JFF- Would You Get Plastic Surgery?

Updated on August 15, 2011
N.F. asks from North Richland Hills, TX
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If money wasn't an issue, would you get plastic surgery and what would you have done? If you would NOT have anything done, I'd like to hear why as well. :)

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L.U.

answers from Seattle on

I would also have some scarring removed from my face from a car accident and get this bulbous "thing" (for lack of a better word) off of my left leg from the same car accident. I think I have a beautiful face so I wouldn't change anything else (eye lift, eyebrows, lips, cheeks ect)....just the scars!
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answers from Dallas on

Just a breast reduction. I don't care about a lift or anything, they are just too big and painful for my back.

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A.H.

answers from Portland on

I'd get a lift on my breasts. I love every part of my body, but it'd be awesome to not wear a bra in the house and not be able to tell that pregnancy has ruined my once "perky" chest lol. But only if money wasn't an issue and I could get the top serious about his/her work doctor.

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T.S.

answers from San Francisco on

YES! I would, and I AM!
Lipo in about four weeks, just my midsection. I can work every other area but that one :(
It's my "sending my first child off to college" gift to myself!!!

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A.K.

answers from Phoenix on

I 2nd a breast reduction.

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B.C.

answers from Tampa on

Absolutely not, if you have an imperfection embrace it. My mother is very confident and happy person, I got the same bug. Some of my friends have done few things here and there. It has changed them, but they are still unhappy. Two of them regret it, its phycological. In my opinion, plastic surgery does a huge emotional damage. Not to mention the physical recovery part, too scary. Sorry, not for me.

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R.J.

answers from Seattle on

YES.

Abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, upper arms, inner thighs, cornea reshaping.

I gained 180lbs when I was pregnant (medical issues, unfortunately that wasn't from cheesecake and chicken wings! sniff. Didna even get to enjoy the climb). I'm carrying 25lbs of SKIN on my belly (kills my back, makes it difficult to bend). My uterus was carrying apx 40lbs when I was pregnant. To get an idea of what I looked like pregnant google image 'quardruplet belly'.

My nose was broken 3 times in one year, and ever since they I snore. And I can only half fill my lungs with air breathing through my nose. Apparently it's a really simple 10 minute fix to rebreak it and reassemble it in the shape it's supposed to be in.

The extra skin from my inner thighs and arms is purely cosmetic.

The LASIK is for swimming. I'm -4.75 in one eye and -5.00 in the other. Without my contacts, I soooooo can't see. It's worse than opening your eyes underwater.

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The tummy tuck is what scares me the most, although it's also the one I want the most... because it's really major surgery and carries the most risk attached to it. The other 3 are fairly simple.

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C.O.

answers from Washington DC on

If money was not an issue? HECK YEA!!!

I'd get my girls pushed up a tad - they are still nice - but heck - I'd like to keep my DDs looking good!!!

And oh yeah - that fat pad between my legs?! URGH!!! Can I get that lipo-ed?! I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LIKE my legs to rub together...and even when I was young and HOT, swimmer/cheerleader - still had that fat pad! URGH!!!

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F.M.

answers from Portland on

Well, if money were no object... I would get myself into a bunch of good exercise classes, eat wayyy better (more organic foods, etc.)-- and that would be that. I would be afraid to cross over that line into plastic surgery. For one thing, it just seems to postpone the inevitable. And, for another, while I am not entirely comfortable with all the things aging brings to my body, I want to learn to embrace it and be comfortable in it. When I was young, I was bothered by being gawked at by young men. I don't get that anymore and, yet, it feels comforting to be accepted for who I am. The people who do pay attention to me are the ones who matter the most. It is a lesson I want to learn.

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C.S.

answers from Kansas City on

I would not have elective plastic surgery unless I'd had some sort of accident and was disfigured or I had some condition that interfered with my quality of life. The reason I wouldn't get surgery is because I look great just the way I am. I think getting unnecessary surgery is indicative of low self-esteem and will do more harm than good. Look at how Michael Jackson and that Cat-faced woman turned out.

