Are You Ready?: Katie

Ready for Cosmetic Surgery?
Hi Dr Phil,
 
My name is Katie, and I'm the mother of two daughters. I have a fantastic husband. What could be better than that? Maybe one thing. I've always been flat-chested. I've always wanted to be much larger, since I was a little girl.  When I told my daughters that I was considering getting a larger chest, they said, 'Mommy, you're beautiful just the way you are.' Then one of them asked, 'Mommy, what if they pop?' I'm worried that getting breast implants will have a negative affect on my daughters. Dr. Phil, am I ready to have breast implants?
 
Dr. Phil conducted an experiment to see if Katie is ready to go under the knife. When she arrived for the show, staff members outfitted her with a bra containing breast implants in the size that she desires.
 
Watch the experiment!
 
[AD]Katie joins Dr. Phil in the studio. He tells her that Dr. Drew Ordon, a plastic surgeon and co-host of the hit show The Doctors, provided the implants for Katie's experiment. "What's your reaction?" he asks her.
 
"I'm enjoying how it looks in the shirt. It feels a little larger, though, than what I had anticipated in my brain," Katie replies.  
 
"Do you think it's something you want to do?" Dr. Phil probes.
 
"Yes, it is," she replies.
Dr. Phil reads a statement Katie made that concerns him. "You said, 'If I do this, it will change my thinking, and it will make me feel more grown up,'" he notes.
 
"Even today, getting ready, I don't feel like a little girl that I always feel like. I feel like a woman," she replies.
 
"This can change your perception of yourself, but a couple of silicone implants won't change your thinking. You have to do that. You can do it without them, but there's no reason not to get them, if you want," Dr. Phil says. "Are you leaning yes, or are you leaning no?"[AD]
 
"I'm leaning yes," she replies. "This has been a great test."
 
And Dr. Phil tells her that she passed. "I say do it," he says. "You don't want it for the wrong reasons, and there's no reason not to do it."