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Right....<br><br><br><br>
The next milestone in televison making.<br><br><br><br>
"I am beautiful."<br><br><br><br>
Reality tv that follows people going through cosmetic surgery.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I think it's so sad that it is even (going to be) broadcasted.<br><br><br><br>
Why are people so fixated on their apperance ?<br><br><br><br>
What do you think of it ?
 

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That kind of show just makes me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
They have one called Extreme Makeover or something like that on TLC.
 

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Surgery is only needed when you need it, not when you want to make yourself a little bit different.<br><br><br><br>
It is unnaturel. People think they aren't beautifull because of all those movies and commercials with thin and 'beautifull' people.<br><br><br><br>
Inner beauty is more importent...
 

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I seem to be one of the only VBers who has had plastic surgery or is open about it. Last spring I had a breast lift with implants, a tummy tuck, my eyes done, my neck done, and lipo with grafting the fat into my butt.<br><br><br><br>
Would I do it again? Absolutely. Did it change who I am? No. Am I happier with myself? Definitely. I had somethings that haven't liked about myself since I was young. Though very large breasted always, my breast were always hangy and pendulous. Having a baby destroyed what little support tissue I had left, and, at 39, my breasts looked like the worst of National Geographic cultural photos. I love the fact that they are the exact same size, but they are well shaped and perky! Yea!<br><br><br><br>
I also had some major tearing of my abdominals after my pregnancy, and a tummy tuck really was in order. I'm very satisfied. Even though I am a big woman (as I have said before, I am an amazon), I feel much better about those areas. I had the rest done because things were falling (due to genetics - I had lost my eye lids over the past few years, and my neck was definitely getting waddly - both run in my father's side of the family) and it is a hell of a lot cheaper to do things all at once.<br><br><br><br>
I will never look like some of those women who get made over on Howard Stern, and I don't care a bit.<br><br><br><br>
I have also learned something else through this: you can't fight time. So, whereas my stomach is now flat, I have a harder time keeping the arm waddle in check. Though my eyes and neck now are really good to me, I notice that I still have the same chubby cheeks that I have in my photos from when I was 16.<br><br><br><br>
Though my butt now looks better, I am, for the first time, fighting cellulite with the realization that super short skirts without pantyhose are probably a thing of the past.<br><br><br><br>
What I am saying is, that unless you are going to make plastic surgery a regular part of your life, you can not fight the natural aging process.<br><br><br><br>
Will I get more done? Probably. I need some touch-ups (on thing that I didn't realize - ALL plastic surgery needs post surgery touch ups to look its best - you just can't predict how skin is going to heal. Surgeons are used to doing followup procedures to correct scars that didn't heal exactly right, lipo areas where fat was left for healing sake, etc.), and when I have the time and the extra $7k.<br><br><br><br>
Inner beauty IS the most important thing, but if you have the time, the money and the inclination, I see no reason not to change the exterior.
 

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i think it's sad that people will go under the knife simply because they want to fit into some socially prescribed ideal. it does nothing to change society's attitude about appearances; it only feeds into the idea that there is a "perfect" body that we should all do anything to achieve, even if we don't get it, exactly.<br><br><br><br>
i have large breasts that got saggier after i birthed and breastfed two babies. i have been considering getting a breast reduction but only because i am now having some back problems that i think are related to their size. other parts of my body are sagging and drooping as i get older too. but i love the way my body shows what i've been through in life. i love my soft curves, my stretch marks, the gentle way i'm getting older. it is a testament to my ability to live through...well...LIFE.<br><br><br><br>
that being said, i certainly won't try to stop anyone who's interested in having plastic surgery because they are convinced they need to look a certain way to be happy. it does make me sad, though.
 

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In the introduction of the show there was a woman that wanted to have her butt lifted and bigger breasts so she could start feeling like a real woman.....<br><br><br><br>
I read woman magazines...yes I do...and when I see those advertisements "self confidence can be bought"<br><br>
(that is exactly the text in the ad) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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You can cure arm waddle with Yoga. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I can't see myself going under the knife... it's better to avoid the things that cause wrinkles than to wait for them to happen then have surgery.<br><br><br><br>
And as for getting implants.. I'm perfectly happy with my breasts. Large breasts are over-rated... I'd rather be small. The only thing that sucks about being my size is I can't get some pretty things because they only make them for women with a larger cup size.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by 1vegan</i><br><br><b>In the introduction of the show there was a woman that wanted to have her butt lifted and bigger breasts so she could start feeling like a real woman.....<br><br><br><br>
I read woman magazines...yes I do...and when I see those advertisements "self confidence can be bought"<br><br>
(that is exactly the text in the ad) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"></b></div>
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See.. I hate that "real woman" business. Ugh.
 

