The Allure of “Plastic”
I was out to dinner with a friend the other night and she commented on how her son would need braces sooner than later. It seems that’s the new trend, doing a round of orthodontia early, and a round later, and overall it’s cheaper and easier. She was a bit abashed at the idea of worrying so much over his teeth, his looks, at such a young age.
I hastened to set her at ease.
I GET IT.
My front four teeth are veneers – after two dental surgeries in my youth, a full round of braces, bonding – the works. And the gap in my teeth still came back in adulthood. I spent my whole life trying to make my teeth perfect and in the end, one day in the dentist’s chair with fake teeth *finally* was my magic answer.
Then I leaned in and conspiratorially whispered to her, “…and that’s not my only ‘plastic’ surgery. I also had abreast reduction in 2002.”
My chest size had also been something I struggled with my whole life, and after we decided Declan was to be the “one” for us – we talked to the doctors about lifting the weight off my back – literally. And one major surgery later, with six pounds vanished off my upper regions – I was a NEW WOMAN.
And while I don’t really consider either of these two “fixes” something that will lead me down the path to becoming that crazy plastic surgery addicted cat lady, I can also understand what a slippery slope it is! To wake up and immediately see such amazing results??? It’s temping to think about what ELSE you might want fixed.
Of course, in this economy, it’s not like any of us would run out and throw money away on non-essential things – but what *would* you get fixed if you could? HAVE you had anything fixed, and what was your experience?