I am not a huge supporter of plastic surgery. The idea of surgically implanting some foreign object into your body for vain reasons never quite appealed to me, personally. However, I don’t knock people who get it – whatever floats your boat. However, I have been looking into this new kind of “plastic surgery” called fat transfer surgery.
I am not fat. However, I am no longer the size I was a couple of years ago when I started modeling. I don’t want to be super skinny, or some sort of barbie doll with an over inflated chest, but since I can remember, I have always been… well… Really small on top, and really big on the bottom. Basically, I am a pear, and I just want to be a bit more… even.
I have a small B-cup, with 43 inch hips. My thighs are thick and I have the stereotypical muscular Asian calves. I exercise regularly, I eat right as much as I can, and I still only managed to lose only 12 pounds since my son was born 6 months ago. Even when I had managed to lose 50 pounds a few years ago, I still had big hips. It’s just how my frame is, and I understand that. However, it doesn’t change me wanting at least a handful up top.
All of this considered, I learned about fat transfer surgery through a little bit of research. It basically takes fat from other places on your body (stomach, inner thighs, etc.) and puts it where you want it. Body contouring, fat transfer/breast augmentation are just a couple of the technical terms. For me, it would be like getting breast implants without the implants. It’s the plastic surgery without the plastic. Sounds pretty good to me. However, part of me feels like I am cheating myself.
Most of my life I have considered things like liposuction (for NON-medical purposes) as a cop out, and fat transfer is essentially another version of lipo. I am a big proponent of loving yourself and loving your body, but I’m not dumb – realistically, everybody has an insecurity. My breast size is mine. Otherwise, I love my body, big hips and all. Sounds crazy, huh?
Also, I have a son now, and undergoing surgery with an infant seems pretty silly. I would not only have to take time off work (although more minimal than actual plastic surgery), and since my boyfriend welds for ten hours a day, I will still be taking care of my baby while trying to recover. The other downside to fat transfer surgery is that it’s fat. From what I have read, if I try to lose weight post-surgery (for whatever reason), chances are, I will lose my breasts. That’s logical, but it sucks.
Finances are also an issue with me. Do I want them? Of course I do. Can I afford it? Technically. And by technically, I mean sort of. It’s kind of like someone who says “I can afford that Audi because I can afford the payments.” However, overall, they’d be living paycheck to paycheck, broke as a joke, just to make their payments on their Audi. I am working, and so is my boyfriend. In fact, he pays most of the bills. I don’t make much, and I am on WIC to help with the cost of my son’s formula.
I feel if I can afford fat transfer surgery (whether in payments or not) I shouldn’t even be getting WIC assistance any more. I hate seeing people who go out and buy a whole bunch of expensive things while on every sort of government assistance, so I wouldn’t want to get an unnecessary surgery while getting WIC. SO I am trying to wait as long as possible for the surgery so I can actually be able to afford everything. However, I am already 23, and in the modeling world, that’s pushing it. Not to say I will be famous, or that my money depends on my small modeling career, I am just making an observation.
I don’t know. It sounds pretty silly, right? I know it’s all superficial in the end, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting it. Hopefully, maybe one day I will be able to. For now, it’s just a consideration…
What do you Lovelies think? Would you ever consider this type of surgery?