The Liposuction Fad!

Surprise, surprise! Guessed this word would be a rariety even in the most liberal parts of Pakistan, eh? Well not anymore. Liposuction is become a fast catching on fad amongst people in Islamabad… No, I am not talking about plastic surgery clinics popping up all of a sudden but people heading west-wards where countries that DO HAVE the technology to undertake such a painfully operation on the body fat.

Liposuction is a painful yet very effective method of removing body fat from ones body. As puts it; it says

the surgical withdrawal of excess fat from local areas under the skin by means of a small incision and vacuum suctioning.

Now imagine your arm being sucked into an aircraft engine…?

To add more to that, public officials holding important offices have under-gone this procedure to look thiner or younger or whatever! I wont name anyone but believe me its true. MEN – that is! Yeah you heard me… marry a young wife, divorce the old broad and get thiner! Talk about the distortion of the concept of serving the public.

Its a fad that can certianly be done with in Islamabad considering there is ample jogging, walking and running space. Plus, the pain that comes with this operation, its agony lasts for weeks on end. I have heard alot of wierd things but this one is certianly a real shocker to me! What, are they going to start selling Viagra’s at Shaheen’s next? You know what? I’ll go check that out someday, you never know, you never know. LOL!

11 Comments so far

  1. g (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 6:15 am

    Slow news day?

  2. Asma (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 11:09 am

    The idea behind liposuction you are floating here … well maybe it’s bit weirdo but anything is weird enough for eastern man … and yeah I once saw such surgery on TV … *phew* ….. it was sooo soooo soooooooo painful that maybe you won’t wana think about it …. :S but ppl may take it as an easy way out … which is not that easy … !

  3. 1967 (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 11:54 am

    Why should we consider it a fad? After all it makes people look good, which could actually help them feel good, so that they can do good.

    Homo sapiens , by and large , are very much apprehensive to change. Despite the fact that change is the only thing which is constant in life. Hence whenever a new technology comes up that opens up new horizions and crosses new frontiers, it is treated with a lots of trepidation

    There has been immense discourse on similar new technologies and topics that has actually helped people live a better life; hair transplant, skin grafting, plastic surgery, cloning, test tube babies to name a few. In the beginning they were considered fads, even acts of heresy when they actually helped many diparate sections of our society.

    In my opinion there is no harm in using the latest technology that can help people lead a better life or make them feel good about themselves. Jogging and trekking might not be everyones cup of tea. And besides that excercise is aimed at doing the same, only that it is abit slower, and has a different mechanics.

    I bet wives with thinner husbands would be more attracted to them and same goes for women who consider obseity a handicap in their lives. And viagra can help as well. That should be a matter of personal preference. It’s about time we have it on our stores too. It’s ironic that mankind is busy sending commerical flights to space, while we are still reluctant to embrace new breakthroughs.

  4. Phil (unregistered) on October 8th, 2006 @ 1:48 am

    The bad part about this all is that I am talking about it like 2 – 3 months after I got to know about this. Not only is it painful its frikkin gross! :/

  5. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on October 8th, 2006 @ 2:01 am

    I guess by looking at some of the trends and eagerness of some and silence by the majority to the growing indecency in our media, its not going to be long when we won’t need to keep “Islamic” in the name of Pakistan, France can ban “hijab” under “religion” of secularism when there values are challange, yes a religion, religion in its basic form is nothing more than guidelines for societies to function, but due to western pressures and afraid of being labeled “extremist” or “are you against women rights” or may be just our desires are keeping most of us quite. Why is it considered empowerment of women to shed cloth and oppression if she is submitting to Allah. Be proud of your religion and learn your religion, accept the boundaries that are defined and stop blaming the mulahs or politicians who abused it for your desires to bare it all. We are letting it become a norm not for the sake of women but by submitting to our temptations. We may think its harmless and OK but it will get worst and if we think it is hard now to follow the path it will be much harder if not impossible for our kids to walk the path of Allah. But I guess all that doesn’t matter to us, we just want to be able see naked girls and have sex, sisters can only feel empowered by shedding there religion, guilt, shame and cloths, or the best excuse “hey man its freedom of choice”. I guess after a while we will be questioning that why can’t we go around kaaba in a bikini and turn medina in to a resort, whats wrong with that we are not living in the 12th century. If we think this will bring us the so called “successes” of U.S or England, all we have to do is look at Russia, eastern Europe, Mexico and most of south America and may be we can still realize before it’s to late and before sisters are made into sex object only to be exploited for personal pleasures that accepting indecency or westernization is not the answer for progress, otherwise I guess we will see how it feels when we have to take our daughters to get an abortion or talk to them about using condoms to not get AIDS. Yes I know all this has been happening even before in private but if we let it become the norm, than it will be impossible to stop the spread cauz we all know how alluring and attractive these things are. I appeal to my brothers and sisters who also feel that we need to keep our sense of modesty and would rather see our nation succeed following the path of Allah, than we should voice our refusal to allow such things to progress and be promoted in the name of women’s liberation or moderation. Boycott channels, send petitions, ask your cable operators to drop these channels or risk losing all customers, organizing peaceful protest are some of the things that we can do. I am not a pious person either Allah knows how weak I am and that’s why I am even more scared that today at least when I do something I have this guilt and shame and I can repent and may be forgiven but our kids may not even realize if something is wrong to have that guilt. We have to play our part and stand up now and take action. We need to stop judging our self with the standards from the west, instead determine our direction and actions with the values/boundaries set by Allah.

