Comments: A Guy with a Heart...

true. lets hear it for eric.

i would much rather have my god-given b cup and be natural and beautiful and just who i am than faking it up.

fake just sucks. plain and simple. its so... fake.

Posted by k on August 23, 2004 07:40 PM

why would the government pay for that shit anyway? i mean dont they have better things to be spending our tax monies on?

Posted by k on August 23, 2004 07:41 PM

.. my point exactly, k.. free the boobies... leave'em alone.... they're fine....

Posted by Eric on August 23, 2004 09:24 PM

Actually I've seen a few posts on this before and there's a good reason for the military handing out free plastic surgery.

First of all, as I'm sure you're all aware, a lot of our soldiers are badly mangled in war. Some of these soldiers are women which means that the military has to have skilled plastic surgeons on hand who have experience in all types of procedures including breast reconstruction.

Also, some states require that plastic surgeons do a certain number of procedures a year in order to keep their licenses up to date. Without an influx of mangled bodies to work on (thankfully) the military sort of has to let the surgeons work on somebody. Who better to benefit from that situation than our soldiers?

Honestly, I don't think its such a terrible thing.

Posted by Rob on August 23, 2004 11:05 PM

I like your style! (Although, I have to admit...I've been tempted to do the whole "reduction" thing) But, I fought the urge...

Posted by Sheilah on August 24, 2004 02:20 AM

if they are disfigured then yeah sure pay for it, if they are just getting it to get it - i dont think it is right.

Posted by k on August 24, 2004 05:28 AM

.. I have no qualms about reconstructive surgery for wounded veterans.. as a matter of fact, I would think it would be mandatory for the best medicine of science to be focused on our injured vets... however, getting a boobjob just because it is available.. well, I just wish they wouldn't.. even if it is just based on my personal preference...

Posted by Eric on August 24, 2004 07:31 AM

I guess I'm against people getting elective plastic surgery. Most of the time it only exacerbates an already bad situation.

However, I don't have a problems with military surgeons practicing their job on soldiers who wish to have that type of surgery done. The surgeons have to do it anyway to remain licensed, why not let the soldiers benefit from it?

Posted by Rob on August 24, 2004 01:43 PM

...hmmm... good point, Rob... but, I suppose it all depends upon if having breast implants is really a beneficial thing for the woman... it is beneficial for the surgeon because they he gets practice... but the woman?... from my point of view, as an admirer of all breasts great and small, I'd rather they just stay natural...

Posted by Eric on August 24, 2004 02:03 PM

the thing is i have girls in my office AFTER millitay guys just because their WIVES are covered as well...

i agree, like i said reconstructive should be a given, and i will even go as far as to say oh ok sure - if someone in the millitary wants it and surgons need to practice then sure give it to them free - hell they are doing us a great service and all...

but the wives getting it too... that just doesnt seem right to me. i dont know.

Posted by k on August 24, 2004 04:56 PM

It's pleasing to read that you feel this way. There is quite a lot of pressure to be "perfect" and after childbirth, nursing, age and gravity...one can almost be enticed into wanting perky, perfect bosoms. I was quite surprised when I showed one of my ex-boyfriends a photo of a friend. To me she was breathtakingly beautiful. The first thing my ex said was, "she has fake breasts and that's a turn-off." I had always been under the impression most men loved them. Needless to say it was flattering to know that some men prefer natural.

Posted by Donna on August 24, 2004 07:14 PM

...not just some men. I don't think those of us that prefer natural are in the minority. I don't have any problem with the military offering this. The more benefits available to the G.I.'s, the better. It's the mindsets that need to be fixed, not the boobs.

Posted by Brian on August 24, 2004 08:47 PM