Post # 32
@DuckEBee: I voted “No and I never would” but I have an exception kinda.
I had corrective eye surgery to get rid of my glasses… Mostly function, yes, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hate the way those damn glasses looked on my face. I had the surgery in part to get rid of them for esthetic reasons.
Which is funny, because I actually like glasses on OTHER people.
But I like or love the rest, especially my teeny boobs. I think they’re cute. 🙂
Post # 33
Just FIY – I work in geneticss with lots of people that are little/short. I’ve known a couple that considered leg lengthening and one that actually did it. Definitely talk to someone who has gone through the procedure. It’s pretty hellish. And you’re either completely immmobile (if you do both at the same time) or it takes twice as long (if you do one at a time). The guy that did it said it was worth it once it was done, but the other girls who wee considering it ultimately decided it wasn’t worth it. And check with your orthopedist to be sure your bones are up for it!
Post # 34
I haven’t, but I would…and likely will. If you can afford it and you want to, I don’t see any reason not to.
Post # 35
I have breast implants and love em! I wouldn’t say they changed my life at all — I didn’t really get them with the goal or expectation of anything about my life changing, nor was I self conscious about my perky little B cups. I just like the look of bigger boobies, so I got some. Now I have hourglass measurements.
I would consider more “work” down the road (maybe after kids, or conservative fillers or a brow lift), but only as needed with the goal of maintaining the way I look now rather than actually changing or enhancing something, which is what the boobs did.
Post # 36
I had a nose job when I was 20. It was a great decision for me. I’m lucky I had positive results bc I’ve seen some botched jobs.
Post # 37
I’ve had two breast reduction surgeries, and they were the best thing I ever did. I don’t regret them at all.
Post # 38
An option for me isn’t really in the poll, either. I am not really firmly in one camp or the other. I haven’t had any work done, nor do I have any plans in place to have anything specific done. As I get older, would I consider it? Absolutely, but it all depends on how things “fall”, as it were. I’m in no rush and I currently don’t have anything I’d want “fixed”, but I can’t rule out the possibility in the future.
Post # 39
I’m 4’11”. I also have blonde hair, blue eyes, and a young looking face. I feel that it takes much longer for people to take me seriously because of how I look, and I often get mistaken for a 14-17 year-old. I have people shocked at how intelligent and competent I am; they assume I have the mentality and skills of a little girl. It’s very hard for me to find clothing, drive certain cars, sit comfortably in standard chairs, etc. I think just getting up to 5’1″ or 5’2″ would be a huge, positive change.
Thank you for the input! A few years ago I was obsessively reading message boards about it. It does sound extremely painful, but I have a very high tolerance for pain, and I think I could get through it knowing how beneficial the outcome would be. There’s a clinic in Germany that uses a method called Albizzia, which allows weight-bearing the day after operation, so you can use crutches instead of just a wheelchair. You can also stay at the clinic in an apartment for the entire duration of the procedure. Realistically, I will never have the money or the time to get it done. But if I ever win the lottery, that’s one of the first things I’m doing!
Post # 40
i hate my nose… has a big bump… if i could get rid of it i would be so much more confidant. i am aware of it all the time and hate every photo bc I see this great big thing on my face. sigh. I’m far too poor to get a nose job 🙁
Post # 41
If I ever did anything it would be a breast reduction.
Post # 42
That’s super interesting. I’ve never heard of Albizzia, but that’s pretty awesome if you can be on crutches the next day! I haven’t worked in a skeletal dysplasia clinic in a long time, so I’m not up on all the current procedures! But i’ll have to look into that. My best friend is 4’11 and I’m 5’10. We always kind of marvel at each other and the issues you would never dream of, that are everyday for the other person. But I know she’d take a few inches if she could get them! She was worried that she wouldn’t be able to reach the steering wheel when she was pregnant and asked if I knew of anything that would help. I told her she wouldn’t like the answer but directed her to the LPA webite where you can get pedal extensions. She was horrified. But, it turns out it wasn’t an issue. She could stilljust barely reach the pedals on their big SUV when she was 9 months!
Post # 43
I’ve already had minor cosmetic surgery. I had a birthmark removed from my face and surgery on my ears to fix scarring from earrings when I was in high school, and I would say that it did a lot for my self esteem. In my opinion, if you feel like some surgery will truly and honesty make you happier and improve your life, might as well go for it since you only live once.
But because I do have a tendancy to develop keloids (over scarring) I’m extremely hestiant to do anything else to my body. I’m scared to even get a tiny tattoo.
Post # 44
I’m not sure the Albizzia method can be done on patients that have dysplasia – it’s usually for operations that are purely cosmetic. Here’s the clinic that does it: http://www.betzinstitute.com/
I might look into pedal extensions!
Post # 45
I would consider getting a breast reduction. My boobs are heavy and frequently in the way. By the end of the day I often have a back ache and my shoulders are always tense from the straps. It’s also really hard to find bras. I’d also consider Lasik as I am ridiculously blind and it would be nice to wake up in the morning able to see, or to be able to read the clock in the middle of the night. I guess the changes I would make are more on the functional side 🙂
Post # 46
I have debated breast reduction surgery for years. I’m definitly going to do it within the next 5.