    May Allah protect us all from the shiatan and our nafas.
    Al-A’raf 7:175: “Relate to them the story of the man to whom We sent Our signs, but he passed them by: so Satan followed him up, and he went astray.” 7:176: “If it had been Our will, We should have elevated him with Our signs; but he inclined to the earth, and followed his own vain desires. His similitude is that of a dog: if you attack him, he lolls out his tongue, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls out his tongue. That is the similitude of those who reject Our signs; So relate the story; perchance they may reflect”.
    Al-Imran 3:14: “Fair in the eyes of men is the love of things they covet: WOMEN and sons; Heaped-up hoards of gold and silver; horses branded (for blood and excellence); and (wealth of) cattle and well-tilled land. Such are the possessions of this world”s life ; but in nearness to God is the best of the goals (To return to).” 3:15: “Say: Shall I give you glad tidings of things Far better than those? For the righteous are Gardens in nearness to their Lord, with rivers flowing beneath; therein is their eternal home; with companions pure (and holy); and the good pleasure of G od. For in God”s sight are (all) His servants,”

  6. redsnapper (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 8:47 am

    @TheRepublicOfPakistan: quoting from your post “hey man its freedom of choice”. Well…and you just exercised your right to freedom of expression by sharing your views.

    @PHIL: Liposuction by men … metrosexual male ?

    “public officials holding important offices … I wont name anyone ….”

    Come on, please name them. It would be interesting. Sh. Rasheed ? The Speaker of National Assembly ? Please share the info. :)

  7. Sameer Durrani (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 10:32 am

    The liposuction is in Pakistan for a long time. A relative of mine got it done in PESHAWAR (which is considered even more backward than islamabad) some 2-3 years ago…

    There are some people who cant lose excessive fat the normal way…The relative that i am talking about had some knee problem so she couldnt do any exercise..and dieting was not just working for she opted for this surgery cause her extra fat was casuing extreme trouble for her knees…

    .. but offcourse you can always find people who oppose new things without any religious bases……calling them unislamic and act of satan etc etc…

  8. Phil (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 11:44 am

    @ Snapper: Later, man later ;) And yes, MEN! :D Not me though, I love my football.

    @ TheRepublicOfPakistan: Where in Islam does it say that Liposuction is haram. Yes, God judges you on your intentions, before judging your acts. Stop passing judgements on people you dont even know. My sharing of this information was for entertainment and education only… please feel free not to comment on any of it if you feel provoked, thanks :)

    @ Sameer Durrani: Hope your relative is getting well fast.

    I accept the fact that I presented it in a scandalous tone to it all… but you need to show some skin to sell some records. Liposuction is gaining popularity both for medical and cosmetic reasons. We couldnt ban lipstick, why re-iterate the Holy Book for this?! We lost our “Islamic” way way back.

    Cheers :D

  9. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

    “We lost our “Islamic” way way back.” Not something to be proud of, unless this is what we wanted. “but you need to show some skin to sell some records”, no you don’t if you know what is more impt. @Sameer: My point was not to pass judgment but merely point to the growing trend of making unIslamic practices an acceptable part of life, without even acknowledging it is as such.

  10. Phil (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 11:26 am


    “Only God can judge (us).” – Tupac Shakur.

  11. 1967 (unregistered) on October 13th, 2006 @ 11:32 am

    Ofcourse that makes driving cars, and riding airplanes unislamaic also. Why not have freeways and autobans for camels….

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