Plastic Surgery: What Are Your Personal Pros and Cons?

Suddenly, I find myself at an age where some of my friends are having plastic surgery.

There've been post-baby boob jobs, tummy tucks, and liposuction. And while I can see for myself the benefits of these surgeries and I have absolutely nothing against the procedures or the people who've had them (unless they look like the scary woman to your left), I have a list of cons that are scaring me away from the idea for myself.

For one thing, I've heard from my friends that ...



Yes, my friends have gone on and on (and on and on and on) about how uncomfortable they were after the surgery. For WEEKS.

I've heard tummy tucks are the most painful plastic surgery you can get, and as for boob jobs, a friend of mine complained that her new boobs were rock hard and she hated them. Yikes.

I don't know that I want to go through that kind of pain and discomfort in order to feel better in a bikini once or twice a year.

The other con holding me back is that plastic surgery is an unnecessary risk. Do I really want to be put under and operated on unnecessarily when I have kids at home whose lives would be severely impacted if something happened to me?

Um. No.

I'm sure many of you have thought about plastic surgery, too. What are your pros and cons? Would you do it? And if you did do it, are you glad? Would you recommend it to other moms?



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