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All I Want for Christmas Is a Bigger Bust

How the incarnation helps Christians think about plastic surgery.

Still don't know what to get that special someone for Christmas? The hot gift this year just might be breast implants. Newsweek recently reported that "more older women are getting breast surgery than ever before." What age and childbearing stole, plastic surgeons promise to restore.

With a record number of operations, you never know who's gone under the knife. Indeed, plastic surgery is a hot topic, especially among Christian women. Is it ever appropriate? If so, when and what types? One woman who participated in a roundtable for Today's Christian Woman said she would not allow her daughter to undergo an operation until she turns 21. After then it's fair game. "Talking about internal beauty is fine for a grandmother or a mentor," she said. "But what about for a teenage girl trying to attract a mate? How she looks determines what kind of husband she'll get."

It's hard to completely reject this mother's pragmatic concern, seeing how images on the television and Internet train men to objectify ...

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