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Should I get plastic surgery? The ultimate quest for beauty: Countdown # 346

Heidi Montag
Heidi Montag
Glenn Francis of at Wikimedia Commons

Watching this morning's interview with Heidi Montag regarding her plastic surgery ordeal, she claimed that aside from the physical transformation, she went through a spiritual journey as well. It was spiritual she says, because she almost died.

Access Hollywood's Billy Bush reminded her of her strong Christian roots and wondered why she did not appreciate what God had given her. Her response was that she was blessed with finding a good doctor who was able to perform the ten procedures.

Cosmetic surgery was first used after World War 1 for soldiers who needed reconstructive procedures due to war injuries. Its former purpose was to correct a physical abnormality or improve one's appearance such as smoothing out scar tissue. More importantly, it was done only as the last resort to maintain the health and well-being of an emotionally scarred person.

If you are considering plastic surgery, there are some things that you need to know before you make your decision. First and foremost, make sure that the surgeon is board certified. Why? Click on this link for an explanation.

In our world where physical beauty may attract more attention today, there are many people who still respect the person who displays Christian qualities.

"Your beauty," wrote the apostle Peter, "should consist of your true inner self, the ageless beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of the greatest value in God's sight."—1 Peter 3:4, Today's English Version.

Today's Bible reading is in Exodus 16-18


  • Bill W 5 years ago

    We are obsessed with external looks. I always found it interesting that the greatest man on earth, Jesus, was never given any physical description at all in the Bible. We have no idea what he looked like, how tall he was, the color of his hair, etc etc. But of course we have paintings and sculptures of him everywhere - because we seem to need to 'see' him in our minds. But God sees us as we truly are - he sees our hearts. We cannot hide or use makeup to cover the flaws of our souls. King David was as beautiful to God old wrinkled on his death bed as he was as when he was a young man in his prime. Too bad we cannot see others and ourselves through God's eyes.

  • Mary Ann 5 years ago

    Wow, Bill,
    You always have great insight and great comments!

  • Loren 5 years ago

    I think plastic surgery is a personal choice and its okay to want to feel beautiful. I just think that Heidi took it a little too far, she was already pretty in the first place.

  • Bill W 5 years ago

    I agree with Loren - If plastic surgery (in moderation) makes us feel better and improves self esteem its ok. But when you see beautiful young girls spending thousands of dollars to make there breasts larger or their noses smaller - then its makes me feel our society is brain washing us to believe that pursuit of physical 'perfection', youth and monetary wealth will make us happy. But studies show that the happiest segment of society is old poor black women. Which coincidentally is the most religous segment of our society. So people that have neither youthful good looks or lots of money are the happiest people - guess the TV shows and commercials and magazines have been lying ?

  • Bill W 5 years ago

    Food for thought :
    Breast implants linked with suicide in study
    Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
    (Reuters) - Women who get cosmetic breast implants are nearly three times as likely to commit suicide as other women, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Women with breast implants also had a tripled risk of death from alcohol and drug use.

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