This is where I always come down with regard to friends' decisions about beauty-focused medical procedures, that their choices are nobody's business but their own. My opinion of their choices is of no more relevance than my opinion of their skin, their features, or the shape of their bodies.

What we have to challenge and eventually change is the cultural attitudes that value women according to how closely they conform to certain standards, most of which are unrealistic and unhealthy, and the attitudes that would discard most of us when we reach a certain age.

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