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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Share Your Guides/Advice on Cosmetic Surgery

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    What do you know about cosmetic surgery? Have you or someone you know looked into it, or even had some work done? What do you know about the various procedures available? Share your insights and experiences as part of this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration challenge!

    If you don’t know where to start, consider using one of these search-friendly titles:
    Should I Get a Nose Job? The Pros and Cons of Nose Reshaping
    How to Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
    Health Insurance Options for Cosmetic Procedures
    Cosmetic Surgery Financing 101: A Beginner’s Guide
    How to Get Plastic Surgery Financing
    Free Plastic Surgery: Is There Really Such a Thing?
    How Much do Breast Implants Cost? An Overview of Expenses
    Breast Augmentation Cost: A Look at Clear and Hidden Expenses
    What it’s Like to Get a Mini Face Lift: Major Pros and Cons
    Common Cosmetic Surgery Prices: A Practical Overview
    How Much Does Nose Surgery Cost?
    The Downsides of Getting a Tummy Tuck: Scars & Recovery

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    1. melbel profile image91
      melbelposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cool! I'm going to do:
      Should I Get a Nose Job? The Pros and Cons of Nose Reshaping

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Good one! That combines two search-friendly keywords. Plus I'm really interested in knowing what you find the major perks and drawbacks to be.

  2. wordscribe43 profile image94
    wordscribe43posted 4 years ago

    Great topic, Simone.  I have no experience with this particular topic, so I'm out.  Second week in a row I didn't feel I could contribute anything worthy and original....  Oh well.  Good luck everyone.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Meh, not every topic is going to strike a chord! Maybe next week! wink

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    Oh, wow!  I have those frown lines between my eyebrows since I turned 40 or so, but I'm going to keep them because I earned them.  That goes for the graying hair, but I have my parents to blame for that.  This topic could be a challenge since I know only one person who has tried one of the following:

    1)  Facial Botox
    2)  Liposuction
    3)  Eyelid Alteration
    4)  "Boob Job" (she offered that I go in with her for a "Two for One")
    5)  Liposuction

    Then you have the ones who aren't going to give up any information.  This is when you have to observe if their foreheads can move.  A telltale sign!

    Thanks, Simone!  I will try not to die laughing as I work on this WTI!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hahahaha  lol   I love the line: "that goes for the graying hair, but I have my parents to blame for that."   I've told my kids: I've earned every gray hair from raising them!

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Tehehee! That friend of yours would be able to write a TON though! Sounds like she got hooked. Hmm... imagine redesigning oneself like that!

  4. MarleneB profile image95
    MarleneBposted 4 years ago

    I am new to this forum and hoping that the procedure I have followed for accepting the Weekly Topic Challenge is correct.

    I chose the topic of tummy tucks because I have a friend who underwent a tummy tuck. I was curious about this type of surgery and wanted to learn more so that I could relate to her experience.

    Here is a link to my hub titled "What Type of Scars to Expect When You Get a Tummy Tuck": http://marleneb.hubpages.com/t/2f6ca1

    Thank you, in advance for your critical feedback.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations to staring us off, Marlene!  smile   Read it and commented.

      1. MarleneB profile image95
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you so much for your support.

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, welcome to the Weekly Topic Inspiration world, MarleneB! Great entrance. Your Hub is great! Even though I'm not looking to get work done, I got a lot out of it.

      1. MarleneB profile image95
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I am glad to be part of this forum. It is filled with inviting and inspirational people. I like it here and look forward to visiting on a regular basis.

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      Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Gotcha, Marlene!  I read your piece last night before bedtime, and I am happy that I didn't dream of tummy tucks!  Left a comment, too!  Your facts on tummy tucks were interesting and fascinating.  Don't want one of those!  Never did!

      1. MarleneB profile image95
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Arlene V. Poma, for your feedback. I'm right there with you. I am too afraid of pain to want to go through a tummy tuck just to get rid of my "battle" bulge (after the birth of my two lovely daughters). Still, it was interesting to learn about scars and how they are handled in such a procedure.

  5. CASE1WORKER profile image86
    CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago

    Despite knowing nothing about the topic and having no one I know who has ever had any of this surgery I went ahead and tackled it.
    After research which was quite startling to me as it was all new I managed to produce a hub. As its in the new format I think it looks quite professional!

    The link is
    http://case1worker.hubpages.com/hub/Fre … Thing?done

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well, hurrah for learning experiences! Great Hub- you offered a very fair overview of the subject!

    2. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I read and truly enjoyed your style of writing.

      1. CASE1WORKER profile image86
        CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks MarleneB, much appreciated

  6. remaniki profile image81
    remanikiposted 4 years ago

    I was very happy to see Simone's question as I had the content ready and with a few tweaks,I was able to publish the hub. I am also new to the Weekly Hub Challenge and I do hope I have done things right. You can find my hub at http://remaniki.hubpages.com/hub/Cosmet … posuction.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image86
      CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Did you know that the link is not working?

      1. remaniki profile image81
        remanikiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks a lot for letting me know. This is the actual link. http://remaniki.hubpages.com/hub/Cosmet … iposuction
        There was a period at the end of the link which I did not notice. Thanks.
        But I wonder why this hub page looks different from the others in that it doesn't show my profile pic and the other things like notifications.

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wow, this was pretty cool! It's fun to read about the actual mechanics of these procedures. Cool Hub!

          Also, just for reference, the first link didn't work because there was a period at the end of the URL. That's all! wink

          1. remaniki profile image81
            remanikiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Simone.

        2. CASE1WORKER profile image86
          CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Ah yes, I can see it now and it was worth the wait!

