Post # 31
personally i am one of those women who would get cosmetic surgery. i would love to get my breasts lifted… ive lost some significant weight and they dont look how they should on a 20 something year old… but i will say that if i did get anything done it would absoutely be for me and me alone…. that means that i could care less what others think, whether they agree or disagree…. i dont care if you are the prettiest woman in the world… there is prolly something that you are a bit insecure about regarding looks… and if it makes you feel better about yourself to have it altered then more power to you!
Post # 32
@.twist.: Thank you! I try to have a moderate view but I hope I don’t go into old age kicking and screaming. Let’s see how I feel in 10 years. lol
Post # 33
I really don’t see it as a big deal, and I’m sorry it makes you so sad. Sadly in today’s society looks really DO matter. I know if I don’t look good, I don’t feel good. Thankfully there’s skilled cosmetic surgeons out there who do great work and can keep us looking hot and feeling great about ourselves.
Edit: I don’t know why there’s such a negative stigma associated with cosmetic surgery. Now that makes me sad 😉
Post # 34
I’m curoius to know if anyone has seen an older woman who has had “some” cosmetic sugery on her face, i’m talking 50+ it looks a bit odd if you ask me. Even if you have no wrinkles you can still tell when someone is 40, 50 or 60.
As this surgery craze is fairly new no one really knows what the fall out will be 20 years from now, and what all the chemicals and forgin objects you are putting into your body will do to you in the future. No one, even professionals can know for sure if these things can give you cancer or some new weird illness that will kill you. I find in interesting that people are willing to gamble their health and/or life to stop ageing.
Post # 35
@msflowerball: That’s how I feel! There are really no long term studies on these things! How do we know that breast implants won’t start exploding on planes (there have been stories! Google it) or that Botox won’t cause your face to melt 50 years from now. I wouldn’t risk it. That’s why I won’t have Lasik. It hasn’t been around long enough. How do I know that the little lens they put in your eye won’t end up breaking or causing your eye to fall out later?
Post # 37
I wouldn’t get implants I would get things lifted and put back where they belong I guess you could say. I would possibly get injections if I weren’t scared of getting bruises or lumps under my skin. I’ll stick with derematalogical procedures. I’ve done nothing, but I’m thinking of doing microdermabrasion.
Post # 38
I completely respect the opinion of anyone who wants to have procedures done.
However, I feel like everyone I know who has had cosmetic surgery ends up looking more fake and less fresh than they did before the surgery. I know that’s not the case with EVERYONE, but this has been the case with people I personally know…
I plan on just continuing to live a healthy lifestyle and take care of myself as I get older and embracing the fact that getting older is just a part of life. Sure, I’ll be bummed when age spots start to show and my boobs maybe start to sag a little bit, but aging is natural. It would be pretty weird if our mothers and grandmothers looked twenty-five, right? 😉 I mean, look at Jamie Lee Curtis. She’s HOT and hasn’t messed with surgeries!
@scottsouth: It does make me sad that so many people are unhappy with themselves and resort to these kinds of surgeries, especially young girls. I’m in my early twenties and have a friend who has already had her nose and breasts worked on before she hit twenty-five. And she looked so great before, too!
Post # 39
@brideatbeach: Yeah, I saw her in a commercial for Activia the other day and was like “damn!”
Post # 40
Its nice to see a man’s viewpoint on this matter. Its funny because I found a bunch of things I didn’t like while seeing myself from different angles in our engagement photos, and he though they all were beautiful and didn’t see anything wrong. Everyone is their own worst critic.
I agree with you, Scott, but also if someone wants to have something minor done to make them happy and has the money to do so, good for them. I hope that it actually does make them happy.
Thanks for your post/opinion 🙂
Post # 41
I think that everything is good in moderation. Plastic surgery is like wine. A breast lift after a weight loss and a couple of kids, really doesn’t do much harm and niether does a glass or 2 of wine on the weekend. However, someone who has had everything nipped and tucked, added, and injected too, has a significant mental issue in my opinion and so does the lady who drinks a bottle of wine a night an stubbles around her yard.
Post # 42
@Miss Tattoo: I have had three friends who have had breast reductions. They all said they’d do it again, in a heartbeat. One was told to lose weight first (even though we all knew hers personally had nothing to do with weight, she’d been huge on top even as a kid (early teens)!) Good luck!!
OTHERS — I have to agree — there’s a difference between making one or two changes that make you happy and being so caught up in an ideal that’s not human, frankly. IE, a friend of mine who is an a-cup who has always wanted to have more. Do I think she’s perfect as is? Yes. But I’ve seen friends go for the implants and finally relaxed about their apperance. It didn’t set off a “and now I need butt cheeks, and now I need botox, and now lipo, and now a tummy tuck….” Those who start on that road have sad mental issues.
FWIW, I work in photo retouching. What can be done for photos in beauty magazines is unreal. I can take lots of lbs off someone in 3 seconds. THREE seconds. I can remove all wrinkles. I can soften skin. I can change skin imperfections. I can create cleavage, make a 6-pack, lift butts. Google for some samples of what is done to celebrities… and never believe a damn thing you see in a beauty magazine.
Post # 43
@mwitter80: Ack! Jocelyn Wildenstein-famous cosmetic surgery fail. lol
Post # 44
@mwitter80: I literally jumped when I saw this photo. Yikes! None of the people I know have taken it THAT far… haha.
Post # 45
Jocelyn Wildenstein’s story is so sad. She did that for a MAN and not for herself. I can’t remember exactly what happened (Google it) She got surgery after he cheated on her. Then things were okay and then he told her that he wanted to still see other women or have a threesome or something. Then she had more. He still didn’t pay attention to her and in her mind she said she would make herself look like a cat since he loved his pet tigers. WTF!? The doctor that did that to her should be ashamed.
@blu77: I’ve seen photoshop before and afters and it’s crazy! Even with celebrities that people think are perfect.
Looks like they thinned out her thighs, waist, and arms. Then REAL women who see this in magazines want to be like that, but they can’t because it’s not real!
These women aren’t perfect. They just have someone who knows how to work magic with the Liquid Tool to make them look perfect. And some women fall for it.