Serious Question: Would You Permanently Alter Your Appearance For Your Man?
Some friends and I recently ran into a girl we went to school with way back when. Homegirl looked incredible. I mean, her booty was like pow, boobies were perched, and her waist was snatched. I couldn’t stop telling her how awesome she looks. She revealed that she’d had some work done and one of my girls, Amy*, revealed that she, too, has a consultation scheduled to see the plastic surgeon who worked wonders on our old classmate.
For as long as I can remember, Amy has been satisfied with her appearance, but she has recently experienced a change of heart since giving birth. Amy’s husband is toned, muscular, and very much into fitness and physical appearances. And he’s quite vocal about that. Don’t get me wrong, Amy’s husband loves her. From what I can see, they have a good relationship, but she knows what he’s into—large booties, perky breast, and tiny waists. Amy is not a big girl by any means. She lost the baby weight with the quickness. She’s gorgeous, but her husband’s obsession with the hour-glass physique has her wanting to get a little nip and a little tuck.
Amy doesn’t suffer from low self-esteem. Her husband has never pressured her to get work done, nor has he ever even suggested that she do so. He seems to love her as she is. He did, however, perk up a little when he heard about Amy’s appointment.
“I mean, we’re going to be married a long time. That’s what he’s into. Why not?” she said. “I wouldn’t be the first woman to go under the knife for her man, and I won’t be the last. Besides, I can’t wait to see my new boobs.”
My girls spent the remainder of the afternoon respectfully debating about whether or not it’s unhealthy to go under the knife for a man. Amy was quite cool with it. In fact, she got a kick out of hearing the differing opinions. While some argued that it wasn’t okay, others felt that it wasn’t that deep.
Personally, I don’t really see anything wrong with having work done as long as the conditions are safe, and the person is in good health—mentally and physically. However, if someone was solely doing it for their man, it might give me pause.
What are your thoughts on this? Would you ever permanently alter your appearance for your man?