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TurtleWA
07-05-2017, 03:59 PM
Not required for medical reasons and you had the money.

Prowler
07-05-2017, 04:02 PM
No. Not a chance. I might not be the most handsome man in the world but at least I'm 100% authentic flesh and bones.

ToTheNines
07-05-2017, 04:08 PM
Only on my penis.

Candy Kappa
07-05-2017, 04:09 PM
I probably would.

Prowler
07-05-2017, 04:10 PM
Only on my penis.
Yeah I could use a smaller one. :tgrin:

CyberCubed
07-05-2017, 05:24 PM
Hell no. All natural.

You want to look like a doll or a mannequin?

ProphetofGanja
07-05-2017, 05:24 PM
I wanna get gemstones embedded in my teeth and my canines sharpened into more distinct points

IndigoErth
07-05-2017, 08:26 PM
Noo... Even if I don't entirely like all my features the way they are, I don't think I could ever get used to it if I changed anything. Would be too weird and doesn't sit well with my distaste for trying to be anything other than who I am.

TurtleWA
07-05-2017, 09:07 PM
Only on my penis.

Yeah I could use a smaller one. :tgrin:

i'm not touching those comments with a ten-foot pole

:tcouch:

IndigoErth
07-05-2017, 10:01 PM
i'm not touching those comments with a ten-foot pole
*automatically reads comment with as much innuendo as it can hold*



Really, 10 feet would be taking the plastic surgery too far.

No one needs to do it from opposite sides of a room.

Wildcat
07-05-2017, 11:41 PM
No.

It's a shame that a lot of celebrities have had plastic surgery who were already beautiful (what are they thinking?) yet people who you'd think could use it don't.

Makes no sense.

MsMarvelDuckie
07-06-2017, 08:48 PM
I might. I can think of a couple of minor things I'd like to fix. If laser eye surgery counts, that is one. I'd love to know what it's like to really SEE without glasses 24/7. Some dental work would be nice too. Would make me feel less uncomfortable about my smile.

IndigoErth
07-06-2017, 09:03 PM
If laser eye surgery counts, that is one. I'd love to know what it's like to really SEE without glasses 24/7.
Not sure I'd count that as plastic surgery since it isn't just some cosmetic thing, but definitely with you on that one.

Cure
07-06-2017, 09:08 PM
Insurance companies consider LASIK to be cosmetic.

IndigoErth
07-06-2017, 09:30 PM
:ohwell: Figures they would. Probably do with anything they can get away with.


Sure, maybe it's someone's vision correction is minor, but after a certain point (say, if maybe you can't drive at all without), come on...

ProactiveMan
07-06-2017, 11:55 PM
Insurance companies consider LASIK to be cosmetic.

Why? It's not. That's like saying a knee reconstruction is cosmetic.

DestronMirage22
07-07-2017, 12:08 AM
Never.
My imperfections identify me as me.

I refuse to get cavity fillings because I don't want something so unnatural on my person, so plastic surgery is a definite no.

Cure
07-07-2017, 12:13 AM
Why? It's not. That's like saying a knee reconstruction is cosmetic.

I dunno, man, ask the insurance companies. But come on, be real. It's not nearly as important as a knee surgery. Glasses and contacts exist.

Never.
My imperfections identify me as me.

I refuse to get cavity fillings because I don't want something so unnatural on my person, so plastic surgery is a definite no.

Enjoy that tooth infection in a few years, you weirdoh.

DestronMirage22
07-07-2017, 12:24 AM
Enjoy that tooth infection in a few years, you weirdoh.

Eh, I've always had bad teeth so what's an infection gonna do? Worse comes to worse, I'll just get the tooth pulled. I can live without it.

Utrommaniac
07-07-2017, 12:25 AM
Yeaaaah, you would want to get a cavity filling. Cavities are no joke and you should not be taking them lightly. I narrowly avoided having a large one and only caught it because my gums were bleeding around it. The worst that could happen from an infection is that you could get sick, and that is not hyperbole. A tooth filling is basically like a knee replacement, if we want to compare that deeply. It's not even remotely cosmetic.

