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Created on : Friday, July 01, 2005, 04:57:56 pm
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Has plastic surgery changed your life for the better, made it worse, or not changed it at all? Share your stories here.

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December 20, 2007, 2:29 am CST

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Quote From: lrochester

Hi Julie,

 

Did you have your surgery yet?  I, too, have tinnitus and am contemplating a tummy tuck in the future.  I never considered that surgery could effect my tinnitus.  Please let me know what you think.  Thanks very much.  Linda

seriously i think the best place to get advice online for cosmetic surgery is www.realself.com there site is based testimonials from real women who have had these procedures done, dr phil is not a plastic or cosmetic surgeon you will get advice from real surgeons and real people who have had the procedure you want hundreds of thousand of women already go there  and i highly recommend anyone searching for procedure information to go there, also www.vanitycashstar.com has some great information aswell
 
January 4, 2008, 8:52 am CST

surgery considerations

Quote From: angelasegalcom

It's the process and the decision that changes your life.  I represent women considering plastic surgery by giving them the facts necessary to make an intellegent decsion.  I have over 12 years of experience WORKING in a plastic surgeons office.  I was the administrator so I handled everything but the suregry.  I ALWAYS represented the patient.  Telling them the whole truth.  Sadly, most patients do not want the truth.  They have become accustom to words like "anti-anging, life-changing, and turn back the clock".  These are all marketing words that should not be a part of the decision to have plastic surgery.  My passion is to arm women with knowledge which is the true meaning of being rich. www.AngelaSegal.COM

You provided a very valuable service to many...it is a shame that people think that surgery will change their lives. 

 

I had a mastectomy in 2006 and subsequent breast implants for breast reconstruction.  I had no expectations of changing my life, and the surgery changed nothing except to make it so I wouldn't have to wear a prosthetic for life...I would probably have forgotten to wear it a lot of the time anyway...I am very happy with my reconstruction, but it was for me, not for anybody else's view of me.  If not for the mastectomy, I would have never even considered breast implants or any other kind of surgery.

 

I am 46, and I am aging...not too quickly, but when I get wrinkles, I'll wear them proudly...I will have earned every one.  I have a saggy tummy, but I earned that too...three wonderful boys...I wouldn't change a thing.  If people judge others by how they look, then they aren't really worth having as friends.

 

Thanks for being there for so many women...Becky

 
February 20, 2008, 8:15 am CST

breast implants

 I had saline breast implants twelve years ago when I was in a very insecure relationship.  I've also been teased my entire life by my family about being flat chested (even after implants).  I'm slender and  wanted to be more proportional or at least have some breasts.  I currently wear an A or B depending on band size.  While the implants have been great for clothing and look natural, they do not feel natural to me.  Because of this I have not let my relationships be intimate.  I feel dishonest and don't know when or how to tell the person I'm dating that I'm not this "natural" woman I'm perceived to be, so I tend to stay out of relationships.  I don't have strictures, but I feel my breasts are too hard and firm.  Now, in my early fifties, they have no sag and look a bit perky for my age, in my own critical opinion.  I don't have self esteem issues, but body shame issues.  I'm happy with my life and emotionally ready to be in a relationship, but this is a HUGE personal deal breaker for me.  Thank you for any suggestions?
 
March 12, 2008, 8:13 am CDT

first do no harm!

