I had a nose job when I was 16. I wish my parents had been astute enough to get me active and happy with myself instead (unfortunately this was still when sports were seen as a male domain) I have a little bump where the doc didn't shave the bone quite right and the tip of my nose is still big without echoing the ones on my parents and grandparents
the plastic surgeon who did my surgery later died from complications with liposuction, I'm not kidding.
it is your body...do the benefits outweigh the risks?
aiden, we just can't stop ourselves when you ask for no comments! How far out are you from surg? My good girlfriend and colleague just had g. bypass 2 wks ago, so far so good... :grouphug:
I see from the posts that I am in the minority here, but I am all for plastic surgery if you can afford it and it can truly accomplish what you desire.
I got breast implants to replace what breastfeeding four children had taken away (and added to what little I had to begin with I guess it is vain, but I have never regretted it and never felt ashamed telling people about it. I know I would do it again, having had them replaced once already, and I just feel better about my looks.
Here's hoping Botox comes down in price before the lines in my forehead are permanent!
I really only meant that I have gotten some not so nice comments in the past about gastric bypass being the easy way out. As these same people sit at a computer at a job they drove to as they stopped at the Starbucks drive thru on the way in, etc.....
Anyway, I had RNY in July 2002 so I'm not quite 2 years post op. I am currently 8 months pregnant so my weight went back up some, but overall I am so much healthier and with out the surgery I doubt I would have even gotten pregnant since I do have PCOS, but with the weight loss, that straightened out my hormones enough so that me and DH did not have to go to a fertility specialist (which our insurnce would NOT cover).
So now that I've poured out my life story....!
Thanks for the supportive comments.
rs4, I also have a friend/co-worker that just had surgery. She is only 1 week post-op so she's still feeling tired and stuff, but doing good. Hope it keeps going good for your friend.
Wow, that thing about the C diff with the tummy tuck is scary! After I had my second child, I developed this little roll of fat around my middle. I run 4 miles a day and watch my diet and it won't go away! Now we are trying for another, so God knows what it'll look like after this. I would love to have a tummy tuck or a little liposuction and I'm planning on doing it when I'm done having kids. There's nothing wrong with having a little work done, as long as you aren't drastic. That whole extreme makeover show looks really scary and painful.