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to ask who has had botox or fillers or plastic surgery of some kind?

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wrinklesandproud Tue 09-Oct-12 19:55:08

(namechanged for this).

I can honestly say that having any of the above has never entered my mind. I'll be 40 next year. I have some wrinkles on my forehead, a neck that seems to be looking increasingly wobbly and wrinkly, and crinkles all round my eyes. But I just thought that was what happened as you got older. No-one I knew until very recently has ever had any 'work done'. Botox was something you read about in Grazia magazine.

But we've moved recently to a new area and (public) school and it seems that with the people where we live it is the norm to go for regular botox and/or fillers and/or other surgery from boob jobs to liposuction. This is discussed the same way buying a new dress would be chatted about over coffee. For the first time in my life I feel as though I am the odd woman out for just going au natural. I am starting to be swayed by their way of thinking, whereas previously I never could have imagined me having any of this stuff done.

So I'm just curious to know how many mumsnetters have either had any of these things done (if so what) and if not, would you consider it?

I sort of feel as though having stuff done is cheating, but if you're the only sucker not cheating, you end up as the loser.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 28-May-13 17:52:21

Some people like cosmetic procedures some people don't. As long as all procedures are legal then one persons view point has nothing to do with the other.

Both views are equally valid and of equal importance to that person but have very little importance to the other.

No matter what stance you take or procedure you have or don't have its bugger all to do with anybody else and certainly shouldn't be used to ridicule,when you start doing that you sound like badly brought up children.

Oh and FYI Alicia happens to actually be a very real person with feelings she's also quite pleasant.

AgathaF Tue 28-May-13 17:54:26

both of you are happy to predict that your twentysomething daughters having cosmetic surgery and similar procedures in years to come - no, I didn't say that I predicted my daughter would have procedures or surgery in years to come. I sincerely hope she doesn't feel the need. If she does have a minor procedure though, I certainly won't be raining ill-informed comments down on her head to make her feel bad, anymore than I would to anyone else who has them. Those who continue to have such views may well find that their daughters don't tell them if they have something small like botox or fillers in years to come.

FarBetterNow Tue 28-May-13 18:49:13

Maybe Mercury can find a procedure that will get rid of her persecution complex.

She has now accused two of us of wishing cancer upon her.

I have never wished ill health or misfortune upon anyone and never will, even when I am a wizened old witch.

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