I've actually had three dental surgeries, but they were necessary. Mostly to keep my mouth from getting overfilled, since it's rather small, and it would have cause complications galore, even with braces in the picture.

The last one of course was my wisdom teeth, with no silly anesthesia stories. Just stumbling to the car and dropping into bed when I was able. Then I got an ear infection while I was healing. That sucked.

And again, all were pretty much medically necessary to prevent problems from surfacing.

I've had plenty of ear/mouth infections. They've brought the absolute worst pain I've experienced in my life so far. You don't shrug that off, and you don't tempt fate with it. On top of tooth removal if you really think that's the right path, you still need to take antibiotics and medications first to heal the infection AND the surgery site - with the surgery itself probably being pretty expensive. All while making the dentist very, very annoyed with your disregard for what could have been a much simpler procedure.

TurtleWA
07-07-2017, 12:36 AM
Why? It's not. That's like saying a knee reconstruction is cosmetic.

I'm not so sure insurance companies consider the eye procedure as cosmetic. Just not medically necessary do to the cure being to put on glasses. A knee injury is not so easily cured so requires surgery.

Utrommaniac
07-07-2017, 12:42 AM
Not to mention the fact that a lot of the time, knee replacements are necessary for people like my father; his knee was in awful shape because of his age and the surgery ended up being a little more drastic than expected when they actually got in to do the replacement.

Cure
07-07-2017, 12:49 AM
I'm not so sure insurance companies consider the eye procedure as cosmetic. Just not medically necessary do to the cure being to put on glasses. A knee injury is not so easily cured so requires surgery.

OK, but I just said that they do (https://www.lasik.com/articles/how-much-is-lasik-with-insurance/) consider (https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Lasik-considered-cosmetic-surgery)them cosmetic (http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/does-insurance-cover-costs-refractive-laser-eye-surgery) surgeries. I'm not saying this as a guess; it's from experience.

Andrew NDB
07-07-2017, 12:54 AM
I'd consider eye bag removal way later on. My mom's side seems to have a problem with that and it seems rather simple/not so painful.

TurtleWA
07-07-2017, 12:59 AM
OK, but I just said that they do (https://www.lasik.com/articles/how-much-is-lasik-with-insurance/) consider (https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Lasik-considered-cosmetic-surgery)them cosmetic (http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/does-insurance-cover-costs-refractive-laser-eye-surgery) surgeries. I'm not saying this as a guess; it's from experience.

Oh, alright. Hopefully one day more things like this surgery are covered. :)

Candy Kappa
07-07-2017, 03:38 AM
Oh, with eye correction surgery I would absolutely do that, no doubt. Sadly my eyes have not been stable for it, my mom planned a vacation trip for us both to have laser and just recover on the beach, but since my eye sight keep deteriorate, she went and did it alone :lol:

You eyes should be stable for about 1-2 years, if not the operation won't be effective.

CyberCubed
07-07-2017, 05:30 AM
What about hair transplants or regrowing hair? I notice I'm growing a bit of a bald spot, but I sure as hell am not going to spend $10,000 for some hair transplant. :lol:

I'd rather just shave it all off in the future. Never had a shaved head before myself, but I may have to go that direction within the next 5 years or so.

ProactiveMan
07-07-2017, 06:26 AM
I'm not so sure insurance companies consider the eye procedure as cosmetic. Just not medically necessary do to the cure being to put on glasses. A knee injury is not so easily cured so requires surgery.
Necessary or not, it's not cosmetic; it improves the function of your eyes. Cosmetic suggests something done for aesthetic reasons. The term for this kind of procedure is elective surgery, i.e. you can live without it, and I hate to break it to you, but insurance companies consider knee reconstruction an elective surgery.

Laser eye surgery isn't just for people who don't want to wear glasses. It can be the difference between glasses and blindness, so if you can't get insurance that covers that in your part of the world then your insurance companies smoke pole.

TurtleWA
07-07-2017, 11:19 AM
I wish insurance would cover more preventive measures when folks take care of themselves. So if I purchased "healthy food" the grocery store bills insurance. I would need insurance first though. Haven't had any in years.

