Extreme Make-Over

@ossie16d (11827)
Australia
December 7, 2006 7:28pm CST
Extreme make-over If you had the chance to let specialists 'change' your looks, for free, would you take the offer or decide to stay as you are, even if you feel uncomfortable or unhappy? I am happy with my looks, crows feet and all because they are part of me and I only have them because I have lived and enjoyed life. So this is not something that I would consider. What you ever consider doing something like this?
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
6 Jan 07
As I approach one of those 'milestone' birthdays (which will remain nameless) I am suddenly aware of the changes of aging on my face, neck, hair and elsewhere. At first I was alarmed and after more thought, I realize that these represent life and the gift of having had a chance to live life. I have decided that they are 'trophys' and something to be proud of! One only has to see people who have life ripped away at a young age to realize that being 'old' is a gift! So, to answer the original question, I would not particpate in a make-over! Thanks for posting such a meaningful discussion!
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
This is fantastic crazynurse and sums up what I feel and often say. I have "earned" every line, grey hair etc and they are witness to the fact that I have had a good life and want to continue to do so. I might not be perfect but I am me and the fact that I am alive is good enough. Thanks very much for a great contribution to this discussion and a BIG positive (+) for this.
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Ossie, I'm less into pain that anyone who's posted, so I'll say a big "NO". I would like a few changes, but that's life; and I'll live it as I am. I've seen some friends after they've had plastic surgery, and some of them don't even look "real" any more. Also, there's too many that are given very bad surgical jobs and someone else has to come along and correct it. We see a lot of that here in South Florida on the news. "Doctors" who really aren't doctors, etc. No way...thanks, but no.
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
14 Dec 06
I am with you on all of these things Claudia, because I too have seen some bad jobs where people got some surgical enhancement and it was a complete disaster. The pain is not for me, but having a botched job would only made it worse as far as I am concerned. Thanks for reading and responding Claudia. :)
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
Does an extreme makeover involve changing nose shapes etc. I saw that on a tv programme, but the pain these people may have gone through! Or are you talking about make-up only?
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
Either actually caramello, and it is anything from make-up, botox right through to plastic surgery. There is no way that I would voluntarily agree to having plastic surgery for the sake of looking younger or better - am not into the pain scene at all - and for similar reasons I would not consider botox.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
I had laser surgery on my nose and around my cheeks for skin type cancers, I was told it was like a "flicking rubberband feeling" yeah right, so I would have to say no, I am happy the way I am, just this truck tyre around my waist that needs deflating! he he
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
As long as the spare type doesn't get to be one that they use on a header/harvester, or else then you will be in real trouble caramello. LOL I sometimes think that laser treatment for things like skin cancers or sun spots is better than having even minor surgery. My husband has had lots of moles cut out, and so has all these tiny little scars. It is nice to read that you are happy with yourself, in your own skin so to speak. Thanks for reading and responding caramello. :)
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
6 Jan 07
OMG....what a thought. It would probably turn out worse. First of all the "raw" materials with which a specialist would have to work with are way beyond the validation date. And secondly I like myself the way I am....could care less what others think. I have been trying to think of a poem I once knew about the face but I can only remember the last three lines..... something something something I don't mind it I'm behind it It's the ones out from that get the jar. I think it was a riddle. I want to go out the same way I came in....except I want to be wearing something so as not to turn the world into a bunch of lunatics.
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
Gifana, you are another one who is happy with what you have, how you look and why you are. I feel the same way and also add that I reckon that I have "earned" every line and grey hair that I have. However I have been known from time to time to tell our son that he is the cause of all of them - usually when he comments that I am old. LOL Thank you so much for a valuable contribution to this discussion. :)
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I guess it depends on what they want to do to me! There are a few areas I'd like to tweak a bit. I have always hated my nose and would love a new one. I could use a smidge of liposuction here and there too. Maybe a skin peel to pretty it up a little.
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
3 Jan 07
This isn't a bad list, but what if they didn't give you a choice in what was to be done? How would you feel about it then?
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I don't know what I would do. I'm so eager to lose weight and look better that if it was an extreme makeover that included, say, lipsuction, I might be tempted. I would want to be in a situation where I could make the final decision about what changes might be made. I think that in that kind of situation, though, is that they have carte blanche about what will be done.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
3 Jan 07
Yes, generally they do have carte blanche to do what they think a person needs in these types of situation. I could not accept this, but obviously some can. You will do fine when you lose weight I am sure and without all the pain of surgery too. Does the thought of liposuction worry you at all because if it is not done correctly, like all surgery it can leave a big mess. Thanks for reading and responding to this. :)
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@sweetie88 (4559)
• Pakistan
14 Dec 06
I am quuite satisfy with my lookings as God made me according to His Own choice but i'll like to remove extra hair from my face forever. I do n't feel any need of any change. 5.7 inches height, white colour etc. all r good and should n't be changed.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
14 Dec 06
You are still young sweetie88, but it good that you are happy with yourself in your own skin. Thanks for reading and responding to the discussion. :)
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• United States
13 Dec 06
I would consider doing extreme makeover if you didnt have to be gone from home for so long
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
14 Dec 06
A brave person here, but I think that the hospital stay is short unless of course you go out of the country to have it done. Thanks for reading and responding to the discussion. :)
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@peizli (1000)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
I've never had a make-over before, so why not it could be fun. If you don't like it you can always run to nearest restroom and wash it off. I wouldn't consider paying for it, couldn't justify spending that sort of money on myself when there are loads of other things more important.
