Is It Wrong That I’d Consider Plastic Surgery?

I know my body is awesome, but I will totally admit that I wouldn’t mind having some plastic surgery done. I don’t want to look like Barbie or anything, but I do miss my boobs. After pregnancy and breastfeeding and weight gain and weight loss, they just don’t look the same as they used to.

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I’m not sure if thinking about plastic surgery makes me vain or normal. Not that I’m going to do it any time soon, anyway. The cost of breast implants or lifts or other breast enhancements is pretty cost-prohibitive for me. Even in Miami, the cheapest city to have breast augmentation done, the surgery starts at over $2,000, and I’m pretty sure insurance doesn’t pick up any of the tab.

Just to be clear – I don’t dislike my body. In fact, I’m pretty happy overall with the way I look. But I do miss the perkiness and fullness that I had when I was younger. It’s normal to miss things like that, right? I mean, I also miss having fun dying my hair crazy colors back when I was in high school. Did I ever tell you guys I used to have bright blue and red hair? I looked like a 4th of July project gone wrong, but I loved it anyway.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. If money were no issue, I think I’d have some sort of breast surgery done as soon as I know I’m done having kids for sure. Right now we’re mostly sure, but not ready to rule that out. Even after all the craziness I went through exclusively pumping for Levi for a year, I’d still like to give breastfeeding a shot if I have another baby. I probably wouldn’t change my size, but a lift would be nice.

It’s definitely something I’d have to discuss more with Jason, too. I don’t think he’d mind, but you never know.


Have you ever considered plastic surgery?

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  1. I’ve considered it and gone as far as pricing it. I’m doing okay at getting my breasts back into shape after breastfeeding, but I have a little tummy pooch that won’t disappear. I’ve lost every bit of weight in that area, toned the muscles, but still have some hanging skin from the back-to-back pregnancies that I’d like to have cut away.

  2. I have over 100 lbs. to lose. If after I lose that through healthy diet and exercise I still have things sagging and drooping I would totally love to get a surgical boost. I’d want to remove any excess skin that didn’t bounce back after the weight loss (I’ve been carrying this extra weight for a long time so some of it may never bounce back) and give the girls a boost so they’re a wee bit perkier. I would NOT do surgery until I felt confident I had given exercise a real chance to change my body first. Of course this is all fantasy since it would totally not be in the budget anytime soon!

  3. I’ve certainly thought of it. 3 kids have done a number on my body, but each little imperfection was put there by one of my babies. Sure, I’d love it if my abs and breasts looked the way they did when I was 20, but I’m not 20. I don’t have the body of a woman who’s never had children because I’ve had children. I wouldn’t want that. Surgery, to me, exists to correct medical conditions. Being a mother isn’t a medical condition. There’s nothing “wrong” about my body. In fact, the “imperfections” are just a testament to how right our bodies are-that we carried these babies within us and nourished them, just as we were meant to do. With the risks associated with surgery, I just can’t imagine ever doing it. How tragic would it be if something went wrong and my 3 young children lost their Mommy. I know they’d rather have me, with my saggy breasts and squishy tummy, than not at all. Having babies has made me a softer place to land. I’m more physically comforting because I’m “so much comfier than daddy.” And I think that’s a beautiful thing to embrace. But that’s just me… if someone else thinks they have to have the surgery, more power to them. I’m not judging anyone else. It’s just not for me.

  4. Is it “wrong”? Of course not. It’s each person’s choice. Myself, I don’t believe in plastic surgery for the sake of surgery. I don’t fault anyone that does it; again, that’s their choice. But I just don’t see the point. I mean, I certainly understand it if someone does it to repair something, for example, but just getting a lift, tuck, implants, or whatever just to attempt to look “younger” isn’t for me. Especially with facial cosmetic surgery. Many people seem to wind up looking, well, plastic- or worse yet, they start resembling a cat (*ahem*Joan Rivers*ahem*).

    My wife has talked about having surgery on her breasts- not to enlarge or decrease them but, in her words, to put them ‘back where they belong’. Personally, I think she’s fine the way she is, but if that would make her feel better about herself, who am I to tell her she can’t?

    My thought is this: I’ve earned my wrinkles, my lines, my sags, my belly, etc. Do I “like” looking my age? Some days, yes; some days, no. Do I want to look “younger”? Absolutely not.

    We are all different shapes and sizes. I wish people could be accepting of how they look as they get older, and not worry about what others think about how they look. (More specifically, I wish that others would just mind their own business about how someone else looks.) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you’re never going to please everyone’s beholding eye. My wife is overweight, and she has “saggy breasts and a squishy tummy”, to use Rachel’s words above, but that is a result of giving me two beautiful boys, and she is beautiful to me because that’s who she is. I don’t want her to get carved into some artificial version of herself.

