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When I was younger, I saw everything  as very black and white. I guess most kids do.

Good guys don’t do bad things, and bad guys don’t do good things. You don’t really see any shades of grey at all until you’re a lot older. And I’m not talking about the Fifty Shades variety. That you don’t see until you’re much older!

Specifically I recall being very against plastic surgery of any kind. “You should be happy with what God gave you and not change a thing,” I thought. My rigid brain didn’t have any flexibility in there and I even looked down a bit on people that had work done.

It all just seemed so “fake” to me. And not just all those basketball-shaped boobs.

But as I’ve gotten older, my feelings have most definitely changed. At this point in my life, I can definitely understand why people would get nose jobs, tummy tucks, or breast implants. It’s a self-esteem issue and one that can really change a person’s life. I mean, how different is getting a new nose from having a mole removed from your cheek? Yes, it’s a bigger deal, but you’re still altering your appearance because you’re unhappy.

So I say do what you want. Do what makes you happy. Just be sure you’re doing things for the right reason. Don’t go getting a new set of boobs just to please your husband or because you think it’ll impress some guy. Get them because you want them. Because they’ll make you feel more complete or more empowered or more self-confident.

I know I’m a guy so I’m not about to go get myself a new pair, but I know a lot of women read my blog and I’ve read plenty of blogs written by moms (Note: I didn’t call them Mommy Blogs!) who talk about getting tummy tucks and breast implants or lifts. Some have even had it done and discussed the whole process.

Childbirth and breastfeeding can really do a number on your body too. There’s a reason lots of moms use the phrase “banana boobs.” I see absolutely nothing wrong with them getting the surgery they want to get their own bodies back. To feel good about themselves once more. It’s tough enough being a mom and taking care of kids without weighing yourself down with loads of low self-esteem.

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Whatever you decide to do is the right answer. You’re going to be hanging around in your own skin for your entire life. You should at least be comfortable.

Would you ever get plastic surgery for yourself?

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  2. barb hunt says

    I’ve had two different procedures many, many years ago, but don’t think I would do anything else. I think you need to age the way you were intended to. Thanks for the contest.

  3. Steven says

    I went as far as getting a consultation for a nose job and liposuction and as I got older my mind changed and realized I’m happy with myself and to work out everyday and eat healthy instead.

  4. Tanya White says

    I would. I would like to have a breast lift ,after having 5 kids all breastfeed gravity has taken effect. I would also like to have the extra flab of skin around my stomach “tucked” I lost 120 pounds and desperately need that done for health reasons. But that what be the only 2 things I would ever want done.

  5. nicole w says

    I hate to say it, but I’d consider it. I don’t know if I’d ever go through with it, but sure I’d consider it!

  6. Sarah Elston Yurga says

    I would consider plastic surgery – luckily (?) we don’t have that kind of money so I don’t have to make the final decision.

  7. jessica schueler says

    No I would never get any kind of plastic surgery unless I had an injury or sorts that screwed up my image

  8. Kari Flores says

    I have gotten plastic surgery, tummy tuck and lipo for that unsightly muffin top after pregnancy that no amount of working out could get rid of.

  9. Terry Cross says

    I don’t think I would merely for cosmetic reasons unless it was something disfiguring like from an accident or something

  10. Kate F. says

    I would only consider plastic surgery if injury, illness, or some other unfortunate circumstance drastically altered my appearance.

  11. Betty C says

    If I had the funds I would consider some fairly minor surgery. Since I never expect to be able to afford it I guess it really doesn’t matter.

  12. Kati says

    Only if it were after something happened to me and I became disfigured. Not just for the hell of it. How is a woman supposed to find a man who loves her for her if shes just going to attract jerks who only want her body?

  13. says

    years ago i would have said absolutely not. however after having 4 children I would say that given the opportunity and the funds I would definitely be inline for a tummy tuck. You really don’t have a clue until you are faced with your own insecurities about your body. So having said that, I believe it is a personal choice. I have had reconstructive surgery on my eye due to a serious injury and to save my eye. so I try not to judge in others choices.

  14. Alix Craw says

    I have thought about it for my foot. I suffered a nasty injury to it a few years ago that left my big toe more askew than not, and I have often wanted to make it look normal again.