 i inherited bad teeth from both parents.in 2004 i decided i'd see a prostadontist.a specialist in dentures to see if i could finally obtain a smile i was proud of.this "specialist" sent me to a oral surgeon because my lower jaw had either been broken prev. or was shifted since birth.these "specialist" told me based on numerous xrays and molds of my jaw that surgery was required before any dental work could be done.they both said my lower jaw needed to be broken and lined up with the top.i followed their advice.the surgeon broke my jaw and in doing so i now have an underbite where i had none. my lower jaw has no bone mass due to the surgery and prev. loss of teeth.i am numb from my bottom lip down to my chin so that when i kiss my g-kids i cant feel it and my chin is moved from the center of my face to about 1/4 in over changing my entire face and aging me 20yrs.he takes no responsibility for any of this and no lawyer wants to bother with it because most of them are ambulance chasers out for guarenteed money & cases that win themselves.i know.i was a medic for 16yrs.no one recognizes me anymore.ive lived here all my life.i was outgoing and everyones friend.my husband was the love of my life.i thought.he told me prior to all this that dentures would not bother him at all and he would stand behind me whatever choice i made.i prayed about it.i decided to trust the drs.they had the knowledge of surgeons,not me.biggest mistake of my life.in 2006 while in florida w/my husband(where he took me on our honeymoon 22yrs earlier)i walked out of the bathroom wrapped in a towel he looked at me and said "Im not attracted to you anymore.have you looked at yourself lately?your not N---.You dont look the same."he walked out and never spoke to me again xcept to say he hates me.to him and the quack that worked on me i say "FIRST DO NO HARM". if you cant make things better then leave them the hell alone!
 
March 31, 2008, 9:30 pm CDT

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Quote From: Tillie14

 I had saline breast implants twelve years ago when I was in a very insecure relationship.  I've also been teased my entire life by my family about being flat chested (even after implants).  I'm slender and  wanted to be more proportional or at least have some breasts.  I currently wear an A or B depending on band size.  While the implants have been great for clothing and look natural, they do not feel natural to me.  Because of this I have not let my relationships be intimate.  I feel dishonest and don't know when or how to tell the person I'm dating that I'm not this "natural" woman I'm perceived to be, so I tend to stay out of relationships.  I don't have strictures, but I feel my breasts are too hard and firm.  Now, in my early fifties, they have no sag and look a bit perky for my age, in my own critical opinion.  I don't have self esteem issues, but body shame issues.  I'm happy with my life and emotionally ready to be in a relationship, but this is a HUGE personal deal breaker for me.  Thank you for any suggestions?

I have had my breasts done over 18months ago and i feel the best i have ever felt in my life! Ithink you may be pleasantly suprised by the person your dating, i dont know any male that does not appeciate breast implants! When people ask me "are they real" i quote, if you can see them, they are real!

Dont be ashamed! Be proud and beautiful! I think it is very excepting this day and age for most people to have or have had cosmetic surgery! My implants are a D and i love them, i feel like a woman with them! I think you would have more body issues without them. I would not even have second thoughts about perky boobs at fifty,i am looking forward to that, i am 32!

 
April 10, 2008, 10:54 am CDT

How Plastic Surgery Has Changed My Life

Quote From: jo_williams

I have had my breasts done over 18months ago and i feel the best i have ever felt in my life! Ithink you may be pleasantly suprised by the person your dating, i dont know any male that does not appeciate breast implants! When people ask me "are they real" i quote, if you can see them, they are real!

Dont be ashamed! Be proud and beautiful! I think it is very excepting this day and age for most people to have or have had cosmetic surgery! My implants are a D and i love them, i feel like a woman with them! I think you would have more body issues without them. I would not even have second thoughts about perky boobs at fifty,i am looking forward to that, i am 32!

Hey Jo, i am 32 too!.  I had my breasts done in December of 2006, and i don't regret it at all.  Before that op, i had been living with since puberty, my right breast at least twice as big as my left breast.  I suffered with great pain and discomfort, til i finally said to myself, 'enough is enough', i can't live like this anymore. 

 

So, i got in touch with my doctor, who forwarded a letter to specialists within our health service, and i finally got to see a consultant, and then a plastic surgeon, who would actually do the op.  I was greatly pleased that i wouldn't have to have implants. 

 

The surgery would consist of mainly in the Right breast, having the unfortunate extensive tissue cut out, and then my breast sown up.  On the left side, i was given a slight uplift, to counteract the right side, i was also given fantastic big new nipples, i love em!.  Although i had awful complications after surgery (there is always a risk to any surgery, and i accepted that), i still don't regret having it done.  My confidence has been boosted, my clothes fit bettter, and i don't suffer with as much pain in my back.  So, if anyone is thinking of getting surgery, go for it!.