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I think it would be much better if instead of giving surgery to people who want to look like models, they gave it to people that have serious problems - burn victims, large scars, huge birthmarks, etc. I think it would be nice to help those who can't afford it and see how much it changes their lives.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Erin_Sword2Sky</i><br><br><b>I think it would be much better if instead of giving surgery to people who want to look like models, they gave it to people that have serious problems - burn victims, large scars, huge birthmarks, etc. I think it would be nice to help those who can't afford it and see how much it changes their lives.</b></div>
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I once saw a documentary where plastic surgeons donated their services to women who were deformed by the hand of abusive partners. That was something I did not realize could happen. Mostly cheeks, jaws and noses needed to be rebuilt. The candidates had made a break from the abuser that had lasted. It was amazing what confidence they gained but more awesome was when they saw themselves as normal looking again the amount of anger that was released. How could someone do that to them. The tears of healing because the doctor and his staff would do this one simple thing for them that they could never have afforded on their own. Now these were women (who once again) felt like real women. I wish I had something that valuable to offer.
 

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RE - the arm waddle. I work out between 5 and 6 days per week regularly - including kickboxing, dancing, bellydancing, pilates, and, yes, yoga. So be it.<br><br><br><br>
I look at ps as another form of body modification. It's all how you perceive it.<br><br><br><br>
I'm so glad that drs help people with severe disfigurements.
 

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Maybe doing specific things would help.. like kick-backs, tri-dips.. etc. I don't know if you're interested in any of that.. but I was married to a guy who lifted weights all the time.. he liked to give me workout advice. I hated working out with him.. he pushed me too hard. Heh.
 

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Me too. Except for some reason I'm drawn to Paradise Hotel. Must be the sleezyness factor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I saw that show once.. I didn't really get it. Then I forgot when it was on so I couldn't watch it again.
 

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Marie, I do it all. I have been working out for the past 28 years. Part of it is that I sprained my ankle and damaged my achilles about 4 months ago and just started to workout 2 weeks ago. My arms are usually rock hard and look like guys arms. But time DOES take it's toll. I don't mind getting older. I never have. And after having surgery, I certainly understand that no amount of surgery will stop the clock, which is fine.
 

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Orgasms can help keep you looking and feeling young...<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">I don't know if that's true or not.. it's just something I like to say.</span>
 

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Is <i>that</i> why I look so young? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> I've been told I don't look over 30....I'm starting to see small signs of aging. But that's cool. I'm alright with my weight/size/age, whatever. It makes me who I am and I love myself! (in a good way of course).
 

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I've seen people who have gone so far as to split their toungues, and implant scales and horns. I don't find this horrible - I find it interesting. The human body, to me, is beautiful AND it is also an amazing canvas.<br><br><br><br>
People have been doing extreme "makeovers" for thousands of years. From tribes that do all over tattoing and scarring to neck rings to feet binding to nipple piercing to hanging from hooks. None of this bothers me in the least (where the individual has had a CHOICE - foot binding without choice is something that I regret from our history as a species). We seem to have an ongoing interesting in altering our appearence.<br><br><br><br>
I don't care for Pamela Andersons look, but it is interesting and unique. I don't really care for Cher's appearence either, but I look at it as more from the body modification point of view.<br><br><br><br>
People will say, "well, they are only doing it to please a man, avoid aging, look some way that they don't look naturally". True, but we also wear makeup, color our hair, remove our body hair, put on false nails, etc. It is just more of the same.<br><br><br><br>
We are a very interesting animal.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
PS - I would love to give the big O's the credit for the fact that I look about 20 years younger than I am (god knows that I have certainly been there enough if they WERE factor), but I have to give the credit to my Mom. She's 72 and looks much younger with no surgery. Thanks, MOM!
 
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