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Cosmetic surgery - would you, have you?

(114 Posts)
Newatthis Wed 07-Apr-21 11:25:49

I've just read about Ben Affleck asking Jennifer Lopes where does she keep her 'fountain of youth' as she looks the same now as she did when she was much younger. Of course many celebs won't admit to cosmetic surgery. Would you have work done by a cosmetic surgeon or have you, if so what? and if so, have you told anyone other than family members?

BigBertha1 Wed 07-Apr-21 11:28:41

No I haven't and no I wouldn't unless to repair some trauma its very expensive and the results variable. I'd spend the money on grooming, spas and clothes instead.

CafeAuLait Wed 07-Apr-21 11:57:11

Same as BigBertha. For purely cosmetic reasons, no I wouldn't. It's not something that has ever been that important to me.

M0nica Wed 07-Apr-21 12:05:39

I am quite content with my normal ageing, although I can understand someone with really prominent bags under their eyes or a really awful turkey neck, wanting to ameliorate the problem,

But as for face lifts, they are never convincing and only emphasise how old the person really is.

Does any one remember that American woman, a New York socialite who looked like Frankenstein she had had so much work done. We laughed at the time, but I discovered later that she had an abusive husband who savagely mocked her aging face.

Pantglas2 Wed 07-Apr-21 12:13:08

I remember reading about her Monica and thinking I’d have gotten rid of him rather than go under the knife!

AmberSpyglass Wed 07-Apr-21 12:13:33

I absolutely would but haven’t yet.

Chewbacca Wed 07-Apr-21 12:42:57

Did you mean Jocelyn Wildenstein M0nica? Poor woman made a terrible mistake going so far with surgery.

vampirequeen Wed 07-Apr-21 13:00:33

I wouldn't but if I did it would be my breasts. I'd just like them to sit up like they used to and not slip under my armpits when I lay down. That said I'd look a bit weird with tight, pert breasts and the rest of me sagging everywhere grin

Kate1949 Wed 07-Apr-21 13:08:55

I'd be too scared. I have, however, had a cosmetic procedure I suppose. I have alopecia, total hair loss and have had a hair system. Not vanity, sanity.

Calendargirl Wed 07-Apr-21 13:09:55

I think the thick lips and hamster cheeks that so many go for just makes them look plain daft.

And not being able to open their mouths properly....

I wouldn’t mind having a brow lift or similar, but never will.

I think I look ok till I catch sight of myself in a shop window...

crazyH Wed 07-Apr-21 13:12:47

Leslie Ash !!!!

Ro60 Wed 07-Apr-21 13:21:13

Scared stuff of the thought of Any surgery what so ever. First thing in the morning I look fabulous - then, I put my glasses on ... 😎
Doesn't mean I'm not vain - bathroom full of lotion & potions & a healthy diet for me.
However if you want CS go for it - it's a free world - (figuratively speaking)

MayBee70 Wed 07-Apr-21 13:26:31

I seem to have aged horribly over the past year and wish I’d used more sun block on my face over the past few years. I think I’d be tempted to have a bit of Botox if I had the money but I haven’t so I won’t.

3nanny6 Wed 07-Apr-21 13:33:43

I have had no surgery or cosmetic help with my looks.
I feel lucky that I have been blessed with good skin and do not have many wrinkles at 65 years old.
I have noticed in the last six months that above my top lip I have several wrinkles and at least two of them look deep.
I am certainly thinking of going to one of those clinics to get some filler or something like that in the skin above lips.
I do not want to get filler in my lips as not really interested in that just something to hold back the wrinkles. I know it is only vanity but I do not want a wrinkles skin.
Has anyone tried those fillers I would be interested to know did they work.

NannyKat Wed 07-Apr-21 14:20:22

I have had surgery many years ago ..... After having my children and breastfeeding by boobs were horrific - so decided to have them lifted and reduced. They were what the surgeon called pendulous. More like a tennis ball in a pair of socks each side. They were a massive 42 D and now they are a 38 B. I was nervous and my husband wasnt too sure. I can honestly say, best thing I ever did. I can still go bra less, wear nice tops and not have the heavy monsters bounding about. Not for everyone - but I am happy

Kim19 Wed 07-Apr-21 16:12:03

Think it's absolutely fine. I simply don't have the courage.

AGAA4 Wed 07-Apr-21 16:30:53

No I wouldn't have surgery judging by some of the mistakes and the wind tunnel effect on some people. It looks so unnatural and I admire those who look beautiful despite their wrinkles. Is looking your age such a terrible thing?

If you have to have cosmetic surgery to alleviate discomfort that is a different matter.

janeainsworth Wed 07-Apr-21 16:48:26

I haven’t, but I would if something was making me really miserable.

Shinamae Wed 07-Apr-21 16:52:49

Many years ago I had a tummy tuck as I had an apron of flesh that would not exercise away. Never regretted it... had it done at a Nuffield hospital

Shinamae Wed 07-Apr-21 16:56:14

And then there’s this...

Shinamae Wed 07-Apr-21 16:56:58

Well the photo I attached obviously has not attached!

Shinamae Wed 07-Apr-21 16:57:21

It has now!!

Redhead56 Wed 07-Apr-21 17:02:20

No not interested my friend of the same age has spent a lot of money on different proceedures. It has not enhanced her looks or made her look younger at all. It's a waste of good money but each to their own if it brings happiness.

BlueBelle Wed 07-Apr-21 17:05:04

No I ve never had anything done apart from my hair cut 😂and never would I ve yet to see anyone look any better

Blossoming Wed 07-Apr-21 17:16:25

No, essential surgery is bad enough.