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.”

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.

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.

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

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?

Benefits of cosmetic eye surgery

The after care directions were easy. sleep with eye shields on for 2 weeks so you don’t accidentally rub your eyes. I put in antibiotic drops several times a day for the same 2 weeks and for a month after that I just used regular eye drops to keep my eyes moist. The biggest part was not to fuss with my eyes. I took a nap in my hotel room and woke up about 2 hours later. I could see!!! I could read street signs on the street below. 24 floors below.

 

I called my friends from the hotel room ecstatic! I went back to work two days after with no problems but trying to push up my non existent glasses for the next three months. Now when I wake up I can see the clock next to me! I can wear really cool eyeliner and makeup and people can actually see it! Medically the risks are very minimal and if you do not get the correction you want you can do it again.

 

The Lasik clinic in Vancouver BC that I went to offered the pre op exam, the procedure, and three post op exams for $1200. Both eyes and a guarantee that if you do not get the correction you want to your vision then you could get it corrected again for free. I never realized what a difficulty it was to wear glasses until i didn’t have to. No more fogging up the lenses. I have probably saved at least the cost of the procedure in glasses and contact lens costs in the last 5 years since having it done.

 

My husband’s procedure went the exact same as mine and consequently I have about 5 friends and former coworkers that have had it done because of my success. I would not have ever gotten it done if a friend of mine’s brother hadn’t had it done first. He called me from his hotel room afterwards and cried about how happy he was to be able to see! It was the best money investment of my life. I have a very active life and I can now swim freely with out worrying about contacts and glasses. I would do it again in a heart beat.

Cat Eyes: Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Has anyone here considered cosmetic surgery? I’ve always had very noticeable creases underneath my eyes and the look has always bothered me. I started wondering how much it would cost to have the skin under my eyes tightened, and in the process I decided that, if I ever do have cosmetic surgery, I might as well go all the way…which brings me to the following point: I have always wanted to have Asian looking eyes (I saw one show on cosmetic surgery where they called it “cat eyes”).

 

If I ever have the money to do this (and I should in a year or two, while I’m in college) I want to get it done. Has anyone here fantasized about this or actually done it, or knew someone who did? There is some woman who has had extensive plastic surgery to make her look like her cat and she seriously looks gross. If you want to get the almond-shaped eyes look, you can always pull your hair back in a tight ponytail and not have to worry about pissing away thousands of dollars for a really messed-up looking face.

 

Ah, yes! I have the same creases, and I have been thinking about it lately. But, I have really mixed feelings about this. Some people still manage to find me attractive despite this “flaw.” I’m sure it looks 1,000,000 times more pronounced to me than it does to anyone else. But then I think, if it will boost my confidence and make me look less tired, maybe I should. If you look carefully and pay attention, you may notice that many people (even models-gasp!) have these same creases. Besides, those little oddities are part of what makes us unique.

Body piercing and cosmetic surgery

I think breast implants and nipple piercers have more in common that either is immediately aware of. While the ideal embraced is different in each case, they’re both modifying the body to achieve a personal aesthetic goal. It would seem to me to be advantageous to emphasize the similarities between the two and simply accept that there is room for more than one ideal. i doubt very seriously whether anyone manages to achieve the extreme of individualism such that *all* of one’s own actions are of one’s own choosing and do not rely in *any* way on external, social influences: no man is an island, etc.

 

Human cultures sometimes exhibit the mysterious ability to move rather like a flock of birds; it’s almost like everybody in that culture get more or less the same impulses and ideas at roughly the same time. From the perspective of the individual, this may appear to be purely a matter of personal preference. For example, in the early 1980s i discovered a local bottling company that produced a brand of root beer that i was very fond of.

 

Before i knew what happened, that particular brand — IBC — became very “trendy.” My preference for this brand of soft drink appeared to me to be arrived at completely independently of this emerging trend, but now i’m not so sure. i think Jung called this phenomenon “synchronicity” — it is as if we all swim in the same sea of shared thought.

What is the intended result and focus of the enhancement?

Cosmetic surgery – liposuction, implants, face lifts, etc. – is done as a way of trying to enhance the general appearance of the body. Yes, attention can be drawn to the specific item in question (I know I find it hard to make eye contact with Pamela Lee – although her eyebrows scare me too, but that’s another story) the point of it is to create an all-over look of “attractiveness” based on whatever is considered “attractive”.

 

For our culture that’s big breasts, teeny bodies and so on. You’re not supposed to look at a person and think “Wow, what a great face lift they had.” you’re supposed to think “Wow, she looks so young. I wonder how she does it.” Another way of putting it might be to say that anything done with cosmetic surgury is supposed to look “natural” by the time it’s done – no matter how much plastic and the like is used or if the end result would ever actually occur in nature (again, Pamela Lee).

 

Cosmetic surgury is at its best when you *don’t* notice it. Bodyart, on the other hand, is the opposite. You are *supposed* to notice it. You’re using your body as a showcase for pictures and jewelry (which then showcase your own originality, creativity, ability to withstand pain, etc.). It literally is art on the body, just as you would have art on the wall. So I agree that the motivation is the key, but I wouldn’t say that it’s the motivation to or away “the norm” but rather the motivation about what am I expected to notice and is it supposed to look like a natural part of the body.

 

Someone who goes to a tattoo artist to have permenant eyeliner put in is getting cosmetic surgury because sie is trying to make hir eyes look more distinct as though they were born that way. A woman (gender specifically chosen for this example) who gets her ears pierced a single time in each lobe – the classic mainstream piercing – is getting bodyart because the point is to then notice the pretty jewelry she puts in them and not to think her ears have mysteriously become more shiny and attractive.