At this particular point in my life, I have no intentions of ever getting plastic surgery, but I can't and won't say I never will. I'm only 34, I don't know what I'm going to look like 10, 20, 30 years from now. I could very well change my mind by then. Unfortunate things such as accidents do happen and plastic surgery may be required. Hopefully, it won't ever come down to anything like that, but things do happen. You never know. Plastic surgery is sometimes necessary.
I have a few bad habits that could potentially lead to going under the knife some day. For instance, I hardly ever wear sunglasses and I'm starting to regret not wearing them! It's not that I don't want to, it's just that money is really tight right now and I haven't been able to invest in a pair. In order to drive I'm going to have to wear perscription glasses and sunglasses, I would rather wait and spend the money on those.
Sunglasses are a necessity! You really do need to protect your eyes, not just to avoid wrinkles, but also to protect them from those harmful UV Rays. The sun is so bright, even in the winter! If you aren't careful it can damage your eyes.
I need to take my own advice!
When I am out in the sun, I squint and squinting has caused a wrinkle, not just a wrinkle, but a dented wrinkle, right smack dab in the center of the T-zone! I've noticed a few small wrinkles in my forehead also. Not cool! Not cool at all!
There is another habit that I am ashamed to admit I have. I am a smoker. I started smoking 15 years ago. I am currently trying to kick this nasty habit, I wish I never picked up. A few weeks ago I started keeping a journal and I was trying to ween myself off of them and I was actually doing pretty good.
Well, I guess the saying is true -all good things must come to an end-. There have been some stressful events and instead of smoking less, I'm smoking more.
There are some things I am dealing with at the moment, nothing serious by any means, but I've decided right now is definitely not the best time for me to quit! I'm getting through it and once it has passed, I will start over and then I will kick the habit for good! Bye, bye cigarettes!
If you are a non-smoker, it may seem like an excuse, but until you know what it's like to be a smoker and have been smoking for at least 10 years or longer, trust me! You have no idea how hard it is to stop! Honestly, it sucks!
Anyway, that's a whole other topic that I will blog more about later. For now, let's focus on what this post is really about.
Smoking does not help the aging process! If I don't quit there will be consequences. I'm starting to see the damage in my skin already, if I am not careful, I might have to have Botox and I'm not a fan of that stuff!
Supposedly, there are some benefits to Botox. It's suppose to treat muscle spasms and other conditions, I'm sure it could be beneficial, if it were being used for those reasons. But, let's get real, why do most people get Botox? I highly doubt it's for muscle spasms. My guess and this is just a guess, they are doing it to look younger, but it doesn't always work out that way, does it?
It's not a one time thing either. The injections only last about 6 months. Once you start, you really can't stop and it's going to cost you a pretty penny. I really don't want to replace one bad expensive habit with another. Plus, it causes paralysis in your face, I don't think I would care for that. Although, after a few Butterscotch Schnapps cocktails, I can't feel my face or my legs and I don't mind that so much. I'll feel it in the morning though and that's not fun!
For the most part, I'm not a "never say never" kind of person. Unless, it has to do with drugs or something seriously dangerous or stupid. Anyway, I don't think exactly the same way I did 15 years ago.
When I was 18, I wanted to get a tattoo, the reason I never ended up getting one is because I couldn't afford to get inked. It's expensive! If I hadn't been broke, I would have done it, in a heartbeat! Back then I thought I would never regret doing it. There were a lot of things I did back then that I thought I wouldn't regret later on. I was wrong!
I'm glad I couldn't afford to get tramp stamped. I know had I gone through with it, I would hate it now. One thing's for sure, I will never get a tattoo, that's a given!
From what I've heard from others, it's even more expensive, not to mention much more painful, to get them taken off! That just doesn't even seem worth it to me. Plus, I really don't like needles! I wish people would seriously think before they ink! You say you won't regret it, but the truth is, you probably will.
Plastic surgery and tattoos are kind of the same, they both entail altering your appearance. However, unless you are a twin or a triplet and your parents give you a tiny tattoo so they can tell you apart from your siblings, tattoos are a choice. Whereas, plastic surgery isn't always a choice, though, there are a lot of people who do choose to go under the knife and some a little too much.
I don't think it should be done unless it is absolutely necessary. I can't stand to see a woman ruin her good looks with Botox, Lip Injections and all of that other stuff she has done to herself. Especially, when they are already drop-dead-gorgeous. You know the saying, "if it aint broke, don't fix it". It is so true. Just look at the top of the post. She did not need to do any of that stuff to herself! She was a naturally beautiful girl! What was she thinking?
You would think women would learn from the mistakes those beautiful women in Hollywood have made. Not to say they are superior, but they have all that money, one would think they would be able to find a surgeon who could undo the damage the last one did to them. NOPE!
Instead it gets worse and worse, every time they go under the knife. That should be an eye opener for all of us. If it didn't work for Meg Ryan or Pamela Anderson or other famous women in Hollywood, what makes you think it's going to work for you?
Don't get me wrong. I'm sure there are some amazing surgeons out there whose work is magical. I'm sure there are women in Hollywood who have had a little nip/tuck that we aren't aware of. Those are the kind of plastic surgeons I would think most people would want. You want the ones who can make your surgery less obvious or better yet, totally discreet. Right?
If you are considering cosmetic surgery, before proceeding, do as much research as possible and really think it through. Don't just look for information, look for results. Look at pictures of other people who have had the same thing done, is that what you really want to look like?
Also, not all flaws are flaws, they are unique traits that make you, you. Not all flaws are meant to be fixed and many of our flaws are minor and can easily be fixed with makeup. I think it's important to know that there is not enough plastic surgery in the world that is going to create the perfect you. There is no such thing! It could have the opposite effect and may cause more damage and more flaws that you will be unhappy with.
Chances are if perfection is your goal, you will never be satisfied and you will just keep going until there is nothing left for your plastic surgeon to do and there will be no way to fix it.
So, is it really worth it?
...Q & A...
Have you ever had plastic surgery? If so how many procedures and what did you have done? Were you happy with the results? What advice would you give to someone who is considering cosmetic surgery?
If you haven't, would you ever go under the knife? If you answered yes, what procedure would you opt for and why?