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NiteOwlMommy
11-29-2010, 03:02 AM
Anyone else watching this ridiculous show? I can't believe some of the women on there!! A couple of the women on the show don't even look like they need anything! Then they wonder why women have image issues!!


Pint Sized Terror
11-29-2010, 08:56 AM
I haven't seen the show, but I did see a segment of it on The Soup. I agree, it's awful. They showed a clip of the doctor circling and shading in areas that needed "fixed". To me, it looked like she just needed to tone up, maybe lose a few pounds. How is it easier for a girl who *could* be a few pounds overweight to get lipo/skin removal and deal with the recovery than it would be to just hit the gym? She looked 5-10lbs overweight at the very MOST.

I think it's sending a very bad message to women (and people in general) that says, "If you're not happy with something, just get surgery."

And what are the women saying about themselves? They're adults. It's their choice, I suppose. But exploiting myself so I could get plastic surgery? Not for me. A lot of the women looked perfectly fine. :(

bargoo
11-29-2010, 09:06 AM
I wonder what their grooms will think when they walk down the aisle completely different. It isn't just lipo , breast augmentation is also included and in one case the Doc is going to remove poc marks on the bride's face. I am not against plastic surgery but I think this is crazy.


GreenTeaYum
11-29-2010, 04:34 PM
This show is outrageous!! I have only seen clips of it because frankly, it makes me sick. The women on the show are beautiful and they are being drawn on and "reconstructed" like slabs of meat. I'm with Pint Sized Terror - some of the women could easily go to the gym if they were that concerned about losing 5-10lbs and toning a few areas. It's ridiculous that they would rather go under the knife and go through the recovery period rather than tone up.

What kind of message is this sending to women? That no matter how you look, it's never good enough. There's always room for improvement. I can understand some reconstructive surgery or... modifying a body part that you have always been self-conscious about but this... this is not good at all. :|

Ciao
11-29-2010, 04:38 PM
http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Photography/divider-2.jpg
I saw previews for it.

I refuse to watch it.
http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Photography/divider-2.jpg

KoriHallelujah
11-29-2010, 04:44 PM
I think the most hilarious part of the show is how they are all sitting down drinking alcohol and eating pasta and tons of other foods and talking about how they need liposuction. Ridiculous.

NiteOwlMommy
11-29-2010, 10:02 PM
KoriHallelujah Yeah I found that funny too. I wonder how many of those women that are getting lots of lipo are thinking about actually maintaining their new size for life not just for the wedding day...

Nola Celeste
11-30-2010, 01:37 AM
I saw that clip on The Soup as well. Joel McHale was right to mock that show--because really, isn't the underlying message that despite their upcoming marriages, these women really aren't good enough in their current "before" forms? Ugh, I think it's vile in every way--from the producers to the contestants, it's just a nauseating show.

I was going to add the disclaimer that I'm not anti-plastic-surgery, but you know...I think I am pretty anti-PS when it's done so extensively for so little reason. Surgery's serious. It's not the stuff of competitive reality shows. What happens if one of these women sustains nerve damage during a procedure and is left with numbness? What about scarring? What about even more serious complications that threaten her health or life?

I wish this fad for Franken-faces would die out and that people would start seeing over-surgeried faces as the scary things they are. People who cannot visibly express normal human emotion anymore thanks to massive plastic surgery aren't pretty, they're damaged.

InControl2Day
11-30-2010, 07:59 AM
I saw 10 minutes of the first episode and was speechless. It's strange to me that their fiance's would want to walk down the aisle with a person who looks like a virtual stranger.

I really hope this show tanks so no more of these types of shows are generated. I won't be watching any more episodes.

Pint Sized Terror
11-30-2010, 10:25 AM
What's so creepy about this show is that people are so willing to change what they look like to fit an ideal. Look at Heidi Montag and hundreds of other girls who have surgically altered their looks. They all have a very "plastic" look to them that hardly looks genuinely human anymore. :( It's so sad that they're perpetuating it with shows like this.

And yep, I find it utterly stupid that they are all eating and drinking like that, and then think they *HAVE* to get surgery to fix themselves.

JennieGrl
11-30-2010, 11:51 AM
Saw the commercial for it and thought it was horrible! It reminded of a similar show that was on quite a few years ago called "The Swan". where women came on and couldnt look at themselves, diet, get surgery everywhere and who ever looked the best "FROM SURGERY" or whatever won the show. Just as NiteOwlMommy said "and they wonder why women have image issues" so sad

Shopaholic1204
11-30-2010, 12:26 PM
I refuse to watch this show. It just seems so stupid!! I heard it tanked in the ratings.

JayZeeJay
12-01-2010, 07:01 PM
The thing is, this show and similar ones may be doing very real damage to viewers. Read this:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-susan-albers/bridalplasty-reality-tv-h_b_790202.html?ir=Style

Martina
12-02-2010, 01:06 AM
Yeah I watched it. What a trainwreck!! Some of those women are very, very skinny (some seem underweight) and they want liposuction?? Not cool, if you ask me. I don't generally agree with most plastic surgery-- with a couple of exceptions, like breast reduction, or to correct sagging after a lot of weight loss, or for serious medical reasons-- so this show was just shocking to me.