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R.C.

answers from Phoenix on

No. I would not have plastic surgery on any part of me even though there's certainly a lot here to keep a surgeon busy for a while. Because I have a husband who adores me and 3 kids depending on me to mother them, for me it would be taking unnecessary risk with my life and health. Plus, despite my determination to give birth without drugs of any kind, I REALLY HATE pain. There's a lot good old diet and exercise can do for my health that surgery never could.
I used to assist in surgery of various types. Countless times I heard doctors use an explicative or utter an "oops" and everyone in the OR knew things were going south. That was enough to make me think twice before ever going under the knife. Nurse Midwife Mom

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M.P.

answers from Portland on

Absolutely! I am saving to get a breast augmentation when I get back to my ideal weight in the fall. Not getting huge tits just implants so that my jugs don't hang down to my knee caps. I hate putting on my bra one leg at a time ;o) . If I had the extra cash I would get a tummy tuck, not for the weight ( I only have about 20 lbs left to loose) but so that I don't have all the stretch marks. I think plastic surgery is fine as long as you are doing it for yourself and not for anyone else. I want to to it so that I feel sexy naked and I want that for me, so that I can be comfortable. No one else.

I should add that I have had rhynoplasty (nose) surgery and maxifacial (jaw) surgery ALTHOUGH these were both required because I was a total klutz as a kid and broke my nose 4 times and I couldn't breathe properly. As a result, my upper jaw shifted so I could breathe out of my mouth and both needed corrective changes. I did have c-sections as well so I am aware of healing and the dangers of surgery. I do believe that you should NEVER jump into it and you can't expect perfection. Weigh out all of your options, see 2-3 different surgeons and be informed about your surgery and it's risks.

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N.P.

answers from Mobile on

ABSOLUTELY! I would have a breast lift, liposuction, butt lift,& tummy tuck. I want to feel confident in the way I look. People can judge all day long but it is my personal preference!

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C.B.

answers from Los Angeles on

No way, I hate the idea of surgery for any reason other than absolutely medically necessary. I am a baby when it comes to that sort of thing. The idea of a surgeon cutting me open is scary to me; I would have surgery if I absolutely had to, but never for cosmetic reasons (unless maybe I was severely disfigured in an accident or something). Plus I'm really paranoid about something could go wrong. I know, probably nothing would go wrong, but it wouldn't be worth the risk to me, no matter how tiny.

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A.G.

answers from Houston on

If i could i would get a slight breast reduction/lift and lipo on my tummy after this next baby.
Ive got no problem with it, i would merely fix the things that seem to be impossible, id still work on the rest of my body the natural way.

I might ACTUALLY DO IT.

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S.S.

answers from Daytona Beach on

tummy tuck here i COME!!!!! everything else i'm ok with.

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M.W.

answers from San Francisco on

For those of you ladies having a breast reduction...just send all that extra love my way!

j/k I would love a tummy tuck and a breast enlargement but I will never do it. I am trying to embrace what the good Lord gave me and my parent's genes. Although mom is a D cup so what the heck?? Do boobs skip a generation??

I just think we need to try our best to love our bodies the way they are and do all we can with diet and exercise to help. I have seen close friends have augmentation done...and really it is psychological...nothing is good enough.

My two cents

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K.L.

answers from New Orleans on

Tummy tuck, love handles,and under arm fat remove.And maybe a boob lift but I don't think my husband wouldn't want me to get that done because he like mine as they are.lol. ;) Everything else is pretty fine. :)

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G.B.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Yes, I would have as much work done to strengthen my ab's that were destroyed by pregnancy. I would have a breast reduction and have perky ones again with nips that don't point down. So many raunchy jokes come to mind at this point....LOL.

I would do a tummy tuck, a chin suck and tuck, arms sucked and tucked (I have to buy clothes several sizes to big to get my upper arms in them), and maybe even more. If money was no object maybe I'd live at a fat farm and need a whole body lift.

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G.W.

answers from Orlando on

yes, I did infact back on May 27th...I had a tummy and side tuck....have lost about 80 lbs in the last two years and my lower tummy was a floppy mess of excess skin that was embarrassing to me, especially in intimate times with my hubby...it really had to be done. It would be nice to have my boobs perked back up but I can live with them and just use a really good bra to make my shape in that area nice under my clothes...I never thought I'd have a urgery like that but my husband was very encouraging that if it would make me feel better about myself, then I had his blessing to spend the $8500 to have it done...just feel I'm way too young (39) to go through the rest of my life feeling so embarrassed about what my lower tummy looked like

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H.L.

answers from Portland on

Yep, and I did! I had Lasik surgery and wish I had done it sooner. It's so freeing to be able to wake up and see right away. I had a breat aug. after breastfeeding my children, because my boobs vanished after they were done with all that work. I have never regretted it. There is something to be said about feeling like yourself again after having children.

