Contemplating plastic surgery? Candid thoughts from someone who has been there

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  • schlumpy Orem, UT
    June 21, 2013 6:10 p.m.


    The concern is if someone is having it done because they've fallen into the "cult of beauty" and looking for self-worth in the wrong places.

    The writer covers all angles and is just sharing a point of view - not condemning the surgically modified.

  • Pwinceth chicago, IL
    June 20, 2013 6:47 p.m.

    I wouldn't mow down the trees in my backyard and replace them with fake ones, but I certainly don't hesitate to anchor them, trim them, do whatever makes them most beautiful. The truth is, for some women the only way of having these figurative "trees" - is plastic surgery. Of course fake is fake, but that doesn't make it meaningless. If it wasn't meaningful, why did you chose to have it done?

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    June 20, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    I had plastic surgery on my ears when I was 19.

    Great decision.

    Like other medical procedures, God gives us the ability to make our life better, in this case, via plastic surgery. Done in MODERATION, this kind of plastic surgery, like others, can be a blessing.

    I will say, though, that perhaps a good rule of thumb would be....if one knows who they are and feel good about themselves on the inside and would like their physical appearance to match how they already feel about themselves on the inside, then plastic surgery (again, in moderation) is probably a blessing. If one feels bad about themselves/lack self-esteem and seek plastic surgery for THAT reason, ie, they seek surgery to feel better about themselves, then in that case, plastic surgery is probably a bad thing. Why? In the latter case, no amount of changes on the outside of a person's body can REALLY do anything to change one on the inside. Those 2 attitudes about why one would seek plastic surgery are as different as night and day.

  • MealyMouth Alpine, UT
    June 20, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    Love this article. Just absolutely love it! Thank you, Rosemary, for sharing this. It's totally not judgemental, just another take. Nobody tells you how painful breast reconstruction is. Good luck on your journey! Thank you.