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The Culture of Plastic Surgery, Inspired by Ange…

Angelina Jolie getting a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer due to her ‘faulty’ gene led me to think about the culture of plastic surgery in our modern world. There have been many times when we’ve all thought that we’d like bigger boobs or a more pert bottom, but does ‘going under the knife’ really lead to happiness?

There are those girls who are naturally slender and with that may come smaller boobs/bottoms/stomachs, and they can eat whatever they want and do no exercise and stay thin, and yes, I will admit, I am outrageously jealous of those people! But is paying an absolute fortune to have a risky operation to change the body you have been blessed with really the answer to your dislike for your curves and hourglass figure?

I’m sure we will all agree that the majority of girls in Exeter are toned and in good shape. Most of us all seem to take good care of our bodies, and I swear 70% of girls walking around the Forum are in running tights (putting me to shame with my calorific costa in hand…) but there is still talk of getting a boob job later in life, or a butt lift, face lift or botox… Why? I believe celebrities have a huge impact on the way we view ourselves and what we wished we looked like, but they not only have personal trainers that cost them a fortune to push them to their limits, but they also have such busy lives that they haven’t got the time we have to get home from a lecture and reach for the fridge and junk food which I’m sure lots of us are guilty of…

I think its such a shame that plastic surgery is so readily available to those who really don’t need it. Those who have suffered with eating disorders or serious skin conditions or bodily dysfunctions in the past should be allowed to have something to rectify a look that makes them uncomfortable in their day to day life, but girls with beautiful, healthy bodies should be more encouraged to feel comfortable in their bodies and to not resort to a surgeon to make themselves ‘more beautiful’. Angelina Jolie was described by her husband, the gorgeous Brad Pitt, as ‘heroic’ and indeed it was, saving herself as well as her six children from suffering the same pain and suffering her own mother went through. In that respect, surgery to carry out a [double] mastectomy is a fantastic way to save and prolong lives, but how far should it be available to healthy beautiful girls such as all of you?

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Georgia is in her third year at Exeter studying English and French Law. Last year she headed the Culture team as Local Culture editor, informing all of our lovely readers about the best events and places to explore in this beautiful city. She may have taken off her cultural clogs, but she is still heavily involved in Her Campus Exeter, leading the team as joint President with Florence Christie this year.When she isn’t slaving away at French law, or updating her Tumblr of pretty pictures stolen from other more committed bloggers, she can be spotted in the Forum sipping a hazlenut laté, whilst feeling guilty for said indulgence and Instagramming pictures of Costa cups. When day turns to night, Monday Arena is generally a favourite haunt or when she is feeling particularly edgy you may find her by the quayside at Cellar Door embracing her inner Cara Delvigne- thougbts of Costa on her mind! Although she never says no to a night in with her girls, watching chick flicks- preferably involving Ed Westwick.At the end of this year,  Georgia will continue to pursue her career as a lawyer, saying goodbye to rainy Britain and Bonjour to très chic France, where she will be completing the final year of her degree. Continuing to follow her mantra of work hard play hard, I wouldn’t be surprised if in in no time this girl could give Legally Blonde Elle Brooks a run for her money.
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