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Old 10-05-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Are Canadian women as addicted to plastic surgery as American women seem to be?
I don't think so.

Cosmetic surgery and other "vanity" procedures generally aren't covered under Canadian health care plans unless it's a type of procedure that a medical review board has determined is truly essential or life-saving for the individual's health and well being.

So not many Canadians would be into paying for non-essential cosmetic surgeries and vanity procedures that aren't covered by their health plan, it would be too expensive for most of them.

I have no doubt there's probably some very wealthy Canadians, both men and women, who can afford to pay for it out of their own pockets who will get the odd nip and tuck here and there and they most likely go to specialists out of country to get it done.

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Old 10-05-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I don't think so.

Cosmetic surgery and other "vanity" procedures generally aren't covered under Canadian health care plans unless it's a type of procedure that a medical review board has determined is truly essential or life-saving for the individual's health and well being.

So not many Canadians would be into paying for non-essential cosmetic surgeries and vanity procedures that aren't covered by their health plan, it would be too expensive for most of them.

I have no doubt there's probably some very wealthy Canadians, both men and women, who can afford to pay for it out of their own pockets who will get the odd nip and tuck here and there and they most likely go to specialists out of country to get it done.

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Anecdotally, I've known of very few people personally over the course of my life who have had cosmetic surgery done. One woman had breast augmentation done, 3 had breast reduction surgeries.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I think breast augmentation is likely more common than what is being suggested here. (Though probably not as common as it is in the U.S.)

My wife likes to play a game of guessing who in our entourage (friends, sisters-in-law, cousins, etc.) got their "boobs done". I have no idea if she is on the mark or not with her guesses. Keep in mind we have the nicest pool in our entourage so we basically see everyone we know in a bikini a couple of times a year at least.

I've never known anyone who's gotten any cosmetic surgery other than a boob job done.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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There is nothing wrong with cosmetic surgeries I think, as long as it looks somewhat natural. Wanting to look more attractive is a reasonable desire.

Maybe it is a cultural difference to me, but I still don't see the beauty of all those popular pouty lips among white women which 10 meters away you can detect the fakeness, simply because nobody naturally has lips like that.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I wonder if it's more common for Canadian women to not dye their hair and just have their natural hair colour compared to their US counterparts. I did notice a lot more bottle blondes when I was in the US. For me a woman having their natural hair colour is a lot more attractive to me than dyed hair and so that could be a big difference.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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It is their right to be dressed however they prefer, and it is my right to consider them trashy and vulgar. You don't need to wear a perfect evening gown every day, but at least show some respect. How would you think if a guy shows half of its hairy butt and hairy stomach to you every day? That's just gross and low taste in any culture.

Revealing part of you waist is fine, just make sure it is not the wavy fat you are revealing. And showing 80% of the legs (often thicker than mine) with high heels isn't sexy at all. It is desperation for attention.
I believe it. These days women, (as well as men), don't dress well, and it applies in the entire Anglosphere in general... but mainly so in the USA.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Anecdotally, I've known of very few people personally over the course of my life who have had cosmetic surgery done. One woman had breast augmentation done, 3 had breast reduction surgeries.
I do know one woman who had to have breast reduction surgery and it had to be approved first by a medical review board as being essential to her health and quality of life for it to be covered under the BC Medical Plan.

And one of my senior neighbours had breast implants as a gift from her (then) husband who paid for it. She's many years older since having the implants and she regrets it now. Old age, loss of firmness and elasticity, and gravity have taken their toll and caused her own breast tissue to droop and hang down below the implants now. The implants, being higher up on her chest above her breasts now give the impression of 2 huge, hard cysts under the skin on her chest. If she wants to have the implants removed now it will be a more tricky, more painful procedure which will take longer to heal on old skin and she would have to pay for it herself (which she can't afford) because it's not an essential procedure. So the useless implants remain and she has to wear bulky clothing that covers up 4 shapeless lumps on her chest.

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Old 10-05-2015, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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I agree three things make American women less attractive

1) being fat - and the political correctness BS is supposed to tell people being fat can be "beautiful" too. Sorry, no. Fat is not healthy, against human nature and very few people will think fat girls are physically pretty, no matter how you advertise to embrace it. If you have a BMI over 24, you are fat.

2) they way they are dressed. I don't know why so many young American women like to dress in that sloppy or even trashy way as if that's "character". Jeans with holes, dark lips, tattoos, piercing, clothes too short that half of your butt-cheeks are revealed, cheer leader tank tops showing the shape of the nipples, flipflops on the streets, baggy shirts - that's not trendy or cool, that's just trashy. Why don't people realize clean skin and hair and clothes that actually fit and covers property is attractive? The desperate seeking of "character" or "coolness" is ugly.

3) the way they talk. I am repelled by girls who obsessively use the word "like" in every fr**king sentence, or too many rising tones. I simply can't stand it. It is a reflection of bad upbringing. Huge turn-off.

This doesn't apply to American females only. Many Canadians women do just the same.
I went to a new nightclub in Pioneer Square (Seattle) Saturday night and I swear it was obese night or something. literally 9 out of 10 girls there were fat... And there is this new trend that "fat is beautiful" or "BBW" or something, which is really just a euphemism for fat. Fat is not pretty. Maybe a little thickness is good, but some of them are just plain fat and there is no other way of putting it.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I wonder if it's more common for Canadian women to not dye their hair and just have their natural hair colour compared to their US counterparts. I did notice a lot more bottle blondes when I was in the US. For me a woman having their natural hair colour is a lot more attractive to me than dyed hair and so that could be a big difference.
I don't think so. I know very few women who don't dye their hair. I've been various shades of blonde, red and brown.

ETA: the only person I know for a fact who had plastic surgery was someone who had had their nose broken as a child and the parents never had it fixed. As an adult she had a nose job to straighten it out and it was covered under provincial health care. I think there was some underlying issue that made that possible.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I don't think so. I know very few women who don't dye their hair. I've been various shades of blonde, red and brown.

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Yeah, same here. My wife has been dyeing her hair back to her natural black for years. Her family tends to start greying in their early 30s so she'd be all grey by now if she didn't.

My family doesn't go grey for some reason. Both my parents are in their 70s and they have almost no grey.

Quebec BTW is ground zero for weird hair colouring. This is the place where you shouldn't be surprised if your 65-year-old grandma comes back from the salon as a bright redhead.
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