Stopping Plavix for Cosmetic Surgery

I am scheduled for some cosmetic surgery in August. I have been on Plavix since May 25 when I had 2 stents. Also last week I had to have a pacemaker implanted. The cardiologist who implanted the pacemaker said that I should be fine for the cosmetic surgery as long as it was at least 3 weeks after the implantation.

 

He did not comment on stopping the Plavix for the 10 days prior to the cosmetic procedure. If those stents were placed at a site that was restenosed after earlier angioplasty and brachytherapy (radiation) was administered, stopping Plavix for cosmetic surgery would be a bad idea. Most would advise holding off on the cosmetic surgery until the course of Plavix is completed.

 

Yes, one of the stents was placed at a site that had restenosed a bit, but there was no brachytherapy. My course of plavix is for six months, of which 2 months have passed already. Again, I only want to stop for the 10 days prior to the cosmetic surgery, and restart immediately after. by the way, the new stents were the Cypher stents, if that makes any difference. t was mentioned in a radio news report.

The details weren’t mentioned, just that muscle was removed. Now, the reporter could have gotton that wrong. But, in the report, and comments by an American doctor, it did sound as if muscle tissue is removed.I haven’t really compared continental asians (most asians I’ve met are mixed or darker-skinned asians–such as Filipinas)–many people don’t even realize how huge China really is, much less the entirety of Asia–but there are all different kinds of “eye-types.”

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.

Going under the cosmetic surgeon’s knife without fear

Honestly, If I could afford it, I would get liposuction on my thighs and butt. They are not hideously out of proportion, but they are naturally heavy–even when I am very thin I have bigger legs. My butt and thighs are the focus of most of my body angst, and I always feel like if they were ok, it would be easier to let go of the eating disorder.

 

I have actually brought this up with my mom, asking her to pay for surgery on the grounds that I thought it would go a long way towards curing my bulimia. I know that the ed is about way more than my appearance, but I honestly feel that having more proportional thighs would relieve some of the intense pressure I feel to be thinner.

 

I would look closer to my “ideal” so it would be easier to give up the dieting obsession and focus on the emotional issues, b/c I wouldn’t feel so ugly and disgusting…maybe its crazy, but I really think liposuction would help. My mother did not buy this reasoning, though, and I’m sure most therapists would nix the idea, but I am pretty convinced.

 

I fantasize about getting liposuction all of the time, and am even planning to save up for it and go through with it as soon as I can after college when I am working in the “real world”. It might be a sign of my sickness, but I am not planning to do it, to stay stuck in my ed, I very much believe it will help me recover.

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.

Fitting into a sports bra

I would like some info on some GOOD sports bras for women who are in the larger cup sizes..(D cups and up). I can’t seem to find a decent sports bra that fits well and has decent support. Any help would be appreciated. I was wearing ones made by Lily of France that Macy’s had carried. They were great, but I can’t seem to find them anymore. Lane Bryant is carrying some now as is Woman’s World. I wear a 46DD and need a 48 in the W.World bra, but could wear a 46 in the Lily and LaneB ones.

 

I like the Lily best though. How about doubling up on bras? I know it’s not ideal, but a friend of mine does this. I think she puts on a very structurally sound bra with underwire, large straps, and so forth under a sports bra. It looked uncomfortable to me. But bouncing does hurt, so perhaps it is the lesser of two evils. It really pisses me off that the sports bra industry seems to think that only small breasted women want to exercise.

 

Like someone with an A cup needs support like a D cup? And I thought I had it bad with merely a C cup. Yes, I agree wholeheartedly. I’m a mere C cup myself, but I have a friend is a 36DD. She can’t find a good sports bra worth beans! I did see an ad for By-Kimberly sport bras that boasted cups sizes B to DD. It said they were at selected Neiman Marcus stores and at Norstrom.

 

I’m not aware of either of these stores existing where I live but they did give an 800 number. Perhaps they could tell you where you might find their bras for the area you are in. The number is 1-800-700-4171. The bras advertised are acutually pleasing to the eye as well.

