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post #26 of 308
^ In reference to the story Jetta just posted: I cant believe that children are getting their breasts done. That really is bad, Im sorry..
post #27 of 308
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Originally Posted by kenics
Not yet, but I don't know if a breast reduction is considered PS. I have already talked to a Dr. and he said to wait till after I have kids. THat was 2 yrs. ago, I haven't had any kids and am really ambivalent about having them. If I get pregnant, great, but if not, I will live with it. No matter how much wieght I lose, I will always be a DD/DDD, whether it is a 34, 36 or 38. I did like it for the first part of my life, but now, I just don't enjoy the imbalance. It looks natural on me, but I want smaller, and insurance will cover it!

So when I finally do go under the knife, I will probably ship in and get a lift at the same time. I have NEVER been perky,
my bf's sister got breast reduction. it can cure a lot of back problems if you have them.
post #28 of 308
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Originally Posted by kenics
Not yet, but I don't know if a breast reduction is considered PS. I have already talked to a Dr. and he said to wait till after I have kids. THat was 2 yrs. ago, I haven't had any kids and am really ambivalent about having them. If I get pregnant, great, but if not, I will live with it. No matter how much wieght I lose, I will always be a DD/DDD, whether it is a 34, 36 or 38. I did like it for the first part of my life, but now, I just don't enjoy the imbalance. It looks natural on me, but I want smaller, and insurance will cover it!

So when I finally do go under the knife, I will probably ship in and get a lift at the same time. I have NEVER been perky,
My friend just got a reduction she was the same size as you and she went down to a C...they did a great job though i'm not sure if she got a lift as well now she doesn't complain of back pain anymore and she can wear cute little party tops.
post #29 of 308
I do see a Chiropracter regularly, but originally for an accident I had had 8 years earlier. Then a couple of years into my maintenance, I asked him if he would start documenting this for a breast reduction. He laughted, said he had noted that from Day 1!!! LOL

I have never really had a lot of back pain from it, but as I get older, I start to notice it now and then.
post #30 of 308
I know a few people touched on it - most people on this board are young, wrinkle-free, stretch-mark free, etc. Its hard to put yourself 10-15 years ahead and know how you will feel about your changed body/appearance.


and yes joce08, you're right childbirth can wreak havoc on a womans body. i consider myself to be very lucky to get my body back but I have friends who never got their body back after having kids - not even close.
i think its very hard to accept when you suddenly dont look like you used to in your clothes - and even harder to accept not looking so good out of your clothes! women want to feel sexy to their husband especially. it cant be easy when your boobs are down to your knees!
anyway, i dont look down on people choosing surgery if it helps them to feel good about themselves. i think some people would feel differently if they had sagging boobs, excess abdominal skin, etc.
I have a friend who has a bump on their nose that has bothered her for years and years. I think she looks fine but she doesnt. she's very self conscious about it. other than that, shes a pretty well-adjusted woman, she just hates the bump on her nose.

i believe that the way we look has alot to do with our self-esteem and most of us would be kidding ourselves to say that isnt true. i know there are the people out there who are totally self confident from the inside. but ALOT of people feel good because they are good looking people! look - we are people willing to spend thousands of dollars on denim. one of the reasons for that is because it makes us look good, right?
so, i say dont fault the people who feel they dont look good and opt for plastic surgery. I'm not talking about young girls who havent even filled out yet.
post #31 of 308
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Originally Posted by wasntme
Well I see it this way, I look the way I look. And it wouldn't matter if I looked this way or another way. Who's to say my nose is huge & I have dumbo ears? I refuse to allow someone else to define the way I think/feel about myself. Its self esteem, like jetta said plastic surgery is not the cure. What will they find wrong with themselves after the first thing is "fixed"?

Oh and what is this teaching our children who are products of us? Do you think they won't notice? If mommy & daddy think there's something "wrong" with their apperance the children will come to believe the same thing about themselves.

May I ask why you feel the need for boob job? What if your daughter has inherited those boobs?

I totally agree with you, nobody should tell us how we view our bodies. But I know if I had a huge nose and big ears i wouls feel better if I got PS, and it wouldn't go deeper than that.

But on the topic of boobs..before I had my daughter I was a C cup, I was also 25 pounds heavier. Now being 25 pounds lighter, I have an A cup, and nursing I'm sure didn't help,( but I do not regret nursing!, its' great!) I would just get them done because I did have bigger boobs and now I don't. I just like the way they look bigger. And if my daughter wants her boobs done one day, it's up to her, I would tell her to wait to have her kids first.
post #32 of 308
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Originally Posted by kenics
Not yet, but I don't know if a breast reduction is considered PS. I have already talked to a Dr. and he said to wait till after I have kids. THat was 2 yrs. ago, I haven't had any kids and am really ambivalent about having them. If I get pregnant, great, but if not, I will live with it. No matter how much wieght I lose, I will always be a DD/DDD, whether it is a 34, 36 or 38. I did like it for the first part of my life, but now, I just don't enjoy the imbalance. It looks natural on me, but I want smaller, and insurance will cover it!

