How Plastic Surgery Changed These People’s Lives

6. A Major Change For Teeth Ekboney00 talks about a significant change in their mouth. They go on to say, “I’ve been wanting to get those invisiliners… Trista - September 8, 2021

6. A Major Change For Teeth

Ekboney00 talks about a significant change in their mouth. They go on to say, “I’ve been wanting to get those invisiliners braces for my teeth. My top teeth are mostly straight, but I have huge gaps in them. When I was a kid, I was told that if I got braces, I would only need one tooth pulled, which is fine. Go ahead and take the one that has a million cavities. I feel like I have such a pretty smile, but I’m very insecure about having such an overbite. I really don’t want to feel insecure anymore.”


“Edit: I find it humorous on a thread about cosmetic alterations; I want to get braces because I don’t like how my teeth stick out at almost a 45-degree angle. People are saying, “Don’t do it, I think you look great!” Also, people, I sucked my thumb because my family life was so terrible I needed that much additional comfort to sleep at night. Every time I consider my smile, I have to consider that as well. Thank you for the compliments, but what matters here is that I am uncomfortable with my smile.” I say, go for it!”. You shouldn’t have to feel insecure like that.


5. A Significant Change That Cost Some Significant Change

Cunnilingonberry talks about her plastic surgery experience, saying, “I had a tummy tuck and breast lift/reduction a little over five years ago. All in all, it cost around $14k US, and I am so happy I did it. I had lost over 100lbs and had a large flap of stomach skin. My breast had gone from a size 44f down to a size 36dd and was very saggy and pointed downward. The surgery gave me body confidence that I had never had, having been overweight since childhood.”

“I was in my mid-20s when I had the surgery, positive I didn’t want any more kids (already had one son when I was 22). However, this summer, I had another son. My muscles in my stomach stayed tight but still allowed my ultimately 8lb baby boy to grow normal and healthy. About a week after birth, my stomach is flat again. I’m also still able to breastfeed, though my breasts are not as lifted as they were post-surgery pre-pregnancy. Whenever someone tells me, they want surgery to fix something that’s causing them distress. I say DO IT. Of course, research your doctors and all necessary due diligence, but ABSOLUTELY DO IT.”


4. An Expensive Treatment

CapitaineKirk received life-changing laser treatments with superb results. She says, “I had scar reduction done with lasers because I somehow ended up with two red raised scars from acne on the middle of my chest, right where a choker would hit. It was super visible and was making me miserable because I felt uncomfortable wearing any kind of top that wasn’t a crew neck! I had them for a few years and had tried Mederma, rubbing them with bio-oil and scar sheets, but nothing was working. Scars never truly go away, but boy, oh boy, did the lasers make a huge difference!”

“Now the scars are flat and white, so no one notices them at all. I think I paid around $2,000 total, and each scar was treated around three times. Sure it was expensive, but now I’m comfortable again in my body, and that is priceless.” Good for this Reddit user! It sounds like they got exactly what they needed from the laser treatments. It’s important to feel comfortable in your skin, and if that means getting plastic surgery or laser treatments in problem areas, then so be it! Plastic surgery isn’t a bad thing unless you go overboard with what you’re changing.


3. Exactly What She Wanted

A deleted Reddit user talks about their experience with plastic surgery. “I had my breasts done when I was 20. Why? I was barely an “A” cup and wanted to look better in clothes, swimsuits, and such. I was always insecure about my teeny “fried eggs.” But, I didn’t want huge ones. Just a solid “B” to “C” cup size; something natural for my height and weight. People considered my cosmetic surgeon an expert in breast enhancement. He did a beautiful job. They look and feel natural and don’t look like the so-called “bolt on’s,” which we all can tell are fake.”

“My boyfriend didn’t even know I’d had them done until eight months into our relationship when he mentioned something about someone’s obvious fake boobs. When I told him, he was shocked.” This Reddit user had an amazing experience with her surgery and feels comfortable with the results. She’s lucky, compared to others with botched results. Something could have gone wrong during her surgery to cause irreparable damage. I’m glad she got the natural-looking results she hoped for. When you make a life-altering change to your appearance, I’m sure you go through a plethora of emotions, but it sounds like she handled it well.


2. Wanting More

No_Ad3198 shares, “My first surgery was in 2013, which was rhinoplasty. I never had a large nose per se, but I just wanted something smaller, delicate, and feminine. The surgeon I went to in my city is known for his nose jobs. I knew I wanted to go to him when I saw a before and after of a patient who had a similar nose to mine, and I loved her after result. I was and still am extremely pleased with how my nose turned out. It suits my face perfectly. At the time of my consultation, he suggested a chin implant, but I didn’t think I needed it. After my nose had healed and the swelling had gone down, my receding chin became more noticeable to me.”

“In 2016, I was living overseas in South America. Before heading back home, I had arranged to have my chin implant done while in Brazil. Again, super happy with the outcome, no complications, and it was a lot cheaper there than prices here in Canada. I feel like my nose and chin made my features more cohesive and attractive. In 2018, I decided to have buccal fat removal. I’ve always had a bit of a rounded face, and I wanted to change that. With this procedure as well, I’m very happy with the outcome. Gives me a nice, defined, chiseled look on my cheekbones. It sounds like I’ve had a lot done, but my results are all very natural. I’m now looking into getting fat transfer for my under eyes and upper cheek area.”


1. An Indescribable Sadness

Gen369Sept says, “I had a botched rhinoplasty 11 months ago. I’ve lived through a lot of pain, but no pain like losing my face. That pain cut deep into my soul in a way I can’t describe. I’ve deleted all social media apps and have decided I will just not take pictures from now on. Being a 27-year-old, recently engaged woman makes this difficult, but I don’t know how else to manage all the sadness I have from this. I just take things day by day and try to focus on the other things in my life. Some days are harder than others. They definitely don’t tell you about the odds that you won’t like your plastic surgery. I tell you what- unless you hate something about yourself, don’t change anything. It’s not worth it. It’s just too risky, despite what social media and celebrity plastic surgery say.”

“Those posts make it look like makeup (I actually explained it to my fiancé that way… just as easy and minimal as makeup), But it’s far more intensive than that, and it absolutely does chip at your identity. My beautiful (but wide) bulbous nose is gone forever. My surgeon gave me a wide, stick-straight sausage nose, and every day I regret my decision. Several times in my darkest hours, I have wondered about stepping away from it all… but my fiancé keeps me here. His gentle heart does not deserve that. Living with the red-hot emotion of regret has been very difficult, though. And I wouldn’t wish that pain on anyone. I would love to learn from other’s experiences about how to move forward.”