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Thoughts on plastic surgery?

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zingiber Tue 28-Jun-05 11:36:45

I have just looked at some pictures of myself, taken recently. Oh the horror. I'm not ugly per se, but I have quite a big double chin that really detracts from my face. It sort of elongates my face and I think spoils it. I'm not overweight, and no matter how thin I get, it never goes. My mother has the same, as do all my female relatives on that side. It seems to get bigger with age, judging by them.

My first thought when I saw it (again) was: why don't you get this fixed, for once and for all? I never thought I'd ever feel the need to have plastic surgery, so this was a surprise. I feel so sad at having to go through life with a face that doesn't look like me, if that makes sense.

Have you ever had anything like that done? Would you ever do it? I can see lots of pros and mainly cons, and I don't feel comfortable with the idea of having surgery for non-essential reasons, so I'd like someone to either talk me out of it, or give me an essential reason!

NomDePlume Tue 28-Jun-05 11:38:56

Yes, I'd have surgery if I felt that I needed it and my discontentment with that particular feature cast a shadow over my every day life.

NomDePlume Tue 28-Jun-05 11:39:46

P.S. I've not had surgery and don't dislike anything about myself enough to want to have it surgically enhanced/improved.

expatinscotland Tue 28-Jun-05 11:40:19

I'd have it if I could afford it.

Lizzylou Tue 28-Jun-05 11:41:33

I would definitely have work done if I could afford it and it bothered me enough...

dizzydo Tue 28-Jun-05 11:42:27

I had plastic surgery on my ears which stuck out really badly and made me feel terrible self conscious. I couldnt have short hair and they just poked out of long hair and looked ridiculous.
I cant imagine having to go through life like that and am really glad I did it.

I think if something makes you feel really unhappy and it is within your power to change it then you should go ahead. I will definitely have my eyes and face done when the time comes (not long I fear) and whilst I am a little scared of the procedure would still go ahead with it.

Of course some people will agree and some will strongly disagree with me but I think it is an immensly personal thing and you should do whatever feels right for you (and certainly dont do it for anyone else). Good luck I hope you reach a decision your happy with.

moondog Tue 28-Jun-05 11:44:18

Why not? I've just booked an appointment to see someone about sun damage on my face (thanks to a childhood in the Tropics) My Christmas present to myself I've decided. Oh, and I'm having some varicose veins seen to at the same time. Quitle looking forward to a night or two in a quiet hospital room over the festive season!

TracyK Tue 28-Jun-05 11:44:18

you could get lipo in your lunch hour for double chin. I'd defo do it and do intend to get stuff done in my forties (if I have the cash)

zingiber Tue 28-Jun-05 11:47:21

Lipo in your lunch hour??! Seriously?!!

I feel a bit guilty thinking about this so much - and of course I feel a bit fickle for putting so much emphasis on my looks. But I find looking at pictures of myself really depressing. Nobody's got any pictures of me and my son up in their house - plenty of my dh and our son, though.

That sounds pathetic!

TracyK Tue 28-Jun-05 11:49:09

yes - I've heard lipo on small areas is v. easy to do. they have advanced it so well it hardly bruises. God you can get a mini face lift that heals in 10 days!

zingiber Tue 28-Jun-05 12:05:13

I think I need the full muscle-lifting/lipo combo though.

TracyK Tue 28-Jun-05 12:09:14

take a week off work and get it done!

TwoAngels Tue 28-Jun-05 12:33:59

one day I will get my tummy done and my boobs lifted... <<sigh>>

HappyDaddy Tue 28-Jun-05 13:48:33

If you've got it, flaunt it.

If you haven't, buy it.

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