What do you think about plastic surgery done on girls so they look like dolls?
I don't think it is even ethical to make plastic surgery to make someone look like a cartoon character. I would question mental health of those girls, but if it is already happening and it is, it's time to stop and think what can be done to stop it. The society is clearly derailed. What do you suggest can be done?
Hopefully there is a law as to how young a person can have this type of plastic surgery. I think it is terrible wrong that young girls think so badly of their self image they would even want this surgery. Even when someone has a sex change they have to go through years of therapy before they even have the surgery. What ever happened to being happy with what God gave you? Oops I answered your question with a question.
I hope a girl that is considering such crazy idea thinks about this. I,m a guy and if I want a plastic girl that looks like a doll, I can order one for $39.99 out of a catalogue that inflates. I don,t have to feed her, talk to her, or even love her. And she is much cheaper to maintain. Is that the image you want of yourself? I think not. At least I hope not. If your self esteem would be that low, you need much more help than a surgeon.
I agree - but I see at least two sides of the problem - 1st is that girls even want to look like that and 2nd that it is EVEN allowed. What troubles me - this images are etched in the children's brains...
Balloon boobs and fish lips. They must not realize how foolish they look. I'll pass on all of that plus tatoos.
Honestly, if I saw one of those girls, I would stop and laugh. Is that really a picture of one? She doesn't even look real. This takes abuse to a new level.
The horror is - yes, she is real, her name is Anastassia Shpagina and you can look her up. I find her face pretty - because I like this cartoon pictures, and, yes, it does not look REAL (not like a real girl) on the picture. But it is.
Oooohhhh... That's sad. Mark those who did the surgery and her parents as child abusers. That should not be legal.
I can you give the link - the quality is not the best (the comments are priceless, but they are in Russian) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RToYbWE … re=related
Your girl in the picture is cute. So is the girl in Avatar. If you really want to send a message, post a picture of Joan Rivers next to the one you have up. That would make me think twice and I'm a guy.
Idono, just to be on the same page - the girl in the avatar? Which girl? Which avatar?
The movie, "Avatar". Not the avatar. I'm a cyber dinosaur. Picture reminds me of the movie' Lawnmower Man"more.
I think it's a tragedy and I would want far more stringent laws in place to guarantee proper structure to this industry, which is running amok. Cosmetic surgery is now within reach of millions of young people and is a bit like the internet - the law can't keep up with the speed of development.
The craziest things are happening to young people in this quick fix age of idealism and perfection. The pressure is on for teenagers to become anything other than their true selves!! I also have some sympathy for those girls who want to become prettier, sexier, more 'attractive', - there is so much hype around - t.v., ads,movies, magazines - the relentless quest for bigger boobs, lips, eyes, smooth skin.....aaaaggghhhh. It just gets too much! You can't simply buy a new image and expect it to work.
There should be a real concerted effort to counter balance this effect with some sane sound old fashioned advice and counselling.
Wow, that is really sad. The hurt in these girl's hearts and minds that makes them do something so dramatic seems to be a cry out for help of some sort.
I have no experience in or knowledge of counseling, but will take the liberty to venture a quick personal opinion: These girls seem sad and deeply dissatisfied with their lives.
The affected girls need to address this by talking and sharing - equally, I hope that the people around them will give them the opportunity and supportive environment to do so.
Laws and regulations aside (and with all due respect to Sarra Garrett's valid comments) I would hope that society can develop a healthier self-image for its young adults to avoid being dictated to by entertainment and cartoon shows.
I found this clip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIGG4sco … re=related it is hard to find Shpagina - it is mostly in Russian, you can try. But it is simply insane.
before you do anything to your body I think you should ask the question "If I make it to 80 am I gonna look like". or "How embarrest are my grand kids gonna be around me." I can understand some plastic surgery people get but this is one of those extrem examples where you kinda just gotta shake your head and wonder why people do what they do.
I think it is just another form of dimorphism. There are many forms of extreme body alterations. Its a form of personal expression.... as stupid as this particular trend is. I can't help but wonder what she's going to look like when she's old. I mean there is people with tattoos and piercings and horns and other implants. This just freaks me out a little. To each there own though.
I saw a video clip with this girl - she is not very clever, not smart at all, but the thing I cannot find - Was is a result of a plastic surgery or is it simply make-up? I agree - any surgical alterations of a body - there are horrid consequences!
This is an interesting question because we have to decide where we draw the line between allowing freedom and protecting people from themselves. Right now there doesn't appear to be a line at all when it comes to plastic surgery. If people want to have horns or strange lumps all over their faces - or look like cartoon characters or dolls - it gets done. It's arguably their right to choose. But should there be more controls?
