Reader, meet Bridalplasty. (note, this video contains a few small clips of plastic surgery procedures, so please don’t watch it if you’re squeamish).
The idea of the show is that these girls are competing to get their dream wedding; but along the way they also compete to get cosmetic procedures done. At the end, the winner will have been separated from her fiancé for 4 months; and he’ll get to see his ‘new’ (in more than one sense of the word) bride when she’s unveiled during the ceremony! I understand the tradition of not letting the guy see the dress until the big day, but this is a bit much, no?
I’m not normally at a loss for words, but… really? Really???
When did we stop taking cosmetic procedures seriously? Part of me wants to take all of these girls by the shoulders and shake them, yelling Do you not realize what you’re doing? It’s still SURGERY! Bad things can happen on that table, and yet they seem to be going through it multiple times without a second thought.
Beyond the physical risks, you also have to think about the psychological ones. I wonder if these girls get caught up in the show and do start going under the knife without much consideration because that’s what you do on the show. But then what happens when they get home and look in the mirror? What if they can’t see themselves anymore? Too bad. Can’t undo it.
It was the second to last episode that I saw, so obviously a lot has happened that I missed; but when they showed clips from throughout the season, the girls’ faces were always bandaged and bruised. It looked like the elimination room of America’s Next Top Model meets Fight Club - and we all know the first rule of Fight Club (right?); but everyone gets to talk about this since these brides-to-be decided to go through all this in front of a camera.
I can’t really say that I am either pro- or anti-cosmetic surgery, but I definitely don’t think it should be done in this way.
What are your thoughts on this? Are you freaked out by the prospect of this show like I am or is this just how our society approaches cosmetic surgery now?