According to the article, ” A Decade of Boosting Breast Size” by Tara Parker Pope of the New York Times, “Breast implant operations have surged 40 percent in the past decade, with nearly 300,000 women last year opting to increase their breast size”. These operations include lifts and not just implants. Interesting the author noted that, “By contrast, nose jobs, liposuction and lip augmentation are all on the decline”. This makes me wonder what is responsible for the shift? Is it because big boobs will draw more attention than a nose or lip job or liposuction? Is there more emphasis put on big boobs as the ideal feature? At least that’s what it seems like based on commercials, print ads, movies, magazines, and TV shows. We seem to be constantly inundated with images of big breasted women.
Breast implants among the Laotian women seem to be on the rise as well. Before it was nose jobs and now that obsession has been replaced by breast implants. While our nose has gotten smaller our boobs have gotten bigger! Which surgery changes our ethnic look more? I’m sure many people would say rhinoplasty changes our face more than breast implants. However, increasing our breast size dramatically seems to make us seem less unique and more like khon kao. Of course, I know breast comes in different sizes for all people, but the rise of fake boobs in the Lao community seems sad somehow? Why are more Lao woman getting breast implants? I’m not here to judge, just want to understand because when I was a teen, I never saw one Lao person with breast implants. Are Lao women likely to have breast implants because:
1. It makes them feel more attractive
2. They do it because they think it will get them more attention
3. They do it because of negative experiences from past relationships
4. Are they getting more pressure from Lao men to have bigger breast?
Ladies, if you are going to bet breast implants, do it for yourself and not because someone wants you to.