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Old 05-15-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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"“It's one cosmetic per enlistment, so let’s say you need to get your breasts done, you want to get big boobies, you can get that done,” a recruiter told an undercover Channel 2 producer."

"Some officers even explained how to get around the Army's requirement that surgery be medically necessary. One recruiter mentioned a woman who was able to get plastic surgery by citing depression."



Its one thing if its cancer or injury. But being sad because your boobs are too small gets you a pass? Good grief.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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Implants or military: either way youre gonna get screwed
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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Well if you look at breast augmentation before and after photos, you'll find that a significant amount of women who get them have natural breasts who would appear deformed to most other people. Major unevenness (one breast two cup sizes or more than the other), tubular breasts, extreme ptosis...all of this is very common to see in cosmetic surgery practices. I can see how this would make any woman depressed.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:36 AM
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OMG...another waste in Military spending
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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Well if you look at breast augmentation before and after photos, you'll find that a significant amount of women who get them have natural breasts who would appear deformed to most other people. Major unevenness (one breast two cup sizes or more than the other), tubular breasts, extreme ptosis...all of this is very common to see in cosmetic surgery practices. I can see how this would make any woman depressed.

If we lived in a topless society...yeh.

But they can buy a decent bra and get custom padding for way less than 10 grand. If they already had them or bought implants themselves and needed emergency surgery that would be a different story. (infection etc)

Maybe 10 grand in therapy would be better.

I am not anti-implant but I do think its a luxury when its not reconstructive from injury/cancer. What the next step..welfare recipients who can't get a job because their boobs are too imperfect sending them into a spiral of depression rendering them unable to deal with getting a job?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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I hope this isn't true, but if it is, either way they are going to have to pay for it. You don't just get implants and then you have perfect boobs forever. Scar tissue builds up and you have to go back in for "maintenance". Also, as you age your skin elasticity changes and you also have to decide whether to keep them in and fix them up, or remove them and go back to natural. On a military salary, I don't know that anyone would be able to afford the kind of maintenance that boob jobs require.

If it's true, it makes me really sad for our country. What a disrespectful thing to do. You should join the armed forces because you want to serve your country. You should not go in purely to waste taxpayer money for reasons of vanity or insecurity. And that, too, makes me question the sort of people we have supposedly protecting us - vain, insecure, selfish people? Not the sort of people we should have defending this country.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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And that, too, makes me question the sort of people we have supposedly protecting us - vain, insecure, selfish people? Not the sort of people we should have defending this country.
Thanks for making sweeping generalizations of the 1mil+ manned armed forces based on an article describing less than .1% of the US military.

But, if you really want to make sweeping generalizations, make them based off the current generation of Call of Duty weekend warriors turned US Marine/Army/Air Force/Navy combat soldier.

Best to try and understanding something before criticizing it.

I'm not even sure you even understand what, "Defending this country" means.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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Thanks for making sweeping generalizations of the 1mil+ manned armed forces based on an article describing less than .1% of the US military.

But, if you really want to make sweeping generalizations, make them based off the current generation of Call of Duty weekend warriors turned US Marine/Army/Air Force/Navy combat soldier.

Best to try and understanding something before criticizing it.

I'm not even sure you even understand what, "Defending this country" means.
First thing I though of was crappy VA hospitals that treat vets like you know what. I thought of the mentally ill homeless vets too. But some people are getting implants? WTH?
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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I know, right? With all the crappy outdated equipment American soldiers have to deal with, the government I suppose places cosmetic surgery above decent helmets and current technology - and taking proper care of our veterans. It's not right.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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If we lived in a topless society...yeh.
You don't think that being ashamed to show your upper body to a new person you're dating, go to the beach or do anything of the sort can't affect someone's self esteem?
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