 

ValGal

 
June 28, 2008, 12:41 am CDT

How Plastic Surgery Has Changed My Life

My Mother in law was going to get cosmetic surgery for some moles to be removed, but her doctor said it wouldn't be covered because they wern't suspicious. Can you believe it? She went online and asked around and tried the molepaste (#1 natural mole and wart remover) and it has done wonders for her. It actually killed the moles they say by natural cautery "within 20 minutes" She had them all over her face and for the first time isn't self conscious.  I have since used it on skin tags and age spots with very good results. It's too soon to see if I'll get any scarring, but so far so good.
 
July 16, 2008, 4:00 pm CDT

How Plastic Surgery Has Changed My Life

Quote From: jo_williams

I have had my breasts done over 18months ago and i feel the best i have ever felt in my life! Ithink you may be pleasantly suprised by the person your dating, i dont know any male that does not appeciate breast implants! When people ask me "are they real" i quote, if you can see them, they are real!

Dont be ashamed! Be proud and beautiful! I think it is very excepting this day and age for most people to have or have had cosmetic surgery! My implants are a D and i love them, i feel like a woman with them! I think you would have more body issues without them. I would not even have second thoughts about perky boobs at fifty,i am looking forward to that, i am 32!

I was thinking about getting mine done, but I've heard stories like this one, where your breast feels hard and firm. Is it true? I've seen pictures of some breast implants and they look very real and don't look at all hard or firm.

 
July 20, 2008, 6:02 am CDT

How Repairing my Gummy Smile changed my life

I recently had cosmetic surgery on my "gummy smile". For most of my life -- I felt people often looked at my smile in a funny way, in fact growing up some people even called me "horse mouth".  This has been my greatest insecurity for all of my life. I was told that the only way to "cure this condition" is to have a surgery where they break your jaw and reset it. Finally, for my 32nd birthday present my husband told me heard of a less invasive way to cure this for me....this procedure is not always known by dentists because its done by a specialist. I had the procedure 3 months ago and I have been estatic.....my jaw did not have to be broken they only had to modify the positioning of my lips in a relatively simple way. I am so happy now and my smile looks much better. If you have a gummy smile like me you should learn more about lip reposiitoning / gummy smile repair. I flew from oregon to Los Angeles, CA to see a brilliant celebrity doctor Dr. Farnoosh in Beverly Hills. I waited my whole life for this so I didnt really mind the flight. I would recommend Dr. Farnoosh if you are considering doing this procedure -- he sees a lot of celebs and international people because of his reputation and expertise. His website is www.thetotalsmile.com  -- I tihnk this has been one of the best changes I have made in my life ...I am so much happier. I no longer cover my mouth when I smile. Its great. If you have this problem there is hope!

 
August 8, 2008, 12:24 pm CDT

go for it!

Quote From: mstyk888

I hope someone reads this from time to time because the last post was several months ago. I am scheduled to have a tummy tuck in three weeks. I'm 5'4" and weigh 170 pounds. I look ok except for horrific stomach from three kids all c-section. I guess I'm alittle scared and have stupid questions like was everyone ok with their belly button if they had a full tummy tuck. I'm nervous it will look odd. Also, how much weight loss is taken off when they cut out your excess skin/fat, etc. ?? How much weight is actually there and taken out? I know its  not a weight loss tool and that is not why im doing it but I'm just curious and can't find the answer anywhere. If anyone who's had a tummy tuck could tell me, I would really appreciate it.
i've never had a tuck but i have had a breast augmentation and i have to say that plastic surgery is the greatest thing since, well,  lol it's the greatest thing period!!

it has absolutely changed my life completely. my self asteem has skyrocketed and i have never enjoyed a more fun filled life! everything from my home life to my life just out and about is now a full fledged riot! i really have a new lease on life and would recommend to any one having plastic surgery done. whatever it is that you don't like about yourself, GET IT FIXED! you will be sooo much happier!

best of luck,
Charlotte  
 
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