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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I don't think anyone is saying people should or shouldn't do certain things - more lets talk about why we want to do said things. I shave my pits and my legs and wear make up all the time, I colour my hair and wear jewellery etc. Do I think that the reasons I do these things are because I have been socially condition to think that these are the things women need to do to be attractive? Heck yes! Am I going to stop doing them because I know that I have been socially conditioned to think that way? Heck no.

    I don't think there is any problem in exploring issues and asking questions.
    This. Exactly this. Thank you! I do take pride in my appearance, I don't wear make-up but I do style and colour my hair, despite not really being able to afford to have it coloured, I shave my legs and armpits daily (yes daily...I much prefer smooth skin to hairy skin. If DH would get on board I'd have him shave his legs too) and I wear clothes that I believe are flattering on me. Not because I necessarily want the attention of others, but it is definitely because society says 'this is beautiful' and society has made me think that way.
    I also think that a desire to feel attractive is biologically normal...humans probably wouldn't continue to populate the earth if there was no attraction...however, I just wonder how far is too far? With plastic surgery becoming the 'norm' for whatever reason the individual has decided then are we at risk of setting future generations up with a false perception of what is attractive and making out of reach for the average human being without them needing to fork out the money to go under the knife.
    I know a 20 year old who gets botox because when she frowns she has lines on her forehead and she 100% believes that it makes her look 'old' so she has her forehead injected with botox so she can still look youthful. She's 20 FFS. She couldn't look old if she tried! This is what I'm talking about...a young girl won't know that she's looking at fake boobs...but she's growing up seeing big breasted women down the beach in their bikini's and they're perfectly rounded perky boobs...she will expect that this is what 'real boobs' are like, and once she hits puberty if her breasts aren't perfectly round and perky and fall out of a skimpy bikini top when she runs there is the potential that she will wonder why her boobs are different, and there is the potential that she will feel like her boobs are unattractive and need to be 'fixed.'

    And you know, people can say that what they are doing has no impact on how their children see themselves, but coming from someone who was told all the time how beautiful I was, my mother's feelings about her own body has had an affect on me. My mum doesn't like her legs, never has. She makes sure she wears things below her knees and has told me my whole life how lucky I am to not have her legs, and to have long beautiful legs (her words). If someone asks me what part of my body I like the least it's my legs...even though I have long, toned, cellulite free legs I am self conscious about my legs. There's no way that my mother's thoughts of her own legs haven't had any impact on me, despite being told that I have nice legs all my life.

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    I've stuffed tissues in my bra since I started high school.

    I will be getting my tummy tuck and boobs done, nothing ridiculous something to suit my body. I need a nose job because I can't breath through it and it's getting funded by Medicare.

    I couldn't accept my body before kids even more so now. Plastic surgery won't help. Seeing a shrink will help 👌

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    I just had surgery today and had Breast implants. I couldn't be happier. I have three kids 4,3,1.5 and 30 next year I wanted to feel better. I had an a cup before kids and after kids flat as!!! I now have c cups I'm so happy.
    Each to their own really don't see what th big deal is if everyone had the same opinion the world would be boring.
    I had the in Australia would never go overseas

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2cheekyC's View Post
    I just had surgery today and had Breast implants. I couldn't be happier. I have three kids 4,3,1.5 and 30 next year I wanted to feel better. I had an a cup before kids and after kids flat as!!! I now have c cups I'm so happy.
    Each to their own really don't see what th big deal is if everyone had the same opinion the world would be boring.
    I had the in Australia would never go overseas
    Awesome! I hope your recovery goes well.

    My house auction is on Saturday, so it's not all that long now until I will have the money spare for my new boobies. Cannot WAIT. So excited. DP keeps reiterating that he loves me the way I am, and that if I want to get them done it should only be because I really want it. He is happy either way. Which is how it should be of course

    I'm currently a D cup, but because I'm 177cm tall and slim they're certainly not at all big on me. Plus after breastfeeding two kids they've lost fullness. I hope to be noticeably bigger but not *too* big. I want a nice full cleavage, it'd be nice to be able to fill out a nice dress. Despite being a D cup a reckon I look small chested.