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J.K.

answers from Sacramento on

Well, never say never, but I don't think I'd have plastic surgery. To me it's not worth the risk when I have 2 little kids to think about. And I dunno... I'm a bit tired of all of the things we do to make ourselves look younger. What's wrong with getting older? 'd rather embrace my old saggy, wrinkly self and be happy how I am. Ask me again in 10 years... :)

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J.B.

answers from Denver on

I'd get the fat under my eyes removed... I've looked increasingly tired since my late 20's and having kids hasn't helped me.

I'd also consider inner thigh liposuction after I've lost my baby weight.

and getting the sun spots on my face removed...

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S.H.

answers from Honolulu on

Yep, I would get a tummy tuck and the 'flab' of the underarms.
I used to have, before kids, 6-pack abs.
No more.
I have Diastasis as well, per my pregnancies.

The rest of my body, I can whip back into shape, if/when I get the energy to. LOL

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M.T.

answers from New York on

I wouldn't go through the risk just to fix up my appearance or look younger. I had reconstruction done at the same time as my mastectomy and part of that procedure was the equivilent of a tummy tuck. If you have some disfiguring issue, then I certainly approve of getting something done.

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R.P.

answers from Cleveland on

if I KNEW everything would turn out okay and go smoothly YES I WOULD JUSMP AT IT. Id get a tummy tuck get some lipo done fix anything i could

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D.P.

answers from Seattle on

I would get the broken blood vessels sucked out of my legs - I've had some of them since college, and most of them since pregnancy. I'm so embarrassed by them - I don't even wear shorts when I work out.

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K.A.

answers from San Diego on

Nope. Not unless I was in some horrible accident and really disfigured or something. Not worth all the risks and pain and recovery. You're only going to keep aging and everything will keep sagging and what not again making all of it worthless and you have to go back to keep it up.
The only elective surgery that is even remotely tempting is Lasiks for my eyes because I'm sick of glasses and contacts aren't an option for me. But I can't even get myself to honestly think past the hum..maybe..no never mind stage on that. I'm not sure that counts as plastic surgery though.

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F.H.

answers from Phoenix on

I *technically* would have my whole body done because its all flabby from losing a buch of weight. BUT, my husbands ex had breast implants and a tummy tuck and had all kinds of problems and so my husband said he NEVER wants me to go thru that no matter how great I think I'd look. He said he loves me the way I am and would never want me to go thru that...awe...and also I saw my moms face lift...uh no thank you...I will just a gallon of every cream possible to never have to do that. So I guess the answer is no, I will not get any kind of plastic surgery. =)

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S.T.

answers from Kansas City on

i would. and it would be i guess like an extra skin removal, i'm not sure the exact term. i had twins 8 months ago, and while i only gained baby weight, now that i have lost all the weight, i have this extra saggy skin situation going on...lol, sorry i know, TMI!!!!!! i am an overweight gal, and i know i can lose the weight myself without surgery because i have done it before, i mean, how in the world do you lose extra skin??? and my twins were good healthy sized boys, C was 7lbs13oz and S was 6lbs12oz...so i was my own zip code there at the end.....sorry, i am rambling, it happens to me alot..lol

oh yeah, and i would have a breast augmentation thing....not to make mine super big, but one is bigger than the other and they are kind of lopsided looking, i'd just like them to look the same...lol

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M.A.

answers from Phoenix on

YES!! Even though my husband has always said how he is happy with the way I am I'm not I would get my boobs done.. IF money wasnt the issue.

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C.N.

answers from Baton Rouge on

Not unless I was horribly disfigured. If I had the kind of money plastic surgery costs, I can think of so many things I would rather spend it on than plastic knockers.

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J.B.

answers from Seattle on

Not plastic surgery, but maybe permanent hair removal or a series of expensive facials. I don't my mind figure or my face. They've been pretty good to me. My skin is my problem.

I don't think women should get plastic surgery for self-esteem sake. It doesn't work. You have to know that you're loved and lovable in yourself. But if a certain trait is just annoying or if it threatens your health like too much adipose tissue around the waist, then by all means, take care of it.

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S.H.

answers from Washington DC on

I had PRK done on my eyes. Perfect 20/20 vision now. I wouldn't consider it plastic surgery though, but elective surgery for sure. It's one of the best things I have ever done. Now I just need to get a tummy tuck, and I will be all set. Having three kids(three c-sections) has ruined my stomach.

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A.L.

answers from Las Vegas on

I wouldn't get plastic surgery, but I would get non-evasive treatments such as this laser treatment whereby they put it under your chin and it's suppose to help you make more collagen and hence, underneath your chin becomes tighter.. (I saw it on Dr. Oz) it looked interesting. Additionally, I would perhaps have some broken capillaries on my face removed.. right now, I use makeup to cover them up..

