Size Does Matter
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