Vanity Alert: Kourtney Kardashian Whisks Son Off to Plastic Surgeon
After a playground accident, Kourtney Kardashian whisked her son, Mason, off to the plastic surgeon. Overkill? Or justified?
Gosh, but little Mason Dash Disick has had an eventful week: First a journey in Auntie Kim Kardashian’s handbag, and now a trip with mommy Kourtney Kardashian to the plastic surgeon!
So what happened? Apparently Mason, who by all accounts is a pretty rambunctious kid, tripped and did a face-plant yesterday. And what happens when small children face-plant? That’s right: They end up with boo-boos. These sorts of boo-boos aren’t usually that serious, but if they are, a trip to the emergency room suffices. Kourtney, however, decided that Mason deserved better care than the ER could provide, so she hustled him off to the family plastic surgeon instead.
Overkill? Maybe. At least that’s my gut reaction, especially given that from what the photos snapped yesterday reveal, Mason’s injuries don’t look that bad: A scratched nose and brow, but no hideous, face-disfiguring lacerations.
Mommy blog The Stir, however, pointed out that Kourney’s dash to the plastic surgeon may not have been as unreasonable as it first seems. I’m not a mother, so this hadn’t occurred to me, but according to The Stir, kids do in fact go to plastic surgeons all the time, and often for relatively minor injuries: “Gone are the days when a kid would show up in the Emergency Room with a bloody forehead/chin/lip and the resident whoever would just sew him back together, 1-2-3. See, that kind of surgical attention to detail is what left our generation with a lovely assortment of lumpy, bumpy, misshapen scars.” The times, they do change, and in this case, they changed in such a way as to allow childhood injuries not to leave their mark quite so obviously. And that doesn’t sound like such a bad thing after all—though part of me still thinks, “Plastic surgeon? Really?! Oh, come on!!!”
Maybe it’s just the stigma attached to plastic surgeons that accounts for the “OMG OVERKILL” reaction. In this day and age, we DO occasionally hear of parents taking their children to plastic surgeons for purely cosmetic purposes—to make ears that stick out a little lie flat, or to resize them, or whatever—so a lot of us take the bringing of a not-quite-two-year-old to the plastic surgeon after a fall as an example of extreme vanity. The fact that the story involves the famously vain Kardashian family doesn’t help matters, either. In any event, though, Mason seems fine now; he was out and about with a trilby perched on his tiny head soon after the event, and no one seems the worse for the adventure.
See? All better. But get used to the ridiculousness, kid. It’s going to be a part of your life for a very, very long time.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.