Cosmetic surgery: Yey or ney? - page 3
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Jul 13, '02My answer is a big resounding NO. First off, nobody is cutting into me unless it really needs to be done. And secondly, I wouldn't like the message that would give to my daughter. As she enters adolescence, I am trying to emphasize character over cosmetics. She is going to be a beauty, but not like the covergirls.
You have to accept yourself and love yourself first. Bodies are never perfect. There is always some flaw. You read the interviews in the magazine and even the most gorgeous stars are always focusing on some little imperfection. They have tons of money and do all the tucks and have the fat sucked out and they starve themselves yada yada yada. Are they any happier for it? Nope.
I REFUSE to subscribe to somebody elses version of ideal.
Oh dear. I better climb down off this soapbox. I know you are all just having fun with this idea. But as you can tell, this issue just pushes my buttons. Mainly because of my daughter, I think. I have to tell her daily, your nose is just fine. Its a beautiful nose. Your cheeks are wonderful, they are just like your dad's. You are beautiful, just as you are. Nobody likes you more or less because of the shape of your face. On and on.
Ever notice how on a camping trip these things just don't matter anymore? After a day or so everybody is a mess and nobody cares. We focus on what is real and important then.
Oops, I got back on the soapbox again. Okay, I'm really stepping down now and moving on....
Jul 13, '02I had breast cancer and reconstruction. I traveled to Atlanta to find a plastic surgeon who was doing free flap, meaning he took fat from my tummy and used it to make breasts. As a bonus, I got a tummy tuck out of the deal. I'm much more excited about my smooth flat tummy than about my new breasts (although they look wonderful)! If I could choose between the 2 it would be tummy tuck every time.
I also had liposuction on my thighs and butt. I can't see ANY difference to my thighs. Nada! Lots of cellulite before AND after! My butt is nicer though; I lost that "hippy" look women get as they age.
I have a local plastic surgeon who does my checkups. He told me plastic surgeons get NO respect from nurses in the OR. Said they stand around rolling their eyes saying, "I'm CARDIAC," as if that makes them more important. He also told me other surgeons treat him as if his work isn't of any value.
He let me follow him all day once just to see what he really does. I was in awe. He fixed a kid's burned face. He fixed a lady who'd been scalped by machinery at work. He closed a baby's abdomen. How can anyone think this isn't as life affirming as cardiac surgery?
To me, these doctors are the finest surgeons because they combine their medical practice with artistry. After my c section with a huge classic midline incision the doctor acted as if I should just feel lucky to have a healthy baby. Of course I was, but I was left with an ugly crooked scar at age 27. After a plastic surgeon works on you, taping down every little scar, addressing every little whine with, "I can fix that!" you feel like a beautiful creature whose every wish can come true! As you can see, I worship my plastic surgeons!
Just a hint: My incisions were taped for four months with paper tape so they'd heal flat. Now you can't even see them. There is NO REASON everyone can't use this method to reduce scarring! I used it on my son after his surgery and he healed beautifully!
Jul 13, '02I ditto Indeed's post,,,,, always thought i'd like a reduction,,,, but no way is someone going to take off my nipples and replace them,,,,,,, Sensation won out over vanity,,,,,,, lol
and Aimeee stay on your box,,,,,, watch program about teens and plastic surgery,,,,, think we are sending wrong message,,,, gotta love yourself first,,,,,,, just my opinion,,,,, Moon
Jul 13, '02Originally posted by sunnygirl272
i'll try this....