Size Does Mat­ter

India Today - - MAIL - RAMESH KUMAR, Ahmed­abad

Breast im­plants have never stood the test of time (“The Booby Trap”, April 30). But, ap­par­ently, ar­ti­fi­cial en­hance­ment of the breasts seems to have caught the fancy of the na­tion, par­tic­u­larly the young gen­er­a­tion— a de­vel­op­ment that can be only seen as dan­ger­ous. No­body seems to want to think what hap­pens when the body gets old and frail. It is im­per­a­tive we do not get car­ried away with these mod­ern med­i­cal tech­niques and re­spect our body to live a long and healthy life. The 21st cen­tury women, who do plunge into mar­riage, and moth­er­hood, have a ten­dency to care too much about their bod­ies and phys­i­cal ap­pear- ance, which of­ten end up over­shad­ow­ing other im­por­tant as­pects of mar­i­tal life like re­spon­si­ble moth­er­hood and grace­ful ag­ing. Like ev­ery­thing else, the rat race seems to have caught up with us here too. These re­al­i­ties were known to our moth­ers and grand­moth­ers too; but they had never con­fused them with the things that ac­tu­ally mat­ter in life.

K. V. RAGHU­RAM, Wayanad Im­plants of any type should bet­ter be avoided since these can prove very harm­ful for the pa­tient and may cost them their life. Any for­eign agent in the body can do ir­repara­ble harm. So these tech­niques call for cau­tion and women should only opt for these pro­ce­dures un­der strict su­per­vi­sion.

V. K. TAN­GRI, Dehradun

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