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    For years I hated my body. Boobs too small, thighs too fat. Where did I get these ideas from? Others teasing me and from seeing in the media what society sees as beautiful. For a scary while there, I seriously considered surgery in the hope I'd be happy with myself.

    Somewhere along the way, I developed sporting interests that diverted my attention away from caring about how I looked so much. As I've got older, I'm glad I didn't waste my money on things that I doubt would have made me any happier.

    Having a child also sealed it for me. Actually having boobs is not all its cracked up to be. OMG, it was so uncomfortable riding my horses again when still breastfeeding, I had to wear 2 bras! I'm glad it was only a temporary thing. My boobs more or less went back to how they were post baby - fingers crossed they do again this time.

    Being fit, healthy & strong has become more important to me than how I look as I've got older. I wouldn't say I love my body, but it does its job well and I accept how it looks. It has taken me nearly 36 years to get to this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkor View Post
    For years I hated my body. Boobs too small, thighs too fat. Where did I get these ideas from? Others teasing me and from seeing in the media what society sees as beautiful. For a scary while there, I seriously considered surgery in the hope I'd be happy with myself.

    Somewhere along the way, I developed sporting interests that diverted my attention away from caring about how I looked so much. As I've got older, I'm glad I didn't waste my money on things that I doubt would have made me any happier.

    Having a child also sealed it for me. Actually having boobs is not all its cracked up to be. OMG, it was so uncomfortable riding my horses again when still breastfeeding, I had to wear 2 bras! I'm glad it was only a temporary thing. My boobs more or less went back to how they were post baby - fingers crossed they do again this time.

    Being fit, healthy & strong has become more important to me than how I look as I've got older. I wouldn't say I love my body, but it does its job well and I accept how it looks. It has taken me nearly 36 years to get to this point
    I think that anyone who thinks that having bigger boobs will 'make them happier' is doing it for the wrong reasons. I'm 37 and last week got mistaken for being about 25 (new girl at work who is 24 actually thought I was her age!). I am now in a frame of mind where I'm very comfortable in my own skin. I am slim but I certainly still have imperfections and flaws, but I love my body, even the 'weird' stretchy skin on my tummy from where I carried my babies.

    Having said that, oh how I can't wait to go and pick out ANY swimsuit and not have to worry about whether it's got support built in! And it'll be nice to bend over with no bra on and not have my boobs look like sand-filled socks hanging down there.

    Small things that only I'll notice, but nonetheless it's a little thing that can be corrected with a boob job

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    Agreed. Looking a certain way is not a guarantee of happiness.

    I understand cosmetic surgery to fix something that is uncomfortable or causes issues (I don't think you can compare having an abnormal growth removed off your face etc to a boob job or liposucton).

    If cosmetic surgery is what you want & you can afford it, well, yes go for it. I just think of all the other things I could do with the money!

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    I'll be back later to read the replies, but for now I wanted to say that I plan on getting fake boobs.

    I've breastfed 2 kiddies and what's left is (I feel) unattractive and I have no self confidence.

    It's all the same to me, braces, teeth whitening, fake boobs etc.

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    Default Fake boobs...

    Here's my 2 cents

    Each to their own. I would never judge others for their choices. I wouldn't get my boobs done (even though I'm small) because it's not something that bothers me or that I'm self conscious about. I'm athletic looking so it suits my small frame. But I don't see anything wrong with it and don't bat an eyelid when I see them. I do however get a small amount of Botox every 4-5 months. Not enough that anyone would notice or could tell but enough to smooth out the deep furrow between my eyes that bothers me a great deal and I believe makes me look stressed out and angry.

    I do have a dd and no I don't think others getting their boobs done will affect how she feels about herself in the long run. She has actually technically had cosmetic surgery herself (and she is only 4). She has been cross eyed since 6 months old and had surgery to straighten her eyes. It was purely a cosmetic procedure and hasn't helped her sight at all but I wanted it done before she started school so she would never be teased about it and in all honesty to improve her looks because crossed eyes aren't really that attractive. Most people understand why I got it done and I'm glad I did. The results have been amazing. I really don't see the difference between that and other cosmetic surgery. It is all is essentially the same. To improve perceived appearance and build self esteem.

    It's only when someone suffers body dysmorphia and has an unhealthy and distorted veiw of their body that I see an issue with it...
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