Help! My Mom's Obsessed With Boob Jobs
Melissa Rudy on 26 Apr 2012 at 11:00am
For most women, the decision to get breast implants is a personal one. Of course, if you have a spouse or significant other, their opinion is likely to matter to you. But should you also worry about what your kids think?
Today's episode of Dr. Drew's Lifechangers takes on this question with guest Lacy, whose obsession with breast surgery has taken her from an A-cup, to a D-cup, to her current L-cup—and is looking into yet another surgery that would make her a KK-cup, one of the biggest sizes in the world. Lacy works in the modeling industry, and feels that her bountiful breasts bring her more work.
However, her 16-year-old daughter, Tori, is less than thrilled with her mother's forward expansion. She's concerned for Lacy's health, and she's also embarrassed to be seen with her, because literally everyone stares at her mother's surgically enhanced endowments.
An opposing viewpoint
Some women definitely take their children's opinions into account. RealSelf member JulieV83, who has breastfed her two children, began considering breast implants when her cup size, which ballooned from a B to a double-D after she gave birth, shrank to a very small A-cup once she stopped breastfeeding, which she feels look deformed.
JulieV83 talked it over with her husband, but she also solicited the opinion of her 11-year-old daughter. “I was concerned about her views and her impressionable age,” she says. And her daughter's reaction? “To my surprise, she is very supportive and understands it's not because I am unhappy with 'small' boobs...they are 'broken' so to speak. Her response was very important to me.”
With everyone in the family unified on the matter, JulieV83 has set a surgery date for May, and she's really looking forward to it.
What do you think?
If you're considering breast implants or another form of boob job, is it “my body, my temple,” or would you think about changing your mind if your child disapproves? Will you ask your kids' opinions, or just go ahead with it?
Take our brief poll and let us know your thoughts!