Fake Boobs in Iraq: Not Such a Hot Idea
According to Strategy Page, a military affairs website, the U.S. Department of Defense is cracking down on troops, especially female troops, who get plastic surgery without permission from their commanding officers. This permission rule has been around a long time, but was largely ignored until recently. Now, servicemen have more money in their pockets as the US has started paying more competitive wages (it IS an all-volunteer military service after all). Meanwhile, surgical procedures have become fire-sale cheap. This has caused problems due to long recovery times, made worse by the fact that botched jobs are not unusual. Troops seem prone to getting their surgery from unqualified practitioners and then end up in military hospitals at government expense.
I can’t speak about other plastic surgery, but can there be a worse idea than a woman with implants sent into active service in a war zone? Riding around in jeeps on badly paved roads, dodging bullets and bombs, those implants stand a fair chance of rupturing.
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