Today's New York Times Thursday Styles follows up its story about possibly narcissistic kids with one about narcissistic women, or rather, how breast implants, unlike diamonds, won't last forever. (Yes, we know that not all breast implant recipients are narcissists.) Dr. Linda Huang, a Denver plastic surgeon, charges $5,000 to remove implants and roughly $7,500 to replace old ones and snarks, "If they would rather spend their money on a trip to Paris than on me, then I recommend they do not have breast augmentation to begin with." The Times story reminded us of a post from the other day, on which many readers admitted to riding the silicone wave. "I got fake tits last year to correct their asymmetry [and] I feel heaps better now that I am symmetrical. I have silicone gel implants and while they are harder than natural, they aren't rocks. Just 'firm,'" said one commenter. Said another: "I had that condition where your boobs are more long than round (my Dr. said aprox 20% of women have it) and part of getting it corrected entailed getting fake boobs put in. Did wonders for my self esteem & body image, no regrets whatsoever."
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