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If money were no object...

If there was absolutely NO RISK of anything going wrong...

Would you get some sort of plastic surgery? What would you do?

I still have to think about this myself. I'm not sure if there is anything i would do.

-- Sherry (, June 14, 2000


Well if plastic surgery counts on getting your eyes fix so you do not need to have glasses.. that is what I would get done.

-- Ron (, June 15, 2000.

Hmmm. I don't know if eye laser treatment would count as plastic surgery. If so, then count me in too.

I've thought about this though and as far as your basic plastic surgery goes, i really don't think i would have anything done. Most of it just grosses me out in a serious way. Liposuction? They cut open your legs and suck out fat? Um, yuck.

The only way i would consider plastic surgery would be if it was actually re-constructive surgery. Say i was in a car wreck and my cheekbones were shattered or whatnot, then i would definitely want it rebuilt. But i can't really see telling the doctors "Oh well while you're doing it, can you give me Christy Turlington cheekbones?" Just put them back to the way they were, i was born looking this way for a reason and someone else's cheekbones, regardless of how fantastic they look on that person would not necessarily look right on me.

I also don't have anything against medically required plastic surgery, such as fixing a deviated septum in someone's nose.

But plastic surgery to look better is just too phony for me.

-- Sherry (, June 15, 2000.

I'll stir the pot. :)

Cosmetic surgery for the sake of vanity is not a good thing, but Sherry, you are lucky enough to be very pretty. Other people aren't so lucky. Oh course beauty is relative (and in the eye of the beholder), and while it is more the fault of society as a wholebut mostly evil advertisersto put emphasis on physical beauty, it doesn't negate that people have issues when it comes to feeling good about themselves.

Britney Spears is not in that latter group. She was considered pretty beforehand, and was blessed with a nice voice. If she did in fact have her breasts "enhanced" (She claims she hasn't... ahem) she did it for pure reasons of vanity in my opinion.

Personally, I have self esteem issues. Thanks to the genes my mother passed on to me, I am balding and I have excessive body hair. These things used to bother me to the point of depression. Sometimes these things made me undesirable to certain women. Sometimes I used them as excuses to myself as to why a woman would never want to be with me. Now they have much less importance to me. But that is because the woman I love, loves me back for who I am and not what I look like (though she thinks I am handsome). Her love has made me more confident.

That doesn't mean I feel any better when friends want to have pool parties or go to the beach. Because while I try not to care what other people think of me physically, I do still feel self-conscious.

That being said, the one thing I would do is have laser hair removal.

There, I said it. I normally wouldn't admit such things.


-- Scully (, June 15, 2000.

I'm not sure that i would consider laser hair removal at the same level as plastic surgery though. They're basically zapping hair follicles and killing them. Yes, it's still altering the way someone looks but i just don't find it as serious as cutting one's face open to give them a new nose or putting sillicone inside someone's chest.

I guess it's all relative. As a woman, i shave my legs every couple of days - every day in hot weather when i'm going to wear skirts or shorts. If i could afford it, i'd love to go for some zapping so that i'd never have to do it again. Partly it would be convenient but it's also for a certain amount of vanity if you will, because no one says i MUST shave my legs, although society (in North America at least) says it's more attractive if women don't have hair on their legs (or worse - stubble!).

I think we all have insecurities though, it's just a matter of how drastic we are in fixing what makes us insecure. I don't think hair removal is drastic. I used to be very insecure about my looks when i wore very thick glasses because so many people made fun of me. To fix it, i got contacts, and i don't think that's too drastic either. But i think it's a little drastic to go into a surgeon's office and to say "Please give me Pamela Anderson's breasts, and Meg Ryan's nose, and Angelina Jolie's legs, and..."

Tangent: Pamela Anderson is another person who reminds me of the same thing that you said about Britney Spears - when i look at the old pictures of Pam, pre-plastic surgery, i think she looked absolutely beautiful. She's still beautiful but in a much more (no pun intended) plastic way. I think she looked much better before.

Another tangent: Does anyone have the URL for that website about the woman who's had a TON of plastic surgery done in order to (i swear to god) look like Barbie?

-- Sherry (, June 15, 2000.

I think that plastic surgery is awesome. I like women with huge boobs, a flat tummy and a small, round butt. I like strippers and most of them get some form of enhancement or surgery. They all say that they want to look better and surgery is a quick way to get there. I think that if a woman has issues about her body type, self image or attractiveness then plastic surgery can help change their life, most times for the better. For example, I saw a women on the Howard Stern Show that had delivered a baby and found that her boobs were dramatically smaller. She felt very self conscience about her body and lack of chest size. Howard paid for her to have a boob job and she came back saying that it changed her life.

-- Scotty (, June 15, 2000.

Um yeah.


I still think there are other ways to improve one's self-esteem without going under a knife to do it.

-- Sherry (, June 15, 2000.

Hey don't judge asked and I gave my point of view. Just becuase you don't agree with it doesn't make it wrong. One thing that I am attracted to is women with nice bodies, but I also like smart women that are exciting, independent and open. By the way, freshly shaved legs are a huge turn on for most guys.

