Plastic Surgery

Erin - posted on 11/29/2010 ( 86 moms have responded )

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Have you ever had any?

Would you have any if given the opportunity?

Do you think differently of someone who has gone under the knife in the name of aesthetics?



Personally, I would never in a million years have plastic surgery that is purely a cosmetic enhancement (breast implants, lipo, face lift etc). For me, the risk, pain and time off for recuperation would just not be worth it.



But I would consider something reconstructive or restorative in nature. For example, the only way my stomach will ever be flat again is with a tummy tuck. That's the result of having the biggest preggo belly in the history of the world. I view a breast lift after pregnancy, breastfeeding or even substantial weight loss in the same way. If I had my nose smashed across my face, I would be getting that nose job. And if I magically grew size G boobs, they would be going too. But otherwise, no way. No foreign substances going in, no fat getting sucked out, and definitely no face surgery.



So what about you?

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~Jennifer - posted on 11/30/2010

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I'd like to have my boobs not require a bra anymore.....and be evenly sized.....so, I'd go 'there'....
.....but the rest I can handle on my own.

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I think every woman regardless what she looks like is beautiful and perfect just the way she is. No one needs plastic surgery, hell women don't even need makeup in my opinion!! Its a personal choice that i don't judge though. If you want to do it, its your body. I can't believe woman actually get breast implants though....i have naturally large breasts and they get in the way, they are heavy and i have back pain because of them. I would actually prefer them small, but would never get the surgery.(not for looks but the physical problems)

Sara - posted on 11/30/2010

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I fully plan on having a tummy tuck one day!

Most people who have had plastic surgery look like they've had plastic surgery, which isn't a good thing in my opinion. But, at the end of the day, if that's what they want to do, it doesn't really matter to me. I can't say I wouldn't ever want to have a chemical peel or lipo or anything like that. I may well want that one day and if I feel it's the right thing for me to do, then that's all that matters.

That being said, people should realize that plastic surgery is STILL surgery. When my sister was in nursing school, she had a patient who was a normal sized woman in her later 30's who underwent liposuction. She died of a massive infection that lead to necrotizing fasciitis and left 3 children with no mother. All for getting a little fat sucked out. You have to keep in mind that there are risks to any surgery.

Mrs. - posted on 11/30/2010

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Um, I had surgery on my uterus for endometriosis several times. One of the first times, I was in recovery and roomed with a girl who had a nose job. Let's just say, I will never have a nose job and not reco one either. I had a long painful surgery and was in a lot of pain, shaking in recovery but this girl took the cake. Screaming holy hell till the docs had to sedate her again. Then in the room I spent the whole night trying to sleep listening to her whimper and pray to God for it to stop hurting. Not worth it!

Erin - posted on 11/29/2010

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See I have freckles (admittedly, not very dark ones), and I would never consider getting rid of them (shame on you Nicole Kidman lol). I have had them since I was a child and they are part of me.

I will admit that I think differently of people who have cosmetic surgery, much in the same way as Fiona does. I don't think badly of them and I respect their right to do with their body as they choose, but I do question their priorities and motivation for taking such drastic measures. I know a woman who had implants because her (at the time) new husband was always teasing her about her small boobs. Well, guess what? Once she had the boob job he just moved on to giving her shit about other things (so she started getting up at 5am to run a couple of kms before work). And then her teenage daughter developed bulimia. Coincidence? Maybe.. but it definitely sent a message that I would never want to convey to my daughter.

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Doreen - posted on 12/01/2010

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Ladies ladies, I haven't had any but, man I'd love to just have a quick nip here and a tuck there. I am not talking hectic "surgery". But smalll procedures that can make a huge difference for some people. Like double chin tuck, or botox for your frown lines... If it enhances your self image, why not? At the end it is really just about your own confidence since your true self shines through your "package" anyway... who gives? As long as you don't end up looking like you desperately trying to escape the person who caught you from behind with cling wrap... :)

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"I dont mind plastic surgery as long as its Tasteful and not Tacky or Overdone!"

That was the motto pf my plastic surgeon. He refused to provide a tacky look becasue his reputation was on the line. He enhances a look to be very natural, and if I went there seeking mega-knockers, he would have refered me elsewhere. The funny thing is that when people who knew I was getting the augmentation done really thought I was going for the pole-stripper look! Um....nooooo. I went from a AA to a small C and at 5'8" you just can't tell since my silicone sisters are natural looking.

