Plastic Surgery Discounts For Recently Divorced Women

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Plastic Surgery Discounts For Recently Divorced Women
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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 6:27am

I saw this on Dr. Oz either today or yesterday after class . . . 19% of surgeons in the US are now offering women "discounts" when they have more than one procedure, after a recent divorce.  

Oz had a female psychiatrist on, and she basically checked one of the two surgeons also on the show, for all of America to see, and my heart grew a little larger afterward.  Ha!  She basically made the point that encouraging a woman (a recent divorcee) to have multiple procedures, when she only came in for one and then enticing her with "discounts" is both immoral & unethical.  Her point being, he probably did not (the ex) leave her because of a few extra pounds or a slightly less perky bustline In the first place, so why try to change the exterior and prematurely so, before they have had the time to breathe and process the emotional aftermath that divorce typically brings.

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Not sure but I am all for someone who wants to feel better and whatever it takes and its safe its okay ... Only thing a facelift involves cutting and all so not sure about that one..

There is something now called lifestyle lift which I would love to get and it says no surgery but I have no idea what it is..They have commercials about it... I dont have alot of wrinkles because of genetics and being dark skin and Italian and staying out of the sun and drinking lemon water helps alot. .but yeah what about the other stuff ..the sagging and all.. Since I have lost weight and walking my skin in some areas has sagged and that is depressing no matter what exercises I do...bllaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!but I am not getting any surgery for it..

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Botox is defintely going to be something I will do and probably soon.  I purse my eyebrows together when I think or read and even when I listen to someone talk.  I have two lines between my brows as a result and I hate them.  I feel as if I look permanently angry ;)

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I have gotten Botox around my crows' feet off and on since I was 46.  Doesn't make me look 25, but it softens the lines, especially when I smile.  But I am Irish and have the real pale skin.  I have had crows' feet since age 26.  I am not obsessed with it, though.  If my cash flow is stretched, I forego it. I only wish I could afford lipo or a breast reduction, but I am not stressing it.  I will say that getting the Botox gives me a "lift"...in more ways than one.

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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 11:17am

I agree--it's one thing to get a new hairstyle, lose weight or get some new clothes, but to spend thousands of $$ to permanently change your appearance is not good to do when you are emotionally vulnerable.  I thought that ethical plastic surgeons would do some kind of psychological assessment of the reason that anyone wanted plastic surgery before agreeing to do it--like you should do it if you just want to change your appearance, but not thinking that it's going to be a miracle that will solve all your problems.  But I guess there are people who would make money off the people who are most vulnerable.  That being said, I think that if women want to improve their appearance by doing plastic surgery, it's fine for them, although I wouldn't do it.  I wouldn't even got Botox (but then again, I'm lucky not to have wrinkles).