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 ...

IT HURTS.

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?

Dish!

 

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nonmember avatar Cindy

I'd love to have a tummy tuck and a boob job (if it involved making them perkier, not bigger).  However, the cost alone keeps it from being something I think about seriously.  The risk involved is another issue but not so much the pain.  What I think about more than all that though is....where do you stop?  I have a cousin who has had multiple nips and tucks and injections (she can afford it).  It sure seems like it is addictive. 

mompam mompam

If I had the money I would definitely get a tummy tuck/lipo. I think about it all the time. I don't care how much it hurts.

nonmember avatar Kristan

I would like to have some work done in the future.


Pros - um - you look better!  LOL


Cons - cost and pain.  And the fact that it's SURGERY and anything could go wrong.


 


I think I'm delusional.  I mean, I don't want a c-section because of the risks involved.  But I'm willing to have a boob job and tummy tuck?  What is wrong with me??

nonmember avatar Liz

Does your friend massage her boobs after surgery? massaging them everyday will make them softer. The doctor said only need to massage twice a day, 20 times each, but I usually massage them whenever I get a chance. Personally I am very happy with my new boobs. I also got a tummy tuck, it was very uncomfortable afterwards, not pain, just uncomfortable, coz you have to walk around bending for a while, so the stiches don't pop. My back was in more pain by walking aorund like that. Would I do it again knowing what I know now? Definitely!

nonmember avatar ElizabethTX

A fellow PTA mom had a boob job last year.  Unfortunately she was a little too proud of the results and started wearing tiny camis with no bra to every single function at school.  Um...ewww!  Of course the male attendance at PTA meetings probably went up. :)

nonmember avatar cassia

My mother had lipo and a facelift so it's not totally foreign to me. I definitely know what I'd like to get done and have even made an appointment to consult with a plastic surgeon.


But I think it's safer, less expensive and healthier to focus on the positives of my body and simply be grateful to be alive in a functioning body. My real goal in life is wisdom and joy, not looking like a supermodel.

Marsh... MarshaCWP

I think I'd only do it if I was disfigured by injury or disease, or if aging caused functional problems.  Some elderly people have had eye lifts because the sagging skin obstructed their vision.  Otherwise, I'm proud of my sags, bags, and wrinkles--I've earned them.

frysh... fryshannon34

No way I am to much of a scaredy cat for anything like this!Now if they made a miracle pill or something like that I'd be all in!

Radarma Radarma

I don't mind the pain, and I might be an odd ball here but I have never seriously considered plastic surgery. I am 42, and I like this person I have settled in to. Anything more and I might have to decline sexual propositions. Ha ha. Ha.

Linds... LindsayFerrier

"But I think it's safer, less expensive and healthier to focus on the positives of my body and simply be grateful to be alive in a functioning body. My real goal in life is wisdom and joy, not looking like a supermodel."

I LOVE this comment.  :)

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