Reconsturctive surgery Vs cosmetic surgery

There is a difference between “caring what you look like” if you happen to have a situation which can be controlled to a certain extent by you yourself (ie, weight, etc.) and having a situation which you cannot control at all, and which has had a great impact on your life since birth. In some instances people with various disorders that affect their appearance do go on to be quite happy with themselves, appearance notwithstanding, but in other instances, they may have just the same sort of issues that other people have.


Some deal more effectively than others. We(a society) are working towards this…but still have a long way to go. . People with developmental disabilities (there’s that concept again : )) are working in the mainstream more, living independently, seen in restaurants, other public places more than before. Places are handicapped accessible. Sign language more prevalent. Schools mainstreamed and on and on.


The point I am trying to make is that our group is a gift to our children and to ourselves as we educate people, as the public gets used to seeing that not everyone is thin and beautiful, we can all know that we are special(all human beings) because we have a purpose to grow and learn on this earth. We have something to share. And when we are not worried about looking, or being like everyone else, we can get on with the job that God gave us.


Unfortunately, surgery isn’t the answer…. no “quick fixes” here…. I hope that as time goes on and you are able to eventually get into therapy and start working on some of these issues with a person you trust that eventually you WILL be able to mingle with people and feel comfortable in your own skin, to like yourself, to enjoy being yourself….

Reconstructive cosmetic surgery

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.

Why Jocelyne undergo cosmetic surgery

Rosenberg believes Jocelyne has had her forehead lifted to get rid of wrinkles, as well as a rhinoplasty – a nose job. In addition, her lips and cheeks have been augmented, her eyes have been lifted, and she’s had a face lift – probably more than one. The bill breaks down this way: rhinoplasty, $6,000; lip augmentation, $2,000 to $3,000; cheek augmentation, $2,000 to $3,000; face lift, $10,000; eye lift, $6,000; and forehead lift, $3,000. ”


I doubt she had it all done at one shot. All that surgery at once would be over 10 hours of surgery,” he said. Rosenberg said Jocelyne may have had her eyes done two or three times. “You can keep doing things over and over, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to help you,” he noted. Rosenberg said he’s met Jocelyne several times. “In person, she’s not that unattractive,” he said. “She doesn’t look like the photographs, she looks much better. It’s obvious she’s had surgery, yes, but she’s still striking. “Her eyes are not just slits, they’re bigger.” But he warned that plastic surgery isn’t forever. “All her surgeries are gonna sag. Everything that comes up must go down, as they say,” he noted. Dr. Robert Butterworth, a Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist, agreed.


“Plastic surgery doesn’t last forever,” he said. “You’ve got to keep coming back to keep it looking perfect, but you can only do so much.” Butterworth said plastic surgery can become addictive. “Once you do one procedure, you want to do another because you’re actually more focused on your face than you were before. “The psychological aspect is, you get used to a certain look, and you don’t want to age gracefully. You’re shaking your fist at the aging process. “You can be swept up in your narcissism,” Butterworth warned.


“You can create some monsters psychologically, but visually as well.” Dr. Thomas Barnes, a member of a cosmetic-surgery group in Newport Beach, Calif., said Jocelyne’s look may be strange in the Big Apple, but it’s popular on the West Coast. “I can look at her and tell you that’s not as strange a look in this area as it may be in other parts of the world. There are women who would idealize that look in Southern California.” “Her face now looks kind of strange, it looks almost like it’s been fixed, but that’s the effect of the surgery,” said Dr. David Yamins, a psychiatrist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. “Michael Jackson also has that look.”

Reconstructive plastic surgery in eye

I haven’t been following this thread so I don’t know what’s been said. I reconstructive plastic surgery in my eye area and its not something I would ever want to go through again. I don’t know the exact procedure for getting rid of under eye creases-but I would be especially careful of any surgery near the eye area.


I had an amazing and talented (and extremely horribly expensive) surgeon and luckily my scar is practically invisible and the surgery went without a flaw, but the recovery sucked. So think carefully and make sure its worth the risks and the side effects/recovery etc. But I also feel that if its something that *really* bothers you then surgery could be worth it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, so please don’t take my words as an insult.


I agree in the picture at the above link, she doesn’t look more than just unusual or highly exotic, though not my brand of attractive. You can see just what damage the plastic surgery has done to her. She no longer even looks HUMAN, and not in a good way. I find what shes done to herself pretty sad.


I hope for her sake, _she_ likes the way she looks, cuz really, thats the only opinion that really counts in the end, isn’t it? And if she’s happy with it, more power to her for having the guts to do it.  The more exotic, the better. I don’t dig the ‘Tom/Britney’ look either [I find miss Spears repulsive, actually] and lord knows some of the things I’m wildly attracted to aren’t in any way ‘pretty’, but I don’t find Ms. Wildensteins artificial alien face in any way appealing.