-- Scotty (, June 15, 2000.

I'm not judging. I'm responding to what you said.

If i was being judegemental i would have gone off on a rant, bitching about how you're this and you're that.

I was simply stating that on my side of the debate, i don't think that surgery should be the first thing someone thinks of because they feel their ass is "too big" or the breasts are "too small".

I also think it's a bad idea (i know this isn't what you were saying, i'm just going into another tangent) for your average woman to base her self-confidence on comparisons to strippers or playboy centerfolds.

-- Sherry (, June 15, 2000.

I understand your point of view too. I can't help liking hot, big boob women. That's me. What about a flabby guy -- say someone you work with and know quite well -- who goes in for a tummy tuck and comes out looking great? Does that make him different in your eyes? Do you shave your arm pits too? I shave my self lots of places too. Neat and trim is always best, don't you think?

-- Scotty (, June 15, 2000.

So, maybe my body hair questions were a little out of line... Nonetheless I think we understand each other's point of view. What about women that color their hair? Is that any differnt?

-- Scotty (, June 16, 2000.

Well in my opinion, the difference between the two is that plastic surgery, for all intents and purposes is permanent. Coloring your hair is temporary.

-- Sherry (, June 16, 2000.

I see your point about the temporary nature of hair coloring, but is it really any different? I understand that your first question was based on the no-turning-back nature of surgery. But, a person that doesn't like what the gene pool provided them (boobs too big or small, nose is wrong size/shape, legs and ass too big or wrong shape, or hair color is wrong) still wants to change their physical appearance to make a different impression for themselves or others.

Lastly, since I'm pretty sure your sick and tired of me, I would like the URL for the web site featuring people that have gone crazy with plastic surgery. Do you have it? Could you post it?

-- Scotty (, June 16, 2000.

I don't know the URL.

I do remember a web page dedicated to one woman who devoted the past X amount of years to getting surgery done to look like Barbie. I don't remember the address though.

-- Sherry (, June 19, 2000.

What a stupid question,99% of women would do it if they were really honest with themselves!!!!!!!!!!

-- Janine mcgrew (, January 04, 2001.

I think I would want to get rid of some unwanted body hair on the most impossible places... I'm quite convinced this doesn't really involve any surgery, I've seen an ad on tv about a substance that might do the trick, but I also never buy the stuff I see in ads, becouse those people have way to much money to be advertising so their stuff is defenately going to be more expensive than those brands that don't advertise, or those products that have no brand at all. Does anyone know someone who has used such something... Succesfully ?



-- Wim Van Oudenhove (, January 07, 2001.

Pamela hasn't had any work done except for her boobs. thats it. thats all. Cher's had laser resurfacing, eyelid surgery, lips done, breast reduction, too.

-- Brian (, April 06, 2001.

I don't know about that. I think she's had her lips injected with collagen too, though at least that's not permanent - it only lasts a few months.

I often wonder if Goldie Hawn has had a lot done because she looks incredible; she's a 50-something who looks like she's in her 30s.

-- Sherry (, April 06, 2001.

hi...i found that website about the woman that got all that plastic surgery done to look like barbie. it's i can't say that i would ever do something like that, although there's no denying that the woman looks good. i guess i'm more of a natural kind of girl...

-- kate (, May 13, 2001.

Hi, guys. I am a 12 yr old girl from Wales and i am interested in the conversation. I think it is O.K. to have Plastic Surgery to be honest. I can't see anything wrong with it. Oh yeah, one more thing, PLEASE DO NOT diss my idol CHER. She is the best in the Whole world. Please write to my mail address if you would like to speak to/get in touch with me. Thank you for taking your time to read this, Frederika

-- Frederika Morgan (, September 17, 2001.

I myself would get plastic surgery done, if only it didn't cost anything my prayers would be answered. I think it is ok, as long as your not going over the top or trying to completely change what you look like. I'm 18 years old and if plastic surgery was free I would get a breast reduction. I'm a size 10DD - E, which is urmmm 34 in american size i think. I haven't got a huge stomach, just a normal one, but my boobs are big and uncomfortable. They have stretch marks on them, they sag when I haven't got a bra on, and I can't buy the Target brand bras, I have to buy 50 - 90 AUD, from a specialized store. And even then they have a very limited selection. I look around and look at other girls and I don't think I have ever seen anyone that has huge boobs and isn't fat. It really gets me down sometimes. I think that if you feel really strongly about getting plastic surgery done then it's ok.

-- mel (, October 12, 2001.

With money or no money, plastic surgery is a disaster because it destroys your life afterwards..people die so much because of the cause of affection and disease from those lasers and medicines that's treated in plastic surgery. I say....accept what God has given to you and don't try to change yourself, it's not worth looking good and suffer the pain for 1o yrs and die...that's really sad....say no to plastic'll destroy your life after a couple years of happiness...its jus a couple....its not a long time..... -unknown-

-- unknown (, October 23, 2001.

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