Would you get plastic surgery?

@harmonee (1236)
United States
February 21, 2010 4:02pm CST
If money were not an issue, would you consider taking image altering measures? I started thinking about it because on of the ladies at my work got Liposuction recently. Back when I was younger, I was totally against any kind of surgery, botox, etc. Now I'm getting older and have had a child and my body just isn't quite what it used to be, even with working out every day. Botox still scares me, as do most other injections, but Liposuction and a chest lift are looking more and more appealing. The procedures are getting less invasive and less painful with a much reduced recovery time. I'm not in a place to go out and spend $1000's of dollars to be a size 6 again, but if I won the lottery, I would be tempted to indulge.
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@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
21 Feb 10
I must admit i wouldnt consider getting plastic surgery done, unless i had an accident and it was to get back into my old look from prior the accident. I like myself as i am now,i may need to loose a few kilos but that can be done just by some extra motion.
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I like your attitude! Thanks for responding!
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
23 Feb 10
It was a pleasure to put in my oppinion to this discussion. I believe some people are just to lazy to do the effort to maintain a good look :)
• Brazil
21 Feb 10
I utterley despise the idea of plastic surgery! If you are not satesfied with the body that was given to you on this planet, than get off the planet! So many bad things have come from caring about futile issues and plastic surgery is defintley one of them. I approve medical surgerys, ones that help your health and your way of life, but wasting millions just do move your nose half a centimeter to the right? Please, there are hundreds of thousands of people STARVING on the face of this planet and you are so egotistic, you only care about your nose. There's something to think about it.
21 Feb 10
Very true, people are so shallow it is scary! People are so focused with their looks, they don't see how ugly they are becoming inside!
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
22 Feb 10
I'm sorry but thats a very harsh thing to say considering you DON'T KNOW the reasons behind EVERY chosen cosmetic surgery...yes in some cases its all about being vain and shallow but in other (more so) cases its about wanting to boost your self esteem or being more comfortable in your skin in order to find confidenced come out of your shell or whatever....NOT EVERYONE has the ability to ignore the flaws and see the beauty in what was given to them..particularly ppl who were psychologically abused long term.... You say that you approve surgeries that help your way of life..but you dont..not really, or at least thats not the impression you are givin off..
• China
22 Feb 10
Hi,harmonee,in my eyes if u can gain more confiendence and happiness by plastic surgery I think it is worth to get plastic surgery.Now I'm young and I am satisfied with my image at present. I think when I turn older I will consider about it.Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I think that plastic surgery is something a person has to do for themselves. If they do it for someone else, they will probably never be happy. I know it would improve my self-confidence and that is what I would do it for. Thanks for the response.
@jambi462 (4599)
• United States
22 Feb 10
No I wouldn't because I am comfortable with all of my features. The only way that I would get surgery is if it was absolutely necessary or if it would help me to upgrade myself as a human being. If there was some kind of implant that could improve my memory, improve my senses, or any other kind of improvements that you could think of then I would get it in a heartbeat.That's the kind of work I think that we need to start researching. I also don't really like the thought of my body getting permanently damaged from a faulty surgery or any other problems that could occur with the operation. I wouldn't want to wreck the beauty that I currently have for the possibility of looking better because I'm not that vain.
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
Give it enough time and I'm sure they will come up with the procedures to help memory and senses. I'm happy that you are comfortable in what you have. Thanks for the response!
@iridium (436)
22 Feb 10
oh yeah. i would love to. i even applied for extreme makeover. only way i could afford all the work i need to get done. i would like to have a flat stomach once in my life.
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I never thought of applying for extreme makeover. That's pretty much the only way I could afford it. It's SOOOOO expensive. I agree...I just want a flat tummy.
22 Feb 10
I don't think so I would ever do that even if I am the ugliest woman in the world or even if I have all the money in the world. Happiness and contentment is just a state of mind and all I needed to do is work on my inner happiness and be contented for what I have. I also noticed that people who kept on changing something out from themselves aren't really happy-- they always go back to plastic surgery over and over again.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
What you say is very true. I wouldn't want to be a chronic plastic surgery junkie.
• United States
22 Feb 10
I have a fault. It's vanity. I would go as far as having a face lift when the time comes. Anything else though... not so much. I'll let a healthy diet, exercise, and mother nature take care of the rest. As for my wife, load her up! She needs all the help she can get. ;)
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I'm good with my face, it's just the extra pounds that bug me. Are you going to pay for your wife to get redone? I hope she doesn't read your mylot!
@much2say (34540)
• United States
21 Feb 10
Nope, I would not consider plastic surgery at this point in my life. I'm fine with my body - even after 2 kids! I've mostly taken care of myself - so my skin and figure are fairly in good shape . . . but of course "age" is showing here and there - but I'm ok with that. Now if for some reason something terrible happened to me that I am totally disfigured, then I think I might consider it ... but hopefully that will never happen. I have a friend who got her nose done last year . . . and she was in pain with nasal problems for weeks upon weeks. And in the end, her nose didn't look any different to us (but to her it did - so more power to her I guess). It's not worth it to me to be in any pain to change my looks . . . so no plastic surgery for me!