    My advice: Be proud of who you are and how you look. Fix what you yourself can fix, and accept what you can’t. Just one man’s opinion.

  5. I don’t think it is wrong for anyone to consider to have plastic surgery if it is something they really want to do. Myself, I have not considered getting plastic surgery. After having kids, I still have that belly pooch and my boobs have went south a bit, but eh, I’m living with it. I mean, I do look funny standing in the mirror trying to suck in all the air to create a flat tummy or hold up my boobs to see where they are suppose to be at… lol. However, I don’t feel the need to change anything with plastic surgery.

  6. I would never say it’s “wrong”. It’s one’s choice. I can’t say it’s something I necessarily agree with but that doesn’t make it wrong.

    That being said, the one thing I would consider getting “improved” is my nose, however I fear that the gene would be handed down to a future child and I wouldn’t want them to feel insecure or embarrassed over the nose that mama felt needed “fixed”. For that reason alone, I would never go under the knife for it.

  7. I would really love to have a lift. I’ve never had perky boobs since I’ve always been overweight…So, I’d also need some lypo lol! How about we just redo my entire body! YAY! lol

  8. I think we all have issues wit our bodies and maybe when i was younger i thought about it as i have always thought woman should have bigger boobs, but now that im in my 30’s and have 2 kids and several friends with larger chests im so happy i didnt go through with it. I also lost my mom due to breast cancer a few years ago and she had implaints. Now its hard to say if they are linked but for me its to close to home so i will stay where im at. In the end though you have to be happy.

  9. There’s nothing wrong with a little plastic surgery. I wouldn’t mind lipo for my little tummy pooch!

  10. I have never consider plastic surgery. However I have with the weight loss surgery! I think that’s a little different because one is needed for health reason and the other isn’t.

  11. Of course its not wrong to consider. Its your body!! And yeah, things change around after babies. I’d definitely love a little less sag. 🙂

  12. Sandra K321 says:

    I’ve never considered it. I don’t even plan on dying my hair when it turns grey (or white). But that’s me; I prefer natural. Each person is different, however, and you have to feel good about who you are and what image you want.

  13. i’ve never considered plastic surgery. sure, there were times back in high school when i wished i was different- skinnier, prettier, straight hair.. but now i’m pretty darn happy with my body and my life!! i definitely do want to take better care of myself- exercise more, pamper myself more, take more time for myself and my relationships.. but i’m at a point in my life when i’d rather look & feel better by taking real care of myself & my body then by trying to change myself with surgeries (& crazy hair colors too- i had my fun with those as well, but no more peroxide baths for this head o’ hair! 😀 ) i think it’s natural to be discontent at times, especially the way we are bombarded by the media with images of ‘perfect women’, but if we all just took more time to honor the amazing goddess within, maybe less and less of us will end up feeling less than and be more happy with what we were blessed with!!

  14. I would love to try and coax my doctor(if I have any more C-Sections) into just slicing off the extra skin after my final pregnancy…I doubt he’ll go for it, but a girl can hope! Besides that, I don’t think I would have anything done. There are plenty of things that COULD be done, but ya know…my husband loves me, and that’s really all that matters.

  15. I don’t want my boobs done or a new nose, but I would LOVE some kind of treatment to get rid of my stretch marks. It looks like Freddy Kreuger went to town on my belly. I was self-conscious in a bikini before, now I am in the grandma moo-moo suits. It makes me sad. So I’d “fix” that with surgery if I could afford it.

  16. I have considered plastic surgery in the past, but never seriously and I know I would never actually do it. I think it’s too easy to get sucked into disliking other parts of your body once you “fix” something. I want my kids to know that people look different and that’s a great thing so I just don’t think it’s the kind of message I’d want to send to them. I do have to admit I love Jennifer Love Hewitt’s response to questions about her implants: “They’re the accessory that goes with everything!”

  17. No, I don’t think it’s wrong. Would I do it? Most likely not. Yes, there are some things I want to change, but my husband tells me I’m beautiful and for me, that’s the only person who matters.

  18. I think women who decide on having surgery have other reasons and not all of them are just plain concerned about vanity. And no, i don’t think it’s wrong either.

  19. Is it wrong? Of course, the answer is a big NO! It is everyone’s right. If you think it will help you at some point, and you can afford it, then go. Don’t let people stop you in doing things just because they think it’s not right. It’s your life, not theirs.

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