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This week, rumors swirled around the internet that Miley Cyrus had gotten breast implants. She quickly got up on her 21st-century soapbox and Tweeted, “Thank you for the compliment but these babies are all mine.” She’s certainly not the first celebrity to fend off questions about plastic surgery, but the mini-controversy got me wondering: Has anyone ever incorrectly thought that you’ve had cosmetic surgery?
While I don’t have much in common with the former Disney star, I have been accused of having breast implants. I was at a dinner party with a group of new (and nosy) friends and one guest speculated that my breasts were fake. I decided to go with it, saying something like, “Oh yes— got these for my 21st birthday. They were the best purchase I ever made!” One woman across the table, blind to my sarcasm, boasted that she loved her breast implants, as well. It was an awkward moment for everyone once I admitted that I was actually all natural.
I discussed this incident with a friend, and she confessed to a similar experience: She once had a boyfriend praise her on the “great work” of her plastic surgeon. Unlike Cyrus, she was insulted—not complimented.
What about you: If someone wrongly assumed that you had a few shots of Botox or even a major surgical enhancement, would you be flattered or offended?
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