Surgical intervention into women’s beauty

It is known that women who are in a relationship but who still want major aesthetic surgery is because they are not happy with their current relationship and are unconsciously open to men who will sweep them off their feet. Women who are not obsessed with their looks while in a monogamous relationship are the ones who are comfortable with their relationships that they do not feel they must put all their effort in trying to attract the opposite sex.


These women are satisfied with their men and their relationships. As for the original author, enjoy while it lasts. She’s basically looking to other men want to do her best to attract other men. As soon as she finds what she’s looking for, adios mustachios! what’s the deal with korean americans going to korea for plastic surgery? my mom says it’s cos it’s cheaper there n they r more aesthetically/plastic surgery-wise advanced than here. no wonder, cos koreans r so damn vain. hell, i’m vain, too . in the sense that i care about how i look . . . hair-wise, fashion-wise . . . but permanently altering flesh is a different league. sounds like in her case, she did it for herself & everyone else but u.


When asked how she came to be so fashionable, audrey hepburn simply answered that she dresses for the man in her life. when u look at make-up, keeping fit, being fashionable . . . don’t u think the underlying motive is to appeal to the sex which u want to appeal to? for example, hetero-women especially go thru lots of body farming (electrolysis, skincare, shaving, u name it) to lure as many men into their fold . . . not that they’d necessarily keep them in harems but to have a larger pool in which to select THE ONE. anyway, my point there was to say that if there were no men on this planet, it is true that there would be a lot of fat, happy women.

Laser plastic surgery

Dr. Conn is the Chief of Ocular Plastic Surgery and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. He is one of the few cosmetic surgeons who is a Fellow of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and board certified in ophthalmology. Dr. Conn’s background is impressive. Trained in ophthalmic plastic surgery, general surgery, eye surgery, and skin care, Dr. Conn specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the eyelids, facial skin, orbit, and tear drainage system.


He graduated from medical school in 1973 and received his training at Johns Hopkins, Harvard University, and the Wilmer Institute. He went on to complete a most prestigious fellowship in ophthalmic plastic surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Before joining UCI, Dr. Conn taught ophthalmic plastic surgery to the ophthalmology residents affiliated with USC and Loma Linda medical schools. He also maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, and in Palm Springs where he has cared for some of America’s most well known political and entertainment celebrities. Most Advanced Technology: Shorter Recovery Process Dr. Conn is a leader in the use of the laser for cosmetic surgery and facial skin rejuvenation for the removal of lines, wrinkles, and aging spots. He first began using lasers in 1978. He has served as a medical consultant to laser manufacturers, and has helped train medical professionals in the safety and use of the laser for eyelid surgery and skin resurfacing. Dr. Conn’s distinguished affiliation with the Beckman Laser Institute allows him to bring to his patients the most advanced technology in the field of laser cosmetic surgery. He specializes in using the laser for the combination of cosmetic eyelid surgery and facial resurfacing.


The result is a remarkably more youthful appearance of the eyes and face. Patients literally look years younger. They are delighted with the superiority of their results and amazed at their short recovery process. Most report minimal discomfort and little, if any, bruising or swelling. A World Class Ocular Plastic Surgeon In this world, there are less than 250 certified ocular plastic surgeons. Of these, very few have training in general surgery as well. Dr. Conn is one of those few. His patients hail from every continent. The elegance of his results have earned his international reputation as a world class surgeon.

Getting a cosmetic surgeon

Change is always happening. I know that. Now. And I’m not talking hair. Sometimes I look back on the person who inhabited this body a decade or two ago, and I think, I don’t recognize her. She was mouthy, irritating, kind, smart and dumb (often at the same time) – but she had a good heart. She’s still here, her good parts anyway, she influences the current tenant. The person who inhabits this space now doesn’t care all that much about a slightly bulging tum and thighs that, while they don’t crinkle, do flop a little at times. (But she hates that she looks more and more like her mom.)


This one likes to cook and do crosswords and tinker with painting bits of furniture picked up at the Goodwill. This one’s learned to love sunrises a little more than sunsets. The other one used to hang out at the local, slurping wine with the other writers till the wee hours; this one likes to hang out at home and usually turns in at the end of ‘The National” newscast at 11. This one likes to do housework whilst listening to rip-roaring gospel music at high volume and Joan Baez singing her imitation of Bob Dylan…go figure. Births and deaths have happened in-between, and in spite of it all, the journey’s been fun – hope it continues for a while yet.


