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Old 09-02-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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in my town, botox is no different that going for, say, teeth whitening on a lunch break, seriously. Who knows, if i ever get some real crows feet or wringles, i might spring for some botox myself. Not likely, however, i will continue to touch up the few greys that grow in now and again.

Now if someone wants to pay for a front me the monies for a breast lift, i'll take it. I wouldn't mind having perky girls again for old times sake. :d
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: The Triangle
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I don't see anything wrong with Botox or plastic surgery if the person can afford it and it makes them feel better about themselves. It's not like this is anything new. People just need to do their due diligence when choosing a plastic surgeon and what to have done.

I have had Botox done around my eyes to stop the beginnings of crows feet. It works and makes me look and feel better. Win!
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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I don't see anything wrong with Botox or plastic surgery if the person can afford it and it makes them feel better about themselves. It's not like this is anything new. People just need to do their due diligence when choosing a plastic surgeon and what to have done.

I have had Botox done around my eyes to stop the beginnings of crows feet. It works and makes me look and feel better. Win!
"Wrong" is not what I was going for. My point is whether it is an actual improvement. Obviously the people getting it think it's so much better but what about those around you?

Also, another thing I think bears mentioning is that I bet some of the people start out just doing the few wrinkles and end up going too far.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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Well now, I took the OP to mean when people kept having it and looked obviously fake but kept going back for more, like they had an addiction. Although I don't know if I could do Botox. I always thought maybe Botox wouldn't look real, but then how would I know? There must be a ton of people who do it and it works fine, but I wouldn't know because I can't tell.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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Well now, I took the OP to mean when people kept having it and looked obviously fake but kept going back for more, like they had an addiction. Although I don't know if I could do Botox. I always thought maybe Botox wouldn't look real, but then how would I know? There must be a ton of people who do it and it works fine, but I wouldn't know because I can't tell.
If you can tell that someone looks artificial, it's NOT a good job.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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If you can tell that someone looks artificial, it's NOT a good job.
Well.... yeah!
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Well considering we try to tie a woman's self-worth into her beauty. Accomplished women can't escape being rated on their looks and attractiveness. Is it really any wonder that people would do anything to maintain or reclaim their "beauty" and "youth?"

We live in an appearance focused society.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Botox is your friend, that's all I will say.

a really good friend.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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The thing I hate about Botox is the "bat-brow" look. The eyebrows are in an unnatural "V" and it does NOT look attractive; in fact, it can look freaky. Nicole Kidman was the first I noticed with it, back in the 90's. I hadn't heard of Botox and was wondering what the h*** happened to her face. For the latest example of "freaky-looking bat-brow", check out Maria Shriver. I think Katie Couric partook for awhile when she was on CBS News -- thank goodness she seems to have ramped it back.

Also, is it Botox or what is it that causes these people's faces to become so puffy? (e.g., Suzanne Somers, Gary Shandling) Another so-called "enhancement" that is totally NOT attractive.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:03 PM
 
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Personally I would not have this done and I caution others more because of medical complications that I know others have faced with nerve damage and auto immune problems. That being said adults can make their own choice and if it makes them feel better about themselves I guess it is ok but they also have to be willing to take the chance that it wont turn out good or like I said can come with medical complications.
Some people I believe surgery becomes an addiction almost. Some of the Housewives were very pretty I bet before all the botox and surgery but now look so odd and I bet even more odd in person.
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