  15. Maria Iemma says

    I am 67 years old and have good skin, but I have never thought about plastic surgery. I do use moisturizer and night cream every night but I come from a long line of women that stayed healthy and looked good right into their 70’s so I hope I continue.
    I would have never considered a bust enhancement!!!

  16. Amber Warfield says

    A long time ago I was pretty against plastic surgery for myself but as I have gotten older I have started to change my mind. I don’t agree with going full tilt off the bat but as a 34 year old woman I wouldn’t be opposed to starting with microdermabrasion or a chemical peel…even botox (if I could afford it). I tell my husband when I get older I am going to get a lifestyle lift because they are pretty non invasive and the results are amazing LOL.

  17. Middy06 says

    I would not have plastic surgery unless it was reconstructive. The risks of anesthesia are too great for something cosmetic.

  18. latoya says

    To each his own, as of now, I’m super happy with how I look so I don’t think I would get it. And surgery of any kind really scares me!

  19. Sharon C says

    Yes I would consider getting plastic surgery. As I am aging and still need to work, my attitude is changing.

  20. christina holmes says

    yes i would just because i have H bra size and i hate my boobs so i would totally get a breast reduction! : (

  21. R. Patrice says

    Yes I did after nursing 2 children. Then I got breast cancer 3 times-unrelated to the plastic surgery. I finally had a mastectomy and plastic surgery reconstruction.using my
    back muscles over implants and have regretted it for the last 6 years. So uncomfortable still, makes lifting or doing anything miserable. Think long and hard about it. I’ve seen a lot of people in my city who look much worse after plastic surgery. We don’t have the doctors they have in Beverly Hills

  22. Sandie Mainwal-Price says

    I would definitely consider some kind of face work within the next 10-15 years, that’s only if I can find a really good surgeon.

  23. says

    Yes I would probably have some work done —not the Barbie 20 procedures but that nose job I’ve always wanted and then the tummy tuck to help with that 10lb 6 oz baby stretching my 5’2″ frame…
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  24. Sonya Morris says

    I have thought about it but my friend’s husband is a plastic surgeon and she tells me I don’t need it. She has only had injections for herself. That’s the best kind of friend to have!

  25. David Balkin says

    No plastic surgery. I’m happy with whom I am. There’s no problem with someone else getting it if they want!

  26. Michele Hunter says

    Not plastic surgery per se but I would be open to small treatments like injections (not Botox) and chemical peels and the like.

  27. Brandy Wilmoth says

    no, I would never consider getting plastic surgery! the risk is just not worth the reward… I’d rather try natural ways of “fixing” myself LOL like positive thinking and exercise!!

  28. Lucy Schwartz says

    In this economy, probably not. Extra money needs to be used for car repairs or a new roof. Right now our furnace is acting flaky and it is cold here in WI. Bouncy boobs, a butt tuck or heat. Not much of a decision.

  29. Mary DeBorde says

    For purely cosmetic reasons – a resounding no. For me, I could think of far better
    things to spend the money on lol

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  31. Holly Trudeau says

    I would definitely consider plastic surgery, after having a baby things aren’t where they used to be lol

  32. april yedinak says

    I would like to have it done, but I have had several scary surgical experiences, so I don’t know if I would go through with it or not.

  33. says

    I have a very athletic built, which I compare to a teenage boy. LOL. Sometimes I think some breast augmentation would be great, but I also think it would get in the way of running and lifting. So I am not against it. But I don’t think I’ll do it at this time. I have had LASIK eye surgery and am almost done with braces, so changing your body to be happy is something I understand.
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  34. Kristin Doan says

    In my mid 30’s and have been getting botox for about a year. I’m not sure I’d change anything permanently, but I love the results of the Botox and I have my old confidence back!

  35. Stacy says

    Cosmetic surgery isn’t something that I would consider now, and I don’t think I would ever want to surgically alter my body.

  36. Daraya says

    Probably not! I would rather achieve it myself, like loosing weight by eating right and exercising rather than getting a tummy tuck.

  37. Heidi says

    I’ve actually had work done. It was just having my teeth redone but it was well worth it. I’m not sure if I’d get anything else done. I’m happy with what I currently look like. But, if my body were to change and I didn’t like it, I most certainly would be open to any options. Including surgery.

