Health and Wellness : Getting plastic

Discussion in 'Black Health and Wellness' started by MsInterpret, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was having a girls night out and my homegirl and her friend were talking and my friend said "We gonna make sure we look good when we get older" and then her friend replied "Yup by the time I'm 45 I'm going to have about 15 plastic surgeries to make sure I stay looking young." WHAAAAAAT?

    I have another homegirl not too long ago talking about how she loves that there is a thing called botox.

    Are they serious?

    I mean, yeah things are going to fall and sag here and there but is a nip and tuck really necessary? And to be planning on it years in advance is what really tripped me out.
     
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    some women want to be forever young. the thought and the idea of getting old is horrific for some. thus explain why some are enhancing breast, butt and so forth. the latest fad is the butt and botox i'm not going to always fake it till i make it.
     
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    about that red button....is this you?
     
  4. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Why are you pressing the red button anyways? Do you like breaking rules?
     
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    dont do it!

    Eat healthy stay active & pray
     
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    I always said that if Mirrors didn't exist women would rule the world.. all
    that time primping and prancing and just like spinning rims, they can't even
    see 'em when they're driving.. ​
     
  7. MimiBelle

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    skuderjaymes

    Yeah...
    ...and how much do men shell out every qtr for their hair plugs, Rogaine, 'penis grow' and Viagra supplements (to name a few), anyway? Let's face it: unless they're in a 'May-December' union, I highly doubt most are poppin 'Stay Hard' capsules for the benefit of their 'dry' and menopausal middle-aged/elderly wives...

    Point is, this really isn't a 'woman' thing.

    ANYWAY --

    Every human being goes through a process when it comes to 'aging and death'. Perfectly natural. Some handle it better than others.
    We have elderly who still haven't come to terms with their declining bodies/abilities, i.e., 'failure to thrive'. Hell, I've worked in a hospital/nursing home/hospice. If I had a nickel for every individual over 70 who told me to lean close in order to whisper, 'Don't get old' in my ear...

    Personally, I'm trying to get used to the idea of wrinkles. The notion that either childbirth or time will likely be the death of my body. *laugh*
    I'm fine with it, though.

    On another note, you spend so much time growing, gaining strength, size, clarity, etc...to do what? Hit a peak and regress right back to the 'infant stage'...smh. WTF? Is there a point to this? It'll take some getting used to but I'll do what I can. It's good that the 'withering' process is so gradual.

    In general, I think it's important for folks to start sorting through things while they're young. That's an important step, imo. Make the most of your youth. Travel. Pursue dreams. Laugh. LIVE. LOVE.
    You'll never get these years back.

    Cause funny thing about aging...?
    When you live long enough, you start 'thinking'. 'Reflecting'...because everything is just another reminder of your mortality. Gray hair, heart troubles, creaky joints, failing vision/hearing, etc...and it drives some people crazy. They don't know how to come to terms with it.

    You think about: Your life thus far...and how much time you have left.
    What you've accomplished...and what you didn't.
    Relationships that you've built...and those that 'might have been'.
    ...and envisioning scenarios as to how differently your life would've turned out if you'd made this or that choice. Or...not.
    I've seen some go through it. IMO, regret, 'unfinished business'...worrying about shoulda/coulda/wouldas and missed opportunities in late adulthood and in the twilight of your life, is a painful thing to endure. You should be content with your decisions, who you are and your place in life.

    ANYWAY --
    'Nuff serious talk. *laugh*
    I'm a regular spa-goer. I need 'peels' -- and 'lash extensions'? Well, it beats a bottle of mascara any day. They last 3-4 weeks. So, I'm really not above 'nip/tucks'. Just depends on the procedure. I'd never let a surgeon 'cut' my face, but...a little 'outpatient 30-60 minute or less' style maintenance around my smile-lines? Well...that may be ok.

    My body? Whatever. I'm not deficient in the vital areas, so...I'll never get anything 'implanted'. However, I'm always down for lipo. *laugh*

    I have a friend who had a tummy tuck and a boob lift after having her 2 babies. I didn't blame her. You can't exercise an 'inside-out' rugae belly, stretch marks and breasts that look like deflated sacs away.

    I just turned 30...and I'm not hiking/running on the treadmill 1 hr day/5-7 days a week and deadlifting/power squatting all over the house for my health (alone), here.
    If I didn't give a d*mn, I'd just vegetate, pack on the pounds, squeeze my big a** into some spandex and dare someone to talk about my 'front-booty'.

    But...I work out, go to the spa, get my lash extensions, get my hair in different styles/colors, buy certain clothes and, if necessary, get nip/tuck for the sake of vanity. I like to look good.
    I plan to have my doc and his nurse on-call.
    ...especially, after I have my baby. They're going to have to med-evac my a** straight from Labor&Delivery...
     
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    What else do you expect from a materialistic and artificial society, it goes deeper than just wanting to keep from looking old.
     
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    People still ride on spinning rims?
     
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    @Mimi..

    women paint their faces before going outside. They paint their faces. And
    it's not like they have to, we'd love them anyway.. The vanity/insecurity of
    women is a fundamental part of the world economy. It's a multi-billion dollar..
    probably Trillion-dollar industry. Women worried about what they look like to
    other people. Do you realize that we could buy a our own country with 10
    years worth of black women vanity spending?? Do ya? huh? and look.. I don't
    even know what hair-plugs are.. My hair costs are a $19.99 Wahl clippers set from Walgreen's... period.
     
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