And the way the one woman was happy to get the injection thing to correct her, as she said it "butt face" I kept shaking my head. And I wonder about the men in these relationships too. And I wonder if these women are going to get counseling. Because if they feel that badly about themselves before surgery, they aren't going to feel any better about themselves post surgery.

Wild Vulpix
12-04-2010, 05:21 PM
Wow. I watched it today, and... I don't even know WHAT to say!

I can't believe that they'd want to go through all those surgeries. That's a lot of recovery needing to be done.

I'm surprised that a woman from the Biggest Loser found her way onto this show too. So she didn't spend long on the show... but apparently her husband-to-be did, and surely she's watched it and all that... wouldn't she know by now that there's alternatives to liposuction and tummy tucks?

I would say most, or all, of the women on that show were more attractive than myself. At least to me. Yet I don't see a need, personally, to have these opporations done to myself. AND I have like the worst self esteem in the world! Then again, that plastic look you start to get after doing so many surgeries kind of creeps me out, and I wouldn't want that. :)

Interesting article, JayZee. This line stood out to me: "In other words, for women who had shaky self-esteem to begin with, viewing a show about plastic surgery made it even worse."

Now I'm terrified to watch shows like this! My self esteem needs work as it is, and I guess these shows just aren't healthy for it. (But I'm so curious to see the before/after. Ugh.)

Martina
12-05-2010, 11:07 PM
Okay, I have dubbed this show "the train wreck" because even though I don't want to watch it... I can't help myself!! SO-- I sat down and watched episode number two.

I can't believe they showed parts of the surgery itself. I wasn't expecting that, I thought they would just show the before and after parts. I still question the doctor doing these surgeries. I really feel like this doctor should be investigated-- some of the stuff he does can't be ethical, in my opinion.

NiteOwlMommy
12-06-2010, 03:26 AM
I also watched episode 2 and I feel bad for the girl that went home she actually had a reason for cosmetic surgery. I watched with my husband and he was telling me why in the world do these women need to go to such measures? most don't need the surgeries! LOL

HartLover23
12-12-2010, 03:02 AM
I haven't seen the show, but I did see a segment of it on The Soup. I agree, it's awful. They showed a clip of the doctor circling and shading in areas that needed "fixed". To me, it looked like she just needed to tone up, maybe lose a few pounds. How is it easier for a girl who *could* be a few pounds overweight to get lipo/skin removal and deal with the recovery than it would be to just hit the gym? She looked 5-10lbs overweight at the very MOST.

I think it's sending a very bad message to women (and people in general) that says, "If you're not happy with something, just get surgery."

And what are the women saying about themselves? They're adults. It's their choice, I suppose. But exploiting myself so I could get plastic surgery? Not for me. A lot of the women looked perfectly fine. :(


You're totally right, and the scary thing is, she could literally die from the surgery. Kayne West's mother died from routine liposuction. I don't understand why any woman would rationally think that it's better to risk her life rather than spend a few hours and weeks in the gym.

HartLover23
12-12-2010, 03:24 AM
And in regards to plastic surgery, for the most part, I am against it, unless there is a reason for it. Like breast reduction. Or in some cases, nose jobs. But that's for people who need it. These women are simply insecure and looking for a free handout, and for a way to feel better about themselves. But the thing is, in the long run, they won't feel better about themselves. They'll still feel empty and depressed inside even if they reach their goal weight, if they get all of the fat sucked out, if they fix their "butt face" if they fix their acne scars, etc, because most of those women seem depressed to me. Just about all of them seem to me to have body image issues, and the depression stems from those issues. They won't feel better about themselves from getting plastic surgery, they will feel better about themselves through therapy and counseling.

I remember watching an episode of True Life, and it was about plastic surgery. One of the women had BDD, and was convinced that she was ugly, and got plastic surgery. She was happy.... for awhile. Then she found something else to hate about herself. it's the same as any psychological disorder, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, food addiction.... I've been there, I feel better for a little bit, and then it comes crashing down. I feel like crap after bingeing or drinking a lot. And it only numbs it for awhile and then you feel worse than you did before. I can guarantee it that all of the women on this show who do get plastic surgery will only feel good for a while and go back to feeling miserable about themselves.

it takes a lot to finally learn how to love oneself, and changing your outside won't fix it. It's only after you've fixed your inside that changing your outside will allow you to permanently feel better.

This show is problematic because not only does it emphasize how important it is to get married (ostracizing single people) but it's also heteronormative. Here our gay community is, battling for the right to be legally married, and you have people like this who only care about how they look on their wedding day. Or having a huge expensive wedding. I wish they'd realize that it's just one day. Sure, your wedding day is important, but I wish people would stop treating it as the be-all and end-all of their lives.

And I don't think I need to touch on how it perceives body image. Healthy body image is non-existent on this show.

/rant