  38. Sandra C says

    I’d consider it if it were free, but it’s not and I’d rather spend the money on something else.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Aimee C says

    I used to always want a boob job until I had kids and realized what boob sweat was and how uncomfortable wearing a bra all the time is. Now I am happy that I am blessed with “normal” sized boobs that dont hurt my back or fall into my side when i lay on my back. Amen

  40. cathy henatyszen says

    I would like it for medical reasons, not cosmetic… I’ve watched some of those tlc shows…. wow… scary stuff what ppl do to themselves hoping to look good

  41. Heather Wine says

    I see nothing wrong with it until it gets taken overboard. I would consider getting it if my budget ever allowed for it.

  42. Michelle.A. says

    I absolutely would get plastic surgery…tummy tuck and boob job…maybe even a nose job…except financially I’m not in the right place so it will be held off. 🙂

  43. Susan Ladd says

    I would not want to have plastic surgery of any type. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks and Happy New Year !!!!

  44. Samantha Daleo says

    I would get it for anything that life and gravity have affected (boobs and tummy) but I would not change any of my God given features (face, nose…etc).

  45. Daniel M says

    not at this point in my life, who knows what the future will bring (but I tend to avoid any unnecessary procedures)

  46. pamela mooty hopper says

    I would only consider having my loose skin on my stomach removed. I have lost alot of weight and need this done.

  47. carla bonesteel says

    I would get all kinds of plastic surgery if I could afford it! I would change all the parts of me that I don’t like, and make myself into the supermodel that I know I can be!

  48. Ashia Austin says

    I’ve honestly thought about it but I think God did a pretty good job so who am I to mess with his creation 🙂

  49. Debra S says

    I have a fantasy where someone has a website offering to pay for my REDUCTION surgery… LOL opposite the augmentation site! someone who has mercy…. then yep, I’d have the surgery in a flash!!!

  50. Katy M says

    I don’t know about surgery, but I’m definitely interested in injectables and fillers (like Botox and Restylene).

  51. Danna Wolf says

    I’ve thought about it many times, because I’m not too happy with my appearance, but I don’t think that I could ever actually bring myself to do it.

  52. David Haug says

    I had liposuction when I was 27. Best money I ever spent. Would do minor cosmetic surgery again. I don’t like “obvious”/unnatural looking results.

  53. Geoff K says

    I’d probably only consider it if I were in an accident or had some condition that caused disfigurement; otherwise, I would probably just let the aging process run its course naturally.

  54. Crystal F says

    I’m honestly not sure if I would. If I ever did it would be a breast lift due to breastfeeding. I’m just so scared of surgery. Thank you!

  55. Rosie says

    conceptually, yes, but my budget is more concerned with the most primal necessities that something like that isn’t on my radar screen. I don’t think less or more of ppl who do. I think ppl underestimate complications, etc., though, and also, I know ppl who have had anything done like nose etc and not happy with the results and also when they got older, truly missed their old self and didn’t realize they would “mourn” the loss of their real face!!!

  56. says

    I’ve thought about getting plastic surgery – a breast lift and possibly implants – but then I think about it, and I’d probably be so paranoid about developing breast cancer and not being able to detect it early enough that the risk just isn’t worth it! I don’t even know why I am paranoid about breast cancer, no one in my family has ever had cancer. LOL
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  57. sandra davis says

    no i dont think i would get surgery for myself just because im satisfied with what i have. i have several friends that have had surgery though and they look great.

  58. Alicia says

    I consider plastic surgery to be a personal choice, and if someone wants to get it done, to let them. However, I would never get plastic surgery unless I was mutilated in some way. I appreciate the way I look, and it’s taken a long time to get me there.

  59. rachel mixson says

    i would consider it but not 100% on it…i have 4 children so things start to….well u get what i i would consider it lol

  60. mickeyfan says

    I’m not against it, but I’m so cheap I don’t think I could ever justify the cost. Now if I won the lottery….. (but since I’m cheap, I don’t PLAY the lottery!) 🙂

  61. Jamie says

    Although I can’t imagine having plastic surgery, I won’t say it will never happen. Life leads you to unexpected places.

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