Post # 1
Hi bees, just curious if anyone has ever had any type of plastic surgery (and yes, this includes Botox, Restylane, chemical peels).
I live in LA and it’s part of the culture here… it’s EVERYWHERE!!!! I personally have never done anything, and knowing myself, I probably never will.
Have you had anything done, and do you love it? Any regrets?
If not, would you/have you consider(ed) it?
Post # 3
I haven’t had anything done because I’m young and happy with what God gave me. The only thing I would consider later is a breast lift after I’m done having kids. My mother’s breasts got pretty bad after breastfeeding 2 kids, so if I follow in her footsteps, I will for sure get them fixed… and my Fiance said he’d pay for it too!
Post # 4
I said I would consider it but seriously only botox. I really would die for a boob job (I have A’s) but it is not common in my area or circle and my fiance insists that i shouldn’t get one. Maybe after I have kids but even then I doubt it.. but it’s fun to think about 🙂
Post # 5
I haven’t had anything done and don’t plan to since my mom works in general and plastic surgery and sees people come in every day with complications. I’ve even seen videos that have scared me silly. Trust me, there are thousands of ways to look beautiful these days without having to go through plastic surgery.
Post # 6
I would consider it in the future… the women in my family get really saggy necks! I don’t know what’s available to fix it– but I totally don’t want a chicken neck!
Post # 7
I’m totally open to the idea. I have large boobs and know that they will not look as nice after a few kids and my husband is very “it’s ok, we’ll get them lifted” because I am self-conscious about stuff like htat. I don’t want to look fake but I also don’t want to look saggy, like I didn’t take care of myself.
Totally ok with having my stomach tightened after kids, too. My gynecologist calls them “mommy makeovers” and says they’re really common, but NOBODY talks about them! My mom always said there is no shame in wanting to look good. My mom had really saggy eyelids (she’s half korean) and they were actually impairing her vision and she hated them. They literally drooped over her eyes. So she had them fixed and is really happy and can see out of her eyes again. Stuff like that is pretty minor.
That being said, there are a lot of options out there for less invasive plastic surgeries (ie not your minor, but not your major, so…medium? Lol), like smart lipo for lipo (done with a valium pill and a tiny little cannula, how’s that for easy?) or hair removal (it’s sitll plastic surgery technically, right?) and velashape for lumpy thighs, etc.
It’s really amazing what technology can do for you nowadays. Oh and apparently there are face lifts that use the most tiny minor incisions that nobody can tell unless a doctor is literally examining your face. The incisions are back on your scalp!
Post # 8
I like the idea of growing old gracefully and I’m not one to volunteerily go under the knife or put things in my body that are not natural. But ask me again in 20 or 30 years! I may change my mind!
Post # 9
So I am not totally happy with the way I look right now but I know a way to fix it… Diet and Exercise. That will fix the problems that I have right now. I am pretty sure that after the babies, I may need some work done but as of right now… No. Plus I am too chicken poop to even try any of that.
Post # 10
I am totally against plastic surgery (except when serious medical issues are involved). There is nothing wrong with your body changing after you have a baby. No one should be expecting a woman to have boobs like an airbrushed model in a magazine after breastfeeding. It’s normal to have wrinkles too! Although I know that some people might not think I look as good when I get older, I feel like that’s their problem, not mine.
Post # 11
I’m having breast reduction surgery 3 weeks after my wedding. My 38 DDD/Es are going down to a C cup.
Post # 12
@HurseyGirl-WOW! and I thought my 34D’s were horrible to have. I feel your pain! I’m not against surgury. I have a 6 year old son with my previous husband and have long considered a tummy tuck to get rid of the ‘extra’ and look normal again. I came down with pre-eclamsia when I had my son and gained/lost weight really quickly, this doesn’t give your skin much time to freely go back to norma…. 🙁 anyway, I would definitely consider it in the futre, not to make myself look younger or hotter, but strictly to make myself feel normal again 🙂
Post # 13
That’s a good point. I think there is a big difference between trying to make yourself look 20 again (a la malibu barbie or something) and trying to just be comfortable in your skin so you aren’t self conscious 24/7.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s all paranoid about having “cow boobs”. Ok my mom calls them that. . DD’s don’t look pretty when they wobble to and fro.
Post # 14
I plan on having a breat reduction after I have kids and that is still considered plastic surgery so I answered yes for the major version. I wouldn’t consider much else to be something I’d be interested in though.
Post # 15
I’ve always wanted breast reduction surgery (I’m a full DD) but everyone keeps telling me to hold out for having kids because they might get smaller.
Either way, I will probably have the “mommy makeover” thing done when I’ve had kids — tummy tuck, breast lift, etc. I don’t see anything wrong with it, and in NYC it’s quite common.
Post # 16
Personally, I can’t see myself ever doing any type of plastic surgery. The only way I could see myself doing it is if I had some sort of accident or injury and needed reconstructive surgery. Also, because breast cancer runs in my family, if I ever had any sort of mastectomy, I’d probably consider reconstructive surgery.
In terms of anti-aging/post-kids, I don’t think that would be something that would motivate me to get plastic surgery. My body and face are by no means perfect, but I’m happy with myself. I take pretty good care of my body and skin and don’t have a problem with growing old gracefully. The women in my family age pretty well (my grandma is almost 92 and she looks about 70), so I’m not worried about it. I actually get kinda creeped out when I see people who look too Botoxed or plastic. I actually have found that I like myself more the older I get. Personally, I like that I don’t have to be 19 anymore…I also don’t need to look like it!