"To improve my self-confidence."WTF???
Why do women feel that their self-confidence is in any way connected to the size of their breasts? How did this surgical self-mutilation become an acceptable 'confidence booster'? How could a mother encourage her 19 year-old daughter to do that to herself?
It really terrifies me that this has become acceptable in our society. The amount of pressure on young women to conform to an incredibly narrow standard of feminine beauty is just frightening, and the fact that the technology is now available to make this a reality for more and more women (through painful and expensive surgery) is only going to make the standard narrower and further increase the pressure. If I ever have a daughter I just have no idea how I am going to cope with these issues. I imagine it would be pretty hard to compete with the all of the messages that are out there broadcasting values that I disagree with so strongly.