Everyone undergoing breast enhancement needs medical assistance

Everyone involved in this situation deserves adequate medical care. However, this really will not be possible as long as the information available is based on profiting, as opposed to the whole truth. I am opposed to the information biasing that is going on in this field, and feel that it is having disastrous and destructive effects on individual human lives.


We have the right to make our own decisions, but *we must all bear the responsibility* for the consequences of our decisions on the rest of our lives. It is impossible for anyone to make right decisions if they are made to ignore any important aspect of reality. This is a good observation tho. Logically, I would not be a medical shill, b/c no loyal worker in the field would ever risk burying the medical industry in billions of dollars of lawsuits from iatrogenic diseases that the infrastructure manages to sweep under the carpet.


Frankly, I don’t like this thought either, b/c medical insurance, medical care, is way too high as it is, and the American version of public health care sucks as it is. The other suggestion, that I am employed by insurance companies, was made some time ago by a busy PS (that occasionally dabbles in bringing in more of his breast reduction business by pretending to be a woman who had the surgery early in ’99). I found this interesting. In my analysis, spectrum137 could logically be an agent of the insurance companies *if and only if* we assume an *actual conspiracy* of the American insurance industry.


The insurance industry is (somewhere within their data banks) aware of the situation, and it is a most critical one, a complete “damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation.” Furthermore, the medical insurance industry in the US is a victim here, originally conned into it like so many others, and they did not themselves make any profit at all from cooperation. It is quite logical that the I industry sees severe danger in this situation, and might employ an agent to diffuse the matter in a fashion that *protects them* from dibilitating lawsuits.

Liposuction for medical and beauty reasons

The original surgery was definitely medically necessary, but this surgery was not. She did it because she didn’t like “looking like a freak” (her words) and wanted to look normal. I can see her point. I don’t think she was not sane just because she had the surgery for strictly aesthetic reasons.


She is a beautiful person all over, her features did not detract from that in any way, even physically she was/is a beautiful lady… she just wanted to look normal for her own sake. It is different from people getting a potentially dangerous operation like a tummy tuck or lipo, though not much. I just don’t agree that people who have surgery for reasons other than medical necessity are “not in the sane category”, though I do see lea’s point since she sees the surgery up close and personal, whereas the rest of us (including the patient) see the before and after.


Ugh, I almost passed out seeing my comatose niece all covered in tubes and wires and she had no visible injuries. I can’t imagine seeing … well, surgery. No, there isn’t much difference. The feelings are all the same, feeling abnormal because that person does not look like everyone else. For her, it was not medically necessary, since it did not affect her health or breathing. It was a desire to look “normal”.


I don’t think I would do it either, but then, if I lived my whole life looking “different”, I might feel differently. Who knows? I do know that I don’t at all like the way I look, but while a quick fix surgery may sound ideal, if I had the money, I still wouldn’t do it. Funny (not ha ha funny, weird funny)… I would refuse to have surgery but I’m willing to torture myself with ed behaviors that are just as potentially dangerous as surgery is.

Repeated cosmetic surgery for certain conditions

My boss’s sister just had cosmetic surgery done on her nose and mouth. She was born with cleft palate and her nose and upper lip were flat, her lower lip protruded. She had surgery 15 years ago, which corrected part of it. Last week she went back and the surgeon fixed her nose and lip.


To me, she looked fine, not “freakish” as she felt. But I don’t think she was “not sane” for going through the surgery. She feels normal. I can understand how she feels, except my “freakishness” can be fixed without surgery. Of course, my solutions haven’t exactly been healthy. :-) I can see your point, though, Lea.


I used to watch the “Trauma” show and I can’t even begin to imagine being a surgeon. Just watching the images on TV creeped me out so I can see why you would feel that someone going voluntarily into surgery would not be “sane”. I certainly don’t want anyone near me with any type of scalpel.Sadly I think it all comes down to MONEY. Doctors can make loads of money performing surgeries and so aren’t gonna question that as a disorder.


Likewise they can make loads of money treating eating disordered people so yep of course are gonna recognize that as a disorder and encourage treatment. In some cases surgery may be justified but in many cases yep I think such surgery could be considered on par with an eating disorder.

Is cosmetic surgery the treatement for down’s syndrome?

Let me preface this with this is *not* a flame. I hope most people don’t think Down kids look alike or have all the same characteristics/physical features. In fact, Down people can have some of the classic characteristics (eye shape) and none of the others. Everything I have read (and seen) indicates these kids look more like their *families* then each other.


