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    Have you gotten plastic surgery? Would you get plastic surgery? If you wanted to and could, what would you get? Thoughts?

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    I don't think I would get plastic surgery. But I have thought about getting laser hair removal and hair transplants if I ever lost my hair.
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    If I had so much money that getting it was like buying a candy bar then I'm sure the idea would cross my mind, but really I'm pretty happy with how I look for the most part and I don't think the risk of it getting botched would be worth the relatively minor rewards of it working. Most people probably don't even notice the little things I do (e.g. my nose being slightly crooked). I'm certainly not morally opposed to plastic surgery, but I would worry that it might offend my family and would just feel a little bit dishonest changing my appearance in that way. I'm not saying I think it is dishonest. I don't. I just would feel that way if I got it I think
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    I’ve never gotten it, no. Idk if I would, but if I did, I’d prob try tweaking my nose a bit. The end of it, to where it isn’t so rounded. But nothing major. I think that it can prob be addictive, though, and if I were to get too much, a bit disconcerting when it comes to my identity and self-image

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    ahem it often seems to not go so well... but i don't know if i only end up randomly seeing before/after pics in which it didn't. i think if i was super well off and this were an option i would probably get help naturally making my body better first... and then after a baseline was established, my facial symmetry is kinda off because of my neurotic chewing on the inside of my mouth but i don't know if this would be how to fix that, if at all...

    and like @reverie said people do get addicted to it, it's a quest for perfection and i don't want to end up in that spiral at all and i could say i don't think i would but a lot of ppl don't think some form of addiction can happen to them and it's easy for me to see how things can change in a way in which i get caught in some spider's web i didn't even see (or i did but it was such a safe distance away...). it feels like the brain is eager to get stuck in a new "way of things" and once a certain threshold is surpassed it falls the rest of the way fast, and undoing it is not as easy as doing it in the first place (really it can't be undone, it has to be overridden by something else new).

    i would definitely get a lot of hair removed. i really don't like that it's there growwwwing out of me. that it has to be tended to over and over if one is trying to look better. it's a real pain.

    the other thing about plastic surgery i don't know is how often is it botched lol. like an unnecessary surgery is kinda automatically not something that appeals to me... so i really probably wouldn't get it. like there are other ways to address one's appearance if one can... so many things i haven't even done. i am just considering it for the sake of it really, like when the answer is no, but you orbit around the edges where any yes might reside.

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    I was thinking of this as very different from plastic surgery but both @Eudaimonia and @inumbra have mentioned laser hair removal, which I have gotten. I definitely recommend it if you get sick of shaving. It can take quite a few treatments and is a bit spendy, but the time saved not shaving is worth it I think. I hate shaving
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWellArmedCat View Post
    I was thinking of this as very different from plastic surgery but both @Eudaimonia and @inumbra have mentioned laser hair removal, which I have gotten. I definitely recommend it if you get sick of shaving. It can take quite a few treatments and is a bit spendy, but the time saved not shaving is worth it I think. I hate shaving
    I've been doing an IPL laser at home and it's helping thin out the hair but it's definitely not as powerful as going in to get a real laser treatment! It's just nice having it grow back slower even if it's not completely gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aria View Post
    It's interesting we in the US think of plastic surgery as such an Instagram model or Beverly Housewives thing, but I have a friend who lives in the Middle East and she said it's incredibly common there. Almost assumed you'll get it, and at a young age, if you can afford to.
    Yeah, that's the case in quite a lot of Asia, not just the Middle East. It's not as popular in Japan (they're a little too conservative for that here I think), but South Korea for example is obsessed with plastic surgery
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWellArmedCat View Post
    Yeah, that's the case in quite a lot of Asia, not just the Middle East. It's not as popular in Japan (they're a little too conservative for that here I think), but South Korea for example is obsessed with plastic surgery
    K-pop stars come to mind instantly.

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    I've watched too many episodes of the show Botched & would be afraid. I'd like a boob job though.

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    everyone looks off after getting it. it cant be good for ur body. things perceived to need surgery are due to flawed perception. if something's wrong with ur body its due to how u use it and environment surgery creates more problems that are impossible to fix now.
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    I was watching some clips of some women talking about plastic surgery and I follow a lot of different blogs and stuff in regards to beauty.

    the Most „plastic surgery“ I have gotten is laser hair removal. I’m in the middle of it and have 3 treatments left so we shall see how that goes

    I don’t think I could get it. I’ve had times where I was stressed about certain areas of my body but, that makes me….me! I think I would look weird if I ever got plastic surgery. Meh, it is was it is~

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    The only reason I can think of is corrective plastic surgery. Cosmetic? Nty.

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    When I was younger, yes I wanted to get plastic surgery. Now, not at all.

    I didn't know laser hair removal was considered as plastic surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aria View Post
    I've been doing an IPL laser at home and it's helping thin out the hair but it's definitely not as powerful as going in to get a real laser treatment! It's just nice having it grow back slower even if it's not completely gone.
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    I am fortunate in that I don't have any disfigurement that warrants getting plastic surgery. If I had a disfigurement, like a hair lip, I would probably get it. My cousin's first son was born with a hair lip but they did surgery on him as soon as they could and you can't really tell he was born with a hair lip.

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    I would love to have excess skin removed from my tummy, my upper arms, and inner thighs. Perhaps a breast lift, but that makes me nervous.

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    I’d get some surgery done but don’t want to say what. One of the things I’d like to do is a procedure to remove a few acne scars. I wish I’d cared more about money sooner and saved up to have this done asap. It would be nice when I’m older to fall back on surgery if I’m feeling unhappy with my appearance.
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    In a hypothetical world where plastic surgery is inexpensive and has no chance of ruining my body/face, I'd go for it. But as things stand, I would not be willing (even as an insanely rich person—I think) to sacrifice insane amounts of money for the sake of my appearance, which is ultimately such a trivial thing. And the idea of a botched surgery is obviously awful, ugh; it would just worsen the sources of my (appearance-related) insecurities rather than making them go away.

    And honestly, I'm pretty ok with my features. Once I can get over my excoriation disorder / dermatilomania (and I have been getting better lately! :3), I think I'll be relatively satisfied with how I look. At least for a while, and then I'll probably start to feel insecure again as I age...

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    Probably something subtle like orbital implants or fillers for my undereye bags. As much as I rag on my appearance, I don't think I could stomach looking like a completely different person for the rest of my life
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    I had plastic surgery and would do again. I'd change a few things. Highly worth it. Huge plus plus my confidence, and my health for the rest of my life. I also had major dental orthodontics as a kid and I think that also qualifies. Thank you Mom and Dad. But pure hell for years. One step above medieval torture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissDucki View Post
    Have you gotten plastic surgery? Would you get plastic surgery? If you wanted to and could, what would you get? Thoughts?
    Generally no. I've kind of absorbed the viewpoint that plastic surgery isn't beautiful, and I guess I'm wary of it because it's kind of permanent. I guess I'm also kind of attached to my face.

    I guess that being a pragmatist, I might get it if it saved me from some kind of threat. This possibility makes me slightly paranoid in general.

    I guess my philosophy when it comes to looks is that natural is probably more beautiful. In the future, when plastic surgery gets perfected or when we can create new faces that we attach to humans, that philosophy might not be true.

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    Nah wouldn't get. Makes people look like fucked up cat-people. EIE Joan Rivers was obsessed with it- further proof that EIEs are evil or maybe she got too addicted it because people treated her too much like an evil jew when I just found her compassionate and funny. She loved the gays too. "When they come here tell them they can sit up in the front." <3

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