ever considered going plastic?

by @according2kelly on May 13, 2008


recently everyone buzzing about the new book “my beautiful mommy“. and although i’ve never actually read it, i understand it’s a cartooned explanation for your little ones about the plastic surgery process. & while i can’t really imagine ever sitting down wih my boys to read this book, several questions do spring to mind:

have you ever thought about having plastic surgery? if so, what “part” would you like to go under the knife?

have you already had plastic surgery? were you pleased with the results? would you do it again?

& most importantly, would read THIS book to your kids, prior to the surgery?

as for me, as you may or may not recall (because i’ve complained about it before), having two kids has left with me with little more than an A cup… so that is definitely something i’d remedy. i’d probably also have a little work done in the tummy area. no matter what i do, i think i will always have a bit of a pooch. on occasion, i’ve even been asked if i was pregnant. although, i’m proud to admit, this isn’t a normal, everyday question, i still think i’ll always have a bit of a muffin top. so i think i’d love having my tummy area sucked, pulled & prodded until it was a touch “flatter.”

so what about you? any interest in being nipped & tucked? please share, inquiring minds want to know.

26 comments
Party
Party

This blog is pretty cool! How did you make it !?

crystal
crystal

Sheesh! Dratted TYPOS! I have "no objection" is what that should say in my above comment.

crystal
crystal

The book is disturbing. I do things for myself, beauty-wise, that make me feel better about the way I look. Teeth whitened, nails, hair colored...lots of mascara! So I really have to objection to a few basic surgical procedures for that same reason. Improving on what I actually look like, but not CHANGING what I look like. I'd do a boob jobbie in a heartbeat. Every second of painful recovery would be worth those porn-star boobies! ;)

Mahina
Mahina

very interesting topic! i will admit that secretly i want a boob job! i am in the same boat as you! i don't think it is fair that my girls have sucked me flat! i used to be a borderline c-d cup and now i can't even fill an a! so sad!it's funny because on my mom's side of the family she's had sisters get reductions, and my mom is very well endowed. on my dad's side of the family, his sister had an enlargement. i definitely got my dad's side of the family genes! i am the mother of 3 girls, so i want to teach them that beauty is not everything! so, i will refrain, but i can always dream, right?!

Shannon
Shannon

This is a very hot topic. Personally, I would love to have my tummy tucked, not to be skinnier, just to get rid of the extra skin/fat/blob I have since having my lil boy. BUT, I think it is very sad that we have to have a children's book about this topic. Sad that there are so many people so unhappy with themselves that kids need to be aware of it. Kids should be taught to love themselves just the way they are, not to want to change because they don't look like a supermodel. That just seems morally wrong to me!

the hogan's
the hogan's

Im with you about the A cup thing...the day I get an extra few thousand dollars I know right where its going!

Allison
Allison

If I had the money, I would have no problem with getting a breast lift... breastfeeding and pregnancy has made them fall to around my knees. Is that too much information? Oh, and something to get rid of all of the stretch marks. But, I probably wouldn't read a picture book to my kids about it... a little weird, I think.

Diane
Diane

I would get lipo'd from my hips to my knees. It seems that no matter how many miles I run the saddlebags are still there. Grrrrr!

Anonymous
Anonymous

After nursing all three of my children until they were 2, my boobs were definitely in need of help. They were like flattened cucumbers :) When I was 45 I had a breast lift, mainly because I was so self conscious of the way I looked, especially in a swimsuit. It was one of the best things I ever did! My kids (all boys) were teenagers at the time and I was upfront and honest with them about why I was having it done.

gab
gab

I do (and don't) want to get all sucked and lifted someday.In the meantime, I have so much more to do with my time and money...Interesting topic!!

Olivia Carter
Olivia Carter

I'd definitely get a nose job. I tried to talk my husband into getting a Pell Grant for school to pay for a nose job... he didn't go for it! Haha!

Lexi & Josh
Lexi & Josh

I am so with you on the tummy part. I would love to have that fat that likes to linger there just sucked out.Plus I would love to get lasik and have laser hair removal. Wow I could be addicted to this stuff! I think that book is funny...what an odd thing for kids!

i'm kelly
i'm kelly

ginger - first of all, i'm totally impressed. natural birth? i don't know if i could give birth if i didn't know there was some "relief" in sight. i don't think you are shallow at all for wanting a chemical peel. i'd do that in a heart beat. a friend's hubby is a doctor & he's done a mini-chemical peel & it definitely left me wanting more. i have all these acne scars that just don't want to go away & i hate it!as for the price, i agree with everyone it is definitely a deterrent. i'm with jessi - i really can't watch any of the procedures on tv or anything... that stuff freaks me out, but then again, i also can't watch any of the birthing shows either. i just have a weak stomach when it comes to that type of stuff.as for the vanity vs. self-esteem issue. that seems like a tricky one. i mean, i know there are people out there who just do surgery after surgery trying to making themselves look good. and although people might think that a boob job is for vanity purposes, i could easily see it being a self-esteem issue. i'm all for loving yourself, & if bigger boobs helps you be more comfortable with being you - than go for it.what cracks me up about the book itself, especially the cover. the sparkling, brand new mommy. and the assumption that you really have to explain the whole process to a kid. i can't even imagine sitting down and saying "hey boys, mommy's going to the hospital, when i come home i'm going to have big knockers." i can understand you have to explain that you might be in pain, or in bed for a couple of days, but do you have to get so incredibly detailed?