IndigoErth
07-07-2017, 11:48 AM
Eh, I've always had bad teeth so what's an infection gonna do? Worse comes to worse, I'll just get the tooth pulled. I can live without it.
Erm... a tooth infection can kill a person.

If the infection spreads or gets into the blood stream, well you go septic or it can go right to the brain and you're done.

Why when I had an abscess behind a fractured tooth (and terrible pain) my dentist had me taking an antibiotic to get rid of it first before he'd even touch that tooth. Pulling it or doing other work (such as the root canal I ended up with) could wind up letting the infection into your bloodstream.



but since my eye sight keep deteriorate, she went and did it alone :lol:
Aw, how could she! :lol:

Like you, I can't for the same reason. I'm glad I used to have a really great eye doctor (prior to his retirement) who told me. The deterioration slowed down years ago, but it hasn't stopped. :ohwell:

Candy Kappa
07-07-2017, 11:50 AM
Don't **** around with bad teeth, that stuff can ruin you. Rotting teeth are no joking matter.

Utrommaniac
07-07-2017, 12:35 PM
Yep. A tooth filling is one of those cases where an artificial extension of the body is literally life-saving. There are times when such things are absolutely necessary and cavities are one of them.

MsMarvelDuckie
07-07-2017, 07:56 PM
I would agree. As for eye surgery, I've been told that even with laser surgery I will never have better than 20/80 or so but I figure that is WAAAY better than the 20/950 or so that it is now. I am literally legally blind without glasses. Last I checked contacts were no longer even an option for my eyes. Not strong enough.

Utrommaniac
07-07-2017, 09:20 PM
Honestly, I'm lucky to be at that point, but I still can barely read anything ten feet away from me in large fonts. And it does get steadily worse with every visit to the optometrist.

I've always needed glasses, but I wasn't good at wearing them consistently until I was in sixth grade. And even then, I needed to wear the kind that didn't have nose pads because it was more comfortable. I can now, though.

Wesley
07-08-2017, 09:30 AM
No way. It would mess me up.

MsMarvelDuckie
07-08-2017, 02:53 PM
How does FIXING something like eyes teeth or whatever (cleft palates come to mind) mess you up?

Utrommaniac
07-08-2017, 03:10 PM
I think he means cosmetic surgery.

Wesley
07-08-2017, 03:12 PM
I think he means cosmetic surgery.

That's what I meant alright.

IndigoErth
07-08-2017, 03:14 PM
Maybe Wesley's already too pretty and shouldn't ruin a good thing. ;) :P



I mean, technically it could mess you up if the job was botched or you're one of those who are obsessive compulsive with plastic surgery and continuing to "fix" things until you make it terrible.


I couldn't imagine doing it though. How do you look in the mirror and, for example, ever get used to a new nose or whatnot? Would just be too weird for me. If born with a defect, okay maybe, but if all is normal already it would be strange.

MsMarvelDuckie
07-08-2017, 03:26 PM
Thats the thing though- even purely cosmetic surgery is intended to "fix" a problem area. Even if it is just a nose job. If someone feels they have something "wrong" like nose too big, it can seriously hurt their self esteem. And then some people have "cosmetic" surgery to fix things like facial burns, or other surface imperfections that cause problems in their lives. Heck even breast implants or reductions can be neccessary for some people.

Wesley
07-09-2017, 11:01 AM
Thats the thing though- even purely cosmetic surgery is intended to "fix" a problem area. Even if it is just a nose job. If someone feels they have something "wrong" like nose too big, it can seriously hurt their self esteem. And then some people have "cosmetic" surgery to fix things like facial burns, or other surface imperfections that cause problems in their lives. Heck even breast implants or reductions can be neccessary for some people.

I agree with that alright. I'm just not a fan of plastic surgery that isn't necessary.

plastroncafe
07-09-2017, 06:10 PM
I think I may already have.
I spent three years in braces in my mid-20s, and have a tattoo.

There's a slight chance I might have some sort of rhinoplasty in the near future, and breast reduction might be on the table as well...depending.