Denise Janse Van - posted on 12/01/2010

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Nope I haven't Had any plastic surgery but Yes i would like to as since having my boys the Boobs that i once had have deflated faster then a popped balloon so I wouldnt be doing it to have these Huge GG boobs just to fill in where the volume of my breasts has disappeared from and it would be purely for me, because having breasts is a part of what makes you feel like a women and I know i would feel so much better about it and them....



I dont mind plastic surgery as long as its Tasteful and not Tacky or Overdone!

Jodi - posted on 11/30/2010

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I have no problem with people getting plastic surgery, although I do feel a bit concerned about women who get surgery after surgery after surgery chasing self-esteem they just don't own, you can't "buy" self esteem, you have to have at least a little before you go into it or a million face lifts won't make you feel better. (IMO) Personally, I feel no need for plastic surgery, no lipo, no tummy tuck, no face lifts, I like me! Although, I have considered a breast reduction due to the fact that my back always aches and they just get in the way. (E cup here, I know, not the biggest knockers ever, but I'm only 5 ft 3! lol) To each their own, if it makes you more confident and raises your self-esteem, GREAT! If you've had multiple surgeries and still feel poorly about yourself though, might be time to look down different avenues...

Mrs. - posted on 11/30/2010

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Like I said before, having gone through non elective surgeries many a time and bedded next to a nose jobber I won't have to really, really need it to do it.

That being said and I'm one of those bitches who never got stretch marks on her boobs or stomach, I hate that I've worked out and am so strict with my diet (was before, was after the pregnancy) and still have that little lump at the bottom of my stomach. I've resigned myself to the fact that no amount of diet or exercise will rid me of the 'baby ponch'. If there was a not so painful way to cut it off me, I guess I'd do it.

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I had an augmentation done in June 2008 and I cannot tell you how much better I look and feel; self-esteem, fitting into shirts better, psychologically. I only regret not having them done sooner. Plus I don't look fake in the least bit. They are not HUGE in your face, but rather proportion to my body frame. It's nice to actually look like a woman instead of a 9 year old girl flat as a board with just nipples jutting out. Breastfeeding grew me into a B cup. I've wanted an augmentation for 20 years and always hemmed and hawed over it. Hubby was actually against it until he read an article in a magazine. (He's a mailman, so he read a Woman's Day article over break about Boob Job Saved My Life). Well then I began to research plastic surgeons and went for consultations. I am so happy with my new look and have no regrets.

Kate CP - posted on 11/30/2010

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Wow...really wishing I could un-see what you posted there, Loureen. :P

Kate CP - posted on 11/30/2010

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Yea. She had to go to Brazil to have the implants put in because in Texas it's illegal to put that much silicone in your body. Why would any one want knockers that huge?

Kate CP - posted on 11/30/2010

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I wouldn't mind a tummy tuck. I'm going to have some serious tummy flab after this kid. I already had some with the previous pregnancy and now this one I can just tell it's going to be, well, gross. It's just excess skin but I still don't like it and I would love to get rid of it. Don't know if I ever could, though. :/

Isobel - posted on 11/30/2010

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haven't read the other posts...book me in for a tummy tuck and lipo please...thanks ;)

Amanda - posted on 11/30/2010

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i don't look down on anyone who gets plastic surgery (as long as they don't go into major debt paying for it) but i do feel sad for women (and men too) who over do it and end up looking rediculously fake. Especially when they looked great before it! i am not at all above getting my tummy fixed and the girls lifted when i am done having babies; the skin on my tummy is seriously sad, tummy is flat, skin is.... saggy and wrinkly and my belly button won't go back! so, if down the line i can afford it i'll do it

Nikkole - posted on 11/30/2010

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I would love to get my boobs fixed there saggy and uneven lol! But i dont think i would ever have a tummy tuck even tho i have tons of loose skin but after having 2 c sections i would NEVER go through anything like that for anything other than my kids and c section they only cut you in one small place a tummy tuck is horrible they cut you from hip bone to hip bone and sew your muscles together HUH sounds WAY to painful!

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I guess what i meant is why do women get abnormally large ones. A friend of mine is already a c and wants them bigger. I told her to at least wait until after she has kids that way she doesn't have to get them done again!! lol In a society the way it is, women are judged a lot on their appearance. Someone shouldn't feel less of a woman because of the size of her breasts, but society makes people feel that way. I still stand by everyone is perfect the way they were made. Its a personal choice to get plastic surgery, but its social pressure to fit in and be accepted as well. If it makes you feel more positive about yourself then thats great! A lot of people get it for the wrong reasons though.

