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
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Cool! I'm going to do:
Should I Get a Nose Job? The Pros and Cons of Nose Reshaping
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.
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
3) Eyelid Alteration
4) "Boob Job" (she offered that I go in with her for a "Two for One")
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!
Hahahaha 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!
Tehehee! That friend of yours would be able to write a TON though! Sounds like she got hooked. Hmm... imagine redesigning oneself like that!
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.
Congratulations to staring us off, Marlene! Read it and commented.
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.
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!
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.
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
Well, hurrah for learning experiences! Great Hub- you offered a very fair overview of the subject!
I read and truly enjoyed your style of writing.
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.
Did you know that the link is not working?
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.
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!
Ah yes, I can see it now and it was worth the wait!
Thank you case1worker. But for you, I wouldn't have corrected the error in the link.
Thank you very much.
Being prepared for "Body Contour Surgery" can make a world of difference!
Awesome Hub on a potentially difficult subject
This is brilliant! Informative, helpful, packed with important points and facts, and well laid-out. Awesome Hub, K9keystrokes!
Smiling from ear to ear...but I hear they can fix that with cosmetic surgery!?
That's a good one! Read the hub-excellent!
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!
Very interesting hub, Arlene. Enjoyed learning about the history.
Such a wonderful hub to read. And, your injection of history made it even more enjoyable.
This was an enjoyable one indeed, Arlene
Liposuction may not be right for everyone, and here's why...
HubHugs to the room~
Geez, you're quick! I'm still painfully plugging away with my c.s. hub and it's taking me all freaking day!!!!!
Quick indeed! This is a great one- I was especially surprised by some of the stats you included!
Yay! I'm finally finished with the 'Chin' implant hub for this week. (whew, it has taken me all darned day!)
http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/C … -Chin?done
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.
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.
Nice one Denise. Really useful hub. Not that I need a chin implant yet...
I had just read about an increase in chin implants over the weekend! Fascinating Hub- and I love the way it's laid out!
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.
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! ) 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.
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.
Words of wisdom: 'Seek head doctor for body work'
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!
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...
http://melbel.hubpages.com/hub/-Should- … -Reshaping
Sorry I'm late!
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