Plastic Surgery

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  1. Milsey

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    How many of you have had plastic surgery? I'm 50 now and really feeling my age. Numerous comments from kids and parents over the years have taken their toll -- plus sitting a lot at the computer this past year. I am hating my neck - needs upgrading lovehandles -need to go and wrinkles around my eyes - need botox badly.
    Who else has had work done, and how much time did you need to take off?
     
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  3. catnfiddle

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    I haven't, but one of my coworkers had a tummy tuck two years ago. I think she was out for two or three days and didn't move around much for another few days.
     
  4. Tired Teacher

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    If you just wait a few years, your eyesight will decrease. It really helps lessen those wrinkles and gray hairs. You'll feel a lot better how about how you look. There is 1 mirror at work that was so darn bright and strong that always scared me when I looked in it. I tried to stay out of that bathroom.
    I knew a group of women who got lots of work done in Mexico. Some even had liposuction. Those ones took forever to feel better. Going on a diet would have helped that group quicker and with a lot less pain. The facelifts were painful too from what they told me. I don't like any more pain than I have to have, so I preferred to wait until my eyesight left me.
     
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    Nope.

    I wanted to have my boobs lifted due to frequent skin infections under them because we are in a very humid & hot area, but the description was enough to make me change my mind.

    I’ll be 51 in a month. I do have gray hairs and some fine wrinkles, and I have some health issues that decrease my mobility some. However, I don’t feel really any different than I did in my 20’s, and I feel better than I did in my 30’s. Being comfortable in hour own skin is very liberating.
     
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    Yes. I had some, but not for the reasons you share. I don't think it is comparable to the huge list you are giving.
     
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    I get that, a2z. My mother has had her eyelids lifted because they were actually in the way of her field of vision. Later, she had reconstructive surgery after losing her left breast. There is a huge range of what is considered plastic / cosmetic / constructive surgery.
     
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    I deleted my message - sorry - don't know if there is a way to do so other than edit /rewrite.
     
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    Go for it. Botox is cheap. You can buy it and do it yourself at home. Do it over the summer so that you have the summer to recover. I had a nose job. My nose looks better and it took me 2 weeks. I am going to get lipo soon too. I am thinking about a bbl (brazilian butt lift) but I heard those are kind of dangerous.
     
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    the question I have is, why do you care about kids and parents making comments? They have taken their toll so much that you are willing to do something so drastic?
    I think that's an issue you should deal with first.

    And honestly I can't imagine parents making comments like that. Little kids can say things they don't understand but then you have to take it like that and middle schoolers can often say some mean things. But you can't possibly take what a kid says and go and get your nose redone or whatever.
     
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    I don't think doing something like Botox at home is recommended. Just sayin'
     
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    Interestingly, I recently met a therapist who told me her first job was counseling people referred to her by a plastic surgeon. These were people who were getting procedures done for cosmetic, not reconstructive, purposes.
     
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    I have had a lot of surgery that was necessary over the years - some more major than others. These non-cosmetic procedures all took a toll on me, and I would reconsider virtually every one of them if I found myself contemplating having them done again, and these were done for valid reasons that truly impacted my quality of life and how I can function, or for repairs that were necessary for how I function on a daily basis. The one thing that I can absolutely guarantee is that virtually all of the procedures entailed more than what was initially sold to me as "after effects and possible side effects". I would guess that doing botox at home sounds like a very bad idea - if it was initially in the realm of doctors to perform, what suddenly makes it safe for non doctors (you) to do without medical training? I would first consider what beneficial changes you may be able to create through the use of exercise and maybe a change in diet before undergoing surgery for vanity's sake. Making healthy changes through diet and exercise would be my first choice.
     
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    Years ago, my friend bought his wife surgery on her ugly feet (bunyons) and liposuction. I think she was only in her 30's. In return she got her college body back, got herself a new boyfriend, and bought my buddy a divorce.
     
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    Love it!:)
     
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    Nope, not yet. But honestly thinking about doing it. I have one very serious issue which is bothering me all the time. Want to talk to my insurance company first, probably will call wellpath phone number Monday first thing. Curious, if there is a chance they cover partly the costs.
     
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    Oct 19, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    I've never contemplated plastic surgery. At this point, it would take too much to make a difference, so I'll just accept the old wrinkled me!
     
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    Oct 20, 2021 at 4:01 PM

    I am not interested in plastic surgery yet. I do have a friend’s mom that had her eye lids lifted. Her eye lids were dropping down and the results were amazing.
     
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    Oct 21, 2021 at 6:34 AM

    Tired Teacher, you cracked me up! I also go with the knowledge that my husband and I don't see each other the way other people do. There is the halo of "the one I married."
     
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    Oct 21, 2021 at 11:56 PM

    I luv it tired teacher!
    I had plastic surgery done when I had skin cancer because I almost lost 1/2 of my nose. The pposters are correct that it involved way more than i thought it would. They never referred to the "restorative " or "corrective" surgery as plastic surgery but that's exactly what it was. After extensive Moh's surgery I had 3 different restorative surgeries to correct it and I was supposed to go back 2 more times and didn't. I do regret that because gravity is not on your side when you get older and the inside lining seems to be caving in a bit blocking the cavity somewhat.. I don't like that and I don't care for how the outside is beginning to look. My primary referred me because she thinks it will be come problematic in time.

    So no I don't think I will be doing any elective plastic surgery . I am surprised how many women in their late 20's and 30 are participating in those elective procedures.
     
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    Oct 22, 2021 at 2:34 AM

    Wow! I am so sorry you had to go through all of that ! I can understand not going back for more if you did not have to! I am close to a lady who had to get a mastectomy and when she learned about the process of cosmetic surgery, skipped it. Her husband loves her for who she is and she feels comfy in her own skin.
    Will you need to go back again?
    It may just be the younger people I know, but they are all very body/ looks conscious. Maybe having grown up with social media and filters on pictures, they have an unrealistic expectation. IDK....
     

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