Alex looks so much like Pete sometimes, especially with his facial expressions, that can be spooky! He definitely has Dad’s smile, for which I am glad. And actually, he does not have hardly any of the classic characteristics of Down, so most people don’t even know when they meet him. (could be why it took two blood tests to confirm it!) He is adorable, loving, happy, and cute. It would take more than a casual observation to tell he has it, as he does not have the “usual” look of a Down child.


That said, I fully back anyone who would consider cosmetic surgery for their Down child. Why? Because in today’s world, we are doing everything we can to “mainstream” these and other children with learning or other disabilities. We are pushing them to be and achieve all they are capable of. A person’s perception of himself is partly based on how others perceive him. If cosmetic surgery helps others to accept a person in a less biased way, then I feel it is worth the doing. You want your child to be given every opportunity to succeed, & this may be a small price to pay for the chance.

Has Matt Perry had cosmetic surgery?

Has anyone noticed how Matt Perry suddenly became a lot better looking between seasons? I personally think he has had cosmetic surgery and has spent a lot of time in the gym. If you look back a few of seasons (especially the first season) he was this skinny, ugly looking guy and now he looks quite handsome. His popularity also seems to have increased since his appearance has changed.


Have you taken into account his pill addiction that he went into rehab for? He became a rather feeble character during this time, which, although a shame, actually helped develop the character of Chandler quite a lot, bringing out his insane qualities (see TOW The Ski Trip). Erm, yeah thanx, I’ve been here for a while – tend to sit at the back tho’ and not get in the way. From what I can gather I’m not a full member till I spot a glaring continuity error.


I suppose I could witter on for a while, it’s like when someone who obviously knows you chatters away to you, and all the time you’re thinking ‘who the hell are you’. So go on then, where on earth do you know me from? You may be confusing me with another BigAl. I know that the media present gorgeous people in all their ads. Sometimes I look at some of the guys and look in the mirror, and sigh. But I know I’m not them and they’re not me.


I could probably use a hairpiece and I’ve thought of dying my beard and mustache to get rid of the grey (I like my hair ‘salt-and-pepper”!), but I haven’t done either. If the therapy does the trick, she’ll understand that she does not need to have a perfect body to be sexy, or to be a worthwhile person. Of course of she’s married to someone who constantly put her down because her breasts are “too big” or “too small”, she should send him to the therapist or she should go to a lawyer. No one deserves that.

Coming face to face with cosmetic surgery

Elizabeth Haiken delivers much more than the subtitle of her book implies: not just a history of a medical specialty but an intelligent, perceptive, and very lively analysis of 20th-century American culture and values as reflected in the rise of cosmetic surgery. Self-improvement is an American obsession. Up through the 19th century, Americans defined it @only in terms of character development and “inner beauty.”


By the beginning of the 20th century, though, the rapid growth of the commercial beauty business had made the means of external self-improvement available to women everywhere. Looking one’s best was seen as part of America’s democratic tradition of self-improvement – or, as one contemporary writer put it, “of decent respect for oneself, of optimistic belief in one’s heritage of beauty and a desire to come into one’s own.” As Haiken makes clear, cosmetic surgery, which lies at the nexus of medicine and consumer culture, found an ideal time and place to thrive in modern America.


The first successful cosmetic surgery on record took place in the 16th century, when an Italian surgeon reconstructed a man’s nose, which had been severed in a brawl, using skin from the patient’s upper arm. But cosmetic surgery wouldn’t emerge as a medical specialty until World War I, when British, American, and French doctors worked together to develop techniques to repair the shattered faces of soldiers.


By the 1920s, cosmetic surgery had a hold on the imagination of the American public, thanks in large part to the efforts of journalists, who, then as now, were fascinated by its possibilities. In 1923, the famous Jewish comedian Fanny Brice submitted to a much-publicized nose bob in hopes that it would enable her to play a wider range of roles. “Hurrah for the intrepid Fanny,” The New York Times editorialized. (Writer Dorothy Parker, @also Jewish, saw it differently, commenting that Brice had “cut off her nose to spite her race.”)

Reason for cosmetic surgery on body

She says she did it for his love. He says she did it because she loves herself. Since Jocelyne and Alec Wildenstein no longer agree on anything, it’s only natural that they would disagree on why she’s had so many face lifts that she’s been dubbed “The Bride of Wildenstein.” “I did it for him,” Jocelyne told The Post. “He wanted me to have a younger appearance,” said the copper-haired mother of two. “He hates to be with old people.” But billionaire art dealer Alec says his estranged wife became a poster girl for plastic surgery because it became an obsession – “or a disease.”


“She did it behind my back, or she would tell me an hour before, and then three days later, she would come back with a reconstruction job,” he said. “This happened many times during the last 10 years. … It was against my will.” The Post has obtained dramatic pictures that show how Jocelyne looked before facing the plastic surgeon’s scalpel.


