Post # 1
I recently discovered that there is a new form of treatment available for undereye circles that involves fillers (restalyn I think.) I have always been adamently against fillers and cosmetic surgery in general for myself, however I have also always said I would get surgery in a heartbeat if one existed for undereye circles (I believe this technique is fairly new as I’ve been to dermatologists before and they told me that since it’s hereditary there’s nothing I can do.) I’ve been pricing it out and may ask for it sometime before my wedding as it is not a permanent fix. I’ve spend hours and hundreds of dollars on heavy-duty (think dermablend) concealer for the past 15 years trying to cover my circles, so the thought of this is a godsend!
This got me thinking about this board- how do YOU feel about surgery/fillers/etc? I guess I follow the “to each his own” addage most of the time, however it does make me sad when I had friends in my early 20s who were getting botox as a “preventative measure.” Does that even exist?!
Post # 3
I am certainly for cosmetic surgery, in moderation.
I had a rhinoplasty a little over a year ago and I am 100 times more confident now. I broke my nose when I was a kid and was self conscious about the huge hump I ended up with for over 10 years before I went for it. I still look like myself and no one can really tell I did anything. They just see that I look slightly prettier and am more at ease. I really have gotten lots of compliments about how much “happier” “less stressed” and “chill” I seem now which is funny.
If it’s something that burdens you and that you’re self conscious about that cannot be altered naturally (working out, eating well, taking vitamins, skincare, etc) and you can afford to fix it, then go for it.
Post # 4
I’ve had plastic surgery and I don’t regret it for one second. Very happy with my choice! I feel “normal”. Can’t put a price on that.
Post # 5
I’m not necessasarily against the whole idea of plastic surgery, but I do really hate the idea that women need to be perfect which can sometimes result in too much or unnecessary plastic surgery. Personally, I don’t think I’d go for anything too involved but that’s me. However, I did buy some teeth whitener. And I’m considering laser hair removal for my bikini line, but this is more for comfort (I get really bad in grown hairs that itch like a bitch) than looks. And I’m going to wear makeup, which I don’t generally do.
Post # 6
I have friends that have gotten things like botox, but I’m super squeamish of needles, so I don’t think I could do it. I don’t have anything against people who elect to have procedures done, it’s just too risky/scary for me.
Post # 7
@bkrocks13: I think it’s fine. Regarding plastic surgery, I definitely am very open minded. I had a boob reduction and I wish I had done it years earlier! I think if the surgery is for YOU and especially if it’s over an issue that has been bothering you for YEARS and you can’t fix w. diet/exercise, then go right ahead.
I am against a 16 year old getting boob implants or something like that, but in general I think plastic surgery or anything like that is fine if you understand the risks, have tried to like the feature you want to change, etc.
I am fine w. fillers/Botox etc. as well.. I really don’t see the harm. It isn’t permanent and if it makes you feel better about yourself and you can afford it, then why not?
Post # 8
I would have no problem whatsoever with cosmetic surgery — in moderation, of course.
My younger sister had a little bit of botox done to correct a wrinkle between her eyebrows, and she was super happy with the results.
My older sister recently had a facelift and she also loved the results.
The only cosmetic procedure I’ve ever had was vein therapy treatment, to erase some spider veins on my legs. I am planning to do it again this spring as some of the veins have come back.
Post # 9
I would just like to comment that I think it is hysterical that under Related Topics for this thread is “Where to find me some balls!?? (Ornament ball wedding favors)”