Lindsay - posted on 11/30/2010

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I fully intend on getting a tummy tuck and a breast lift/implants some day. My babies were not kind on my body to say the least. I would never do anything to change my face unless it's obviously reconstructive from an accident. I don't see anything wrong with correcting something here or there if it's bothering you.

Dana - posted on 11/30/2010

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That would suck, Julianne! I'd get a reduction for sure, I couldn't stand it. :|

Loureen, that's where I think it's helpful for some women.

Charlie - posted on 11/30/2010

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My friend had quiet literally no boobs , a boys chest , she got B cups put in they look natural and great and she says she feels more like a woman now .

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Yea, I guess not, some women probably are a or b cup and just go up a couple sizes. I just cant stand it. I'm naturally a 36F im only 5'2 and weigh like 135lbs, its insane! I can't stand how heavy they are...i always have a sore back, yoga helps but if i miss a day i'm in so much pain....the only relief i got was when i was pregnant and my belly carried them for me!!! lol

Dana - posted on 11/30/2010

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Eh, not everyone gets massively large breast implants though, so it's not as if they're carrying around tons of weight, straining their back.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/30/2010

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I am most definately having boob surgery...wether it is reconstructive or implants is going to be whatever the Dr tells me I need. They are terribly saggy...even before kids...my left one use to make an attempt at being perky...but has all together given up from the weight gain and sucling babys..it was a losing battle. As soon as I lose my post baby weight and adjust to a more happy place I will be getting fixed. I literally have cow utters. I need a pick me up and no bra is going to help!

Dana - posted on 11/30/2010

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I once heard Elizabeth Hassleback, from The View, say that after breastfeeding two kids her boobs were like dog ears that she has to origamically fold into her bra. If I have another kid that I breast feed and my boobs look like that, then yes, I'd have implants.
I don't really care if anyone has plastic surgery. Who am I to say what is and is not acceptable on someone else's body.

Shontae - posted on 11/30/2010

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I have to agree with you, Erin. The only surgery I've ever considered and actually looked into was a tummy tuck. Now that I'm losing weight, I'm in between not wanting one, and wanting one to tighten up the skin that wont move lol Everything else, I can live with :)

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I'd like to get the flab underneath my arms removed. But I need to wait 20 more years. I know it's coming.

Also in 20 years I'm going to get the Varicose veins removed...they're not here yet...but I know they will be!

I'm pretty much joking (kind of...haha). I have an issue with cosmetic procedures when the person getting them (A) cannot afford them or (B) thinks that getting this done will somehow make them happier/ make people accept them, etc. I know that's why people will get cosmetic surgery, but if they truly believe that is the ONLY way they'll be happy, they have other issues that need to be taken care of.

I also hate it when gorgeous people have cosmetic surgery. Meg Ryan...fishlips...ugh.

Rosie - posted on 11/30/2010

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i've been to a plastic surgeon to inquire about a tummy tuck. i had HUGE belly syndrome with all 3 of mine. leaving me unable to see my crotch now because of all the loose skin hanging there. it also rubs and leaves sores sometimes. it's embarrassing, and horrendous, and unless i can take 6 weeks off it cannot be fixed for me. i can't afford that, nor can i not lift anything over 10 lbs for that amount of time either. he also wouldn't touch me until i stopped smoking-which i did!!! my stomach muscles also seperated during pregnancy leaving the top part of my abdomen distended leaving a "pregnancy pooch". he would have to rip up all the skin up to my breasts almost to be able to fix that. normally there's not much happening above the belly button in a tummy tuck. it seems like to much, and it saddens me greatly.

i might get a boob job. not sure. i'm leaning more towards no, but the allure of perky perfect boobs does entice me. i have a friend who is very satisfied with hers. although they did make it so she doesn't have much feeling in her nipples. my boobs are a huge part of sex for me, so i think that might piss me off if it happened, lol!
i might do botox, or juvederm. have to look into those a bit further, but they seem alright.

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I just got rid of my bikinis :( Next suit I buy will have to be one of those ones with the skirt...

Caitlin - posted on 11/30/2010

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I was considering a tummy tuck at one point but OMG no way in heck i'd do that to my body.. My husband says he likes my stretch marks they are badges on hononur, and I'll work on firming it all up on my own.. As for the saggy boobs? I'll invest in a few good bras, I never wore bikinis anyways!

Tara - posted on 11/30/2010

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Same as you. And given the opportunity I would have the full tummy tuck and re-stitching of the vertical muscles that have separated after 6 pregnancies and boobies that went south after nursing two kids for two years each let alone the other 3 and now still going with number 6. I'm also large breasted so they could be knocked down a size.
But nothing going in for sure.

