I am all for plastic surgery - I'm debating myself about having a boob job, and in addition to that I'd like some lip fillers as my top lip is too thin. Don't see what's wrong with it tbh if it's going to make you happy.
I don't know whether you'd count this as it wasn't particularly invasive but I have had a cosmetic procedure - i.e. scar rejuvenation. I had a tube in my stomach for about 11/12 years and when it was removed, it never healed properly and I was left with a 'dimple' scar, but a scar that wasn't fully closed (so there was a small hole) So I went to a private surgeon and had that section removed and stitched back up, so my scar is now simply an inch long horizontal line. I am so much more confident with that now, I don't think I would have ever gotten intimate with someone pre-surgery as I just felt disgusted with it!
Last edited by sarahthegemini; 01-07-2012 at 17:20.
People can do what they want, at worst it affects only yourself. When I see exaggerated surgery or something that has been badly done, I find it sad, but then again there is no reason to be angry with someone - they are suffering, not you. I'm surprised by how many people seem to think that anyone who's had surgery deserves to be critiqued. Perhaps it's due to Britain's hatred towards the wealthy - surgery costs a fair share, after all.
Personally, I draw the line by permanent facial surgery. I would not be a stranger to smaller body adjustments or fillers (juvaderm or botox), because it can all be done in smaller amounts. But I would never do surgery on my face. It can go bad and there are no was of fixing it without permanent and obvious damage. That being said, I am happy with my face and have no reason to complain. I see some having nose jobs with excellent results. But I think anyone should think long and hard about having surgery done to their face.
Last edited by Millie228; 01-07-2012 at 18:13.
If you have scarring or something else that doesn't affect your health that the NHS won't fund to correct because it is technically cosmetic, I totally support it. I'm all for plastic surgery as long as it's done safely, people may dislike it or are quick to stigmatise people who have it but it's their decision, I just hope if it's for confidence issues they think surgery through before going for it, it might not be the answer.
Last edited by SpicyStrawberry; 01-07-2012 at 19:46.
I think plastic surgery is only acceptable for those with serious disfigurement - the result of cancer or a serious accident/war/abuse, or a genetic problem etc. These are the sorts of things the NHS would find suitable reasons too.
However, it doesn't mean I would ban these things personally. I hope to study medicine and become a doctor in the future. If I became a plastic surgeon, I wouldn't refuse to operate on somebody who was just 'insecure' about their nose. I mean, it's just my job. I don't agree with surgery for cosmetic reasons (because I believe God creates humans, we're never satisfied with what we have, we're too materialistic), but I also can't expect everybody to have my views. As long as they know the risks of surgery, and spend their own money on the operation (ie. not publically funded AT ALL), I'm quite fine with it.
Last edited by Pride; 03-07-2012 at 21:29.