A young person, known to my husband and myself has decided to have breast implants, having been reduced to the proverbial two fried eggs after devotedly breast-feeding three children for six months each. I was a little surprised as she is pretty young and I imagined this is something you might consider if you are older - and wealthier, (this being South Africa, remember - we are a little behind the times). Not so. I am clearly old-fashioned and am informed by the 'young crowd' that 'everyone' is doing it and taking bank loans in the same way that you would pay off a smart car. Insidiously then, the fashion and the desperate desire to conform and have the best body money can buy has arrived in the Cape. I do wonder that the men think about this? I'm sure there was a time that men used to be fascinated by all different sizes and shapes of mammary glands - now there is a perhaps dare I say it - Boring Uniformity? Maybe only in California? Certainly, the girls here don't seem at all interested in their partners' opinions - they are only concerned about how they look in their bikinis. Actually, I don't blame them, I am just envious really. After all, this girl just wants her original curves restored. My husband, bless him, had the last word when I told him that M was going for a Boob Job.
"What's she having?" he asked, in tones of minimal interest, " a reduction?"