Jocelyn - posted on 11/30/2010

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I haven't had any...yet.
I am getting a breast reduction after I'm done this round of breast feeding, and I really really really want a tummy tuck.
I have nothing against people getting something 'fixed".
My theory has always been that I am going to age gracefully with the help of science. Nothing too extreme of course, just a laser here, an injection there...

Hannah - posted on 11/30/2010

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I have thought about this many times before. I would love a tummy tuck because the two c-sections really effed my stomach up. It used to be rock hard and probably could get close to that if I found that motivation thing. (I know I put it in the trash somewhere). I think I have a huge chin and would love to get it shaved off. If I had a mole with a few hairs, you could probably mistake me for the evil witch of the west. Catch me around the 26th of every month and my husband will tell you I am. I actually like my boobies. They are a small C or full B and still perky with no stretch marks. I got those on that tummy I was telling you about earlier. I want be a billionaire, so freaking bad!

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Holy Shit Sarah (Moulton)!!! You never should have let me in on how short you are! I'm seriously having to bite my tongue to hold back the short jokes. I'll be nice though.....for now :P



Edited to change "short" to "vertically challenged". Gotta be PC and all.....

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I think the only way I'd have plastic surgery is if I were in a horrible accident and disfigured. If it's fixable, I'd want it fixed. But for purely aesthetic reasons? No. I think some of the most beautiful women I've ever seen have never had a lick of surgery. My aunt is 82 and I love every deeply etched line on her beautiful face and hope to one day wear my wrinkles as gracefully as she does hers. I also won't be dying my hair when it turns gray, if it ever does. The people in my family don't gray. My 82 year old aunt still has gorgeous, chestnut brown hair too, with no help from dye :) My mom died at 66 with a full head of pretty auburn hair. My brothers are both in their 50's and neither of them has the first gray hair. I wouldn't mind gray hair when I get older but it doesn't look like I'll be getting any lol

Krista - posted on 11/30/2010

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I had a breast reduction at 17, and don't regret it for a second. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made.



Other than that, I don't anticipate needing anything else. I'd get laser treatment for a few age spots or something, but no botox or injectables, and I don't anticipate ever needing to go under the knife again.



Edited to add: oh yeah, I would DEFINITELY get laser vision correction, though! That's not due to vanity, but it's just that contacts/glasses are a royal pain in the ass.

Sarah - posted on 11/30/2010

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I've considered getting a nose job, because my poor nose is just too big for my small face. It also has this plump little "ball" at the end of it & I HATE it. That's the first thing I would get done...IF I had the guts to actually go through with it. Oh AND the money of course. ;) I'd also do some sort of laser or peel to get rid of these freckles on my face. That's pretty much it. I'll probably never actually go through with getting plastic surgery, but I don't really have a problem with those who do.

Jessica - posted on 11/30/2010

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I had a breast reduction when I was 18, best thing I had ever done. Had Peyton and they are huge again,( which isnt fair, because I produced no milk and had wanted to breastfeed) after we are done having kids I plan on having another reduction. I would also like corrective eye surgery one day but thats about it. :)

LaCi - posted on 11/30/2010

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Not yet, but I will. I want a breast reduction, I'm so sick of my boobs. I don't want to go too far down, but a D would be great. I remember being a D... when I was like 12 lol. It was good times.

I'll fix my face until I die probably, I'm not sure what all I'll need to fix. I already want my nasolabial folds filled, but I want the "permanent" shit. forgot the name, well worth the price if it doesn't have to be redone every year.

I'd like a mini tummy tuck.

I'm anti botox, I like being able to MOVE my face. all my goofy facial expressions are extremely important to me.

I'm not into really going overboard with much, I don't want to change the way I am, I just want it to be young, or pretend to be :)

Petra - posted on 11/30/2010

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I have no problem with people getting plastic surgery, reconstructive or cosmetic. If it makes you feel better about yourself and you can afford it, I'll be the last person to judge. I only feel kind of sorry for all of those women on TV whose lips are swollen and the rest of their faces are frozen, it looks silly and taking it that far makes me question their motivations. Aging gracefully isn't always an option... I'm creeping up on the mid-thirties and definitely think more and more about microdermabrasion and botox. I haven't done anything yet, but looking at crow's feet and that wrinkle between my eyebrows makes it tempting. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with my bod, no need for any other "enhancements", though I'm pretty sure my partner wouldn't say no if I wanted a boob job. I'm definitely a member of the IBTC.

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