Author：Verbena C. W，Elaine Yang
Everyone loves beauty. But have you ever seen anyone who does not hesitate to spend the enormous amount of money on 200 plastic surgery procedures? “Pink Baby,” madly popular on the Chinese internet, began having plastic surgery done when she was 16 years old. In the ten years from then until now, she has gone through nearly 200 plastic surgery operations as well as post-failure restorative procedures, and the amount she has spent has reached 4 million RMB!
“Strictly speaking, the more than 200 plastic surgery procedures were not all to become prettier; some were to repair failed operations,” Pink Baby explains.
However, what shocks even doctors is that Pink Baby has had just about every part of her body, from head to toe, redone. “A girl just 20 years old, and she actually goes and has a facelift. And she never feels satisfied; on her eyes and chest alone she has had continuous plastic surgery procedures and had nearly 20 reparative procedures done. It really is dreadful.” A medical professor who recently gave Pink Baby a physical check-up says, “Her body is so full of beautification materials it’s like a piece of tofu crammed full of coal. The tissues have already eroded, and there are even scars. Every time she takes a step she has to tiptoe because it hurts when her feet touch the floor; this is because she shot some unknown substance into her feet in order to make herself taller, and that has already ‘nibbled away’ at her bones.”
Nowadays the many plastic surgery procedures have left Pink Baby’s body riddled with medical scars, and may even have led to a lifelong disability. An internet user asked, “If right now someone said to you that getting certain operations done could make you beautiful and repair your current faults, would you think about doing them?” Surprisingly, she answered, “Yes. Because I’m already addicted.”
On the contrary, American reality show star Heidi Montag is also “obsessed with plastic surgery,” but unlike Pink Baby, she ahs come to her senses. Starting in 2007 when she was 21 years of age, she has already had more than 20 plastic surgery procedures done and even had 10 operations in the same day. Though her appearance has gotten more and more beautiful after plastic surgery, and her body has gotten sexier and sexier, the fresh and cute temperament she had when she began her career is gone. In addition, medical scarring has appeared on her chest after having it enlarged and she is often in pain. Two years ago, she announced, full of regret, that she would not have any more plastic surgery operations done ever again.
In today’s society, plastic surgery is no longer kept secret like a taboo; it has spread down from movie stars to become popular among the masses. Some people born with bodily defects or who have sustained injuries in life really can achieve normality by way of plastic surgery. And there are some people who are dead set on becoming beautiful and fashionable as quickly as they can; despite the common occurrence of disfiguration as a direct result of plastic surgery, that still will not stop them in their tracks. And that’s a sort of mental illness as well, right? Everyone wants beauty, but everything should be done in moderation. After all, the risks of plastic surgery cannot be predicted. Health and safety should come first, right?