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….

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.

I saw something on TV that made me think

I saw this show tonight on the Discovery Health channel. I think it’s called “Under the Knife”. It’s about plastic surgery. I can’t stomach the graphic medical part, but I was intrigued by the parts where they talk to the people before and after having surgery.Something that went through my head after seeing this: I wonder if the desire for certain people to have cosmetic surgery is motivated by the same sorts of things that can cause other people to have an eating disorder. I mostly wonder, since the people I saw on the show looked fine to me, at least fine enough not to warrant major corrective surgery.

 

EDs have potential long term health consequences. So does surgery. Why is someone with an ED is considered “sick”, when someone who has cosmetic surgery like liposuction, or a tummy tuck is considered more or less OK and sane by the general population? Surgery to get rid of fat, vs. other drastic methods that ED-ers use to lose weight…

 

It seems like a fine line to me, between using pills, purging, starvation or surgery or whatever method. I’m not saying that people who have liposuction or other plastic surgery are necessarily “sick”, but I’m considering that liposuction and other procedures can have complications, or even kill people if done improperly.

 

I’ve read comments on this by plastic surgeons as well as by people in the psych profession. There’s a thing called “body dysmorphia,” which is an obsession with (real or imagined) imperfections in one’s appearance. Some people who experience this have incredible amounts of plastic surgery to make themselves fit their “perfect” standards. Michael Jackson is probably the most famous example of this.

Cosmetic surgery for Down’s features

In seminar last night we were presented with a case study of a mother of a child who had Down’s. This mother was particularly concerned about the child’s epicanthic folds. Obviously they made the child look different from other kids and she wanted the folds corrected. I was fascinated by the reactions of the early childhood educators in the class. They were appalled that the mother would focus on this feature. They said that the mother wasn’t accepting her child as she was.

 

They said the mom was focusing on making the kid normal and not on loving the kid unconditionally. My argument was that the mom probably did love the kid and just wanted the kid to avoid being automatically labelled. My son has a rare genetic disorder kinda like Downs with a portion of CP. And while he is of normal looks, he had severe strabisimus (crossed eyes). His behaviour is maybe at the 8 month level (he is 2, 36 inches tall and almost 30 pounds. He does NOT behave like hge looks like he ought to.

 

We had surgery done on his eyes and have noticed 2 things. With his eyes crossed, people saw his age inappropriate behaviour but also got an inkling that there may be something wrong with him. (Good and bad results due to that) With his eyes corrected, you couldn’t tell there’s anything wrong with him if he’s at rest, but now when he acts age inappropriate, we are very conscious of peoples reactions. It’s almost like before, he had a visible clue that there was a problem; absent the clue, people treat him like a 2 year old who’s not acting right.

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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.

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.

Finding the best plastic surgeon

Actually, there’s plenty of good plastic surgery around — you just can’t spot it, like a good toupee or hair weave. . People who have their eyes done in their mid-thirties, to buy a few years before the crows feet are engraved into their skin, then follow that up with a tiny face lift 7-8 years later. . There is a point, however, when you stop.

 

It’s great to look 45 when you’re 53. But you ain’t ever going to look 30 again, and it’s those who try who look the scariest. . Angela Lansbury did very well for a long time — she started out with an old looking face — in her twenties she looked 40, so that gave her an advantage. She basically got to look 40 for an extra 15 years.

 

She needs to stop now, however, or she’ll be scary looking. . The lady who plays the grandmother on Promised Land also looks great — Celeste Holm. Yes, she’s obviously had plastic surgery. She’s not fooling anybody — yet you couldn’t spot it from 100 feet away, either. She still looks like somebody’s grandmother. . The trouble with most socialite facelifts is that they don’t get them to look like a very young grandmother, but to look like they looked when they were young parents, and there’s only so much that can be done.

 

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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 surgery for increasing the self esteem

I mean, whats the difference between a breast cancer patient that opts for tattoos to cover her mastectomy scar or one that opts for surgical implants to replace the breast. Both are simply ways to alter those women’s bodies so that they feel better about themselves. I saw a woman in a tattoo magazine that had some beautiful colorful flowers in the vague shape of ovaries and uterus tattooed on her lower abdomen.

 

She just had a full hysterectomy and felt the tattooed helped her accept the new changes to her body. A woman that has four children and has an abdomen that is all stretched out may go get a tummy tuck so she feels she can wear shorts or a swim suit again.It doesn’t matter what people decide to do to themselves. What matters is that it makes them happy and helps them feel comfortable with themselves.

 

I have friends that have had breast implants and now wear lower cut blouses and feel great. They felt the risks were acceptable in light of the gain to their self image. An all over body tattoo or large back piece is just as permanent and often provides its wearer similar benefits of boosted self esteem and a better body image. I was aware of the implants but they are not what I really want for myself. You can get subdermal implants in the form of bumps of various sorts.

 

But I would like a technology that is more of a bone graft I guess. I have seen great subdermal ridges created and the one gentleman with the subdermal screws on the top of his skull that allow him to put on spikes in the form of a mowhawk-ish look. I am fond of them all. I guess I just want more. I want an implant that lies partially outside the skin. The implants they are doing don’t do that. But there will always be those people that push the limits of technology and I suppose that it is only a matter of time. But then its all about our own fantasies of self and how we want to look.

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.