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The self hatred among women in the minority community is horrible. Society has tricked females into comparing themselves to other females. While doing this we women miss out on seeing the true beauty in ourselves. The FIRST example of self hatred is all the plastic surgery. Beautiful women who you can’t clearly see they were already perfect in their own way. They are getting nose jobs (rhinoplasty), Tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) , Facelifts (rhytidectomy), lipoplasties (liposuction), eyelid surgeries (blepharoplasty) , breast implants, and butt implants. Just so they can fit into Society’s perfect image. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the requirements for surgery are healthy individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations, these are appropriate candidates for cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery should be a personal choice and should be done for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit an ideal image.

I feel the same way they give a psychiatric evaluation to a person before bariatric operation, should be the case for plastic surgery. What truly scares me is that the effect it has on our young women and little girls. Their view of perfection is learned from their parents, grandparents, teachers, and counselors.  As well as what they see on television and magazines, where some of these images have been retouched and edited to look a certain way.

To see celebrities such as Lil Kim perform so many plastic surgeries, it hurts my heart because I truly am one of her biggest fans. But you can’t make a person feel whole, if they aren’t. It’s sad because she was a very beautiful black female, who now looks like a Chinese lady. This is a true expression of self hatred.LilKimPlasticSurgery

Now Nicki Minaj, I don’t know if it was self-hatred or just a need for a record deal, but it’s sad that she brags about plastic surgery. I have just one question, what part of Nicki is real? We all saw on national  television that her butt is xlarge from the results of butt implants, so the question is how far will you go to alter yourself for your dreams?

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kimI dont know if I would be able to appreciate my fame, if I can’t love the reflection I see in the mirror. The other issue is women like Kim Kardashian who made having a round derriere popular. Prior to Kim Kardashian there were African American women who were having surgery so they didn’t have large round butts. But a non-African American woman can make it popular and all of a sudden women are loving themselves more because of these natural curves. DON’T you know that Europeans have been trying to obtain the natural curves of minorities for centuries?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics on 02/26/2014 reporting that 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, up by 3 percent since 2012. Additional 5.7 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up by 2 percent.  In the female community we made up 91% of all cosmetic procedures in 2013, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual plastic surgery procedural statistics. If we break down by ethnicity Caucasians (10.5 million) up by 3 percent since 2012, Hispanics (1.7 million) up by 6 percent since 2012 , African Americans (1.2 million) up by 5 percent since 2012 , Asian Americans (988,000) up by 1 percent since 2012 . These are some scary statistics because I don’t think we understand the impact that it has on our young ladies and little girls.  Our young generation is mirroring everything we do as adults.

Also these are some interesting stats, $12.6 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures in the U.S., which is up 15% since 2012. Office-based cosmetic procedures are up 4% since 2012 according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual plastic surgery procedural statistics of 2013 . Women 20-29  rose 1% in 2013 with the statistic is 802,000 total cosmetic procedures, 245,000 surgical procedures and  557,000 minimally-invasive procedures. Women 30-39 statistics are 2.6 million total cosmetic procedures, 350,000 surgical procedures and 2.2 million minimally-invasive  procedures; with a rise of 2% in 2013 total cosmetic procedures and minimally-invasive procedures. Women 40-54 make up the majority of cosmetic procedures 49% of the total. With a total of  7 million cosmetic procedures, 527,000 surgical procedures and 6.5 million minimally-invasive procedures. Women 55 and over statistics are 3.8 million total cosmetic procedures, 375,000 surgical procedures and 3.4 million minimally-invasive procedures. All these statistics are from the  American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual plastic surgery procedural statistics of 2013. Well I wonder why with all the new reality television shows of Minorities on television. These women, who are beautiful already like Hazel-E. She doesn’t even look like her self, with all the cosmetic procedures she had. The picture of perfection that are in the minds of these women its clear that they don’t like what they see in the mirror.

Hazel E Before and After

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Before and After

sammy-sosaNOW on the subject of Bleaching your skin. Many stars are doing it in slow progression so that you don’t notice it. Which to me is just ludicrous because minority skin is beautiful.
According to Web-Md,  Skin lightening products also known as bleaching creams, whiteners, skin brighteners, or fade cream work by reducing a pigment called melanin in the skin.
Skin Bleaching is  a cosmetic procedures, it’s one of those minimal invasive procedures. Skin bleaching is a cosmetic treatment to reduce the prominence of skin discolorations and even out the color of the skin. You can buy bleaching creams over the counter or by prescription. Some people apply skin lightener to their entire body to change their complexion, but this can be very risky because your skin begins to eat away. The active ingredient in some skin lighteners is mercury, so bleaching can lead to mercury poisoning. The same mercury compounds found in batteries is adsorbed by the skin, which can cause human toxicity. These mercury compounds can cause skin rashes and inflammation (dermatitis), according to Web MD Medical author Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD. Absorbed mercury can spread to other organ systems resulting in mental changes including mood swings and memory loss or renal damage. Muscle weakness may also occur. All of those harmful things to change your natural born self. That’s crazy because the Society’s view of beauty is defined by you as a individual, we are all made uniquely and different.

Most minorities have brown eyes, what makes them brown is a thin layer of brown pigment that covers the front surface of the iris (the colored part of the eye). The  procedure Tiny Harris had was BrightOcular, which is an intraocular implant that is placed in the anterior chamber of the eye to change the appearance of the iris for both medical and cosmetic reasons.

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According to BrightOcular it’s a way for healthy and safe individuals to alter their eye color and serves as an alternative to colored contact lenses for those wishing to achieve permanent cosmetic results. This for is taking it too far. If this doesn’t scream self-hatred I don’t know what does.

Love yourself for who you are, not for what others believe you should be.

 

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