The saddest story I read was of a young British woman who had been sexually abused for years as a child. She had grown up to be very pretty, but could not bear it when men looked at her in that appreciative way men do; it aroused fear in her amounting to panic. So she went to a plastic surgeon and asked him to make her ugly. He did. He destroyed the symmetry of her face and did other things to make her look very unnattractive. She said she felt so much better because men didn't look at her any more, so as far as he was concerned, he'd done a good thing - satisfied customer!
It would be obvious to anyone that this girl needed some kind of help with the emotional consequences of being abused as a child, not surgery to make her ugly. Making her ugly simply panders to and further entrenches the emotional state resulting from the abuse. We hear that the first rule of surgeons is "First, do no harm" but this clearly does not apply to plastic surgeons and there seems to be no control of them at all.
Are people who want bizarre plastic surgery by definition suffering from some mental problem, or could they be rational, happy eccentrics? If the latter, how can we protect those who really need emotional or psychological help from undergoing surgery which is not only unnecessary but possibly very harmful to their lives and in the long term to their mental state?
i have always loved all natural woman. I have never like a woman with allot of make up on
I feel that yes some laws should be put into place to keep young women from abusing themselves this way, and maybe we as the human race should get out and offer some counseling to young women like the one shown in the picture above. Obviously society and America has set the tone for young women to change the God given beauty they were blessed with. Honestly, if I walked past someone that really looks like that I would be totally creeped out worse than I am just looking at the photo. It's scary and inhumane. It should be a wake up call to everyone saying look what our youth has to look forward to, and look what the social media has done to the human ego.
People should realize that if you ever think about getting plastic surgery you're just opening up the door of unhappiness even more. A person is never happy with one plastic surgery job and they continue until it greatly affects their health and it becomes a deeply psychological illness that is hard to cure/treat.
We were not made to be perfect at all, so I think everyone should be happy with themselves. Everyone was born with flaws and if God didn't want us to have them then guess what?! He wouldn't have put them there.
Strangely enough - you can make yourself look like this or like that, but there are no PERSONALITY shops yet. Those would be full, for we will be buying new characters to compensate for our weaknesses - everybody could buy the bestseller -The Winner
I think its awful. But what's more awful is the self esteem these girls must have to do this to themselves. I feel like society pigeonholes young adults, especially young women, into trying to perfect their looks instead of their talents and somehow, the most physically beautiful girls find a reason to think they're ugly. I think too, that we are responsible for ingraining this into our girls from a very young age on. I saw a post on facebook once that showed all of the Disney princesses and made a note of how each girl was not good enough on her own, but needed to rely on her beauty to "win" a man to save her.
I think we should be focusing on our kids minds instead of how cute they are from a very early age. My daughter is only 2 and I take every opportunity to tell her how smart she is and focus on her developing talents. I want her to know that her looks are not what will get her places in life. It is her mind that will help her get far.
I don't think it's any worse than people who get full body tattoos, thousands of piercings, and those strange hypodermic implants. Those people don't even look human, at least these doll girls still look human. As for the ethics of a doctor doing this to someone, I believe all of the girls are from Eastern Europe where ethics boards probably do not exist. Their plastic surgeons just take their money and do whatever they are asked to do. Mental health services are not as widely available over there as they are here. It is a shame.
A woman who would do this to herself probably does not have much brains to begin with and working as a doll model may be her best shot at success in life.
I think its stupid and unethical, why would you want to be dressed or look like a doll. A toy that has no feelings, no nothing. It's the society that's promoting this garbage anyway, with the media and celebrities. Society is part of the problem but also the parents as well. Their the ones you buy into this crap, and pay for their daughters to look like whoever on magazines. Parents have to educate their children and spend more time with them. I think that's where parents go wrong, their so caught up with work and their own lives, at the end of the day they forget about their children. Children have a lot to deal with throughout the day, bullying, peer pressure, insecurity. So I advise parents take the time out of your day to spend with your kid. Just maybe your kid won't turn out to be like that.
I see some good answers here...
I think it's probably becoming a new religion, something that a traditional society hasn't recognized it yet. Or something that hasn't been fully given a definition for now.
If Bill Gates had monopolized the world with a computer system, then think about what Japan had done with its animation industry. The ability to offer a different world, fantasy, dreams, unreal desires etc to the boring routine of real worlds. And it doesn't just stop at providing the baseline for beauty... the genres of anime is so large ... and the 'creativity' of the anime artists are spreading like wildfires across the globe. Not all anime could catch the hearts of young readers, some had failed miserably in content and characters.
As long as the business is good, they will probably not care what actually happens to the society. It's a whole package businesses, from anime series to costume, cosmetics... then to plastic surgeries...
Is there a good way to save a teenager from her own illusions?
In my knowledge, that person will have to come to her senses on her own first before anyone could talk some sense into her...
