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8/30/18 12:27 A

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It is an individual choice. One should be sure be sure about the procedure and make sure the doctor is licensed.

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8/30/18 12:16 A

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Only if you need it

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8/29/18 10:45 P

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There are certainly medical reasons to get plastic surgery. With non-medical surgeries I think there are two camps. Camp one is "fixing" something that was truly bothering you, which is fine. Camp two is the "If you give a mouse a cookie.." camp where that one thing be followed by something else that wasn't as much of an issue but since the first one was so helpful they start to plow through a host of other procedures. That second camp is just like an overweight person who thinks that losing weight is going to magically turn them into some other person. Losing weight certainly helps with fitting in an airplane seat, but it's not a fix all for confidence or a host of other things that people find themselves struggling with once they have lost the weight.

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8/29/18 7:26 P



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Sheryl,

When I was laid off and looking for work, a friend of mine suggested I dye my white hair.He said a lot of older men do color their hair to have a chance at a better job. I objected because I'm not ashamed of my age. Unfortunately, when someone my age is out of work, their age can work against them. Many companies (even though they are not supposed to discriminate) do favor younger (looking) employees.

I don't look my age, which works in my favor. Everyone enhances their resume, but I felt dying my hair to look younger was deceptive. I should be hired based on my skills, not my age or looks. However, we all know that's not always true.
So, thank goodness for skills and a healthy lifestyle.

anyway... I think the team of doctors who did Caitlyn Jenner's cosmetic surgery procedures did a great job.



oh and Jane Fonda posted a fabulous "before and after" series of photos. They show how a celebrity can look glamorous at a red carpet event, but not so the next morning. Now that's honesty.



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8/29/18 4:48 P

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Why not okay? I think that such negative attitude towards it is nothing more than a stereotype, yeah, of course it's a risky procedure like any other type of surgery but it has much more benefits than disadvantages. I know some real stories about bad cases with it but really much in this case depends on your doctor and clinic, you should just be careful while choosing the one. And considering all the risks of it I think you should have plastic surgery only when it's really necessary and stop later with it in time (I feel sympathy for Michal Jackson and some other celebrities too).
There are so many types of procedures for it www.jamesleeplasticsurgery.com/fr/ and a great amount of them are very helpful for changing some body defects which make many people feel very uncomfortable with themselves (like crooked nose or burnt skin for example). Sometimes it's really a need when such defects become a problem for your normal body functioning (like cleft palate or too much weight because of hormonal imbalance). But in my opinion it's better to think firstly about possible alternatives before making the final decision www.cosmeticare.com/article/5-pros-and-con
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8/29/18 3:47 P

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A lot of people dye their hair because they think it makes them more attractive.
If a little plastic surgery (by a good doctor) can help them feel better about themselves, why not.


Blake Lively


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Jennifer Grey (star of 'Dirty Dancing')
I think she looks great either way, but her career took a hit.

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8/29/18 12:41 P

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YES. why wouldn't it be okay?



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8/29/18 12:15 P

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Consult a plastic surgeon and explore your options.



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8/29/18 11:11 A



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Joan Rivers once joked,"I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware."

Bo Derek said it best,"When you look at women who have had plastic surgery, they have lost something - usually an expression, something unique to their face."



I agree that there are legitimate reasons to have cosmetic surgery. a little work to improve an appearance is one thing, but to change your entire face because you don't like the way you look or want to look like a celebrity is a whole different kettle of fish.

example of a little plastic surgery.



I love Meg Ryan, but too much plastic surgery.






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8/29/18 6:42 A

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I agree that it depends on the reason. If it's due to vanity,I don't think it's okay. If it's to help correct a birth defect, damage from an accident, or to some otherwise uncontrollable event, then I think it's ok.

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8/28/18 10:07 P

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What are you thinking of having done, AMMONITE1, and why are you wanting it?

Like others have said... it depends.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
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8/28/18 10:04 P



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I guess a lot depends on the reason it is being done.

If it is, e.g. getting a nose job because you don't think it looks 'pretty enough', then I don't see it as something positive and it is possibly that you have some form of body dysmorphia (characterized by the obsessive idea that some aspect of one's own body part or appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix their dysmorphic part on their person.) If this is the case, then Therapy is a far better option. However, ....

.... if it is getting a nose job to straighten a defect to aid breathing, or because it is actually very crooked, then I feel 'go for it'.

IF the plastic surgery is to remove excess skin after having lost a lot of weight, then it can be a really positive thing, and can help reduce infections (or the chance of infections) when the skin is very excessive, causing hanging/rubbing, etc.

In this case, be guided by your Dr/Surgeon and your own feelings/needs, rather than someone else's unqualified thoughts.

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8/28/18 6:43 P

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I don't see anything wrong with someone trying to improve their looks as long as it doesn't become an obsession. (That goes for anything). I feel sympathy for Jocelyn Wildenstein 'Catwoman' or Michael Jackson; people who can't accept when enough is enough, need therapy before they go for more surgery.

I think a lot of people who lose a tremendous amount of weight and have a lot of loose skin, would probably like having the plastic surgery done.

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8/28/18 6:34 P

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Depends what is being done

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