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I admire you for being so comfortable with your body. I have no desire to go through broken and shaved bones. That seems like too much pain and trouble. I also knew someone who got a nose job and I couldn't tell either, but if it increases their self esteem, then more power to them!
@Wizzywig (7860)
21 Feb 10
Having had some medically necessary surgery just a couple of weeks ago, I wouldn't be volunteering for anything cosmetic for the forseeable future. If I suffered some disfigurement through injury or illness that would be a different matter. I have thought liposuction might be a good idea in the past and, maybe, I'd feel that way again later on. It would depend on many factors like my overall health, recovery time etc
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I have not done a lot of research on the recovery times. The lady I know that had it done was out and about in a couple days. I understand what you are saying though. If I had been asked right after I had surgery, I would have just laughed at the idea.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
15 Sep 10
For sure I would get a tummy tuck. Not that my belly is huge but ever since I had my 3 kids I have a little flap that I just hate and makes my whole stomach area look bad. I would definately have that removed and tightened up. I have also always hated my outer thighs, I would get a little lypo there, and then I would be quite pleased.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
15 Sep 10
My belly and upper thighs are definitely what I would have work on as well. But since I don't have the money I'll just have to work out and try to lose it the old fashion way. Thanks for the response.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
22 Feb 10
No i never get plastic surgery.. because i am happy with my face structure and current situations.. i think it is only waste of money.. and if you have more money then you can get plastic surgery.. have a nice day and keep mylotting always..
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I do not have the money to do it. I just am not in a place to justify the expenditure. I am happy with my face structure as well. It's more the fat that bugs me. Thanks for the response!
• United States
22 Feb 10
Well this is my opinion, and many people will probably disagree with me after this, but even when I am only 28 years old, my body is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from perfect, i would have love to have born with better attributes, but I don't think I would go to plastic surgery, not for money issues, it is because it is a procedure, that can go wrong, it is a very strong possibility, there are risks with anesthetia, there can be complications with the surgery, and besides, there would be recovery time and pain associated with it. I think it would help us, women, more to improve our self esteem and try to eat more healthy and maintain more active.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I totally understand what you are saying. I am only 27. It's amazing how far you go from when you were 18! I know there are always risks with surgery. The new methods for liposuction do not involve being put to sleep. There is still pain and recovery time, but it is way better than it was 5 years ago. Maybe by the time I could afford it, there will be better alternatives.
@snoopyfan (1315)
• United States
22 Feb 10
No I would not get plastic surgery just cause I was getting older. People who do it look like Barbie dolls. I have never seen anyone who looks good. Now if you have a accident or something like that and it is required that is something different. I like the natural look and that's how God made me. I don't need to change anything He does. It's not what you look like on the outside it's what you are inside that counts.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I definitely would not want to look like a Barbie. I know the women you speak of...overly tan, too blond, and over all too fake. Thanks for the response.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Even if money is not an issue, still i will not undergo plastic surgery. Even though i'm not beautiful but im contented with what i am. For me there are more important things in life than getting myself fixed thru surgery.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I wish I knew how to have your self confidence. Thanks for responding!
@tonysati (49)
• India
22 Feb 10
I would do it if i am UGLY, but with god grace I look fine... so there is no point of playing with nature, our body is natural if you experiment it might look good for a short span of time but I am sure the in long run it will be a pain in the leg...
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
23 Feb 10
What you say is very true. No one really knows the long term effects of plastic surgery. It's something to think about... I would really only want to change the fat, not my facial features or chest size or anything like that. Thanks for the response!
• India
3 May 10
Hello i am satisfied with my looks, at 60 i donot need any change to my body, i am a man, well built, have good height of 6 feet 2 inches, weigt is 95 kg.... i will never spend money on this plastic surgery at all.. Thanks for this post. God bless you. Cheers Happy posting. Prof
@Niltusk (131)
• United States
22 Feb 10
I just had my gallbladder emoved a couple months back and am still getting stinging and tightness in the surgical area, so at this point I'd have to say "no", but I always thought it would be nice to have a nose job, although I suppose I wouldn't look right without the family nose, lol. My nose is not even that large, so I don't know why I've always focused on it, but ask again in a few months and I probably would take a free nose job. I agree with the OP, injectables scare me even though they're supposed to be the "easy" version of quick fixes, plus I've never really given them a thought since wrinkles and sags haven't started setting in yet.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
if i have lots of money well ill just use it to buy my own hose and car or open business than spent it in any plastic surgery, besides im already pretty in my own way and im not that ugly. i rather want to be pretty in my status in life than be pretty physically. besides, im already contented with what i look right now so no need for that.
@illfavors (592)
• United States
22 Feb 10
I wouldn't get plastic surgery. I don't see the point in it. I don't want to change anything about what I am. I came this way and that's the way it should be. I wouldn't want to spend money on something that may end up not coming out right and then me stuck with it when I feel I am perfectly fine the way I am.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I probably will if it is to achieve that long dream of having a better face or skin, or figure. Yes, I will. HOwever, I will go to the best cosmetic surgeon and not just any quack surgeon because surgeries can be really risky.