So when I finally do go under the knife, I will probably ship in and get a lift at the same time. I have NEVER been perky,
DO NOT WAIT! It doesnt matter! Your back and health can seriously be in jeopardy if you dont do it now. I did it in 2000 and that was the best thing I have ever done. I have a slight curve in my spine because I waited too long. So what that when I have kids I cant breast feed. Dont let drs. feed you that bs. AND your insurance will pay so DO it NOW. Sorry! I just feel strongly about this and know how much I suffered. (sort of partly my fault b/c I got implants too young) but I took those out and had a reduction and a lift
post #33 of 308
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Originally Posted by jetta_07

"In the 1920s--the flapper era--women were binding their breasts to make them look smaller to suit the fashions."
I wish I'd lived during the flapper era.
post #34 of 308
I've had a septo-rhinoplasty (nose job) and I'm very happy I did Looks very natural, and didn't change much from before. It's just, as my surgeon put it, "more refined"
post #35 of 308
The only plastic surgery I've had was medically necessary because of a few bad accidents I was in, where something on my face or head was split open, and I needed to have it all sewn back together by a plastic surgeon. I've also had a few moles removed, also medically indicated.
post #36 of 308
i have also had my face stitched back together, after several different accidents the first when i was 2,

strangely always the same side of my face, later i could have had free plastic surgery to fix the scars, clean it up, i just never bothered.
post #37 of 308
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Originally Posted by haptronic
later i could have had free plastic surgery to fix the scars, clean it up, i just never bothered.
me, too, and me, neither. i actually like my scars, especially the big one on the side of my head. i often wear my hair very short there, and i like seeing it. it's good for my martial arts image.
post #38 of 308
I haven't had any plastic surgery myself. I am also not very happy with the way that i look either. I was never the good looking kid. I was cute up until grade 4 when i got braces, and then i became the ugly zitty, skinny, flat chested kid. I've gotten a lot better looking in the past few years ( a lot better looking), but i am still in that maintality that i am ugly.

That being said i have thought about getting some surgery done. I would love to get a nose job, some liposuction, face skin resurfacing, you get the deal. But at the same time i don't know if i would actually do it if i had the chance. To me it does seem a bit superficial to go out of your way to have surgery just so that your nose can be a bit smaller. People do die from complications due to plastic surgery. There is also the chance that you can have a botched job which would really suck.

Another issue i would worry about is the addiction to plastic surgery. Some people have one thing done and then they want more and more and more and anything that isn't fixed looks wrong to them until they are literally no longer human. I would be afraid that it would happen to me.

As for the kids having breast augmentation surgery, i thought that mosy doctors won't do anything on girls younfer then 18 unless they have a physical deformity such as one breast that is significantly larger then the other. I was always told that when it came to certain types of plastic surgery doctors will tell girls to come back after the yare 18 or 21 once they have stopped growing.
post #39 of 308
I think I am one of the few who would consider plastic surgery.

I have 3 kids. Each of my pregnancy did a number to my abdominal area. I weight 113lbs and go to the gym 5 days a week. Nothing I do works. So, I told my husband for my 30th birthday I want a tummy-tuck. I'm not a vein person. I just want my body to look the same as it did pre-baby.
post #40 of 308
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Originally Posted by momy
I think I am one of the few who would consider plastic surgery.

I have 3 kids. Each of my pregnancy did a number to my abdominal area. I weight 113lbs and go to the gym 5 days a week. Nothing I do works. So, I told my husband for my 30th birthday I want a tummy-tuck. I'm not a vein person. I just want my body to look the same as it did pre-baby.

thats exactly what my mom did and it worked wonders, no matter how much she went to the gym that was not gonna go away
post #41 of 308
I broke my nose when I was 13. The doctor's never re-set it. As I aged it grew uneven now I am left with a bump. When you touch it it feel like a sharp horn. I am so self concious about I always wear my trendy eye glasses to hide it. I have been thinking about getting it fixed. However, I can't afford it. Maybe if I stop buying jeans I could. I have also looked into Botox around my eyes. Maybe as a 30th b-day present to myself. Anyone have Botox? How does it keep up? There is a salon in my area who holds botox parties once a month for 30.00 an injection. I am not happy about turning 30 this year at all.
post #42 of 308
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Originally Posted by antik_freak
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Originally Posted by haptronic
later i could have had free plastic surgery to fix the scars, clean it up, i just never bothered.
me, too, and me, neither. i actually like my scars, especially the big one on the side of my head. i often wear my hair very short there, and i like seeing it. it's good for my martial arts image.
Antik- You know I feel it in my heart.... But I have to say, I think you're Fabulous! On many many levels.


~J
post #43 of 308
Does anyone else find it interesting that this topic seems to be most commented on by women?

Just an observation... perhaps about the nature of these things ?

Also, I'd like to say for the record that although it's supposedly bad to judge people based on their choices, in many situations I think we can feel free to judge away! Not that I necessarily mean that to apply to this topic.

