Are people addicted to cosmetic surgery?

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posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 02:31 PM
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I've been hearing a lot of this lately. There could be credibility to this. Look at some of the "older" celebs these days.

Like Joan Rivers. A few weeks ago I saw her on t.v. She looks like she got cheek implants & her face looks like a mask. She did not look like that last year. She has definitely overdone it with her cosmetic surgery.

There is this one socialite, I don't remember her name but she had her face done to look as close as possible to that of a tiger's face. There was something in the news a few years back where the court ordered her not to use alimony paid by her exhusband on plastic surgery anymore.

Anyways, I've noticed more & more of these older ladies looking the same due to overdoing it with plastic surgery. They're starting to look like freaks.

I am disappointed to learn that Meg Ryan has recently had cheek & chin implants. She certainly doesn't look natural anymore either.




posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 02:38 PM
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Well, maybe. But, I most certainly am not addicted to it. I don't even like it... I personally think that there is to much of a risk to get it. I can't see a reason for anyone to have to get surgery for the way that they look.



posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 02:43 PM
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It is crazy that the cosmetic surgery business is so popular. Seeming anything you dont like about your body can be modified. Some get surgery for financial reasons though like a stripper getting boobie implants. Someone should remind those getting the surgeries that they are still gonna die at the end and if they have a tough break they could die because of complications from the surgery.



posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 02:57 PM
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It seems people, especially of wealth, want to avoid aging and retain their youth through the use of surgery. Hell, we all age at the same rate. Let's try and make it a positive experience.

Questor, I didn't know Meg Ryan underwent plastic surgery. I'm a bit disappointed, too.



posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 03:12 PM
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This used to be a real american problem however its now a case where many british and european people are paying to go on cosmetic holiday safari's. Pay x thousand pounds to go to africa for 3 weeks come back with a new face, your friends will never know you had surgery!!



posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 03:16 PM
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WE all age. Can't stop it. SO, we just must accept it!



posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 08:26 PM
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Some people just look horrible afterwords. The one woman, I think the one you refered to as the one who tried to look like a tiger, is just disgusting. She was really pretty before, too.



posted on Jan, 7 2004 @ 01:13 AM
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I think It's stupid to get pastic surgery. The only way I would even consider getting some plastic surgery would be if I got disfigured in an accident or something. Other than that no forkin way.



posted on Jan, 10 2004 @ 09:58 PM
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In a society that worships and revels in youth and beauty, I belive it is entirely possible that Cosmetic Surgery is quickly becoming an addiction, if not one already. Add that to the fact that through it you can become someone else (you literally choose your procedure and new feature from a catalog of faces and bodies)...it's hard to deny.



posted on Jan, 10 2004 @ 10:07 PM
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I don't think it deals with just the old but some of the young too. Theres a girl in one of my classes who is getting a nose job when she turns 18. Nobody understands why she is doing this because her nose is fine and so is she.

Why can't people just be happy with themselves is my question.

I agree Ocelot, I would only get cosmetic surgery if i was disfigured.



posted on Jan, 28 2004 @ 02:00 PM
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People can be addicted to absolutely anything. Including plastic surgery. Youth and beauty, as mentioned earlier, is treasured in this society. Before plastic surgery, people would still spend a ton of money on creams and wrinkle reducers and stuff. Im not against plastic surgery, though I would never get it, unless disfigured or it was for medical reasons. A girl I know had breast reduction surgery because of back pain. If people want to spend their money on that, they should go for it. They should just know exactly what they are spending their money on, and all of the possible complications and risks.






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