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1.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 25 Sep 2008 Thu 10:06 am

One of my colleagues recently had an eye lift and I have to say I couldn´t detect any difference.  That apart, I wondered what it was that drove people to undergo plastic surgery (apart from injury/disfigurement/medical).  I´ve even heard that people can become addicted to it.  I would never contemplate it myself .

 

Anyone any thoughts?

2.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 25 Sep 2008 Thu 05:00 pm

I used to be totally against plastic surgery.  However, there are some conditions that are vastly improved by it.  I have a friend who had her eyelids done too but it was because her lids were actually impairing her vision.....and of course it looks so much better. 

 

I don´t think there is anything wrong with being concerned with your appearance but I feel people can go WAY overboard.

3.       WarTrain
325 posts
 25 Sep 2008 Thu 05:05 pm

+1

I am not really against it at all - if it makes people feel more confident and better about themselves.  If they become addicted that is their own problem and at least does not hurt anyone else

4.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 26 Sep 2008 Fri 01:00 am

 

Quoting Elisabeth

 I have a friend who had her eyelids done too but it was because her lids were actually impairing her vision.....and of course it looks so much better. 

 

 

 Well that sounds more of a necessity.

 

I agree with WT too, that it can help people feel better about themselves. But then again, I wonder if some are driven to it because of all those airbrushed photos they see of models and celebrities in magazines. 

 

I think the fear of what could go wrong also would prevent me from seeking cosmetic surgery. 

5.       lady in red
6947 posts
 26 Sep 2008 Fri 01:23 am

 

Quoting Elisabeth

I don´t think there is anything wrong with being concerned with your appearance but I feel people can go WAY overboard.

 

 Like this you mean:

 

 

 

Jocelyn Wildenstein - Plastic Surgery Addict! - know as ´The Bride of Wildenstein´ or ´The Lion Queen´.  She has reportedly spent over £2 million on plastic surgery.  She is 68 now - but I think these photos are from 6-8 years ago!.

 

My source is:  General knowledge - I knew about her anyway! + good old Wikipedia

 

 

6.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 26 Sep 2008 Fri 01:48 am

 

Quoting lady in red

Like this you mean:

 

 

 

Jocelyn Wildenstein - Plastic Surgery Addict! - know as ´The Bride of Wildenstein´ or ´The Lion Queen´. She has reportedly spent over £2 million on plastic surgery. She is 68 now - but I think these photos are from 6-8 years ago!.

 

My source is: General knowledge - I knew about her anyway! + good old Wikipedia

 

{#lang_emotions_puking}{#lang_emotions_puking} That makes Bulent Ersoy look beatiful indeed.

7.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 26 Sep 2008 Fri 02:10 am

 

Quoting lady in red

 Like this you mean:

 

 

 

Jocelyn Wildenstein - Plastic Surgery Addict! - know as ´The Bride of Wildenstein´ or ´The Lion Queen´.  She has reportedly spent over £2 million on plastic surgery.  She is 68 now - but I think these photos are from 6-8 years ago!.

 

My source is:  General knowledge - I knew about her anyway! + good old Wikipedia

 

 Truly sad and disturbing but an exception to the rule!  This woman actually wanted to look like a cat.....hmmmmm....her nickname is catwoman....I wonder............{#lang_emotions_lol_fast}

Anyway, I digress....of course there are people who overdo but I think the vast majority of people just have a few things they want to improve upon. 

I see nothing wrong with it and it´s most certainly a personal choice!   Who am I do to judge someone else for wanting to have it done?

8.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 26 Sep 2008 Fri 04:51 pm

 

Quoting peacetrain

 Well that sounds more of a necessity.

 

I agree with WT too, that it can help people feel better about themselves. But then again, I wonder if some are driven to it because of all those airbrushed photos they see of models and celebrities in magazines. 

 

I think the fear of what could go wrong also would prevent me from seeking cosmetic surgery. 

 

Well, I am not at a point YET where I have seriously thought about it.  BUT....I don´t know how I will feel 10 or 15 years from now looking at old pictures of myself that I know were not airbrushed.  I know I am not a supermodel in a magazine but I can see myself wanting to look better if I can.  I don´t think I would change anything but I wouldn´t mind having things as they were.  {#lang_emotions_bigsmile}

9.       catwoman
8933 posts
 26 Sep 2008 Fri 05:07 pm

And I think this goes back to the question: why is there this obsession with women´s beauty? why do women have to look ´beautiful´? why do we care about our image that is clearly only for other people? I think that this obsession with ´beauty´ is one of those dangling carrots that advertisers use against us to make us feel bad and compelled to buy their products.

What this ´beauty´ obsession is doing, I think, it makes us not appreciate our bodies the way they are and it makes us out of sync with the real life and the changes that it brings... we have this obsession with being young and ´pretty´ in a very narrow way, but being old is not bad and it´s better to enjoy it the way it is then to obsess about being something we are not...

10.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 26 Sep 2008 Fri 05:14 pm

 

Quoting catwoman

And I think this goes back to the question: why is there this obsession with women´s beauty? why do women have to look ´beautiful´? why do we care about our image that is clearly only for other people? I think that this obsession with ´beauty´ is one of those dangling carrots that advertisers use against us to make us feel bad and compelled to buy their products.

What this ´beauty´ obsession is doing, I think, it makes us not appreciate our bodies the way they are and it makes us out of sync with the real life and the changes that it brings... we have this obsession with being young and ´pretty´ in a very narrow way, but being old is not bad and it´s better to enjoy it the way it is then to obsess about being something we are not...

 And you are what....20....something???  hehehe{#lang_emotions_razz}

 

Just because you want to look good doesn´t mean you want to look beautiful for other people.  And just because you want to fix something doesn´t mean you don´t appreciate yourself.  I am not obsessed about beauty but I do want to look how I feel.  Sometimes the outside does not reflect what a person feels on the inside.

 

I don´t think there is anything wrong with wanting to look good.

 

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