questionshave you, or someone you know, ever had plastic…

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Many, many of my friends have had some sort of plastic surgery, but then again, I live just outside of Los Angeles, where a lot of celebrities live who want to get away from "Hollywood." I have had some work done by a plastic surgeon but that was more corrective due to a surgery I had. I would definitely get some, maybe a nose job?

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I have not had plastic surgery myself, but as a veterinarian I perform plastic surgery on dogs and cats. I do lots of nose and eyelid surgeries. I also have done plastic surgery to repair serious injuries. In one case I replaced a German Shephard's lost skin over about a quarter of its body. It took multiple surgeries and I needed to match coat color and hair growth direction from prior photos as it was in the middle of it's show career when it was hit by two cars. The dog successfully returned to the show ring. Actually, now that I think about it, I have stitched myself up several times, but I have not felt compelled to minimize my personal scarring. Personally I only care about function, not beauty.

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GM! You're being paged in the chat room! And missed. They sent me to fetch you :)
Come on over & I'll tell you all about reconstructive surgeries.

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My soon to be mother-in-law has had lipo and some other minor face work. I have a couple friends who have had rhinoplasties.

I'm all for plastic surgery. If we have the technology and it makes you feel better about yourself, why not? I know people who speak against it, but they still have their vices in other areas, hehe.

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I would consider it if my spouse supported it. I do not know anyone who had any procedures done.
But this reminds me of this story of the man who sued his wife after they had an ugly baby -http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/20455/48/

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I have had two friends who have had plastic surgery; one a "nose job" and the other an eyebrow lift. They both say they are glad now they had it done, but for a year following the surgery; they weren't so sure. In both cases, it was more painful and took longer to heal than either had expected. Different doctors, so it's not a case of either of them being misinformed. If one can afford it, I have nothing against it, although if someone is going in for their 5th or 6th surgery, I think the doctor owes it to them to insist on thier seeing a therapist first. It could be that the "problem" they are trying to fix has nothing to do with their physical appearance.

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I know people who have had plastic surgery with great results. Any time anesthesia is involved it is scary...Kanye West's mom died after having plastic surgery, so did author Olivia Goldsmith. It's not for me but if it makes you feel better certainly do your homework and go for it!

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My mother did. She had the lap band surgery done and had surgery to remove all the sheets of loose skin once she lost all the weight: 275 ---->125lbs. She's kept it all off, too, a decade later.

She also had a facelift and had her "turkey" neck done. The facelift was, in my opinion, a mistake. She seems to be unable to adequately move her facial muscles, particularly around the mouth, since the surgery. It's been almost 10 years now, I think the surgeon must have damaged the nerves permanently. I wish she hadn't had it done. I miss my mom's smile.

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my ex gf had excess skin removed from her eyelids, liposuction from her hips, liposuction under her jawline, with generally positive results. she subsequenly gained a lot of weight but her face still looks younger than her age (58) and has withstood the test of time (she had procedures done around 43). I would not recommend a facelift or a nose job. I did not encourage or discourage her decisions.

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@dreamyvelvet: Losing that amount of weight is an incredible accomplishment for your mom! Kudos for her. I've always wondered about the removal of excess skin - are the scars really noticeable? Sorry about her 'smile.' Hope she's happy w/the how she looks now. I know I loved my mom's smile, too, so I understand what you're saying.

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Yeah, my aunt went over-board with plastic surgery in the '90s. The ironic thing is her twin sister has aged gracefully and looks beautiful now while the other looks like a freak show with those big lips and boobs and squinty face lift eyes.

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Not plastic surgery, but every summer for the last 4 years I've had a TCA peel. I have a Dr. do my undereye area, then when I get home I do the rest of my face. Very painful for 7 seconds (it burns several layers of skin off) but AMAZING afterward. Takes 7 days for healing and I never leave home without SPF and a hat!

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When I think of plastic surgery I am always reminded of Michael Jackson.

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@jsimsace: He is certainly the poster child for surgery gone bad. I also think of Melanie Griffith, Priscilla Presley, and most certainly Bruce Jenner.

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Plastic surgery should be approached with a large degree of caution. A significant chuck of my time St work is dealing with plastic surgeries that went wrong. Sometimes terribly so.