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Dear Poll: Would You Talk Openly About Having Plastic Surgery?

Patti Stanger of Millionaire Matchmaker fame did it; so did Melissa from this season's The Bachelor. So would you talk publicly about having plastic surgery, too?

While these women owned up to having breast reduction surgery, which some consider more of a medical need than a cosmetic choice, I'm still left wondering why they wanted to world to know such personal information. Perhaps I'm just more of a private person, but tell me ladies, would/do you talk openly about having plastic surgery?


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Allytta Allytta 8 years
i get offended slightly when people ask if i'm wearing coloured contacts (cause my eyes are so blue, and yes, at the time i was wearing colour enhancing contacts, but i don;t want to tell that to my classmates in uni or to my friends' friends that i just met this evening). or when i go out on a date and the guy asks if it's my natural hair colour. DOH. you can see the roots, stupid.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
I find it offensive when people (especially those who I don't know) ask if I've had breast enhancements. I think people feel a sense of entitlement to know everyone else's buisness and that drives me CRAZY!
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
Clarification: I ONLY say it was to resolve some back problems. It's weird to discuss with people like bosses or professors (particularly males). But yeah, I'll talk your ear off about it, really. It's the best thing I've ever done, it completely changed my life, and I'll talk about it to mostly anyone.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I discuss my breast reduction fairly openly. If it were a purely cosmetic surgery, though, I might have a harder time discussing it, but I'm not sure because I've never been in the situation. In this case, if someone is curious about what surgery I had for any reason, I just tell them that it was to relieve some back problems I was having.
lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 8 years
I agree with Lukin I think its rude too. seriously people should just mind their own P & Q . and i dont think people should feel obligated to tell when asked. or attacked for getting it if it was a shallow reason to get it done. I always hated my ears and sometimes think about getting them pulled back and i dont care if people are against it i think it will make me feel more comfortable and confident with it done.
Lukin Lukin 8 years
Just on a side note, I think it's terribly rude to ask someone whether or not they've had work down. I have (naturally) big boobs, and I have had a few people ask me if they're real. It has nothing to do with whether or not a think plastic surgery is right or wrong; I think it's in VERY poor taste to ask someone such a personal question. If someone had a scar on their face, I certainly wouldn't ask them, "Hey!!! Where'd that come from?!?!"
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
I'd probably talk about it. I wouldn't open with that, like someone else mentioned, that's be ridiculous but if it came up I'd talk about it. I can be an open person but I don't like to put my life on stage all that often if I'm not comfortable.
brielleblonde brielleblonde 8 years
yeah i probably wouldn't tell, unless someone asked. every woman on BOTH sides of my family (aunts, cousins, grandma and mom) have gotten breast reduction surgery. i'm the only one who doesn't need 'em..
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Well, I don't think I would have plastic surgery, so this question is a non-issue for me. I'm content with my physical appearance as far as that goes.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
i haven't had any plastic surgeries (yet) but i don't think there's anything shameful about it.. however, i also don't see the purpose of announcing it everywhere. If people ask, don't be ashamed -- but why do people ask?? I think a number of the "au naturelle" crowd feel morally superior about opposing the knife.. if their friend looks great and they learn it's because of a cosmetic procedure, they're less impressed. It's stupid really
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I just don't I will even get plastic surgery. Never say never tho because who knows how I will change, but I do not think I would want to risk my life for beauty. I would rather age gracefully and naturally.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
I would say if it's a breast reduction for medical reasons, there's no reason to hide the surgery. And, with implants, most people can tell when a woman's chest is fake or enhanced so you may as well come out and say it. If I got plastic surgery on my face I think I'd be pretty private about that, unless it was to correct a medical issue or malformation.
hottpink hottpink 8 years
I got breast implants about 4 years ago and I have no problem telling people of they ask. I'm comfortable with my decision to have the surgery so I am comfortable with talking about it. I guess I'm just not private of a person.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
If asked, I would tell. I don't think it really matters. You shouldn't be ashamed of what you did, and try to walk around being like "yeah, I'm 5'1, 90 lbs, and naturally have F-cup boobs" when I had a boob job, or "yeah, I know I was flabby before, but it's been 2 days and I got rid of it by doing yoga". when I got liposuction.
Anne26 Anne26 8 years
I got implants and unfortunately when you go and where a bikini it is very obvious so u either dont talk about and it and let people see them or if they ask you say that you did have work done. It just depends really.
Belle1031 Belle1031 8 years
If I ever got plastic surgery it would be a breast reduction as well but thats not something anyone besides my family and bf (since he would see scar) would know. Im not opposed to sharing if its asked, otherwise I'll keep my mouth shut. :p
margokhal margokhal 8 years
It depends on what I had done and why I did it. Medical reasons? Sure, I'll share. It's a legit medical issue; my quality and quantity of life would have been reduced if I didn't have it. If it's for cosmetic reasons, and they're not therapeutic or restorative [prosthetics, rhinoplasty for breathing troubles, etc.], then I probably wouldn't share. It just comes across as vain.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I'm going to assume these women were quite heavy on top and got the reduction to relieve back strain, this is why my sister got it done as will I after I am done nursing my next baby. Otherwise I wouldn't see why you would get a reduction from a C to an A.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Yeah I don't know if I would go on tv and tell everyone, except maybe now they are really happy and proud of their new looks and just wanted to let everyone know.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I should add though that I reserve the right to change my mind on this as I am human and my opinions change.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I would never have any type of surgery like that unless it was for a medical reason. I don't agree with it. It's dangerous to go under for anything, so why do it for a purly vein reason.
Lukin Lukin 8 years
I wouldn't have many issues sharing that information with my family and friends (who would obviously know the difference anyways), but people I just meet don't need to know, "Hi, my name is ____ and I just had my boobs done."
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