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    If cosmetic surgery was available as standard on your current health care plan, would you have your appearance changed?

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    In a heartbeat. Nose job and lipo.

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    NO.
    As much as I find a zillion things wrong with my appearance to obsess over in the course of a day, most surgery makes people just look really fake.
    I know a girl who had a nose job- it used to be almost the entirety of her face. I think I would have done the same if I were here.
    But I can't think of many other cases where I think the person looks natural and better.
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    When I was 13, I was incidentlly hit on the nose by a schoolmate while playing ball, and now my nose isn't straight; perhaps I would straighten it.
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    Nah.
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    No, I think that's kind of sick. I can understand if you were born with a defect or were in some sort of accident, but your average American is already so conceited and superficial and shallow agid'oangiodawn'gnioas;od it makes me mad.
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    You guys are crazy.

    I've actually seriously considered lipo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    You guys are crazy.

    I've actually seriously considered lipo.
    What, you mean, right now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    You guys are crazy.

    I've actually seriously considered lipo.
    Are you that self-absorbed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calenwen View Post
    Are you that self-absorbed?
    And the judging begins, ladies and gentlemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calenwen View Post
    Are you that self-absorbed?
    Basically

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    Quote Originally Posted by calenwen View Post
    Are you that self-absorbed?
    Quote Originally Posted by songofsappho View Post
    And the judging begins, ladies and gentlemen.
    Seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    In a heartbeat. Nose job and lipo.
    same. probably would get all sorts of lovely laser skin treatments.
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    I would have a tummy tuck, not to get rid of fat but to get rid of the loose skin I have after carrying twins full term (and I do mean the full 40 weeks, they were born on the due date for a singleton). Judge me all you want, I feel no shame. And actually I may get one anyway and pay out of pocket for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbaron View Post
    I would have a tummy tuck, not to get rid of fat but to get rid of the loose skin I have after carrying twins full term (and I do mean the full 40 weeks, they were born on the due date for a singleton). Judge me all you want, I feel no shame. And actually I may get one anyway and pay out of pocket for it.

    there is nothing wrong with it, imo.

    my sis is sort of an extreme case where she's had so much work done on herself and works SO HARD on her appearance that it does seem vain. but getting a few things done is nothing bad. if something about your looks bugs you, then fix it? i mean, i don't see what the issue is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by implied View Post
    there is nothing wrong with it, imo.

    my sis is sort of an extreme case where she's had so much work done on herself and works SO HARD on her appearance that it does seem vain. but getting a few things done is nothing bad. if something about your looks bugs you, then fix it? i mean, i don't see what the issue is.
    IT MEANZ UR SELF ABSORBED, DUH!!!

    ha..anyone who says they're not concerned about their appearance is basically lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    IT MEANZ UR SELF ABSORBED, DUH!!!

    ha..anyone who says they're not concerned about their appearance is basically lying.
    yeah, i totally agree. not like it's a "good" thing or a "bad" thing necessarily, but it is something that just is. whether it's enforced by society or nature or what, it's still something that people have a tendency to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by implied View Post
    there is nothing wrong with it, imo.

    my sis is sort of an extreme case where she's had so much work done on herself and works SO HARD on her appearance that it does seem vain. but getting a few things done is nothing bad. if something about your looks bugs you, then fix it? i mean, i don't see what the issue is.
    Right. I don't get why people feel the need to impose their opinions on other people. If you think cosmetic surgery is wrong, that's fine - don't get anything done.

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    IT MEANZ UR SELF ABSORBED, DUH!!!

    ha..anyone who says they're not concerned about their appearance is basically lying.
    Agree.

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    I don't know what I would have done... probably skin treatments as I get older. I dislike my nose [and I do legitimately have a deviated septum that interferes w breathing when I run, ha], but I don't know whether I would go under the knife for it... not bc I think it's "wrong," but bc I don't know if it'd be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by songofsappho View Post
    I don't know what I would have done... probably skin treatments as I get older. I dislike my nose [and I do legitimately have a deviated septum that interferes w breathing, ha], but I don't know whether I would go under the knife for it... not bc I think it's "wrong," but bc I don't know if it'd be worth it.
    i also have a deviated septum. i never bothered with getting it fixed, either. maybe in the future or if i can be convinced that it's actually worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbaron View Post
    I would have a tummy tuck, not to get rid of fat but to get rid of the loose skin I have after carrying twins full term (and I do mean the full 40 weeks, they were born on the due date for a singleton). Judge me all you want, I feel no shame. And actually I may get one anyway and pay out of pocket for it.
    Actually, I would seriously consider doing anything that gets me back to a "younger" version of myself, esp. if my body changed after pregnancy. I think that's totally fine because you're not changing the way you look genetically.
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    Ins't lipo dangerous anymore?
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    No, I would never get it. ew. And with a lot of people you can tell, so while jenny's new boobs may look good on the surface, the underlying motivation doesn't. And most facial jobs don't look that good anyway. I generally respect someone who accepts their flaws more than someone who tries to force a better look, since doing the latter doesn't even fix the issue a lot of the time (artificial body parts/structures aren't exactly inconspicuous if you have a keen eye).
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    There are always things I dislike about myself, but I can't think of anything I'd actually want surgery for. That feels extreme to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strrrng View Post
    Beauty is in imperfection. Once you contrive it, all hope is lost. Hence society.
    Yeah, I agree that "imperfect beauty" is most appealing - but when it comes down to it, there's definitely a limit to how many/what kinds of imperfections most people interpret as beautiful....

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbaron View Post
    I would have a tummy tuck, not to get rid of fat but to get rid of the loose skin I have after carrying twins full term (and I do mean the full 40 weeks, they were born on the due date for a singleton). Judge me all you want, I feel no shame. And actually I may get one anyway and pay out of pocket for it.
    same here. four 10lbers and nursed them all. tummy tuck, laser off the stretch marks and boob lift.

    the ONLY thing that makes me vacillate is the image that i would be sending to my kids that i believe my body is not "good enough" as it is, especially for my girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by songofsappho View Post
    If cosmetic surgery was available as standard on your current health care plan, would you have your appearance changed?
    Deffinitely not. Why would I voluntarily have unnecessary surgery? I'm not hideous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    You guys are crazy.

    I've actually seriously considered lipo.
    I am glad i am Si polr, I just dont care and dont want to care about my appreance, one less burden to carry on in life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
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    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    I eat pork. I'm glad am a Si ego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    I eat pork. I'm glad am a Si ego.
    you are muslim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    No. I... just really like pork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    No. I... just really like pork.
    Oh, I like pork too, but I am still an si plor ;-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    OH but i dont like lipo, but i am still an si polr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    I eat pork. I'm glad am a Si ego.
    Pork is gross. I like ham and bacon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    Pork is gross. I like ham and bacon.
    isn't pork a general term for pig meat? hame and bacon are also pig meat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    Pork is gross. I like ham and bacon.
    Quote Originally Posted by mpiazza000 View Post
    isn't pork a general term for pig meat? hame and bacon are also pig meat.
    Yeah DA... how could you be so unaware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin View Post
    numbers, try to reconnect with nature a little bit. the mountain misses you.
    what does that have to do with the accent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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