Before the surgery, she was a delicate-looking woman with large, round, doe eyes, a small aquiline nose, thin lips and a high forehead. Now her cheeks are rounder, her lips are puffier, her skin is plastic, and her eyes are catlike slits. In fact, some friends say, the 52-year-old Jocelyne loves cats and asked her doctor to make her look feline. Of course, Jocelyne loves other animals, too. She has five Italian greyhounds and a pet monkey.


And she and her estranged hubby have a 66,000-acre ranch and game preserve in Kenya. Dr. Victor Rosenberg, director of cosmetic surgery at New York Downtown Hospital, said one round of the surgery Jocelyne has undergone costs roughly $31,000.

Cosmetic srugery on eye

I have had laser eye surgery done because I hated glasses and contacts. I couldn’t stand putting in contacts and I felt that my glasses got in the way of my face and my eye makeup. I didn’t really get it done for the vision enhancement so much for the cosmetic change. I can say it was the best $1200 (us dollars) I have ever spent. If I had known I would feel that much better about myself I would have gotten it done years ago.

This is one thing that I would LOVE to have done. Love it. I hate wearing contacts, but haven’t worn glasses since 4th grade. Would you mind telling about your recovery, etc? Was it painful or scary (in terms of things like how you looked right after the surgery, whether you couldn’t see for a period of time, etc)? I’m just really nervous about getting it done, for fear that I’d be one of the few people that suffer from complications.


I live close to the Canadian border here in Washington state and did some research and found the Lasik company. I made arrangements to go up to Vancouver BC and get a preliminary exam. They assured me if I was not eligible that I only had to pay the $100 or so us dollars for the exam. They took every conceivable eye test including my eyes being dilated so I had to have my hubby drive so I wouldn’t be blind on the way home in the sun.


I got approved for the eye surgery and was very nervous. I booked a hotel in downtown Vancouver a block or two from the clinic. The clinic even gave us a list of hotels that gave discounts if we were going because of our eye surgery.

Permanent body alteration through cosmetic surgery

Maybe a generation from now our children won’t get tattoos but get little cosmetic implant horns. I can see the parent child argument now, “But Mom, you have an all over body tattoo and that’s permanent too. All I want is my eyes redyed to florescent orange!” he he I have had laser eye surgery done because I hated glasses and contacts.


I couldn’t stand putting in contacts and I felt that my glasses got in the way of my face and my eye makeup. I didn’t really get it done for the vision enhancement so much for the cosmetic change. I can say it was the best $1200 (us dollars) I have ever spent. If I had known I would feel that much better about myself I would have gotten it done years ago. It worked so well we had my hubbies done with his student loan money that year and he says the same thing.


No matter how old I am (30) I always felt the childhood “geek” effect of wearing glasses. No one else noticed any problems but me about my appearance then. Now I don’t deal with it and I feel better about myself. Personally my dentist has given me a quote of $150 per tooth to put in extended canines so I look more fang-y.


They are just sculpted caps and I am going to pursue that next quarter. I would love to get breast implants but I feel the safety factors suck and wouldn’t trust it until they figure out a different way to do it. But if they do find a better way that satisfies my rather stringent safety and health requirements I am so there. If our technology was up to snuff my cosmetic wish list would include a prehensile devil girl tail, horns, and changing my eye color.

Procedure of abdominal liposuction

Specifically I’m wondering how getting fat sucked out of your body mixes with subsequent bulk/cut phases. If you get lipo of stubborn abdominal or facial fat, does the fat just come back as soon as you try to put on more weight when going into a bulking phase? I know someone who had liposuction surgery about six months ago.


She’s female, mid-40′s, an ex-dancer with a bum shoulder who doesn’t like to exercise but it willing to watch what she eats pretty closely. She felt like dieting just wasn’t getting her where she wanted to be so she had lipo. So far, she’s very happy with the results.


She’s a friend and I’m happy to ask questions if you like. I don’t think liposuction is right for anyone who exercises vigorously and regularly. I’ve heard all sorts of stories about how fat comes back weirdly when it comes back and, if you’re having any bulking phases, you will gain some fat. How about if you track what you eat and post a message here with all the relevant statistics: height, current weight, age, sex, plus workout and diet history, and let us all see if we can make some suggestions that will save you getting cut.


I know this sounds simplistic, but I’ve found that being mindful of what I *need* to eat, as opposed to what I *want* to eat, and just eating what I need and not what I want is sufficient for me to lose weight. It takes a while to get attuned to your body in this way but it’s well worth the effort, IMHO.