Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR
The only way i would consider having plastic surgery done is if i were in an accident that disfigured me or if something was causing me harm medically and surgery would fix it. There are some wonderful new developments with plastic surgery and it has helped many people who have been injured/etc. Now as "vanity" plastic surgery (butt implants, boob jobs, face lifts, lipo) goes- no way! I am not perfect, i do not have a perfect body- but i am blessed to have the one God gave me and do not feel i should be changing it like that if it's not medically necessary.
Just quoting you Starry, because I thought about something that's been mentioned previously but your post brought it into a more specific point...
I think that having plastic surgery for something that is physically impeding you, or has some medical value is definitely a valid reason..
I've never known anyone who has deeply rooted self-confidence issues that were fixed by plastic surgery.. I think that's a more an emotional thing and no matter what you have done physically, the "fix" needs to start in a person's brain.. however, if you have perfectly good self-confidence and had it because you wanted to improve your appearance, I think that's acceptable as well.
What doesn't make sense to me is how it's okay or acceptable to have surgery to fix what may have been damaged by ..eh, an accident of some nature... it's still, in my opinion, as much of a vanity fix to 'put you back to your original appearance" as it is to have something done when you want to change something about your appearance even if you haven't had an accident. In both cases it's not medical, your character and personality remain the same. The only reason to have it done if it provides no medical benefit is for vanity's sake..
Now, personally I see no problem with that.. if it's excessive to the point where you need to change everythign about yourself.. I think that borderlines on perhaps needing some therapy but basically I think just about everyone has at least a bit of vanity in them. It's normal for someone to worry about whether or not their appearance is pleasing to another, what haircut will look the best, what colors they look good in, whether their jeans make them look chubby.. if their shoes match their outfit.. I think that plastic surgery is just the next step up from hair products, make up, belly cinchers, corsets, high heels, cologne, perfume, etc. Now, I will grant that it's definitely a more intensive step then going to your local store and buying the latest colors of eyeshadow, and there are more repercussions but.. if someone is willing to take those risks then I don't see any issue with it.