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Any ladies considering cosmetic surgery?

Discussion in 'Female Health & Fitness' started by Chim-Chim, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. Chim-Chim

    Chim-Chim Well-Known Member

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    Haha!


    LOL! What about the " Do you have socks for these two gaping pieces of fabric where my breasts are supposed to be?" Sometimes for fun I try on a shirt or a dress and jam my fists into the chest area to get an idea of what it would really look like! :confused: I guess one good thing about being this small is I can borrow my 7 year old nieces shirts if I am ever in a bind! :eek:
     
  2. Mahdimael

    Mahdimael Well-Known Member

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    My fiance has DD boobs, and she's constantly telling me how she would like them to be smaller. I, for one, don't care about the size so much. The main problem she has is getting clothes to fit properly. I would fully support her if she wanted a lift or reduction. :)
     
  3. Chopaholic

    Chopaholic Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.

    In terms of breasts (I realize the thread was less-specific to begin with) this seems like a total "grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side" issue.

    I have large breasts. They hurt when i run. They get in the way of punching and throwing. They can hurt when I hike. I can't wear strapless dresses. I can't wear tanktops with built in bras. Sportsbras give me enormous uni-boob. Swimsuits can be uneccessarily revealing. My shoulders hunch.

    I have no interest in changing them. They're not debilitating, just annoying and sometimes cumbersome. But, if anyone is thinking about enlarging, I'd just recommend that you know exactly what you're getting in to.
     
  4. Trinity

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    The biggest problem I think with breast implants is they have a pretty high failure rate compared to other plastic surgery procedures. You have to replace them regularly, like the tires on your car, because they get worn out, leak, harden, or move out of place. It's not a one-time surgical procedure. And each time you go under anesthesia, you put yourself at risk.
     
  5. angel_b

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    How about saggy "I'm in my 40's, nursed 2 kids, once was obese and now am not" breasts? :d_frown:

    I would *definitely* consider a lift, if I had the $$$.
     
  6. guava

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    Superfink, have you looked at the "Perfect Body Gallery" Not an A cup to be found, and there's at least one picture of a woman with implants.

    I don't need breast implants to look good, but if I had implants, I could look better.

    At least saggy AAs aren't as bad as saggy C cups. :o
     
  7. Super Fink

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    I think a lift - again this is my opinion - is different then an enlargement. As far as I have seen/read - a lift is a lot less of a procedure than enlargement - faster healing time, less chance of err, etc. When you do get older, or do nurse children its a known fact breasts will start to sag- some more than others - this is a whole different story than a 20 year old with small breasts saying I want larger ones...

    What really matters in the whole decision making process of cosmetic surgery is that YOU (not directed to anyone in particular) do the research, that YOU understand all the possible consequences, and YOU make the decision - all anyone else can do for you is give an opinion - you need to decide for yourself. I personally am against it, but at the same time I will not shun someone for doing it - its your own decision and I personally wouldn't look at someone any differently who does or doesn't have cosmetic surgery.
     
  8. Super Fink

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    Yes - I know this - but you will also notice most everyone is a model or actress and none of them are in their natural beauty - they are all plasterred with make-up and some with airbrushing - this is why media is bad in a sense - it gives people skewed views - hell I think if I dont have a 6 pack and perfect skin, etc there is something wrong with me. Fact is these are a handful of people in the limelight, a handful out of billions which make us all think thats how we should look.

    Again - it's what makes you happy though - not what makes me, or Frank or Bob or Bill happy it's all for you - just like weight loss/exerscise should be.
     
  9. CrysmBug

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    I do see where you are coming from Jeremy, but I think you can have total self-confidence and still want a procedure done. I look at it as pleasing myself. I think we wear make-up to feel better, work out to feel better, and if you are aiming to just be more comfortable ( I am not talking about porno, DD, comfortable ) with your body then there isn't anything wrong with it, but if you are looking to gain self confidence (like Jeremy said) you are looking in the wrong spot.
     
  10. Jingo

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    This thread shows ones thing, just how many guys read the womans forum :) It's just like your magazines hehe.

    Oh and small > large but yes breasts do make a difference just as a good hair cut, make up and good skin makes a difference. Most relationships at some point or other begin with physical attraction, i don't think there's anyway shallow or wrong with trying to improve your appearence for those reasons.

    Would suck to miss out on a great guy/girl just becuase you didn't spark with them physically in the few minutes you first met them and they never got to know you. Having said that, i wouldn't want anyone to have implants, they just look bad so often and are so perminent, use booster bra's or the gell packs you can get for those "filling out a dress" occassions.
     
  11. FionaMaeve

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    I think this is a much better idea than anyone getting implants. There are some pretty spectacular bras out there these days. Two and a half years ago, I was about 20 pounds underweight and had the chest to match. But you never would have known it (about the chest) thanks to a few very nice bras from Macy's.
     
  12. Fudgam

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    Ha ha, thats great :claplow:
     
  13. AndiMAC

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    I would like to add my .02 here.