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.

Book Review article, Coming face to face with cosmetic surgery

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.”)

 

In the 1920s and ’30s, trained plastic surgeons realized the importance of establishing the legitimacy of their specialty and brought it under the auspices of the American Medical Association. The American Board of Plastic Surgery was founded in 1941 to set standards for the profession. In the years between the wars, many plastic surgeons had concentrated on performing reconstructive surgery and were reluctant to operate on patients motivated by vanity. But by the ’40s most had realized that vanity was where the future lay, to say nothing of the money. The doctors were shortly persuaded that these patients weren’t @motivated by (unhealthy) vanity but by a (healthy) desire for self-respect through self-improvement. If a new nose or chin would help them land a job or a husband, the cosmetic surgeon was ready to help. It was, and is, the American way.

 

As Haiken’s research reveals, popular psychology played a crucial role in the triumph of cosmetic surgery. Alfred Adler’s concept of the inferiority complex was much in vogue in the 1930s and ’40s. The cosmetic surgeon was thus seen as serving a psychological @function by helping patients overcome feelings of inferiority engendered by an unattractive appearance. The link between cosmetic surgery and psychology is stronger than ever today. Many patients seek surgery hoping it will improve what we have learned to call self-esteem.

Can plastic surgery be applied to everyone?

‘Can plastic cosmetic surgery just be applied to everyone or only to a certain group of people? What group? Why?’ In order to do a talk of good quality, in have to collect the opinions of all people with different motives in this business. Could you be so kind to respond with a clear statement, provided from some good arguments?

 

I thank you in anticipation! In order to gain as many opinions as possible, I need some good (internet) resources. I have already tried some newsgroups, but sci.med.plastic surgery is not available. I was wondering if you know some good resources.

 

If you’re interested in anything relating to cosmetic surgery, like breast enlargement and breast reduction, hair transplantation, liposuction, facelifts,laser surgery, and fat grafting to enlarge various bodily areas, Information about costs and other FAQ for each procedure are also given, but people seem to appreciate the pictures the best (especially the breast and the hair transplant pictures) because they can see in complete privacy and with confidentiality things that they are curious about but too embarassed to find out about in person.

As Haiken’s research reveals, popular psychology played a crucial role in the triumph of cosmetic surgery. Alfred Adler’s concept of the inferiority complex was much in vogue in the 1930s and ’40s. The cosmetic surgeon was thus seen as serving a psychological @function by helping patients overcome feelings of inferiority engendered by an unattractive appearance. The link between cosmetic surgery and psychology is stronger than ever today. Many patients seek surgery hoping it will improve what we have learned to call self-esteem

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.

Cultural implications on cosmetic surgery

Speaking of plastic surgery, over here in the UK there was an interview on tv with Sue Lloyd who used to be in Crossroads. In in her youth she was a beautiful Kay Kendal clone, (was she also in “The Stud”?). Alas she has obviously been under the knife, her lips have that gibbon quality, her eyes have all but disappeared and her face is as shiny as any burns victim. Looked completely unrecognizable – why do they do it?

 

Plastic surgery just does not work. Surely anyone with any sense only has to look at Michael Jackson to see for themselves, if that guy can’t afford to have it done properly then no one can. Nosejobs and lipo are the only plastic surgery worth considering. Had ‘em both – loved the results. Everything just alters way too much what mother nature gave us. And I have to admit I am terrified of gaining weight because who knows where it can show up now? arms,face ankles?? everything has it’s price.

 

My take on this was that her surgery was more of an artistic venture — like she was using face as a medium. A big deal was made of her artistic contribution to their home, and her other creative tendencies. I also remember something about wanting to look like a cat (?). Unfortunately that issue has already hit the curb so I can’t confirm this. Rightly or not, it reminded me of the woman in France who is doing a performance art piece in which she is constantly transforming her face through surgery. I’d like to read about the surgeon’s who accept money for doing this. How do they sleep at night?