Plastic Surgery …..Pro or Against?

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
  • poll: Plstic surgery:
    I've done it for medical reasons : (13 votes)
    9 %
    I've done it for cosmetic reasons : (20 votes)
    13 %
    I would do it for medical reasons : (63 votes)
    42 %
    I would do it for any reason : (54 votes)
    36 %
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    Helper bee

    You should add an option to the poll, “I would for cosmetic reasons.” Because I would. I have this ugly turkey neck sort of thing going on, at 22…. I shoudl not have turkey neck/chin at 22!

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    Honey bee

    I would not personally get it done unless for a medical purpose or if I was somehow disfigured.

    But it’s not like I criticize those who get it done for cosmetic reasons, assuming it is mostly minor operations and not someone who is addicted to plastic surgery.

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    400 posts
    Helper bee

    @amoret11:  ehhh.  I completely understand getting it for medical reasons and even for those really struggling with a lack of self confidence.  However, I think it is a slippery slope and should only be used for extreme cases.  For the most part, I don’t think self worth can be found by altering one’s body.

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    Bee Keeper

    Do it now before all the insurance regs change next year

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    4591 posts
    Honey bee

    I would have it done for cosmetic reasons and I’ve thought about it seriously before. I just can’t afford it currently which is why it hasn’t been done yet. 

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    456 posts
    Helper bee

    @Milk and Honey:  I currently run 5ks in just over 30 mins, I work out about 4 times a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. I should lift weights more, but all I do is cardio. I’ve always had this.

    ETA: I know 30 mins isn’t that great, but I’ve never run before in my life. I usually did biking or elliptical.

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    299 posts
    Helper bee

    As someone who works in a medical malpractice firm, I am terrified of surgery for cosmetic reasons! I’ve seen many pictures of surgeries gone wrong. Breast surgeries, etc. It’s SURGERY. Why would you get surgery when you don’t need it? 

    On the other hand, there’s a chance I might consider breast augmentation if I had breast cancer & had to get my breasts removed. I would just feel weird without them! 


    My husband had Septoplasty for his deviated septum. Turned out, he preferred his nose befor the surgery! (Obviously that’s not actually plastic surgery, but yeah…)

    Pretty much any surgery is all luck/ chance, in my opinion..

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    Bumble bee

    I don’t think anyone should judge another for making a decision to alter their appearance. No one but the individual knows how it feels to live with something they’re unhappy with. Yes, cosmetic procedures are risky, elective and sometimes done for the wrong reasons. Some people believe that God made them the way they are and if he meant for them to have _____ he would have given it to them. This is probably the reason some struggle with making the decision and feel they should accept their body as is. Cosmetic surgery is the extreme of altering ones looks but many women color their hair, get their nails done or do some form of beauty ritual to enhance their looks.

    I’m pro plastic surgery/cosmetic proceures and have had several things done. My first experience was my 2 front teeth, one tooth protruded outward and one had a permanent yellow stain. I lived with it for many years because I was afraid of the pain and once you make the decision to do it there’s no going back. I worked at a dental office and took advantage of a great discount. My smile was corrected with a root canal and 2 crowns and when completed I was very happy with the results. I felt pretty and freed of living with what I felt were ugly teeth.

    Next I had my nose done, for years I hated my nose and wanted the roundness reduced from the tip. I had a great surgeon and he said it might take 1 or 2 surgeries to achieve what I wanted. He said I can always take more away but can never put any back. Recovery was a bitch and hurt like hell but I ended up semi-satisfied with the results. That was 8 years ago and even though I’d like to have more removed I don’t know if I want to go through the pain again.

    Lastly I had my breasts reconstructed after a double mastectomy. I felt like I was to young at 41 to not try to reclaim something that was taken from me. Something that made me feel like a woman. Obviously my breasts will never be the same again and that’s ok. They have many scars and that’s ok too, my husband is the only one who ever sees them naked. To the rest of the world no one would ever guess they’re do-overs cuz they look pretty darn good!!

    As a matter of fact I’m sitting here typing this 1 week after my left breast implant was replaced since it ruptured a few weeks ago. I waited as long as I could because it wasn’t an emergency. Did it have to be replaced? No, I could have kept stuffing it with a bag of rice like I had been doing. But, it was the most uncomfortable feeling and looking at myself in the mirror after every shower made me mourn the loss of something that made feel pretty. It’s just a round bag of salt water under my skin but if I’m willing to go through the pain surgery and recovery to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, that’s exactly what I’ll do !!

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    Busy bee

    I’ve known a few people who had their deviated septum repairs (all say it’s the most painful thing ever, even the women who had natural childbirth).  The results for improvement are about 50/50 on that.

    My mom had her eye lids lifted (medically recommended and covered on insurance) because the tops were so skin heavy they were rolling her eye lashes into her eyes and causing vision problems.  That was great for her, short period of double black eyes and healing but she still sees better years later.  I’m afraid I’ll need it at some point but I’ve only had eye surgery (as a toddler for super crossed eyes) and my wisdom teeth out, both of which went horrible and still plague me so I’m very knife skittish.

    Overall, it’s your body, do what you want is how I feel about it.  I think anything like that is a very personal decision and as long as you aren’t addicted to it, more power to you!

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    Blushing bee

    I had breast augmentation in one breast as it was an A cup and the other was a E cup, over half was covered by Medicare (Australian government health fund) as it was deemed a medical neccessity due to the problems it was causing and my private health cover covered the rest. It changed my life and my confidence in myself. Self worth isn’t all true body image but it does play a large part.

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    Busy bee

    I don’t see the big deal with minor alterations if it’d make you happy and you can afford it and understand the risks. I don’t see why people poo-poo it so much. I mean, botox and constant surgeries… yeah… but if you have ears that really stick out, or a nose problem, or jiggly neck… and you really hate it… why not?

    I mean, people lose weight to look better, they get laser hair removal, they get tattoos and peircings, they dress up. People want to look good, and if there’s something you really hate that’s pretty small and the risks are tiny, then what’s the harm? We take risks every day. A nose job isn’t a big deal.

    One day I might get my ears pinned back a bit. They’re not that bad, but sometimes the one sticks out farther than I like, and they annoy me. I won’t anytime soon because of the cost and it’s just not wise financially, but I certainly don’t see the harm in it. 

    People just like to put on their Judgey Pants and they don’t actually think about these things. Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight for aesthetic purposes or get laser hair removal has absolutely no reason to judge. It’s the same idea. They’re just sheep about it and like to be judgemental without actually thinking about their stance.  

    People change how they look all the time. Don’t feel bad about it, especially if there’s a medical justification. And there definitely is; you can’t breathe! Do it. If people get all high and mighty on you, act super offended and say “I couldn’t breathe out of one side of my nose for most of my life! How dare you!” They’ll shut up super fast and maybe learn a lesson. lol 

     

     

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    Honey bee

    @yanamari:  I don’t see the big deal with minor alterations if it’d make you happy and you can afford it and understand the risks. I don’t see why people poo-poo it so much. I mean, botox and constant surgeries… yeah… but if you have ears that really stick out, or a nose problem, or jiggly neck… and you really hate it… why not?

    People just like to put on their Judgey Pants and they don’t actually think about these things. Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight for aesthetic purposes or get laser hair removal has absolutely no reason to judge. It’s the same idea. They’re just sheep about it and like to be judgemental without actually thinking about their stance.  

    You do realise that whilst condeming anyone who doesn’t agree with your opinion that you yourself were being very judgemental. And infact judged people getting botox and constant surgeries?

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