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08-12-2003, 10:20 AM
Ok ladies .. question for you all.
I am seriously considering having some cosmetic work done (yep, I've succumed to the pressure) .. is anyone willing to share good, bad experiences with this?
Thanks for the tips!
08-16-2003, 08:03 PM
I'm not a girl, but I know those that have had it done. Make sure you go with someone that's respected and cheaper is definitely not better when it comes to surgeries on your body.
08-16-2003, 08:13 PM
succumbed to pressure? Or truly doing it for yourself?
I have a lot of flaws but I work on accepting myself for how I was made. It's tough at times, of course. There are times when I have a hard time looking past my physical (and mostly hereditary) flaws, but what can you do other than make yourself look the best you can?
The only procedure I would consider having done is to have my varicose veins in my legs stripped. They are so bad that I never wear shorts or skirts above the calf without hosiery. I mean NEVER. It's too bad because my legs are looking better and better, and when I have a nice tan I feel it's a shame I can't just wear normal summer clothes. I have no soreness, pain or discomfort with them, so health insurance won't cover the procedure (about $1,000 per leg).
08-19-2003, 07:58 PM
Personally, I agree with Sweetbecky. There are many things I'd like to change about my body but there are just as many things I like about it too.
If you don't mind me asking, what are you considering having done?
I must admit there have been times when I've thought about the possibility of breast implants and even looked into it (I'm quite small at a 14A) but I really don't like the thought of having anything inside my body that isn't real. Besides, the potential risks and maintenance issues tend to put me off anyway.
If I ever had to have a breast removed, then I would seriously consider an implant.
The following may be a little out there and slightly OT but it is something I think about when the topic of cosmetic procedure is raised:
I watched a show recently on TV about robotics and cyborg technology. They were discussing the possibilities of use and misuse of this kind of technology in humans.
IMHO, this has the potential to become the 'steroid' issue of the new millenium. It seems very exciting to be able to replace a severed arm (perhaps from a car accident) with a cyborg arm but who determines what strength and capabilities that arm will have? Will it be an exact equivalent of the severed one or will budget, technology and conscience be the limit?
At that point, there probably won't be much to stop anyone with the resources from replacing perfectly good bodyparts or even internal organs with ones of superior capability. Where would it stop?
I can't speak for everyone but I really don't like the idea of being able to short circuit nature and hard work to produce superior strength and ability.
Presumably, these kind of implants would be relatively easy to detect and ban from competition but I'm sure 'cyborg' competitions would become popular. If they did, would 'natural' competition become boring and unpopular thus creating increasing pressure on competitors to become 'cyborg'?