Carry on
post #44 of 308
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Originally Posted by romansmom731
I broke my nose when I was 13. The doctor's never re-set it. As I aged it grew uneven now I am left with a bump. When you touch it it feel like a sharp horn. I am so self concious about I always wear my trendy eye glasses to hide it. I have been thinking about getting it fixed. However, I can't afford it. Maybe if I stop buying jeans I could. I have also looked into Botox around my eyes. Maybe as a 30th b-day present to myself. Anyone have Botox? How does it keep up? There is a salon in my area who holds botox parties once a month for 30.00 an injection. I am not happy about turning 30 this year at all.
I've done the "tox". I'm a fan, but since I knew we were planning on having another baby, I haven't had it in about a year. $30 and injection seems like an odd way to charge, but maybe I'm wrong. I used to do the entire eye and forehead area, and it was $300- $400 (In Indianapolis). I usually had about @ 10-15 actual injection sites, depending on what needed more "touching up" at each visit. It's got pricey. Some people can go 4-6 months between visits, I was more like 4 months. If you go, cut out/ or way down your alcohol intake for a week+ before your apt, thinning the blood before hand isn't a good idea.

momy- I'm with you. After baby #2 (due in September) I hope to breastfeed (again) and have the boobs done early nexy summer!!!!!!!!

More power to you all, on either side of the discussion...

~J
post #45 of 308
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Originally Posted by lizm75
To go and get your body changed for reasons of pure vanity contributes to the already rampant superficial nature of humans...
agreed...designer clothing is already bad enough
post #46 of 308
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Originally Posted by BillyGoat
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Originally Posted by antik_freak
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Originally Posted by haptronic
later i could have had free plastic surgery to fix the scars, clean it up, i just never bothered.
me, too, and me, neither. i actually like my scars, especially the big one on the side of my head. i often wear my hair very short there, and i like seeing it. it's good for my martial arts image.
Antik- You know I feel it in my heart.... But I have to say, I think you're Fabulous! On many many levels.


~J
Hey, there! Thanks!
post #47 of 308
I had a mole removed by a plastic surgeon - medically indicated, and my GP insisted I'd be happier having a surgeon do it rather than a dermatologist. As far as further work - I haven't thought too much about it... to be honest, I'm 24, and have already had several other surgeries that were required (and likely another this spring). Takes my mind off the elective ones. But, that being said, I'll probably need something done with my breasts later in life. I'm 34F (eek) - and I doubt they'll stay happily where they are now...
post #48 of 308
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Originally Posted by goingoutofmyhead
I had a mole removed by a plastic surgeon - medically indicated, and my GP insisted I'd be happier having a surgeon do it rather than a dermatologist. As far as further work - I haven't thought too much about it... to be honest, I'm 24, and have already had several other surgeries that were required (and likely another this spring). Takes my mind off the elective ones. But, that being said, I'll probably need something done with my breasts later in life. I'm 34F (eek) - and I doubt they'll stay happily where they are now...
i had a mole on my back removed by a plastic surgeon. it didnt hurt at all, during or after the procedure. i have seen people with nasty scars b/c they didn't have an experienced doctor remove the mole.
post #49 of 308
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Originally Posted by romansmom731
. I have also looked into Botox around my eyes. Maybe as a 30th b-day present to myself. Anyone have Botox? How does it keep up? There is a salon in my area who holds botox parties once a month for 30.00 an injection. I am not happy about turning 30 this year at all.
OK... first of all I am not opposed to botox. I have actually considered it...I will also be turning 30 this summer. If it were permanent definately... but knowing you have to go freqently, I just spend money on wrinkle creams.

That said...DO NOT GO TO BOTOX SPA PARTIES!!!!! I am a nurse and have heard horror stories. If you are going to do it go to a reputable dermatologist/plastic surgeon. Don't skimp on price...its your face we are talking about, not trying to get a good deal on jeans. Imagine how pissed we get knowing we get fake jeans. There is fake Botox and other bad stuff they inject into your face. Do the research. Imagine getting your face messed up trying to save a buck.
post #50 of 308
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Originally Posted by kenics
Not yet, but I don't know if a breast reduction is considered PS. I have already talked to a Dr. and he said to wait till after I have kids. THat was 2 yrs. ago, I haven't had any kids and am really ambivalent about having them. If I get pregnant, great, but if not, I will live with it. No matter how much wieght I lose, I will always be a DD/DDD, whether it is a 34, 36 or 38. I did like it for the first part of my life, but now, I just don't enjoy the imbalance. It looks natural on me, but I want smaller, and insurance will cover it!

So when I finally do go under the knife, I will probably ship in and get a lift at the same time. I have NEVER been perky,
OMG kenics, this is my story. . .exactly. . .right down to the size! I haven't figured out how to get INS to pay for it. People don't understand the back pain and just the fact that you can't go in just any store and buy a bikini ore even just a bra! I think a reduction would do alot for my self esteem. Not that it is bad now, but I would all smiles. Do I need to go to the chiropractor (sp?) for documentation. . .because my regular doc just gives me pain meds.

Oh and perky. . .what is that?
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