themommykelly
themommykelly

I would totally go for the tummy tuck. After what will be three c-sections (the last one this coming August) I sooooo need one! I've heard it hurts way less than the c-section itself. Now, where to find the money?

swisskiwis
swisskiwis

I think the title and the picture are unfortunate...because automatically, my "polar" self would exclaim: "what, I'm not beautiful NOW?" Even with my imperfect body, there are times when I look at myself, and I feel almost beautiful--and not because I don't need any "work" done. Well, "need" is a very subjective verb here. I don't have any deformities, but I'm also no super model...So, back to the book title and illustration: I think it portrays something it shouldn't--that surgery is needed to be beautiful.As far as what I'd have done: a breast reduction. That's considered reconstructive, though, not plastic. So "nothing," I guess. :)

Becky
Becky

I'll be bold and admit this on your blog, but not mine. When I am done having kids I think I would like to get my boobs all perky again. They are fine when I'm prego and breastfeeding, but after that, they like to go south. Also, I would never do this, but I would like to have a new nose.Also, do you mind if I go buy that cute Target shirt? I'm pretty sure we won't show up together with it on :)

Marilee
Marilee

I would love a flat stomach for sure but then I start looking around and think to myself that I look pretty darn ok for having 5 kids so then I am alright about my tummy. If I would stop eating three chocolate granola bars back to back it would help though!About the book..I agree with your posts. I think that is a shallow book that gives the wrong message to kids. If you think the book will take care of your quilt and justify your actions then perhaps you should think twice about surgery. If the surgery is only for beauty and nothing else then I guess the book is perfect.

Tina
Tina

My body after 4 kids and a hysterectomy is not something I like but having 4 daughters, I want to teach them to love who they are, no matter what they look like. So no, I won't ever do it for vanity purposes. But I do understand the self esteem purposes and other health reasons. I don't think differently of anyone who does. For me, I just do my Tae Bo and hope that all that has moved south will miraculously one day relocate to their proper place up north. Keep dreaming huh?We won't be reading that book.

jessi
jessi

I might have a breast reduction if my DD's never go back to their normal C size. I seem to be having the opposite problem of most women after giving birth. But I would do it because the DDs hurt my back - it's really just incredibly uncomfortable. If they didn't hurt, I would try to be happy with them.After watching other procedures (especially liposuction - it just seems so violent) done on various reality television shows, I don't think I would ever go under the knife for any other reason. Not to mention all of the other issues at hand that some others have brought up - the $$$ that could be so better spent and the fact that what would really be best for my kids would be to see a mom who makes healthy food and exercise choices and beyond that doesn't worry about exactly what her body looks like. Don't get me started on how twisted and downright unhealthy I think our culture has become when it comes to looks.

love.boxes
love.boxes

I'm with Ashlee.. I just want things put back where they used to be.

Ashlee
Ashlee

I want my pre-baby body back. I want my boobs back up where they are supposed to go. Not necessarily a change in size though. And, my tummy not too look like a mountain scape. Lots of stretch mark bumps down there. :0( So, I want it tucked. Not necessarily sucked. Though I'd love to have several places sucked skinny. :0) I just don't like what having babies has done to my girlish figure! :0)

Bridget
Bridget

I really would like a boob job. So much so that I even had a consultation a couple years ago. However, I have unfortunately decided not to do it. Not because I don't want to but I just had a really strong impression I shouldn't. I"m still upset about that. The other big deterrent for me would be my daughter one day finding out. I don't want to set that kind of example to her.

Raesha D
Raesha D

I had a breast reduction almost three years ago and it is the best thing I have ever done. I went from a DD to a C and it was absolutely amazing what a difference it has made in my life. I desparately want a tummy tuck and after I've lost some more weight I'm going to look into that. I am pro plastic surgery for me....but just for these two things listed above. I'm not into it for "beauty" reasons....more self esteem reasons. I don't think I would ever have work done on my face because I truly love to see myself age. My daughter was bit in the face by a dog when she was 3 and has several scars on her face - when she is grown we will discuss this issue I'm sure as she becomes more self conscious about her scars.

Jessica
Jessica

The biggest deterrent from plastic surgery to me, beside the price, is the fear of pain. So, it is unlikely I could ever afford it and if I could I'd probably be too scared.If neither of those factors were an issue I would have a nose job, remove one of my two chins, something done with the bags under my eyes, some tush shaping, and increase the bust just a little bit, so it's more in proportion to my big hips. Does permanent hair removal count? Cause I'd sign up for that right now if I could afford it. Right.now.I don't have kids yet, and I'd probably be even less likely to be able to afford this kind of stuff if I did, so I doubt this book would be useful to me at all. And frankly it is disturbing to me.

Verry Sherry
Verry Sherry

Can I get new knees? I always wished mine were more delicate looking

ginger
ginger

Considering that I do natural childbirth because I am scared of needles... I probably would never have elective surgery, although, on occasion, I have definitely considered it to rid me of saddlebags. Maybe if they find a great new procedure for lipo, I would consider, although the thought of spending that money that could go to good for some many people who are less fortunate than I am is a little sickening. But after 4 kids, I also have those separated tummy muscles that will probably never completely go away on their own.That said, I am not sure I would show that book to my child, just based on the title. Beauty is not made because of surgery one has done... and I don't want my children growing up with that mentality. I want them to look beyond physical beauty, and see people for their actions... A bit cliche I know, but that is how I feel.whew... sorry, didn't mean to write a book here! :-)PS... I have recently been considering a chemical peel for my face though... am I shallow?

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