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✤.J.

answers from Dover on

Like some of your other answers, if I knew for sure there'd be no complications, infections, etc., then I absolutely would have a whole bunch of stuff done!. I certainly don't need bigger breasts (I'm a DD now), but I'd like them back to my normal full C size & put back up where they're supposed to be. I'd also have a tummy tuck after the c-section, maybe my saddle bags & my double chin, so all body stuff, no face stuff.

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A.Y.

answers from Detroit on

i had lasik eye surgery done and after the birth of my last child, I did get a boob job. nothing extreme - just a full C cup to put them back to my pre-kid size.

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C.F.

answers from Portland on

I would yes.
I would get lap-band or bypass. And then I would get lypo and skin and tummy tucks, until I was all nice and firmed up :)
I would get my one eyebrow that sags lower than the other raised, so I didn't always look like I was "cocking" my one eyebrow.
I would get my breasts lifted and probably made smaller.
I would have my teeth fixed (does that count?)
I would get a chemical peal or something to remove all the sun damage on my face.

That's it :)

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M.G.

answers from Chicago on

Yes!!! I would get a tummy tuck in a heartbeat. I just gave birth to my third child six weeks ago. My twins combined for over 16 lbs, and my singleton was 10 1/2 lbs. My OB even just told me he wished he would've done more of a tummy tuck with this last c-section since my skin is so over stretched. I even just got a yeast infection under that lovely flap of skin. So, yep, I want it fixed!!

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J.K.

answers from Gainesville on

I'd get a breast reduction to help with back pain. Wacoal bras for day time, Champion sports bras for weightlifting or yoga, and Enell sports bras for running or anything that bounces works in the mean time.
My mom got an eyelid lift or whatever it's called because her eyelids got so heavy it was affecting her vision.
I have no qualms about reconstructive surgery for anyone, or cosmetic surgery for cleft palate and stuff like that, stuff that really affects someone's life.
Really, though, who cares what someone else does to their body? Their choice.

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J.R.

answers from Glens Falls on

I never thought I would but once my upper eyelids were to the point that I felt I had to hold them up with my hands at the end of the day, I had them done and I have never regretted it. So much more comfortable!

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A.W.

answers from Seattle on

I totally would. I'd have my eyes lifted, my double chin fixed and my boobs lifted.

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C.W.

answers from Santa Barbara on

I have and I would. I have done Botox minimally...not frozen at all but has kept the crows feet away. Spent way too much time at the beach as a kid.

I have had skin cancer removed on my face three times by a plastic surgeon....I would have been the bride of Frankenstein if I didn't go to someone like that.

Can they do something with my tummy?? I have had two anterior spinal fusions and I have two huge scars, in about a six inch "T" in my abs....I don't love them any more.

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T.M.

answers from Reading on

Absolutely NOT! I would never put myself through pain for the sake of vanity, it's just not worth it to me. My husband is happy with who I am. God gave me this body and I plan to stick with it! Bearing children definately took it's toll on me and so did a few years of steroids, but still, I don't think putting myself through the pain of surgery all for the sake of vanity is worth it. I know people who've had it and look great, but it's just not my cup of tea!

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T.G.

answers from Seattle on

I would (and will if we can afford it someday) get breast augmentation. I've nursed two kids and am about to nurse a third. My breasts are very small (barely A) and I could probably deal with that but they turn into DD's when I'm nursing so when they go back to normal they're tiny and very saggy. I don't even like my husband to see or touch them cause they gross me out.

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M.R.

answers from Chicago on

I am happy with whatever I am blessed with, and so wouldn't want to ever get a surgery done. Unless, God forbid, an accident disfigures me terribly and plastic surgery is the only help that'll make my form back to normal!

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H.G.

answers from Dallas on

Yes I would. It sounds superficial bit I and my arms. I've always had fat, flabby arms and I would luv to be able to wear strapless shirts and tank tops. So yes if money wasn't a option, to feel good, I would!

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L.G.

answers from Eugene on

If I were disfigured by a scar, a tattoo or had a very ugly birthmark like a portwine stain on a my face neck or arm yes. For facial lines if I have any I earned them.
A long time ago I noticed that Hollywood stars all looked like each other as they aged. The plastic surgery did not make them individual. Each had a mask.
I would never have breast augmentation, or a tushy lift. I've thought about a tummy tuck but so far have no desire for surgical scars on my body.
Be a kind person and a loving one and the face you wear when you are old will be pleasing to look at.
The Europeans say every age has it's beauty.

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