God willing.  Hooray for outrageous haircuts because they *are* just a temporary > transformation, a bit like those temporary tattoos, eh? May be worth a trip to Toronto just to check you out, Ingrid. And to check out Carol and Piranha too! You bet it’d be worth it! Oh Sal. Please, *do* come! You get 40 cents on your dollar up here, you know that? You gotta place to sleep – lots of space. Food and whatever. It’s just a weekend — come on! Cenk’s even gonna come…it’ll really be an *international* one now!

Cosmetic surgery in the middle aged

The ripe, old age of 40 approaches later this month, and I embrace it happily. I’m at a better place in my life than I ever was at 20 or 30, and so age, as it turns out, is a good and natural thing. I am fortunate to have a husband who loves me exactly as I am — as a rounder, older woman (I’m nine years older than him) — and that frees me from the pressures I used to feel that altering my appearance would somehow attract “the one.” Now, I know better.


BTW, did anyone see the “60 Minutes” segment the other night focusing on cosmetic surgery? I believe the interviewees were all from/in Rio. And I was appalled at two things: (1) The youth of many of the women interviewed or profiled (some of them were in their late teens); and (2) The appearance of some of the women who felt they needed surgery to improve their looks; from what I could tell, they looked ghastly, almost as if they’d been in a bad traffic accident. Yet they felt that this surgery somehow “improved” the way they look. Maybe in their eyes, but not in mine. Hey, you know what? It’s OK to look your age.


It’s not a bad thing. It’s natural, and has its own beauty. Why can’t we as a society see that? (I suspect that it’s because whole businesses/industries have built their fortunes on convincing us that we need to buy their products and/or services in order to look good, and thus be successful in life, and sadly, we’ve bought their marketing ploys. I know I did earlier in my life. I feel lucky to have moved past that phase with few external or internal scars.

Oldage and cosmetic surgery

The older women I most admire, who have the most interesting faces and have had the most interesting lives, haven’t had cosmetic surgery. They may have jowls; they certainly have wrinkles, laugh creases. They’re at peace with themselves and their bodies and their age. They’re beautiful and alive and their faces are mobile, not stretched so tight their eyes are perpetually widened and their faces can’t manage a wide grin. Those who know me know I don’t try to hide the grey in my hair either.


Years back, my sister and niece were at the beauty parlor and my niece, age five or so, was fascinated by a woman who was getting her hair colored. “Why?” she asked, and the woman explained it was to cover the grey and make her look younger. My niece replied, “…your hair may look younger, but your face will still be old.” Hamlet said something to the effect that ‘there’s nothing either good nor bad but thinking makes it so.’ If you want some cosmetic surgery, get it.


It doesn’t have to be very painful or expensive, and it won’t make all that much difference in your life. It doesn’t have to ‘mean’ anything moral, ethical, philosophical. There’s entirely too much navel-gazing going on in this world, and on MW. Yes, I got some plastic surgery. It cost $2500, which I charged on my MasterCard. I am now exactly the same person, just $2500 poorer and I don’t have big bags under my eyes. It was kind of an adventure in reality; I hired someone to tinker with my appearance. I thought it was fun.

Tattoos and cosmetic surgery

I just met my new (brand-new!) next door neighbors – they came over for a glass of vino and a chat – thankfully, our dogs get along just fine. Anyway, two of them have !!!! tongue studs!!!! One has two studs in his eyebrows and in spite of it, looks like Elizabeth Taylor around the time she married Nicky Hilton! And you know what? They’re nice people. Makes me stop and wonder about tattoos and punctures in ear lobes and stuff. Just don’t talk to me about nipples.


So anyway, I got thinking. I’m getting on….well, not really old… kind of toward middle aged. (If I live to be more than a hundred.) Folks are doing all this stuff to make themselves (in their minds) look more attractive – what am I doing, short of walking dogs, humping my backside up hills and through dales and puffing myself silly doing situps, scrubbing floors….the usual ….the wrinkles on the face are starting to show. I’m sitting here thinking, prior to hitting the sack, if I got a job in here tomorrow that paid $10 thou, would I *consider* cosmetic surgery? Half of me says yes — the other half says, you’re a good looking broad the way you are, forget it! To tell the truth — the louder half says – go for it.


Would anybody here do that? I’m talking minor tucks…..cause I sure would like to get rid of grandpa Axel’s jowls….. the other half says (there are several halves here, you’ve probably noticed) enjoy the aging process. Love what you have become. A really LOUD part that says that! On the other hand, I love getting older. It tells my tale….I’m proud of where I’ve been and what I’ve done. I just would like to live forever and look 40 and feel 26. Is that too much to ask? If we can get that guy, John Glenn into space, why can’t we do this for me….. Besides me, is anybody else here wondering, considering & hating the thought of the knife….