    First of all, a lift is not a simpler procedure then implants. With the implants, you simply make the incision, insert the implants, fill them with the saline then close. With a lift, alot of times they remove the whole nipple (because it will have to be placed in a higher area obviously) they must remove excess skin and tissue so that the breast looks tighter and firmer. Then re-attach the nipple. If you guys can get a copy of it, there is an episode of an MTV series called True Life that chronicles girls who have had each...implants and reduction so you can see what goes into each procedure.

    The main argument here seems to be about size here. A big issue is that after weightloss that cup size goes down. ok yes, but what about the fact that u lose the size and are left with these floppy pancakes. Alot of women are not going in to have implants to have humongous boobs like Anna NIcole, basically they just want the shape they had once before. No one has any right to judge anyone else on what they want to do to their body. Yes, you may offer an opinion but if surgery is what it will take to make that invidual a whole person again, then so be it, I see nothing wrong at all making your self look beautiful to FEEL beautilful. Of course there will always be people that push the envelope (like women who get implants the size of basketballs) But I feel everyone here just wants to look and feel their personal best. And if they are going to achieve it thru surgery then more power to them. Yes, society has brainwashed us into what ideal looks should be...but everyone should be allowed the CHOICE to do what makes them feel good.

    I personally have never been in the hospital for anything. It would be very hard for me to go in voluntarily for surgery. (especially after watching all these "extreme" makeover shows) But I feel that if after doing a body transformation and I still had alot of issues like saggy skin and droopy breasts Im pretty sure I would get things taken care of, because if I didnt, I wouldnt feel my transformation was complete. THis is my opinion only and was not intended to offend anyone. Only to shed light on what we're thinking when we looking in the mirror.
     
  14. FourMat

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    A while back my future sister-in-law had breast reduction surgery. She's 22, about 5 feet tall and had very large breasts. I'm not sure what her actual starting size was, but she came about it through genetics. All of the women in her family had the same build, and incidentally suffered from back problems, which is why she went ahead and had the surgery.

    She is happy with the results, but there was one concern. This is an interesting point that the doctor brought up, and I had never really thought about it this way. When most women have breast reduction surgery, their self esteem seems to go down for a while. The reason is that they can now see their bellies, and really realize that they are overweight. If they weren't overweight they still have self esteem doubts because of the new viewing perspetive that they have. It's a difficult transition to make so the doctor recommends going on a wieght loss program before the surgery, for that reason. She was overweight, but I'm not surehow it affected her.

    As far as big breasts are concerned, whether you are a fan of them or not (male or female), they pose certain problems. All my life, I grew up around well endowed women, and am now married to one, and all I can say is that I hate to see them wear a bra out, because it's an ordeal to find a store that carries the larger sizes, and ordering through the mail or over the internet is even more frustrating. So if you are a C cup or under, consider yourself lucky in some respects.
     
  15. angel_b

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    My problem exactly. Nice post, Andi. :)
     
  16. GradualStudent

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    When I was 17 I had a B cup and was very active. Twenty years later I have DD cup and, as I am active again, I have been considering reductions. I want to see if the last 40 lbs or so will shrink them. If not, I'm gonna look goddamn funny!

    If I had an A or B cup, I'd be happy to stay there, believe me! Big boobs are a big pain if you like to move. It is nearly impossible for me to find a swimsuit I can duckdive overhead surf in - the large cup ones are all for beached non-swimmers and are way too big at the bottom. Sportbra? Try ultra-engineered over the shoulder boulder holder with kinetic damping supression system. That's just for cycling! Exercises that involve bringing arms across the chest are difficult to manage ergonomically. I would love to be able to wear one of those little tops with spaghetti straps and the built in bras as they look so minimal and cool. No matter how thin or fit I get, that will not likely be possible.

    One thing is true - certain guys who like big boobed women do stare at them, particularly as they get outsized for my body. But they really get in the way of so much that it isn't worth it.

    A former co-worker of mine lost her breasts to DCIS and prophylactic mastectomy (severe family history of breast cancer). Being a slight and short woman and an avid runner, she decided to pass on the implants and built a-cup pecs instead. It looks right on her and she likes the firmness. Unless you saw her in the shower or she told you wouldn't know. She wears a slightly padded bra or bikini top to perpetuate the illusion.

    For me this is and should be all about health. What other people think is just far too dependent on what they have been told is a flaw so they will buy products to fix it. How many new problem areas are there each year? Not talking gross defects here, just picky stuff? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
  17. Shadow12

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    This is a very hot topic and indeed deals with the very important issue of self esteem. I personally dont care if a girl has had plastic surgery or not. I have met a lot of girls who have had about 4 - 5 operations on various areas of there body before they were 18. I thought that was silly but they do look drop dead gorgeous. As far as breast implants go the results often look spectacular but having watched some of the reality tv shows showing the operations, OUCH!!!!!!! As a guy if i met a girl that was slender and looked as though she went to a gym it doesnt matter whether she was an A cup or a D cup she would still be gorgeous. Personally if I was a woman plastic surgery would be the last thing on my mind. If you guys are looking for an ego boost put a nice dress on and post some picks in the general forum I am sure you will get what you are looking for.
     

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