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
It is a very long time since I had a make-over peizli and that was a gift from my grandma, who had won it. Oh dear it was awful but I had to go home and show my grandparents before scrubbing it all off. So we can be thankful for water and lots of ladies rooms here in Australia. Thanks for reading and responding peizli. :)
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@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Oh, I would definitely do it! Have some lipo done and one or two other things. Nothing TOO drastic, though. Maybe...
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
Liposuction - Liposuction make-over
I like the maybe at the end. LOL Do you have any special body parts that you would like enhanced with the use of liposuction? Thanks for reading and responding to the discussion. :)
• United States
13 Dec 06
As far as the lipo goes, I'd want it done on my stomach and maybe my thighs, too.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
14 Dec 06
Drat, I uploaded the wrong image then poison_girl. LOL
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
8 Dec 06
To begin with I want to reconize me when I look in the mirror and I want all my family to reconize me too. And like you I'm not into pain. Have had enough in My life time. Besides I earned each and every wrinkle dealing with 6 kids 4 of mine and 2 grandkids. When I get toheaven god will give me a beautiful body and perfect face and on more pain
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
I am definately with you on this one, in that I am me not some invention of someone else. Gee, our son must have been a real terror, as we only have the one child and no grandchildren but still I do have those lines, wrinkles or whatever on my face. Anyway, I tell him that he caused them all. LOL Thanks for reading and contributing to the discussion deebomb. :)
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
12 Dec 06
Best Response Bouquet - Best Response reward
I have given you best response for this discussion deebomb and here's your bouquet of flowers. :)
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Thank you ever so much for both ossi. Sorry I took so long to respond. seem just like yesterday I was here thanking everone for giving me these best responces.
@donglory (677)
• Ghana
6 Jan 07
i will like to change my eyes
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
Oh, what would you like to change about your eyes? This response actually tells us very little at all.
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
Bunny2 - Bunny2
You know I love it that people comment on what great skin I have for my age (50 YIKES) even the beautician at my first ever facial last week (a birthday gift) said I have goo dskin and good elasticity. yet I can see the changes with time. I'd love to stay as I am now...but would I go through surgery? No. I've had more surgery in my life than I care to think about. I wouldn't put myself through that pain just for vanity. But I would like to get rid of the belly and flabby arms...
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
I understand what you are saying Bunny2, in that others might tell you that you have good skin but we ourselves know that there have been changed. Had a laugh the other day when talking to a friend who says "but I don't feel 60 although sometimes I look it". Yes, there are and have to be some changes but if they can be minimised naturally for as long as possible so much the better. I agree with you about the surgery side of things too because I am not into pain at all, although some bits could do with a little bit of a lighten. :) Thanks for reading and responding Bunny2. :)
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I have to wear make up every day. I dont call it "extreme make over". But still every morning, I spend a considerable amount of time for that. During work also, after lunch I do a touch up. May be that's because the job I do needs this and now its more like a habit. I have followed a course in this and its not hard for me.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
It sounds like you are comfortable with what you do, and sometimes it is necessary to wear make-up for work, but that is not an extreme makeover at all. Thanks for reading and responding sherinek. :)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Dec 06
no, thanks, I am happy with my look. I don't think it's healthy at all.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
I tend to agree personally, but also know that some people do feel the need for some assistance. Thanks very much for reading and responding to the discussion. :)
@ishavasyam (1802)
• India
12 Dec 06
I agree with U in toto...How so ever I look as on date..its me..my own self...I have accepted my self...so wont want to change this...for ne apparant advantages....I m clear in mind
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
12 Dec 06
Extreme make-over - Surgery for extreme make-over
Thanks very much for your comments, and it is good to know that you are confident and comfortable being as you are without the need for a drastic change. :)
@caribe (2465)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I might consider some minor adjustments but I am not that thrilled to go under the knife for any reason. So really, I seriously doubt that I would take them up on the offer. Some of those people that they changed on that show were almost too plastic looking to me.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
I didn't see that show at all only the previews - and that was enough reason for me not to bother watching it. LOL However I agree that sometimes people do go too far in their endeavours to look younger. I wonder how they do not understand that the knowledge and understanding they have comes from having lived, and when you have had a decent life there are bound to be a few not so perfect areas. Thanks for reading and responding caribe. :)
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