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“Remember our job is very physical so don’t treat your implants as if they are work tools. I used to crush beer cans between them, do pole work. Something foreign needs to be looked after very carefully and proper healing time and sanitary environments are so important.”

“I had a nose job which was minor to take a little fat off the sides of my nose. This made me feel great. My nose became a bit more feminine.”

“I had a crooked scar on my chin from an animal bite. I went to a plastic surgeon and all he did was take a crooked scar, cut it open and transform it into a straight scar. Good thing I didn’t have to pay or I would have been very disappointed with the results.”

I had saline in my breasts the first two times, now I have silicone. It is firmer but it gets COLD! My breasts get ice cold if exposed, like swimming in cold water then sitting in a cold bathing suit. This NEVER happened with salt water bags. Weird!”

The most important things to know before getting plastic surgery are:

  1. Why do I want plastic surgery? And,
  2. Who is the best doctor to perform my surgery?

If you think plastic surgery will “make you better” or “make you perfect” or “make someone love you”, you are wrong. You will still be the person you were before the surgery.

Examine the pros and cons of the surgery so you can make an informed and confident decision. Make sure you are doing this for you, not for someone else in your life or your job.

One contributor reported some negatives to getting breast implants. She said: “Although the stereotype is changing, many people still see big breasts as bimbo-type personalities. To predators you might stand out more as a target. You may be spoken down to often. You might learn (the hard way) if your family really loves you and if your friends are truly your friends. If you tell people you have implants, you might be opening the door for drama. You may cease to simply be yourself. You may find you are reduced to the ‘girl with big tits.’”

Be sure to research doctors carefully. Check out plastic surgeons’ web sites and view the before and after photos in their portfolio. Ask other workers for the names of their doctors and recommendations. Be aware that getting breast augmentation or reduction may impede your ability to breastfeed.

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