Thanks to reality television, plastic surgery is no longer a taboo subject. Several television shows like Extreme Makeover, Dr. 90210, and Bridalplasty follow people on their journey toward a newer version of themselves. Before season three of Real Housewives of Atlanta aired, breakout cast member, Nene Leakes debuted her new nose and people had plenty to say about it — including her cast mates.
Although her surgery was major — it was later revealed she got tummy tuck and new breast implants too — I wonder:
What’s the big deal?
During the last episode of the season, Kim Zolciak announced that she too went under the knife. However there wasn’t nearly as much commentary about that — not to mention her obviously enhanced lips and fat laser treatments. Beverly Hills, Orange County, New Jersey, and New York cast members also took a trip to the surgeon a time or two.
Although cosmetic surgery is slowly becoming as normal in maintaining your appearance as a tube of volumizing mascara, I ask —
Do women of color truly feel comfortable with the idea of major cosmetic procedures?
*Note: The comment field for this post is closed. For more details please refer to the team letter.