          1. remaniki profile image81
            remanikiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you case1worker. But for you, I wouldn't have corrected the error in the link.
            Thank you very much.

            1. Denise Handlon profile image89
              Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Nicely done-thanks for sharing. smile  Just read and commented.

              1. remaniki profile image81
                remanikiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Thank you Denise.

  7. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago

    Being prepared for "Body Contour Surgery" can make a world of difference!

    http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/2f7409

    Happy Hubbing! big_smile

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image86
      CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome Hub on a potentially difficult subject

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks so much Case1worker! smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is brilliant! Informative, helpful, packed with important points and facts, and well laid-out. Awesome Hub, K9keystrokes!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Smiling from ear to ear...but I hear they can fix that with cosmetic surgery!? wink
        Thanks Simone!

        1. Denise Handlon profile image89
          Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol  lol  lol   That's a good one!  Read the hub-excellent!

          1. K9keystrokes profile image93
            K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            big_smile Thanks Denise! lol

            1. Denise Handlon profile image89
              Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Awww, shucks, t'were nuthin'   (blush, blush)  lol   I'm in a light hearted mood:  three days off in a row, whoo hoo!

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    As a child, I always loved to read about the Spanish explorers and conquistadors in the New World.  Ponce de Leon was my favorite since his search was totally different.  He spent his life looking for the Fountain of Youth in what is now Florida.

    Does Botox even come close to The Fountain of Youth?  Only its users know!

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Ten-Years-of-Botox

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very interesting hub, Arlene.  Enjoyed learning about the history.  smile

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Denise!  I guess I did learn something when it came to those history classes in grade school.

        1. Denise Handlon profile image89
          Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol

    2. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Such a wonderful hub to read. And, your injection of history made it even more enjoyable.

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Marlene!  I am inspired to do more reading on The Fountain of Youth.  According to family lore, Magellan wasn't too popular with my ancestors (Philippines).  He never made it out of there.

    3. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This was an enjoyable one indeed, Arlene big_smile

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Simone.  The use of Botox opened my eyes.  And so did the costs!  But it's like coloring your hair.  Do it once, and you're back to the hairdresser again and again.  I'm keeping my 11's between my eyes because I did EARN them.

  9. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago

    Liposuction may not be right for everyone, and here's why...
    http://hubpages.com/t/2f7e72
    HubHugs to the room~ big_smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Geez, you're quick!  I'm still painfully plugging away with my c.s. hub and it's taking me all freaking day!!!!!  sad     lol

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's all the fresh brewed coffee! --hugs--

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Quick indeed! This is a great one- I was especially surprised by some of the stats you included!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone, I was a little surprised as well!
        --hugs--

  10. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

    Yay!  lol  I'm finally finished with the 'Chin' implant hub for this week.  (whew, it has taken me all darned day!)  smile 

    http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/C … -Chin?done

    1. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent job! I enjoyed learning about chin implants. The quiz stumped me, though. Still, I learned a lot, even though my score doesn't show it. I was never the best quiz-taker.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Aww, thanks for reading and never mind that quiz.  It was the first time I've ever added that into a hub so it was kind of an experiment for me.  smile

        1. CASE1WORKER profile image86
          CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I Loved the quiz but didnt do too well- .. we all seem to be having fun writing on something we don't know too much about!

    2. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nice one Denise. Really useful hub. Not that I need a chin implant yet...

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        lol    Thanks.

    3. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I had just read about an increase in chin implants over the weekend! Fascinating Hub- and I love the way it's laid out!

  11. mikadamianuts profile image61
    mikadamianutsposted 4 years ago

    Wow! Follow me please

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    Are you required to see a therapist/psychologist/psychiatrist before getting cosmetic surgery done?  I mean, shouldn't you get an okay from a professional so that you are getting the surgery for all the right reasons other than vanity?  I've known about three people that went in for surgery, and they are either hooked on getting more surgery or are angry that the surgery did not do wonders for them in terms of happiness.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, I did not include this in my hub on chins, but part of the initial consultation with the surgeon and before any cutting is done, there will be a medical AND mental health check.  There will be a screening to determine if you have or have in the past a mental health diagnosis and what it was; also, if there are any psychiatric meds and what they are; and third, what your current mental health is.  If you are depressed they won't move ahead until that has stabilized.  Further, there is a very common side effect FOLLOWING the surgery of dropping into a depression-partly because it is life changing and a huge decision, partly because it may have been botched (I'm sure RAGE would follow depression on that one! lol) but also because it may not have 'done' what it intended to do-to make one feel better about oneself.  So, yes they do screen that emotional / mental health component.   Good question.

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Excellent answer, Denise!  That one woman who had one of the first liposuctions was such an angry character.  I guess the surgery was fairly new at the time, but she didn't follow up on it because over the years, she became grossly overweight.  As far as celebrities go, I remember when Carnie Wilson had hers done years back, and when I spotted her on TV, she looked like her "before" self.  And was still seeking more surgery because she was determined to make it work.  Something about walking her daughters down the aisle.  Anyway, it does make sense to get some therapy.  That woman I know has always been angry, and I think the surgery is part of the problem.  It didn't work for her.

        1. Denise Handlon profile image89
          Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          smile  Words of wisdom:  'Seek head doctor for body work'   lol

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            Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            ABsolutely!  Who would want to pay for something that you don't like?  It's like that saying:  "Wherever you go, there YOU are!"  It's not that you can go through the rest of your life wearing a brown paper sack!

            1. Denise Handlon profile image89
              Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              lol

  13. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Hey everyone! The new Weekly Topic theme is up! I encourage you to share your first aid tips this week! You never know when this kind of knowledge will come in handy...

  14. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 4 years ago
 
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