I think the problem with legislation in an area like this is that it starts to become an issue of personal freedom. If laws were passed, people would just go to another country for the surgery.
It is sad to think that there are a lot of people with genuine 'defects' from birth or an accident that would love surgery to look normal/ordinary, but cannot afford it.
Some plastic surgeons seem to have very little in the way of ethics, I know a couple of people who've consulted a surgeon for a single procedure, like a breast lift, and the surgeon then said things like "we can fix your thighs and bottom, and get rid of that bump on your nose.." The poor women come out of that office feeling ten times worse about themselves.
How will future generations view this time in our society?
I'm definitely not against plastic surgery, like getting face lifts, tummy tucks or stretch mark removals, but looking like a doll is just to much. Think in 30 or 40 years how ridiculous it will look. It's like women who get those crazy breast implants without thinking of how crazy they will look with those huge breasts in their 50s and 60s.
I think that society as whole is just lost.We put so much emphasis on beauty and fame and less on hard work and then we get surprised when the younger generation takes this as the criteria for happiness.
We should first clean up our acts before we set about correcting what is wrong in the young children of today.
As for the little girl in question, where is the mother and how does she act? A dysfunctional family that does not take care of its children and makes them feel loved creates problematic children who are crying for attention.
Poor child, i wonder how she will feel about her face 10 years from now?
I don't understand why anyone would want to look like a doll. I think natural beauty is the way to go instead of wanting to look like something that is fake.
I was reading a survey that said up to 40% of people in America have had plastic surgery. I look around me I don't think I like the perfect look any more that so many boys and girls seem to be wearing. I'd rather people boys and girls, men and women were just naturally as they are.
You can't stop a smoker from smoking, you can't stop an alcoholic from drinking, you can't stop an anorexic girl from killing themselves, and you can't stop the weirdos who do this from doing this to themselves. Unless you mean to make me the all powerful dictator of the world, in which case bow to the sniper kitty.
The only thing I can do about it is what I do with anorexic girls. I refuse to date them. I'm not attracted to this kind of thing and I never will be.
Good Grief, I am all for the freedom to do whatever you want to yourself, Tattoo, Piercings, Plastic Surgery. As long as its not harmful to your health, it should be up to you what you do with your own body.
That being said, I think there should be an age limit to any kind of cosmetic body alteration done.
And for extreme makeovers of this kind I would hope the surgeon requires some proof that the person going under the knife is mentally stable.
Please tell me that is makeup and not permanent.
I could not find any reliable information, but this question is haunting me ever since. Now I can't look at animated girls without a shudder - the last one in "Entangled" - the image was so disproportionate, it gets under your skin. Slaves of image
Is that picture a real girl?
I'm no gorgeous girl ( woman) but its so vain to have plastic surgery unless its a medical necessity.
Girls freak out over moles or a zit.
They need a reality check and see people who have birth defects like a cleft pallet.
And I think mothers are to blame too.
If that picture is a real girl, I'm freaked out,
If you want a doll, get a Barbie doll.
Kids today are going to have many problems tomorrow.
I suggest they be taken to a burn unit at a hospital to see who is in need of plastic surgery.
I think Barbie dolls are part of the problem, we don't notice how we get under a spell of an image.
I never wanted to look like a Barbie Doll. I just said the girl in the picture looked like a Barbie Doll.
I suppose the world is different. We didn't use dolls as a role model. We used them to dress up. What if a guy wants to look like the hulk?
Oh!!!!!!! I'm horrified!!!!!!!!!! IT'S OBNOXIOUS AND A CHILD ABUSE AND THE PARENTS OR WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS, SHOULD BE THROWN IN JAIL AND THE CHILDREN TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM FOREVER !!!!!!!! (
I suggest parents spend more quality time with their kids, let them know how beautiful they are. Complement them often enough so they don't end up in the arms of some kid who uses all the words that she never got from her dad to get her in bed.
I'm a senior patient coordinator at a plastic surgery agency in Colombia. We believe in GOD, we don't do surgery on minor, or sex transformations. We deal with this cases all the time.
About a year ago a man called asking for 1,000 cc implants for her 18 years old daughter. I asked why, she is entering the Adult entertainment industry.
What do you think I said?
Thank you for your answer which invites a long discussion. You might consider writing about it. I disagree about transgender operations (Canadian society approves of it). The rest - the whole society is at fault.
Thank you for your kinds words, I will write about it if you take the time to revise it for me.
I wrote a comment in the comments section of your hub. So, if you like, we can have a conversation there.
I'm not the type to judge a person all the time even though it might seem like that, but I think that girls should love the way they look. some girls already do and they just want a little extra and there is nothing wrong with that. when we look back at how it used to be when we were kids playing with dolls, we notice how beautiful the doll is and we picture ourselves ugly. maybe that is another way the idea blossomed to be what it is now.
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