fact, I felt like a vegetable! This is because I had undergone multiple procedures from breast, buttocks, lower body and upper arm lifts. To make matters worse, I also had liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck, lip fillers and under eye procedures. My aim was to look like a mannequin – ageless and flawless. Once I had all that done, I was finally happy to be the person I have always wanted to be – so I thought! I couldn’t recognized my own face. The sweet innocent face God created me with was gone as if it never even existed. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb Psalm 139:13.
The person I had known and come to love has been erased. My accomplishments, hard work and identity didn’t have any significant because it was difficult to place the name to the face. This is not about me in anyway – I am as natural and real as it gets. But is about what is to become of us if we keep allowing our society to objectify the true meaning of beauty. This is an ongoing trend and the new norm supposedly. Whatever happens to aging gracefully? Shaking what our mama gave us, liking the good as well as the bad and being comfortable in our own skin? I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well Psalms 139:14. If I interview hundreds of people about their body and looks today, most likely all of them would point out something they dislike about themselves. Which is normal, because our human nature is to complain and yearn for the unexpected. The grass is always greener on the other side, but once given the opportunity; we would always choose our lives to begin with. “A poll suggests that 65% of people who had plastic surgery regret it.”
Don’t get me wrong! Change is a good thing, but not all change is good for us.
Plastic for sure is a bad bad idea, which can only leads to destruction, frustration, financial hardship, humiliation and premature death. It’s like an addict on drugs looking for an exit route, but having a hard time staying clean. That is what Plastic Surgery is to us. Once we start, it becomes difficult to stop because there will always be something new that seems unappealing to us and needs fixing. You want a bigger breast, you have to top up the ass to go with the breast and a smaller waist to compliment the newly purchased goods. It’s like walking into McDonald’s and ordering a big mac without fries – incomplete. What are we fixing here if I may ask? Is it a furniture or a dress? God’s intention was to make everyone as different as possible and unique as well. He made no mistake with the sizes, shapes and parts he placed in each and everyone of us. Count your blessings name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done.
Why do we purchase parts that cause more harm than good and are impossible to carry? There are actual people born like this, and if you give them a choice they would trade it any day because of the back and leg pains they encounter carrying bigger boobs and butts. I thought proportionality was what we all longed for – once again I was wrong. Because from where I am standing, we are headed to the wrong direction. “According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) there was continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year, and a shift in the types of procedures patients have chosen since the start of the new millennium. According to the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2015, a 2 percent increase over 2014.”
Why do people keep allowing themselves to be brainwashed, deceived and manipulated by the lies, falsehood and unreality of this world. The worse part is doing it for a man or woman. If your partner doesn’t love you the way you are, they will never love you even after going under the knife for them. Open your eyes! There will always be something to complain about. So, would you keep having procedures because of the likes of them? Pathetic! I can see if you want it for your own self esteem, not because someone disapprove of you or your external parts. Regardless, I still don’t think you need it because if you believe you were created by the Almighty, then you are perfect just as you are. Take a minute to admire all the beautiful creations around you including yourself, imagine how He knitted and form you in your mother’s womb with no one having your exact DNA. Tell Him how grateful you are for his marvelous works and thank Him for giving you a sense of belonging even though you do not deserve it. Forgive yourself for ever questioning or trying to change your body parts and don’t forget to show and tell the world the true meaning of BEAUTY – living by example. Until next time, take care of yourself and each other!